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Fallout 4: how to build the perfect settlement

Surviving in the post-apocalyptic wasteland is no longer enough – you also need a nice place to live. We can help you build it<p>In a lot of ways Fallout 4 feels very familiar to its predecessor – you’re still wandering a ruined US shooting mutants and collecting stuff. However, one significant …

Time I

Jar Jar Binks Goes Head-To-Head With A Blender

There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve seen at least one of the Blendtec YouTube channel’s “Will It Blend?” videos, in which various items are …

A Star Wars Prequel Trilogy Trailer, In The Style of The Force Awakens

Here’s proof from YouTuber Max Nicholson that some good music and editing can even make <i>Episode I</i>, <i>II</i> and <i>III</i> look good.<p>One thing that always bugged me …

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy

Fightings zombies with Zero Latency is virtual reality gaming at its best

If you've ever wondered how you'd act in a real-life zombie apocalypse, Zero Latency will let you — happily or unhappily — find out.<p>The …

Army’s first shoulder-fired “smart weapon” close to final test | Ars Technica

"Anti-defilade" XM25 lets soldiers set range for shells to blow up beyond cover.<p>Early next year, the US Army will begin acceptance testing of a …

Military

Military looks to upgrade its “tactical biometrics” with Identity Dominance System 2 | Ars Technica

Navy and Marine Corps seek upgrade for gear SEALS may have used to identify Bin Laden.<p>The Navy and Marine Corps are looking to upgrade biometric …

Military

Still better than Spider-Man 3

BlazePress — Remove cat before flying.

Hotspot Shield's New Web Extensions Get You Around Geographic Content Blocks

Chrome/Firefox: Hotspot Shield, a VPN we’ve highlighted before, just unveiled a pair of proxy browser extensions, complete with the option to set …

Watch Eighties Glam Metal Band Stryper Win Over Super Conservative Aussie Reverend Fred Nile

Stryper: killing the conservatives with kindness.<p>You may be familiar with the Reverend Fred Nile as the anti-Muslim, anti-progressive, openly homophobic leader of the Christian Democratic Party, and an all all-round gross guy. He’s also against head banging.<p>That's why it's nice to see him so …

Democratic Party

Optimus Prime cake is actually a Transformer

When Russell Munro’s son asked for a “Transformer cake” for this sixth birthday I’m not sure he expected this. The resulting project was a team …

Scarcely cool skull octopus jug

This feels like something out of a Lovecraft story. The weary investigator reaches for the neck of the jug, scolding himself for stealing a drink but …

How to Make Matcha, Japanese Green Tea, Step by Step

The ritual of making this fine-powdered green tea is a calming way to get your caffeine fix. Here's how to do it, with step-by-step instructions<p><b>Matcha</b>: The Japanese green tea that packs a considerable amount of caffeine <i>and</i> offers a calming sense of ritual. You don't steep this tea—it's <i>gyokuro</i> green …

Tea

This Video Explains Four Scientific Ways to Stay Awake Without Caffeine

When your day is starting to drag, and you don’t want to drink any more coffee, there’s still a few things you can do to help you stay awake. This …

The 15-Minute Method to Writing an Unforgettable Elevator Speech

Let’s start by getting one thing straight: Elevator speeches aren’t just for riding elevators anymore. And they’re not just for CEOs like me trying …

If Star Wars Took Place in Northern England

The <i>Star Wars</i> movies are filmed at Pinewood Studios in England, but take place in a galaxy far, far away. Imagine if they took place in the U.K. and …

Movies

Choose to Infuse: How to Make Your Own Wine, Fruit Vinegar, and More

<i>When summer comes around, we try to find ways to make it last forever. So every day this week, we'll bring you a new guide to preserving the season's best herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Today: How to infuse everything from booze to honey.</i><p>Canning not your jam? There’s another awesome—dare we say …

Cherries

Looking back at Michael Crichton's Runaway

Late 1984 saw two killer robot movies make their debut in US cinemas. You've probably heard of the first one, released in October: <i>The Terminator,</i> the …

Jurassic Park

Review: Windows 10 is the best version yet—once the bugs get fixed | Ars Technica

Your very own personal assistant, a better browser... and something called the Start menu.<p>I'm more conflicted about Windows 10 than I have been about …

Say Hello to Paintbrush & Screwdriver! {DIY Glass Mosaic Tile Tray Tutorial & a Giveaway}

<i>Good morning, all! I am so excited to be introducing you to my February Apple of My Eye sponsor (that would be my in-post ad, in case you are curious</i> …

Star Wars: new videos detail changes to Original Trilogy

It's news to nobody that the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy is impossible to (legally) get hold of right now. Whilst there have been rumours that Disney …

50 forgotten sci-fi films from the 1990s

<i>Since this is a particularly lengthy top 50 list, we've made an exception to our usual "one article, one page" rule in order to speed up loading</i> …

“Tater Tots” with Spicy Mayonnaise

6 Servings<p>No disrespect to the frozen tots these are based on, but making your own is way more fun than opening a bag (and they taste better, too).<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>spicy mayonnaise<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1 teaspoon adobo sauce from canned chipotles in adobo<p>1 teaspoon gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)<p>¼ …

Eggs

New Skyrim Mod Is Basically A Skyrim Expansion

<i>Skyrim</i> mods, they’re the gift that keeps on giving. Years after the fantasy RPG kingpin came out, we’re seeing stuff that’s practically …

The Elder Scrolls

38 Borderline Genius Ways To Organize Your Garage

Make your car proud to park there.

Shoeless Joe

4 Servings<p>Cherry cola with a kick. Is it wrong to have this for breakfast? Oh, well.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>BLACK CHERRY SIMPLE SYRUP<p>2/3 cup unsweetened 100% black cherry juice<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>COCKTAIL<p>4 oz. Black Cherry Simple Syrup<p>4 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>1 12-oz. can club soda<p>1 12-oz. can cola<p>4 …

Cocktails

14 of London’s best geek pub nights that all puzzle nerds, book worms and games buffs should try

From gamer to puzzle lover, egghead to book worm, there’s a pub in London to suit your every whim. Here are 14 top London pubs for you to get your …

Food

Deck Tech: Shota Yasooka's Raptor Ascendency