Creamy Spinach Alfredo Zucchini Rolls

I love traditional lasagna as much as the next person, but my love for a rich and creamy white sauce is greater! This dish takes a typical low carb zucchini lasagna roll and kicks it up a creamy notch with sundried tomato alfredo sauce and a spinach and ricotta filling. It may seem time-consuming to make these zucchini noodles with a vegetable peeler, but the process goes quickly once you get the hang of it! As for the sauce, it is so rich and creamy with a hint of sweet from the addition of sundried tomatoes. It’s a bit more carb friendly than a traditional red sauce and it still has that hit of tomato flavor to satisfy the balance …

Microsoft’s rumored dual-display Surface could emulate Android apps, which isn’t a bad idea

A new report from IHS Markit suggests that Microsoft may build Android emulation into future Surface devices, specifically the rumored “Centaurus” dual-screen PC said to launch early next year. IHS Markit told Forbes that the dual-screen device, with two 9-inch displays, would be powered by Intel’s 10nm “Lakefield” system-on-a-chip. Microsoft’s new Windows Core OS (WCOS) will serve as the operating system, IHS added. (Microsoft hasn’t confirmed that it’s necessarily working on a future successor to Windows, but we know that devices like the Surface Hub 2 will include new “experiences,” said to be WCOS.) IHS also aid that the device would include 5G WWAN connectivity. While that itself would not be surprising, Microsoft has yet to design a Surface that …

Hackers steal call records from cell providers in ‘massive-scale’ espionage

Hackers have stolen call records from over 10 cell providers worldwide as part of a “massive-scale” espionage attempt against at least 20 individuals, TechCrunch reports. The attack has been dubbed “Operation Softcell” by Cybereason, the security research firm that discovered it. It’s sophisticated enough that the firm believes there’s a “very high probability” it’s state-backed. The target of the attacks are “call detail records,” which contain detailed metadata on every call made from an individual’s phone, including times, dates, and the cell-based location of the device. The content of calls are not held in these records, but the metadata alone is hugely valuable. If a carrier doesn’t realize that its network has been infiltrated,… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

Original USB plug wasn’t reversible because being cheap was more important

The Universal Serial Bus standard came into being more than 20 years ago, ushering in the USB era, which has been defined by two things: a common, ubiquitous standard for connecting peripherals to PCs, and the daily annoyance of trying to plug things in the right way. USB co-inventor Ajay Bhatt has talked to NPR recently, as spotted by Boing Boing, and given some background on why the plug took the form that it did and what its creation was intended to achieve. Leading Intel’s team as part of a multi-company effort, Bhatt was seeking to address the rather gruesome mess of device-specific cables, plugs, and connectors that people had to deal with back in the ‘90s. As he’d previously …

Organize your desk with these beautiful charging stands that are on sale

At least when it comes to laptops, research has shown that 60 percent of us consumers gravitate toward certain gadgets because we like the way they look. (What can we say? We’re shallow like that.) The downside of buying devices for their aesthetic appeal is that most electronic accessories are, frankly, kinda ugly. Because of this, we’ve pulled together some attractive yet functional stands and charging docks that even the snobbiest of design snobs would appreciate, and put them in the Mashable Shop. Here are six we think you’ll love, all of which happen to be on sale: Read more… Oakywood iPhone and Apple Watch Charging DockMore about Tech, Charging, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech Read more: mashable.com

OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING (+Video)

This homemade copycat Olive Garden Salad Dressing tastes even better than the original. It works great in pasta salads and as a marinade too! OLIVE GARDEN SALAD DRESSING I think one of my favorite things to do is to recreate my favorite restaurant meals at home, like with this Olive Garden Salad Dressing. Now, if you follow my blog, then you know I always say that even though recipes can sometimes come close to those restaurant favorites, I will never say it tastes exactly like what you get in the restaurant but we can sometimes get the taste pretty darn close. Also, I know you can totally by this stuff in the grocery store now but I promise you that this …

PowerPoint will listen to rehearsals to help you stop swearing and stuttering

Microsoft is adding an artificial intelligence-powered assistant to PowerPoint, to help improve people’s presentations. The new feature, dubbed Presenter Coach, will appear during a rehearsal mode for PowerPoint slides and offer feedback on your presentation skills by listening to audio from your computer’s microphone. Presenter Coach will pop up with tips about pacing and filler words so you’re not muttering or stuttering through a presentation, and also help presenters be more inclusive with their language, with suggestions like police officer instead of policeman. If you swear during a presentation it will suggest that you don’t use profanity, and it will even highlight culturally insensitive phrases or alert you if you’re just lazily… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

New Hampshire installs first historical marker to honor computer programming

New Hampshire has installed what appears to be the first historical highway marker honoring computer programming, according to the Concord Monitor. The new sign honors BASIC, Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, a programming language that was invited at Dartmouth College in 1964. The sign came about after Concord Monitor journalist David Brooks noted in a column that the state’s 255 historical markers honored things like bridges and historical figures, but that there was “distressingly little celebration of New Hampshire’s technical and scientific accomplishments.” He went on to advocate for the state to install a sign for BASIC and the Dartmouth Time-Sharing System — a precursor to the internet. “They matter at least as… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

