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Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

This Brilliant Stop Motion Video Only Uses Photos Taken With Google Glass

A team of artists created an awesome stop motion video using hundreds of photos taken with Google Glass, Google's computerized glasses that will publicly launch in 2014.<p>The Google Glass YouTube account shared the video, which we first saw on Buzzfeed.<p>This is what Google Glass said in its YouTube …

Paper airplanes finally get the smartphone remote control they deserve

Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time out, it's a Kickstarter project that brings smartphone control to the notoriously staid world of …

Why This Is the Best Steak I've Ever Had

A few weeks ago I made the best steak I've ever had – it was better than anything I'd had in a restaurant, and any recipe that required the best cut …

Smartphone Pin revealed by camera and microphone

<b>The Pin for a smartphone can be revealed by its camera and microphone, researchers have warned.</b><p>Using a program called PIN Skimmer, a team from the University of Cambridge found that codes entered on a number-only soft keypad could be identified.<p>The software watches your face via the camera and …

Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. KitKat is designed around three major tentpoles, Google told TechCrunch, including reaching the next billion (it previously announced 1 billion …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Your Child Already Knows How To Program This Robot

Your average five-year-old doesn’t know how to program. But she can probably sing songs, tell stories, and even make up her own stories and songs. According to Vikas Gupta, founder and CEO of Play-i, these skills are all a child needs to program and operate a robot.<p>It’s a pretty insane claim, given …

Serious Entertaining: Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups for a Crowd

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I'm not going to try to pretend to take credit for this genius idea—I saw it late the other night during my daily pre-bedtime bath (not to be confused with my daily post-wake-time bath) on the foodporn sub-Reddit and …

'X-Men' Producer Goes On Racist Facebook Rant

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the story, noting Palermo left his position at Fox more than a year ago after his contract ended.<p>Here are some of the postings that appeared on his Facebook page that has since been taken down. Warning, the following may offend some readers.<p><b>About Anderson</b> …

$75M Offered for More ‘Breaking Bad’

Sausage and Gravy on Pasta

Where do recipes come from? From necessity, distant memories, and problem solving, mostly. This one came from the fact that my littlest one won't eat hamburger but loves sausage. And I had picked up some freshly made pappardelle pasta from Eataly. And I found a green pepper in my late-summer …

How to Make Baby Formula With Karo Syrup

Before the introduction of commercial baby formula, most mothers who could not breastfeed, or who chose not to, would make formula for their child at …

Jimmy Fallon's Funny Breaking Bad Parody, JOKING BAD

Slice Steak The Right Way

Cut your meat like this and it will reward you with extreme tenderness<p>Maybe it’s happened to you: You slap down a pricey Jurassic-sized slab of meat on a grill and cook it to juicy, medium-rare perfection. Then, after you finally sink your teeth into the steak, you realize something is wrong.<p>It’s …

The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not here because of the anti-establishment rock star lurking in the basement; this venue is also the centre for the LAPD rapid …