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How to Make 2 props: a laser pistol and a gas mask

This video is a 2-for-1 special. It will teach you how to make not one, but TWO cool props for a film or costume. They are, in no particular order, a gas mask / ventilator and a laser pistol. Both look very cool, require some materials and carpentry skills, and are sure to make your next sci-fi film much more realistic and enjoyable to watch.

How To: Fix a brake light on a Ford Focus 2003

Give me a break! Better yet, give me a working brake light on my 2003 Ford Focus! OK, if that's what you want, this video is going to show you how to get it. Follow the steps and see how to take that burned out bulb out of the car and replace it with a new, working one. This tutorial shows you how to replace a rear light on a 2003 Ford Focus. Specifically, the video shows fixing the rear brake light, but this tutorial shows how to fix any rear light (including brake/tail, reverse, and turn si...

How To: Model an object using the CV Curve tool in Maya

3D modeling tool Mayafrom Autodesk is a monster of a program, able to do SO many things. One of the things you'll need to learn is how to use the CV Curve tool. This will allow you to create objects with curves of any shape or dimension you desire. Let's be honest, most of your models will require curves, so check out this tutorial and find out how to do it. Maya is used in everything from small animation to feature films like Spiderman. If you want to be in the biz, expand your skill set wit...

How To: Untether a tethered jailbroken iPhone 4, iPod Touch or iPad

If your iPad, iPhone 4 or iPod Touch is already on a tethered jailbreak, this is the tutorial on the new Redsn0w release for all you experienced users. An untethered jailbreak is a type of jailbreak where the device does not require rebooting with a connection to an external jailbreak tool to power up the iDevice. Jailbreaking allows users to get root access to the command line of the operating system, to download otherwise unaccessible extensions and themes, or install non-Apple operating sy...

How To: Find the fan tribute room Easter egg in Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360

There is a very special easter egg in Halo: Reach on "The Package", that is almost impossible to find unless someone told you about it. It's going to require a second player at minimum to help you, as well as having to play on Legendary. If you can do it, you will get the holy grail of easter eggs in the game: a fan tribute room built by Bungie for the community! In this video, the guys over at Achievement Hunter show you how to activate the room, and also geek out over seeing themselves in t...

How To: Use a Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S smartphone as a 3G USB modem

Looking for instructions on how to do USB tethering with a Samsung Vibrant smartphone? You're in luck. This free video tutorial will see that you need everything you need to know. (Note, however, that this hack will require you to download the free Samsung Kies application.) For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using USB tethering on your own Galaxy S phone without rooting it, watch this guide.

How To: Install RAM in an MacBook white unibody

OWC, Other World Computing, demonstrates how to install RAM or upgrade and replace the memory in a 13-inch Macbook unibody. Installing RAM will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is a relatively easy task. It will require the use of a Philips head screwdriver. First, discharge static electricity before performing the upgrade and make sure the computer is turned off. Close the lid, flip the Macbook over and remove the eight screws on the underside of the computer. Then, lift up the ...

How To: Find the IP address and subnet mask of your computer

It's good to know the IP address of your computer. With this information, you can track your computers usage online, and will also know how to change it if you want to surf unnoticed. This tutorial will show you exactly how to find the IP address of your PC, so you will never be lost again. There are a number of programs that require your IP address, for example if you are setting up an external device like an XBox live to your Internet connection, you will need to make sure the IP address is...

How To: Change cabin and air filters in a Honda Element

Changing your car's cabin filter and air filter is a really important part of its regular maintenance. Doing this simple maintenance task does not require a professional mechanic, so save your money and watch this video to start saving money today and changing your own cabin and air filters. This video specifically covers changing the cabin and air filter in a Honda Element. You can pick up the parts from your local Honda dealer. Typically, you should change your filters every two years.

How To: Build a simple MIDI controller

Do you need just a few more controls? Perhaps your wondering how hard it is to make your own controller? Then follow the steps in this 2 part series and build your first MIDI controller in about an hour for very little cash. Using only 8 electronics parts, a pre-made case and a DIY midi interface that is USB powered- you can build a controller and it wont require a degree in electrical engineering. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, on building your own DIY MIDI controller watch this vi...

How To: Plant a condom

This how to prank video will teach you how to plant a condom that will grow when watered. Learn how to grow a plant using condoms and create a whole new vibe in your house. Condom plants are practical and do not require a lot of time watering or grooming. Grow a garden of condom plants and create a new conversation piece at your next get together. This video tutorial shows a great way to pull a practical joke on friends. All you need to pull off this prank is: an empty toilet paper roll, a co...

How To: Use the Sony Vegas interface for beginners

Software manufacterers always advise you to read the instruction manual first before attempting to do anything on a new program. But who has the time to obsess over ever little boring detail in a 300-page tome when just playing around the controls on your own gets you attuned to the program immediately?