PSA for big file sharers and movie downloaders: These are the best VPNs for torrenting in the UK

File sharing has come a long way since LimeWire — but users of torrenting sites may still have security and privacy fears. This is where VPNs — which encrypt data leaving your computer and make it impossible for others to see what you’re downloading — come in handy. To the uninitiated, these virtual private networks assign a virtual IP address to obscure your real location from others, which is important when sharing snippets of files with other users of a torrenting client, especially if what you’re sharing is copyrighted material. (This is of course illegal and we do not condone it!) SEE ALSO: The best free VPNs in the UK, and paid alternatives Read more… More about Tech, Software, Streaming, …

Best Ever Potato Salad Recipe

This BEST EVER Potato Salad recipe from grandma is easy, creamy, loaded with bacon, and a secret ingredient in the dressing puts it over the top! It converted me from being a potato salad hater to a potato salad lover! Please don’t go through the entire summer without making this at least once! Potato salad falls into the same camp for me as egg salad. It’s a mayonnaise-based salad that I long disliked because of how over the top mayonnaise-y it typically is. Until this recipe. It was a life changing experience and I neeeeeed to share it with you. This recipe comes from a friend’s grandmother and on the recipe card she gave me it is titled “Best Ever …

This dongle adds USB and microSD storage to your phone charger

Sanho’s Hyper brand has brought us some pretty clever solutions to the shortcomings of today’s smartphones, laptops and tablets for years now, including a sleek, charger-mounted USB-C hub for MacBooks and wireless charging for AirPods before that was cool. By comparison, their latest is a little bit derivative — but it could be a handy way to automatically backup your iOS or Android device when you plug it in at night. The company’s new crowdfunded project is called the HyperCube, and it’s a USB dongle that lets your phone charger double as a storage device. Drop it into your charger, pop in a microSD card, USB flash drive, or even an external hard drive into one of its full-size female …

Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon in offering its own Tile-like tracking device

Sprint is the latest US carrier to begin selling a personal tracking device that can be attached to or kept with something you can’t afford to lose. The new device, described by Sprint as “matchbook-sized,” is called the “Tracker + Safe & Found.” Customers can get it by paying $2.50 per month for 24 months (a total of $60), plus $5 more every month for service. Like similar products from AT&T and more recently Verizon, Sprint is talking up the advantages of its own gadget when compared to a Tile tracker. The latter depends largely on Bluetooth to function, but it’s significantly cheaper than these carrier-sold devices and doesn’t require a monthly service fee. But if you need the more …

Apple took action to fix Zoom flaw, which proves how serious it was

Yesterday, video conferencing service Zoom released an update for its Mac client, removing the controversial web server functionality that opened up the possibility of someone launching a video call on user’s computer without permission.  But now, TechCrunch reports that Apple decided to step in regardless, launching a silent update for Macs that removes Zoom’s web server functionality altogether.  The local web server, which Zoom used to quietly install on user computers, improved some usability aspects of Zoom, but opened up massive potential for misuse, as first documented by security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh.  Read more… More about Apple, Mac, Zoom, Security Flaw, and Tech Read more: feeds.mashable.com

Easy Watermelon Salad (with feta & mint)

Watermelon Salad is the perfect salad; crisp juicy watermelon, buttery avocado and fresh mint are tossed with a simple dressing and topped with feta cheese. This makes the perfect potluck dish and is great added on top of a tossed salad. Watermelon Salad is a fresh and simple side or lunch that everyone raves about! How to Make Watermelon Salad Avocado: This salad starts with ripe avocado diced and drizzled with lime juice.  The lime juice helps to flavor the dressing but most importantly it helps keep the avocado from going brown. Making watermelon salad with cucumbers, sliced tomatoes or other types of melon is also great! Watermelon: Chop a fresh seedless watermelon into bite sized pieces and simply toss …

Pakistani politician commends a pilot’s “miraculous save” – but couldn’t tell it was a GTA V clip

On Twitter last week, Pakistan’s Awami Tehreek secretary general showed a video of a passenger jet pilot narrowly avoiding an oil tanker parked on the runway during landing. He calls it a “miraculous save,” and it is that – but the stakes for that save were pretty low, considering this was a Grand Theft Auto V clip. Khurram Nawaz Gandapur was unaware that he’d posted a game video, but the internet quickly made him realise his mistake. His tweet earnestly describes the clip: “Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster. Miraculous save by the pilot’s presence of mind.” Sadly, the tweet has since been deleted, though you can still see an archived version (via …

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon (The Best Salmon Ever!)

Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon has the most amazing garlic brown sugar soy glaze.  The flavor is out of this world and it will become a new family favorite!  We love salmon in our home and love that it is a simple and satisfying meal. Be sure to also try Cilantro Lime Butter Salmon, Sheet Pan Garlic Lime Salmon Fajitas or Butter Garlic Herb Salmon Foil Packets for more oven cooked salmon recipes! Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon You all know by now that salmon is my absolute favorite.  I eat it all of the time because it is so good and good for you!  There are quite a few salmon recipes on here, and you could say that I …