Brandon Torres

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Good News: You're Not As Revolting As You Thought

You know how your white shirts look sadly dingey after just a few wears and washes? Your nice white towels are suddenly more of a cream? Comforting news! You’re not as greasy and sweaty as you think. Both the problem and the solution are contained in one weird, fun-to-say word: bluing.<p>If you’ve …

Housekeeping

Turn Your Favorite Mitts Into Gadget-Compatible Manipulators

Four steps to texting without freezing.<p>Winter gloves and gadgets don't mix. Most touchscreens use capacitive sensing to complete a weak electrical circuit through skin and locate our tapping. And while wool, cotton, and leather gloves insulate hands from the cold, they block the body's ability to …

A Music Player You Can Hear Through Your Skull

Here's to listening to music while staying grilled out nicely.<p>Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte may flash a diamond-studded, patriotic grill when he smiles from the winner's podium, but artist Aisen Caro Chacin can use hers to listen to Public Enemy. Play-A-Grill, a project she developed at Parsons The …

Is Your Pee The Right Color? [Infographic]

A helpful guide to urine appearance<p>Several times a day, human bodies release a stream of data about internal health. Unfortunately, the data comes analog, and so isn't immediately accessible as useful information. Now an infographic from the Cleveland Clinic offers a helpful breakdown of urine …

Cleveland Clinic

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See-Through System turns view-blocking vehicles transparent

Nobody likes being stuck behind a large, slow-moving vehicle on the highway. Not only does it hold you up, but it's also difficult to see around, in …

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Wonders of the World

FBI seizes underground drug market Silk Road, owner indicted in New York

The site was doing more than $1.2 billion in business, according to a criminal complaint<p>It appears the Federal Bureau of Investigation has finally cracked down on Silk Road, the underground marketplace where users could buy cocaine, heroin, meth, and more using the virtual currency Bitcoin. <i>The …

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Guaranteed Record $41.5M for Canelo Alvarez Bout

Link to Media<p>The sum of money Floyd Mayweather Jr. is making for merely appearing in the ring reportedly reached a new record high, according to news that broke Wednesday.<p>According to Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, and Golden Boy Promotions head Richard Schaefer, Mayweather will …

Boxing

Is the DOJ entering a new era in the war on drugs?

In an Aug. 29 letter to all U.S. attorneys, Deputy U.S. Attorney General <b>James M. Cole</b> said that the federal government will not – for now, at least – …

6 top joints in Austin to get your pizza fix

Austin has experienced an explosion of pizza offerings over the past five years. But unlike most cities, you can find almost any kind of pizza you …

Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

Wonders of the World

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Hublot Masterpiece: MP-02 Key Of Time Watch

Hublot‘s new concept the MP-02 “Key of Time” Watch is quite an amazing creation. Part of the Hublot Confrerie line (a division of exclusive, very …

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 Open-Heart Automatic Chronograph (Ref. 27.03.0138.940)

Mar 02, 2012 4604 views<p>The new <b>Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1969 (Ref. 27.03.0138.940)</b> chronograph watch is equipped with a new self-winding caliber …

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Calibre 2253 (ref. 88172/000P-9495)

Feb 05, 2010 2141 views<p>A couple of weeks ago, the ultra-premium Swiss watch brand has revealed its new <b>Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle</b> …

Richard Mille Automatic RM 030 with Declutchable Rotor

Jan 12, 2011 2018 views<p>Next week, during the upcoming SIHH 2011 event, the Swiss-based watchmaking brand Richard Mille is planning to present its new</b> …

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph in Orange Gold (Ref. 311.63.44.51.01.001)

Jan 18, 2012 2425 views<p>The new <b>Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph (Ref. 311.63.44.51.01.001)</b> automatic wrist watch is now available in an …

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon No. 2 Limited Edition

Jan 06, 2011 1532 views<p>Like the recently introduced <i>Zenith Christophe Colomb</i> (I truly hope to someday write a hands-on review about this beautiful …

Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph Skeleton in Zalium

Nov 27, 2011 1841 views<p>The new <b>Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph Skeleton (ref. OCSACH44ZZ001)</b> automatic chronograph watch, which is presented in …

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Let’s begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. Psychologist …

Creativity

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Simple Springtime Dishes

NVIDIA revealed today that its Android-powered SHIELD gaming handheld will ship to buyers on July 31 following a delay caused by a "mechanical issue." With a 5-inch touchscreen, console-style controller, and Jelly Bean OS, does SHIELD interest you? http://www.phonedog.com/2013/07/21/nvidia-shield-ship-date-now-set-for-july-31/

​NVIDIA Shield ships July 31st, barely meets delayed launch window

NVIDIA has confirmed that its upcoming Android gaming handheld, Shield, will start shipping on July 31st. The Tegra 4 testing platform was originally scheduled to hit online retailers in late June, but was delayed due to "a mechanical issue that relates to a third-party component." Now, the company …

Texas Monthly's Texas Barbecue Week is the best excuse for gluttony

Need a good excuse to gorge yourself with some succulent brisket and ribs? This is the week to invest in a pair of pants with an elastic waistband.</i> …