New York City has an illustrious history of chess, and Imad Khachan is the proprietor of Chess Forum, the last chess shop in town. An immigrant with no family, Imad is "the father of everyone," in his own words. This intimate look inside Chess Forum shows the importance of community in a world where face-to-face gatherings are becoming far too infrequent.
There are a lot of rumors and half-truths surrounding space and what it's really like to be out there. Chris Hadfield was the first Canadian to walk in space and has been there three times, making him a bit of an expert on the subject. Chris refutes some of the biggest myths surrounding living above the atmosphere and even confirms a few in this question-and-answer session with WIRED.
Protecting your property shouldn't involve drilling holes and running wires. The Simplisafe Home Security System requires none of the above, and is easy to install yourself. It starts with a base station that connects to their service via WiFi with a backup cellular connection for emergencies. You can arm and disarm it from the keypad, with a key fob, or with your phone. Add on as many entry, motion, smoke, glass break, and CO sensors as you need — the system is easily expandable to fit your needs, and comes with the assurance of 24/7 monitoring.
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Made in Boulder, Colorado, these plant-based waffles are an energy bar alternative, great for snacking in-between meals, after a workout, mid-trail or mid-ride. The modern take on a centuries-old tradition uses a brioche-based dough that cold-ferments overnight. It's then infused with pearl sugar imported from Belgium and finished in an authentic Liège waffle iron. They're best toasted in a conventional toaster, and you should never microwave them. If you're taking them on the go or you're just short on time, let them thaw for a few hours and enjoy at room temperature. They arrive partially frozen in environmentally friendly, compostable packaging and should be thrown in the freezer immediately. Available in original and gluten-free varieties.
Sold as a pack of 6.
Serving Size 1 Vafel (80g) / 6 Servings per container
Nutrition & Ingredients: 10g Total Fat / 2.3g Saturated Fat / 3.3g Polyunsaturated Fat / 383g Monounsaturated Fat / 310mg Sodium / 50g Total Carbohydrates / 2g Dietary Fiber / 18g Total Sugars / 5g Protein / 20.9mg Calcium / 2.2mg Iron / 89mg Potassium
Director Edgar Wright has been making some of the sharpest comedy films for over 15 years. With 2004's Shaun of the Dead up to Scott Pilgrim Saves the World, Wright has made the snap-zoom, whip-pan, sight gags, and match cut a part of his directorial vocabulary. TIFF takes a look at what makes an Edgar Wright film an Edgar Wright film in this supercut.
The season two premiere of Westworld introduced a new host to the show's world — the drone host. Their faceless, skinless design is exceedingly creepy, which is exactly what the creators were going for. Take a look behind the scenes at how the drone hosts were created, and how the actors inside the suits brought them to artificial life.
Ernest Supplies uses plant-based ingredients and technology-forward standards to bring grooming essentials to the man on the go while keeping its products Made in the USA. As impressive as its products is its packaging; Unlike normal bottles and tubes that can bust and leak, Ernest Supplies' Soap Free Gel Face Wash, Cooling Shave Cream, and Protective Matte Moisturizer arrive in soft flask-style containers that maximize storage space in your dopp and look great while doing so.
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Jumping rope is one of the best ways to burn calories, and now you can train and track at the same time with this smart rope. The rope combines form and function with comfortable 45 degree angled handles to help make this age-old workout more interesting. Other ropes on the market provide tracking, but none have a strand of bright white LEDs that are visible while you're jumping. View jump counts, calories burned, or the duration of your workout as the rope swings in front of you. All the data is then transmitted via Bluetooth to a smartphone app — meaning all you have to supply is some sweat and an epic workout soundtrack.
Medium 101 inches / 258 cm
Large : 107 inches / 274 cm
Full charge in 2 hours / 36 hours of use / Lithium Polymer Battery
Bluetooth 4.0 LE two-way communication with smartphone
Michael C. Hall is taking the law into his own hands once again in a new series for Netflix. After his daughter goes missing, the Dexter star begins to search for her and uncovers the dark secrets of the people living in his gated community in the process. The show will begin streaming May 10, 2018.
A spinning black hole could provide enough energy to power civilization for trillions of years — and create the biggest bomb known to the universe. Using the rotation of a black hole to supercharge electromagnetic waves could create massive amounts of energy or equally massive amounts of destruction. Kurzgesagt explains what it would take to harness a black hole and the potential risks of the process.