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08 Oct 22:30

Syfy's Hunters Trailer Debut

by Eric Goldman

Straight from its debut at the New York Comic Con panel for the series, IGN has the exclusive online premiere of the trailer for Syfy's upcoming series, Hunters.

From executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, The Walking Dead) and executive producer and showrunner Natalie Chaidez (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 12 Monkeys), Hunters is based on author Whitley Strieber's Alien Hunter books. In the series, a group of terrorists (the "Hunters" of the title) are in fact truly an alien force, as we focus on members of the Homeland Security-backed group trying to stop them - and find out their true agenda.

Nathan Phillips (The Bridge, Wolf Creek) and Britne Oldford (American Horror Story: Asylum, The Flash) star in Hunters, which debuts in April 2016 on Syfy.

09 Oct 04:18

Expanse Looks Like Blade Runner Meets BSG Meets Alien

by Terri Schwartz

New York Comic Con 2015 attendees were treated to a screening of the premiere episode of The Expanse, a 10-part series airing in December on Syfy, as well as a Q&A with the series' stars Thomas Jane (Det. Miller), Florence Faivre (Julie Mao), Steven Strait (James Holden), Cas Anwar (Alex Kamel), as well as executive producers Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby.

The Expanse is a multi-layered story that focuses on three prominent yet seemingly disparate arcs that will eventually intertwine as the series progresses. It should appeal to fans of hard sci-fi as it shares many elements from such prominent franchises as Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica and Alien.

Part detective story, part political thriller and part outer space adventure, The Expanse takes place 200 years in the future after the solar system has been colonized and Earth and Mars are on the brink of war. Life is pretty grim for those who live on Ceres, a colonized asteroid teeming with bleakness and poverty, or those who work on space freighters, searching for food and water to help keep humanity alive.

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07 Oct 19:19

Silicon Valley Is Westeros In This 'Game Of Thrones' Credits Spoof

by Joe Satran


The most sophisticated technologies in the world of "Game of Thrones" may be the watermill and the forge -- but it still has a surprising amount in common with Silicon Valley today. 

In both, brilliant strategists jockey for power. They are arraying powerful forces -- mostly young men -- in every corner of the continent. A war is brewing. Its outcome could determine the fate of humanity.

That, at least, is the theory behind the amusing video above from Vanity Fair. They reimagined the iconic, Emmy-winning credits sequence of HBO's hit series as an intro to the drama of huge tech companies battling for our wallets and souls. 

It's fun stuff, even if the parallels they draw don't quite line up with the action on "Game of Thrones." After all, they place burgeoning social media startups like Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in The North -- which everyone knows is the most ancient, sleepiest part of Westeros!

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07 Oct 20:42

Amazon's Snowball is a smart box for shipping tons of cloud data

by Jon Fingas
It seems paradoxical that you'd have to ship cloud data, but plenty of companies do -- it's sometimes faster for them to send a courier than to wait days for a massive upload to finish. And Amazon knows it. The internet giant just revealed the Sn...
08 Oct 02:10

Meet the laundry-folding washing machine of our lazy-ass future

by Mat Smith
Socks are the hardest. For an future washing machine that washes, dries and then folds the results, it's one of the small barriers that remains in that latter stage. But as a research project that started back in 2008, Laundroid is finally getting...
07 Oct 16:15

Dyson's latest bladeless fan keeps the air pure and your toes warm

by Jamie Rigg
When Dyson isn't turning its R&D-heavy hand to new interests, it likes to go about improving upon existing products. Case in point: the new "Pure Hot + Cool," which combines Dyson's bladeless fan, heater and air purification technologies into t...
06 Oct 00:23


06 Oct 08:52

EU rules that US companies can't freely pull data out of Europe

by Matt Brian
A legal framework used to justify the movement of user data across the Atlantic has just been ruled invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The Safe Harbor agreement, as it's known, let companies like Facebook and Twitter freely move your i...
06 Oct 21:30

Microsoft's HD-500 ("Display Dock"), the Magic Sauce Behind Continuum

by Jason Mick
Propietary hardware will be required for now; price not announced; device support will be limited initially to new models
06 Oct 15:01

Marvell Announces First MoChi Architecture Modules: SoCs Go To Pieces

by Ryan Smith

Much has been written over the last few years on the significant cost issues semiconductor companies are and will be facing over the coming years. While newer manufacturing nodes have increased transistor density and reduced power consumption, they have come at a cost of increased manufacturing and development costs for chips using these nodes. Yet more worrying for manufacturers, the costs of preparing chips for new nodes isn’t just rising but rising quickly, with mask sets already over a million dollars and expected to grow even further thanks to the high costs of developing masks for current multi-patterning technologies.

