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My Quest to Build the Ultimate Music Player

2014 April 22<p>Over the past few years, I have been slowly but surely building my own music player. It's been a wild ride. The codebase has radically …

Introducing the Web Audio Editor in Firefox Developer Tools – Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

In Firefox 32, the Web Audio Editor joins the Shader Editor and Canvas Debugger in Firefox Developer Tools for debugging media-rich content on the …

Early Android L tests show serious battery life improvement

One of the big reveals for Android 4.4 KitKat's successor, Android L, was Project Volta -- new tweaks to improve battery life. Those include a new API that schedules minor tasks better, a "battery historian" to track battery-sapping activities and ART, a more efficient runtime. There's also a …

How Scotch Was Invented

Scotch has been referred to as "the water of life," and to many who know its allure today, they can understand why. Yet the chronicle of this …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime review: sweeter specs, same shell (Video)

While we don’t consider the Galaxy S5 a particularly tough act to follow, we didn’t think Samsung would try to one-up itself so soon after its launch …

Android in 2015: Bringing 'pure Google' to every screen

In the next year, Google wants to bring a single, consistent user experience to every screen you own — and Android is a central part of that plan<p>This …

Android News

Create Your Own Android Live Wallpapers With Murtastic

Android is well-known for the customization it enables, but what about creating your own live wallpaper from scratch? This is where Murtastic wants to step in and help.<p>For the uninitiated, live wallpaper essentially provides animated and interactive backgrounds for your Android device, sidestepping …

6 Desserts You Can Grill

<i>Get the recipe at Scarletta Bakes.</i><p><b>Grilled Berry Dessert Pizza</b><br>What's better than berries and chocolate? Berries and chocolate (and marshmallow fluff!) drizzled on a grilled pizza. You can adjust the ratio of crust to chocolate to marshmallow to suit your taste.<p><i>Get the recipe at Just a Sliver.</i><p><b>Grilled</b> …

Dessert

Stop Cravings with these Peanut Butter Breakfasts

After each experiment, researchers took participants’ blood samples and asked them to rate their appetite levels. Turns out, those who ate peanuts in the a.m. reported feeling fuller eight to 12 hours after breakfast—and peanut butter had an even stronger appetite-suppressing effect.<p>The results of …

How to Make Your Own Iced Coffee Concentrate at Home

So cheap, so good<p>Shutterstock<p>What's better than grabbing a cool, refreshing iced coffee on a hot afternoon? Making yourself a delicious iced coffee at home for way less.<p>We tapped coffee genius Grady Laird, of Grady's Cold Brew, who showed us how to whip up a batch of cold brew concentrate. While …

Coffee

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

<b>Mistake #2: Skipping the Warm-Up</b><br>"The biggest mistake I see by far is people going too fast too soon," says Fortune. "They start off from a dead standstill at a pace that is unsustainable, and inevitably slow down to a shuffle or start walking shortly after they begin." Instead, start by walking, …

Exercise

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …

5 Delicious Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill

<b>Southwestern Grill Sweet Potato Salad</b><br>To make this year's potato salad better than ever, swap out regular potatoes for sweet potatoes, then grill them before mixing them with corn, black beans, red peppers, green onions, cilantro, and avocado.<p><i>Get the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.</i><p><b>Tomato …

Grilled Appetizer Recipes - Appetizer Recipes for Parties

2 of 19<p>John Kernick<p>Pumpernickel with Avocado, Charred Corn, and Tomato<p>Fresh and colorful, this tantalizing vegan appetizer uses the best of late …

Cooking

Spare tires vanishing from trunks

Get a flat tire in a newer model car and you might be asking, “Dude, where’s my spare?” Go to the trunk and you may find a can of sealant, small air compressor, or neither.<p>In an August 2013 survey by AAA that includes 2014 models, there are 145 vehicles that don’t come standard with a spare. The …

General Motors

Recipe: The Best Turkey Burgers Your Summer Guests Will Ever Taste

A delicious burger recipe from Sara Foster's Casual Cooking.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1½ pounds ground turkey<p>½ cup fresh bread crumbs<p>3 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives<p>1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce<p>1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Texas Pete or Tabasco<p>2 scallions, minced (white …

Cooking

10 Signs Your Relationship is Rock-Solid and Going to Last

Find out how your bond stacks up.<p>You find each other compassionate, smart, attractive, and funny? All good things! But some signs of an amazing relationship are <i>way</i> less obvious...<p>You Cuddle While You Snooze<p>Do you spoon while you sleep? If so, that’s a good sign: Partners who sleep less than an inch …

How to Clean your Washing Machine

So let me start with a little story about our washing machine…. about 6 months after we got our new front loader, I began to notice a not so nice …

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet and salty candied bacon makes these chocolate chip cookies anything but ordinary. ...MORE+ LESS-<p>Girl Who Ate Everything<p>March 7, …

Coffee Filter Letters

Good morning Lil Luna readers, it’s Sarah here from over at Boxwood Clippings and I’m excited to share a project with you today.<p>A couple of years …

Crafting

Shark Pallet Art

Shark sighting!!! Jaws is lurking around the kids’ playroom. He may not be a Great White, but he’s a ferocious black tip that dwells in the waters …

Riding High: Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres's Ranch

A ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains serves as the ideal retreat, where Portia de Rossi can indulge her passion for horses and Ellen DeGeneres can escape everythingexcept her obsessive love of design<p>A ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains serves as the ideal retreat, where Portia de Rossi can …

Interior Design

Flavored Butters

Shares 310K<p><b>Flavored Butters</b> are so easy to make and make a wonderful gift. They taste delicious too!<p>One of my favorite things about the holidays is …

Dessert

Polish Fascists Attacked a London Family Music Festival on Saturday

They assaulted several people, including a man who was stabbed in the ensuing melee.<p><i>Polish nationalists and attendees of Music Day clash in Tottenham on Saturday, June 21.</i><p>On Saturday, June 21, a group of about 20 Polish far-right nationalists attacked the audience at a family event called Music …

Rights & Freedoms

DIY Citrus Vinegar Cleaner | In Sonnet's Kitchen

What did we do before Pinterest? How did we organize all of our favorite recipes, food blogs, and discover amazing tips for natural and green …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

Here's the incredibly yummy recipe:<p><b>INGREDIENTS:</b> <br>2 avocados<br>3 limes<br>3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk<br>3/4 cup reduced-fat milk<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS:</b> <br>1. Pit and peel the avocados. Add them to the blender, with the milk.<br>2. Zest 2 of the limes into the blender.<br>3. Juice all 3 of the limes.<br>4. Blend.<br>5. Spread the …

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

A New Zealand man who played eight hours of video games for four days in a row developed life-threatening blood clots so severe that doctors created a new condition: “gamer’s thrombosis.” The situation involving the 31-year-old PlayStation fan was picked as the case report of the year for 2013 by …

Medicine

9 Tricks for Grilling Scallops

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: Nine tips for perfectly grilled scallops, plus the grapefruit and chile glaze you should put on them.</i><p>I recently saw a bumper sticker on a Subaru with Maine plates …

All About Pork Ribs (Babyback and Otherwise)

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Cara shares the lowdown on pork ribs, babyback and otherwise. So</i> …

It's All in the Rub: How to Make Real-Deal Memphis-Style Dry Ribs

More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Back in the day, I'd call pretty much any rib I didn't slather with sauce, "dry ribs." Not only were they indeed dry, but they looked and tasted like the dry ribs I've always been served at restaurants. It wasn't until I had some excellent dry ribs at …