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How to Tell if Your Stainless Steel Pan is Hot Enough Without a Thermometer
Lifehacker.com

Stainless steel pans are kitchen workhorses, but they have an ever so slight learning curve, particularly when it comes to searing food without it sticking. Letting the pan get nice and hot before even adding the oil is key, but determining the temperature of… more…

Surprising and Delicious Foods You Can Make in a Rice Cooker
Lifehacker.com

For the past few years, the Instant Pot has been the sweetheart of the one-pot cooking world. But before it was the hot item on everyone’s registries, there was the rice cooker. But don’t let the name fool you: rice cookers cook more than just rice. Read more… more…

Graphene as an open-source material
TechCrunch

The success of open-source methods that focus on decentralization and allows for open collaboration on projects brings to light the potential for its implementation in other areas. more…

Withings smartwatches are on sale — save up to $54
Mashable

TL;DR: You can get a stylish Withings smartwatch for up to $54 off. Smartwatches are amazing in so many respects, but one area where they fall short is looks. Bulky screens are not the style for everyone, which is where Withings comes in. Its smartwatches hav… more…

Xbox One consoles, Xbox Game Pass plans, Sony 4K TVs, Anker portable chargers, and more on sale for June 10 in the UK
Mashable

Christmas has officially begun for avid gamers after the first E3 briefings took place over the weekend. Microsoft is going big for the famous expo and has dropped the prices on a number of its console packages. This includes a solid Xbox One S for under £200… more…

De'Longhi coffee machines, Samsung 4K TVs, Sony portable speakers, Fossil smartwatches, and more on sale for June 12 in the UK
Mashable

Watch out! There's a big roundup of deals heading in your direction, and with Father's Day right around the corner, there's still time for a last minute gift. There's a great selection of both smart and regular watches on sale if you're still looking for that… more…

Fitbits, Braun electric shavers, Sony speakers, Calvin Klein fragrances, and more on sale for June 13 in the UK
Mashable

This is a great selection of deals, and we hope you agree. You can save on top brands like Oral-B, Philips, Calvin Klein, and more. Take your pick from the very best deals on everything from LG 4K TVs to Braun electric shavers. This is your best chance to wal… more…

Dell laptops, PlayStation 4 Pro, iPad Pro, and more for June 10
Mashable

Haven't got a gift for your Dad for Father's Day yet? Lucky for you, we have picked out all the best deals around, ranging from laptops, gaming consoles, TVs, grooming kits, garden tools, and many more. What caught our eye though this weekend was the 12-month… more…

Last-minute Father's Day gifts: 40 great gifts for your dad
Mashable

Father’s Day is just a few short days away, and you still haven’t gotten a gift yet? It happens to the best of us. Now, the pressure is on. Are you the worst child ever? Maybe. But don't panic. We’re here to save you from disappointing dad on his big day. Her… more…

24 everyday products you never knew you needed — all on sale
Mashable

If you were recently inspired to purge all the little things that don't "spark joy" (thanks Marie Kondo), you're not alone. As a result, you likely have quite a bit of newfound space in your home — and there's nothing better than filling those empty drawers a… more…

India Raises Tariffs, Escalating Trade Fight With Trump
The New York Times

The new tariffs on 28 categories of American goods are more symbolic than painful, covering items like almonds, apples and finished metal products. more…

Opinion: Does Democratic debate lineup matter? You bet it does
CNN

Debates--like the two upcoming Democratic face-offs that just firmed up their lineups-- are never what they are hyped up to be, but they are extremely significant in this politically cluttered age, writes Julian Zelizer. Candidates face each other--unmediated… more…

India announces retaliatory trade tariffs against the US
BBC News

The new duties come days before countries' leaders are expected to meet at a G20 summit in Japan. more…

Rape and Sudan's revolution: 'They were crying and screaming'
BBC News

A feared unit of Sudan's security forces raped women as they dispersed protesters, witnesses say. more…

China's May industrial output growth cools to 17-year low as trade war bites
Reuters

China's industrial output growth unexpectedly slowed to a more than 17-year low in May, while investment also cooled, in the latest sign of weakening demand in the world's second-largest economy as the United States ramps up trade pressure. more…

Should you buy the Withings Move or the Move ECG?
Androidcentral.com

We're always hard at work finding the very best fitness trackers and wearables for you to choose from. We test the top competitors and break down the details to help you pick a winner. Affordable health tracking Withings Move $70 at Amazon Pros Reasonably pri… more…

Sin City Cleans Up: Seven Years of the Downtown Las Vegas Project
Makezine.com

Seven years in, the Downtown Las Vegas project — and a bevy of makers — have transformed a forgotten part of the city Read more on MAKE The post Sin City Cleans Up: Seven Years of the Downtown Las Vegas Project appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas f… more…

Apple Says New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Are Coming in September
Macrumors.com

Apple at WWDC 2019 last week unveiled its long-awaited redesigned Mac Pro along with a new Pro Display XDR. At the time, Apple said both products will be available to order in the fall, without providing a more specific timeframe. Apple has since updated its … more…

A Not-So-Thrilling Ride For U.S.-Made Roller Coasters
Npr.org

China is a big customer for U.S.-made roller coasters. But since President Trump's trade war, China has imposed steep tariffs on American rides. Some in the industry fear losing a lucrative market. more…

Graphene As an Open-Source Material
Slashdot.org

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: The 2D wonder-material graphene could greatly benefit from the widespread experimentation of open-source use. In its current state, graphene is primarily researched by scientists in universities and labs, b… more…