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Want to prevent a stroke? Combine wearables

AliveCor says their new combination of ECG and blood pressure can laser target stroke.<p>The first iOS app to roll up FDA-approved electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood pressure readings in a single display was introduced Thursday by AliveCor. It's the latest example of the increasing importance of health …

Medical Technology

Valentino's Pizza Crust Recipe

"This is an excellent pizza crust recipe. I have found it is really good when baked on a pizza stone."<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 …

Baking

Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken, Lentil, and Bacon Stew With Carrots Recipe

The pressure cooker is an amazing device for making flavor-packed stews in very short order. In this version, French lentils are flavored with big chunks of pancetta, chicken stock, carrots, onions, bay leaves, and fall-off-the-bone tender chicken legs. It all cooks in about 30 minutes start to …

Here are the best replacements for Apple's default apps

These range from messaging to stocks to finding your friends. All are designed to work perfectly with Apple's handset.<p>But many have not changed much over time and, because they cater to <i>everyone</i>, aren't very good in some scenarios.<p>Luckily, Apple also has the App Store: a one million strong selection …

Apps

Gooey Apple Pie Recipe

This apple pie slices cleanly and holds its shape as you lift it out of the pie plate. It has chunks of apple that are tender yet intact, lightly bound in a thickened sauce that's just sweet enough, with a hint of spice. This is the pie for all you gooey-pie-lovers out there (and you know who you …

Baking

Easy Pie Dough Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This makes enough for two single-crust pies or one double crust pie. For a slightly more tender crust, replace up to 6 tablespoons of butter with vegetable shortening. Pie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator before rolling and baking.<p>Best 14-Cup Food Processor<p>$349.95 …

How To Make A Tropical Mai Tai, According To The Experts

If there's one cocktail that defines a perfect getaway to the Hawaiian isles, it's the Mai Tai.<p>A delicate blend of citrus, with hints of almond and a smoky rum, Hawaii's Mai Tais are both sinfully strong and delightfully sweet. Tourists love to order them (they're charmingly garnished with a piece …

Northern California

6 great smartphone camera apps

If you own a smartphone, chances are you use the built-in camera to shoot many, if not all, of your photos. But you can expand your camera’s capabilities and improve your photography by downloading third-party apps. Here are six impressive photo apps that let you get more creative with the photos …

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

Burgers

10 Hottest Bourbon Bars Across the U.S.

<i>By Kara Newman</i><p>Luckily for bourbon aficionados, a growing number of keenly whiskey-focused bars have opened in recent months, offering staggering selections of brown booze. In addition to the Kentucky-made bourbons, quite a few offer bourbons made in other states (it doesn't have to be made in …

New Orleans

25 fun things to do with a Raspberry Pi

Time to get creative with your computing -- here are our favourite fun things you can do with your Raspberry Pi.<p>Raspberry Pi, the bargain micro PC released earlier this year, has fertilised the imaginations of the public, bringing with it a boom in inventive approaches to computing not seen since …

Raspberry Pi

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems

You’ll Never Need A Bowl For Your Chips Again And 9 More Genius Life Hacks!

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Doing things differently sometimes leads to something exceptional. I don’t know if doing these 10 simple things are going to make your …

Tech Q&A: Car's black box, online snooping, cheap flights and more

<b>Your car's 'black box'</b><p><b>Q.</b> I read on Komando.com that new cars have black boxes much like airplanes. Our cars record how and where we drive. Can you tell me exactly what they are recording?<p><b>A.</b> By law, the black box records a minimum of 15 data points in a crash, such as vehicle speed, throttle …

How to set-up and configure Notifications on your iPad

Notification Center has an all new look in iOS 8. Configuring how and which notifications you receive from your arsenal of downloaded apps doesn’t have to be rocket science. If you are new to iOS, are having difficulties setting up notifications on your iPad, or you have no idea what Notification …

Apps

Iotera Raises $1 Million For Its Super Simple GPS Tracking Device

Iotera, a U.S.-company that produces GPS devices with months of battery life, has closed a $1 million seed funding round led by ZenShin Capital Partners.<p>Crunchfund*, Startup Capital Ventures, String Ventures, EarlyMarket and Rubicon Venture Capital also participated in the round. Iotera raised a …

Startups

Meet The 'Flow Hive,' A Sweet Invention That Serves Honey On Tap

Honey is sweet, bee stings are not. An Australian beekeeper and his son are working to improve the complicated and sometimes dangerous task of extracting honey from hives. For the past 10 years they've been developing Flow Hive, a product that dispenses honey directly from a tap -- the same way in …

Beekeeping

A Guide to Making Your Ultimate Manhattan

With the holidays behind us and the roughest part of winter still ahead, this is the time of year when I keep my head down and just try to survive until baseball season. So when cocktail hour rolls around that means sticking to tried and true staples. Which for me, means manhattans, pound for pound …

Whiskey