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The Anatomy of the Perfect Cheese Plate

Illustration by Sam Woolley.A cheese plate can be many things. A party platter, a snack, even a meal—a cheese plate can all of these things and more. It doesn’t require any cooking, but crafting a perfectly harmonious plate of delicious dairy is a delicate balancing act, and some forethought is required.It can be easy to go overboard with both cheeses and accouterments, but having a clear vision of the type of cheese plate you want to prese......
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2017 Supplier Responsibility Report line entry may confirm Apple's car ambitions

  Exclusive By Mike Wuerthele Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 06:48 am PT (09:48 am ET) The most recent Apple supplier report is mostly a rehash of previous years —but includes one entry from a facility that appears to exclusively produce car parts and support equipment for automobiles.For the first time, Apple lists Robert Bosch GmbH (or Bosch) as a supplier. Specifically, the Tuebinger Strasse 123 facility in Reutlingen......
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Sony is Creating its Own Spider-Man Cinematic Universe

Now that Spider-Man is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sony is looking to capitalize on the excitement as fast as they can. How? The studio has announced two movies that are Spidey-adjacent but won’t feature the wall-crawler. Most recently, Sony announced that a film about Black Cat and Silver Sable is in development. Black Cat, for you non-comics readers out there, is basically Marvel’s answer to Catwoman. She’s a skilled burglar o......
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FBI's Presence At The Garland, Texas Shooting Appears To Show It Prefers Easier Terrorism Arrests

Given the FBI's skill at cultivating terrorists to arrest and indict, you'd think it would have done a better job handling the planned terrorist attack in Garland, Texas. The two shooters were killed by local police before they could kill any attendees at a "Draw Mohammed" event thrown by anti-Muslim activist (and bumbling litigant) Pam Geller. The FBI appears to prefer "hunting" terrorists who are about 90% talk and 10% insolvent. The li......
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‘AmazonFresh Pickup’ offers drive-thru grocery shopping

Why it matters to you Amazon grocery shoppers who don't want to wait in for delivery or who need something quickly could find the new service useful. Amazon’s checkout-less grab-and-go store may have hit a snag, but the company isn’t letting that get in the way of other grocery-focused initiatives. The Seattle-based giant on Tuesday teased a new AmazonFresh Pickup service where Prime members will be able to order their ......
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Contest-Winning Eggplant Parmesan

Because my recipe calls for baking the eggplant instead of frying it, it’s much healthier! The prep time is a little longer than for some recipes, but the Italian flavors and rustic elegance are well worth it. —Laci Hooten, McKinney, Texas
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Amazon commits to being 'fully operational' in Australia by end of 2018

There’s been plenty of speculation as to when US-based e-commerce giant Amazon will finally have a hold on the Australian retail market, but we’ve finally gotten word from an executive at the company, who has confirmed that the internet company aims to be fully operational Down Under by the end of 2018.Speaking to Fairfax Media, the executive – responsible for expanding the company’s global grocery operations – said that Amazon will “launch......
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2017 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2017, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond. As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yoursel......
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Russian hacker pleads guilty for get-rich-quick botnet - CNET

A Russian hacker pleaded guilty to creating a global botnet to make millions. Moment Editorial/Getty Images A Russian hacker has pleaded guilty to installing malware on ten of thousands of computer servers in order to generate millions in fraudulent payments, the US Department of Justice said Tuesday.Maxim Senakh, 41, admitted to installing E......
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Despite Clean Power Plan rollback, utilities say coal isn’t ascendant

reader comments 59 Despite the executive order signed by President Trump this afternoon to roll back the Clean Power Plan, it’s unclear that much will change in the US for the declining coal industry. An annual survey conducted by UtilityDive and research firm PA Consulting asked 600 utility executives from around the country to answer a series of questions about how their utility is run and how it’s preparing for the future. Not......
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US House votes to let ISPs sell your browser history

The Electronic Frontier Foundation responded to today's vote with a statement that "If the bill is signed into law, companies like Cox, Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and Verizon will have free rein to hijack your searches, sell your data, and hammer you with unwanted advertisements. Worst yet, consumers will now have to pay a privacy tax by relying on VPNs to safeguard their information."New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is in support of rolling ......
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Upcycled Motherboard Notepad Gift Set

Recently I acquired quite a few old and/or broken motherboards and I decided to make something useful out of them. The desktop computer motherboards were perfect for a notepad covers, the laptop motherboards for coasters and CPUs or graphics chips could be used as key rings . . .

