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  • newThis Week's Top Downloads
    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 11:00pm -
  • newThe Differences Between Shaking and Stirring a Cocktail
    It might seem odd if a cocktail recipe calls for the drink being shaken and not stirred, but there’s good reason for it. Here’s how shaking or stirring a cocktail can change its flavor and consistency, and when you should do each method.Read more…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 10:00pm -
  • newThis Video Walks You Through the History of the Battery
    Batteries are something most of us use every day, but few of us really know much about where they come from. If you’re a DIYer, the evolution of components is an important facet of understanding how they work, and over at Adafruit, they’ve taken…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 9:00pm -
  • newHow Much You Have to Make to Buy a Home In 27 Major U.S. Cities
    Buying a house is a big financial decision, and you need to make sure you’re able to pay for it. If you’re comparing cities, this chart shows you how much you need to earn in 27 major cities before you can safely buy a home.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 8:00pm -
  • newMake a Giant Candy Bar That Is Truly Fun-Size
    In terms of candy bars, the term “fun-size” has always been a lie, which is why Epicurious has perfected the art of making giant, chocolaty treats that truly embody the word “fun.”Read more...
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 7:00pm -
  • newWhere to Find Offal and Other Obscure Meats and Why You Should Eat Them
    In many parts of the world, it’s not uncommon to eat other bits of an animal, such as ears, stomach, feet, liver, tail, or intestines. Of course, it helps that they’re cheaper and easier to get in other countries, but if you’re willing to try s…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 6:00pm -
  • newTop 10 Election Tools to Turn You Into an Informed Voter
    Whatever your thoughts on the election or the Presidential candidates, the best voter is an educated voter—and it’s important to remember there’s more at stake than just the White House. These tools will help you find out what, and make the bes…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 3:00pm -
  • newSaturday's Best Deals: Harmony Smart Control, DualShock 4, Cast Iron Cookware
    Amazon’s most popular subwoofer, the new DualShock 4, and Cuisinart cast iron cookware lead off Saturday’s best deals. Read more...
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 2:54pm -
  • newWhy You Shouldn't Always Let a Dog Lick Your Face
    It’s a common myth that a dog’s mouth is actually cleaner than a human’s, but it is, unfortunately, just a myth (depending on the company of humans you keep, perhaps). It turns out that a typical dog’s mouth and tongue are hosts to a wide ran…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
  • Focus on the Basics to Get All the Benefits of Front Squats, Even With Poor Mobility
    The front squat is a great exercise, but it’s less forgiving than squats if you’re not mobile or healthy enough in places like your shoulders. Don’t miss out on the benefits though—focus on the basics, like your hand, elbow, and bar placemen…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 16, 11:00pm -

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  • newUsing machine-learning to auto-gen scary faces and hauntify buildings
    The Nightmare Machine is an MIT project to use machine learning image-processing to make imagery for Hallowe'en. (more…)
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Oct 16, 7:25am -
  • newTrump vs Trump: the fourth debate wouldn't vote for either of these jokers.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Oct 16, 7:18am -
  • new'Star Wars: Ahsoka' is finally here
    The long awaited Star Wars: Ahsoka offers a glimpse into the time between the fall of the Republic and the beginning of the rebellion against the Empire. Ashoka Tano, dedicated padawan Jedi and apprentice to Anakin Skywalker, was tossed from the Je…
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 7:04pm -
  • newUnder-educated white guys against Trump
    A bunch of dudes who lack college degrees figured out how to make a video, and they hate Donald.I also left school early, and can't stand Donald. (Thanks, Eric!)
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 6:25pm -
  • newThis top-rated productivity app makes PDFs less annoying
    Nothing is more frustrating than needing to edit or sign a PDF and not having access to the original document. That’s why PDFpenPRO is a must-have app in our books.With this extremely useful app, you can merge, markup, and create PDF documents wi…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 5:35pm -
  • newTrump hotels, faced with massive declines in bookings, rebrand as "Scion Hotels"
    When estimating his net worth, Pepe the Cheeto is apt to include a multibillion dollar valuation for the "Trump" brand-name; but new Trump Hotels will be called "Scion" hotels, "a nod to the Trump family and to the tremendous success it has had with…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 3:21pm -
  • newCrowdfunding a bike-lock that squirts vomit-inducing antipersonnel gas when cut Skunklock is a $109 crowdfunded gadget that contains pressurized vomit-inducing gas the creators call "Formula D_1," and which is intended to induce immediate vomiting when inhaled, as well as difficu…
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 3:10pm -
  • newAlt Right conspiracy image generator
    I made a generator to provide images from Twitter after The Fourth Debate. It picks random frames from TV footage and draws conspiracies on them. Reload the page for another set! (more…)
    - 23 hours ago, 22 Oct 16, 1:00pm -
  • Facebook's crackdown on publishers feeds has sites paying celebs to repost
    Facebook -- which accounts for as much as 75% of the traffic to popular websites -- tweaked its algorithm to downrank those same publishers, who had been engaged in an arms-race to dominate Facebook users' feeds through techniques intended to gain h…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 16, 9:23am -
  • Trolling Trump with an Arabic billboard
    The billboard went up in Dearborn, MI, which has a large number of Arabic speakers, and reads "Donald Trump, he can't read this, but he is afraid of it" (a riff on the bags printed with "This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are a…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 16, 9:14am -