Dan Gray

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Ham & Cheese Twists

Twist it up.<p>Servings: 4-6<p>2 sheets puff pastry, thawed<p>1 cup shredded cheddar cheese<p>1 cup deli ham, diced<p>¼ cup mayonnaise<p>2 tablespoons mustard<p>2 tablespoons honey<p>¼ teaspoon salt<p>¼ teaspoon pepper<p>¼ teaspoon garlic powder<p>1. Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).<p>2. Place the puff pastry sheets on top of each …

This guy fixed his teeth by 3D printing his own plastic braces for $60

Amos Dudley had braces in middle school, but he didn't wear a retainer like he was supposed to, so his teeth slowly shifted back.<p>He didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a whole new round of braces, so the digital-design major decided to make his own.<p>On his blog, Dudley wrote that he …

3D Printing

LineageOS builds now available for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and more

<b>Update, January 23:</b> As promised, the first nightly and experimental builds for LineageOS 14.1 (Nougat-based) are here. For now only a handful of devices have builds available, but more will follow over the next days and weeks. For now, builds are available for: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Moto G4, Moto G4 …

Xiaomi Redmi

Curb your home's runaway energy usage with this monitoring system - CNET

We've seen plenty of systems capable of tracking your home's energy usage, and even spent some time testing one of them out in the CNET Smart Home. It's a patently good idea, but to date, we haven't seen a product that really nails the execution yet.<p>That's why I was so intrigued by what I heard …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

6 Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese<p>Typically macaroni and cheese is made with milk but here we’re using wine instead. You’ll love the creamy fondue-like sauce …

This Gadget Could Save You Big Bucks on Your Power Bill

My electrician had his doubts — and I have to admit that I did, too. As he looped a pair of clamps around my home’s main electrical lines, he told me …

Man builds 100mpg engine using 200-year-old technology

Josh “Mac” MacDowell of San Antonio Texas had a brilliant idea. He took a Stirling engine, a type of engine developed 200 years ago, and added some …

Electric Vehicles

Why I Gave Up My Slow Cooker for the Instant Pot

The first time I used my electric pressure cooker, I hit the start button and ran out of the room. Of course I’d read that modern pressure cookers …

How many of these 25 top landmarks have you visited? Machu Picchu is No. 1

TripAdvisor travelers love Peru's Machu Picchu and the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington. The two sites were ranked, respectively, as the No. 1 landmarks in the world and in the U.S.<p>Machu Picchu draws just over a million visitors a year to the 15th century Inca ruins in a remote area …

Machu Picchu

How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing

The year 2016 is quickly shaping up to be one of the hottest years on record for 3D printing innovations. Although there is still a lot of hype surrounding 3D printing and how it may or may not be the next industrial revolution, one thing is for certain: the cost of printing will continue to drop …

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

Panama City

Hotter than the sun: GE’s hot sauce combines the world's hottest peppers and science

There’s something unsettling about 10^32 Kelvin. The deep, red-orange body of the hot sauce looks almost like Frank’s Red Hot, but menacing flecks of …

10 epic long-distance walks around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. They’re not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will love the challenges posed by each More great walks: Europe | UK | best kit<p>Makalu Base Camp, Nepal<p>The trek to the base of the fifth …

10 great walking holidays in Europe

We round up some of the best guided and self-guided walks that explore the continent’s high peaks, deep fjords and rare wildlife More great walks: UK | epic | best kit<p><b>The far east of Iceland</b><p>Some parts of Iceland are well-trodden, but the east remains a vast wilderness of ice and fire. This …

25 Things Solo Travelers Must do on a Trip

No matter where you’re setting off, here’s the ultimate checklist for a party of one.<p>Traveling alone is a one-of-a-kind experience. Ask anyone who …

Travel

The future is a pen and this microwavable notepad

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad.<p>I’ve tried using a whole range of different …

Notepads

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

Wearable Tech

Watch The Nymi Heartbeat Identification Wristband Personalize Its Wearer’s PC

Toronto-based hardware startup Bionym gave a special public demo of its Nymi ECG authentication and identification wristband at the monthly We Are Wearables event yesterday, and talked a bit about their product in more detail, now that it’s well on its way to production. The Nymi measures a user’s …

How to Plan Your First Road Trip

Road trips hold a special place in my heart. For our honeymoon, my husband and I embarked on a week long adventure traveling to different U.S. states. We figured, if we truly want to see the beauty of each state, the best way to do it is to go on a road trip. Aside from the routine trips to San …

Facebook Received 28,147 Government Requests in H2 2013

Facebook today revealed the number of data requests it received from various law enforcement agencies around the world in the second half of last year: 28,147. Those requests impacted a potential 38,256 accounts, according to the company.<p>Since Facebook only released its first report in August 2013, …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Pop Culture

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

DIY Scratch Art

My goal was to figure out the simplest and most inexpensive recipe to make your own scratch boards. This will probably not hold up to the professional grade ones, to those veterans out there, but it does give you a pretty decent result for a fraction of the cost. Also this recipe does not contain …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Simplenote reborn: the first great notes app is back

Mike Johnston had an itch.<p>Simplenote, his once-beloved note-taking app, had been gathering dust for the better part of two years. Johnston had been spending most of his time building Simperium, a syncing engine for apps that is part iCloud, part Dropbox and kept Simplenote in sync across platforms. …

Apps