As a result semiconductor companies have been increasingly focused on containing costs, especially in the highly competitive and lower margin commodity markets, where customers are very sensitive to price and have many alternatives. These customers in turn still need higher performance parts to improve their own products, but they can’t necessarily afford to pay the full cost for a chip built on a cutting-edge node.

Looking to address this problem, earlier this year Marvell announced their Modular Chip (MoChi) architecture. The MoChi architecture in turn would attempt to control rising SoC costs by modularizing traditional SoCs and only manufacturing the most performance critical modules on a leading-edge node, while manufacturing the other modules on cheaper existing nodes. By splitting up a chip in this fashion, the number of transistors laid down on the leading-edge node would be held to a minimum, resulting in a smaller module that would be cheaper to design and cheaper to produce than a full SoC, all the while the other modules would be relatively cheap to produce and cheap to design (if not largely held over from existing designs to begin with).

After previously announcing the MoChi architecture and its design goals, this morning Marvell is announcing that the first two MoChi-enabled SoCs. The first of these is the AP806, a quad-core Cortex-A72 design that contains just the CPU, memory controller, and associated logic, and is designed for higher performance devices. Meanwhile at the other end of the spectrum is the ARMADA 3700, a more integrated MoChi module containing a dual-core Cortex-A53 processor setup along with additional networking IP and primarily designed for use in networking products.

Marvell is not disclosing what manufacturing node either module is being produced on, however in the case of the AP806 it is a likely bet that it is based on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET process given the focus on ARM’s high-performance Cortex-A72 processor. Meanwhile the ARMADA 3700 can be considered a toss-up; as MoChi is meant for post-28nm designs it’s possible it’s a 16nm design as well, though 20nm and 28nm are not out of the question if Marvell is focusing more on the customization possibilities of its modularity than die size and power efficiency.

Meanwhile joining these two modules and completing the MoChi design will be other modules. Developed by both Marvell and third parties, Marvell has not announced any other modules at this time. However in discussing these modules, the company noted that they would contain secondary functions like I/O, security, WiFi, LTE, and other more traditional south bridge functionality. It’s by producing these modules on older processes (e.g. 28nm) that Marvell is able to contain costs, and meanwhile it gives them and customers the opportunity to mix and match modules to build an SoC with the specific functionality they’re after. And in the case of modules from third parties, this also serves as an avenue to integrate third party IP into what’s otherwise a Marvell SoC without Marvell having to go the semi-custom route of integrating multiple vendors’ IP into a single SoC.

Getting back to MoChi itself, as these are the first modules based around the architecture, it’s interesting to note the tradeoffs that are involved in developing a MoChi SoC. While Marvell more immediately limits development costs and production costs via a smaller die on a leading-edge node, this is balanced with the fact that a MoChi chip is now a multi-chip module (MCM), which does have an impact on the development and power costs of connecting the modules, along with producing a larger package overall. So for Marvell there is a balancing act between driving down die costs without inflating other costs by too much.

Providing the actual interconnect functionality is a coherent, high-speed interconnect Marvell calls Aurora2, though it’s more frequently referred to as simply the MoChi interconnect. Based on cost and performance needs, the MoChi interconnect is available in what Marvell is calling both parallel and serial configurations. The parallel interconnect is faster, but is limited to short runs for cost and power reasons, whereas the serial interconnect is slower but cheaper as a result. For obvious reasons the parallel interconnect needs to run along a single SoC layer, whereas from Marvell’s comments it sounds like modules connected via the serial interconnect can be layered ala Package-on-Package technology.

Meanwhile thanks to the MoChi interconnect, Marvell is able to hide from software the fact that MoChi spreads out the different functions of an SoC over multiple modules. As a result the use of multiple modules is transparent to software, which continues to see the SoC as a single monolithic SoC. Marvell calls this a Virtual SoC design.

