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41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

How To Record Slow Motion Video With Your iPhone 5s

- Jul 24, 2014<p>The iPhone 5s brought with it improved video features, not the least of which included slow-motion video capabilities that can record …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Could Do.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b><p>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. …

Batteries

5 Things Not to Do on Your First Cruise

<i>By: Shayne Rodriguez Thompson, Cruise Critic Contributor</i><p>So my first cruise -- a weeklong Bermuda cruise sailing on Norwegian Dawn -- wasn't perfect (credit the rain, a couple lackluster shows and several canceled activities), but it was pretty great. It took me a couple days to figure out how to …

OS X Yosemite preview: the Mac gets a major makeover

The last time Apple released a new version of OS X, we came away feeling a little... underwhelmed. Don't get us wrong: We'll never say no to a free software upgrade. But despite a handful of new apps and features, last year's Mavericks release still felt like the same old OS X. You can't say that …

New Laws in Illinois You Don't Want to Miss

On January 1, many new Illinois laws went into effect, including prohibiting cellphone use while driving and a speed limit increase on some Illinois highways. Since then, the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly brought another batch of new laws and other actions. Here are five.<p><b>1) Open</b> …

How Yogurt And Cheese Could Help Your Blood Pressure Levels

By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer<p>Published: 07/22/2014 10:34 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>People who consume beneficial bacteria — whether they eat foods such as yogurt, or take probiotic supplements — may modestly reduce their blood pressure, a new study suggests.<p>An analysis done by researchers in …

Dress Your Windows With These 10 Curtain Alternatives

Finding the perfect window treatments to protect your privacy and add just the right note to your room isn’t always easy. But while curtains and blinds are both great, there’s a whole world of options out there. Here are 10 creative ideas for dressing your windows that are anything but ordinary.<p><b>1.</b> …

Crafting

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

This Is How Drastically Your Windows Computer Has Changed Over The Years

We've come a long way from the aging, chunky monitors we used to play "The Oregon Trail" in elementary school.<p>And, as computers have become slimmer and more sleek, so has the software that goes along with it.<p>Here's a look at how Windows has changed throughout the years.

The Science of Lightning

A view into some of the rarer types of lightning<p>When it comes to thunderheads, lightning is the great equalizer. Essentially a giant spark, lightning relieves the charge differentials that build up in storm systems. But it’s also one of the greatest mysteries in atmospheric science. Recently, …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Who Or What Left This 60,000-Ton Ancient Artifact Under The Sea?

Shall we take bets on how the ancient-alien conspiracy theorists will spin this one?<p>Put on your tin-foil hats and special anti-Illuminati underwear. A recently discovered mysterious ancient rock structure under the Sea of Galilee, possibly built in the same era as Stonehenge, has archaeologists …

WTF Just Happened: My Gadget Charged Very Slowly (Or Not at All)

You plugged in your phone or tablet hours ago, and the battery has recharged about 10 percent. Maybe the needle didn’t even move at all. The …

13 Simple Solutions to Help You Get Rid of Ants for Good

From adhesive tape to vinegar, these 13 trusted items will tackle your ant problem and help you get rid of ants for good.<p>Is an army of ants marching …

Record-breaking magnet crams three tons of force into the size of a golf ball

University of Cambridge scientists have broken a decade-old superconducting record by packing a 17.6 Tesla magnetic field into a golf ball-sized hunk of crystal -- equivalent to about three tons of force. The team used high-temperature superconductors that work at minus 320 degrees F or so -- not …

How To Build an iPhone Microscope for $10 Bucks

- May 12, 2014<p>Need a high-quality microscope for use in your home or classroom, but you’re turned off by the high prices? Well, there’s good news for …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Video Showing How Apple's Unfinished Split Screen iPad Multitasking Works

A new video from developer Steven Troughton-Smith has emerged on YouTube, showing off the activation of hidden code for split screen multitasking in the iOS 8 beta. The feature is shown off in the iOS simulator on Mac, hence the mouse cursor, awkward two-finger gestures and its rough overall …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

Secure Your Mac By Setting A Firmware Password [Quicktip]

You may be using <b>a password to secure your data</b> on your Mac – and you should, but unless your Mac is encrypted, a tech-savvy thief can still access …

Unlock Siri’s superpowers with these 5 brilliant tips

While Apple’s personal assistant Siri may be irritating to use at times it comes stocked in iOS with thousands of uses. In today’s how-to find out how to usefully use Siri in your life with 5 quick and simple tips.<p>Take a look at the video to see what to do.

The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality

• Author: Peter Rubin. Peter Rubin Culture<br>• Date of Publication: 05.20.14. 05.20.14<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

1Password for iPad Gets Its Biggest Update Ever, Adds Users’ Most Requested Feature & More

<b>1Password</b> for iPad and iOS has been updated this week (to Version 4.5) – and it’s the biggest update ever for the already excellent password manager app.<p>The update starts strong by making a change that the developers say is by very, very popular demand – making search always accessible at the top …

Webcomic explains Heartbleed bug like you're five

So, you understand what that terrible Heartbleed bug's all about, but you can't really explain it in words even a five-year-old can understand. Here's what you should do when someone asks at your weekly family dinner, then: launch the XKCD website and show them its two recent Heartbleed strips. …