JJ Altenburg

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Why Tor Books’ first podcast drama Steal the Stars should steal your attention

Office romance and aliens make for an odd but vividly descriptive blend in podcast.<p>If you’re not a regular podcast listener, you might have missed …

Science Fiction

10 fantasy reads to help you gear up for Season 7 of “Game of Thrones”

We’re SO close, guys. The <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 7 premiere is almost here. It’s been just over a year since the end of Season 6, which in our humble …

All of Trump’s Russia Ties, in 7 Charts

<b>What is the real story of Donald Trump and Russia?</b> The answer is still unclear, and Democrats in Congress want to get to the bottom of it with an investigation. But there’s no doubt that a spider web of connections—some public, some private, some clear, some murky—exists between Trump, his …

Donald Trump

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7 awesome boxes and bags for storing your tabletop dice

Whether you have one precious set of tabletop gaming dice or a giant bag, you don’t want to risk losing a beloved d20 by leaving your dice lying …

Top 100 Solitaire Games (2015) – #40 to #31

<i>My goodness this has been tough! How many times have I had to rework the order?! Such a great list of games. I hope you like them as much as I</i> …

Board Games

Twitch’s Bob Ross marathon is the most beautiful thing the Internet has ever created

My introduction to Bob Ross has been nothing short of emotional.<p>I'm a Londoner, and as such, I didn't grow up with Bob Ross. Through the power of the …

Internet

America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns

To foster authentic bike culture, a town needs more than just high quality trails. These 20 mountain bike hamlets around the country (in no particular order) offer bucket-list rides, new trail development, a variety of outdoor recreation, and a fun, bike-friendly vibe. Bike on.<p>writer

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Forget History Books — Bring on the Board Games

Richard Ham, aka Rahdo, says he’s spent “hundreds and hundreds” of hours blathering about board games in nearly 500 video reviews. These are games …

Witchy schemes and London Dread: A taste of the new board games at Gen Con 2015

Walking the massive exhibit hall of the annual Gen Con gaming convention this year, you could find dice made out of precious metals, hand-knitted …

The Best Card and Board Games on iOS

We all love a good video game, but gamers often overlook some of the best kinds of games out there: card and board games. Sure, everyone’s played …

Board Games

HugeDomains.com - TabletopTorch.com is for sale (Tabletop Torch)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Tourism

iPad Board Games Page 5

8<p>Bethesda pulled a mobile Fallout game seemingly out of nowhere at their E3 press briefing. After announcing to thunderous applause..<p>5 Sep<p>7.5<p>Though …

Licensing

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Journalism

23 Classic Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make

23 classic cocktails you should know how to make, from Manhattans to Margaritas<p>Knowing how to make classic cocktails is important. There's only one problem: There are a lot of them. Unless you're a bartender, there's no way you'll remember what goes into a Sazerac or the proportions of a Moscow …

Sex and the City

One of Microsoft's Best Apps Is Now on iPhone and Android

Microsoft released paper-scanning app Office Lens for iPhones and Android on Friday, opening one of its most popular apps to a wider world of mobile …

7 Ways to Make Your Soups Even Better

To make a robust and boldly flavored soup, you need to invest time and effort. Follow these recipes and tips, and the payoff will be huge.<p>The last time I ordered soup in a restaurant was—well, let me see—possibly never. That’s because in my mind, soup is something to be made and eaten at home, …

Time I

How hackers could attack hard drives to create a pervasive backdoor

Reverse-engineering HD firmware isn't rocket science, but it does take skill and time.<p>News that a hacking group within or associated with the …

Cybersecurity

Opinion: Investors must believe in magic to buy stocks now

In the Emerald City, a.k.a. Wall Street, central banks are the all-powerful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy and her friends are hopelessly bullish.<p>Unlike the …

Windows 10 beta now available to download—time to test the new Start menu

Anything capable of running Windows 8.1 can run Windows 10.<p>Microsoft released a technical preview of Windows 10 this morning, and it's available for …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

The real Turing Test crashes headlong into issues of gender identity

The game Alan Turing actually proposed: A man and a computer compete to see who is better at pretending to be a woman. As judged by men. In 1950. …

15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.<p>Cooking your own food is one of the most essential skills you can know to live a healthier life (and, not to mention, a more frugal one). Whether you can barely boil water or you've got true mastery over …

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Cooking

TOTD: Which Used Luxury Car Would You Buy?

This morning we ran a story featuring status-symbol luxury cars that now sell on average for no more than the price of a brand new Toyota Camry. These cars all cost their original buyers near $100,000 when new, but now can be picked up pretty cheaply by most anybody.<p>The list includes some pretty …

The 8 Best Cooking Apps for Seasoned Chefs

Sun Lee<p>Your culinary creativity knows no bounds, but your chef-fu is only half-baked. Here are some smartphone tools sure to spice up your next …

2014 BMW 2-Series Coupé interior design

Ferrari 599XX EVO Onboard EPIC Sound!