For those that have deafness or are hard of hearing, the iPhone can be a powerful tool to communicate with others. It works with many hearing aids and Bluetooth headphones, Live Listen makes it easier to hear nearby people and sounds, and the Messages app makes it easy to chat with anyone. But iOS 14 takes it to a new level, one that even users with perfect hearing can benefit from.
Looking to up the ante in the home secuirty department? If you are concerned about the safety of your family and home, consider purchasing a burglar alarm system by following these helpful tips.
Proud new papa Gjoci wanted to make sure he never had to worry about whether or not his baby girl was breathing, so he built this amazing breath-detecting baby monitor using a Wii remote, a printed circuit, and a laser. First, he opened up the Wiimote and took out the camera, then used an Atmel Atmega88 microcontroller to make a printed circuit. Low-power infrared lasers shine on the baby's clothing and the Wii camera detects the motion of the baby's breath, activating an alarm if the motion ...
This HelpVids.com tutorial shows the basic options for setting an alarm on an iPhone. To begin, open the "clock" app. There are four sub-menus in the the "clock" app. Choose the "alarm" sub-menu. To create a new alarm, touch the "+" in the upper right corner of the screen. A new screen appears and the user has different options. A repeat time for the alarm can be chosen. The user can choose the sound that plays when the alarm goes off. The "snooze" option can be toggled on or off, and the ala...
The Sony Dash is a hot tablet, and like most tablets it can be used for all sorts of awesome purposes that full-sized computers are not suited for. Alarm clocks, for instance. This video will teach you how to set music and video to your alarm clock on the Sony Dash.
This tutorial shows you how to create an intruder alarm that sends you text message alerts when motion is detected. This may sound complicated but I am pretty confident any beginner with electronics should be able to do this just fine. The range sensor senses motion and tells your Arduino board to send the text (SMS). So you can leave the intruder detector at home, connected to your network, and still receive the SMS alerts, no matter where you are, as long as you have cell phone service.
With the invention of mobile phones, alarms clocks are nearly extinct. Who wants a bulky tabletop alarm when you can use your mobile device to wake you up? Well, even tablets can make sure you get your coffee on time, and in the Samsung Galaxy Tab, there's the Android Alarm Clock application. Simply select APPLICATIONS < ALARM CLOCK and press the ADD ALARM icon in the top right. Press TIME to set the desire alarm time. Press RINGTONE to select the desire alarm sound.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use Alarm Clock Pro, an iTunes-enabled Alarm Clock problem on a Mac OS X computer. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions on how to download and use Alarm Clock Pro on your own Mac, take a look.
With all of the technology available today, which do you use to be your personal alarm clock? You can have a huge, bulky alarm clock, you can use your computer, and you can have one of those small, portable analog clock, but why use them if you have an iPhone? The iPhone has a built-in alarm clock that's perfect for cutting down on the bulk of life. So, how do you use it? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to set an alarm on an iPhone with the built-in cl...
An intermediate to advanced level tutorial on how to create an alarm clock program in Visual Basic (VB6).
In this video, we learn how to make the world's loudest alarm clock. If your alarm clock does not wake you up, this is for you! First, you will need to take apart your alarm clock and find the wires that are connected to the tiny speaker that is inside of it. After this, grab two very large horns that have enough decibels to wake you up. Now, find an old 12 volt ac adapter and solder two wires from the adapter to the spot where the alarm sends signals to the alarm clock. Now, test out your al...
In this how to video, you will learn how to make an RSS feed as an alarm clock. To do this, you can use the Microsoft speech program. Open the alarm batch file. Modify the Perl script so that it downloads the RSS feed from the Digg website. It will strip all the tags and html so only the text is left. From here, you run a script that converts the text to a wave file. From here, the alarm m3u will start. You can then run the command prompt to schedule the alarm time. Go to schedule tasks to ac...
Learn how to make a cheap burglar alarm/trip wire alarm with step by step instructions. This is pretty basic but effective. Cardboard, fishing line, batteries, soldering wire, soldering iron, hot melt glue gun, an empty soft drink can, electrical tape, buzzer are some of the necessary equipment. Follow along and make your own burglar alarm and keep your house safe.
Do you remember "The Heist" from episode 21? Well, the sequel is even more unfair than the original! Check out this video if you want to stump people with a trick called "The Heist II." For this trick, you need only a few simple supplies: a match, a cup, and a nickel.
Tired of those bulky alarm clocks in your bedroom? Get rid of the darn thing and use your computer. There's an online alarm clock at onlineclock.net that saves space in your bedroom and keeps simplicity in mind, with simple red number digits and a black background.
You may have seen a "check engine" sign on your car's dashboard when driving your vehicle. Maybe "service engine soon," or just "check". What does this mean if the alarm won't turn off, or comes on when you're driving? Find out in this automotive video tutorial how to read those trouble codes on your automobile.
When you set an alarm on your iPhone, you assume it'll go off at the set time. However, that's not always the case. There's one quirk in how iOS handles alarms that, if gone unchecked, will silence every alarm you set so that you won't wake up on time.
There's nothing more jarring than the sound of your morning alarm. Even hearing it on others' phones, hours after your own abrupt wakeup, can cause you to flinch in fear. Though we depend on that shrill sound to get up each morning, it's actually better to wake up naturally—so don't even think about hitting that snooze button.
