9 HowStuffWorks Now Stories That Readers Dug in 2015 wolfgangwoehrle/Thinkstock It's been a little more than three months since HowStuffWorks Now launched in fall 2015. We're super excited about this site where we get to cover and share bigger, breaking stories (Reusable Rockets Are Here. Thanks, Blue Origin), smaller, offbeat stories (Your Heart — and Your Life Story — in a Computer Game) and a smattering of episodes in ridiculous history (The Great Stink of London). We also created a daily video show that covers whatever interesting news the day brings, whether it's NASA's adventures with the Hololens or the U.S. military requesting vampire drones. It's easy to get to know HowStuffWorks Now. Just start by checking out some of our most popular stories from this year that we've compiled for you. And if you already dig the site, stick around to revisit some old favorites. Tattoos: Telling a Story of Self-esteem? A lot of you are sporting ink these days, which may explain … [Read more...] about 9 HowStuffWorks Now Stories That Readers Dug in 2015
Before the showroom floor opens at CES, the enormous consumer technology conference that takes place in Las Vegas each year, there's a special event just for the press. It's called CES Unveiled, and it gives companies a chance to get their products out in front of the media before the madness of the show really ramps up. HowStuffWorks was there for CES Unveiled 2016, and here's a wrap-up of what we saw. First up was ZeroUI, a company known for its Ziro robotics kits. This year, the cool item being shown off wasn't the robot — it was the control interface. The company has developed a control glove, allowing you to send commands to a robot through hand gestures. You could say you have robotics in the palm of your hand! The smart glove for Ziro robots HowStuffWorks Next up was the Immersit, an interesting way to make your movie-viewing experience at home more engaging. Immersit is a collection of small platforms upon which you would place a chair or couch. The platforms can … [Read more...] about 3-D Printed Bikes and 4K Camera Drones! HowStuffWorks Visits CES Unveiled
3Boocoos of Blogs Podcast goodness and blog goodness, all in one. © 2011 HowStuffWorks.com Most of our podcasters, and a few of our writers and editors who don't have podcasts of their own, contribute to the HowStuffWorks blogs. You can learn what the hosts of TechStuff think about the latest tech news. The Stuff to Blow Your Mind hosts write about the latest scientific discoveries every day. How-to Stuff goes beyond crafts and home improvement with posts on how to do everything from becoming an urban beekeeper to inspiring people around you. And you won't just find interesting information at the blogs. The blogs are a place you can get to know the editorial staff. Puns aplenty will rain down upon you if you read posts by Chris Pollette. Josh's dry humor permeates nearly every Stuff You Should Know blog post he authors. And your comments on posts turn it into a conversation. The blogs are located under the Shows icon. From there, you can read our thoughts and listen … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons We’re Excited About the HowStuffWorks Android App
The HowStuffWorks.com iPhone app lets you listen to all our podcasts with just a touch of the screen. © HowStuffWorks.com Over the years, HowStuffWorks.com has evolved. The Web site remains the core of what we do. But we also have thousands of videos, more than 10 popular podcasts (audio and video) and blogs. Our podcasters and bloggers have Facebook and Twitter accounts. More than ever before, HowStuffWorks.com is an interactive experience. But the Web site isn't able to take advantage of all of these features -- they're spread out across multiple sites, podcasts and blogs. That's where the new HowStuffWorks.com iPhone app comes in. It lets you listen to podcasts, browse articles, read blog posts and even interact with the people who create the content. For example, using the app, you can listen to Stuff You Should Know, one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. While listening, you can visit the articles Josh and Chuck cite as they guide you through topics ranging from … [Read more...] about What can the HowStuffWorks.com iPhone app do?
When they're not busy recording podcasts, HowStuffWorks podcast hosts listen to some of their favorites. HowStuffWorks While we here at HowStuffWorks certainly love the mysteries, histories and general curiosities we share on our own podcasts, so many others make our minds wander and our emotions flare. Here, the hosts of our own podcasts share which shows are on their playlists right now. Check out their favorite podcasts to see if you have any in common — or discover new ones to obsess over. Jonathan Strickland, Fw:Thinking The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: This is a show all about critical thinking. Segments include discussion of science in the media and a game in which one host attempts to stump the others about whether certain headlines are science or fiction. It's educational and entertaining! Welcome to Night Vale: If you've ever wondered what would happen if "The Twilight Zone" and "A Prairie Home Companion" had a baby, this is it. The show is a collection of … [Read more...] about Need a New Podcast to Binge? Here’s What HowStuffWorks Podcast Hosts Listen To