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Holiday cooking hacks: Whipped cream in a jar, muffin tin poached eggs and more

When you have a house full of guests for the holidays and you're trying to feed them all without breaking a sweat, you'd do just about anything to save time, right? Whether you're cooking up brunch, dinner or dessert, Food & Wine magazine test kitchen senior editor Justin Chapple has a time-saving, …

Let's uncover the mysteries in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer

A long, long weekend ago, in a galaxy called the Milky Way, we got our first glimpse of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>.<p>It is a teaser trailer in the purest sense of the word. Although we saw glimpses the franchise's future in motion, we didn't get any details about characters or plot or settings. That …

The Snapshotr Shot Glass Will Eliminate Your 'Alcohol Is Disgusting' Face Forever

If we were honest about drinking alcohol on a Friday night, we'd all probably admit that a) we don't like discussing craft beer as much as we pretend to and b) taking shots is the absolute worst.<p>But now, we've discovered a way for you to avoid those awkward facial contortions brought on by those …

Microsoft files for Battletoads trademark

Microsoft may be working on something related to the beloved Battletoads franchise — the company filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week, and now holds the Battletoads trademark.<p>The trademark application, which was discovered this afternoon by a user on NeoGAF, was …

Pirate Bay co-founder who fled to avoid prison is arrested in Thailand

One of the co-founders of the torrenting site The Pirate Bay, and the last to avoid arrest, was taken into custody in Thailand on Monday, the Associated Press reports.<p>Fredrik Neij, 36, was detained at a checkpoint along the Thailand-Laos border. Thai authorities said Neij had been living in Laos …

How to Make Japanese Milk Bread at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't have to go all the way across the Pacific in search of the fluffiest, lightest, tallest bread of your life; Cynthia from Two Red Bowls</i> …

iQuit 2: Christian Bale leaves Steve Jobs biopic

Christian Bale has become the second high-profile Hollywood star to decide that the role of the late Apple technology guru Steve Jobs is not for him, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>The Oscar-winning Welshman was revealed as producers’ first choice for the biopic last month when screenwriter …

Pirate Bay co-founder arrested in Thailand

One of the founders of Pirate Bay has been arrested under an Interpol warrant as he was crossing into Thailand from Laos.<p>Hans Fredrik Lennart Neij, who uses the alias TiAMO, was detained on Monday by Thai immigration police at a checkpoint in Thailand’s Nong Khai province.<p>Neij, along with other …

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason Criticizes U2's Free Songs of Innocence Release

In a recent interview, the Black Keys' Patrick Carney took aim at U2 for their surprise, free iTunes release of <i>Songs of Innocence</i>, saying it "devalued their music completely". Now, a different big tent rock band's drummer has echoed that criticism: Pink Floyd's Nick Mason.<p>In an interview with</i> …

Motivate your kids to do their chores with free app Choremonster

The battle to get your kids to do their chores can be exhausting! Thankfully, I’ve found a great free app called “Choremonster” that will actually …

Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side

What research actually says about felines<p>Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them.<p>The first thing you notice when you …

Pets

Why You Should Stop Tipping Your Server

<i>Credit: Flickr/Steve Snodgrass</i><p><b>Stop tipping.</b> Stop tipping 20 percent. Stop tipping out of custom. Stop tipping because your server makes below minimum wage, and after taxes it's basically nothing. Stop tipping. You're screwing everything up.<p><b>***</b><p>In September 2014, pro football player LeSean McCoy left …

‘He Taught Them How To Twist Ass,’ And Other ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Chinese Mistranslations

Mistranslation humor is my favorite thing, so when it came out last week that <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>‘s box office, or should I say, INTERPLANETARY UNUSUAL ATTACKING TEAM‘s box office, could be suffering in China due to poorly-translated subtitles, I was really hoping someone would dig up some …

'The Hobbit' turns 10: Find that rewrote human history

The discovery of a tiny species of human 10 years ago has transformed theories of human evolution.<p>The claim is made by Prof Richard Roberts who was among those to have published details of the "Hobbit".<p>The early human was thought to have lived as recently as 20,000 years ago and so walked the Earth …

Anthropology

Prog rock: the sound of history's future

“It was like a horror museum,” Lake recalls, upon visiting the artist’s home. “But Giger himself is a very sweet, kind, gentle and very sort of …

Now This Would've Made For A Great Mario Movie

MARIO (V.O.) (sullen): "You ever feel like you were out of joint with the world, Doc? Like you didn't fit?"<p>Max Landis, son of famed director John …

Homemade Texas Roadhouse Butter

Famous Texas Roadhouse Butter made at home. It'll take you mere minutes, and it is SO good!<p>"I could have made a meal out of their rolls and cinnamon honey butter!" How often do we hear this after a meal at Texas Roadhouse?? Every. single. time.<p>Okay, okay. So I'm actually the person who says that …

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Homemade Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Texas Roadhouse rolls you can make at home! We love that Stephie used one of her great-grandmother's recipes for inspiration.<p>Bread. Rolls. Carbs. They’re pretty much my life-line.<p>So it should come as no surprise to anyone that one of my favorite yeast rolls are those served at Texas Roadhouse …

Harassed game developer driven from home after receiving death threats on Twitter

Game developer Brianna Wu and her husband called the police and left their home last night after receiving a credible death threat on Twitter. The threats appear to be the latest in the "Gamergate movement," which has led to several attacks on those criticizing the treatment of women in video games.<p>…

Game Developer Brianna Wu Flees Home After Death Threats

Threats have once again forced a game developer to flee her home.<p>On Friday night, game developer Brianna Wu left her home and filed a police report after receiving tweets that included threats on her life and contained her home address, Kotaku reports.<p>Wu, the Head of Development at Giant Spacekat …

A Letter to My Future Child: What it Was Like To Buy a CD

To my future child,<p>I can’t imagine the world you’re living in. When I was young, things seemed so much more simple. I think things probably always …

Why Popular Video Game 'League Of Legends' Is Bringing In $1 Billion

Riot Games, the company behind "League of Legends," has a very unconventional business model.<p>"League of Legends" — which is basically like a more-complicated video game version of capture the flag— is huge in the e-sports world. In January it boasted a staggering 27 million daily active players. …

League of Legends

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ to Feature Stephen Hawking

On November 10th, Pink Floyd will unveil <i>The Endless River</i>, their first album in two decades. Although the new LP is a mostly instrumental affair, …

'You Have The Right To Remain Silent.' Or Do You?

"You have the right to remain silent."<p>Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But new court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.<p>Take the case of California resident Richard Tom. In 2007, he broadsided a car, injuring a girl and …

Watch Microsoft's RoomAlive Prototype Turn an Entire Room Into a Game

Last year, there was some speculation that Microsoft's IllumiRoom project, which uses a Kinect and a projector to extend a game world from the confines of the TV screen to the rest of the room, would be used with the Xbox One. Microsoft later explained that the technology was too expensive to …

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

If your image of a computer programmer is a young man, there's a good reason: It's true. Recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had some of the highest rates: 17 percent of its technical staff is female.<p>It wasn't …

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication.<p>This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck.<p>With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal …

A Brief History of German Beer Boots, and Where You Can Find Them

Anyone who's seen the movie <i>Beerfest</i> remembers "Das Boot": it's a giant, boot-shaped drinking vessel that thwarts the efforts of our intrepid American heroes with its daunting size and insurmountable German-ness. Since that movie, the beer boot (or "bierstiefel") has gone on to become a staple prop …