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How To Use Ice Cubes To Get Wrinkles Out Of Clothes

After five minutes, remove clothes, give a few snaps, and they are ready to wear. We found letting clothes spin for 10 minutes offered the best wrinkle-free results.

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April Fools' 2014 roundup: selfie-taking drones, smartgloves and more

For the last 24 hours (and likely the next 12), excitable company execs have been barraging our inbox, YouTube and your social media networks with their best shenanigans. Love it or loathe it (and you're probably starting to loathe it by now), the April Fools' tradition continues, even stronger, in …

No three-month course can teach you how to code

Organizations such as Codecademy, the Flatiron School, and General Assembly regularly get lauded for churning out legions of seemingly qualified engineers. The latest came in a recent Wall Street Journal article headlined, “Have Liberal Arts Degree, Will Code.” Student X took Course Y and in a mere …

Computer Science

Mobile App Usage Increases In 2014, As Mobile Web Surfing Declines

New data from app analytics provider Flurry released today states that native app usage on smartphones is continuing to grow at the expense of the mobile web. The company claims that users are now spending 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile devices as of March 2014, up from 2 hours, 38 …

If battery life is a priority, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is the phone for you

Battery life has always been a huge limiting factor for mobile devices. Batteries are obviously among the most critical components in smartphones and …

Google's Project Tango: 3D mapping on a smartphone

Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone fitted with 3D sensors as part of its Project Tango - which aims to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.<p>The phone emits pulses of infrared light and records how it is reflected back allowing it to build a detailed depth map …

Mobile Devices

Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library

Cartophiles rejoice — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use. The library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division created an entire website called Map Warper where users can create an account and access all the maps, which are …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Universe

Mega Millions jackpot hits $400 million

Though it's not the all-time record, the Mega Millions prize has once again climbed to $400 million after weeks without a winner.<p>The lottery swelled to its third biggest jackpot in game history after no one hit all six numbers Friday. The $400 million prize is the sixth largest ever in the United …

Parisians driven to revolt by car ban in fight against pollution

Only half of city's drivers will be allowed on French capital's roads on any given day via scheme based on number plates<p>The famously testy Parisians have one more reason to grumble after the French government announced that half the cars in the city would be banned from the roads, starting on …

Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet: Search Expands to 11 Countries, 'Deep and Remote Oceans'

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet now spans "large tracts of land crossing 11 countries as well as deep and remote oceans," …

Airplanes