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News: Twitter (Sorta) Buys a Lock Screen

Earlier this morning, Twitter announced (through a tweet, naturally) that it has acquired Cover, roughly a minute after Cover made the same announcement. Cover Lock Screen, a lockscreen replacement app, has been vastly popular during its first year. The app places relevant shortcuts on your lockscreen that adapt to your habits, so whether you're at home, work, or in the car, you'll find the apps you use the most in these situations readily available for you. For more information on Cover, inc...

News: Oculus Is Collecting a Scary Amount of Data for Facebook

The highly anticipated VR headset hasn't been on the market long, but there's an issue that has some consumers, and even government officials, concerned about the Oculus Rift. You probably guessed the issue surrounds privacy and the extensive, not-so-secret way that it's collecting your personal data. The privacy concerns came about as various customers and media outlets took notice of the rather lengthy Terms and Services that pop up once you strap yourself into the Rift headset.

How To: Rock a man's blazer in a sexy look

Many women invest substantial time and money in acquiring and styling very feminine elaborate clothing to try and attract men. For most men, the women look even sexier wearing their blazer and collared shirt after a night's festivities. Watch this video to learn how to rock a man's blazer as part of several sexy, sophisticated, feminine looks.

How To: Play basic slide guitar

Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you rock or country rock guitarists how to play a a basic slide guitar. If you're not familiar with the slide, than you need to watch this instructional lesson, so you can improve upon your already acquired music skills.

News: Hospital Floors May Look Clean, but They're Teeming with Deadly Superbugs—Including MRSA, VRE & C. Diff

Hospitals are places we go to get well, and we don't expect to get sick or sicker there. But a study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio found that hospital floors in patient rooms were frequently contaminated with healthcare-associated pathogens—often dangerous multi-drug resistant bacteria.

How To: Booby Trap a Can of Soup with a Condom!

Here's a little booby trap you can try to pull off on a fellow family member or roommate. It's pretty simple even a child can do it, though it'd be hard for them to acquire a condom. Then again a condom isn't necessary as you can substitute it with a balloon. Just follow the simple instructions in the video tutorial provided!

How To: Find all hidden spiders on Electro in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

Electro, one of Spideys deadliest villains. What's more dangerous than fighting Electro? Trying to find all the hidden spiders on his level. If you're struggling to find a few of the stragglers that you just can't seem to find, don't worry. In this video you will get a full walkthrough of each location as well as commentary explaining how to acquire each one and what to do for some of the tricker ones.

How To: Get the rooftop wanted poster of Vladimir Semotan (aka Preacher) in Mafia II

Despite how easy it looks in this video, finding and acquiring this rooftop wanted poster in Mafia II is not a simple task. But, if you're determined to get the wanted poster of drug trafficker Vladimir Semotan (aka Preacher), then follow along the best you can. Geoff and Jack from Achievement Hunter will show you the way to the roof of the Authorized Repair Shop to grab the poster, which will bring you one step closer to the Card Sharp achievement on the Xbox 360.

How To: Create a film burn effect using Premiere Pro

Film burn was really annoying all those years ago when we used to have actual film and it used to actually burn. Now its acquired chic status, and people want it to add it to their digital films. This video will teach you how to create film burn effects using the Adobe Premiere Pro film editing software. This technique is very popular for Western and skateboarding films, so if you are into creating either of those types of videos this is a must-watch!

How To: Reroot Blythe Doll hair

This is a tutorial on Rerooting Blythe Doll Hair from the CRAFT Video Podcast. Blythe dolls are great for making three-dimensional self portraits. There is an enormous community of customizers working with the Blythe Doll. One of the main online sources for customization is Puchi Collective, which houses oodles of tops for changing her eyechips, face makeup, and clothes.

How To: Create a photo cutout in Photoshop

To add drama to a photo and create some additional pop, this video tutorial shows how to create a photo cutout using Photoshop software. What you need to do is determine what subject in a photo you would like to cut out. Using a cutout and multiple layers, the final impact is an effect that makes the cutout appear as though it is extending beyond the photo's boundaries and into white space. By following these steps, you can create additional interest or emphasize a certain part of a photo usi...

How To: Extend and customize an ASP.Net server control

In this video tutorial, Chris Pels will show how to extend a standard ASP.NET server control and customize it for a specific purpose. Specialized controls provide an convenient way to implement standardized user interface elements for multiple web sites for individuals or teams of developers. In this example, see how to extend the DropDownList control to create a special purpose year selection control. Learn how to add properties for custom attributes that control the behavior of the range of...

How To: Make a basic paragraph

This technique can be used to write answers for a question asked in the exam or can be used to write a paragraph while applying for a scholarship or while writing a brief letter. The main thing to be considered while writing the paragraph is having an outline, all we need to do is prepare an outline before starting the paragraph. First write the "main idea" that is to be delivered, then the main idea should be supported with additional details, there can be two to three additional points to s...

How To: Make a tall balloon centerpiece for weddings & events

Judy demonstrates how to make a very tall, simple, yet elegant centerpiece for weddings and other events. You first need a tube and a base that it will fit into. Placing the tube in the base, use a hot glue gun to secure the tube into the base. You can then fill up the balloons with air, using an air pump and tie pairs of balloons together. Twisting together four balloons, place the cluster of balloons around the base of the tube. Repeat with an additional 8 balloons and place this cluster at...

How To: Install additional fonts in Photoscape

Photoscape is a piece of free, photo editing software to use instead of more costly programs such as Photoshop. The program is pretty cool but you may want to install more fonts than what it comes with. If so, check out this video and you'll find out how to get it done. You'll need a zip program like winzip or winrar and you'll of course need Photoscape which you can get here.

How To: Use quick releases for your front and rear wheels

Quick releases are one of the most convenient features that you can have on your bike, allowing you to change out your wheels quickly and easily without any additional tools. This video will show you how to use the quick releases on your bike to replace a flat or otherwise damaged tire on the fly, helping you get back to riding without getting your hands dirty.

How To: Long press on Android cell phones (2.0)

Most people refer to "long press" as "touch and hold", but no matter which way you say it, it's an awesome feature for Android cell phones. Long pressing lets you get more information, download photos from the web, edit pictures and more! Watch as Google teaches you about long pressing, a nifty feature that reveals additional functionality on your Android-powered phone.

How To: Pit and dice an avocado

Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to pit and dice an avocado. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time pitting and dicing avocados.

How To: Draw a Chibi Orochimaru from Naruto

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a Chibi Orochimaru from Naruto. Start off by drawing the outline for the character, then add in the details for it as well. After this, you will start to draw in the shading and the additional lines to give it more details. Then, you will need to erase the background lines that you used as a guide to draw the final product. From here, you will start to shade in colors on the character and then draw in any additional details or facial features. To finish ...

How To: Core and cut tomatoes

In this video, we learn how to core and cut tomatoes with Skinny and Mini. First, you will need to rinse off your tomatoes and then pop the tomato corer into the core of the tomato. Give it a twist, then the core will pop right out of it. Once you do this, you will cut the tomato into slices. First, cut off the top of it to throw away, then use your knife to cut additional slices out of the tomato. This will make the perfect slices for a sandwich or a dish. From here, you can cut the rest int...