Paul Katz

19 Magazines | 4,997 Articles | 11,394 Followers | 411 Likes | @paulkatz | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.

Ingredients for 2

3 ounces vodka<p>10 coriander seeds<p>8 juniper berries<p>2 pieces dried lavender<p>5 whole black peppercorns<p>2 whole cardamom pods<p>1 bay leaf<p>Tonic water, for …

Bay leaf

How Hardcore Henry steals gaming's best tricks for film

<i>Hardcore Henry</i> is not like other movies.<p>Directed and written by Ilya Naishuller, frontman of Russian indie rock band Biting Elbows, and produced by <i>Night Watch</i> and <i>Wanted</i> director Timur Bekmambetov, it's a non-stop action caper filled with cyborg soldiers, clones, and an insane telekinetic warlord …

Film (UK)

The Ultimate Guide to Making Crispy, Amber-Hued Peking Duck at Home

Imagine the best Peking Duck you’ve ever had. That crispy, amber-toned skin. That juicy, melt-in-your-mouth breast meat. Those **deeply nuanced**, …

Yasser Arafat

Inside the Obama Tech Surge as it Hacks the Pentagon and VA — Backchannel

A year ago, when I last interviewed its administrator, former Googler Mikey Dickerson, and deputy administrator Haley Van Dyck, they told me that the …

Silicon Valley

At Age 75, the Moscow Mule Gets Its Kick Back

Ten years ago, I attended a seminar on the history of vodka at Tales of the Cocktail, the annual New Orleans convention. The moderator mentioned a cocktail named the Moscow Mule as “the drink that started it all” — that is, vodka’s popularity in the United States. Invented in 1941, the drink was a …

Drinking

Google's Art and Culture app turns your phone into a museum

It's like Google Photos, Street View and News, but for art.<p>Art is a big subject. It embodies the values of humanity, preserves our culture and serves as a record of our very history. Jumping into it can be daunting and scary, but Google just made it a little easier: the company's new Art and …

Museums

The Very Best Late-Night Restaurants in NYC | MUNCHIES

It’s a hoary cliché to be sure, but New York truly is the city that never sleeps.<p>Are you an anxiety-ridden insomniac? Are you an actual vampire? Or are you just an habitué of the night, addicted to sailing the roiling sea of drunken carousing that composes the nocturnal lifeblood of this great …

Food

Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation

Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startup acts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lost by an airline or a restaurant ruins your meal, Service will interface with the business on your behalf to help make …

Compensation

The world's best hotel pools

Travel

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

The Brain

'The Phantom Tollbooth' Would Be Very Different If It Were Written In 2016

13 up-and-coming New York City restaurants you need to try right now

Tired of heading to the same lunch and dinner places in New York City? Foursquare's "Trending This Week" list has got you covered.<p>Combining implicit visits from the city guide app's users' activity with the check-ins that came from its sister app, Swarm, "Trending This Week" is a weekly roundup of …

Food

Why virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are the 4th wave of tech

Consumer computing platform changes aren’t straight lines — they’re waves. PC, internet, and mobile were the first three waves, and each was faster, larger, and more disruptive than the last. Now the fourth wave of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality is bearing down on us, so let’s dive in.<p><b><br>Waves</b> …

Augmented Reality

This Is One of the Most Realistic Virtual Reality Games I’ve Tried

Nvidia's VR Funhouse makes it feel like you're in a virtual carnival<p>I reached over my shoulder to grab an arrow, nestled it in my bow, pulled back, and hoped for the best. When I released my grip, an arrow engulfed in flames pierced a wooden target in front of me, leaving a trail of billowing …

Virtual Reality

Linguine with Green Olive Sauce and Zesty Breadcrumbs

Bursting with the big brash flavors of green olives, anchovies, and capers, this herbaceous pasta sauce isn't afraid to bite back.<p>Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium and cook panko, stirring, until golden, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; transfer to paper towels to drain …

Pasta

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

We all want to feel taken care of when we go on vacation, and luckily some hotels go above and beyond to make sure that happens.<p>That's especially true of the hotels that made it onto Travel + Leisure's list of the 100 best hotels in the world. The list is a part of T+L's annual World's Best Awards, …

Travel

Virtual reality ‘Chinook’ created to help train medics in UK Armed Forces

Army medics will experience the battlefield without ever leaving the country after engineers developed a ground-breaking virtual reality simulator to mimic the difficulties of working in a warzone.<p>The life-like simulator recreates the cramped conditions inside a moving Chinook helicopter where …

Virtual Reality

The Most Unusual Hotel Rooms in the World

We've covered some pretty over-the-top hotels in our time, and we've learned that space pod suites in the middle of a vineyard and floating hotel …

Middle East Travel

Jumbo Tape Dispenser

I have five or six different kinds of tape in my shop, and last weekend I got fed up with rooting through a drawer to find the one I wanted. To solve …

10 Cool Up-cycled Furniture Hacks

Source & Instructions: Killer B Design Source & Instructions: Fussy Monkey Business Source & Instructions: 2 Little Hooligans Source & instructions: …

7 Best New Korean BBQ Restaurants in L.A.

Los Angeles is home to the largest Korean population in the United States. As a result, the city is blessed with a seemingly endless supply of soju …

Korean Food

Augmented Reality Game Lets Kids Build Virtual Worlds

At first glance, the components of the board game Koski look fairly unremarkable. It consists of a set of magnetic blocks and flat discs that players …

Augmented Reality

Mobile news apps are dying, but texting is the future, Purple CEO says

Purple runs a messenger bot that texts its users with news about politics, tech and (how meta!) other bots.<p>Unless you work for Snapchat or Uber, people probably aren’t downloading your app.<p>On the latest episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, Purple CEO Rebecca Harris said media companies should take a …

Software

Your Guide to Exploring D.C. for Free (Really)

Washington, D.C., is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. And for good reason. With centuries of nation-making history and …

Travel

The Best Hotels in Hong Kong

High-end hotel brands with global reputations topped the list of the city's very best.<p>Hong Kong is experiencing a massive transformation—culturally, economically, politically–and there are no signs of it slowing down. (Check out this piece about Hong Kong's new generation.)<p>These days, young Chinese …

Hong Kong

The Best Hotels in Tokyo

Expect sweeping city views, impeccable customer service, and first-class cuisine.<p>Harajuku fashion, cherry blossoms, and sushi may be some of the first things that come to mind when thinking of Tokyo. But the Japanese capital’s skyscraper hotels are just as iconic — as is the country’s custom of …

Tokyo

Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Is Investing Big In Virtual Reality

The post Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang Is Investing Big In Virtual Reality appeared first on UploadVR.

Virtual Reality

I tried 'hyper reality' for the first time and was blown away

I couldn't stop laughing every time Dave shot me.<p>With each proton blast to the chest, a wave of vibrations would ripple across my torso. And because I've been such a sensitive weenie my entire life, I giggled uncontrollably.<p>The same thing happened every time a ghost passed through me. Slimer was …

Virtual Reality

VR porn festival cancelled, too many people wanted to come

With VR technology rapidly evolving and becoming a mainstay in the consumer market, naturally the adult entertainment industry wants to get their hands on it — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.<p>In the past, the mainstream adoption of technologies like VHS, DVD and online video were lead by …

Festivals

5 Essential Smartphone Apps to Help You Survive Your Next Japan Trip!

Traveling can be very exhausting sometimes with all of the things you need to take care of – taking care of your visa-related paperwork, working on a …

Travel