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How To: Display the screen of an Android phone on your desktop

Interested in displaying the screen output of your Android smartphone on your Windows desktop? This clip will show you how it's done. It's easy! So easy, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about two and a half minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this video guide.

News: Colloidal Display Turns Soapy Bubbles into a Transparent 3D Projection Screen

We've all played with bubbles as kids, but I think most would agree that they're not exactly the most functional of objects. An international team of researchers made up of Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima wants to change that. They've figured out how to project both 2D and 3D images onto a micro membrane (soap bubble) using ultrasonic sound waves and a standard projector. The bubble is made of a solution of sugar, glycerin, soap, surfactant, water and milk. The glycerin and ...

How To: Miss When Siri Used to Display On-Screen Transcriptions of Everything Spoken? You Can Get That Back in iOS 14

With iOS 14, Siri no longer takes up the entire display unless you want it to. That may be a good thing, but the update also axed the live feedback when listening to you and responding. Siri used to transcribe your words in on-screen text before answering, and it would transcribe its own answers as well. While it looks like those are gone, you can bring them back to life at any time.

How To: Turn an LCD screen into a simple EL (electroluminescent) display

Electroluminescent (EL) materials light up when electricity passes through them, as opposed to more common incandescent lights that respond to heat. EL displays are becoming very popular in advertising and art,but getting them or the materials to make them can be expensive. Watch this video to learn how to turn an LCD into a simple EL display, and also how superglue can be used as a cheap dielectric in this sort of project.

How To: Use your Mac's screen as a gaming display

In this tutorial, we learn how to use your Mac screen as a gaming display. First, you will need to plug a USB cable into your computer that also has a source to place in a cable to your television. After you have connected these, the program will start automatically. To change this to view on your computer, change the controls to go onto your computer instead of the television. Now, turn on your game console and you will hear the start up noise on your computer, then see the game load onto yo...

How To: Put Your Galaxy S3's Screen to Sleep Just by Double-Tapping the Display

The "Knock Knock" features on LG's G2 phone have proven popular and useful enough to spawn various apps and mods cloning these abilities for other devices. Porting the "Knock On" feature to our Samsung Galaxy S3 isn't as easily doable, since developers would need to create a modded kernel, like they did for the HTC One. The "Knock Off" function, on the other hand, is a lot more manageable.

How To: Transform Multiple Screens into One Big Virtual Display

The Junkyard Jumbotron is an amazing project that allows a collection of random web browser enabled displays—laptops, smartphones or tablets—to share a single image split across the group, creating one large virtual display. Created by Rick Borovoy at MIT's Center for Future Civic Media, the app is completely free and open, meaning you can do it yourself in a matter of minutes. It works like this:

How To: Change screen resolution & refresh rate in Windows 7

This movie shows you how to easily change screen resolution and the refresh rate in Windows 7. The first thing you have to do is to right-click anywhere on the desktop and then click the 'Screen Resolution' item. If you have multiple displays, select the display which resolution you want to change from the pop-up menu in the 'Display' field. Next, select the preferred resolution from the pop-up menu in the 'Resolution' field. To change your display refresh rate, you have to click the 'Advance...

How To: Increase screen contrast in Mac OS X

Mac OSX offers an easy solution to increasing the contrast of your display, and switching the screen from black on white to white on black. In the Universal Access section of System Preferences, under the large "Display" label, you will find a set of controls. Switching from black on white to white on black will invert the colors on the screen, making it easier to read for some people. There is a toggle to the right of that control which switches your display from color to grayscale. Below th...

How To: Utilize the informational display in the 2010 Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to utilize the informational display in the 2010 Prius. This is in the middle of the panel display and appears after the welcoming screen. It includes a clock at the top and can be changed when you press the correct button on the steering wheel. Pressing the display button will bring up different screens to give you information on how your vehicle is running and give you history of it. It will also provide access to settings of your car so you can change the clo...

How To: Disable the Always-on Ambient Display on Your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

Unlike traditional backlit LCD technology, OLED screens don't use any power to display black pixels. Many manufacturers have taken advantage of this by implementing an always-on display, which only lights up a few pixels here and there to show relevant info when your phone is locked. But this leads to extra battery drain, albeit small, and it increases the risk of screen burn-in.

How To: Change monitor resolution in Windows 7

You can customize and select your preferred monitor settings to improve the clarity of your monitor display. First open the start menu and go to the Control panel. In the Control Panel select the Display link. In the Display option window to the right hand side there are a few options available. Select the screen resolution option from them. Now there are many options present in there like Display, resolution, orientation etc., Using the display option you can select the monitor you want to m...

How To: Create a crystal effect look in Photoshop

The video opens up with an introduction from the video sponsor, "Godly Tutorials. It then goes to a screen displaying the basic Photoshop screen. Once there, he opens up an image that is completely black. After that he opens up an image editing window that displays the color scale and also displays various effects. He then picks one of the crystal like effects displayed in the window as well as a color described as baby blue. Once the he changes the layer and adds another crystal effect to th...

How To: Get Nexus 6 "Ambient Display" Notifications on Your Nexus 5

Android "Lollipop" introduced a ton of cool new functionality. Unfortunately, the Nexus 5 didn't get all of these features, as some were exclusive to other devices. For example, the Ambient Display function on the Nexus 6 that shows new notifications as they come in with a black-and-white lock screen. Sure, the new Nexus phablet has an AMOLED display that doesn't waste any battery to power black pixels, but it would be nice to have this feature as an option on the Nexus 5, wouldn't it?

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