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How To: Extend Battery Life by Seamlessly Managing Wireless Radio Connections on Your Samsung Galaxy S3

You don't need to be a robot to be overly concerned with battery life, especially if we're talking about Terminators, which have nuclear or hydrogen fuel cells that keep them running for years straight. It will be a long time before smartphones get that upgrade, so in the meantime, we have to figure out how to make them last more than a couple hours in a single charge.

How To: Get out of a speeding ticket with Officer Brian

If you do get stopped pull over to the right and make sure you are off the road. If it is at night turn your interior lights on. Keep your hands on top of the steering wheel until the officer tells you what to do. If he asks you do you know why I stopped you always answer no. He will then ask for your drivers license, registration, and insurance. If it is in your glove box or your wallet tell him what you are going to do. This shows respect for the officer. Before he goes back to his car make...

How To: Tag your name using LED light throwies

This is a complex process, but the guys at Graffiti Research Lab have armed you with detailed written instructions and this video on how to create a night writer. This is a more complicated version of their LED throwies that allows you to catch a tag in lights. You'll never need an airpline skywriter again!

How To: Make the legendary golden phoenix origami Pokemon

Most of us are familiar with the names Pikachu, Jiggly Puff, and Maril. If you grew up during the late nineties, then it was virtually impossible to get away from Pokemon fevor, and these were the chubby and cute crowd pleasers that everyone loved. But, if you were (or are) a true Pokemon fan, then you know that Pokemon lore extends far beyond a yellow electricity-conducting rodent.

How To: Properly trim your dogs nails for their comfort

In this Pets & Animals video tutorial you will learn how to properly trim your dogs nails for their comfort. Materials that you will need are a high quality trimmer, nail file and styptic powder or pads. Begin by making yourself and your pet comfortable. Have the pet lay on the side so that all four legs are accessible. You will clip only that portion of the leg that extends beyond the quick, the blood vessel that runs down the nail. Start by clipping a thin slice of the nail and give him a t...

How To: Perform the Quasimodo on a surfboard

Surfing: Hang Ten The ocean is a force of nature that refuses any effort to tame it. To throw one's self on the mercy of this beast is a courageous act. With the help of this trick guide, you can learn to harness that power and push your water-borne adventures to new heights. See how to

How To: Draw the letter "D" as a 3D block letter

Drawing the letter D as a 3D block letter is easy and fun. To start simply draw the D like you normally would. Next, you need to draw another smaller D inside the first D. From there, draw another D on the outside of the first D. Color in the 3 stacked Ds with your first color. To continue, choose a darker version of your original color. In the bottom left hand internal corner of the D draw a short line that extends at about a 30 degree angle in reference to the bottom of the D. From the end ...

How To: Use PVA and methyl cellulose glues

Sue at Paper Source demonstrates how to glue like a pro. PVA is a great paper glue, while methyl cellulose extends drying time (which is perfect for precise adjustment) and is also reversible (making it really handy for archiving). Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use PVA and methyl cellulose glues.

How To: Make a bong out of PVC pipe

Brian and Charles are a do-it-yourself team that call themselves "IngeniousBongs," and they have dedicated themselves to producing a series is instructional videos in which they demonstrate how to construct a wide variety of different smoking devices including bongs, pipes, and hookahs. They always use inexpensive commonly available materials, and in this video, Charles films Brian's demonstration which shows how almost anyone can quickly build a PVC bong. The materials required include a red...

How To: Use an electrical box extension

This is a video tutorial in the Home & Garden category where you are going to learn how to use an electrical box extension. Bob Schmidt shows how to use an electrical box extension during remodeling; when adding drywall, tile or wood over existing surfaces. For this you will need a PVC box extension which is designed to fit over the box that is already embedded in the wall. It extends out of the wall which will be covered by the layer of tile or drywall. Disconnect the power source to the plu...

How To: Make flowers out of pipe cleaners

This video will show you how to make flowers out of pipe cleaners. To start you'll need five pipe cleaners. The video shows the basic steps of connecting the first two pipe cleaners by twisting together the ends. Then pipe cleaners are bunched together and wrapped by another pipe cleaner. This creates the petals and the stem that extends downwards. After the petals and stem are shaped correctly, a green pipe cleaner is wrapped around the yellow stem to give it a realistic green appearance. Fi...

How To: Set up automatic brightness on a Blackberry

Austin from 'Best Buy Tips and Tricks' give out a mobile tip on how to extend the battery life of your Blackberry by using the Blackberry's built-in function called the automatic black light dimmer. This function changes the brightness of the back light automatically depending on the light intensity of the environment you use the phone. Activate this function as shown in the video so that your phone changes the brightness of your Blackberry screen to an optimal level depending on the environm...

How To: Hang a picture with no holes

You use a bike rack that extends from floor to ceiling. Pick where you want to put your picture and place the bike rack there. Adjust the bike rack so that it is at the level you want the picture. Then take a clamp light and clamp it to the pole of the bike rack. If the light slips on the pole, you can wrap some duct tape on the pole to create a surface that the light will stay on. Point the light toward where the back of the picture is going to be. If the picture you want to hang does not ha...

How To: Draw a caricature of a truck

This video demonstrates how to draw a caricature of a truck. Begin with a rectangular shape that is slightly bigger at the top and has rounded corners. This will be the grill. Create an inside border. Below the grill, draw a front bumper. At the top corner of the grill draw a rectangle that is divided into two halves and shade the top section of each half. This is the windshield. Draw hatch marks in the center section of the grill. Above either side of the bumper add narrow divided rectangles...

How To: Animate in Adobe Flash

Step 1 Launch the Adobe Flash program and select “Flash File (Actionscript 3.0)” under the “Create New” menu. Change the workspace layout to “Essentials” by clicking on the drop-down menu in the upper left of the top menu bar.

How To: Do the "Pretzel" swing dance move

Swing dancing dates back to the 1920's, where the African American community, discovered the Charleston and the Lindy Hop, while dancing to contemporary Jazz music. The term "Swing dancing" is used to refer to one or all of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, Balboa and Blues and extends to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, Modern Jive, and other dances developing in the 1940s and later.

How To: Set up a classic A-Frame tent

There are tons of quick pop up tents available nowadays, but the classic A-Frame tent still remains one of the most popular. A-Frames are those classic tents with the spikes in the ground that hold it up. They take a little more effort to erect but they are perfect for backpacking or short camping trips.

How To: Rock a strapless dress

The hottest outfits you could rock at a party or gala is a strapless dress. In order to keep that strapless dress up, you probably need a bit of cleavage, but what else can be done to make sure it looks right and works? The key to looking sexy in a strapless frock? A flawless fit.

2019 Gift Guide: Must-Have Phone Accessories for Photographers

With smartphone cameras and software getting better and better every year, more and more users are getting passionate about photography. So when you're shopping for a gift to get someone, if they have a smartphone, chances are they'll more than appreciate some tools and accessories for taking better photos with their pocket friend — and we've got some gear ideas they'll love.

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