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Read This Chef vs Chef Squabble Over a Food Video

Social media arguments are so rampant these days that it can happen with any topic from politics to feminism. However, we discovered that even chefs can get into heated discussions too, and it’s not pretty either. Chef Sheilla Lopez recently posted a recipe video on porcini mushroom risotto with grilled salmon and asparagus. While it […]

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‘Rick and Morty’ fans: Szechuan sauce turned us into a ‘Rick and Morty’ joke

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We started out wanting to do nothing more than in-depth taste test of Rick and Morty‘s infamous, discontinued McDonald’s Sezchuan sauce

And, to paraphrase Pickle Rick’s therapist Dr. Wong, we got the impression that Rick and Morty fans valued science. So we conducted the most scientifically rigorous experiment possible.

Our comparative analysis of all the other McNugget sauces came complete with test subjects — courtesy of McDonald’s — and palette cleansers, ensuring the purity of our findings. We sought to answer the question: is a Teriyaki knockoff really worth the 9-season character arc that Rick ranted about in the show’s Season 3 premiere?  Read more…

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Stern little Stormtrooper robot uses AR and facial recognition to help you deal with rebel scum

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Want to uphold the First Order and deal with some rebel scum from your own room?

In the same week we’ve seen the new trailer for The Last Jedi, AI and humanoid robotic company UBTECH has released a new Star Wars Stormtrooper robot. It’ll come with an augmented reality app, and can take voice commands, do facial recognition and even sentry patrolling.

The First Order Stormtrooper Robot’s AR app mode is supported by a voice activated command feature so you can issue direct verbal orders to your robot, launch “attacks” and tackle those pesky rebels through the app interface. Read more…

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‘The Walking Dead’ will finally cross over with ‘Fear,’ says Robert Kirkman

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Ever since The Walking Dead got its spinoff (aka prequel) series, Fear the Walking Dead, fans and reporters alike have been badgering the producers behind the two shows about the possibility of a crossover — and apparently said badgering has finally paid off.

“There are two Walking Dead shows, I’m not gonna name them… There is one character that is going to go from one show, that I will not name… and appear in the other show, which I will not name,” series creator Robert Kirkman revealed at the show’s New York Comic Con panel. “So what does that mean, because these timelines, how does that work? Are we going to see an interesting backstory of a Walking Dead character showing up in Fear the Walking Dead, or are we going to see a Fear the Walking Dead character show up in The Walking Dead, and see a future version of a character? What’s gonna happen? Is it going to be something completely different than that? Who knows?” Read more…

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Google got permission to float its internet-beaming balloons over Puerto Rico

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The FCC has given Google permission to deploy its Project Loon balloons over Puerto Rico. 

Previously, the helium balloons were able to provide LTE coverage to Peru after extreme flooding. But in that case, Google had already partnered with a telecom provider on the ground, which it depended on to beam the signal to the balloons, for disaster relief.

In Puerto Rico, Google’s innovation lab, X, is starting from scratch. It’s unclear if Puerto Rico’s stressed telecom companies even have the resources to partner with Google on this endeavor.

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This connected tabletop gadget can measure the calories on your plate in 10 seconds flat

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Counting calories from an app can be pretty inaccurate, so this kitchen gadget is set to be a godsend for dieters.

Japanese electronics conglomerate Panasonic just showed off a prototype of its tabletop calorie counter dubbed CaloRieco.

All you have to do is pop a plate of food into the microwave-sized device, press a button on the lid, and 10 seconds later you’ll get an overall calorie count of your meal. Impressively, it’s also able to deliver a breakdown of your meal into carbs, fat and protein — great for people watching their macros. Read more…

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Discovery of World War II shipwreck ends a 74-year mystery

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For 74 years, the merchant ship SS Macumba lay lost beneath the depths of the Arafura Sea, off the coast of Australia’s Northern Territory.

It was attacked back in August 1943 by two Japanese aircraft, who scored a direct hit on the ship’s engine room. Three seamen were killed, and survivors were taken aboard an escort. 

The ship was left to sink, and its whereabouts remained unknown for decades.

The SS Macumba.

The SS Macumba.

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That’s until researchers from the CSIRO aboard the RV Investigator discovered the shipwreck on Wednesday morning, during a survey of the area. Read more…

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Solar power beat all other energy sources in 2016, but Trump still wants more coal

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Listening to the Trump administration advocate for reviving coal, one might get the impression that a fossil fuel resurgence is taking place in the U.S. and abroad. 

However, the global statistics tell a far different story about where the world is getting its energy, with unprecedented thresholds crossed by renewable energy technologies like solar and wind power. 

A major new report released Wednesday morning shows that, for the first time ever, 2016 saw solar photovoltaics, or solar PV, take the lead for the fastest electricity capacity growth when compared to any other fuel, beating the net growth in coal. Read more…

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How to Make Solenn Heussaff’s Favorite Cocktail

Are your hump days feeling a bit repetitive with the drinks you order or serve? Sure, we like a nice glass of sangria but if you’ve been watching Solenn Heussaff’s Instagram Stories while in Paris, you might have seen her journey to finding the perfect glass of negroni. This drink is considered a classic which […]

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Stephen Colbert on gun control after Las Vegas: ‘Doing nothing is cowardice’

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On Monday night, Stephen Colbert opened The Late Show as much of his television compatriots did by addressing the shooting massacre in Las Vegas.

