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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> …

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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> …

Black hole doughnut theory cast into doubt

A fresh analysis of data collected by NASA's WISE telescope has cast doubt on the widely accepted unified model for the composition of black holes. …

LG bets big on G Pad series with 3 new Android tablets

Today, LG revealed plans to launch three new G Pad Android tablets: the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0, and G Pad 10.1.<p>Unfortunately, LG hardly shared any concrete details regarding the device — specs, availability, etc. All we have is a couple of photos [below] and LG’s confusing vision of the tablet and …

Construction workers unearth legendary cache of Atari games in New Mexico desert

According to urban legend, a massive stockpile of Atari gear — including truckloads of the notoriously awful game <i>E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial</i> — has laid buried in a New Mexico landfill for over thirty years. Today, that story is no longer a myth. Construction crews have uncovered copies of the Atari …

Banana Pi: The next generation of single-board computers?

Raspberry Pi has a competitor, Banana Pi which is a new single-board computer that is powered by a much faster processor and more RAM.<p>The maker …

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HP is making a 14-inch Android laptop

HP is joining Lenovo in the strange world of Android laptops. The company hasn't yet officially announced the SlateBook 14, but it briefly appeared on HP's website — complete with a video outlining the device's key features and specs. Most importantly, the SlateBook has full access to Google Play, …

Samba's free mobile data network shuts down as ads fail to cover costs

If 500MB of free browsing a month in exchange for watching a few ads seemed too good to be true, it was -- Samba, the free, data-only MVNO is no more. According to the company's blog, it came down to the increasing price of wholesale data, which made the ad model unsustainable. Fortunately, if you …

Why Solid State Drives Are Your Best Performance Upgrade And They're Getting Cheaper Too

Nothing and I mean literally nothing, has done more for general computing performance in the past 3 – 5 years, than the SSD or Solid State Drive. Faster processors, more memory, and even faster graphics cards don’t offer the kind of instantaneous and observable boost in system responsiveness, …

Corning Again Criticizes Sapphire as Potential Alternative to Gorilla Glass

Corning Glass senior vice president Tony Tripeny spoke critically of sapphire as a material for displays during a question and answer session at the recent Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference (Via <i>Seeking Alpha</i> and <i>CNET</i>). His responses reiterate the company's earlier opposition to …

FYI: Can Humans Hibernate?

Involuntarily? Yes. On purpose? Maybe. In February, for instance, Swedish snowmobilers found a man who had been trapped under snow in his car for two months with barely any food. After he was rescued, local doctors suggested that he had survived by adjusting his core body temperature downward to …

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Best New Apps: Storehouse

If Medium had an iPad app, it might look a lot like this<p><i>Here's the thing: most apps suck. And not only does that make bad apps hard to avoid, it makes the good ones hard to find when there are hundreds of thousands of apps out there. So in this series, we highlight our favorite apps on every</i> …

Superhero Bits: Guardians of the Galaxy, Kick-Ass 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, X-Men, Spider-Man – /Film

Where can you find out the secret origin of <b>Hit-Girl</b>? Was <b>Chris Pratt</b> confident about his <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> audition? Who is the last superhero …

Windows Phone 8.1 'Cortana' personal assistant will be powered by Foursquare

Microsoft’s $15 million investment in Foursquare will soon result in product changes in the coming months. <i>Bloomberg News</i> reports that the deal will be used for location data and services that are part of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. The software maker is currently beta testing a …

FTC approves Google’s acquisition of Nest

Google recently scooped up Nest for roughly 3.2 billion dollars, but like any major acquisition, the FTC has to approve the purchase before it …

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How an Olympic skier uses wind tunnels to shave seconds off his time

Olympic skier Steven Nyman's tuck is as well-renowned as David Beckham's free kick, reads a new story in <i>Wired</i> by Jeffrey Marlow. And Nyman didn't perfect his tuck on the mountain as he rounded flags at 80 mph, flying towards the finish line. He did it in a wind tunnel.<p>"Wind tunnel data has …

How To Use Google To Search A Single Website

Google has a secret feature called "site:" that let's you do exactly that. It's not a new feature. In fact, it's almost as old as Google itself. But some years ago, Google basically hid it. Today to search one site, you have to precisely type the "site:" command.<p>For instance, let's say you find to …

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STALKING AND SHOOTING: How US Marine Snipers Become The Deadliest Shots On Earth

<b>See the Scout Snipers ></b><p>Not only do the Army, Navy, and the Air Force send troops here, but foreign services like the Israelis and the British, often trade students for the opportunity to earn the Marine Sniper designation.<p>One of the profiled students in this Discovery video was actually attached to …

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