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Home Security Systems

How to Wet Brine a Bird

<i>inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Next up in Mario Batali's How To Tuesdays series? How to wet brine a bird.</i><p>To brine or not to brine should no longer be a question. We already know that …

Mario Batali

The 8 Stews You Should Cook This Season

Yes, we know, it feels like we were just talking about tomatoes. And peaches. And hell, spring break. But it's time to face it; it's time to get out that Dutch oven, it's time for a glass of red wine, it's time -- oh yes -- to make some stew.<p>Whether it's for a weeknight dinner or a Sunday project, …

Sandwiches

Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon Recipe

<b>Note:</b> Duck fat, turkey fat, or chicken fat can be used in place of the canola oil.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: Ultra-Crispy New Potatoes With Garlic, Herbs, and Lemon</b><p>Ingredients4 1/2 pounds red or yellow new potatoes, scrubbed clean, sliced in half1 tablespoon white vinegarKosher salt1/4 cup canola oil …

How to Deep Fry a Turkey

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Deep-fried-turkey master Paul Longton (and our shop editor & stylist Bryce's dad!) gives us the tips -- and the step-by-step process -- for deep frying</i> …

Deep Frying

FiberFix Tape is as Durable as Steel and 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

The days of using duct tape as a go-to solution for fixing problems around the house (or leaky nuclear plants) might be numbered – FiberFix is a new …

Articles about small and modern family lakeside getaway texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision...<p>Enjoy the salty air and coastal views—without having to invest your nest egg in a ground-up build.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed …

Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

Fisher 500 Amp: The 50-Year-Old King of Pure Stereophonic Sound | WIRED

The debut of Avery Fisher’s combo amplifier-receiver in the early 1960s signaled the dawn of the home stereo revolution. It initially came in two …

The Best Traffic App Out There Gets an Overhaul, Big Price Cut

In a serendipitous turn of events, INRIX has released its thoroughly upgraded traffic app just in time for Labor Day, the start of the school year, …

If Volvo Made a Camaro, It'd Look Like This

Volvo is calling it the "next-generation P1800," a nod to the automaker's iconic coupe from the '60s. But even a cursory glance of the Concept Coupe …

Charging Time, Not Range, Is the Biggest EV Issue | WIRED

You have no idea how fast traffic moves on an interstate until you’re trundling along at 65 mph. At that speed, everyone is whizzing past, including …

That's Not How You Use That: Leeching Wi-Fi at the Coffee Shop

For a sizable portion of American workforce the coffee shop has become the new office. That's fine and dandy. But it doesn't mean you can treat it …

The Living Cube

One for the DIY lovers. The Living Cube is a homemade project by Till Konneker. After moving into a small apartment studio without storage room, Till …

Moby1 Xtr Expedition Trailer

The XTR by Moby1 is the ultimate adventure trailer. Each trailer is hand crafted and made with the highest quality components available and offers …

Trail Boss | Packable Multi-tool

The Trail Boss is a packable trail work tool that allows you to satisfy your need to ride, hike or run on trails. The versatile tool is lightweight, …

El Solitario Custom Motorcycles

We have featured many custom motorcycles in the past, but none as crazy as the El Solitario conversions. The co-founders, David Borras and Valeria …

Audio Mixing

An Affordable Alternative to Spray-Foam Insulation?

There must be a better way than pricey spray-foam insulation to make a home more energy efficient.<p><i>Chicagosprayfoam at Wikipedia</i><p>Installing quality insulation is the best thing you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Over time it can save you bundles in heating and cooling costs. …

The Tech Tricks of Cadillac's Beastly Twin-Turbo V-6

GM's newest six-cylinder, the LF3 3.6-liter twin turbo, is ready to take on heavyweight V-8s. Here's how engineers got so much power (420 hp!) from a V-6.<p><b>Update</b>: After this story was posted, BMW announced improvements to the 4.4-liter V-8 (including the company's Valvetronic variable-lift intake …

Every Car Can Be Connected to the Cloud

Even older vehicles can now be easily linked to the web. Is this a revolution, or an answer in search of a question?<p><b>You probably haven't missed</b> that every product in our lives is getting connected to the Web. Computers, phones, and tablets are old news; now it's televisions, refrigerators, washing …

Kühl by Friedrich: A Smarter and More Stylish Window AC

Friedrich's new Wi-Fi controlled AC units allow users to turn their window air conditioners into a kind of central air system.<p>At one point or another I've had the pleasure of owning each of the major types of air-conditioning units: central AC, ductless mini-splits, and window units.<p>When …

Model Your Renovation in 3D With SketchUp Make

Fall in love with this handy new 3D modeling tool.<p>I might have found my next favorite tool. SketchUp Make, released last month, is 3D design software that you've probably heard of. If you're like me, you might have even tried it.<p>Various versions of SketchUp have been around for more than a decade, …

Printing

What It Will Take to Build a Real Smart Grid

Massoud Amin, considered the father of the smart grid, is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Minnesota. This week in the journal Nature he published a commentary on the future of the United States' electrical grid. Amin tells PopMech how a better, more reliable …

The $20 Device to Replace Dirty Carburetors

In search of a cleaner motorcycle, Lihang Nong, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, developed the PicoSpray. This all-in-one electronic-fuel-injection system could be used in mowers, generators, bikes, and ATVs.<p><i>Philip Friedman</i><p><b>A. Intake</b><p>The size of the intake and how it bolts on to the …

Extreme Fishing: 5 Techniques of the Adventurous Angler

Whether noodling for catfish, shooting carp with a bow and arrow, or being tugged through the water by a sea bass, fishing can be more than a tranquil pastime.<p><b>"As no man is born an artist</b>, so no man is born an angler," Izaak Walton, author of <i>The Compleat Angler</i>, once bemoaned. But with fly and …

Volvo Builds a Different Kind of Hybrid

Swedish carmaker Volvo is adapting Formula 1 racing technology to make their cars 25 percent more fuel efficient.<p>KERS stands for kinetic energy recovery system, and if you're a fan of Formula 1 or LeMans series racing you know all about it. The concept is to use a highly developed flywheel to …

Carbon Fiber