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SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing

Designed to last for millions of years.<p>Elon Musk's personal Tesla might have gotten all the headlines during SpaceX's historic rocket launch last …

Space Exploration

Now That I’ve Made The Bob Armstrong Dip With My Queso, I’m Never Going Back to Regular Cheese Dip Again

You might have two thoughts simultaneously: give me some of that queso dip and who in the world is Bob Armstrong? This is the dip that all …

Cooking

Bucatini Is the Best Long Pasta There Ever Was or Will Be

These noodles fill with sauce. Enough said.<p>There’s always an exception to the rule. You know, that one thing that makes you question the truths and ideals that you hold dear. For me, that exception is bucatini, the greatest long pasta there ever was or will be.<p>I am a short pasta person. <b>I believe</b> …

Cooking

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Smart Homes

The Thin

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Combine the egg, milk, and vanilla and bring to room …

Nike to Start the New Year With a Black and Gold Pack

Featuring the Air Max 90, Air Max Plus, Air Presto Fly and Air Max Zero.<p>After a big year like 2017, Nike plans to start of the next with a celebratory black and gold pack which is expected to include the Air Max 90, Air Max Plus, Air Presto Fly and Air Max Zero. The designs of each shoe are kept …

Shoes

Arcade shooter 'Nex Machina' gets a physical release November 10th

<i>Resogun</i> creator Housemarque has earned a reputation as a specialist in digital-only game releases (its last hard copy release was 2012's <i>Angry Birds Trilogy</i>), but it's about to buck that trend. The studio has announced that its well-received, <i>Smash TV</i>-style PS4 arcade shooter <i>Nex Machina</i> will be …

Anthony Bourdain and Danny Bowien share the best way to cook steak

We sat down with Anthony Bourdain of "Parts Unknown" and Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese to discuss Bourdain's new film, "Wasted!" and the ever-changing food landscape. They both told us their idea of a perfect steak, with two very different answers. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anthony</b> …

BBQ

Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black Holes

In 1985, when Carl Sagan was writing the novel <i>Contact</i>, he needed to quickly transport his protagonist Dr. Ellie Arroway from Earth to the star Vega. …

Physics

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You might wonder how there can possibly be so many different smartphones worth buying.<p>Well, believe it, because each phone here is a great choice. It was a big struggle to figure out how to rank them all.<p>And it's only going to get harder. This list doesn't include phones we haven't reviewed yet, …

Phones

How to Buy an AV Receiver

Yeah, we keep hearing how the awesomely versatile, stupendously well-performing, and tremendously high-value audio/video receiver is going away, soon …

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

Best Chocolate in the U.S.

F&W editors reveal their picks for the best chocolate in the country.—Additional reporting by Alessandra Bulow

Dessert

Apple TV 4K hands-on: Finally, no compromises

Apple's long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV was almost a slam dunk. The only problem? It didn't have 4K. That was a notable omission since both Amazon and Roku released streaming players supporting the new format in 2015. Now, Apple is finally ready to enter the ultra-high-definition fray with …

Apple releases iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad, here’s everything new

Apple has just released iOS 11 to the public, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. The major update brings a variety of new features including a redesigned Control Center, a brand-new App Store, the new Files app, Do Not Disturb While Driving, a new Lock Screen / Cover Sheet experience, and much …

iOS

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Paris Hilton arrives for a Q&A with fans at Westfield Doncaster on November 18, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Michael Dodge/ Getty</i> …

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Logitech’s Harmony Alexa skill now simplifies home theater voice control

Logitech has updated the Alexa skill for its Harmony line of universal remotes, making it very easy to control your home theater with your voice if you have an Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show or Dash Wand. The Harmony skill used to require that you asked Alexa to tell Harmony to perform a lot of …

Epson’s new Home Cinema 4000 projects blazing 4K at a crazy price

Landing an affordable 4K Ultra HD TV is becoming easier and easier as the technology expands, but finding a 4K projector that costs less than a small …

Home Theater

Everything you need to know about the JPEG-killing HEIF format Apple is adopting

HEIF is the new photo format that Apple is using to replace JPEG. And it probably will replace JPEGs, because the iPhone is the most popular, most-used camera in the world, and as of iOS 11, most iPhones will be switching from JPEG to HEIF.<p>But what is HEIF? What makes it better than JPEG? And what …

A new kind of screen could help computer glasses replace the smartphone

It doesn't burn me, because it's a computer image displayed through a new kind of headset prototype built by Avegant, a Silicon Valley-based startup.<p>I flip my hand over again, and there's a syringe a few inches above my hand. It plunges into my palm, and I physically recoil.<p>The fact that I'm …

Augmented Reality

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

The search for a habitable second Earth

Contact with extraterrestrial life would be an epochal event. Even the discovery of a simple alien organism would be transformative, giving us unprecedented insight into how life forms on Earth and other planets. Yet, there's exactly zero proof that life exists beyond this world -- not one alien …

These Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

Except they'll be even better because HOMEMADE.<p>1 box chocolate fudge brownie mix<p>1½ quarts ice cream<p>1. Preheat oven to 350˚F/180˚C.<p>2. Prepare the brownie mix as directed for “fudgy” brownies. Replace the directed amount of water with dark, freshly brewed, coffee.<p>3. Take 1 cup of the batter and …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

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Meal Planning Tips for a Healthy Family<p>Feeding an active family a nutritious menu is never easy, especially when time is short and picky eaters …

Sony XBR-55X930E 4K TV Review: Blaze Of Glory

And the award for first TV of 2017 goes to… Sony. No, really, it does; nobody’s about to amble sheepishly onstage to announce that there’s been a mistake and the winner is actually Samsung.<p>The set that’s won the 2017 TV race for Sony is a potentially important one, too. The 55-inch, $2,300 …

Televisions

Bond is the one IR blaster to rule your smart home

Bond is a smart home accessory meant to help you add some Internet of Things utility to older devices that don’t have internet access. How? By learning the signals from your various remotes and rebroadcasting them when prompted through an through Alexa or another smart device. In other words, the …

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p><b>VIDEO:</b> …