This week, the beginning of an epic legal battle was set to begin between augmented reality players Magic Leap and Nreal, the small China-based startup accused by the former of stealing trade secrets.
With the use of Terminal, anyone can run multiple instances of the same application on a Mac. When you have multiple windows open in a web browser, the windows are all running under the same Process ID (PID). But, with multiple instances, each has its own unique PID. So why would you want to run multiple instances of the same app? There are several reasons a person may run clones of the same application, but the most popular would be so that the user could multitask. Some applications, like t...
The Deadmines are a heroic instance you can play through in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. It's a general dungeon instance, whose most notable quality is how hard everything hits. So when you make this run, make sure you have some good tanks with you.
You're at the final encounter, so make sure your party doesn't get completely wiped! This video is a guide to defeating Nefarian, the final encounter in the Blackwing Descent instance on World of Warcraft. You'll need quite a lot of DPS characters, and don't forget the healers.
Another WoW strategy guide! This video shows you how to get past Cho'Gall, one of the encounters your party will go up against when you're fighting your way through the Bastion of Twilight instance. Avoid a TPK by following these tips!
Throne of Tides is the second instance in the newest expansion for World of Warcraft, Cataclysm. Be aware of all the perils and monsters in this map, know how to beat the final boss and make sure to get the best loot drops!
Want to find every instance of a person's name on a particular website? This Googler's guide from the folks at Mahalo will teach you how to do just that. For all of the relevant details, and to get started using this handy Google hack yourself, watch this video tutorial.
Interested in quickly creating a new instance of a program in Microsoft Windows 7? This will show you how it's done! It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this Win 7 user's guide.
This tutorial teaches how to use Blender’s particles system to “paint” instanced objects onto mesh surfaces. Similar to Maya’s “Paint Effects,” though not nearly as powerful, it’s a very nice way to fill a scene with flowers, vegetation, rocks, pebbles, gravel, debris, etc. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free...
Want to program your own Java games and applications but don't know beans about object-oriented programming? Never you fear. This free video tutorial from TheNewBostonian will have you coding your own Java apps in no time flat. Specifically, this lesson discusses how to multiple methods and also instance variables inside a class when writing in Java. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful programmer's guide.
This is an informative video tutorial on how to search graphics, tables and charts using MS Word 2010. The author informs that the earlier MS Word editions had fast and easy search options, but the same feature built into the 2010 edition is vastly improved. One simply has to click the ‘Find’ option at the top right-hand corner and a navigation pane opens on the left-hand side. In the search box, the keyword is typed in and all the instances of that word in the document are highlighted, while...
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.
Want a way to dynamically reference the number of instances of a given word in a Microsoft Office Word document from Excel? Who doesn't, am I right? In this Microsoft Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 543rd installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to do just that.
For most instances of red eye, the built in tool that comes with Adobe Photoshop is enough. But in some cases, the tool might not be enough, especially if it changes the skin tone. Here's a good way to get rid of especially severe cases of red eye on your photos.
Convertible dresses are the best, especially when you like the color and general form of a dress but you'd like to give it new life by enhancing your waist rather than your bust line, for instance.
One of the reasons that MMA is cooler than boxing is the abundance of different moves and strategies that can be used in any situation. Take this video for instance. In it Hillary and Joanne of MMA Girls will teach you how to go from a gi collar choke to a fake scissor sweep and then into a triangle choke, hopefully to win the match. Wow.
Starting from scratch, this tutorial for the 3-D modeling software Modo 401 3D shows you how to create low-resolution, low-poly background pieces that nevertheless look professional and polished for your setting. Use multiple instances to populate a background easily and quickly.
Watch this instructional video to begin drawing figures in realistic poses. Ask yourself, what are these people doing? Human figures are constantly shifting balance. For instance, an elbow should relate to a knee. The human expressions do not have to be anatomically perfect as long as they relate to the other objects within the space.
Unity released the Beta 5.6 on December 13 with a bunch of new upgrades in the works, including support for Vulkan, better instancing options, and more improvements to particles—to name just a few that are potentially relevant to the mixed reality community. And today, December 15, Unity has just released the EditorVR that we reported on a few weeks ago as a part of their "Experimental" builds.
