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Let Kids Practice ABCs With Magnets and a Cookie Sheet

Photo: ShutterstockThere are two things that are universally loved by toddlers: Playing with stuff they’ve pulled from your kitchen cabinets, and magnets. Which is why, if you’ve got some letter magnets and a cookie sheet (plus a Sharpie marker), you’ve got a new activity to keep your little kid busy for at least several minutes.Susie…

The Power Plant of the Future Is Right in Your Home

Katela Moran Escobar has always dreamed of being a homeowner, but she never imagined her first house would double as an energy experiment. Last July, Escobar and her family moved into Basalt Vista, a new affordable housing project in the small town of Basalt, Colorado, just north of Aspen. The development is a bulwark against…

How to Escape From a Sunken Submarine

Ever since human beings created the first submarines, there have been other, more claustrophobic people who have stared at the devices and thought: “Nope.” For many, the thought of the pipe- and equipment-filled narrow metal confines is enough to trigger a fear of drowning—even when they’re standing on dry land. But everyone who has ever…

Mobile App Development Company in Dubai

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Microsoft hires Apple’s former wireless tech chief for its hardware division

Ruben Caballero, a former Apple executive, has joined Microsoft as corporate vice president for hardware design and technology. According to a new entry on his LinkedIn profile, which was first spotted by Bloomberg, Caballero will be part of Microsoft’s mixed reality and AI division. In particular, he’ll work on the HoloLens as well as other…

Cloth Masks, Wet Markets, and 5G Towers Top Our Coronavirus Concerns This Week

Photo: GEORGE FREY/AFP (Getty Images)Coronavirus RoundtableCoronavirus RoundtableWe're here to discuss news, rumors, questions, and facts about this pandemic as we live through it.Welcome back to our weekly discussion thread, now named the Coronavirus Roundtable. Once again I’d like to hear what you’ve been hearing about our current pandemic, especially if it makes you go “huh,…

What Does It Mean to Be Furloughed?

Image: ShutterstockMost of us know what it means to be laid off: You’ve been let go from your job, often in a way that is presented as due to no fault of your own, and you are free to both apply for unemployment benefits and pursue new employment possibilities. But what happens when you are…

Genetic analysis of the coronavirus gives scientists clues about how it’s spreading

As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, it has mutated in tiny, subtle ways. Those mutations aren’t cause for concern, and so far, don’t appear to be making the virus any more or less dangerous. But scientists can use those slight changes to track the virus from person to person, and location to location. “If…

Improve your pandemic Passover with a candy seder plate

Photo: Stacey BallisFeaturesFeaturesStories from The Takeout about food, drink, and how we live.When I first started thinking about Passover stories to write this year, I was torn. After all, every year most major outlets usually make some attempt to acknowledge the holiday, usually with recipes that promise fully authentic old-school Bubbe nostalgia, highlight foods from…

Now Is Not the Time to Text Your Ex

Image: ShutterstockThese long days and nights of quarantine have made us start doing things we probably wouldn’t, under normal circumstances. Whether you’ve devoted hours to baking the perfect sourdough or putting together 1,000-piece puzzles, you may have a whole new set of hobbies than you did a month ago. If you’re someone who enjoys firing…

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The Pandemic Has Led to a Huge, Global Drop in Air Pollution

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.The coronavirus pandemic is shutting down industrial activity and temporarily slashing air pollution levels around the world, satellite imagery from the European Space Agency shows.One expert said the sudden shift represented the “largest-scale experiment ever,” in terms of the reduction of…

One of the Rarest Video Game Consoles of All Time Just Sold For $360,000 at Auction

A failed partnership 28 years ago between a pair of gigantic names in gaming has resulted in one of the rarest pieces of hardware in video game history selling at auction today for a staggering $360,000—and it doesn’t even include a single game.The Nintendo Play Station, as it’s most commonly referred to as now, was…

Why we can’t blame social networks for our polarized politics

As sentiment about big tech companies has worsened, emerging conventional wisdom has held that social networks are primary causes — and accelerants — of polarization in the United States. The rise of social networks has been roughly correlated with the rise of authoritarians here and elsewhere. Surely social networks, with their algorithmic feeds pushing the…

At up to 65% off, PowerBeats3 earphones have never been this cheap before

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Image: beats By Haley HenschelMashable Shopping2020-03-13 14:55:15 UTC TL;DR: Beats' Powerbeats3 wireless earphones usually retail for $199.95, but as of March 13, Amazon has them on sale for $69.99 to $79.99 (depending on the color you choose). At…

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