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From your favorite food and drink to an all-star day on the field, spills and splats can put a serious damper on the most magical of moments. Even worse is putting an unsightly stain through the washer and dryer only to discover it survived — next stop: wardrobe oblivion.
Thankfully, Clorox 2 Stain Fighter & Color Booster offers a way to save your precious garments so you can savor life down to the merriest yet messiest of times. Fighting tough stains like berry juice, grass, ink, and more is easy when you use the power of Clorox 2 as a pre-treater or through the wash. Not only does the TripleSolve™ Technology attack stains three times in every wash to remove tough stains the first time around, it also brightens and whitens so clothes come out looking better than ever. Click here to take a closer look at how it works now.
So go ahead, get dirty — and live fearlessly! But first, take our poll and tell us which kind of stains you need the most help with. You’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a new washer and dryer courtesy of Clorox 2!
Thanks to Greek designer Mary Katrantzou, currency, couture, and cases have become one, and our gadgets couldn't be happier. Just in time for Spring, Katrantzou is releasing a line of fresh accessories, all doting on the "vintage" patterns of outdated currencies like the Maltese lira and deutsche mark.
Her new collection of cases is more than money, too; whimsical patterns inspired by the Mediterranean and old postage stamps offer techies a well-traveled touch.
Cases come in three sizes to fit your iPhone, iPad, and 13-inch MacBook (of course!). Although they are currently only available for preorder, these leather pouches range from $400 to $790, a bargain considering these stylish bags are versatile enough to hold more than your gadgets and will transition well into the Summer!
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
Reddit's Ask Me Anything is famous for letting Internet users ask brave souls any question they want. Some of our favorites geeks took the hot seat, and shared little known facts and gems during their Reddit sessions.
We've rounded up our favorite snippets from the Interwebs's best Q and As with famous statisticians, astronauts, astrophysicists, and more. Read on for both serious and light moments from the geeks we love.
- What if famous websites were people? — Cracked
- The indestructible smartphone is near — ReadWrite
- Hooray! Sherlock gets a fourth season — /Film
- Facebook's midlife crisis — FWD
- How the iPhone is American Idol and Android is The Voice — HuffPost Tech
- SimCity's woes continue — Newser
- Mars could have supported ancient life — Geekosystem
The silver unibrow that is Google Glass made an appearance at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW), where Google developer evangelist Timothy Jordan spoke to the crowd in Austin about what exactly Google Glass is capable of.
Google's futuristic wearable tech may be too geeky or gaudy for most people, but the company's SXSW demo, which showed how some of the most popular apps fit into the Google Glass world, demonstrated that functionality may trump form after all.
Sometimes the only thing wrong with the perfect pump is an imperfect price. Fret not: just let POPSUGAR Shopping's sale-alert notifications be your sartorial savior. All you have to do to start saving is hover over your favorite product and click "sale alert" — it's that easy. Once your item is marked down, you'll receive an email letting you know that it's time to shop. In addition to individual product notifications, you can also sign up to receive emails when your favorite brands discount their goods. Just narrow down the list of designers — which includes labels like BCBG and Marc Jacobs — and items that you're swooning over, and a message will arrive in your inbox when a sale is happening. Click here to get started online, or go here to download our iPhone and iPad apps. Shopping Spring sales has never been easier or more wallet-friendly. What are you waiting for?
If you have a blog, an online portfolio, or a website dedicated to your love of cats, Pinterest will now tell you what people are pinning from your site, with new analytics tools that give webmasters more information about how people are interacting with their content.
But there's one caveat: your Pinterest account must be verified (you can tell if there is a checkmark by your name). For verification, you must have your own domain before going to Settings and clicking the Verify Website button.
So, what will Pinterest Web Analytics offer you? You'll be able to find out what your most popular, repinned, clicked, and recent pins are and see how those pins grow in reach over time.
To access Pinterest Web Analytics, get the new look, verify your website, then select Analytics in the top right. Now, your pins are under your watchful command.
The new feature is part of a suite of Pinterest tools for businesses, including business accounts, Pin It social buttons, and embeddable board widgets. The pinboard-style content sharing service is positioning itself not only as a destination for consumers but also as a way for brands to connect with their customers — and reach for new ones.
It's only a matter of time before three-year-old Pinterest feels real pressure to start generating revenue, and premium business tools are an interesting alternative to advertisements on the site.
While Star Wars Episode 7 moves on in full Force (may it always be with you), the Clone Wars animated series is "winding down," and the planned release of the animated comedy series Detours has been delayed, according to a statement about the space opera's new direction.
We'll be watching closely as the new Star Wars takes shape, but we want to know: what do you hope for the future of the franchise?
If you've been hiding in a galaxy far, far away, then we'll catch you up to light speed. In October, Disney announced that it had acquired Lucasfilm for a cool $4.05 billion and that a seventh episode is slated to hit theaters in 2015. Star Wars traditionalists and supporters of the reboot were divided. In January, sci-fi mastermind J.J. Abrams was named the Chosen One to spearhead the new film, earning him geek royalty status as director of both Star Wars and Star Trek motion pictures.
All these changes are happening under the watchful eye of the new lady in charge, Kathleen Kennedy, who replaced Micheline Chau as president of Lucasfilm. In the video below, Clone Wars director Dave Filoni reveals what it's like to work at the company under Kennedy's leadership: "More Star Wars is happening now than in any time I've been with the company."
Let us know what you think of Star Wars's new direction, and watch Dave Filoni talk about his eight years at Lucasfilm, plus a preview of the story arcs to come.