Shaun Van Der Merwe

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Apple’s New Plan: “If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em”

Something interesting jumped out at me this morning as I was rummaging through The Wall Street Journal trying to determine the difference between …

Fake News

Google Chromebook Pixel Laptop: a $1,300 Web Browser!

What is Google thinking? Comparing the Chromebook Pixel laptop with a 13″ MacBook Air is just insane, if not plain stupid and misleading.<p>Yes, the latest 12.85″ Chromebook is thin (0.64″ vs. 0.68″), has an aluminum body and a backlit keyboard. But that’s pretty much where the resemblance ends. …

Pancake Day: 10 things you didn't know about pancakes

<b>1:</b> The largest pancake in the world was cooked up in Rochdale in 1994, weighing in at 6,614 lbs (that's three tonnes!) and measuring 49 ft and 3in long.<p><b>2:</b> If you feel guilty about using readymade pancake mix, don't worry - people have been doing it forever. Aunt Jemimas was invented in St Joseph, …

Breakfast

Little Caesars will sell pizza with a crust made out of 3.5 feet of bacon

The "Bacon Wrapped Crust Deep! Deep! Dish" pizza will be available starting Feb. 23, the company said in a news release.<p>The company uses 3.5 feet of bacon to construct the crust.<p>The deep dish pizza is wrapped in bacon, then topped with pepperoni, cheese, and more bacon.<p>It costs just $12.<p>"We are the …

Little Caesars

10 incredible dishes you should try in Brazil

When most people think of Brazilian food, they think of honking skewers of meat from a Churrascaria. But Brazilian cuisine is much more varied than that. Sure, there's enough meat that carnivores will be satiated, but there's also an incredible array of exotic fruits and vegetables from the Amazon, …

Brazil