Mohtashim Khan

125 Flips | 7 Magazines | 17 Likes | 35 Following | 15 Followers | @mohtashimk | A lover of technology...

Amazon is having a great smart home sale, with savings on smart plugs, lightbulbs, doorbells, security cameras, and more

Incase you've been dabbling with the idea of turning your house into a full-blown smart home (we know, once you've experienced Alexa it's hard not to …

This Overnight Pancake Recipe Is Actual Heaven on Earth

<i>The following recipe was originally published on Nosh with Tash. You can follow Nosh with Tash host and private chef Natasha Feldman on Instagram here.</i><p>Pancakes are a magical food in that they basically taste good with everything. You could probably put a shoe on top of a pancake and it would taste …

28 Documentaries To Watch If You're Not Normally Into Documentaries

There's something for everyone.<p><i>Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

5 Chicken Recipes We're Excited About This Week

Chicken is the reliable go-to protein our editors turn to night after night when they want to get dinner on the table. But just because it's an old …

How to choose a cool AC window unit

Indoor air conditioning is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat. For many, the convenience of central air remains out of reach, which leaves the AC window unit as the next best thing.<p>Today's window models are much better than what you might be used to, and nothing like the massive energy …

How to: Build a HomeKit or Alexa-powered smart home on a $200 budget

Whether you’re hearing about it in the context of more basic smartphone control, home security or voice assistants, a lot of perks come from being a smart home owner. But often times smart home tech can be expensive, especially to someone just looking to get started. So below you’ll find our top …

Google Home Mini

New USCIS Policy Will Carry Harsh Consequences For Applicants

The leadership of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) seems determined to refute the notion that people in the federal government don’t work hard. To the contrary, top USCIS officials work around-the-clock to come up with creative ways to make life as difficult as possible for those …

Stranger than fiction: the most shocking documentaries ever

Last weekend saw the US release of the new documentary Three Identical Strangers, a historical footnote too unlikely for anyone to have dreamt up. During the 80s, three young men named Robert Shaffran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman discovered that they were identical triplets separated at …

Documentaries

He’s One of Brazil’s Greatest Writers. Why Isn’t Machado de Assis More Widely Read?

In life, he played the role of the bland bureaucrat but in the strange world of his fiction, everyone is slightly insane.<p>Most countries have a writer like him: the bearded eminence whose face adorns postage stamps, and whose name dignifies avenues, and whose Complete Works sit, undisturbed, on …

31 Products On Amazon With So Many 5-Star Reviews, You'd Be Silly Not To Take A Look

Crystal Pepsi. Google Glass. Segways. There's a lot of stuff out there that just never lived up to the hype. Not the case on Amazon though, where …

How Did the Nazis Gain Power in Germany?

<b>THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY</b> <b><br>Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic</b><br>By Benjamin Carter Hett<br>Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.<p>We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what we think is a great distance. We take for granted that the Germans of the 1930s were quite different …

50 Greatest Comedies of the 21st Century

50<p>‘Enough Said’ (2013)<p>At the start of Nicole<br>Holofcener’s savvy L.A. rom-com, harried masseuse Eva tells a slobby<br>divorcé named Albert that she’s tired …

​​The Evolution of the Combustion Engine​​

What started as a simple controlled explosion changed the auto industry.<p>Humans have been building cars for well over a century now, and under almost every hood has sat an internal combustion engine. For the past 100 years, its principle has remained the same: air and fuel go in, an explosion …

Internal Combustion Engine

16 of Our Favorite Cheese Recipes to Make This Summer

Whether they are good for the grill or incorporate some of the season’s best ingredients, here are our favorite cheese-centric recipes that are great …

Coconut-Layered Pound Cake | Taste of Home

Follow along as we show you how to make these fantastic recipes from our archive.

The 17 Best Music Documentaries On Netflix

Ranked by their Rotten Tomatoes Critic Scores!<p>Photos: Netflix ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><i>Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids</i> <b><br>Rotten Tomatoes</b> …

Rotten Tomatoes

The best home security system

SimpliSafe takes top honors.<p><i>By Rachel Cericola and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending more …

80 Easy Vegetarian Dinners Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

Whether you enjoy an occasional meatless meal or follow a vegetarian diet, easy vegetarian dinners make busy weeknights less stressful.<p>Chili-Lime …

Cooking

The Best Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: September 4th</b><p>The Netflix name has meant many things, including the best shows not on TV. And while there are some glaring omissions in their selection of good movies, there’s still plenty to peruse. Narrowing them down to just 35 of the best Netflix films wasn’t easy. Nonetheless, …

Entertainment

What Is Spacetime?

People have always taken space for granted. It is just emptiness, after all—a backdrop to everything else. Time, likewise, simply ticks on …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

Millennials are killing restaurants like T.G.I.Fridays and Buffalo Wild Wings

Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp Recipe

"My dad gave me this recipe, and every time I make it I have people begging me for the recipe."<p>Ingredients<p>2 teaspoons ground paprika<p>2 tablespoons …

The Next Porn: How to design a service without having money

A few months ago I came up with the idea of creating a service that would give users the exact porn they needed. Whether it was just being uploaded …

Amazon will install a full smart home security system for you

You'll only have to pay once, and packages include the installation fee.<p>Amazon has been beefing up its home security business for quite some time now; earlier this year, it even purchased smart doorbell company Ring to take Google-owned Nest head on. Now, <i>TechCrunch</i> has discovered a portal on the …

SelectTV could be the best cord-cutting service you've never heard of

Everyone seems to be cutting the cord and ditching cable. We’re still watching an obsessive amount of TV – we’re just watching it on other platforms. …

NASA’s virtual tour of the moon in 4K will blow your mind

The moon can look spectacular enough from here on Earth, but a just-posted NASA video showing the lunar surface in amazing close-up detail is also …

Grand Canyon

Best street food in New York City -- from falafel to bagels | CNN Travel

New York City

25+ Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

When we hear vegetarian dinners, you know what comes to mind? Luscious veggies, tender beans, rich broths, flavorful sauces, and great textures. …

Slow Cookers

Cheddar Baked Chicken Recipe

"This recipe is very quick and easy to prepare. The flavors blend to make it rather tasty. It is great with plain white rice and your favorite …