And like his fellow talk show hosts, Colbert also called for something, anything to be done on gun control.

“Terrible things happen in the world. Sometimes like today, where we feel things have risen to a new level. But we cannot accept that as the new normal,” he said.

Colbert also challenged Trump to prove himself as a president “who doesn’t care about how things have always been done in Washington D.C.” Read more…

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Get a Taste of ’50s Nostalgia With These IG-Worthy Spots

Instagram might be the most popular social media platform right now. From sharing photos to videos, people can’t get enough of aesthetically pleasing places. Whether you’re at the beach or having breakfast in a rustic cafe, IG-worthy spots are becoming more and more sought after. We’ve broken down the elements of an Instagram-worthy restaurant and […]

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Balenciaga models wore Crocs on a Paris runway, so you can dust yours off and wear them proudly now

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Crocs (and closet Crocs) fans, it isn’t April Fools’. Fashion house Balenciaga just sent models down the runway in Paris wearing platform Crocs, elevating the polarising squishy foam shoe to new heights — quite literally.

The new, limited edition Crocs will only be sold at Balenciaga stores, and on its website for its spring collection next year.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway at the Balenciaga Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

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A model walks the runway during the Balenciaga show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Here, have a closer look:

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01: A model walks the runway at the Balenciaga Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

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A model walks the runway during the Balenciaga show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 1, 2017 in Paris, France.

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Balenciaga’s version of the iconic, often much hated shoe adds a 10cm platform to the base. It also appears to come with Balenciaga-designed shoe charms called Jibbitz, that you plug into the holes on the top surface of the Crocs.  Read more…

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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump returns to ‘SNL’ wearing a golf shirt, of course

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Alec Baldwin decided not to retire his Emmy-winning President Trump impression after all, kicking off season 43 of Saturday Night Live with a catch-all cold open that brought The Donald back from his important golf trip to deal with such national crises as … disciplining a naughty little “bad boy” Jeff Sessions.

“Sometimes, when you’re president, you have to make sacrifices, so I skipped the back nine,” Baldwin-as-Trump said, greeting Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, who teed him up with a phone call from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s desperate mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (Melissa Villaseñor).

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Obama, Biden and Prince Harry had so much fun at the Invictus Games

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While Donald Trump is dealing with the Tom Price fallout, former President Barack Obama is having a grand time. 

He got together with BFF Joe Biden and Prince Harry on Friday at the Invictus Games in Toronto. They all watched the United States face France in a game of wheelchair basketball, and boy did they look like they were having fun. 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock (9099827r) Prince Harry and former President Barack Obama pose for a picture while watching wheelchair basketball at the Invictus Games at the Pan Am sports centre in Toronto, Canada on September 29, 2017. Invictus Games, Toronto, Canada - 29 Sep 2017

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They even posed for a selfie. (Someone’s friends are going to be jealous.) Everyone wanted to meet Obama and his British friend. Prince Harry started the Invictus Games for wounded military personnel and veterans back in 2014. This year, it includes 550 competitors from 17 nations.  Read more…

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Uber will teach you how to sign your name in its app

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Uber is offering basic sign language lessons in its app, in an effort to support its deaf and hard of hearing drivers.

Riders in North America will be able to see a card in the Uber app’s messages section, offering to teach basic greetings such as “hello” and “thank you” in American Sign Language (ASL).

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It’ll also teach you how to sign your name in a sequence of videos, which is a pretty nifty addition.

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Uber, who has “thousands” of deaf drivers in the U.S. alone, says the new feature is in support of National Deaf Awareness Month, and it’s certainly a step in the right direction. Read more…

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This edible sensor could help keep food fresh

 Making sure fresh food is kept at the right temperature during transit is a harder problem than one might think — but the Swiss are on the job. Not only did they create robo-fruit to mix in with the real ones, but another research team has created a biodegradable temperature sensor that sticks to food all the way from its starting point to the inside of your mouth. Read More

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Nokia’s releasing the iconic 3310 in 3G, and Australia’s getting it first

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Don’t worry folks, you’ll get your dose of Snake — the resurrected Nokia 3310 is being released in 3G.

Earlier this year, we got a little excited about the rebooting of the Nokia 3310 from Finnish startup HMD. Announcing a smaller, lighter, upgraded version of the classic 2000 phone at the Mobile World Congress in Feb. 2017, HMD rolled out the phone in 2G in May and June this year.

The bad news for thirsty, nostalgic types was that the phone relied on 2.5G connectivity, which requires 2G networks — and they’re being very slowly decommissioned in many countries including Singapore, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the U.S. Read more…

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Lattes, Oreos, and Gelato: Pumpkin Spiced Food that We Want to Grab in Stores

There are moments when we ask why we can’t have nice things. In this case, pumpkin spice-flavored food. As autumn arrives in other countries, endless photos and teasers show the return of the pumpkin spice latte and other dessert items. It’s like a yearly struggle of wanting to know what the hype is all about […]

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