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Caramelized Pineapple

107<p>8<p>One fruit that’s always in season is pineapple, and the spiky beauties really help to brighten up winter, especially when you’ve had your fill of …

Make the Perfect Drink Using This App-Connected Cocktail Machine

A new startup is aiming to produce a smartphone-controlled countertop drink mixer to satisfy home cocktail cravings in under five seconds. Using positive displacement pumps, the <i>Somabar</i> extracts the cocktail ingredients precisely with one tap of the device's companion app. The smart bartending …

Android Lollipop 5.1 Release In Q1 2015 Will Attempt To Address Major Bugs

Google’s latest version of Android has not had the easiest of receptions. With a number of major bugs and issues that are degrading the experience, an update to Lollipop was always going to be on the cards. Now it’s time for a second bug fix release, as reports are surfacing online of a 5.1 release …

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

21 tools that will help your remote team work better together

Working as a remote team can be difficult, but doesn’t have to be. Here at The Next Web, much of our team is remote.<p>We have staff in the UK, India, The Netherlands, USA and New Zealand all working together across time zones successfully, even though the time differences can be confusing …

Edyn's Soil Sensor and Hose Attachment Make Your Garden Smart

You’ve been busy turning your home into a smart one, but what about your garden? Edyn just kicked off a Kickstarter campaign to build a combination smart soil sensor and a hose attachment so you can easily manage your garden from your smartphone.<p>Edyn’s creator, Jason Aramburu, worked as a soil …

The must-have Pebble Time apps, watch faces, and games for your wrist

The Pebble was one of the first major smartwatches to hit the market, long before the Apple Watch and Android Wear secured a spot on our wrists. The …

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The Whiskey Sour

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: A classic whiskey sour to set all other whiskey sours straight.</i><p>Before the revolution (that’s what I’m …

How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …

Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

This just in: <i>Sweet rolls are taking over the universe.</i><p>At least that’s the conclusion one might draw if they read my site regularly and see the …

How to Saber a Bottle of Champagne

<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: Erik Lombardo, our resident drinks expert, shows A&M how to saber Champagne.</i><p>We already know you like to throw awesome parties: that you're an …

Half Want: This Dr. Venkman Ghostbusters Jacket

Peter Venkman: he's everybody's favorite Ghostbuster. And now you can pretend to BE him with this Venkman Ghostbusters Jacket available from …

Beautifully Embroidered Silk Paintings by Art of Silk

<i>Art of Silk</i> produces beautiful silk embroidery art whose subjects range from fine art paintings and scenic landscapes to animal and floral portraits. Aside from producing traditional embroidery, though, the company has developed new methods of reproducing the intricate art. Founder Christopher …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView …

Men's Fashion

Guide to Grilling: Planking

More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>For all that I've grilled (150-plus recipes and counting), there's always plenty of uncharted territory. One of those areas: <b>planking</b>. There aren't usually many planking recipes in cookbooks, save the ubiquitous planked salmon.<p>It …

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Makes 9 Servings<p>These buns can be assembled the night before, needing only a final rise before baking. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>⅔ cup whole milk<p>5 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast (from one ¼-ounce envelope)<p>…

Baking

Dutch Baby Pancakes with Orange Sugar

breakfast brunch Dutch Baby Pancakes orange zest<p>June 24, 2012<p>Folks, this is what's known as a Dutch Baby pancake:<p>When I say I'm making a Dutch Baby …

Leaping Frog Chicken

Directions<p>1.<p>Discard any visible fat from chickens. Rinse chickens and pat dry. Put 1 chicken, breast up, on a cutting board. Pull 1 leg away from …

Cider Bourbon Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble. (in other words, the tale of never fail pie crust, part two.)

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 11, 2013 154<p>And in even more words, I made a freaking pie!<p>So here’s the deal.<p>I have now come to believe that in order to make a …

Anthony Myint's French Toast Crunch

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: What happens when the minds behind Mission Chinese cross creme brûlée, French toast, and tres leches cake? An indulgent, 5-ingredient treat -- maybe the best</i> …

Herb-Roasted Turkey

8 to 10 Servings<p>This is a good option for cold-weather Thanksgivings eaten under threatening skies, since the combination of herbs and citrus provides a house-filling aroma that speaks to sunniness. Garnish with some remaining sprigs of sage and thyme, but be careful with the rosemary, as a little …

Chicken Potstickers

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Molly Yeh from my name is yeh shares a dumpling recipe that pleases year after year.</i><p><i></i><p>There was a time when approximately half of my diet consisted of potsticker wrappers. …

Sweet Potato Biscuit Pillows with Honey and Coconut Oil

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Biscuits that live up to their name. (Seriously.)</i><p>WHO: TheWimpyVegetarian is a blogger, food writer, and cooking teacher …

Oatmeal Walnut Butterscotch Pie

<i>Thank you to Diamond of California for sponsoring this post.</i><p>As usual I have a lot of <i>blah blah</i> and <i>yadda yadda</i> about the recipe down below, but if …

Google+ allowing more users to claim custom URLs this week

Starting this week, many more Google+ users will be able to secure a custom URL that's easier to remember than the lengthy addresses assigned to accounts by default. Google initially began offering custom URLs to brands and celebrities more than a year ago, but now it's opening up the option for …

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …