HowStuffWorks is an application for Windows 8 that allows you to learn about how things work.
Ever wonder how planes work? How about how lying works? If you have a question about how something works, HowStuffWorks will most likely have an answer for you. Search for specific topics or browse the app's different categories to learn more. Like the Wikipedia app, HowStuffWorks is a great app for looking up useful information.
HowStuffWorks is a pleasure to use. Tap on individual articles or videos to read or watch them. There are beautiful image galleries that you can access from the header image of an article. Each photo is captioned with useful information, which makes learning fun and easy.
There are a ton of great video series from the editors at HowStuffWorks. Videos play back smoothly but are quite pixelated. It would be nice if HowStuffWorks could incorporate some HD video into their app. Videos are informative and play in full screen.
Overall, HowStuffWorks is a great application to research or browse how things work.