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A Guide To Drinking: The Appropriate Alcohol For Every Kind Of Occasion

Whether it's Sunday brunch or happy hour, a first date or a wedding, it's always a good time for a drink. Everyone has a favorite beverage, but with so many choices out there, sometimes it can still be hard to choose. When you're faced with that difficult dilemma -- a gin and tonic or a beer, a …

Green Hyrulean leather book

Meet Edison, Intel’s Tiny Plan To Power The Next Generation Of Wearables

You thought the Raspberry Pi was small? Check out Intel’s latest entry in the micro-microcomputer sweepstakes—a full Linux computer called the Edison, which is no bigger than an SD card.<p>In addition to full Linux support and the dual-core x86-compatible Quark processor, the Edison features built-in …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Nanotech

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How to Roast Nuts and Spices

<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: How to coax the most flavor out of your nuts and spices, without burning them.</i><p>Ah, heat.<p>You sear our meat and caramelize our sugar, you brown our butter …

Kitchens

Thanks, Putin, But No Thanks: Few Are Grateful for Russia’s Pre-Olympic Amnesty

It was an awkward debate for Russia’s dissidents and the Western politicians who support them. Should they thank President Vladimir Putin for the …

Gorgeous Robox 3D printer hopes it can do for 3D printing what the iMac did for personal computing

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: CEL<p>In 1999, my elementary school got every single kid to love computer class with a single move: It replaced a fleet …

Steve Wozniak just backed a DIY computer on Kickstarter—and so have 12,000 others

The creators of Kano, a kit to assemble your own mini-computer, asked for $100,000 on Kickstarter. One day short of the end of the company’s campaign, they’ve raised $1.35 million from nearly 12,000 backers including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. Alex …

Raspberry Pi

Google acquires company known for animal robots

Google is scooping up robotics firms like nobody's business, buying eight in six months. The tech giant confirmed Friday its latest acquisition with Boston Dynamics, an engineering company known for developing battlefield bots for the U.S. military.<p>It's unknown how much Google paid for Boston …

An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among Geniuses'

Perhaps Edward Snowden’s hoodie should have raised suspicions.<p>The black sweatshirt sold by the civil libertarian Electronic Frontier Foundation featured a parody of the National Security Agency’s logo, with the traditional key in an eagle’s claws replaced by a collection of AT&T cables, and …

Heavenly Hash Chocolate Bars

Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper with enough excess hanging over the sides of the pan to use as "handles"; spray paper with …

Dessert