Veteran writer Holly Lisle gives good advice on how to become a better writer by eliminating passive voice from your prose. Go through your manuscript, and delete as many instances of the verb 'to be' as you possibly can to tighten up your writing.
There's something about marbling that makes anything it touches more elegant and refined. Marbeled kitchen cuntetops, for instance, look like something out of a Home Depot catalog, while marbled cakes, like the one in this video, are interesting and quite pretty.
New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 181st installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to count words (case sensitive) using the SUM and EXACT functions in an array formula.
So you're suiting up for a heroic instance in World of Warcraft, and you're playing an agility or DPS based character - what's the best gear to get? This video shows you all the best gear that doesn't come from loot drops.
This is a very specialized guide for players of World of Warcraft, especially the Cataclysm expansion. The video shows you how to construct an elemental shaman as the perfect DPS machine, making you a valuable addition to any raid or instance.
Sometimes server space can be an issue, especially when you're talking about costly actions such as iteration, file scanning, and numerous queries. In those instances it's often best to cache! This tutorial gives you a simple example which can help your site load faster and take less abuse.
Cho'Gall is the last and toughest boss to kill when you're playing the Bastion of Twilight instance on World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Here are some great tips and tricks you can use when you and your guild are taking him on.
Functions allow you to repeat particular actions without having re-code them for every instance. This tutorial shows you how to set up and use your own functions when you're writing a program using Python. Make sure all your functions are well defined before you start using them!
Lots of people mistakingly think that red wine can only go with steak dishes, and white wine can only go with seafood dishes. But this is not always the case, as you'll see in this video.
A numeric stepper component is one which you can add to your website to allow users to select numbers or from a list of avaiable items - useful, for instance, if you wanted a webstore which allowed for a quantity function. This Adobe Flash CS3 tutorial shows you how to create and use a numeric stepper component.
One of the new features of Adobe Photoshop CS5 is the content-aware fill feature. For instance, if your photograph was taken at an angle, but you want to level it out without losing any of the image, this tutorial will demonstrate how you can achieve this effect.
Make the texture of a flower petal, porcelain vase or blade of grass really pop in your image! This tutorial goes over the various texture effects you can apply to your Photoshop projects, and a few tips on the best instances to employ them.
In German, nouns will decline, or change their spelling and pronunciation, depending on how the word is used in the sentence. The definite article will decline with the noun, and this video teaches you which of the six forms and sixteen positions is correct to use in each instance.
Sometimes the most common, everyday subjects are also the best for practicing basic drawing methods like drafting and shading and contouring. Just take the truck, people, bridge, and garden in this drawing tutorial, for instance.
If you have a front load washer that won't stop filling, then you have a problem on your hands. Not only can it make the floor slippery, but it can also cause damage to your home as well.
Sure, individually wrapped straws of the sort found at your favorite café, diner or fast-food joint might seem like a colossal waste — and actually be a colossal waste, for that matter — but there's no denying that there's a lot of fun to be had with the straw wrappers themselves. With this tutorial, for instance, you'll learn how to make a cinchy paper inchworm.
There are many instances when you may need to crop an image. Whether you need an avatar for a social networking site, or a specifically-sized image to insert into your website, Adobe Photoshop is an excellent tool to use. Learn how to bring an image into Photoshop and all the various tools one can use to crop the image in this video tutorial.
Apple's web browser, Safari, stores information like web history, Google's search history and cookies from websites. There may be certain instances where you want to keep this information private–for example, if you're on a public computer or have borrowed a computer from a friend, you may want to keep that information to yourself. For a step-by-step guide to using the private browsing feature in Safari, watch this OS X video tutorial.
Draw with a systematic process that combines creative intent with technical ability. Watch this instructional drawing video to cover the key points involved in making a complete looking drawing. A complete drawing is all about intent. For instance, line placement is much more important than line quality. Be aware of the juxtaposition of forms.
Some plugins load 1 instance that can control several patches. This tutorial shows you how to set up multiple out plugins in FL Studio to do just that.
The famous ADSR Envelope (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release)... It's seen in almost every virtual instrument or software synthesizer from Albino to Halion to SampleTank to Z3ta but do you know what it does?