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Red Sift, a startup from ex-Shazam technical architect, wants to make your data work for you

Red Sift, a new London startup from two ex-Shazamers, is building an ambitious cloud-based and developer platform that wants to enable individuals and businesses to plug in various data sources and make that data actually work for them in a meaningful way.<p>This could be anything from unlocking the …

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Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale

The seaweed, a form of red marine algae, looks like translucent red lettuce. It also has twice the nutritional value of kale and grows very quickly. Did we mention it tastes like bacon?<p>According to Oregon State researcher Chris Langdon, his team started growing the new strain while trying to find a …

Seaweed

New Rules Allow Early Adopters to Become Early Investors

James Han Contributor<p>James Han is the co-founder of SeedInvest , a leading equity crowdfunding platform and a former investor at Francisco Partners.<p>Were you one of the first to identify Uber as a game changer? What about being one of the first to use Amazon or Google in the early days?<p>If you had …

Venture Capital

SEC Reg A+ Will Now Let You Crowdfund Equity

Crowdfunding just got a little bit more interesting. According to SEC Regulation A+, as of today companies can secure funding via crowdfunding provided they are compliant with a set of very specific laws and standards.<p>“These new rules provide an effective, workable path to raising capital that also …

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The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever

There are a lot of things I could tell you about a trip I took to Colombia several years ago. I could tell you about the shootout that erupted on the street in Cali just seconds after I had stepped inside my flat. I could tell you about the bonfire-roasted wild rat I ate one night on a remote …

Quest for a Superbee

Brother Adam must have known he had become a beekeeper at an unlucky time. It was 1915, and he was a 16-year-old novice at Buckfast Abbey in southwest England. Rapid bee die-offs have been recorded for centuries, but the catastrophe that confronted the young monk was unprecedented. A mysterious …

How Snow Guns Keep the Slopes Coated in Fresh Powder

Author: Danielle Venton. Danielle Venton Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.07.15.<p>Time of Publication: 5:00 am. 5:00 am<p><b>Between muddy trails</b> and shorter …

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Home Decorating

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Augmented Reality

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Advertisement<p>36 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for …

How to bring order to your Mac's digital photo library

This blogger, amateur photographer, Mac user and family-memory archivist shares a few tips about how to keep your photos safe and organized.<p>Admit it, your digital photo library is a mess. Between your phone and dSLR camera -- or just your phone alone -- you have thousands of photos and are adding …

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39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Get unlimited photo editing filters with Shift for Android

The problem with many photo editing apps on Android is the inability to customize filters to your liking. Sure, VSCO Cam and other similar apps allow you to dial down the filter after you select it, but after that you’re stuck editing your picture with the same routine of brightness, contrast, and …

Apps

IOgrapher Turns Your iPad Into a Professional Videography Solution

Videography and the iPad don't usually go together. And that's a shame because the large screen of the iPad and even the iPad mini make for a great video editing tool. Without a USB port or SD card slot, transferring video files to the iPad is a hassle, even with AirDrop. Ideally, you could easily …

Videography

Meteor wants to be the warp drive for building real-time apps

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: dezignor/Shutterstock<p>For most organizations, building a modern-day cloud application that rivals something as clean …

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

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Lumecluster “Nightmare” Mask Lives up to Its Name

If the picture seen above doesn’t scare you, or at least freak you out a little, the videos at the end of this post should do the trick. As seen on 3Dprint.com, Melisa Ng has come up with a 3D printed mask that I hope doesn’t show up in my dreams anytime soon!<p>As freaky as it looks, the mask is …

A Buzzing Sonar Watch That Helps Blind People Navigate

Like bats and dolphins, humans have been known to use echolocation to navigate their environment. This is most common among visually impaired people, …

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup With All the Fixings Recipe

Rich chicken tortilla soup, made from slow-simmered chicken thighs, joins quintessential toppings—avocado, red onion, sour cream, cilantro cheese, tortillas, limes and hot sauce—in this simple, sustaining slow-cooker meal. The broth gets its depth from inclusions such as apple cider vinegar, ancho …

25 Ways to Grill Chicken Better

Behold our definitive guide to grilling the best chicken of your life! With these 25 tips, tricks, and recipes, your bird will never be boring<p>Like burgers and dogs or a rack of ribs, grilled chicken is a rite of summer. Whether skewered, flattened, brined, spiced, or upended on a beer can, there …

Cooking

Does Mixing Oil and Butter Really Alter the Smoke Point?

I've heard chefs on TV and in books say that combining both oil and butter in a skillet when you sauté lets you heat the butter to a higher temperature without smoking. Is there any truth in this?<p>The idea is appealing: butter offers great flavor but smokes and turns acrid at a relatively low …

The Friday Night Meatball Recipe That Changed My Life

<i>Editor's Note: If you haven't had a chance to read Sarah's fantastic article about how building relationships with big pasta and meatball dinners, you should do it now! It's fun, funny, heartwarming, passionate, and genuinely thought-provoking. Everything we look for in a great food story. Now take</i> …

Nice and Easy Sautéed Zucchini, Summer Squash, and Cherry Tomatoes with Chilies and Herbs

I had the sound of Ike and Tina Turner's cover of Proud Mary ringing in my ears as I started work on this recipe, and it dawned on me that it was because I was unconsciously singing it out loud. So <i>this</i> is what my wife is talking about when she says I annoy her in the car.<p>"You know, every now and …

The Food Lab: The Easiest Foolproof Crispy Pan-Seared Fish You'll Ever Make

How many of you have ruined a delicate fish filet by trying to pry it off the pan that it's fused itself to? Yeah, I thought so.<p>You know the real reason why I don't get as much fish in my diet as I'd like to? It's not because I don't like fish—I love it. It's not because I don't have access to good …

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 teaspoons cornstarch1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk2 eggs1/2 pound elbow macaroni6 ounces block American cheese, …

Every Diner Should Serve a Gyro Omelet

We were passing through the Poconos on our way back to New York City when hunger set in. I'm not sure how else I would have come across the Pioneer Diner in Mount Pocono, PA, but after a parade of Cracker Barrels and gas station mini marts, it stood out like a vein of gold.<p>Pioneer looks like it …

How to Make Rich and Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo That Won't Weigh You Down

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>I'd always figured fettuccine Alfredo was about as authentically Italian as an Ellio's frozen pizza; something concocted by the Olive Garden's chefs at their Tuscan cooking academy, perhaps. But it turns out that the dish has quite a lengthy history …

The Food Lab: Homemade Greek-American Lamb Gyros

Greek-American style Lamb Gyros<p>This way to Grecian delight:<b><br>Here's the recipe! »</b><p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>One of my earliest memories as a New York kid in the 1980s was when the Greek-owned pizza shop down the street first put up a poster featuring an …