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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 …

Whiskey

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 …

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

Because why should burgers and hot dogs have all the fun?<p>When the weather warms up, there’s nothing like firing up the grill and cooking a burger—it just <i>tastes</i> like summer. But you don’t have to stop there. Everything from your sides to your dessert can benefit from a little fire power. Just check …

The Food That Fights Cravings

Adding some of THIS to your breakfast can help you feel more satisfied all day long<p>You know that eating breakfast is key for keeping your appetite under control throughout the day. But <i>what</i> you eat in the a.m. may be just as important as whether you eat at all: Adding peanuts or peanut butter to …

Peanut Butter

How to Make Your Own Iced Coffee Concentrate at Home

So cheap, so good<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 most of the …

7 Treadmill Mistakes You Might Be Making

Plus, easy fixes that will have you running smarter AND burning more calories<p>Surprise: Running on a treadmill is not only about putting one foot in front of the other. With a few tweaks to your form, habits, and plan, you can get so much more out of your indoor running workout. The best place to …

Treadmills

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Trust us on this: This is a workout you should seriously get behind<p>Blast unwanted fat and create a knockout butt with this two-phase program from Perkins. First, the "Wake 'Em Up" body-weight exercises are designed to light up your central nervous system and get your glutes primed and ready. …

Workouts

5 Delicious Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Blow everyone away with these creative cookout ideas.<p>Summer cookout season is officially here, but there's no reason to limit yourself to burgers and steaks. These foods get a huge flavor upgrade from being thrown on the grill, and they're simple to prepare outside, too. Next time you fire up the …

Healthy Eating

Break Out the Barbecue: Great Grilled Appetizers for Your Outdoor Party

Break out your barbecue and grill up these great appetizers, perfect for any party.<p>Warmer weather means one thing for food lovers everywhere: time to …

Blue Cheese

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 …

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 …

Recipes

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

Find out how your bond stacks up.

Romantic Comedy

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>By 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 …

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 …

Rossi

Flavored Butters

<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 all the …

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 …

Crime

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

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

Ice Cream

PlayStation Side Effect: Dangerous Blood Clots, Docs Say

Health news<p>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 …

Inflammation

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 …

Scallops

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 …