Remember those old vinyl records? Remember jumping on the 8-track bandwagon? Switching over to cassette tapes? How much money you spent converting your music collection to compact discs? To MP3s?
Last weekend, some unlucky Gmail users inadvertently had their email accounts wiped out. Actually, it was 0.02 percent of all Gmail users—or roughly 40,000 of the 200 million who use the email service, due to an "unexpected bug" which affected copies of the data. Gmail does make backup files of everything, so eventually everyone will reclaim their email history. In fact, as of yesterday, Google has successfully restored all information from their backup tapes and has started returning everyon...
Summer is almost over and that means the end of summer vacation and the start of the new school year. During this transition, parents and students get ready for the new year by purchasing a variety of different materials. Pencils, paper, books, testing sheets, etc.
Sarah East from Grocery School gives a lesson on how to buy fresh asparagus. Look for straight, firm stalks with dark green or purple tips. It is best to choose stalks the same size so they will cook uniformly, though the size does not affect the flavor.
This automotive video series covers "What to Look Out for" before buying a Volkswagen bug. The first video shows you the first few sections that you should inspect before purchasing a classic VW.
Want to hone your origami folding skills but don't want to go through the monetary trouble of purchasing (sometimes pricey) origami paper? Then worry not; simply watch this easy origami tutorial to learn how to fold a basic cube using a single dollar bill (which we hope you have at least one of).
Reggae berets have been around and popular since the days of Bob Marley, but when chanteuse Gwen Stefani started sporting these for her solo tour and integrating rasta patterns into her clothing line, L.A.M.B, the rasta print become near uniform for admiring girls across the country.
There's nothing like a few margaritas to survive the holidays without strangling your relatives and having a complete meltdown mid present wrapping. But don't just take the easy way out by purchasing a maragarita mix and adding some liquor - we all know that never ends up giving you that flavor kick you're craving.
Supposing you already have a web hosting account in Hostgator, Bluehost, Namecheap, Philhosting, etc. and decided to purchase another domain from GoDaddy, your immediate next step is to point that domain to your web hosting server so the world can see it.
For some, there's nothing more thrilling than carrying an armful of bags while wandering the mall; for others, there's nothing more annoying. No matter what category of shopper you fit into, the truth is that you aren't always in control of what you buy.
Great hair doesn't come easy, at least according to this video. Although some are blessed with a naturally thick mane, those who are not as fortunate can volumnize their locks with extensions.
Purchasing used products for guns is an economical but possibly dangerous activity if you don't know what you're doing. If you've been thinking about or already have bought used reloading dies, watch this video to learn some simple steps you can take to care for used reloading dies to make sure they work properly and safely.
Purchasing mass-produced sets of ornaments during the holidays does save you time, but why have your tree resemble those of every house on your block when you can make your own, personalized Christmas ornaments?
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it's probably time to start thinking about what you'll be serving your friends and family at the dinner table on Thanksgiving night. Of course, all the classics must be included, like the centerpiece turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce.
Facials are like magical wonders in a jar - slather some on at home, or get one professionally done at a spa, and you instantly go from tired and beat to a girl ready to take on the world. But purchasing a spa-quality facial, or even buying a "facial in a jar" at a store, can cost quite a lot of money.
Breast cancer is unfortunately a disease that all too many women suffer from. Until we find a cure, though, you can do your part to support research to find a cure by donating or by purchasing products with the Breast Cancer Awareness pink ribbon.
If you're a habitual knitter, then you probably go through spools of yarn faster than you can buy them. And while rolls of yarn aren't all too expensive, purchasing many of them frequently does take its toll on your wallet. So why not opt for a cheaper and more eco-friendly approach to your knitting?
Purchasing an HDTV, plugging all the gizmos in, and turning it on to watch without any tweaking is like buying a table from Ikea and assembling as is: it works, and it looks good too, but honestly, it can look better with a few tweaks.
Frames are a must-have for those special pictures, pieces of artwork, and momentos that need a safe place for storage yet need to be showcased. But purchasing a mass-produced frame at Ikea probably won't help your special objects feel, well, special.
If you're a beauty junkie, you probably go with the "no expense is to be spared" philosophy of purchasing cosmetics. Rather than pick quality or quantity, you go with both.
The problems with container plant roots. when purchasing a container plant be sure to check the root system. Wholesale plant sellers tend to leave the plants in small pots for to long. This can lead to problems with the root system. What you have to look for is to make sure the roots are not coming back up and around the base of the plant thereby choking it. When you are replanting be sure to make the hole in the ground 1and 1/2 to 2 times up to 5 times the size of the root ball. This is how ...
Cate Adair, of ModernMom, explains how to go about purchasing a bikini. First, realize that there are stores specifically for Bikinis in which you can buy pieces separately to mix and match! There are also varying bra cups and varying bottoms to pick what you like and what fits you best. A halter is best for support or a band top can be for those who may not have a larger chest. Some tops are even meant to pick up and support the chest, so you can pick these types also! Cait also warns that y...
