Anker’s new Nebula entertainment brand officially launched its second portable projector this year at CES, and despite its shortcomings, it’s one of the most compelling new gadgets of the year.
#TraitorTommy @TomCottonAR scared of his constituents calling so he’s sending out cease and desist letters. You’re too 🐔 to lead CIA if you can’t even listen to constituents! #arpx pic.twitter.com/N1HAGCmbW6
— Ozark Indivisible (@OZRKIndivisible) January 18, 2018
Ozark Indivisible has been bothering Traitor Tom for months now, for his vile stances on health care, immigration, and other issues. Tom Cotton has had enough and started sending out threatening letters, the point of which is unclear, as he doesn't allege that laws have been broken or physical altercations have occurred. No, poor Tom just doesn't like their vocal and attention-getting methods which have painted him in a bad light in his home state of Arkansas.
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Nintendo has announced the Nintendo Labo, their new interactive line of build and play cardboard accessories for the Switch console. The Nintendo Labo collection, scheduled to be released on April 20th, 2018 with two different versions, is available to pre-order on Amazon (Variety and Robot Kit). The Variety Kit will feature five different games and Toy-Cons (RC car, fishing rod, house, motorbike, and piano). The Robot Kit will be sold separately and allow gamers to play and discover in a cool robot suit. There will also be a Customization Set for making all of the DIY creations look truly unique.
Just being in my kitchen is usually reason enough to make me smile: I'm in my favorite room of the house, I'm probably making (or thinking about making) something sweet for my family and friends, and it's where the coffee and wine happens. So many things to be happy about!
Plus, there's one little thing I did to my cabinets that adds a bit of cheer every time I open up the doors.
This week's mission? Stock the freezer for the busy weeks ahead. But forget about those boring, tasteless meals that come packaged in cardboard — we're talking about homemade meals made with fresh ingredients that we actually look forward to eating. We have a pasta casserole, DIY frozen pizzas, our favorite lentil soup, and many more freezer-friendly meal ideas. Only the best for our future dinners!
Nerf’s Rival blasters, which can fire small foam balls at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, already make you a formidable opponent when office battles erupt. But it wasn’t enough for YouTube’s Captain Xavier, who hacked his Nerf Rival into a spinning minigun fed by a 2,000-sh0t backpack.
We're always thinking about how to save on groceries. And while I'm all for sticking to a budget and living within my means, there are a few groceries that are just too delicious to sacrifice in the name of money. I know I'd eat ramen for a week if that's what I had to do in order to afford an amazing French triple-creme cheese to spread on my favorite crackers during date night at home!
Some things are just worth the money (almonds are a relatively small splurge compared to, say, diamonds, right?). So we asked you, dear readers, what groceries you're actually willing to spend money on — and we quickly got more than 1,000 responses in a very short period of time!
Here you'll find the top 10, plus a smattering of random delicacies.
Canadian outdoorsman, photographer, travel writer, and educator Shawn James of My Self Reliance created a stunning timelapse video that features James building a log cabin from scratch all by himself.
The Japanese paper company Triad has created the wonderful Omoshiroi Block, a unique memo pad with an intricate design embedded inside that gets slowly revealed as the paper on the pad is used. Amongst these wondeful designs is a Kyoto building, a beautiful violin, a surprising piano, a clever camera and a remarkably designed train. Unfortunately, the online store is completely out of stock and interested parties outside of Japan are unable to purchase these wonderful gifts at this time. The physical stores in Osaka and Kyoto are also out of stock, but they expect product replenishment shortly.
LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is usually out of stock at major retailers, but Amazon has it for its $120 MSRP right now, which is honestly a great price for a kit that size, let alone such a coveted one. The set lets you build and simulate an entire Apollo mission, from launch, to orbit, to moon landing, to…
The next Scribblenauts is a party game, coming March 6 to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. It’ll come with a four-player Showdown mode with a board-game-style map and a two-player Versus mode where you can battle in various mini-games.
If there's one thing we'd like to banish from kitchens across the country, it's pre-ground pepper. Why? A fresh grind releases natural aromas and flavors in the moment (which is why old-school waiters will still visit your table with a big pepper mill, offering fresh-ground pepper with a flourish). The pre-ground stuff is almost always going to be less spicy and less flavorful.
Not only are we big supporters of freshly ground pepper (and salts, because, why not?), but we're also big supporters of the iconic French-based brand Peugeot — and this set in particular.
Give your desk or apartment a little marquee with the My Cinema Lightbox, which currently has a prominent place in our office (a bunch of other desk pods followed suit and got their own). And right now, it’s on sale for an even more affordable $35, which is like a cent for every slightly questionable word choice…
When someone says “Australian science fiction movie,” thoughts immediately and inevitably turn to Mad Max—if not George Miller’s insanely influential 1979 original, then to any of the sequels that followed over the years, including the recent, justly lauded Fury Road. But here’s the thing: it was never just about Max.
On an adventurous episode of their Human Condition series, Great Big Story traveled to a battlefield to watch excited participants engage in Boxwars, a battle between combatants who are heavily armed with custom designed cardboard armor and weapons.
