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Replace Your Old Nonstick Pans With This Lodge Cast-Iron Set for $50

You may think that nonstick cookware is easier and cheaper to use than quality cast iron, but Lodge’s products challenge that assumption. Even good quality nonstick pans will need replacing every few years, and the polytetrafluoroethylene, or Teflon, coating may be dangerous since it can be chipped off and ingested. Cast iron, on the other hand, will develop a nonstick coating without the need for oil the more you use it and can last you a lifetime. And now this quality cookware is even less expensive thanks to Amazon’s huge sale on Lodge skillets, sets, and other cast-iron essentials. Related...

America Makes Some, but Not Enough, Progress in Election Security

A new report says that when it comes time to vote in the 2020 elections, as many as 16 million voters will have no choice but to use electronic machines with no paper trail. The estimate, made by the Brennan Center for Justice, assumes that Louisiana, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, and Mississippi will all have to keep their voting machines status quo. The Brennan Center notes that many, but not all, politicians in the states are seeking federal funding to strengthen their election procedures, which could lower the number further.The quest for a secure ballot in America...

Why This Software Engineer Implanted a Tesla Valet Key Into Her Arm

With keyless ignition, it's easy to accidentally forget your key fob. It's a scenario that has apparently stymied Amie Dansby, a software engineer from Dallas, in the past. So she came up with a radical solution to never lose her keys again: implanting her Tesla Model 3 valet key right into her arm. How'd Dansby do it? First, she dissolved the key card in a container filled with acetone to remove the chip inside. It takes about an hour for the black casing to disintegrate because the Tesla valet key is thicker than, say, a hotel room key.Then she reached...

Star Wars Has Finally Come for Barbie

There seems to be an infinite amount of Star Wars merchandise out there. Beyond just the usual t-shirts and toys, you can even get a Star Wars arcade machine and furniture inspired by the Dark Side. Now...there's Star Wars Barbie.Mattel and Disney have joined forced to release Star-Wars-themed Barbie dolls this fall. The collection includes Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and R2-D2. (Sorry, fans of C-3PO, Chewbacca, and Han Solo.) Related Stories Everything We Know So Far About 'The Mandalorian' The Most Expensive Star Wars Toys As if Barbie decided to go to Comic-Con, the dolls’ designs are more like cosplay...

The Guy Who Found the Titanic Is Now Looking for Amelia Earhart's Plane

Robert Ballard, who found the Titanic and John F. Kennedy's WWII patrol boat, is on a new mission: finding Amelia Earhart's plane.Ballard will be aided by Fredrik Hiebert, an archeologist from National Geographic, and the search process will be filmed for a NatGeo special set to premiere this October. Robert Ballard, the deep-sea explorer responsible for finding the Titanic in 1985, has announced that his next mission will be searching for Amelia Earhart's downed Lockheed Electra. Ballard will lead a team into the Pacific to find out what really happened to Earhart's plane once and for all.On July 2, 1937,...

You Probably Shouldn't Use a Random Cable to Charge Your iPhone

If it looks like a charging cable, smells like a charging cable, and charges up your phone like a charging cable, it must be a charging cable, right?Well, Kind of. But that doesn't mean that's all it is. Mike Grover, a San Francisco-based security researcher that goes by @_MG_ on Twitter, has built an iPhone charging cable that, when connected to your phone on one end and your laptop on the other, can hack into your computer.Sound sinister? Only because the stakes are so high. The mastermind behind the hack can send phishing emails (or worse) right to your screen...

Netflix's New 'Dark Crystal' Trailer Looks Weird and Incredible

Who would have thought that after all these years, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal would get a full on Netflix series? The (objectively terrifying) live-action film from the early '80s is getting a 2019 revamp on Netflix, and if the trailer is any indication, it looks like Netflix invested some serious money in this one. The series is set to pick up in the troubled world of Thra, years before the original film took place. Much like the cult-classic, the new series will pit the Gelflings against the Skeksis once again, but this time, the Gelflings have a bit more...

10 Questions for the Guy Who Savagely Destroys Balloons with Dangerously Sharp Objects

Jan Hakon Erichsen hates balloons. Like, really really hates balloons. Like, really really hates balloons so much that he rounds up every household utensil that doubles as a weapon for murder and just brutally beats the crap out of balloons—once a symbol of merrymaking, now a poor victim of senseless, albeit riveting violence. Exhibit A: Most people: I guess balloons are okMe: pic.twitter.com/urmWxJ5hI2— Jan Hakon Erichsen (@janerichsen) August 11, 2019 More than 12 million people have watched Erichsen’s latest act of carnage since he posted the clip to Twitter two days ago, which tells us there’s either a global appetite...

Meet the Most Creative Knife-Maker in America

Chelsea Miller makes custom knives from found materials.Her Brooklyn, New York studio has been featured in multiple national publications.You can visit chelseamillerknives.com to order a custom knife.As the daughter of a carpenter, Chelsea Miller was already a woodworking and blacksmith apprentice by the time she graduated high school. So naturally, when she returned to her Vermont home as an adult, Miller wandered into her father’s old workshop. Knife Set chelseamillerknives.com $850.00 SHOP NOW “Knives just sort of found me by accident,” Miller tells Popular Mechanics. “I was just playing around with materials that I found interesting. It wasn’t a really...

Top-Rated LG Monitors Are 25% Off Today Only

It’s back-to-school season for some, which means everyone can take advantage of price drops on the latest tech. For instance, Amazon’s Deal of the Day features LG computer monitors on sale from 26 to 38 percent off. Whether you need a new 4K monitor for your home office or a gaming monitor for your dorm room, there’s likely one here that can improve your productivity (or procrastination). Related Story The Best Monitors When You Need More Screen LG’s 4K UHD monitors have appeared on our recommendations for the best monitors before. We’re fans of LG’s FreeSync technology, which makes fast-paced...

How an Algorithm Made the Buses in Boston Better

Boston Public Schools faced a crisis in busing inefficiency and expense.Amid skepticism, two MIT doctoral students won a contest with an algorithm to improve busing.It's been a tremendous success, but hasn't yet helped other school-based algorithms take hold.Algorithms are invading transportation in a variety of ways beyond the flashy chase for self-driving cars. A new report shows that in Boston, an algorithm that was first implemented in 2017 to increase the efficiency of school bus driving routes has worked with tremendous success.Algorithms are already in many driving decisions thanks to services like Google Maps. But busing routes are considerably more...

IndyCar Will Go Hybrid in 2022

Since 2012, IndyCar has used 2.2 liter turbocharged V6s from Honda and Chevrolet to power every car in the field. These engines brought turbocharging back after a long absence, increased the power available with the push-to-pass system, and worked to make the racing even better. But they're getting old.While the series had previously announced a change to 2.4 liter V6s with a goal of at least 900 horsepower by 2021, the series is now pushing that back a year and adding a new element to the formula: hybridization. This new formula for 2022 will now coincide with the introduction of...