How To: Install memory in a 13" MacBook Pro (2009)

This video demonstrates the installation of memory in a 13” Macbook Pro (mid 2009 model). It’s easy to perform and takes about 10min time. You’ll require a #00 Philips screwdriver (available in the Newer Technology 11- piece tool kit). Take care to work in an anti-static work space. Close the Macbook Pro and flip it over with the hinge side up. You can note 10 screws along the border. Start unscrewing the 3 screws on the right on the top edge, these are longer than the rest. Now unscrew the r...

How To: Install memory in a 17" MacBook Pro

This video from OWC presents how to install memory in a 17" Macbook Pro.The operation will take about 15 minutes and doesn't require an experienced user.First you need to provide all necessary anti-static precautions - discharge static electricity, use static-free surface.You'll need #00 Phillips screwdriver and nylon pry tool.You can find these in the Newer Technology 11-piece tool kit.To start, shut down the computer, close it and flip it over.You will need to remove 10 screws. Use #00 scre...

How To: Make pigs in a blanket for a party with Betty

Pigs in a blanket are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. They are great snacks at Super Bowl parties, family functions or birthdays. They are easy to eat finger foods and with only 3 ingredients, require very little work or clean up! In this tutorial, Betty shows us how to make inexpensive pigs in a blanket with Vienna sausages. Enjoy!

How To: Prevent Acne with Doctor Recommended Treatments

Acne develops when pores become blocked with dead skin cells and oil. They usually disappear over time but sometimes they leave a scar. When those blemishes form white blood cells rush to the surface to help heal the area. But occasionally a scar forms. Popping and picking can send bacteria further into the skin and increase the blemish and it greatly increases the likelihood that a scar will appear. Nodules and cysts are more severe blemishes and have an increased likelihood of leaving scars...

How To: Do a wet foot fit test to fit shoes

This video demonstrates how to do a wet foot test and how to choose running shoes with the results of a wet foot test. The wet foot test is simple. Get your foot wet and place it on a piece of heavy duty paper which will create a foot print. The foot print shows what type of arch you have. There are three types of arches: high, medium and low. High arches require a lot of cushion for running. Medium arches require a reasonable amount of cushion for running. Individuals with low arches or flat...

How To: Make a DIY magic wooden paddle in 5 minutes

If you love both woodworking and magic, then you have come to the right place! This video will show you how to make a cool DIY magic paddle with stars on it. For the trick, you can appear to remove the stars from one side and have them disappear from the other side as well. It has some other good magic tricks as well that don't require any carpentry skills.

How To: Change your Facebook Places privacy settings

Want to know how to turn off Facebook Places? This quick clip from Lifehacker will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're completely new to the Facebook's popular social networking site or simply require a small amount of clarification on how to deal with the Places feature, you're sure to benefit from this helpful video guide. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Change the web address of your Facebook profile

Looking for instructions on how to change your Facebook URL? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're completely new to the Facebook's popular social networking site or simply require a small amount of clarification on how to perform a particular task on Facebook, you're sure to benefit from this helpful video guide. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Teach your pet bird some manners

In this tutorial, pet expert Marc Morrone teaches you how to teach your feathered friends some manners so that they don't squawk all day and night. Parrots and other exotic birds are essentially wild animals kept in captivity and are not domesticated like dogs and cats, so they require a tad more patience with their training. Follow along with this clip and learn all about your birds and how to teach them a little respect.

How To: Get the Spot Monopolist achievement in Skate 3

If you have Skate 3 for the Xbox 360, here's a tutorial on how to get 30 points to add to your gamerscore. In this video, you'll find out how to get the Spot Monopolist achievement in the Industrial area. It can be a difficult achievement to unlock so, it will require all of your skills to unlock some big points! Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Express inequalities using interval notation

With all the subjects offered in junior high and high school, math isn't a favorite for many. It can often times be confusing and although the results are concrete and don't require anybody to be imaginative, it can still pose a problem. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to express inequalities using interval notation. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Cook rhubarb trifle

Sophisticated desserts don't always require fancy equipment and classical culinary training. Fancy name or not, rhubarb trifle is a great dish that you can prepare at home today! This dessert is simple, delicious and will definitely impress no matter when you serve it. This video will show you how to cook rhubarb trifle.

How To: Play racquetball for beginners

Racquetball is not very complicated, but it does require a bit of practice and learning of the rules. This video tutorial will show you all of the basics you will need to know as a beginner player. Once you watch this tutorial you will be up and running and ready to start a game of your very own. So, have fun!!

How To: Prank people at the grocery store

No one likes having their food messed with. That makes it all the more fun to do so right? This video will show you some fun pranks that you can pull to mess with the food of your friends and neighbors. They include making surprise disgusting layer dip and ordering unusual combinations of items at the grocery store, but are all freakin' hilarious and require relatively little setup or risk.