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  • !These aren't stuffed animals, they're chiffon cakes
    The master behind these light and fluffy chiffon cakes is Susanne Ng. It began from baking cakes for her kids' playdates. Ng has a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and makes all her cake from scratch. She visualizes each part of the cake as she spoons…
    - 13 mins ago 28 Jun 17, 8:33pm -
  • !Genius programmer hacks Mark Hamill's online game to make him face Darth Vader
    If you follow actor Mark Hamill's entertainingly quirky Twitter feed — and really, if you clicked on this story, you probably are — you may have seen him tweeting Tuesday about an unusual game of online Yahtzee involving Darth Vader. The game H…
    - 19 mins ago 28 Jun 17, 8:27pm -
  • !The iPhone 8 rumored to have super fast charging
    When the highly anticipated iPhone 8 finally drops later this year, it'll be tough to get Apple fanatics to put their devices down — until their batteries eventually die, that is. There is some (potential) good news for power users, though: power…
    - 19 mins ago 28 Jun 17, 8:27pm -
  • !Watch with glee as Piers Morgan gets absolutely owned by co-host Susanna Reid
    Women around the world find Piers Morgan deeply annoying, which means it's always nice to see one of them say it to his face.And so we extend our thanks to Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid.SEE ALSO: Amber Rose and Piers Morgan go toe-to-toe a…
    - 21 mins ago 28 Jun 17, 8:25pm -
  • !xHamster's new sex doll is based on what its biggest users want in a woman
    Porn platform xHamster has announced that it's created its own sex doll. Yay?This is the first time a porn site has made a sex doll based on the preferences of their most active users. Their staffers compiled a list of traits, and the company partne…
    - 26 mins ago 28 Jun 17, 8:20pm -


  • We Can’t Pretend Juice Is Healthy for Babies Anymore
    Juice is liquid candy. Sure, it has a few more vitamins than your average can of Coke, but it also has more sugar. Your days of pretending it’s healthy are over: the American Academy of Pediatricians has finally found the guts to tell us to stop g…
    - 37 days ago 22 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • What TV-Show Foods Are You Obsessed With?
    Happy Monday, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. This week I want to chat about the fictional foods you wish wer…
    - 37 days ago 22 May 17, 6:30pm -
  • How to Protect Yourself Online, with Former Black-Hat Hacker Hector Monsegur
    This week on The Upgrade we talk with Hector Monsegur, Director of Assessment Services at Rhino Labs.Read more...
    - 37 days ago 22 May 17, 6:20pm -
  • You Can Now Order Food on Facebook—But Do You Need To?
    You no longer have to peruse multiple websites (or even paper menus) or talk to someone on the phone to order takeout and delivery. Thanks to apps like Grubhub, Seamless and PostMates, ordering food is easier than ever. And now Facebook is aiming to…
    - 37 days ago 22 May 17, 4:00pm -
  • A Guide to All the Best, Worst and Weirdest 2017 TV Pilots You’ll Probably Never Watch
    As our favorite shows begin their descent into the void (New Girl, Scandal, Girls), new shows are once again out here crying for approval. This year’s TV pilots—full of mostly white male leads and showrunners—include military dramas, medical dr…
    - 37 days ago 22 May 17, 3:55pm -

The Next Web

  • !Ethereum hoax led to $4B in losses
    The price of cryptocurrency Ethereum dropped dramatically following news of its creator’s death. One problem: he wasn’t dead. A post on 4Chain claimed Vitalik Buterin — creator of blockchain technology Ethereum and currency Ether — died in a…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jun 17, 7:06pm -
  • !Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for
    Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements. Seriously, do you know what vanadium is used…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • !These 5 aspects are a must for a successful drop shipping store
    The drop shipping business model is a real catch for entrepreneurs who have an eye for e-commerce. Still, setting up a fully functioning drop shipping store is an exciting yet complex process. This is why you should definitely consider these 5 aspect…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Jun 17, 5:29pm -
  • !Tinder Gold lets you see who likes you without matching
    Tinder today announced it’s rolling out Gold, a new premium subscription service that lets its users see who’s liked them. Gold users will be able to see which users have liked them in a special menu. You can also see people who have swiped right…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Jun 17, 4:15pm -
  • !Xbox Game Pass adds first batch of new titles — and it’s already time to cancel
    Microsoft is adding seven new titles to it’s $9.99 Xbox Game Pass in July. The game subscription service lets gamers download and play any of the over 100 titles available on the service, about three-quarters of which are games either launched on t…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Jun 17, 4:01pm -


  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
    - 15 Dec 16, 3:00am -
  • 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure
    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operat…
    - 15 Dec 16, 2:15am -
  • PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors
    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-st…
    - 15 Dec 16, 1:30am -
  • Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India
    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-…
    - 15 Dec 16, 12:27am -
  • Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?
    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaki…
    - 14 Dec 16, 8:00pm -