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Siri 101: How to Make Siri Correctly Recognize & Pronounce Contact Names on Your iPhone

Siri makes it easy to call almost any contact on your iPhone with just a quick verbal command. I say almost because counterintuitive name pronunciations such as Caoimhe, which is actually pronounced "Keeva," will confuse the hell out of Siri. Luckily, there's a way to get Siri to understand pronunciations for the tricky names in your contact list ... it just takes a little grunt work on your part.

How To: Spot a liar by learning to recognize facial signs and vocal cues

Determining whether someone is lying or whether they lie consistently is one of the most important skills that you can have. This video features two experts on lying: a Hastings University law professor and Scam School host Brian Bushwood, explaining all sorts of signs you can look for to determine whether someone is lying or experiencing a strong emotional response to what you're saying. These include facial expressions, tone of voice, and hand gestures.

How To: "Hop" in Swype for harder to recognize words

There are some words that Swype has trouble with. While Swype will still be able to recognize these words, it will make you choose from a list of options. For example, you will run into this problem with the words "put" "pit" and "pot" because on a QWERTY keypad the letters "TYUIOP" are all in a line. In these situations, you may want to "hop" so that your texting stays up to super speeds. Check out this clip for an explanation of "hopping" from the makers of Swype and keep on texting!

How To: Fix your computer when it won't recognize your CD or DVD disc drive

One of the most annoying of the many annoying types of errors on Windows computers is when you computer won't recognize parts that have always been a part of it, like the drives or keyboard. If your computer has stopped recognizing your CD or DVD disc drive, watch this video. As long as the drive is still connected, the steps in this video should allow you to fix the problem and continue using your drive.

How To: Recognize when to use a cooking fire as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able to lead a hike, care for his own equipment, set up a campsite, and perform basic first aid.

How To: Recognize and avoid food dye Yellow 5 in kids foods

In this tutorial, learn all about our most controversial food dye Yellow number 5 is linked to conditions like cancer, ADHD and is believed to actually remove the essential nutrient, Zinc, from our bodies. Get all the facts about Yellow 5 and know which foods it is in. A vast majority of children's snacks contain this ingredient, so watch out! And learn what natural ingredients you can use to substitute for this artificial intruder.

How To: Recognize and avoid poison ivy

Life is not always a walk in the woods, but when it is, make sure you don’t step in the poison ivy. Leaves of three, don't touch me or Leaves of three, let it be is a pretty good rule of thumb as poison ivy comes in many colors and varieties. This video nature safety tutorial shows how to look out for and prevent the uncomfortable burning that results from any contact with poison ivy.

How To: Recognize and treat the 5 C's of a fever in children

Dr. Chris Steele guides us through how to find the 5 Cs of a sick child. When you have a child who is running a fever, it's important to remember not to heat up your home and wrap them in a ton of blankets. This is the worst thing you can do because you're increasing the warmth around them, which is going to increase their brain and body temperature. If your child has a fever, remember to cool them. Cool their room, cool a wash cloth to place on them, cool drinks, cool ice cream, and cool bed...

How To: Recognize and work with linear functions in algebra

Need to solve a linear function? See how it's done with this free video math lesson. Need help finding the From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test). With this installment from Internet pedagogical superstar Salman Khan's series of free math tutorials...

How To: Recognize and analyze iambic pentameter

Meter, specifically iambic pentameter, can be used to analyze a poem. Iambic pentameter is used in poetry and drama and describes a particular rhythm that words establish in each line. Rhythm is created through the stressing and un-stressing of syllables. Small groups of syllables are called feet. A foot is a group of two or three syllables and will often contain a stressed and an unstressed syllable. Iambic describes the type of foot that is used. Pentameter indicates that a line of poetry h...

How To: Recognize the best possible hand in Texas Hold'em

Can you recognize the nuts after the flop in Texas Hold'em? If you are a beginner poker player this how to video is an excellent way to learn how to tell which poker hand is the best (the nuts) after the flop cards have been dealt. Learn to recognize the best possible hand and never be fooled again with this Texas Hold'em poker tutorial.

How To: Recognize a backwards knitting stitch

In this tutorial, we learn how to recognize a backwards knitting stitch. Sometimes if you have to undo stitches, you may need to recognize where the stitches are so you can fix the problem. The front leg will be sitting in front of the one in the back when it's done correctly. If done backwards, you will be able to see the front leg in the back of the back leg. To fix this, you can simply take the stitch off, turn it around, and orient it correctly. Or, you can knit through the back loop to t...

How To: Make iTunes recognize your iPod without restoring

If you've had an iPod for long enough, chances are you've had issues with iTunes recognizing it at one point or another, and the threat of having to delete all of your MP3s and other files has loomed large. Well worry no more! This video contains instructions for how to make iTunes recognize the device again without having to delete all of your files! All you need to do is gain access to your hidden folders, get into the iPod's folder, and replace the firmware. Brilliant!

How To: Recognize when a papaya is ripe

Papaya's are a tropical fruit that is very healthy and a little sweet. But knowing when it's ripe is the true challenge. It boils down to a few factors that include color, smell and other visual cues. In this video you will get tips on what to look for as well as alternatives to getting your papaya to ripen.

How To: Recognize the signs when you start ovulating

If you're looking to increase the odds of pregnancy or are just looking to understand your body better, you will need to be able to understand when you're ovulating. In this video you will get basic tips and signs of when you're ovulating and how to identify some of the symptoms.

How To: Recognize the signs of autism

As many as 6 in every 1,000 children have at least one Autism Spectrum Disorder. People with ASDs tend to have problems with social and communication skills, and have unusual ways of learning and reacting to different sensations. It is important to note that Autism is not just one disorder, but a series of disorders. Learn how to tell if your child is showing symptoms of Autism with this tutorial video.

How To: Recognize polynomials in algebra

Need help figuring out whether a given expression is a polynomial or not? Watch this free video algebra lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test). With this free math tutorial, you'll learn how to distinguish polynomials from non-polynomials i...

How To: Find & recognize pine resin

In this how-to video, you will learn how to find pine resin on your trees. This is very difficult to find at first, but with the right knowledge, it can be very easy. First, look closely into the tree's bark. Look for an area where there was once a branch. In the center, there will be a material there. This material should be the pine resin. You can dig it out without damaging the tree with a sharp stick or knife. This is how the tree protects itself from damage. It produces pine resin to fil...

How To: Recognize the symptoms of food poisoning

Food poisoning, also referred to as food-borne illness, is a gastrointestinal disorder that results from eating contaminated food. . Who is at risk? Anyone can get food poisoning, especially travellers and those who live in tropical climates. Infants, elderly people, and those with serious medical conditions have the greatest risk if they get food poisoning. Pregnant and breastfeeding women also need to be especially careful. Learn about the different causes, symptoms, and treatments of food ...

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