Jim Samas

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Chili

1. Using stale spices<p>Aromatic, toasty spices are the foundation of a great chili recipe. Whole spices pack the biggest flavor punch. Toast whole …

Run Android Apps on Your Windows PC - ExtremeTech

By on April 21, 2017 at 10:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Android’s application ecosystem …

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This retro typewriter-style keyboard looks great

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Forget phablets, the world’s smallest smartphone only costs $55 unlocked

The trend right now in the smartphone market is big. Screens keep getting bigger and bigger, which means smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger. …

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15 must-have tech accessories under $30 you can get on Amazon right now

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Whether it's a tiny device that locates your lost keys …

How To Leverage Job Boards During Your Job Hunt

When most of us start job hunting, we all head to the same place: a job search engine like Indeed, Monster, SimplyHired, industry-specific job boards, and others. But when you’re using these sites, there’s a better way to search than obsessively clicking “refresh” every 30 seconds.<p>In this article, …

Store your passwords, unlock devices and more thanks to this secure new key fob, available now

Ensuring that all of your online accounts are secure has become increasingly urgent as time goes on. But remembering the various, complex passwords that you may be using can be a pain. Other password managers exist, but are still reliant on a master password. Hideez Key hopes to simplify this by …

Make the switch to Bluetooth headphones for just $8 right now!

Right now Aukey is offering a set of its great Bluetooth headphones for just $8 with coupon code <b>6MHX7EOV</b>, a savings of $12. Featuring a design that …

Linux Mint Mintbox Mini Pro PC Launches Jan 16th For $395

The awesome Linux Mint operating system is now available pre-loaded on the Mintbox Mini Pro priced at $395 after being first introduced in September …

How to Make Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Do Whatever You Want

Our peaceful homes are being invaded by talking Bluetooth speakers and there’s nothing you can do about it—so you might as well enlist the help of …

Espresso caramel shortbread bars

Last year I shared a recipe for these peppermint bark cookies which are, to this day, my very favorite christmas cookie. They are possibly the easiest concept to exist in cookie land but they are just <i>the</i> best. Since sharing the same cookie recipe over and over again probably wouldn't win me many …

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Move Over Pumpkin Spice, Banana Milk Coffee Is The New It Drink

Pumpkin spice lattes are nice during the first days of fall, but after you’ve eaten pumpkin spice-flavored bagels, hummus and gum it might be time to move on to another flavor for your coffee. Enter banana milk coffee.<p>Banana milk coffee is coffee that has been lightened (and naturally sweetened) …

Jim Samas's review of The Sniper and the Wolf (Sniper Elite, #3)

Author's Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar have a terrific series going on here. Ex-Navy Seal Gil Shannon is the hero everyone wants to be like. A …

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Smoky Shrimp Pasta Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette. If there's one side dish you need for your next BBQ, this is it. (Recipe)

Here's the recipe. More info / photos at http://hostthetoast.com/smoky-shrimp-pasta-salad-with-chipotle-honey-vinaigrette/ Let me know if you have …

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Baked Rigatoni with Sausage and Peppers

prep time: 15 mins<p>cook time: 40 mins<p>prep time: 15 mins<p>cook time: 40 mins<p>Prep : 15 mins<br>• Cooking : 40 mins<br>• Serves : 6<p>1 pound rigatoni or ziti<br>• 1 pound …

Slow Cooker Sunday Pot Roast

Directions<p>Step 1.<p>Season the beef with the salt and pepper.<p>Step 2.<p>Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the …

Slow Cooker Country-Style Barbecued Ribs

prep time: 5 mins<p>cook time: 3 hrs 30 mins (3½ to 4½ hours mostly unattended)<p>prep time: 5 mins<p>cook time: 3 hrs 30 mins (3½ to 4½ hours mostly …

New-look strength staff looks to shape Browns with diverse toolbox

Adam Beard moved halfway across the globe and promptly tuned out the noise. Newly hired as the Browns director of high performance, Beard was tasked …

The ways you’re most likely to die, at every age

Not to be morbid, but what are you likely to die from?<p>Nathan Yau of Flowing Data has created a fascinating interactive chart that shows the answer, according to statistics. Drawing on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Underlying Cause of Death database, Yau charted the …

David Bowie's Final Album, 'Blackstar,' Is A Goodbye Letter To Fans

His producer confirmed the album was a "parting gift."<p>In The New Yorker on Saturday, Ben Greenman declared David Bowie's newest album, "Blackstar," "prime Bowie is in its willingness to embrace nonsense."<p>But after the singer died at age 69 on the next day following a secret 18-month struggle with …

This is how you avoid frozen feet in -9 degrees. Stand on cardboard!

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<br>• Facebook Messenger<br>• Pinterest<p>This is how you avoid frozen feet in -9 degrees. Stand on cardboard!

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How David Bowie reinvented himself (again) on new album Blackstar

For his January birthday, David Bowie, 69, is giving everyone else a gift: the first entry in the race for the best album of 2016. Three years ago, …

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Gadget makes your $10 earbuds sound like $200 headphones

What if those lame EarPods that Apple included with your iPhone could sound like top-of-the-line headphones?<p>I'm no audiophile, but even I can hear a clear difference between cheap headphones and high-quality headphones. That is, until I plugged my crappy headphones into the new BoomStick.<p>A tiny $99 …

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The Republican Party stands alone in climate denial

A paper published in the journal Politics and Policy by Sondre Båtstrand at the University of Bergen in Norway compared the climate positions of …

The cyborg chess players that can’t be beaten

Computers have revolutionised the way chess is played – and the best chess programs are impossible to beat. But could a player that’s part human and part computer be even more powerful?<p>It all started back in 1968 with a simple bet. A 23-year-old Scottish chess champion called David Levy was at a …

Grenade Mug – Replicating the Grenade Design on Your Coffee Mug

Editor's Rating<p>4.9?<p>Discovered on 2015-10-04<p>This Grenade Mug is designed to set off your mood and not anything else. The design is inspired from a …

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