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Because Whiskey: Chocolate Waffles With Whiskey Butter Sauce

<i>Chocolate waffles with whiskey butter sauce are the answer to a question you didn't even know you had. What's the very best brunch dish in the world?</i><p>I’m a brunch person. I know that people are sharply divided on this meal, but for me, there’s no reason to turn down another excuse to eat fantastic …

Breakfast

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

Sony sued over Killzone: Shadow Fall's graphics

Sony Computer Entertainment America has been hit with a lawsuit alleging "deceptive marketing" of <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> because the PlayStation 4 game's multiplayer mode does not run at the resolution advertised.<p>The suit, filed by California resident Douglas Ladore in Northern District California …

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

13 of our best cheesecake recipes, from classic to pumpkin to s'mores to peach.<p><b>Cheesecake is an all-seasons treat</b>—berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, chocolate ALL THE TIME. You can even give it an Italian accent (we're looking at you, ricotta and mascarpone). But, most importantly, it's …

Dessert

25 Surprising Foods You Can Grill, from Apple Pie to Ziti

YES! You can grill apple pie, macaroni and cheese, and guacamole—plus a whole lot more.<p><i>The brightest, best cooks know: Don't ever be boxed in by expectations and conventional wisdom. Don't ever let anyone stamp out your creativity. And never, ever let anyone tell you, "No, you can't grill a piece</i> …

Cooking

5 Ways to Make a Tortilla Into a Snack

I love a burrito or fajita night as much as the next girl, but since I’m usually cooking for just two, I often find myself with a stack of leftover …

Food

From Banana Muffins to Banana Pancakes: 8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Old Bananas

<b>1. Chai Spiced Banana Bread</b><p>This sophisticated banana bread is subtly infused with warm chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Banana Pudding Parfaits</b><p>Banana Pudding is an old-fashioned Southern dessert traditionally made with layers of Nilla wafers, vanilla pudding …

Breakfast

The Best Cheeses for Every Kind of Romantic Situation

Different types of dates require different types of cheese; let the cheese you serve do the talking.<p>You dodged a bullet—no underwhelming restaurant Valentine’s Day prix fixe this year! The plan is a night at your place. You <i>could</i> spend hours shopping and cooking, or you could <b>let cheese do all the</b> …

Cheese

Tech news and gadget reviews – MSN News UK

Free-to-play shooter with 'billions' of weapon configurations Loadout launches Jan. 31

Developer Edge of Reality announced that Loadout, its free-to-play "over-the-top" multiplayer shooter, will launch on Jan. 31, 2014.<p>Loadout claims that its weapon-crafting system will allow over 44 billion possible variations for players to assemble, allowing them to define their own class and play …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Alima Aims To Tell You When Your Air Is Harmful – And Prevent It From Ever Getting There

French company and 2014 Hardware Battlefield contestant Alima thinks people want to know what makes up the air they breathe, and they previously launched a successful Indiegogo campaign to prove that it is indeed something consumers want. Once known as AirBoxLab, the Paris startup ran an Indiegogo …

10 Things You Eat All the Time That Could Poison You

Some foods can totally transform you from a cold-addled snot monster to the picture of health. But there's a surprising number of everyday foods that, if you're not careful, could straight-up wreck your day. Or slightly worse, end your life! Don't worry, getting poisoned by them is gonna take some …

Tomatoes

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade …

9 Horrible Restaurant Trends That Need To Die In 2014

I'd rather not eat my dinner out of a toilet-bowl, thank you. Also, fries are supposed to be bad for you; can't we just leave them alone?<p>That "pork" could be anything from chops to a chicharrones, and what if I order monkfish expecting a pan roasted filet but instead end up with ceviche? While …

How Google manages over 40,000 Macs…without much help from Apple

During a talk at the LISA ’13 conference in Washington D.C earlier this month, a couple members from Google’s Macintosh Operations team explained how the company has been forced to develop its own set of tools to manage its fleet of roughly 43,000 Macs. The reason, according to Google engineers …

10 Things Every 20-Something Should Have Before Throwing A Holiday Party

No one at your party ever tells you when the roll of toilet paper runs out, and it always does. WTF is that about.<p>You'll use them again and again anyway! The product recommendations below come from The Sweethome, an awesome website whose editors research and test household gear. They just published …

Cinnamon Ice Cream

336<p>35<p>2<p>Shares 373<p>My favorite thing that I bought this year is this old battered gelato dish, which was my score at a street market in Palermo. It was …

Learning To Code On The Street

It’s 7:33 AM. Leo is leaning over his laptop writing some practice lines of code while I sit nearby on leftover sandbags from Hurricane Sandy. It’s cold, but it is a great morning.<p>A little less than three months ago, Leo became an Internet icon when he declined my offer of $100 in cash in favor of …

How the internet ruined game consoles

The time it took for my brother to get our new Super Nintendo out of the box and connected to our television couldn't have been more than five minutes. I'm pretty sure we used the same coaxial cable connector that the NES before it used, though it's possible he was bold enough to forge a new …

OUYA Abominable Snowman update brings refreshed UI and support for USB storage

The Android based Ouya gaming console is still relatively new, but it’s never too early for a good update! Just days after the announcement of a …

Technology

Leaked Samsung schedule has KitKat hitting Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 3 in January, last year’s device in March or April

Here’s some good news if you own Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3. Android 4.4 KitKat should arrive in just under three months. According to a …

Android News
Samsung Galaxy

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Googlyify, A Tool for Adding Animated Googly Eyes to GIFs

Googlyify is a tool that allows you to add googly eyes to animated GIFs. After entering the URL of the GIF you’d like to enhance, you can add googly …

GIF Animations

Apple Likes To Say Its Products Have The Best Displays; It Can Stop

While Apple likes to make a point that specs don’t make a product, it has been at the forefront of bringing better and better screens to customers in recent years, raising the bar for the entire industry in the process. The most important step came in 2010, when Apple introduced the iPhone 4 and …