Unfortunately Marvell is not disclosing much in the way of details on the manufacturing side of matters, however from what we know about TSMC’s catalog we can take an educated guess at what Marvell is doing. Most likely the company is using TSMC’s Chip-On-Wafer-On-Substrate service (CoWoS), which as implied by the name involves building multiple dies on a single shared substrate. CoWoS is designed in part for precisely the kind of mixed-process modules that Marvell’s MoChi architecture uses, with the single shared substrate allowing for shorter runs of higher density connections. This in turn would allow Marvell to keep interconnect power in check, something that’s especially important for the MoChi parallel interconnect.

The tradeoff for Marvell here is that the shared substrate itself drives up costs and the use of Through-Silicon-Vias – which we first saw with HBM – also presents cost challenges. Which given this, it’s likely that CoWoS is only being used for the parallel interconnect, especially given the cost goals of the slower serial interconnect.

Wrapping things up, in discussing today’s announcement Marvell also confirmed that the announcement of the AP806 and ARMADA 3700 closely follows the sampling of these two modules. The company received their first samples in the lab for a few weeks now, so ideally customer samples shouldn’t be too far behind. At this point Marvell expects that MoChi chips should start showing up in products by the end of next year.

As for what products they’ll appear in, that’s ultimately up to what customers want. But given the fact that MoChi is a cost control technology, it stands to reason that it’s more likely to show up in cost-sensitive embedded applications than high-profile mobile devices. Marvell for their part notes that a lot of the initial focus is on enterprise and data center networking – particularly with the networking-optimized ARMADA 3700 – and along with storage products these are likely the first markets that we’ll see MoChi-based SoCs show up in.

06 Oct 18:45

Microsoft Reveals the Surface Book

by Brett Howse

Properly done convertible laptop

Pretty much since the original Surface was born, I, and many others, have wished that Microsoft would try their hands at a laptop computer. It’s not even that the original Surface was a great device, but the whole idea was to kickstart some new device types, and now Surface has turned into a big business in its own right. The latest Surface Pro 4 looks to be the best iteration yet.

So today Microsoft is trying to redefine the laptop category with the Surface Book. With Surface Pro, it was the tablet that can replace your laptop, and with Surface Book, it is what Microsoft is calling “The Ultimate Laptop” and we shall see about that but it has a lot going for it. Compared to the Surface Pro 4, the display is larger at 13.5-inches but keeps the same 3:2 aspect ratio that has now defined the Surface lineup. People sick of 16:9 laptops should be happy to see this.

The display itself is 3000x2000 pixels, which works out to exactly 6,000,000 pixels and the same 267 pixels per inch of the Surface Pro 4. It has the same 0.4 mm thick Gorilla Glass covering as well, and contains the same PixelSense capabilities that mean it will also work with the pen and of course touch. Each panel is calibrated for sRGB out of the box.

This is not your ordinary laptop where the display is just the display and the key components of the notebook are under the keys. Instead, the screen is detachable like many two-in-one devices, but the base itself is connected and houses the NVIDIA GPU and some batteries, as well as USB ports and a SD card reader like you would expect on an Ultrabook.

The hinge is certainly very interesting, and it kind of reminds me of a new take on the Yoga 3 Pro’s keyboard hinge, although this one is much thicker. Microsoft calls it a Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge. One weird thing about the hinge is that when the device is closed, the top and bottom don’t meet. It is weird to see but I would need some more time with it to see if it is an issue. A benefit of the slightly raised rear is when the display is connected flipped around for writing, the glass is slightly tilted towards you which is something I often find myself doing with the Surface lineup of tablets.

The latching system is ridiculously strong. Microsoft is using a wire that can change its length if a voltage is applied to it. You have to press and hold a button on the keyboard to invoke this charge so the actual separation is never going to be by accident, but it does take longer than some other detachable devices.

I am a bit of a keyboard nut myself, and I really like a proper keyboard, so it is great to see that the Surface Book will have 1.6 mm of key travel, and a nice layout. I am generally not a fan of light keys with backlighting so we will have to see how this holds up in the real world. The trackpad is a Microsoft Precision trackpad with a glass top and five points of touch.

On the spec side, there will be Core i5 and i7 versions of this available, and the GPU is optional with the Core i5, but standard with the Core i7. Base configurations come with 8 GB of memory, but there is a 16 GB version as well, and storage is PCIe based SSDs from 128 GB to 1 TB.

