Brook Baker

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Taste Beyond The Tongue

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Physics

Ultra-Low Cost Carriers Are Breeding a New Kind of Passenger Hate

When the delay on his 90-minute flight stretched past the four-hour mark, David Rankin started tweeting to Spirit Airlines as he and other passengers …

Flying

How Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Shocked Their Wedding Guests: 'They Were Told It Was a Birthday Party'

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux just gave a master class in hiding in plain sight.<p>The couple, who exchanged vows in front of more than 70 family …

Northern California Coast Guard crew seizes $181 million in cocaine

A U.S. Coast Guard crew based in Northern California has seized more than six tons of cocaine worth an estimated $181 million from a partially submerged vessel in the Pacific Ocean, the agency announced Thursday.<p>The July 18 bust occurred in international waters 200 miles off the coast of Central …

Greek exit from euro "could be temporary", says Germany

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble affirms hard line, says EU "protected" from contagion from collapse of Greek banks<p>Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has suggested that Greece's looming exit from the euro could be “temporary”.<p>Reaffirming Germany’s hard-line stance on the Greek …

New footage of Taiwan crash reveals how the plane barely missed buildings

Dramatic new footage has emerged of the moment a Transasia plane crashed in Taiwan.<p>Surveillance tape on a 21-storey building near the Keelung river shows the aircraft plunging sharply minutes after taking off from Taipei Songshan Airport, missing buildings by less than a metre.<p>Fifteen people …

11 Crazy-Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails

Here are 11 super-easy Thanksgiving cocktails that you can make in no time.<p>Between roasting a turkey, mashing potatoes, making gravy and generally …

Apple-backed patent consortium settles lawsuit with Google

The patent-holding consortium Rockstar — which includes Apple among its members, alongside Microsoft, BlackBerry and others — has reached a settlement with Google.<p>In a lawsuit filed last October, Rockstar alleged that Google was infringing on 7 different search-related patents, which had been …

Trunkster's No-Zipper Suitcase Has A Surprise Feature You Have To See

Looking for a sleeker, more efficient suitcase? Check out Trunkster.<p>The company, which makes zipper-free luggage with "intelligent features," launched a Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday and far surpassed its goal of $50,000. As of Thursday afternoon, Trunkster had raised over $120,000. Once you see …

50 Trips Everyone Should Take In The US

Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or waiting for Old Faithful to erupt in Yellowstone National Park, the United States is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the east coast to the west and everywhere in between, we've found 50 trips everyone should …

Jennifer Lawrence 'Basically Has a Penis,' According to Elizabeth Banks

Katniss Everdeen and Effie Trinket might be an unlikely duo, but Jennifer Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks sure make an adorable pair IRL—not to mention hilarious. In the midst of all the premieres, appearances, and press madness surrounding <i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1</i>, Banks turned the tables a …

People-powered and crowd-funded: The hit Jolla Tablet is back for more on Indiegogo

In late 2014, Jolla proudly showed the next stage in the company’s development: The Jolla Tablet. Rather than create a sequel to its niche …

Majority of Americans Are Still Against Using Knee Defenders on Airline Flights

As airlines pack more people onto planes, travelers are saying no to fellow passengers using gadgets like the Knee Defender to keep others from …

Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?

Something has Redmond spooked<p>"It’s pretty much a brick," says <i>Pawn Stars</i>’ Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn’t want you buying this thing.<p>But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google’s oft-ridiculed web-only …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Netflix Q2 2013 earnings show solid growth in revenue, a bit light on subscribers

Netflix said today that the web's top video-rental service generated revenue of $1.07 billion, and added 630,000 new domestic streaming subscribers during the company's second quarter.<p>Netflix also reported that for the quarter ended June 30, net income was $29 million or 51 cents per share. During …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Hiking

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/05/07/the-reserve-at-al-barari/ The Reserve at Al Barari

The 9 Indie Films You Must See This July

July is about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, and not just if you’re into superheroes and sequels. As an extension of our recent summer …

STAR WARS Producer to Develop Sci-Fi Film R'HA

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/04/11/a-total-remodel-in-los-altos-by-weaver-design-group/ A Total Remodel in Los Altos by Weaver Design Group

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Xbox One’s used game fiasco plays with fire, flirts with pirates

Used games or not used games – for Microsoft, the rest of the games industry and millions of gamers, that is the question.<p>Controversy and confusion erupted last week after the company finally took the wraps off its next-generation console, the Xbox One. During its press event, Microsoft didn't …

Sony May Make A-Mounts Fully Mirrorless in 2014, Working on a A-E Hybrid As Well

A few weeks ago, we reported that Sony may be in the process of dropping its unique pellicle mirror SLT technology. The rumor claimed that the …

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Brinno Announces the World’s First HDR Time-Lapse Video Camera

When it comes to creating quality time-lapse videos, many photographers relish having a serious amount of control over their result. But if you’re …

Daughter Covers Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” - The Fox Is Black

The hype for Daft Punk’s upcoming album Random Access Memory is kind of getting ridiculous at this point. I took a listen to the album yesterday and …