Everyday Tech

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Everyday Tech Pictures

Even simple, everyday tech is amazing. See pictures of amazing everyday tech in this image gallery from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Cyclonic Separation Works

Cyclonic separation is a simple process used in many industrial settings. Read how cyclonic separation gets rid of dust and dirt at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »

How Pneumatic Tubes Work

A pneumatic tube is what you put your check or deposit slip in at the bank drive-up window. Learn about the history and invention of pneumatic tubes. See more »

10 Sneaky Ways Technology Betrays Cheating Cheaters

Technology can help cheaters connect with paramours -- but it can also leave a trail that gets them caught. See 10 ways technology betrays cheaters. See more »

10 Biggest Tech Headlines in 2012

Some of the biggest tech headlines in 2012 included Facebook stock and Microsoft's new tablet. See 10 of the biggest tech headlines in 2012. See more »

10 Homebuilt Tech Tools for the Developing World

Homebuilt tech tools and DIY technologies can greatly improve people's lives. Learn about 10 DIY homebuilt tech tools for the developing world. See more »

Will touch-screens ever be fingerprint-proof?

WIll touch-screens ever be fingerprint-proof? Currently, tech gadgets get a little smudgy with use. See if finger-proof touchscreens are in the future. See more »

5 Things You Should Know About Nanotechnology

Among other cool things it can do, nanotech may one day allow doctors to stop many types of cancers. See five things you should know about nanotechnology. See more »

The Top 20 Tech Stories of 2011

There were many top tech stories in 2011. Do you remember the headlines? See our list of the top 20 tech stories of 2011 to learn more. See more »

5 Ways to Extend the Life Of Your Household Batteries

5 Ways to extend the life of your household batteries. Learn the 5 ways you can extend the life of household batteries. See more »