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I'm Pastry Chef Stella Parks, and This Is How I Eat
Lifehacker.com

Stella Parks—aka “the BraveTart”—knows more about cake than most people know about anything. She has the CIA training and the restaurant experience, but it’s her attention to detail and infectious enthusiasm for American desserts that makes her recipes not on… more…

Apple kerfuffles, praise groups, and media layoffs
TechCrunch

Lots of news and interesting tidbits to wrap up the week. Apple kerfuffles Apple has been vindicated (for a brief moment anyway) in its long-standing dispute with Qualcomm. From Stephen Nellis at Reuters: A U.S. federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling t… more…

Here are the 85+ startups that launched today at Y Combinator’s W19 Demo Day 1
TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s incubator classes have gotten huge. With over 200 companies, the Winter 2019 class is by far YC’s largest yet. Meanwhile, the incubator prepares to shift its headquarters from Mountain View to San Francisco. It’s so large, in fact, it’s had to … more…

These Scientists Ground an iPhone to Dust to Figure Out What's Inside
Gizmodo.com

You probably don’t spend a lot of time pondering what your smartphone is made of. But maybe you should, because the average phone is a dizzyingly complex compendium of metals and minerals sourced from all over the Earth. Read more... more…

I Rode an E-Scooter as Far From Civilization as Its Batteries Could Take Me
Gizmodo.com

Almost as suddenly as the electric rent-a-scooters appeared, everyone had an opinion about them. They began clogging sidewalks across the Bay Area in late 2017 ($1 to start!) as brands with four-letter names like Bird and Lime fought for dominance in the late… more…

Vivian Cherry, Socially Aware Street Photographer, Dies at 98
The New York Times

Ms. Cherry was originally a dancer, but she abandoned the “fantasy world” of dance as a young woman to document the reality of life in New York. more…

Idris Elba's tips for the perfect selfie
Mashable

The 46-year-old actor shared his tips on how to achieve the perfect profile photo for a dating website. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Selfies, Idris Elba, Zoolander, and Blue Steel more…

Save $46 on this set of wine glasses that won't knock over
Mashable

Imagine finally finding the time to unwind after weeks of soul-crushing work. You uncork that special bottle of wine you've been saving, and park yourself in front of Netflix. But after your second glass, your inner klutz accidentally spills the precious vino… more…

The 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 poster says it all
Mashable

The Game of Thrones Season 8 poster keeps things simple; this may be a rich and intricate story with enough characters and layers to fill thousands of pages – but it's also about a bunch of warring royals and some dragons. The final season's poster returns to… more…

Happy Pi(e) Day: The KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart stand mixer is over $150 off at Amazon
Mashable

It's Pi Day, and if you're not excited about that, you should be. Why? Food puns. Even if you don't care about the math part of pi, you may be interested in the pi(e) making possibilities a KitchenAid mixer has to offer: The Artisan 5-quart model is $150.99 o… more…

Dyson’s new V11 Torque Drive cordless vacuum is sleek, powerful, and surprisingly fun
Mashable

The future of vacuuming is cordless. A year after halting all new designs of its wired stand-up vacuums, Dyson has made good on its promise to only introduce new cordless dirt busters. Succeeding the Cyclone V10 is the new V11 Torque Drive handheld vacuum. As… more…

Presentations, poolside bars & philosophy - what is a manager's job interview really like?
BBC News

Ever wondered what actually goes on in a manager's interview? BBC Sport takes a look inside the boardroom... more…

China Jan-Feb steel output rises from December on strong margins
Reuters

China's daily steel output rose in January and February, as mills in the world's top producer ramped up production amid firm steel margins and easier environmental restrictions. more…

The United Kingdom's tortuous journey in and out of the EU
Reuters

The United Kingdom voted in 2016 to leave the European Union but it is still uncertain when or if that will happen. more…

Exclusive: Germany to create fund to foil foreign takeovers after China moves
Reuters

Germany plans to pass legislation by the end of 2019 to create a state-owned fund that can protect key companies from takeovers by Chinese and other foreign firms, government sources said, in a marked shift from its "hands-off" approach to business. more…

This coupon slashes Tacklife's heavy-duty box cutter down to $6 at Amazon
Androidcentral.com

This pocket-sized box cutter comes with five extra blades and a two-year warranty. Receiving packages is fun, but dealing with the leftover packaging and boxes can be pretty annoying if you're a big Thrifter like me. With something like Tacklife's Heavy-Duty … more…

The Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 just hit its best price since Black Friday
Androidcentral.com

No effort necessary. The Instant Pot Duo Mini 3-quart pressure cooker is down to $59.95 on Amazon right now. The Duo Mini does not drop from its $75 price very often, and when it does the price doesn't last long. It dropped to $45 in between Black Friday and … more…

Wednesday's top deals: dual-USB wall chargers, LED light strips, and more
Androidcentral.com

There's no such thing as hump day when the deals are this good. We've trawled the web to bring you the day's very best offers in one easy roundup. Take a look at them below and be sure to snag them while you can. Charge up Anker 24W 2-Port USB Wall Charger Am… more…

Trump wants a border wall. Texas may want a smarter alternative - CNET
Cnet.com

President Trump says a physical wall needs to be the main line of defense in the south. But a visit to several border towns in Texas shows that isn’t necessarily the case. more…

The Volkswagen Coachbuilt Beetle Class at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance shows spicy variety - Roadshow
Cnet.com

Seven cars built on the same Beetle platform present a beautiful celebration of differences. more…