Ready for combat? Grab some cardboard, tape and hot glue for a battle of epic proportions. Welcome to Boxwars, the bizarre medieval-inspired sport that’s given adults the chance to play. Participants get together to create a full range of battle gear using nothing but reclaimed cardboard and packing supplies. Originally devised by a small group of friends over drinks, Boxwars has grown to become a global phenomenon, with teams across Europe, Australia, the United States and Japan.
Looking ahead to 2018, there’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to design. From technology companies who are finally starting to own their responsibility, to the rest of us saying goodbye to boring hardware—here are five design trends we’d like to see more of this year.
Paper airplane artist Luca Iaconi-Stewart sat down with Wired to explain how he spent the past decade, on and off, carefully creating a highly-detailed paper model of a Boeing 777 airliner using manila folders, X-ACTO blades, glue, and straight edges.
What began as a school project years ago has morphed into an oft torn apart and then rebuilt model. It’s garnered a healthy Youtube following of fellow aviation and modeling buffs who cheer at Iaconi-Stewart’s fastidious attention to detail and fidelity in such a limited material. (read more)
Fundamentally, your body is just a crazy chemistry experiment. You put in food and oxygen, chemical reactions happen, and out comes energy and poop. But how did these reactions first begin? Some scientists think they have an idea.
The past month has been brutal weather-wise, and it doesn't appear that mother nature is letting up anytime soon. I'm craving rich flavors of long-simmered soups and stews with very little hands-on time, as my schedule is crammed with new year obligations. It's a bonus if you can find a brothy concoction that replicates a family classic comfort food. This soup is exactly that!
How do you make a katana disappear? It’s very simple. You angle the blade down so it reflects the ground below, making the katana blend right in and appear to vanish. This isn’t some trick, but rather, a combat technique that can mean life or death.
Lemons and limes might conjure up thoughts of warm-weather fare (lime-spiked margaritas, jugs of fresh lemonade, and the like), so it might surprise you to find out that it's actually the cold months (November through March) when these tangy fruits really hit their stride.
That's why you should continue using them through winter, and if you do, this Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer will come in super handy.
We're big fans of the pressure cooker, so it's no surprise that we love leaning on it to help us prepare Whole30-friendly recipes. The 30-day plan calls for a lot of pressure cooker-friendly foods like eggs and meat, which means utilizing one allows you to get your meals on the table in less time. Whether it's smoky pulled pork or creamy coconut chicken curry, here are 10 great pressure-cooker recipes that are Whole30-friendly.
Late summer nights call for easy food that is also fresh and vibrant, abundant with tomatoes, herbs, and other garden booty. This skillet is the dish I make when I want a 15-minute meal with just a handful of ingredients, but one that tastes like summer in the mouth.
Gnocchi, blistered cherry tomatoes, chicken sausage, and a handful of basil — look, I've told you the whole ingredient list already.
Introducing babies to food is terrifically fun (and also very messy). It's great to see babies grabbing up avocado or carrots and making adorable faces as they try new foods, but a new study indicates that most U.S. parents are introducing their babies to solid foods too early. Experts say parents should wait until six months to start introducing complementary food, which are foods other than breast milk and formula.
Even if you don't believe in miracles, you probably believe in tiny miracles. They're the little things that, against all odds, happen and make a huge difference in our lives. A tiny miracle can be a recipe that gets dinner on the table during the most hectic weekday, the little hack that finally organizes your fridge, a newfound motto that helps you stay on top of kitchen messes, or anything else that seems like a gift from above. To help us all start the new year off right, we asked some influential bloggers and cooks to share their biggest tiny miracles.
Have you heard of Joanna Teplin and Clea Shearer from The Home Edit yet? This newish duo — they started their company in 2015 — already has major support from brands (Target!) and celebrities (Gwyneth Paltrow! Rachel Zoe!) alike. They offer in-person and virtual consults, but even if you're not looking to pay for their services, you can drool over their enviable Instagram feed: shots after shots of perfectly organized pantries, closets, and more. Bins after bins! So many organized white shelves! Perfectly-written labels!
So I was curious to find out what tiny miracle has managed to change their seemingly perfectly curated lives the most. Turns out it wasn't one specific acrylic bin — it was a rethink of an overly cluttered space we probably all have.
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
The competition for these Trump media awards is intense. Does Colbert have what it takes to make it to the winners circle? As is traditional, Colbert is quietly promoting himself for the honor. Via Variety:
Stephen Colbert took the opportunity on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show” to unveil his bid for Trump’s “Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards,” which the president announced in a tweet Tuesday.
“Or, as we call ’em in the biz, the Fakies,” Colbert quipped. “Because nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar, and I, of course, don’t want to get snubbed.”
So often, our biggest hurdles to getting stuff done are mental ones. This is most true when it comes to little things like vacuuming. For me, the thought of unwinding the cord, plugging it in, vacuuming happily until the tether tightens and then having to walk baaaaaaack to the outlet, unplug, find a new plug, repeat, repeat room by room by room blah blah blah... it's enough to keep me skating by with my weak cordless for far too long. This $20 purchase, however, flattens that hurdle and has me cleaning (almost) as often as I should be with my full-blown vacuum.