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Red Velvet Cake | Recipes

1. For the cake: Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray; …

Bleep Bloop: The M&M's Trilogy

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

London Underground

Summer Movie Preview 2013

Men of iron, steel and adamantium (hey, Wolverine) ride herd on a season that leaves audiences high and critics puking<p>Don’t kid yourself. you know …

What Famous Bands Eat & Drink Backstage Visualized

Henry Hargreavesthe talented conceptual photographer responsible for recreating the Last Meals Of Inmates On Death Row is back with another …

3D-Printed Gun's Blueprints Downloaded 100,000 Times In Two Days (With Some Help From Kim Dotcom)

If gun control advocates hoped to prevent blueprints for the world’s first fully 3D-printable gun from spreading online, that horse has now left the barn about a hundred thousand times.<p>That’s the number of downloads of the 3D-printable file for the so-called “Liberator” gun that the high-tech …

Groupon Beats With Q1 Revenue of $601.4 Million, EPS of $0.03

Today Groupon reported its first quarter financial performance, including revenue of $601.4 million, and earnings per share of $0.03. Analysts had expected revenue of $592 million, and earnings per share of $0.03. Gross billings for Q1 2013 were $1.41 billion, down from $1.52 billion in Q4 2012.<p>To …

Vine Has Been Taken Over By Teens

The Teens Have Spoken. And they like Vine.<p>Vine doesn't break down user numbers, much less demographics. And if you visit Vine today, it's hard to tell what's changed since it came out in January. The people I follow post a little less, and they're a little better at it. But otherwise it's pretty …

No, EA won’t license guns in its 2013 games—but it never has | Ars Technica

Game publisher hasn't paid, or been paid, to feature guns in its games.<p>Yesterday, Reuters "broke" the story that Electronic Arts was taking steps to …

Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier leaves company

Bedier left eBay's PayPal in 2011 to take over the mobile payments initiative -- a move that lead to allegations of trade-secret theft.<p>The head of Google Wallet -- the Web giant's mobile payments initiative -- has left the company, Google confirmed Wednesday.<p>"We can confirm that Osama Bedier has …

Mobile Payments

Facebook aims to knock Cisco down a peg with open network hardware | Ars Technica

Facebook's Open Compute Project to give the world an "open" top-of-rack switch.<p>Two years ago, Facebook set out to change the server and storage …

Apple demanding Android source code in Samsung lawsuit

The ongoing legal battle between Apple and Samsung is heating up yet again. This time around, Apple is turning to Google and has requested that they …

The Best Soccer Manager in History — And a Beautifully Angry Man — Retires

<b>In the coming days,</b> there will be plenty of rightful celebration over Sir Alex Ferguson's successes. The longtime Manchester United manager, who announced today that he'll retire at the end of this season (the championship of which United has already technically won), was the best soccer manager in …

Soccer