Lightning has struck, but not everyone is excited. Apple's new 8-pin Lightning connector for the iPhone 5 has replaced the aging 30-pin connector. Many users have concerns that their current third-party devices will no longer operate properly with the smaller all-digital design, not to mention the expensive price tag for each adapter. What Does This Mean for the User?
It was only a few years ago when the idea of a 5+ inch display on a smartphone was unreal. With most hovering around four inches at the time, a phone that big seemed impossible to hold. We've come a long way since then, but it appears another wave of large displays will soon hit us, and they are all at least six inches.
Despite their awkward appearance, Apple's AirPods have become the earbuds of choice for working out, largely thanks to quality audio without any wires to tangle. However, at $159 to start, they aren't exactly for everyone.
For me, the smoky brilliance of a good barbecue can't be beat. The way the smoke flavor seems to permeate every part of the meat is, in my opinion, the closest thing we have to food magic. Throw a piece of meat in a smoker with some select wood choices, wait a few hours, and suddenly you have something rich, complex, and bursting with smoky flavors.
The lightsaber is one of the coolest weapons in the history of cinema, and the original props came from a junkyard. Funny how that works right? If you want a lightsaber for your own film, costume, or just because they're awesome, watch this video for a guide to making three types of lightsabers: a cheap one, a medium one, and very expensive professional-quality one.
In China, bargaining is a way of life. Learn how to bargain like the locals with the help of this video.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is a sports car that most auto enthusiasts can only dream about, and with its cost at over $200,000, it's literally a "dream car". But you can get one step closer to reality with this realistic and artistic drawing of the Gallardo sports car. Maybe you can sell your masterpiece sketch for $200K and finally get behind the wheels of this 2-doored beast. Follow along with Merrill K to replicate this Lamborghini model on paper. Pause the video when needed.
You don't need to pay filet mignon prices to get melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. You just need to know a few tricks. Learn how to make less expensive cuts of meat tender. No need to spend the big bucks on fancy steak.
Expensive hotels are frequented by business travelers who charge everything to their companies, and therefore don't care about the cost of incidentals.
If you are bored of the way the interior of your home looks but don't want to spend a lot of time and money buying new furniture or investing in expensive DIY projects, give your inner space a quick lift with a few simple tools and supplies. Like, chalk paint on a wall which you can then decorate, erase and redecorate with chalk. Or a splash of color by hanging fabric on the wall or adding a colorful floor rug in the living room. Or simply adding a vase of flowers, a glass bowl of fruit or se...
In this video, we learn how to watch 3D images and movies without expensive hardware. If you have a computer with dual monitors or two computers, you can watch full-color, full resolution 3D with a simple home made device.
Most of the indie and vintage games discussed in Indie Games Ichiban are pretty cheap to purchase. They rarely top twenty bucks, which is one of the major advantages independent games have against their sixty-buck, major league counterparts. But if you think $60 for a game and $300 for a PS3 or Xbox 360 seems like a lot, then you haven't played Steel Battalion or seen the TurboExpress. They go above and beyond what normal gamers are willing to spend for questionably entertaining products. Her...
Sheepo HL's LEGO replica of the Bugatti Veyron is more than just a perfect facsimile, it also runs! It has a fully functional seven-speed gearbox, retracting spoiler, independent suspension, and more. DO NOT miss the videos below. Amazing. Previously, Obsessively Authentic LEGO V-8.
Laptops are almost a necessity in today's society. It doesn't help that a laptop that can actually increase your work productivity will put at least a $1,500 dent in your wallet. I'm sure you have searched around to try to find factory direct deals, or (shiver) even looked at used laptops, but that isn't the way to go. You need something that actually has a warranty, and good performance, but at the same time, doesn't require you to sell a kidney. This can cause quite a dilemma, as it can tak...
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If you're trying to film on a budget, this tutorial is perfect for you. Instead of spending money on expensive professional lighting equipment, you can use these inexpensive alternatives (like using tin foil as a reflector or a shower curtain as a diffuser).
Love the look of the seamless white background in some trendy photographs? You don't need to pay for expensive remodeling to your studio - this video explains a very simple and inexpensive technique you can use to achieve this same effect in your low budget studio.
Buying a candle from the store can be pretty pricey, depending on what kind you get. One that smell are of course, going to cost you more money, while there are others that are less expensive but not as good. So here's a helpful tutorial that will help you save money and allow you to make whatever size you want. This video shows you how to make an inexpensive and reusable oil candle from a glass container, sand, cooking oil, wooden toothpicks, and cotton balls. So good luck and enjoy!
