Cecilia Huang

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10 awesome Google features you should be using

The reason the Google home page is so bare is that, way back when it was just starting out in a Silicon Valley garage, no one working there knew how to program a web page to make it look pretty.<p>In fact, even the word Google was a mistake. The founders really wanted “Googol” – the digit 1 followed …

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

Take it to the limit.<p>We've compiled each U.S. state's maximum highway speed, reckless driving threshold, and mandatory and maximum penalties for reckless driving, as well as any excessive speed laws and their respective penalties.

The game controller that trains your pelvic floor muscles

The high-tech pelvic floor trainer space just became more competitive. Remember kGoal? Well, a Kickstarter campaign's looking to fund the production of a similar device called Skea (short for Smart Kegel Exercise Aid), which boasts something kGoal doesn't offer. See, Skea's creators want to make …

Five insights challenging science's unshakable 'truths'

<b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, this is a gross oversimplification. We have each inherited a particular set of genes, but the outcome of that inheritance is not fixed. Our environment, diet and …

Net neutrality is dead – welcome to the age of digital discrimination

Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is vital that all data on the network should be treated equally by ISPs, and why it is essential that those who provide the pipes …

Someone Broke Apple's 'Unbreakable' Sapphire Glass By Running It Over With A Car

The sapphire screen cover has been getting a lot of press this week. The glass is expected to be on the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>Some have called it "almost indestructible." Well, almost.<p>A YouTube video published yesterday claiming to be the "ultimate stress test" finally broke the glass cover — but only …

YouTube

Why Wait? Beauty Products That Offer Instant Gratification

Real beauty results — all the brightening, toning, glowing, and firming that you’re after — come with a long-term, apply-every-day commitment. Even …

Scientist: Cats think you are just a big, stupid cat

Anthrozoologist John Bradshaw insists that cats really aren't terribly domesticated and think that humans are the same species as them, but oddly "non-hostile."<p>It had quite slipped my notice, but I'm actually a cat.<p>It's true that I struggle with the running-up-and-down-drainpipes thing. I'm also …

Pets

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Gene Study Shows Blond Hair Color Is Just Skin Deep

A tiny mutation gifts a person with golden locks, scientists find<p><b>For thousands of years, people have both prized and mocked blond</b> <b>hair</b><b>. Now, a new study shows that many can thank a tiny</b> <b>genetic mutation—</b><b>a single letter change from an A to a G among the 3 billion letters in the book of</b> <b>human DNA—</b><b>for</b> …

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

Channing Tatum

Turn Your Photos IntoIncredibly Large Black & White Prints

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Engineer Prints are big big big (big) photo prints made on large format printers normally used for architecture and …

5 DIY Projects to Defend Your Home From Invaders

In <i>Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and more Defensive Devices</i>, William Gurstelle poses the question: …

Woodworking

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

Potatoes

Gorgeous Animal Portraits Painted on Wild Turkey Feathers

Connecticut-based artist, illustrator, and jewelry maker Brenda Lyons crafts gorgeous portraits of creatures on an unconventional surface. Moulted turkey feathers provide the unusual canvas for her ongoing series entitled <i>Painted Feathers</i>. We see different types of birds, coyotes, and fantastical …

Art

This Human ‘Transformer’ Might Be The Greatest Street Performer You’ll See Today

We brought you that fantastic impromptu street performance yesterday and hopefully it highlighted that there are a lot of people pounding the pavement to make something work, have an outlet, or bring a smile to someone’s face. This <i>Transformers</i> inspired street performer is no different and might be …

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

The MEMI, A Smartbracelet For Women, Vibrates When You Get Calls And Texts

In TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley today, MEMI co-founder and president Margaux Guerard is demonstrating her company’s iPhone-compatible smartbracelet. Aimed at women who tend to carry their mobile phones in their handbag, the MEMI alerts you to incoming calls, texts and calendar events with …

Amazing Video: Octopus Changes Color to Blend in with Fisherman’s Boat in about 2 Seconds

(Video Link)<p>Octopuses are the ninjas of the cephalopodic world. We’ve previously seen their transformations, but never as radically as this one.<p>A …

Shared Table Where People Can Work and Cats Can Wander

Pets

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

Split and Go

I’m in the market for a new car and am facing this very dilemma! I want something smaller and more efficient for zipping around the city than my …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …