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Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ

Hear the 10 Best Albums of the 1960s as Selected by Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson, the writer who gave vivid, inimitable form to "gonzo journalism," honed his literary chops the hard way, using rigorous …

Hunter S. Thompson

Is Google is tracking you? Find out here

With location reporting, Google can track your whereabouts, which you may find useful, interesting or invasive. Learn how to check if Google is tracking you and how to stop it if it is.<p>I had location history enabled for Google Maps and didn't know it. I found it interesting to see which spots …

Maps

Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Monstrously Expensive To Produce

When Samsung announced the S6 and S6 Edge a while ago a lot of us were surprised that the company didn’t push the Edge model more. But the reality was that this device was more complicated to build and generated less profit for the firm than its “flat” S6 varient. Now Samsung has got rid of the …

Mobile

If You Have These Vinyl Records In Your Collection, You Could Be Quids In

In the current age of listening to music digitally, it's a sad but true fact that for many people, spinning vinyls on a record player is little more …

David Bowie

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

Apps

Hackers can now attack your smart TVs by tapping over-the-air signals

As we add more connected devices to our homes, it seems like we’re increasingly at risk of being hacked through our doorbells and thermostats. You can now add smart TVs to the list of vulnerable devices – only this time around, turning off your internet connection won’t save you.<p>Security consultant …

North America

The Definitive Guide to Ramen

The ramen scene has never been more popular. Join us on a complete tour of the dish's history, ingredients, variety of styles and, of course, wine …

Japan

The Chocolate Mousse It Took Patricia Wells a Lifetime to Perfect

You’d think by her fifteenth cookbook, Patricia Wells might start phoning it in a little bit.<p>The American-born food writer has lived in France for …

Dessert

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

Ambient Music

Cheese toastie doughnuts are here to take tomato soup to another level

Here’s a glorious food mashup that we never imagined, but now desperately need to put in our faces: a cheese toastie doughnut.<p>Let us explain.<p>A cheese …

Nautical horror game 'Sunless Sea' heads to iPad

Aquatic RPG <i>Sunless Sea</i> has been a big win for British indie developer Failbetter Games. The well-reviewed game has sold half a million copies since its 2015 PC release, and soon, iPad users will be able to get in on the Victorian Gothic adventure. Not long after sequel <i>Sunless Skies</i> very quickly …

Resistance Radio: Darkly Reimagining The '60s Sound

There's a new and fascinating collection of songs coming, envisioned and produced by Sam Cohen and Brian Burton (the latter whom you may know better as Danger Mouse). The 18-song record, <i>Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album</i>, is inspired by the original Amazon Studios series The Man In …

Drums

What Is a Populist?

And is Donald Trump one?<p>Why does Donald Trump exaggerate the size of his inauguration crowd, brag about his election win in conversations with world leaders, and claim without evidence that voter fraud may have cost him the popular vote? Why does he dismiss protesters who oppose him as “paid …

Political Science

Recipe: An Iranian Omelette That’s Both Sweet and Savory

Iranians have a sweet tooth. My mother — who was born in Iran but immigrated after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 — doesn’t put sugar in her tea; she puts sugar cubes in her mouth and lets them melt on her tongue as she sips the hot, dark <i>chai</i>. Iranian desserts are literally drenched in sugar and …

Breakfast

Cooking Column: Baked potato chips | The Crimson White

I love chips, but only really baked ones. I find traditional potato chips too greasy and, let’s be honest, no matter what kind of chips you buy, the …

The Best-Looking Slow Cookers You'll Ever See

We adore our slow cookers. We love how they keep our winter cocktails warm. We appreciate how they can easily make a great chili, but also know how to whip up dessert. The only thing we don’t love is what an eyesore they can be on our kitchen counters.<p>Because the slow cooker is so handy this time …

Cooking

Snowden's preferred email provider, Lavabit, has been resurrected

Lavabit, the encrypted email provider Edward Snowden favored, has risen from the ashes with more security features than before. If you'll recall, company chief Ladar Levison shut it down in 2013 instead of complying with the government's demand to hand over its SSL encryption key. Authorities …

Best local multiplayer games of 2016

Because Mario Party isn’t enough to ruin your friendships<p>2016 saw a slew of great online multiplayer games like <i>Overwatch</i>, <i>Titanfall 2</i> and <i>Battlefield 1</i>. But this year's offline, local multiplayer games are the real unsung heroes. Sure, it may be easier to just wear a headset and play with friends …

Gearbox Develops Kickstarter Funded Innovative Turntable

Gearbox Records, best known as a mastering studio equipped with a vintage tube-based cutting system, announces an innovative new turntable with …

Audiophile

The Most-Pinned Healthy Recipe Of 2016 Is Something You Should Cook Tonight

The people of Pinterest have spoken, and the most beloved healthy recipe of 2016 is all about tasty chicken and avocado. The most-pinned healthy …

Food

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Faraday Future takes on Tesla at CES with FF 91, the electric car that can learn

It has F1 acceleration and a ‘driverless valet’ system but concerns persist the sedan may never go into production<p>Electric car company Faraday Future unveiled “a new species” of car in Las Vegas on Tuesday night: an electric sedan that will have the acceleration of a Formula One car and the ability …

Electric Vehicles

Logitech's G533 Wireless is a PC gamer's dream headset

The most pleasant surprise of CES so far<p>The standard of sound quality among gaming headsets is frankly atrocious. Whether it was Razer, SteelSeries, Corsair, or any other PC-gamer-serving peripherals company — I’ve tried every brand and variety — all you could expect in the past was mediocre sound, …

Consumer Tech

Web design trends we can expect to see in 2017

Perhaps a different type of web design trend is the increased use of hand drawn elements. These elements include fonts, icons, graphics, buttons and other elements that bring a nice unique touch to websites.<p>Websites have never been a medium that most would associate with drawing out, but the …

Top 40 Hip Hop Albums 1999

1. Mos Def - Black On Both Sides<p><i>“You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add / It’s mathematics” (Mathematics)</i><p>Mos Def’s masterpiece. Mos …

Any.do is adding a smart assistant to your to-do list

Plus a calendar and real-time sync<p>Any.do is releasing a powerful new version of its popular to-do app. Available first on iOS and coming soon to Android, it brings the two features that CEO Omer Perchik says were most requested from its users: an integrated calendar and real-time sync. But Perchik …

Apps

Red Wine Grilled Cheese Exists Because Dreams Really Do Come True

This is officially the best wine-and-cheese pairing we've ever seen.<p>Whatever kind of day you're having, we're about to make it better with a recipe so good, you'll forget about everything else going on in the world.<p>Feast your eyes on red wine grilled cheese. Yes, the heavens have opened up and …