Framing and matting your favorite posters or art can get expensive! In this Curbly video tutorial, you'll learn how to make a quick and inexpensive frame. All you need are some basic supplies available at almost any arts and crafts supply store including: A sheet of plywood, a plexiglass cut to the size of the plywood, archival paper cut to the size of the plywood, frameless corner clips, and a bracket.
Producing professional video can be expensive and time-consuming. Green screens are cumbersome and require a lot of space, whereas dialing in the perfect lighting comes with its own challenges. For people working on a budget and space constraints, achieving the ideal background can be a nightmare.
The USB Rubber Ducky is a famous attack tool that looks like a USB flash drive but acts like a keyboard when plugged into any unlocked device. The Ducky Script language used to control it is simple and powerful, and it works with Arduino and can run on boards like the ultra-cheap Digispark board.
This is a great way to repurpose your old covers! Tired of your old iPhone cover? Rather than spend $30 on a new one, why not just paint the old one until it suits you? It's way less expensive, and better on the environment!
In addition to unclogging your toilet using common household items, you can also clean and disinfect your toilet for cheap without ever having to use expensive and chemically-toxic toilet cleaners ever again.
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to this guide: Materials, Making the Rings, Weaving the Rings, and Making the shirt.
Single coil pick ups are notorious for being noisy and for having a lot of buzz. One way that you can get rid of the buzz and save yourself from sounding annoying and unprofessional on stage without messing with your volume knob or buying expensive noise gates is putting in copper shielding in your pick up cavities and on the pick guard! In this video you will get a complete walkthrough of how to install the shielding and rewire your guitar back to normal!
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.
As a guitar player one thing that you may find yourself running into is your guitar, over time, will start to lose its intonation, especially if you never set it up after you purchased it. You could take it to a tech to have him set it up and fix it for you, but that's expensive, and who wants to spend money when you can do it for free right!? In this video you will learn how to adjust the bridge of your guitar among other things to help get your guitar back into tune!
Don't want to shell out the big bucks for some fancy, expensive budgeting software? Well, if you have Excel 2008 for Mac installed, you can manage your budget right there. Personal financing doesn't get easier than this— even business finances are easy to keep track of. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you just how to manage your finances with pre-formatted Ledger Sheets in this how-to video.
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?
If you need a dolly for your movie masterpiece, you don't need to go with a professional dolly system. You can save that money for your expensive actors and actresses by building your own DIY camera dolly on the cheap. You'll need some nuts and bolts, PVC pipes, scrap wood, drill bits and a drill, inline wheels and a hammer. This homemade camera dolly will cost you around 65 bucks.
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make copper sulfate from copper and sulfuric acid in three ways. They show you how to make copper sulfate from copper and sulfuric acid using two chemical methods and one electrochemical method.
Replacing a thermostat on a car or truck can be a taunting task. Let this guide be your repair manual as you are walked through the process of clearing the radiator hoses, adjusting clamps, sanding off grit, and more. Soon your Ford will have a brand new thermostat installed and you will have avoided expensive autoshop bills.
War movies are some of the biggest and most expensive to make for Hollywood, but that doesn't mean you can't get in on the action yourself. This video will teach you how to create the classic war movie look with After Effects and how to create realistic gun shots that will make your film much more professional.
Just about any electroluminescent substance is cool but rather expensive if you buy it at the shops. If you need some cheap EL ink, watch this video to learn how to make blue EL powder out of cheap, easy-to-make ZnS green glow powder.
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.
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.
Church organs are big, ungainly, expensive instruments. The MicroKorg is comparatively tiny and cheap. Why not use the synthesizer to simulate the organ? Watch this video to learn how to program a patch for a realistic church organ sound on a MicroKorg synth.
The coils in your car's engine can cause a lot of misfires if they aren't working properly. If you want to test them and don't have any expensive professional equipment like a labscope, watch this video to learn an easy way to test coils.
Perspex is a durable and fashionable material, so getting tables like this made of it at the stores is expensive. If you've got some tools and wide DIY streak though, you can make one yourself with about 8 hours of time and this video, which will teach you just how to do it.
Adobe Creative Suite is an expansive (and expensive!) array of programs for graphic artists of all kinds. However, you can assemble your own suite of completely free programs, like the GIMP, paint.net, Synfig, Komposer, PrimoPDF, InkScape, Scribus and Jahshaka - all freeware alternatives to Adobe programs.