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Attention Carnivores: Meat 'Sushi' Wrapped In Bacon Can Be Yours

If you believe that everything is better wrapped in bacon, please take a seat. This recipe is going to overwhelm you.<p>From the champions at Cook With Meat comes BBQ Bacon Sushi, an inventive dish that rolls barbecue-flavored beef and your favorite kind of cheese into a casing of bacon strips. After …

Glass from the Past: Make a Lamp With Vintage Power Line Insulators

When I was a kid, I spent tons of time walking under the power lines at my grandparents’ farm, hunting for old glass insulators. Over the years, I ended up with quite a colorful collection, and I love the idea of turning those fond memories into beautiful DIY glass insulator pendant lamps!<p>In my …

Flea Markets

Recreating the Look of Tintype Photography Using Photoshop

The other night I came across the work of photographer Victoria Will, who made real tintype portraits of some actors who attended this year’s …

Google Maps now lets you turn any location into a game of Pac-Man

Just in time for April Fools' Day<p>Your neighborhood just got a lot more interesting. Google has released a new feature for Maps that lets you turn any location into a game of <i>Pac-Man</i> — all you have to do is click the new <i>Pac-Man</i> button that resides in the lower left corner of the screen. When you do, …

How to Turn an iPad and iPhone Into a Negative Film Viewing Station

A few years ago, we wrote about how phones can be used as negative film strip viewers by simply inverting the screens. Swedish photographer Adam af …

Photoshop Video Tutorial #2: Layer Masks from The Beginners Basics Series

<b>Brand new to Photoshop?</b> Literally got hooked up on Adobe Creative Cloud last week? If so, more than likely you're fumbling around trying to make …

Tutorials

2 Ways to Organize Your Life with Repurposed Windows

To the right kind of maker, charming old wood-frame windows can be a downright irresistible flea market or roadside find. There’s just something about them that begs to be rescued and turned into something awesome. And, since they’re not generally the most energy-efficient option for modern homes, …

Flea Markets

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 …

A Beginner's Guide to White Balance

Getting your first serious camera is an exciting moment. So much to learn, so many buttons and dials to understand, complex menu systems to decipher, …

How to Make the Juiciest Pan-Roasted Pork Chops

After you master our method for brined and pan-roasted chops, prepare to say goodbye to those dry, flavorless things you used to call pork chops.<p>A juicy, pan-roasted chop basted in aromatic brown butter? This is the kind of weeknight-friendly comfort food recipe you’ll want to have on hand." Start …

BBQ

How To Season, Clean And Care For A Cast Iron Skillet Like A Pro

In today's world of fast-paced living and uber convenience, cooking with a cast iron skillet seems like an antiquated notion. We have nonstick pans we can throw in the dishwasher, so why would we ever bother with a skillet that can't be washed with soap and has to be dried over heat immediately …

How Sega built the Genesis

By <i>Polygon Staff</i><p>In late 2014, publisher Read-Only Memory released <i>Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works</i>, a history book covering the hardware, games and legacy of Sega's 16-Bit system. Featuring console diagrams and translated design documents, it serves as part art book, part history lesson and part …

Digital archaeology: How Double Fine, Disney, LucasFilm and Sony resurrected Grim Fandango | Polygon

This NES Arcade-Style Unit is a Thing of Beauty

Hardware mods for retro systems are rather common, so those seeking a stylish or convenient option for playing their old NES games aren't short of …

Why didn't you tell me about this Super Mario Bros. cheat?

Every gamer worth their salt knows the Konami code, but do you know the <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> code that lets you continue from the start screen, placing you right where you left off with a fresh set of lives?<p>Well ... I didn't.<p><i>Super Mario Bros.</i> will turn 30 years old this September, and the legendary …

The Controversial 3-2-1 Method for Ribs

Barbecue controversy alert! Are you familiar with the popular 3-2-1 method for cooking ribs? I first encountered the technique researching my book <i>Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs</i>. (Competition barbecuers sometimes call it the "Texas Crutch.") In a nutshell, you break cooking ribs into 3 time blocks:<p>3 …

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

How-To: Clean and Restore Old Tools with Common Household Items

Whenever I head back home to the Midwest to visit my family, my dad and I always schedule at least one afternoon to spend together, scouring local antique stores for beautiful old hand tools. Why? Because, beneath years of dirt and grime, we’ve found files, planes, screwdrivers, and hand-drills …

Woodworking

How-To: Make a Spoon Ring

If you’ve ever admired a spoon ring and wondered about making them yourself, you’re in luck! Caitlin from The Merrythought will walk you through the whole process—from pretty spoon to stylish piece of DIY jewelry—in her easy-to-follow spoon ring tutorial.<p>Like Caitlin, I too have a collection of …

Stylish

The Best Way to Grill Wurst

I already told you about 10 sausages from around Planet Barbecue you need to know about. Now I'll tell you how to cook <i>any</i> sausage--fresh (raw), cooked, cured, or smoked, using a revolutionary new method pioneered by yours truly. Read on.<p>The traditional way to grill sausages is directly over the …

How-To: Glow Table

Why settle for a normal wooden table when you can make one that glows in the dark?! Resin casting meets woodworking awesomeness with a touch of UV magic in this wonderfully weird glow table tutorial from mikeasaurus at Instructables!<p>The table gets its glow from glow-in-the-dark powder that was …

Woodworking

Cheering Tech Case Remote review: The inexpensive box that adds Wi-Fi to your dSLR - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Cheering Tech's Case Remote is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add Wi-Fi capabilities to a dSLR for full remote control from an Android or iOS device.<p><b>The Bad</b> Android users might find the app is somewhat flaky, and latency when firing the shutter remotely can be high.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> …

Cameras

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

How-To: Make a Magnetic Knife Rack

I think we can all agree, handmade gifts are the best. And this DIY rustic wooden knife rack is among the most rad gift ideas I have seen yet!<p>You may end up making this, and like it so much that you decide to keep it for yourself. Fair enough, but I hope you plan ahead and get enough materials to …

Kitchens

Tips for Restoring Vintage Cast Iron Pans

Photo: Daniel Gritzer<p>Cast iron cookware was certainly built to last, but not without the proper maintainance. So, if you happen to find a rusty, old cast iron pan that you’d like to bring back to life, then take a look at these useful tips for restoring vintage cast iron pans from Daniel Gritzer …

Cast Iron Cookware

DIY Inspiration: Stacked Wood Pallet Desk

If you’ve been around the DIY community for long, you’ve probably seen about a million projects featuring wood recycled from shipping pallets. But, even if you’re pretty sure that you’ve seen everything DIY that a pallet has to offer, you should probably still check out this gorgeous stacked wood …

Furniture

This Wooden All-in-One Neo Geo Arcade System Is an Absolute Work Of Art

The last time we lusted over a cloned video game console it wasn't some cheap plastic knock-off from Taiwan, it was the Analogue Nt, a perfect NES …

Douglas E. Smith, creator of classic platformer Lode Runner, has died

The man responsible for one of gaming’s early hits has passed away.<p>Douglas E. Smith has departed, according to developer Tozai Games. Smith made a name for himself when he created the action title Lode Runner for the Apple II computer in 1983. The game had players controlling a stick figure that …

The No-Fail Way to Cook Steak (Hint: It Involves Butter)

<i>by Adina Steiman</i><p>By the end of summer, you've probably hit your fair share of barbecues, spent a fair amount of time at the grill, and made your way through an avalanche of (often contradictory) advice on how to master the time-honored art of outdoor cooking. But there's a truth that the most honest …