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Coffee Roasting Guide: How to Control Charge Temperature

Don’t underestimate the power of charge temperature. If you want to really control your roast, highlighting the coffee’s best features for espresso …

Coffee

Watch How 2 of the World’s Great Chefs Grill Steak

David Kinch and Carlo Mirarchi explain their rustic approaches to cooking beef over fire and we tell you where to get aged beef for home grilling.<p>In …

BBQ

The Strange Cocoon of Trump and Hannity, Two Friends Who Like to Talk Before Bed

The call to the White House comes after ten o’clock most weeknights, when <i>Hannity</i> is over. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Sean Hannity …

Donald Trump

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Photography

‘How MH370 pilot flew undetected’

THE mysterious route taken by doomed flight MH370 before the plane vanished with 239 souls on-board has been re-examined by aviation experts who …

Airplanes

Time running out for Malaysian hitman in Australia

As Najib Razak was fighting the election that would end his controversial prime ministership of Malaysia, a former official of his political party quietly entered Australia’s Villawood detention centre to visit an inmate at the centre of one of the biggest scandals of Najib’s reign.<p>Two weeks ago, …

Economic Development

What Just Happened in Malaysia?

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia — Not long after midnight, the crowd of thousands began to sense that something historic was taking place. They had gathered on a vast lawn to watch the election results roll in through the night, and the mood was cheerful and relaxed. Here, in Petaling Jaya, a heavily …

Asia

Blockchain Used To Track Gems To Counter Blood Diamonds And Fakes

Blockchain technology has been used in a pilot project to track diamonds from the mine to retail by South Africa’s De Beers Group, the world’s largest producer of diamonds.<p>The company has tracked 100 high-value diamonds along its entire value chain using an “immutable and secure digital trail …

Jewelry

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

Here's One Way To Tell If An Amazon Product Is Counterfeit

It’s easy for counterfeiters to swoop in on a company’s legitimate Amazon product listing and take over the “Buy” button.<p>When you click on the “Buy” button on a product sold by multiple sellers, Amazon automatically chooses the seller who lists the product at the lowest price. This often provokes …

eCommerce

Inside The Ecosystem That Fuels Amazon’s Fake Review Problem

A vast web of Amazon review fraud lives online, and it's designed to evade the company’s efforts to thwart it.<p><b>One morning in late January</b>, Jake picked up the box on his desk, tore through the packing tape, unearthed the iPhone case inside, snapped a picture, and uploaded it to an Amazon review he’d …

Internet

Emotiva XPA Gen3 two-channel power amplifier

Have I told you about my objectivist friend—the left-brain audiophile who puts a lot of trust in measurements? He has a high natural intelligence and …

Audiophile

Yamaha AS-801

<b><br>Reviewer:</b> Glen Wagenknecht <b><br>Financial Interests:</b> click <b>here</b> <b><br>Sources:</b> Audio Space CDP 8A CD Player<br>Wyred 4 Sound Music Server & DAC-2 <b><br>Preamplifier:</b> Audio …

Audiophile

Line Magnetic Audio LM-518IA integrated amplifier

When I began writing for <i>Stereophile</i>, I heard people whispering:<p>"Herb is one of those triode-horn guys."<p>Wrong. Most of my life, I've favored …

Audiophile

Elac Debut B6 loudspeaker Ken Micallef Part 2

How would the B6 fare with voices? Playing Johnny Hartman's <i>I Just Dropped By to Say Hello</i> (LP, Impulse! A-57), I felt I was looking at the baritone …

Audiophile

Elac Debut B6 loudspeaker Ken Micallef Part 1

<b>Ken Micallef wrote about the Elac Debut B6 in July 2016 (Vol.39 No.7):</b><p>After their big splash at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and following …

Audiophile

Elac Debut B6 loudspeaker

The first I heard about Elac's new Debut line of speakers was from two 12-year-olds at T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2015. "Elac's room is making the …

Audiophile

Wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration

PU<p>PunnenPunnoose asked on July 23, 2013<p>Question<p>Q: Wifi doesn't have a valid IP configuration<p>I recently bought a windows 8 laptop which used to access …

The Pilot Who Saved That Southwest Flight Is A Badass

Tammie Jo Shults, reportedly one of the pilots responsible for landing the Southwest Airlines flight 1380 that experienced an engine explosion …

A pocket guide to knives- Lexicon of Blade Steel

The Lexicon of Blade Steel list common steels often used in knives. It is in no way all inclusive. All steels listed here also appear within the …

Crucible Selector - Crucible 440C

<b>Surface Treatments</b>Nitriding decreases the corrosion resistance of stainless steels, and is not generally recommended for this grade. Because of the …

Buying a 4K TV: What you need to know about HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, HEVC & UHD

What do HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0a, HEVC, and VP9 mean?<p>HDCP, HDMI, HEVC, VP9...: Deciphering the 4K TV alphabet soup<p>Is buying a 4K TV as simple as ensuring …

Learn How to Create Paper Cut Effect with this Photoshop Tutorial

Lidia Lukianova shared a simple but quite awesome Photoshop tutorial. She shows us how to create a beautiful Paper Cut effect using the Pen Tool and …

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries, study finds

Three cups of coffee a day clears out your arteries and could help beat heart disease, according to a new study.<p>Scientists at the University of Sao Paulo took dietary information and Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) readings from more than 4,400 study participants, nearly all of whom drank coffee.<p>They …

Clogged Arteries (Arterial Plaque)

How to Fill in Empty Edges After Cropping in Adobe Photoshop

I have another really cool tip for you today. You can put this one in the “best tips ever” category if you want. It’s going to save a lot of people a …

Dentists keep dying of this lung disease. The CDC can’t figure out why.

Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.<p>It’s estimated that about 200,000 people in the United States have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) at any one time.<p>But the common denominator of a small group …

Public Health

Ready for Real BBQ? Time to Learn How to Use a Smoker Grill

Smoker grills, AKA offset barrel smokers, horizontal smokers, or pipe smokers, allow the griller (that's you!) serious control over the smoking …

The Complete Guide to Knife and Tool Steels

Over the course of this blog, we’ve looked a lot of knives and everything around them, such as locking functions, blade shapes, sheaths and so on. …

Ginkgo biloba

Supporting Research<p>Amieva H, Meillon C, Helmer C, Barberger-Gateau P, Dartigues JF. Ginkgo biloba extract and long-term cognitive decline: a 20-year …