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I switched to the iPhone X after years on Android — and I have no regrets

<i>Update: This article and headline have been updated to correct a reference to the Motorola Razr being an Android phone. That phone predated Android by four years.</i><p>I have long been a faithful Android user, shuttling through the HTC Desire, the Samsung Galaxy S3, a Moto G and, most recently, a Huawei …

Mobile Technology

Unraveling the Legend of Polybius, the Most Dangerous Video Game of the 1980s

For several decades, a creepy urban legend has circulated in the darker corners of online forums devoted to vintage video games. The tale goes that …

Lake Superior

7 Smoothies That Will Give You an Energy Boost — Recipes from The Kitchn

Low-energy bouts are a reality we all face and are constantly battling, due to our busy schedules. While a piece of chocolate or a shot of espresso …

Food

Here's The Difference Between A $200 Transmission And A $20,000 Transmission

You know how race cars make that satisfying <i>clunk</i> as they go into gear? How they whine as they fly by? Well, now you’re gonna see and understand …

Ford Fiesta

These Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Magical

Here’s a common baking conundrum: You want to bake brownies, but you dread the temptation of eating the entire batch. Oh, and one other thing: You don’t want to share.<p>We’ve found a healthy compromise.<p>In case you didn’t know, Ella Mills is the queen of healthy brownies. She’s the face of the popular …

Dessert

Watch A Train Obliterate A Semi Stuck On The Tracks

We all have that friend who is into boring stuff like bird watching or stamps. Usually you want to run screaming into traffic when they say “hey let …

Trains

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Rowing

Classic Comfort Dishes You'll See On Every Southern Funeral Spread

Pass the chicken, pass the pie<p>At first glance, a Southern funeral spread looks part special holiday feast, part celebratory potluck. The impressive …

Cooking

Nigel Slater’s sausage and beans toad in the hole

The recipe<p>Set the oven at 240C/gas mark 9. Fry 4 Cumberland or herby breakfast sausages in 3 tbsp of oil or lard until evenly golden brown. Make life easier for yourself by using a pan, about 22cm in diameter, that will later go in the oven.<p>Remove the sausages from the pan and slice into thick …

Sausages

25 Romantic Recipes to Make for Someone You Love (Including Yourself) — Recipes from The Kitchn

Skip the fuss of making a fancy dinner reservation this weekend and spend the night in making a delicious meal for the ones you love.Whether it's …

Cooking

Cauliflower cheese gratin

Yield4<p>Waitrose<p>INGREDIENTS<p>1 large cauliflower, broken into similar-sized florets<br>• 40g essential Waitrose Dairy Butter<br>• 40g plain flour<br>• 500ml whole milk<br>• 1 …

Cheese

18 Fast, Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Mustard, Avocado, and Dill on a Whole-Wheat Muffin With Boiled Egg<p>Everything's better with avocado on top—including a warm and toasty whole-wheat …

Healthy Eating

14 best American whiskies

The vastness of America, both in terms of geography and its taste for whiskey, means that there is a great, diverse array of spirits available. So, …

Whiskey

You Can Make These Oatmeal Protein Cookies In 20 Minutes Flat

These oatmeal cookies use Greek yogurt and protein powder to balance out the sweet stuff.<p>Switch up your go-to snack with these blueberry lemon …

Tom Kitchin’s recipe for peppered fillet steaks

This is a classic, a dish that will never go out of fashion. If you’re looking for a treat or to impress someone, this is at the top of my list. Whenever I make this recipe, I look forward to the moment when the steaks are returned to the pan to be covered in sauce. At that point, I just know how …

Whole Grain

The Best Monday Meals

Good morning! The kids have been listening to the “Falsettos” soundtrack, Bluetoothing it onto the kitchen radio over and over, Trina singing “Jason’s Therapy”:<p><i>Chop chop chop chop chop</i><i><br>I chopped it</i><i><br>It’s a gourmet version of chicken Marengo</i><p>And of course that’s an earwig, and now all I want to make is …

Food Preservation

Macaroni and Cheese with Mustard and Worcestershire

Makes 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 pound small elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)<p>2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter<p>2 1/2 cups (packed) grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (10 ounces)<p>2 5-ounce cans evaporated milk<p>3 large eggs<p>1 tablespoon prepared mustard<p>1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce<p>1/8 teaspoon cayenne …

Pasta

How To: This Samsung Galaxy Dialer Code Lets You Test Each Sensor on Your Phone

With the S9 and S9+ upon us, you maybe wondering if it's time to retire your aging Galaxy and either sell it or do a trade-in to get Samsung's latest …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

A Visual History of the Toyota Supra: Glorified Celica to Fastly Furious Movie Star

Chevrolet Corvette

Garlic Parm Fries Are the Weeknight Side Dinner Deserves

Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven into thirds and heat to 425°F. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Prepare …

French Fries

The reinvention of syrah

Tesco Finest Hawkes Bay Syrah, New Zealand 2016 (£10) Why do some winemakers put syrah on the label and others shiraz when the two names refer to the same grape variety? Like most things in wine, it’s a decision that can be driven by aesthetics, marketing, or a bit of both. Roughly speaking, syrah …

Western Cape

Welsh rarebit and ham hock macaroni cheese - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>400g macaroni<br>• Glug olive oil for the cooked pasta<br>• 100g butter<br>• 100g plain flour<br>• 2 tbsp English mustard powder<br>• 200ml ale<br>• 1.3 litres whole milk<br>• 3 …

Why the B-52 bomber will fly for 100 years

The Air Force just can't let go of the B-52.<p>In the world of heavy bombers, none has prevailed as long as the B-52 Stratofortress. The Cold Warrior joined the U.S. arsenal in 1954, eventually becoming part of a nuclear triad that, along with strategic missiles and submarines, was aimed at giving the …

Braised Lamb Shanks with Parmesan-Chive Grits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle lamb with 2 ½ teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. …

Country Lifestyle

Creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

If you like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate then this recipe is perfect for you! This chocolate peanut butter pie is so rich, creamy, …

Dessert

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

When we first discovered melting potatoes, we weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety …

Fried Pickle Chips Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Roundhouse-Kick Sauce: Stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Sriracha, Worcestershire sauce, …

Country Lifestyle

22 Quick Weeknight Meals You Can Make With Shrimp

Anybody who knows me knows I love seafood—it's easy to prepare, quick to cook, and almost always delicious, whether you're pan-roasting salmon or …

Seafood

Jack and Coke Sheet Cake

A decadent but easy-to-make dessert combines two Southern classics<p>This rich chocolate cake is included in the new cookbook, <b>The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist</b>. Coke helps make it moist, and a toot of Tennessee’s Jack Daniel’s sour mash whiskey helps even more.<p>Ingredients<p>For …

Dessert