Most alarms just make noise to wake you up, and it can be a bit jarring coming off of a deep sleep to suddenly being woken up by a blaring sound. On the flip side, if you're a heavy sleeper, this might not even be enough stimuli to snap you out of your 8-hour coma.
Want to build your own infrared motion detector? It's easier than you think! So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial from MAKE can present a complete overview of the build in under five minutes! For more information, including a full list of materials and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started building your own passive infrared motion alarm, take a look.
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a car alarm on a Viper 5900. First, read your manual and figure out which wires go where, then label them so you don't confuse them. Next, grab all the tools you will need and have them prepared and ready. After this, find the electrical box on the car and remove all the wires that are inside of it. Now, you will take out the wires that go onto the current alarm system. Replace with the new alarm system and apply the wires where they belong. You may n...
If you own a jailbroken iPod Touch 1G or 2G and have ever wanted to know what it takes to setup your iPod's alarm clock to wake you up with music from your own music library, now you can. First you'll use WinSCP to get connect to your iPod Touch over SSH. Then you'll locate the MP3 file desired for use as your alarm, then you'll convert that file to an AAC-formatted M4A file. After that, you'll use WinSCP to transfer that file to the secret location revealed in the video as the location of au...
You will never be late to school again once you begin using this small yet super powerful water alarm clock. Rather than just ringing like most alarm clocks do, this little baby will not turn off until all its buttons are pressed, a process which requires diving your head underwater. Fun, right?
Tinkernut demonstrates how to hook up your exercise bike to Google Maps. Using a stationary bike can be good for your health but it can also be boring. You can spice up your exercise regiment by using Google Maps. You will need a USB keypad with arrow keys, a magnetic contact alarm with wires, soldering equipment, an exercise bike and a laptop computer. Connect the contact alarm to the up arrow key on the keypad by opening up the keypad and connecting the wires to the up arrow key by solderin...
It happens to almost everyone. You wake up one morning, check your phone, and realize your alarm never went off. Now you're late to start the day, and you spend every night onward paranoid it'll happen again. But if you have an iPhone, there are two things you can check to make sure the alarm always goes off on schedule.
While hitting snooze won't help you much if you fall back asleep, it can help you wake up more gently. However, the default 9-minute snooze that the iPhone provides may be too long or too short for your preferences. If you tend to fall back asleep quickly, you might be better with a two-minute snooze.
If you have a long commute, it only makes sense to catch a bit of shuteye while you're headed to work on the train or bus. The only problem with this is that, if you're napping a little too hard, you might end up oversleeping and missing your stop when the subway pulls into your station.
Honestly, Android's stock alarm icon is completely useless. It doesn't relay any information other than the fact that, at some point in the future, you have an alarm coming up. Considering how pointless it is, I normally install GravityBox or other similar mods just to get rid of it.
Waking up to my Night Owl iOS alarm has grown beyond old. I'd switch it up to one of the other ones, but I pretty much hate all of them. Thankfully, Pandora added an alarm clock feature to their application. Godspeed Pandora, Godspeed.
Paula Deen makes five-alarm chili and serves it in a biscuit bowl. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Party show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Join Food Network's queen of southern cuisine, Paula Deen, for Paula's Party. Expect the unexpected when you drop in on Paula: you never know what's going to happen! Follow along today and learn how to make a five alarm chili in biscuit bowls.
This will show you how to hack an old two dollar alarm clock and transform it into a cool DVD clock! No, it doesn't play DVD's or CD's, but it still looks cool.
Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha is known for his intriguing and clever how-to and prank videos, even when he teams up with MAKE Magazine. He will show you how to tweak, hack, mod, and bend any technology to your hacking needs. No electronic device, gadget, or household item can stand the test of Kipkay's hacks and mods.
This video shows you how to make a security device out of a door bell. The concept is that most thefts happen when people are away from home. To make sure of this the thief rings the door bell to make sure that nobody is home, if nobody answers then they will break in. A lot of people have dogs and alarm systems which will scare off the thieves, but this alarm system combines both. To make this devise you have to buy a speaker system that connects to your door bell. When the door bell rings i...
Open up your mobile phone and solder on a light sensing resistor to make an alarm go off when the phone is in the light. Possible uses?
Waking up can be a real struggle for some people. Alarms help, but most of them are so easy to turn off that you can shut them off while you're still half asleep and go back to bed, only to wake up in a panic as your realize you've severely overslept. Microsoft Garage wants to make you at least work for your lethargy with its new Mimicker Alarm.
The first alarm clock in recorded history can be traced back to ancient Greek philosopher Plato, known for laying the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Plato was said to possess a very large water clock with an alarm signal similar to that of a water organ.
The Prada cell phone (LG KE850) is a unique, sophisticated and elegant mobile phone with the first complete advanced touch interface.
Sure the Nintendo DS Lite can play games, but it makes a great travel alarm clock, too. Watch this Nintendo DS tutorial video to learn how to use your DS Lite as an alarm clock instead of just a game system.
By now, everybody knows that overcharging a battery will reduce its overall life span. This is why many smartphone manufacturers recommend that you charge your device to 100%, then unplug it immediately. Some even go so far as to automatically stop charging when the device is fully juiced, although not all devices have this functionality.
My stock alarm clock does exactly what it's supposed to—it wakes me up. But for those really tough mornings when I just need to hit the snooze, getting my head out of the sheets is a no-go. This leads to trying to find my phone with an outstretched arm, which means knocked-over water glasses and my phone falling under my bed—even more out of reach. Ugh!