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3 Indie RPGs We Can’t Stop Talking About

We love <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> around here and, judging by our readers’ reactions to the articles we post, they do too. But trying something different …

How to Tell If an Egg Has Gone Bad

We will start by assuming the sell by date doesn't involve the year 2016, right?<p>Six days. That's how long it takes for egg doubt to take hold. By egg doubt, we mean the burning and impossible-to-answer question: Are these eggs bad? Are these eggs good? Will I die if I eat them? It happens to all of …

Why I finally replaced Evernote with Bear

March 2nd, 2017<p>As of this week, after the better part of a decade, I’m no longer an Evernote user. There are many reasons why — its ever-bloating feature set, its rising prices, its privacy gaffes — but the biggest reason why is named Bear. It’s another cloud-based note-taking app, and it doesn’t …

I Baked Nearly 400 Cookies to Crack the Code Behind The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Lyndsey Matthews<p>This is what a fraction of roughly 360 cookies looks like.<p>Not pictured: Me figuring out how to get them all to the office without …

Glider | Shelter & Rain Retention System

Remember the popular Kammock? (a light-weight camping hammock designed to comfortably sleep one person), now the same guys have launched a new …

Gliders

D&D on your tablet and in your browser, complete with dice and a Dungeon Master

Bring your party together and play, wherever they are<p>Roll20, one of the most popular virtual tabletop solutions, will now offer officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons content from Wizards of the Coast. The browser-based software includes both video and voice chat, and even integrates with Google …

Board Games

24 of the best happy hours near the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix

Canada’s most famous annual criterium bike race, the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, will see top professional cyclists speed down Gastown’s streets …

Vancouver

Best cheap in-ear headphones to replace your stock earbuds

<i>By Lauren Dragan</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>If we wanted to buy in-ear headphones to replace the earbuds that came with our phone for around the same price, we'd get the AKG Y20U. After researching …

Consumer Tech

Mooring Thermal Mattress Pad

Mooring is a bed heating pad. It lets you set different temperatures for each half of the bed, as well as for the top, middle and bottom. It can also …

Mattresses

Go Fish Ocean Emporium

Few foods offer that immediate slice of sunshine from way down the west coast like a great fish taco. Seared, fried, or fusion, here’s our take on …

Toronto’s most overrated ice cream (and where you should go instead)

The El Chapo cone at Sweet Jesus, a shark-jumping, lineup-clogged soft-serve ice cream phenomenon just north of King Street West, on John Street, presents like a medical exhibit from the lost causes cabinet of a journeyman Victorian-era surgeon. Bulbous and misshapen, the cone is dipped in what …

FormBox brings a vacuum-forming factory to your home

While 3D printing is all well and good, it can be frustrating if you need to make a lot of things, or make them quickly. Do you <i>really</i> want to wait minutes (or hours) for a bowl to finish? Mayku sure doesn't. It's crowdfunding the FormBox, a machine that brings vacuum forming to your tabletop. It …

Domestic Technology

Deals: AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus at 30% off

Today’s featured deal is especially useful for those who love to use their iPad, but still desire the control and precision of a stylus. The AluPen Digital Fine-Point Stylus is the smooth digital equivalent to drawing with a pen on paper or notepad. With the AluPen, there is no need to pair with a …

Siri creators have come up with Viv, an AI that could kill the keyboard at last - Pocket-lint

Viv is what Siri should have been. It comes from the Siri creators and is a super smart AI that could not only kill the keyboard but can change …

How do you make a video game where losses really matter?

<i>Keyboard Geniuses</i><i>is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have</i> …

7 Maps That Will Change How You Think About Global Politics

The ways we look at geopolitics are hopelessly out of date. Military might and the power of nation-states aren’t what they used to be. Now it’s all about who’s the most connected.<p>Power in the 21st century means something very different than it did even a few decades ago. Military might, territory, …

Geography

Researchers Develop a Transparent Wood That May Revolutionize Eco-Friendly Building

A new process strips color from the wood and replaces it with an acrylic filler, resulting in a clear material<p>Lars Berglund of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has developed what could very well be the next big trend in sustainable building: transparent wood. The material, which …

Engineering

These crypto apps are giving you back the power of privacy

The future of online privacy lies in a cloud of doubt as tech companies and government agencies confront each other on several fronts in the latest round of the decades-old Crypto Wars.<p>The feds are looking for backdoords into encrypted communications, describing it as a necessity to fight terrorism …

Magic: The Gathering Comes to Dungeons & Dragons for the Ultimate Fantasy RPG

Both <i>D&D</i> and <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> have told stories about multiverses and alternate planes of reality, but they’ve never used that conceit to link two …

Board Games

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Cookie Science: Why Cream Butter and Sugar?

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Why Do I Cream Butter, and What Happens If I Don't?<p>Have you ever made strawberry shortcake and thought to yourself, "Why do I whip the cream, and what happens if I don't?"<p>Probably not. The difference between a dollop and a drizzle of cream is so obvious, no one …

Dessert

My mother is ill but my boss won’t budge on my hours

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>After 10 years working as a specialized repairman for the same company, I must come in late two mornings a week to take my mother to medical appointments. I asked to change my start time to one hour later. My employer responded by saying that if I am unable to meet the requirements of …

Normal Sweat/Suit Headphones

Normal’s new wireless headphones feature custom made soft silicone earplugs and adjustable arms for a secure yet comfortable fit. They also have an …

Circuit Simulator Lets You Play Around with Electronics Components in Your Browser

Part of the fun of DIY electronics projects is tinkering with things to learn how they work, but that doesn’t mean planning ahead isn’t a smarter …

Arduino

latest Microsoft news, reviews, buyer's guides - Pocket-lint

Latest from Microsoft<p>8 May 2018<p>The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's is now underway.Every year Microsoft …

Top 10 Tech Security Basics Every Person Should Follow

We talk a lot about computer security and data security here at Lifehacker, but you can never have too many reminders of the basics. Here, in a …

Information Systems

AxiDraw

A plug-and-play writing and drawing machine by Evil Mad Scientist and Lindsay Wilson. The AxiDraw can write or draw precisely on almost any flat …

Dyson's new bladeless fan is also a powerful air filter

Dyson really hates dirt, to the point that it's now come up with a new bladeless fan that can also filter out ultrafine airborne particles -- including viruses, bacteria and pollens -- that are as tiny as 0.1 microns. The aptly-named Pure Cool (AM11) closely resembles Dyson's other fan towers, with …

Remote Controls

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …