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Iwachu Skillets: Effortless Japanese Cast Iron

Cast iron is a known Good. Its even cooking surface, versatility and durability have made cast-iron pans into vital kitchen staples all around the …

11 pieces of life-changing advice from commencement speeches by tech celebrities

A lot of them are filled with unnecessary cliches.<p>But these 11 speeches by some of the most successful tech giants will inspire you to do great things in life.

Singapore's Growing Success Sparks a Backlash

Wild Rocket Group started ten years ago in Singapore and now has four restaurants serving modern Singaporean cuisine. But sometimes it’s forced to turn away guests because it can’t hire enough staff. “It’s incredibly frustrating,” sighs 43-year-old Willin Low, the owner and, at his flagship …

Asia

How tracking devices are keeping Alzheimer's patients safe

When someone with Alzheimer's wanders off, it's different from a child or a hiker who goes missing.<p>People with Alzheimer's don't necessarily want to be found. They won't respond to their name being called, and they'll hide anywhere, from dense woods to locked closets. New tracking technology is …

Alzheimer's Disease

Watch people code in real time with Livecoding.tv

There are plenty of decent options to learn basic code — such as Codeacademy or Coursera — but what about people who want to take it a step …

Programming

Carbs Are Your Friend: Our Guide to New-Wave, Artisanal Bread

We might be living in the age of gluten-free everything, but the quality of artisanal bread baking in America has never been higher.<p></head>Mahogany-crusted loaves, dark, dense ryes, buckwheat baguettes. America’s bread scene is changing before our eyes. But, like anything worth geeking out over, …

Baking

A fistful of dates will add a toffee-like texture to any number of dishes. Drop them into your breakfast smoothie, stir them into your cakes or dot them across a simple pizza<p>Dates bring that satisfying sweetness you get from caramelising onions, without any of the faff, and complement beautifully …

Recipes

Marshmallow chicks recipe

These adorable marshmallow chicks, from master baker Dominque Ansel, are just pefect for Easter<p>I love making this recipe . . . for the kids and the child within ourselves.<p><b>TIME</b><br>2 hours<p><b>MAKES</b><br>12 chicks<p><b>EQUIPMENT</b><br>Egg scissors<br>Clean egg carton<br>Candy thermometer<br>3 uncut piping bags or 2 uncut bags and 1 baking …

Dominique Ansel, inventor of the Cronut, shares secret recipes

Quirky baker Dominique Ansel took New York by storm with his croissant/doughnut hybrid - but he's got even more delicious treats up his sleeve<p>You couldn’t blame Dominique Ansel if he wished he had never invented the Cronut. When the New York baker first started experimenting with a …

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Baking

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

5 ways to smarten up dumb home devices

People with smart homes can control all their appliances using a mobile phone like a TV remote control. All they have to do is tap an app to unlock …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

Here's The Cool Lesson That Was Delivered To Teach Twitter Engineers About Personal Finance

Personal finance can be a "noisy" field, with a lot of investing aphorisms thrown around as fact.<p>And because engineers understand and prefer math, as Nash describes them, they tend to think they are being rational with their money ... even when they are not.<p>Given the imminent IPO, and the windfall …

Healthy fish and chips recipe

Lemon sole goujons with chips, crushed peas and homemade ketchup.<p><i>Serves: 4</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><p><i>For the lemon sole</i><p>2 x 500g lemon sole filleted and trimmed into 8 even pieces<p>50g plain flour, seasoned with a good pinch of salt and pepper<p>100g breadcrumbs<p>2 medium eggs beaten<p>30ml rapeseed oil<p>For the tomato and …

Food

How To Build A 4K Gaming PC For Less Than $2500 -- Ultra HD Monitor, SSD, And Windows Included

If you approached me toward the end of 2013 and suggested I could build a 4K gaming PC for about $2500, I would have erupted into laughter. But in this post-CES 2014 world, what once seemed impossibly expensive is now approaching the realm of affordability. Not only does this system clock in at …

PowerUp's smartphone-controlled paper plane makes us jealous of modern kids

So, it turns out that people really like paper airplanes, and by that we don't mean the M.I.A. song, although that's pretty neat too. No, we're talking about PowerUp's Bluetooth propellor kit for paper planes that enables you to steer your origami aircraft. Creator Shai Goitein had already …

No one knows who sets it or what the prize is at the end, but Cicada 3301 is back for its third year, and the internet has gone wild<p>The hardest puzzle on the internet is not, perhaps, something to be attempted on whim during a quiet January afternoon.<p>But ever since I first heard about Cicada 3301, …

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

Earlier this month, Samuel Arbesman argued in <i>Wired</i> that the world needs more generalists, dabblers and polymaths. He notes (and he’s certainly not the first to note) that the body of scientific and technical knowledge has grown so large that no one person can know everything. And as a consequence, …

Get a carbonite Han Solo decal on your door - Pocket-lint

There’s a fine line between all-out-geek decor and classy nods to classic films when it comes to home furnishings. We think this redefines where that …

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

The 20 best mobile apps to download now

There is no trend that has changed how we use computers more than the app. Whether they are on iPads, iPhones or Android phones, what used to be called programmes have altered the way we think about computers. Here are 20 of the best to try.<p>Real Racing 3<p>Free; iPhone, iPad and Android<p>Simply the best …

Apps

Litecoin 101: How To Build Your Own Mining Rigs

<b>UPDATE 1:</b> A Software Guide To Mining With Windows is now live<p><b>UPDATE 2:</b> I’ve recently switched my mining hardware to Dogecoin due to its rising popularity and lower difficulty. I’ve found it to be more profitable, and it may be worth pursuing depending on your specific situations.<p><b>UPDATE 3</b>: Nvidia …

From Amazon to kebabs: 10 things you need to know about consumer drones

Amazon has announced its ambition to use drones to deliver parcels in the US within five years, as a way to speed up its distribution process and make it "very green".<p>"You order something and within half an hour you can have a drone land on your front porch, drop off a little box and off it goes," …

The Best Juicers and Juice Recipes

The benefits of juicing are no secret, namely that it's an extremely efficient way to get a full serving of fruits and vegetables. For athletes, liquid fuel makes even more sense. Cherry juice, for example, helps reduce inflammation, which can speed up muscle recovery. And beet juice is one of the …

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's Tips on Running Restaurants

How did Nobu Matsuhisa create a world-spanning restaurant-and-hotel empire? Just ask the man—he'll tell you how to do it, too<p>With 31 restaurants in five countries and a boutique hotel in Las Vegas (and another coming), it's hard to remember a time when we didn't know the name <b>Nobu Matsuhisa</b>. Yet the …

Cream Cheese

TechCrunch’s Picks: The Top 8 Startups From Y Combinator Demo Day - http://tcrn.ch/14Z3Ejz

If you’ve never written a line of code, here's a not-so-secret secret: once you’re pretty good at one programming language, picking up others becomes a whole lot easier. That’s why LearnXInYminutes exists. LearnXInYminutes is the occasional coder's best friend - http://tcrn.ch/1b5tO2O