Surface Book
  Core i5 Core i5 w/GPU Core i7 w/GPU
GPU Intel HD 520 Intel + NVIDIA GeForce dGPU
(Maxwell w/GDDR5)
CPU 6th Generation Intel Core i5 (15w)
6th Generation Intel Core i5 (15w)
6th Generation Intel Core i7 (15w)
Memory 8-16GB RAM
Display 13.5" PixelSense 3000x2000 resolution
1800:1 Contrast Ratio
100% sRGB, individually calibrated
10 point touch and Pen support
Storage PCIe 3.0 SSD 128 GB to 1 TB
I/O USB 3.0 x 2 (In Base)
SD Card reader (In Base)
Surface Connector (In Tablet and Base)
Headset Jack
Mini DisplayPort
Dimensions Laptop
(mm) : 232 x 312 x 13.0-22.8
(inches) : 9.14 x 12.3 x 0.51-0.90
Tablet Only
(mm) : 220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7
(inches) : 8.67 x 12.3 x 0.30
Weight Laptop
1.515 kg / 3.34 lbs
Tablet Only
726 g / 1.6 lbs
1.579 kg / 3.48 lbs
Tablet Only
726 g / 1.6 lbs
Camera Windows Hello (Front)
8 MP Rear Facing
5 MP Front Facing
Price $1499+ $1899+ $2099+

Size and weight are always a key with this class of device, and despite the 13.5-inch size, the tablet itself only comes in at 1.6 lbs or 726 grams. Adding the keyboard moves the Surface Book out past the incredible weight of some of the latest Ultrabooks, with the non-GPU version coming in at 3.34 lbs or 1.51 kg, and the GPU adds a bit more weight to come in at 3.48 lbs or 1.58 kg.

The Surface Book will go on pre-order tomorrow starting at $1499 up to $2699 for the Core i7 with 16 GB of RAM and the GPU. No 1 TB models are listed yet but they were announced. Microsoft is likely waiting on manufacturers to offer M.2 1 TB models.

05 Oct 18:14

Thousands of images from NASA's Apollo missions make it to Flickr

by Edgar Alvarez

Conspiracy theorists must be javing a field day with this

Over the past few months, NASA's been showing us a ton of stunning images of Pluto. And if you thought that was captivating, wait until you see what else has made it onto the web. On Friday, Project Apollo Archive took to Flickr to publish more tha...
05 Oct 19:35

Bud Light's connected fridge ensures you never run out of beer

by Billy Steele

If only it had real beer

There's no good time to run out of beer. And if it's going to happen, it's usually when you have friends over or your team is in a close game. To ease the frustration of drinking up all of your suds, Bud Light has the Bud-E Fridge. The mini fridge...
05 Oct 22:25

Four-legged bot uses drone sidekick to avoid rough terrain

by Andrew Tarantola
Even with a sure-stepping robot like DARPA's Big Dog, there is still plenty of terrain that today's packbots simply can't handle. That's why a team of researchers from ETH Zurich's Autonomous Systems Lab has devised a way to ensure these robots nev...
06 Oct 04:02

Las Vegas bets that SpaceX will make it to Mars before NASA

by Jon Fingas
NASA may believe that it'll be the first to land on Mars, but don't tell that to Las Vegas betting houses. Popular Mechanics has asked Docsports' Raphael Esparza to set odds for the first organization to reach Mars, and he believes that SpaceX stan...
05 Oct 12:18

Watch DOOM running on Apple TV and Apple Watch

'But does it run DOOM?' We've heard this question probably as many times as 'Will it blend?'. Around the turn of the decade each electronic device had this initiation ritual, which required passing a very simple test - running the old-school classic DOOM. The latest devices to past the test are Apple TV and Apple Watch. A few developers from Facebook's office managed to port DOOM on both devices. It took them about 10 hours of hacking, but in the end - it is possible to have DOOM up and running on your Apple TV and Apple Watch. John Carmack's classic has gained a legendary status over the years and even today we are still witnessing people porting the game over various devices. There are even printers running the thing already. Here is hoping the microwave ovens are next, we know many people out there have been waiting patiently for this upgrade. Source |...

01 Oct 20:23

They must be using floating point

02 Oct 23:51

Stackoverflow's Best Comments in Source Code

03 Oct 19:13

In case of fire. This is too good, couldn't find anywhere so I made it.


This has been making the rounds lately.

