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New cold boot attack affects "nearly all modern computers"

Security researchers find a new way to disable current cold boot attack firmware security measures to steal sensitive data from high-value …

Cybersecurity

Why are people turning away from Facebook as a news source?

Facebook is becoming a less popular place for people to consume news online and a new report sheds light on the reasons behind the turning tide.<p>In …

Messaging Apps

A Do’s and Don’ts Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh in August is a dreamy destination for performing arts lovers. The city takes on a dazzling new light with thousands of shows, plays, street …

Google Pixel 3 XL benchmark seemingly confirms Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM

We’re still at least a couple of months out from the debut of the Google Pixel 3, but in the past few weeks, we’ve been learning more about Google’s upcoming flagships. Now, a benchmark is seemingly confirming a few details.<p>The best gifts for Android users<p>Off the bat, we want to establish that …

Google Pixel

The portable home theater projector the size of a soda can is back down to its lowest price

There are a bunch of different portable projectors you can use to beam a nice big picture from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and plenty of …

Hello Tosh, got a Toshiba? Apple joins consortium’s $18bn bid

Apple would love to say, ‘Thanks for the memories’, to Samsung.<p>Apple has joined a consortium that includes Bain Capital to make an $18bn bid for …

Apple

Europe’s largest food truck festival comes to Ireland

Food from from 14 countries served at event as Ireland embraces food truck culture<p>Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 12:30<p>When will the humble chip van become the …

Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream recipe

30K<p>6K<p>When I was finalizing the recipes in The Perfect Scoop, I wrote too many recipes and needed to make room for all the other stuff that goes into …

Dessert

vanilla bean strawberry sherbet

Pour sugar into a small bowl. Scrape in vanilla beans. Using fingertips, rub beans and pods into sugar until vanilla is well incorporated. Fish out …

Chocolate Ice Cream

Makes about 4 cups<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 ounces dark chocolate (70% to 75% cacao), finely chopped<p>2 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk<p>1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>6 large egg yolks<p>13 tablespoons sugar, divided<p>1/4 cup heavy whipping cream<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place chocolate in a medium metal …

Sorbetto all'anguria

Il sorbetto all’anguria è un modo originale e fresco di consumare l’anguria, frutto tipico della stagione estiva.<br>La preparazione del sorbetto …

Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

Recipes

Homemade Snickers recipe & gift idea

Line a 9×13 pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.<p>Start with ingredients for layer #1. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a …

Dessert

13 new things you can do with your Android Wear smartwatch

If you have one of the many Android Wear watches compatible with Android Wear 2.0 (full list in link), you're in for a treat.<p>With Android Wear 2.0, and the more recent Android Wear update bringing the platform in sync with Android Oreo, Google redesigned the interface and added new features that …

Not a Single Person on This Remote Island Has Acne—Here's Why

Imagine a small, remote tropical island surrounded by crystal-clear water where fresh produce and fish are abundant, the morale is upbeat and happy, …

Sweet Potatoes

Bourdain on food, travel and politics

Impassioned and perceptive, the king of TV travel doesn’t disappoint in his interview. We talk about Persian chicken, interviewing Obama in Vietnam and the sauces of Oaxaca, Mexico.<p>More than 15 years in, Anthony Bourdain is still the king of TV travel. His show Parts Unknown – in which food, …

How squash agriculture spread bees in pre-Columbian North America

Using genetic markers, researchers have for the first time shown how cultivating a specific crop led to the expansion of a pollinator species. In …

Massimo Bottura: Next Stop? Brazil

The Italian chef Massimo Bottura, crowned owner of the best restaurant in the world, wants to help feed the planet: one ‘ugly eggplant’ at a time.

Robots date, mate, and procreate 3D printed offspring in ‘Robot Baby’ project

Researchers in the Netherlands claim to have created the world’s first “robots that procreate.” What does that mean exactly? Well, child, when two robots’ fitness evaluation algorithms come to a successful conclusion, something beautiful happens. You’ll know when you’re older — or if you scroll …

Energysquare is a wireless phone charging pad that doesn’t use induction

Meet Energysquare, a thin charging pad made so that you don’t have to plug in your phone charger ever again. Energysquare doesn’t rely on induction like most wireless chargers out there. Instead, Energysquare uses a conductive surface as well as a sticker on the back of your phone. The company is …

Internet giants commit to tackling hate, terrorist propaganda in EU

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube have signed on to new rules to tackle online hate speech.<p>The Internet titans agreed on Tuesday to a new code of conduct by the European Union that takes aim at illegal hate speech and terrorist propaganda posted online. Under the new rules, they have …

McDonald's worker goes viral with Facebook rant about what it's really like to work for the fast food chain

If someone told you they worked at McDonald's, what would your reaction be?<p>Would you pity them? Look down on them? Thank your lucky stars you're not in their position, having to work for a pittance in presumably gruelling conditions?<p>If that's the case, a Facebook post from McDonald's worker Mike …

Rat and human DNA found in burgers

An extensive study of burgers is making waves after researchers detected traces of rat DNA and human DNA in products meant for human consumption.<p>Food analytics start-up Clear Labs analysed 258 burger products on sale in northern California. 13.6 per cent were found to be “problematic” in some way – …

Chef creates 'world's most expensive burger' (cost: £1,100)

Wagyu beef with gold coated buns, lobster and black truffle Brie makes quite a picture<p>A London restaurant claims to have created the world's most expensive burger, embellished with gold leaf, lobster and caviar.<p>The wagyu beef and venison dish, priced at £1,100, took three weeks to develop and has …

Axl Rose Triumphs at AC/DC Debut in Lisbon

AC/DC must be starting to think someone up there doesn’t like them. A catalogue of misfortune has beset this most enduring of hard-rock bands during …

Burning Bias in the Kitchen - Trailblazer Chef Clare Smyth

Top Chef Monica Galetti caused a stir with her recent remarks that when it came to forging a career as a top chef, women have “to put it first to do …

10 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

Find out what the crew is really thinking while you're up in the air.<p>When JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater lashed out at a passenger and made a dramatic exit down the aircraft's emergency slide in 2010, people were left to wonder what put him over the edge. Sure, every job is stressful, but …

Flying

Wacky travel expenses employees submitted last year

If you're a company owner or other boss and your employees travel as part of their jobs, you've probably seen a few oddball expense reimbursement submissions cross your desk. But the list below has 10 that are particularly outlandish and head-scratching and just plain brazen.<p>As part of its annual …

Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream

<b>Cadbury Crème Egg Ice Cream</b><p>3 1/2 cups heavy cream<br>1/4 cup cocoa powder (Dutch-process or Natural)<br>3/4 cup granulated sugar<br>Pinch salt<br>2 TBSP corn syrup<br>1 …