X
X
The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere

Join 250,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.

Did You Know?

Nearly four dozen buildings in New York City have their own distinct ZIP code. It isn’t contingent, as you might assume, based on the size or population of a given building, but on delivery zones and routes instead.

Nearly four dozen buildings in New York City have their own distinct ZIP code. It isn’t contingent, as you might assume, based on the size or population of a given building, but on delivery zones and routes instead....

Did You Know?

Many spider species will eat their own webs as a way to recoup the proteins used in the silk and cut down on the new resources required to spin the next web.

Many spider species will eat their own webs as a way to recoup the proteins used in the silk and cut down on the new resources required to spin the next web.

Did You Know?

ZIP codes, or Zone Improvement Plan codes, were introduced to the U.S. mail system in 1963 and were expanded to the ZIP+4 system in 1983.

ZIP codes, or Zone Improvement Plan codes, were introduced to the U.S. mail system in 1963 and were expanded to the ZIP+4 system in 1983.

Did You Know?

The kind of amnesia portrayed in films like 50 First Dates is called anterograde amnesia, where the patient is unable to form new memories after the date of the event that caused the condition.

The kind of amnesia portrayed in films like 50 First Dates is called anterograde amnesia, where the patient is unable to form new memories after the date of the event that caused the condition.

Did You Know?

Rebracketing is the historical linguistic process by which words (and typically their articles) are broken apart and recombined while still retaining their meaning; it is by this mechanism that, in English, “a nadder” became “an adder” and “a napron” became “an apron”.

Rebracketing is the historical linguistic process by which words (and typically their articles) are broken apart and recombined while still retaining their meaning; it is by this mechanism that, in English, “a nadder&#8...

Did You Know?

The 2013 Chevy Impala was the last passenger car sold in North America to feature a front bench seat, a feature once commonplace in automobiles.

The 2013 Chevy Impala was the last passenger car sold in North America to feature a front bench seat, a feature once commonplace in automobiles.

Did You Know?

A sperm whale’s brain is the largest in the world and is at least five times as large as a human’s brain.

A sperm whale’s brain is the largest in the world and is at least five times as large as a human’s brain.

Did You Know?

Potato chip bags are filled with nitrogen gas to prevent spoilage and soggy chips. The extra “air” also helps protect the chips from being damaged by rough handling during the shipping process.

Potato chip bags are filled with nitrogen gas to prevent spoilage and soggy chips. The extra “air” also helps protect the chips from being damaged by rough handling during the shipping process....

Did You Know?

Because Lucasfilm owns the rights to the term “Droid”, they have received royalty payments for every Droid cellphone sold.

Because Lucasfilm owns the rights to the term “Droid”, they have received royalty payments for every Droid cellphone sold.

Did You Know?

The popular brand of popcorn, Act II, was preceded by Act I—a product notable because it was made with real butter and required refrigeration.

The popular brand of popcorn, Act II, was preceded by Act I—a product notable because it was made with real butter and required refrigeration.

Did You Know?

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who played Nurse Christine Chapel on Star Trek: TOS and Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: TNG and Star Trek: DS9, was the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, who played Nurse Christine Chapel on Star Trek: TOS and Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: TNG and Star Trek: DS9, was the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

Did You Know?

Oreo cookies were introduced in 1912 and are the best selling cookies in the United States.

Oreo cookies were introduced in 1912 and are the best selling cookies in the United States.

Did You Know?

Domino’s Pizza originally intended to add a domino dot to their red-and-blue domino block logo for each new store they opened, but the franchises proved so popular and spread so rapidly, however, that the plan was scrapped.

Domino’s Pizza originally intended to add a domino dot to their red-and-blue domino block logo for each new store they opened, but the franchises proved so popular and spread so rapidly, however, that the plan was scrap...
How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. Created in 2006, our articles have been read more than 1 billion times. Want to know more?