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Windows has a heart of trash

I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So now, in concordance with the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their wishes, here is my rant on how terrible computers are — Windows ones, this time anyway — and how they ought to be. Now, I’m no PC spring chicken. I build my desktops, I seat the CPU, I fiddle with the registry and fiddle with the BIOS (even though it isn’t r......
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Windows has a heart of trash

I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So now, in concordance with the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their wishes, here is my rant on how terrible computers are — Windows ones, this time anyway — and how they ought to be. Now, I’m no PC spring chicken. I build my desktops, I seat the CPU, I fiddle with the registry and fiddle with the BIOS (even though it isn’t r......
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Tesla Deal Boosts Chinese Presence in US Auto Tech

From a Reuters report:China's Tencent has bought a 5 percent stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla for $1.78 billion, the latest investment by a Chinese internet company in the potentially lucrative market for self-driving vehicles and related services. Tencent's investment, revealed in a U.S. regulatory filing, provides Tesla with an additional cash cushion as it prepares to launch its mass-market Model 3. Tesla's shares were up 2.9 perce......
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Uber’s diversity is on par with the tech industry and that’s not great

Uber has published its much sought after diversity numbers for the first time since it was founded in 2009. Unfortunately for the company, the pressure to publish the numbers mounted after former employee Susan Fowler published her account of the sexism and sexual harassment she endured during her year working at Uber. The company has revealed that its diversity numbers are on par with much of the rest of the tech industry. That’s not gre......
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Ear Biscuits - Rhett and Link

Ear BiscuitsRhett and Link Genre: Comedy Release Date: March 26, 2017 Rhett & Link and guests have a weekly, candid conversation for your Internetainment. © © All rights reserved Original link......
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Johnny Depp signs on to play John McAfee in a film of his life

The John McAfee movie maybe filmed in bath salts-avision HIGH PITCHED ROALD DAHL RUINER JOHNNY DEPP has signed up to what we reckon will be the role of his life. While some actors have taken on critically acclaimed roles as Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, Depp will be playing the INQUIRER's favourite technology person, the marvellous John McAfee. We assumed that the film will focus on the genes......
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Inscrutable Amazon Bill: Behind It, a $1 Million Savings

When Segment found its AWS bill going up unexpectedly, it did a deep dive to find the cause and realized a $1 million annual savings.A startup that never built its own data center, Segment, found itself confronting an unexpected dilemma last year as its Amazon Web Services bill started rising to new heights. For many months prior, it had been flatlining. Segment employees weren't signing up for new services at anywhere near the rate at whic......
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AOMEI Backupper Standard 4.0.3

AOMEI Backupper Standard will protect your data by applying incremental and differential backups of your system. The application has many useful features, including scheduled backups and the ability to encrypt and compress backups. With AOMEI Backupper Standard you can back up entire hard disks or specified partitions and create system images to keep your operating system and applications safe. Key Features Include: B......
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Chinese tech giant Tencent takes 5 percent stake in Tesla

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said on Monday that Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) has invested $1.78 billion in the electric carmaker for a 5 percent passive stake. Tencent, best known for its WeChat mobile app, has been investing in a number of sectors, including gaming, entertainment, cloud computing and online financing. Tencent now owns more than 8......
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Joking While Muslim in Trump’s America

Joking While Muslim in Trump’s America Joking While Muslim in Trump’s America by Negin Farsad | photograph by Dan Winters3.28.17 There’s an unwritten rule in the world of comedy: If you are a person of color, if you have a disability, if your nose is too ethnic, you have to call yourself out when you walk on that stage. You have to be self-aware that you know, that they know, that your face is weird-­looking. Explain your face! I often w......
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Google Wifi is coming to the UK next week

Alongside the news that the Google Home voice assistant speaker will be available in the UK next week, Google is announcing that its dubiously punctuated Wifi router system is on the way too. Google Wifi will go on sale on April 6th, like Google Home, and also costs £129. That’s just for one unit, though — as with similar products such as Eero, the advantage of Google Wifi is that you can use multiple routers to create a mesh network and g......
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Truecaller gets payment support and Duo integration as it trickles to feature phones

For Truecaller, an app that offers real-time caller ID and spam protection, the past two years have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride.  On one hand, the eight-year-old service continues to grow strongly in developing markets, and has also chalked out plans to attract people globally. On the other hand, several features that made Truecaller so popular are now shipping out of the box with iPhone and Android smartphones.  So what doe......
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Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

OneNote is the best Microsoft program you’re probably not using. For me, it's become the online home for much of my work: article drafts, interview transcripts, even random thoughts about how to re-organize the home office.I love that I can take it with me basically anywhere. OneNote is baked right into the company’s own Surface devices, and there are apps for iOS, Android, MacOS, and support for Apple Watch and Android Wear. It’s not easy ......
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