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  • ‘Cooking with Beer': A Guide to Sudsy Culinary Arts

    ‘Cooking with Beer': A Guide to Sudsy Culinary Arts

    Beer is largely best enjoyed as a beverage, but anybody who’s had a good beer-battered something or used it as a secret ingredient in a chili or stew knows the value of beer in the kitchen. Cooking with Beer, a new cookbook from Mark Dredge, takes that wisdom to a whole new level. The book’s […]

  • Edyn Smart Gardening (Video)

    Edyn Smart Gardening (Video)

    Gardening, for most people, is tricky, and even the most gifted Drearcliff Grange-ready green thumbs can use a little technology-guided assistance out there in the soil. Edyn provided just such assistance, in the form of a sensor you plant in the ground and a companion app that shows you how to make the most of […]

  • Snoped: A Snowmobile Crossed With a Moped (Video)

    Snoped: A Snowmobile Crossed With a Moped (Video)

    If Hollywood ever commits the sin of remaking On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, they could do worse than include a chase scene featuring the Snoped (rhymes with “low-fed,” not as in the past tense of “snope”), a cool new design from designer Joey Ruiter and built by Jeff Long. The Snoped is sleeker and sexier […]

  • Unlimited McDonald’s Fries Being Tested in Missouri

    Unlimited McDonald’s Fries Being Tested in Missouri

    It wasn’t too long ago that I opined about how North American fast food fans had gotten sick of super-size portions in restaurants like McDonald’s, but it would appear that I may have underestimated their/our appetite for fast food. That’s because at one Missouri location, the concept of unlimited McDonald’s fries will soon be tested […]

  • El Purista: The Armchair for Dedicated Smokers

    El Purista: The Armchair for Dedicated Smokers

    The age of the serious, dedicated smoker is mostly a bygone one, as the health risks of regular smoking have gradually outweighed the benefits in the popular consciousness. But for those brave holdouts who continue to enjoy a fine cigar, the El Purista armchair is probably the best possible way to do it. The El […]

  • Squeeze Water Filtration System From Sawyer Products

    Squeeze Water Filtration System From Sawyer Products

    Clean water: How important could it really be? That’s a question that if you’re lucky you’ll never learn the answer to, but if you’ve ever gotten sick from drinking unsafe water you know exactly how important clean drinking water is. One way for you to ensure you stay ignorant and happy is to use Sawyer […]

  • Burnt Letter Opener by Jonathan Dorthe

    Burnt Letter Opener by Jonathan Dorthe

    Snail mail isn’t as commonplace as it used to be, but unless you’re one of the few people who have managed to go completely paperless it’s still a good idea to have a trusty letter opener around. Etsy shop owner Jonathan Dorthe has a nice handmade one called the Burnt Letter Opener. The Burnt Letter […]

  • ‘Yeethoven’ Combines Kanye With Beethoven (Video)

    ‘Yeethoven’ Combines Kanye With Beethoven (Video)

    The Young Musicians Foundation’s new project mashed up the greatest composer of the 18th and 19th centuries with the greatest composer of the 20th and 21st. It’s called Yeethoven, and you can now hear an excerpt featuring an orchestral mashup of “New Slaves” with Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture.” The marriage of Kanye West with classical music […]