The new USB Type-C standard was supposed to revolutionize smartphone charging, but so far, it's done more harm than good. Many cable and charger manufacturers are struggling to keep their products in line with the proper USB-C specifications, so as a result, we now have to check to see if a cable is compliant before purchasing one.
Dangerous to humans and dogs, Rocky Mountain Fever, along with several other tickborne infections, is on the rise.
As summer mosquito season approaches, researchers are warning people with previous exposure to West Nile virus to take extra precautions against Zika. A new study found that animals with antibodies to West Nile in their blood have more dangerous infections with Zika than they would normally.
It's amazing what you can do with an ordinary material like cardboard... or a truckload of discarded pizza boxes.
When two houses were scheduled for demolition, artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck of Art League Houston decided to take advantage of the situation and create the super trippy Tunnel House.
This is one serious example of trophy architecture. Extreme engineering in prosperous countries like this one in Singapore is meant to stir envy. The Marina Bay Sands infinity pool opened this month, and is located 200 meters off the ground, 150 meters in length. The entire hotel complex is part of a $5 billion investment, and the opposite of a DIY sensibility.
This little bad boy is lots of fun, but I'm not sure I'd hold it up to my ear in public... especially wearing creator Junior Tan's menacing facial expression.
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Elaine gave Whatley.
When a person curls their hair they can do tight curls, big curls or loose bouncy curls.
If you enjoy spending your time outdoors, but hate that you don't have a decent place to sit, this video may be for you. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to build a southern pine garden bench from scratch. It's perfect for the front or backyard and will give you a nice place to sit. When tackling this project, make sure you're careful when working with power tools. So check out the tutorial, be careful, and enjoy!
SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble."
If your phone won't boot or you need to dig deeper into the Android operating system on your Motorola Droid Bionic, this tutorial on booting the Bionic into recovery mode should help you out. Just be careful, because a factory reset on the Verizon Wireless smartphone will cause you to lose all of your data.
If you have a subscription with Verizon Wireless to use the mobile hotspot feature on the Motorola Droid Bionic Android smartphone, you can provide internet access to any nearby device with a WiFi connection by accessing the mobile hotspot application on your Bionic. This guide from Motorola will walk you through the process, but be careful because the hotspot feature will drain your battery!
If you're looking for some manscaping tips, this how-to video is for you. Learn the tips and tricks to go smooth down there and impress the ladies. Be careful, follow the steps and you too can trim the grass and make the tree look larger. So if you want to shave your private parts, look no further.
Black Ops Zombies is one of the best survival modes from a game in recent memory, and reaching the higher levels requires careful planning and strategy. This video will show you a devastatingly effective strategy for reaching high levels on the map Five in Black Ops Zombies.
If you are the proud owner of a laser cutter, you had better be careful with your expensive new toy. Some materials can damage the optics in your laser or produce poisonous gas when you cut them, so you need to make a gas containment chamber to work in. Watch this video to find out how to do that out of silicon wafer, silicone sealant, and a metal cookie tin lid.
The key to a good standing backflip is looking confident and feeling loose. If you're rigid, it will look sloppy and force, but if you're loosened up and feeling comfortable, it will be the best backflip ever. Superstar gymnast Andrea Catozzi shows you how he performs an acrobatic backflip from standing. This is a high aerial backflip, so be careful.
Some of the Madden Moments in Madden NFL 11 are pretty easy. Not this one. Nevermore is one of the games hardest Madden Moments, and careful strategy is required to beat it. This video will show you how to win it as quickly and easily as possible, getting you one step close to finishing the Madden Moments.
The lasers from Halo might not be quite as famous as the assault rifles form the games, but they are still a very cool-looking and integral part of it. This video will show you how to make your own replica of the Spartan laser from Halo out of a toy gun called the Belt Blaster. The end result looks so real it might get you arrested by any cops from the future that you may run into, so be careful.
Need to know how to convert between moles, grams and particles for chemistry class? It's simple once you know how to go about it and this free video chemistry lesson presents a careful overview of the entire process. For more information, and to get started converting between moles, grams and particles yourself, watch this helpful study guide.
Be careful before you set up that mouse trap! You might have a rodent problems you need to get rid of, but the last thing you want to do is lose your finger in the process. This video from Ask the Exterminator has all the instructional assistance you need to make sure you're doing it all the right way.
This is a how-to on how to make a survival cook stove instead of spending $25 to buy one online. It is a simple projecting that requires an old can, a pair of scissors, and a knife. Be careful and pay attention to his excellent instructions! Watch this video survival training tutorial and learn how to build a cook stove out of a tin can.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the Jedi Master achievement in The Force Unleashed. You will start off by doing the final battle, which is what you need to get the achievement. This is a straight-forward fight, where you need to defeat the opponent. He will have a lot of help and can do a lot of damage to you if you aren't careful. If you hurt him while he's pretending to be you, it will hurt yourself. Do several different hits and try to knock him off the edge. When you have defeated hi...
