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The Morning After: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

It's Tuesday, which means Facebook and Instagram have nicked another feature from Snapchat. Meanwhile, the Snapbot has landed in NYC, Apple has a battery problem of its own to deal with and the HTC Evo name makes a triumphant return.

Replace Butter With Cream Cheese for Softer, Fluffier Cookies

I’m an equal opportunity cookie eater and, while I love a thin, crispy cookie, I firmly believe there’s a time and a place for a soft, fluffy one as well. (The time is always and the place is my mouth.) According to delish, the secret to getting soft, cloud-like cookies every time is simple: just replace the butter with cream cheese.

I’m not usually a huge fan of butter substitutes, but I’ll make an exception for cream cheese. According to delish the “dense cream cheese keeps the cookies from spreading, while making the dough chewy and the chocolate chips gooey,” resulting in the “perfect hybrid of chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough,” which sounds pretty amazing. You can try their recipe (linked below) or you could make the swap yourself in your favorite, just be sure to soften the cream cheese first, just as you would butter.

This Baking Hack Creates The Fluffiest Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ve Ever Seen | delish

Chase Pay’s QR code-powered app only works at two stores

Retailers spent years trying to develop a mobile payment system capable of competing with Apple Pay and Android Pay, and at last, CurrentC has arrived. It's come in the form of the Chase Pay app, which allows customers of the bank to use its QR code-…

The Insane Land Rover Defender SVX Is More Of A Stuntman Than A Movie Star

Beloved British car writer and collector Harry Metcalfe has added one hell of a vehicle to his garage: one of the ten Land Rover Defender SVX monster trucks made for that mountain chase scene in the last James Bond movie Spectre. Lucky for us, Metcalfe’s taking the opportunity to crawl all over it with a camera.

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The British Wonks At McLaren Will Now Be Led By An American

Los Angeles-born motorsport marketer Zak Brown turned down the opportunity to take over some of Bernie Ecclestone’s commercial duties under new Formula One owners Liberty Media to join McLaren instead, reports the BBC. Brown joins the McLaren Technology Group as its new Executive Director—but curiously, not as a…

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x86 emulation rumored to be coming to Windows for ARM in late 2017

Microsoft is working on an emulator enabling systems with ARM processors to run x86 applications, according to sources speaking to Mary Jo Foley, and the capability will ship in the update codenamed “Redstone 3,” currently due for fall 2017. This will be the third Minecraft-inspired Redstone codename; this year’s Anniversary Update was Redstone 1, and the Creators Update coming in spring next year is Redstone 2.

Ever since Microsoft announced Windows on ARM in 2012, there’s been an immediate problem that prevents the port of the operating system from having mainstream appeal: it doesn’t run Windows applications, because almost all Windows applications are compiled for x86 processors.

This isn’t such a big deal for Windows on phones because phone applications have to be purpose-built to include a phone user interface, but it was one of the things that made Windows RT tablets, including Microsoft’s own Surface, broadly undesirable. And even while it isn’t an issue for phone apps per se, it limits Microsoft’s ambitions somewhat with Windows Mobile’s Continuum feature. With Continuum, a Windows Mobile phone can connect to a keyboard, mouse, and screen, and the phone can run desktop-style applications. Currently, Continuum is limited to running UWP applications; these apps can offer dual user interfaces, adapting to whether being used in phone mode or Continuum mode. It would be logical and obvious to extend this to allow true Windows desktop applications to run in Continuum mode—but that raises the x86/ARM incompatibility issue once more.

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The Red and Black Bag

Sometimes, it’s all about a good color combo in your bag. Everyday Carry reader’s Ed Visoso’s bag manages a nice consistent red and black theme.

The bag’s a Wenger STATUS MacBook/iPad Bag. Here’s what’s inside:

  1. Magnum Black Lightning Knife
  2. Keyecu Uncut Remote Key Fob 2 Button for SUZUKI Swift with ID46 Chip 315MHZ
  3. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Persimmon
  4. Eagle Eyes Fit Ons Polarized Sunglasses,Matte Black Frame/Gold Brown Lens,one size
  5. Motorola Moto X
  6. Tissot Watch
  7. Pentel
  8. KeySmart – Compact Key Holder (Extended) (2-8 Keys, Red)
  9. Kindle Paperwhite
  10. Micromega glasses

If you have a great go bag with a useful organization scheme and great features, let us know! You can share your bag by posting it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag featured bag or adding it to our Lifehacker Go Bag Show and Tell Flickr pool. Photos must be at least at least 800×450. Please include information about your bag, what you put in it, and any relevant details about how you made it awesome. If yours catches our eye, we might just feature it!

My First Everyday Carry | Everyday Carry

The Red and Black Bag

Sometimes, it’s all about a good color combo in your bag. Everyday Carry reader’s Ed Visoso’s bag manages a nice consistent red and black theme.

The bag’s a Wenger STATUS MacBook/iPad Bag. Here’s what’s inside:

  1. Magnum Black Lightning Knife
  2. Keyecu Uncut Remote Key Fob 2 Button for SUZUKI Swift with ID46 Chip 315MHZ
  3. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Persimmon
  4. Eagle Eyes Fit Ons Polarized Sunglasses,Matte Black Frame/Gold Brown Lens,one size
  5. Motorola Moto X
  6. Tissot Watch
  7. Pentel
  8. KeySmart – Compact Key Holder (Extended) (2-8 Keys, Red)
  9. Kindle Paperwhite
  10. Micromega glasses

If you have a great go bag with a useful organization scheme and great features, let us know! You can share your bag by posting it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag featured bag or adding it to our Lifehacker Go Bag Show and Tell Flickr pool. Photos must be at least at least 800×450. Please include information about your bag, what you put in it, and any relevant details about how you made it awesome. If yours catches our eye, we might just feature it!

My First Everyday Carry | Everyday Carry

Star Trek fan film says CBS and Paramount don’t own “the idea of Star Trek”

Enlarge / Axanar Productions is arguing that its Prelude to Axanar doesn’t infringe copyright because it’s filmed in “mockumentary” style. (credit: Prelude to Axanar)

In a motion filed last week, CBS and Paramount asked a judge to rule that (PDF) fan-funded Axanar Productions infringed Star Trek copyright. A day later, the small production company filed its own motion (PDF) claiming that its only existing 20-minute film, called Prelude to Axanar, was shot in a “mockumentary” style, unlike a true Star Trek TV show or movie, and that Axanar Production’s output was always intended to be non-commercial.

The company also contended that CBS and Paramount don’t own “the idea of Star Trek or the Star Trek universe as a whole.”

CBS and Paramount allege that Axanar’s work copies from the “plots, themes, settings, mood, dialogue, characters, and pace,” of Star Trek works and that, by raising nearly $1.5 million on Kickstarter, the production studio didn’t operate non-commercially.

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SloMo Video Reveals How WW1 Fighters Didn’t Shoot Their Propellers Off

There are endless documentaries that explain the clever technology that allowed World War I fighter planes to fire their machine guns through their propellers without hitting the blades. But The Slow Mo Guys use their high-speed cameras so you can finally see exactly what’s happening.

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