In this video, Gary from MacMost gives some tips on how to set up a new printer with your Mac. Some printers don't work for Macs, so make sure it's compatible before purchasing it, by checking the internet. Check if a USB cable comes with a cable and buy one if necessary. Ignore the CD that comes with the printer, because it probably doesn't have the correct Mac drivers. Leopard or Snow Leopard systems will find the correct drivers for you automatically most of the time. You might need to dow...
To build your plate display you will need a plate collection, some plate hangers, and a hammer. A good part of hanging plates on the wall is you can use cracked and chipped plates in your display. To get the plates ready to hang all you have to do is make sure they are clean and measured correctly so that you can get the right hangers for the plates. When purchasing plate hangers go with the smaller size. If the plate is 10 inches buy the 7-10 inch hanger rather than the 10-14 inch hanger. Yo...
The biggest determent to doing origami, other than time and complexity when you get to harder pieces, is quite simply the origami paper. It doesn't cost much, but like any type of crafting it does require some monetary devotion.
The arrival of a baby is always a joyous occasion to celebrate. But rather than purchasing a cheesy mass-produced card and wilting flowers at the hospital gift store, why not make the mommy a card yourself?
T-Mobile says that you are unable to use the new G1 Google Android phone without purchasing the expensive data plan. Basically, this tutorial will show you exactly how to get around that rule and unlock your phone, regardless of your plan. You won't have Internet on your phone but you will be able to make calls and still use the device in WiFi.
The first License Tests in Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3 to unlock are the National B License Tests. Once you've unlocked them (which can be done by simply purchasing a car) you can start playing the challenges. This video will show you how to get the gold trophy on the third one (B-3).
If you're looking to buy a new used car, then Eric has a great tip for you to avoid getting scammed— look into the horse's mouth. Yes, that sounds cryptic, but it's a very similar process where you look underneath the oil cap. If it looks smooth like it should, go ahead, think about purchasing that vehicle. But if there's a lot of built-up black gunk on the bottom, do yourself a favor and RUN. That engine is destined for failure.
To be honest, these Christmas ornaments look more like sea urchins than stars to us. Either way, these festive ornaments are beautiful and cheap alternatives to purchasing standard ornaments at the store. Give each ornament character by using a different color or pattern paper.
In this video we learn how to make an autumn themed flower arrangement. Start off by purchasing fruits and vegetables that are fall colors. These colors can be: yellow, orange, light green, and brown. Grab the fruit or vegetable, then remove the inside from it, scooping it all out. Then, grab some fall flowers and cut the stems down on them. Place the flowers into the vegetable center and it will make a gorgeous center! It doesn't take a lot of time or creativity to do this, so it's perfect f...
Don't spend your hard earned money purchasing popsicles at the grocery store this summer; make your own! While we wouldn't turn down a Creamsicle, making popsicles at home means you'll be using all natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals and food dyes, meaning your kids will enjoy a healthy treat.
In this video, we learn how to use indirect objects & object pronouns in Spanish. When you have a noun that is coming after a pronoun, you will have to change the first word that comes after it. If you are saying "yo compro", then you will use "las" after this, to describe the pronoun that you are purchasing. Indirect objects answer the question of who or what. If you want to say "I buy the flowers for you" you would say "Yo compro las flores para ti". Use these simple rules while speaking Sp...
Honestly, we're getting a little tired of purchasing mass-produced cards. Not that we don't adore Papyrus, with its often handmade-like cards and pretty details, but more and more we're finding we enjoy gifting our friends and family something authentic for special occasions.
If you're the new owner of a snowboard or plan on purchasing one, an important part of maintaining it is by waxing. Waxing a snowboard is one of the easiest things that anybody can do in order to increase the overall performance of your board. Waxing a board can also prolong the life of the board and reduce any minor damages it accrues.
Cupcakes like to get dressed up according to the occasion which they'll be visiting: Evil, spider web-covered cupcake holders for Halloween and prim, delicate lacy holders for spring events. But we know that times are tight and it's not always fun purchasing bag after bag of cupcake holders.
Oh, how we love pizza. If it weren't for that pesky thing called carbs, we'd chug it every day and wash it down with a liter or two of soda (actually, come to think of it, we DO do that, but only when Aunt Flo comes knocking). So what happens when we're not looking forward to doubling our width but want a nice slice of pizza?
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to jump start a car. When purchasing a jumper cable, don't purchase the cheapest set. It is also not necessary to purchase the most expensive. Begin by connecting the black cable on the negative terminal of the healthy car. Then connect the positive side of the red cable to the positive terminal of the healthy car. On the dead car, connect end of the cable to the positive side of the battery again, except this time you connect the negative end to a so...
In this tutorial we learn how to simulate a shotgun kickback effect. Start off by purchasing a harness from a department store. Next, take the harness and strap it onto the actor. After this, have the actor put his shirt on and then cut a hole in the back for the hook in the back of the harness. Now, have the actor bend slightly forward, then pull in the actor quickly. Next, have another actor kick or hit something where the other actor would be standing. Combine both of these clips together ...
Do you have unruly and curly hair? If you have wild waves and are looking for a straighter, sleeker hairdo, check out this tutorial.