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14 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

We refuse to cook indoors from now on.<p>Dining al fresco is only half the fun. Whether you're designing your own outdoor kitchen, or just want to get inspired for the future, we've got ideas to suit any decor style. Now add them to your dream house board.

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Introducing the Azure API Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2013

With the Azure SDK 2.5.1 Release we took the opportunity to combine existing Web Publishing techniques with the new Azure Resource Management APIs to …

Secure ASP.NET Web API 2 using Azure Active Directory, Owin Middleware, and ADAL

Recently I’ve been asked by many blog readers on how to secure ASP.NET Web API 2 using Azure Active Directory, in other words we want to outsource …

How to: Use Azure DocumentDB with Azure Mobile Services

With the release of DocumentDB, developers now have access to a scalable, nimble, and robust NoSQL platform as a service in Azure. I thought it would …

MyShuttle demo applications (Visual Studio 2015 RTM - ASP.NET 5)

[**NEW!! - Updated on July 29th 2015 - Compatible with VS 2015 RTM and Windows 10 UWP **] The MYSHUTTLE.biz sample applications are implemented with …

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Automating web hosting creation in Azure with PowerShell

Here’s your situation: you’ve got a heap of websites on traditional hosting models. Shared tenancies on single logical machines, dedicated …

Why Uber must be stopped

<b>Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Wolf of Wall Street," Michael Douglas in "Wall Street"</b><p>The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>Andrew Leonard<p>August 31, 2014 10:59am (UTC)<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and …

I Moved To San Francisco — And Now I Have Apps Doing Everything For Me

It's the kind of convenience I've become accustomed to after living in New York for over six years. I can get just about anything I want, whenever I want, all within a few blocks of my home. There's a Starbucks 184 feet away from my front door. There's a classy Italian steakhouse across the street. …

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

Kurbo Health Raises $5.8 Million To Fight Childhood Obesity Via An App, Live Now On iOS

Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available as an iOS application. The company also …

Microsoft and Intel put Windows on a microcomputer

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: left;"/>Even Microsoft wants a piece of the development board …

How much data can one smart home generate? About 1 GB a week.

In my connected home I’ve focused mostly on automation, but Stephen Sorkin, the chief strategy officer at Splunk has decided to go a much nerdier …

Microsoft, Amazon target climate change with cloud computing grants

Cloud computing providers Microsoft(s msft) and Amazon (s amzn)Web Services are opening up their pools of virtual servers to climate researchers via …

App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

Tunnel Vision visualizes a trove of data sets to reveal stories about the Big Apple’s transportation, population, and neighborhoods using computer vision.<p>If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to …

What Famous Paintings Would Look Like Retouched to Today's Beauty Standards

A new and eye-opening spin on today's culture of retouching comes , a senior photo editor at TakePart. And it's also a lovely lesson in art history. Wade's thesis, in a nutshell:<p>"Throughout history, painters from Titian to Rubens to Gauguin found beauty in the bodies of women who would never fit …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

Mindful Snacking - Mindful

We all eat mindlessly at times—whether we’re yakking with friends, in a hurry, watching TV, or finishing all the food on our plate just because it’s …

Epiclist's App Lets you Plan, Book, Share Travel Adventures

While the team is having a good time in Chile, it has also been hard at work. Shortly after its initial release in January, its app was featured in the US App Store, which helped boost downloads. It is now available in around 20 App Stores.<p>According to Reimgen, the nature of Epiclist’s audience …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

17th-century Hand-Painted Art Book Reminds Us of Pantone

Once upon a time—even before there existed a system called Pantone—artists were obsessed with categorizing color.<p>So much so that in 1692, one artist named A. Boogert—about whom not much seems to be known—undertook the task of writing a book on how to mix watercolors. Written in Dutch, the book now …

The Best YouTube Workouts to Make You Sweat

Photo: YouTube<p>There's a stigma against YouTube workouts. I get it. I too used to be a little wary of them—but then I grew up and got busy and moved somewhere cold. And since then I've learned to love a YouTube routine, especially on days when I'm realistically not going to do anything at all. See: …

23 Great Thanksgiving Vegetable Dishes

Green Beans with Chanterelles and Cipollini<p>Chanterelle mushrooms and cipollini onions are worth the splurge, but you can substitute halved cremini …

Hot Spiced Cider: Make apple mugs for your cider this season. 

65 Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

In order to make your Thanksgiving table looks more elegant you can make a centerpiece for it. Creating beautiful harvest centerpiece isn't hard …