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Explore the impossible architecture of 'Monument Valley'

<i>I just spent 10 minutes rotating a floating castle in the sky while soft piano music tinkled in the background. This particular structure is surrounded by a series of disconnected staircases. When I turn it just right, they connect in ways that don't quite make sense, but let me proceed through the</i> …

10 Empowering Apps for the Everyday

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Rob Ford excuses, uttered by a child

When Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was caught lying about smoking crack (and after months of smearing people who accused him of doing so as liars), he …

Watch how warships get sunk with C-4, torpedoes, and nuclear blasts

There are many ways to scuttle a warship. Here are three of them: explosive charges, torpedoes, and nuclear blasts. Spoiler: Loose lips sink ships …

World War II

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

How I Work

<b>Location</b>: State College, PA, USA<p><b>Current gig</b>: Rock Mechanics Researcher - I'm a graduate student at the Penn State University Rock and Sediment …

How to Save Money on Groceries and Keep Making Awesome Food

Everyone could stand to save a little money on groceries, but doing it while still eating good food is a challenge—to say the least. It doesn't have …

Personal Finance

iOS 7's Most Common Bugs (and How to Fix Them)

No operating system launch is without a few bugs, but it seems like iOS 7 has had more than it's fair share of blunders. From iMessages not working …

iOS

BigML turns its cloud prediction engine toward text

BigML, a machine-learning-based cloud service that lets users generate statistical predictions from their complex data, has revamped the service to …

This is the first interesting search engine since Google

It’s hard to build a really new search engine. Microsoft has spent enormous resources trying to convince people that Bing’s search results are just as good as Google’s. Bing has won market share, but not at Google’s expense. Other Google alternatives like DuckDuckGo are growing rapidly because they …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

Take Complete Care of Your Cast Iron with This Video Guide

Good cast-iron cookware will last you a lifetime, if you take good care of it. We've shown you how to clean, how to season, and the best oils to use, …

Use Google Analytics to Track Outgoing Gmail Messages

We've shown you before how to track your outgoing emails, but that can be costly and you might not need to track everything. With Google Analytics …

The Logic Behind 19 Common Interview Questions

Go on enough job interviews and you'll quickly learn most interviewers ask the same things. But what are employers really looking for when they ask …

Yummly brings its recipe-crunching tools to the grocery store with a new iPhone app

One of the most useful online tools for home cooks has found a new home on the iPhone(s aapl). Yummly has launched its first mobile app, which brings …

How Can I Determine the Real Value of My Car?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I'm not exactly a savvy sales person, but I need to sell my car. I know how much I paid for it and how long I've had it, but I don't …

How to Get More Involved at the Office (Without Taking On More Work)

There are a lot of great tutorials on interviewing for jobs, negotiating a raise, and angling for a promotion. But what's the game plan when you've …

Duke University

How to become internet famous for $68

Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of.<p>His eyes fume from his Twitter profile: he is Hollywood-handsome with high cheekbones and dirty blond, collar-length hair. Next to his name is one of social media’s most prized possessions, Twitter’s blue “verified account” …

Patent troll Lodsys sues mobile game makers, despite Apple’s intervention

Infamous patent holder has filed dozens of lawsuits in 2013.<p>Lodsys got attention back in 2011 when it went after small app developers, demanding …

'Journey' Sweeps Game Developers Choice Awards: Some Alternative Winners

<i>Journey took home top honors at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards. Here are some alternative picks.</i><p><i>Journey</i> swept the Game Developers Choice Awards last week, taking home six awards, including Game of the Year. While I loved the game, and was genuinely moved by my experience with it, I’m …