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Weather The Weather On iOS With Yahoo Weather, Dark Sky And Wunderground

Summer is long gone and Fall is fleeting. Winter is coming and it’s time to up your mobile weather game so that you know exactly what’s going to hit you and when.<p>When I first started tracking weather on my iPhone, it became quickly apparent that the native Weather app, while pretty, wasn’t really …

The Shakerato: Learn how to make this frothy espresso drink at home

Learn how to make this frothy, iced espresso drink<p>Meet your new favorite chilled coffee drink: the Shakerato, our twist on the Italian …

Stop Being Intimidated by Wine, America

We've put wine on a pedestal for way too long. It's time to make it fun (and accessible, and not scary) again.<p>America, we have a wine problem. No, this isn’t <i>that</i> kind of intervention.<p>When was the last time you felt embarrassed and clueless when ordering juice, ice cream, or smoothies? Now, how …

Six Strange Things That Have Been Happening in Financial Markets

"May you live in interesting times" is sometimes said to be an ancient Chinese curse.<p>Interesting things have certainly been happening in the …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

This Sleek Startup Airplane Is the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie

The canard is back.<p>There's a new black bird on the horizon. This is the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie, a new five-seat canard-style aircraft for the refined aviating millionaire. The single engine piston airplane will top out at 260 knots (300 miles per hour) thanks to its 350 horsepower, with a range of …

The Xbox Elite Controller Looks Great, So We Took A Crap Ton Of Pictures

This is Xbox’s $150 Elite controller. $150! Sounds crazy, right? I thought so too when Microsoft alerted the world of its existence. But yeah, I was …

This New Bell Helmet Is The Most Important Street Helmet In The Past 50 Years

Bell announced a new helmet called the Pro Star and it is, without a doubt, the most important development in the last 50 years. This helmet doesn’t …

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Geoff Marcy Was a Serial Sexual Harasser for at Least Twenty Years

Hey, remember that dickwad astronomer who was found guilty of sexually harassing a bunch of women over the course of a decade at Berkeley before …

How People Actually Fought With Swords

From <i>Gladiator</i> to <i>Braveheart</i>, most historical fiction about fighting with swords is kinda <i>wrong</i>, influenced more by performance art than how people …

Dancing in the dark with the new, improved Apple TV

Last year's Apple TVs were a lot of things. Streaming boxes. Keynote-watching tools. Must-haves for Airbnb hosts. Most importantly, though, they were Trojan horses for Apple's content, means for Cupertino to worm its way into the heart of your living room. While the Apple TVs of the past were more …

TiVo Bolt review: Getting smaller and faster has a price

TiVo has been in the DVR game for the better part of two decades, and even in the slow-paced TV world, that's enough time to see lots of change. Surprisingly, with the introduction of its Bolt DVR (excuse me: Unified Entertainment System) TiVo grabbed a feature from one of its oldest competitors in …

Xbox One Elite controller review: A better gamepad at a steep price

Is a gamepad worth $150? That's the question Microsoft is asking with the Xbox One Elite controller, a revamp of its almost two-year-old paddle that shipped with the Xbox One. The company isn't targeting this as a device for the mainstream, though. Rather, the Elite is instead for highly …

30 Years in the Making, A Simple Gearbox is Posed to Change the Jet Engine

PurePower Geared Turbofan engines are quieter, more efficient, and took three decades to make their way to planes.<p>Jet engines can be much more efficient and much quieter than they are today. The trick to doing it is as simple as adding a gearbox, but the process of doing so has taken nearly 30 …

Can the Woman Behind Halo 5 Save the Xbox?

Bonnie Ross is in charge of Microsoft’s biggest video game ever.<p>By Joshua Brustein | October 22, 2015<p>Photographer: Michael Friberg for Bloomberg …

Twisty reactor hints at a future of practical fusion power

Many fusion reactors are based on a tokamak design, which uses an electrical current to twist a superheated plasma's electrons and ions into a three-dimensional loop. That's good for containing the plasma, but it's still not the safest design -- if the current fails or there's a magnetic …

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

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Why the Hottest Kitchen Tool Is Actually…a Cold Pan

Here's why you should (sometimes) start cooking in a cold pan.<p>Often, the success of a great dish comes down to heat. Gorgeously seared steak, perfect stir-fry, or properly <i>al dente</i> pasta all rely on a big flame and high heat. But here's a secret: <b>Sometimes, your cooking secret weapon is a cold pot or</b> …

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Real and It Only Took 350+ Cookies to Get It Right

How one pastry school class perfected the chocolate chip cookie.<p><i>We here at BA love our cookies. (Seriously, don't leave a cookie you want to eat unguarded on a table in the office.) We even dreamed up a holiday to celebrate them. So we get excited when we hear about other cookie-obsessives who go</i> …

These Portraits of Auto Mechanics Are a Homage to Renaissance Paintings

Photographer Freddy Fabris spent years wanting to pay homage to the legendary artworks of great Renaissance master painters, but figuring out how to …

8 Simple Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home

As the saying goes, locks only keep honest people out.<p>According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there were more than 1.7 million burglaries last year with losses totaling about $3.9 billion. Here are some tips to protect your home.

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New quantum dot could make quantum communications possible - ExtremeTech

By on September 16, 2015 at 9:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new form of quantum dot has …

Microsoft Surface Book vs. Apple MacBook Pro: Which one deserves your dollars? - ExtremeTech

By on October 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Microsoft’s Surface Book has …

The 11 Best Breakfast Sandwiches In The Country

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Sara Norris/Thrillist</i><p>Breakfast comes in many different shapes and sizes, but the king of them all is the breakfast sandwich. It rules over the realm of morning meals, incorporating whatever ingredients it damn well pleases. The only bounds it knows are its book-ending slabs …

16 Chicken Dishes to Convince You to Get Some Crispy Skin in the Game

Let these 16 crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside recipes convince you that skin-on chicken is the best there is.<p><b>Want to start making the best chicken dinners of your life?</b> Quit buying skinless. Now, we're not hating on any particular chicken dishes—we really love them all. But we want these …

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Can You Solve the Math Problem That Stumped Most Scottish Students?

A math question posed to Scottish teenage students has received a great deal of criticism for being too hard. Can you solve it?<p>The BBC reports that …

Just a Few Self-Driving Cars on the Highway Could Cut Random Traffic Jams by Half

A few cars can have a big effect.<p>You're driving down a crowded highway and see an upcoming wave of glowing red brake lights. The car in front of you starts to brake, so you brake and cause the car behind you to do the same. Gridlock. A few miles down the road, when the logjam clears, you find that …

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Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

Guns in the U.S.: We're better at killing Americans than our enemies are

If your gut tells you that mass public shootings are alarmingly common, your gut's right.<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines a mass murder as four or more deaths during a single incident with no distinct time period between killings. By this definition, according to Northeastern University …

Have Disneyland tickets outpaced inflation? Yes, but ...

You don't have to be an economist to know that a visit to Disneyland (or any Disney park) has become <i>a lot</i> more expensive over the years.<p>The latest illustration is Disney's abrupt hike in the price of its top-ranked unrestricted Annual Pass to $1,049 from $779, an increase of nearly 35% at a stroke. …

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