04 Oct 15:16

Train Station with proper indexing (Cardiff)

04 Oct 11:01

Daimler tests a self-driving, mass-produced truck on real roads

by Jon Fingas
Daimler's dreams of self-driving big rig trucks just took one step closer to reality. The automaker has conducted the first-ever test of its semi-autonomous Highway Pilot system in a production truck on a public road, driving an augmented Mercedes-...
03 Oct 01:24

Over 8,400 NASA Apollo moon mission photos just landed online, in high-resolution

by Xeni Jardin


Space fans, rejoice: today, just about every image captured by Apollo astronauts on lunar missions is now on the Project Apollo Archive Flickr account. There are some 8,400 photographs in all at a resolution of 1800 dpi, and they're sorted by the roll of film they were on. (more…)

02 Oct 18:25

Twitter noob Snowden gets hammered with 47GB of notification emails

by Billy Steele
What happens when one of the most wanted men in the world joins Twitter and forgets to disable email notifications? 47GB of emails. As you might expect, Edward Snowden was immediately inundated with followers, replies, favorites, DMs and retweets -...
02 Oct 21:57

Marilyn Manson Wants to be on Gotham

by Michael Martin

Rock star Marilyn Manson appears to be campaigning for a role on FOX’s Gotham.

Manson took to Twitter to ask fans if they would love the show more if he played a part in it.

Wouldn't you love GOTHAM even more, if I was a part of the show?

— Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) October 1, 2015

Given Gotham's focus on villains in Season 2, Manson would be a good fit for the show. He's no stranger to the small screen, and has appeared on a number of other TV shows, including Sons of Anarchy, Eastbound & Down, Californication and Once Upon a Time.

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02 Oct 15:25

UK scientists create quantum cryptology world record with 'unhackable' data

by Chris Merriman
UK scientists create quantum cryptology world record with 'unhackable' data

5,000 encryption keys a second, will that do you?

02 Oct 18:15

Microsoft Buys Havok From Intel

After eight years under Intel, Havok has a new owner in the form of Microsoft. The Windows company wants to use Havok not just for games, but for some of its other programs as well.
02 Oct 19:00

Windows 10 Feature Focus: CompactOS

by Brett Howse

Microsoft took a serious look at how to save space from the operating system files with Windows 8.1 Update. What they came up with at the time was WIMBoot, which used the recovery partition’s compressed WIM image file as the basis for most of the system files needed by Windows. Since the recovery partition is at least 4 GB in size, this is a pretty substantial savings especially on the lower cost devices which WIMBoot was targeted at.

I’ve discussed the changes with Windows 10 a couple of times, but a recent blog post from Michael Niehaus outlines how the new system works, what it is called, and how to manually enable it.

The last bit there is pretty important, since moving to WIMBoot was not something that could be done easily. It had to be done at the time the system image was put onto the computer, and there were a couple of extra steps OEMs could take in order to incorporate their own software into the WIMBoot.

Standard Partition with Windows 8.1

WIMBoot Enabled Windows 8.1

This also lead to some of the first issues with WIMBoot. The actual size of the recovery partition, if it was just Windows, would be around 4 GB, but once an OEM adds in their own software, along with maybe a copy of Microsoft Office, and all of a sudden the recovery partition could bloat to 10 GB or more. This was a major issue because unlike with a standard install of Windows, the recovery partition can not be removed on a WIMBoot system leaving a large chunk of a possibly small drive used up with no way to reclaim that space.

The other issue was that over time the WIMBoot partition would become less and less used, since when there were security updates to the operating system, key system files would be replaced with a full uncompressed version, but the original version would still be part of the WIM which could not be modified. Over time, Windows would grow and grow to fill more and more of the drive, and the WIMBoot concept was clearly not working out as intended.

So with Windows 10, Microsoft has moved away from the recovery partition altogether. When you do a system reset, Windows will be rebuilt from the components in the \Windows\winsxs folder. This means that the system will also be almost fully patched after a reset, unlike with earlier versions of Windows where any restore off of the recovery partition would revert you back to whatever set of files was used to create the WIM. Only the most recent 30 days of patches will be installed, and this was a design decision in case the reset itself is due to something going wrong within the last 30 days.

The other part of the space savings is from a compression tool Microsoft is calling Compact OS. This kind of goes back to WIMBoot in a way, since the system files are compressed into what amounts to a WIM file. The big difference here is that unlike WIMBoot, CompactOS can be enabled and disabled on the fly.

