A Miniature Cake Pan by ThinkGeek That Creates Small Cakes Shaped Like a d20 Die

d20 Cake Pan

ThinkGeek has created a lovely miniature cake pan that creates small cakes shaped like a d20 die. Each mold creates four 3″ cakes, and ThinkGeek suggests using a recipe with yeast for the best results.

Each d20 Critical Hit Mini Cake Pan makes 4 d20s at a time which each measure 3″ across. They work with any store-bought mix or recipe from scratch, but we suggest something with yeast to take advantage of the mold’s unique construction. Put the mold on a pan before sticking it in the oven to stabilize it, and bake according to the recipe instructions. Just keep an eye on it while you bake with it the first time in case you need to adjust a bit. Sort of like you’d keep an eye on a new NPC joining the party, in case he or she needs *ahem* adjusting.

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A Supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 Aircraft on Display at the Kazan State Technical University in Russia

Tupolev Tu-144

A supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 aircraft sits on display at the Kazan State Technical University in the Republic of Tartarstan, Russia. The aircraft is even visible from Google Street View. The university was renamed after the aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev in 1973. Andrei Tupolev’s son, Alexei Tupolev, led the development of the Tu-144.

One of the seven surviving legendary TU 144’s. Stands in the courtyard of the 6th building of Kazan State Technical University, the former Kazan Aviation Institute (CAI).

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Ping, An Incredibly Simple and Cryptic App Focusing on Content Over Design

Ping is an incredibly simple and cryptic app by the developers of Secret that focuses on content rather than design. If that seems vague, it’s because every description of the app is vague, including a lengthy post on Medium about the app by Ben Lee. The App Store’s description simply states “You’re going to like me.”

Ping was born out of a weekend hackathon where the goal was an exercise in simplicity. We were fascinated by the idea of an app that could tell you what you need to know, right when you need to know it. Why scavenge for content?—?it should come to you.

What is known, however, is that the app attempts to keep users up to date by providing handy notifications — notifications which are customized by how users use the app. Navigating between screens is accomplished via small circles which become larger portals. Ping is currently available on iOS and Android.

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Yahoo to Discontinue Yahoo Directory, The First Service the Company Offered Nearly 20 Year Ago

Yahoo Directory

Yahoo has revealed in a short progress report that they intend to discontinue Yahoo Directory, the first service the company offered, at the end of 2014. The company will also be discontinuing Yahoo Education (on September 30th, 2014) and Qwiki (on November 1st, 2014) as part of their refocusing.

Yahoo was started nearly 20 years ago as a directory of websites that helped users explore the Internet. While we are still committed to connecting users with the information they’re passionate about, our business has evolved and at the end of 2014 (December 31), we will retire the Yahoo Directory. Advertisers will be upgraded to a new service; more details to be communicated directly.