If you're in gymnastics, you probably know what a Webster is, but for all you parkour and freerunners out there, a Webster is a type of acrobatic flip, sometimes referred to as a front aerial flip. This advance video tutorial will show you wannabe flipsters the correct way of performing a high Webster (or single Webster) off one leg, which is quite the feat if you can master it. Superstar Andrea Catozzi shows you his acrobat charm and wit. Be careful though!
In this video, we learn how to protect yourself and your mattress from bed bugs. These bugs live in your bed and hide anywhere in your home and even hotels. To see if you have them, you will see blood stains on your mattress and look on your skin for any bites you may have. If you suspect you have them, you should call a professional to help take care of the problem. Check the edges and corners of your bed to see if you have been infested with bed bugs, and look at the label as well. Be caref...
Starcraft 2 is finally upon us after 12 years of waiting, and it is just as majestic as you would hope it would be. If you're new to the series or just haven't played in five years, the barrier to entry for the unskilled can high, especially if you prefer playing online multiplayer. Fortunately for you, we've compiled videos on just about everything you need to know about the game, including strategies and tips for winning with different races in different modes and situations, and even how t...
If you've run out of room in your garden, a plant stand may be a good idea. This can hold an assortment of items, including small and medium size pots for your plants.
If you and your friends want to make your own movie and need some cool stunts, this next tutorial should help. In the video, you'll find out how to make your very own sugar glass from scratch. This is perfect for breaking over someone's head and can easily be done within a few hours.
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to winterizing your boat engine block. For this you will need some screwdrivers, compressed air and a flexible hose if you have a hot water heater system on the boat. First you got to drain out all the water inside the engine. Remove the two plugs from the block and one plug from the sea pot as shown in the video and drain out all the water. Be careful and don't drop the seals while removing the plugs from the engine. While the wate...
In order to make a Beautiful, with Grand Marnier and Brandy, you will need the following: 1 ounce of Grand Marnier, 1 ounce of brandy, one brandy snifter, and a lighter or a match.
At the moment, the iPad is officially locked to the AT&T network in the USA. If you would like to use your iPad but do not intend on leaving your current mobile carrier, check out this video.
Someone has just smashed the side mirror off your perfect Nissan Altima that you parked on that busy road you know you shouldn't have parked on anyway, so now it's up to you to repair it— unless you want to pay an overpriced mechanic, who will charge you for parts, labor, and whatever else he thinks he deserves. If you're up for repairing your side view mirror by your lonesome, for cheap, then this video by Richpin will show you the exact steps required to fix your Nissan Altima's side mirror...
Jungle Juice is a college frat party classic. In this tutorial, learn how to dump all of the left over liquor and juice in your kitchen and make this intoxicating cocktail.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform basic circuit bending. You will need a screw driver, alligator clips, solder, a soldering iron, wires, a wire stripper, a button or switch, and a drill. Open up the device you want to circuit bend. Once the side of the board with the solder points is exposed, take your alligator clips and find two solder points that make an interesting noise. Be careful of areas where the battery is connected, as you might shock your self or destroy the devi...
In this how to video, you will learn how to open a 6th generation Ipod Classic. First, make sure to turn it off and make sure the hold button is on. Take a prying tool to undo the clips inside the device by sliding it in between the cover and back. Once the clips are undone, place thumb tacks on the sides and tops while popping the base out. Be careful, as there are cables inside that you do not want to break. The orange part is the battery while the blue object is the hard drive. Once you ma...
In this video from the ID Theft Center, learn exactly what identity theft is and how to prevent it from happening to you. Identity theft can happen to anyone - young, old, living, dead - thieves do not discriminate. This helpful video will tell you exactly what to look out for and how to avoid scams. Your host will explain how identity thieves operate and how to cut them off at the pass.
In this video, we learn how to solder bend points on wires. Before you apply the wire, you will want to solder the end point lightly, then take your wire and strip it slightly on the end. Then, add solder to the actual wire, now it will stick easily to your next bend point. When you do this, you can get a lot of wires next to each other without shorting them out. This is the easiest way to do it, just make sure you coat the wire so it sticks on easier. Be careful while doing this and use tool...
In this video, you'll see how and why wax can be a deadly. This is how it works,When the test tube is submerged in cold water, the glass forms tiny cracks. The Water enters gets into the tube and vaporizes causing a micro explosion. The hot wax is then ejected from the tube quickly as oxygen is displaced from the tube itself. Be careful, and make sure to be as safe as possible when trying this experiment at home.
This video is meant to teach you how to beat a speeding ticket. First you must try and not get a ticket. This video lists several things that will help you avoid paying a ticket. After you try that your best bet is to try and talk your way out of it right then when you get it. Be polite and careful with any quick moments. Try and convince the police officer that they are wrong and be confident. Imagine the police officer holding a baby. Do not try and plead with them. Don't kiss his ass. Don'...