From an administrative command prompt, simply use the commands:

Compact.exe /CompactOS:query

This will query Windows to see if CompactOS is enabled or not

Compact.exe /CompactOS:always

This will enable CompactOS

Compact.exe /CompactOS:never

This will disable CompactOS

I ran CompactOS on an ASUS TP200S which has 64 GB of eMMC storage. Windows 10 did not enable CompactOS automatically since it was not needed, but manually enabling it saved over 3 GB of space on the C: drive. Luckily ASUS has included enough storage in the TP200S where it’s not really necessary out of the box, but on any system with 32 GB or less this could be a big help.

There is going to be a performance impact of course since the files will need to be decompressed when accessed and the actual differences are something I hope to have a chance to test and document at some point in the not too distant future.

In the end, CompactOS looks to be a nice upgrade over WIMBoot which had a lot of promise, but was not as effective as hoped.

02 Oct 03:39

Not Your Mother’s Apple Martini

by aHeapingCup

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Apple martinis.

They can be so cliché and cloyingly sweet and leave you with regrets the next day.

This drink will probably leave you with regrets as well but it makes up for that by making you feel very classy beforehand.

It’s inspired by my trip to an apple orchard where I went apple picking.

I picked some teeny tiny apples.

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You can’t tell but they are really tiny apples, man.

Like, so cute I cried when I had to cut into them.

This apple martini is slightly sweet and sour but no where near as chemically tasting as a sour apple martini and there is room for adjustment to your liking.

First thing to mention here is the use of shrubs or drinking vinegar in this recipe. For more info you can read this. Otherwise just go with it and trust me you won’t be sorry. It’s waaaaay better than that sour pucker shit.

You can buy or make your own shrub. I decided to buy my first shrub just to have a frame of reference for when I try to make my own.

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I got PokPok’s apple shrub from amazon for like $20 for a 16oz bottle. A little goes a long way and they have loads of flavors to choose from.

It’s perfectly tangy and sweet and it is basically a sweetened vinegar syrup so it hits all over the palate and is good enough to drink simply diluted with sparking water as a refreshing soda.

Next you need a dark liquor, preferably apple flavored.

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You don’t need both of these to be honest. You can use either one alone and just use 2 1/2 oz of it for the recipe below. I just used both to build layers and flavors.

If you had to pick one, I would recommend just using the calvados which is an apple brandy. You could also use applejack if you prefer. I used Hennessy because I already had some and I used the calvados just to reinforce the apple flavor.

Finally, you need a hard cider:

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I found this at BevMo! and chose it because of the packaging (it’s a problem I have and it’s only getting worse) and I ended up really liking it, not to sweet and not too dry.

I made a gingersnap rim because Fall.

All you need is a few gingersnaps and some pent up rage :)

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Once the drink is rimmed, combine the ingredients (recipe below) in a shaker filled with ice.

Shake till very cold and pour.

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I like to garnish with an apple slice and a wedge of cheddar cheese.

Mmmm cheddar cheese

*in Homer Simpson’s voice*

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Mmmm cheddar cheese apple martini with gingersnap rim mmmm

*also in Homer Simpson’s voice*


1 1/2 oz cognac (or your favorite dark liquor)
1 oz calvados (or applejack)
1 1/2 oz apple shrub (a.k.a. drinking vinegar)
4 oz hard cider

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake till cold. Pour into a martini glass.
Garnish with an apple slice in the drink and a wedge of cheddar cheese on the rim, which I have dipped in ground up gingersnaps.

01 Oct 12:15

1905 Queen Victoria 214A Brougham sold at auction

by Staff Writer

It's electric :)

File under: Latest News

1905 Queen Victoria 214A Brougham sold at auction Photo credit: Bonhams Photo credit: Bonhams Electric cars are often seen as a modern phenomenon, with the success of the Tesla Model S and BMW i8 hybrid at the forefront of people's minds. However, this is emphatically not the case, as the Woods Brougham demonstrates. Recently sold at auction in Ebeltoft, Denmark, this 1905 Queen Victoria 214A Brougham was made by... continue reading

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01 Oct 16:49

Self-driving taxis will begin trials in Japan next year

by Daniel Cooper
Self-driving cars are a few years away from becoming a thing, right? Not in Japan, where the company Robot Taxi has announced that it'll start testing robotic taxis in 2016. A report by the Wall Street Journal reveals that the firm will begin by of...