Google has been working on its voice recognition technology ever since the days when you had to call a phone number with a Silicon Valley area code to dictate your query. As you can imagine, things have come a long way in the decade or so that has passed, to the point where we talk to our phones as if they were a person nowadays.
If you've ever seen one of those Samsung commercials from about a year back, you know that the Galaxy S series of phones come with a feature that allows you to do certain things by making gestures in front of your screen. They call this feature Air Gesture, and it enables you to perform certain functions without even touching your phone.
The car is arguably one of the worst places to receive a text message. You know you can't resist looking, and when you do, your attention is no longer on driving, it's on reading the latest gossip or whatever. You take your eyes of the road for just a few seconds and you could get an expensive ticket, or even worse—an accident. But you can't just ignore that notification sound or vibration, can you? So, if you just have to know what it says right then and there, why not at least do it in a sa...
Whether you're at work or in class, there are times when using your phone is unacceptable, regardless of that subtle yet sudden twitch in your arm that arises every time you hear the vibration of a text message.
YSK: You Can Lock Mario Kart Tour in Landscape or Portrait Without Touching Your Phone's Main Rotate Setting
Nintendo changed Mario Kart Tour for the better with an option to play the game in landscape mode. That said, the game will rotate automatically, which can mess you up in the middle of a heated race. But you don't need to lock your iPhone or Android phone's orientation setting to fix the problem since you can do so within the game itself. That way, other apps will auto-rotate as usual.
If you are looking to win an easy bar bet, check out this video. In it, you will learn how to link two paperclips together using magic and without ever touching the clips!
Learn how to control a normal bendy straw without touching it. Almost no prep required. Easy and amazing as you use static electricity to move it seemingly with your mind.
Use a cell phone, batteries, CD, card, tape, and a dime to make a playing card magically jump.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to separate two beer glasses without touching them. For more information about the trick and its execution, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started incorporating this trick into your own bar trick routine, watch this free video lesson.
Looking for a quick guide on how to brighten your smile with Photoshop? It's easy. And this clip will show you precisely how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.
Do you have a rubber band and nothing to do with it? Here is a neat little trick you can show to your friends. Learn how to manipulate a rubber band and impress your peers with your magic skills.
Smartphone photos look a lot better when you keep the camera steady, but selfies by nature make you do finger gymnastics to hold the phone while keeping your thumb free to hit the shutter button. If you have a Galaxy phone like the S10, however, there's an ingenious feature you can use to help ensure perfect selfies on the first try.
Learn a neat little trick for little money and big outcomes. All you need is water, salt, string and ice and you too can make an ice cube lift off the table without touching it. Learn to make a cube of ice float off the table and never worry about cold fingers again. Lift an ice cube with out touching it.
Have a photo that could do with a little touching up? Whether you're new to digital photography or merely unfamiliar with Apple's Aperture 3, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda, which presents a thorough, step-by-step overview on how to touch up your digital photographs utilizing Aperture's built-in adjustment brushes.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do leg up touch crunches for the abdominals. First, lay down flat on the ground with your arms opened out on both sides. Next, raise your legs up into the air so they are vertical to your body. Now, raise your upper body into the air, touching your ankles as you get up higher. The goal is to reach the outsides of your ankles as you get up, but touch as high as you can. When you're done, go back to your starting position and continue this exercise for as many ...
Samsung's Galaxy series of devices have one common design theme that ties them all together—the physical home button at the bottom of the phone. This button can wake the phone, take you to your home screen, and even scan your fingerprint to securely unlock your device.
How To: Hack a Self-Timer into Instagram & Vine for No-Touch Video Recording on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2
With the introduction of Vine and the subsequent Instagram update, abbreviated video sharing has come to the masses, to be experimented with in an unprecedented way.
Imagine wearing your HoloLens, then reaching out to touch a hologram and actually feeling it. Mind blown, right?! Now imagine that same hologram responding to your touch. I don't mean in the way holograms currently respond to an air tap, but a much more refined and precise touch. Maybe you touch a character on the shoulder and it turns around to see you, or maybe you hit a button in the air and it reacts accordingly.
The iPhone XR offers a discounted experience compared to the expensive iPhone XS and XS Max. However, that lower price tag comes with some caveats, such as "Haptic Touch" in lieu of 3D Touch. If you think these two "touch" features are the same, think again. Before you get an iPhone XR, you'll want to know all the excellent features 3D Touch you might miss. Can you go without them?
3D Touch is only available on the 6s and 7 series iPhones right now, and likely future models, so those with older devices are missing out on all the cool "Quick Actions" available for app and settings icons. But the new iOS 11 is finally bringing some of those helpful shortcuts to iPhones without 3D Touch built in.
It's really amazing how much you can do with root access on an Android device. From various themes to porting exclusive funtionality from other devices, the power of Superuser privileges is truly awesome.
Apple has released the 2nd beta of iOS 8, exactly fifteen days after the first version was unveiled at WWDC and subsequently released to developers. I've already shown you some of the new features of iOS 8, like location-based app alerts, randomized MAC addresses, hidden Safari tricks, and a slew of new things in the Messages app. But if you've had the chance the explore iOS 8, let's go through some of the changes that Apple has made to the latest iteration of its mobile operating system.
Learn the Sense of Touch card magic trick in which you can guess any card just by touching and holding it.
A small scrape or spot on your car where the paint has been removed can hurt the value of your car and lead to rust. This step-by-step video will walk you through touching up the paint on your car in a safe and easy way. Take a look at how they manage to repair the scrape in the blue paint of this automobile. Touch up the paint on a car and fill in any missing spots.
Maintain your car's value by touching up any scratches in the paintwork. Haynes shows you how to get a professional-looking result. Touch up car paintwork scratches.
We've seen extremely pricey, extremely artfully crafted sex dolls. Matt McMullen's dolls are so well crafted, in fact, that it is hard to imagine a superior alternative. Until now...
In this article, I'll show you how to make a simple touch-triggered switch. This is very useful for various electronic projects, from a simple bedside light to a flat panel touch keyboard. The circuit can vary in switching power depending on the transistors you use. For example, if you're looking into creating a 120V light that turns on when touched, you'd need two powerful transistors and an isolation relay. However, a simple flashlight that turns on when touched would only take a couple of ...
This trick is so simple yet many people will be fooled by it! Setup: In any restaurant with a tablecloth, set a dime between two nickels, and set an upside-down glass balanced on the two nickels.
Color and contrast are two separate, yet still related, qualities of any image. With Photoshop, it's possible to adjust the color without touching the contrast, and vice versa. This tutorial by the King of Photoshop, Bert Monroy, walks you through how to do both separately.
The continuity test is one of the least well-known but useful functions on a multi-meter. It allow you to determine whether a fuse works by touching the contacts to it, which allows you to diagnose all sorts of electrical problems. This video will show you how continuity tests work and give you some examples of using them to find problems in household devices like a lawnmower.
Touching a soccer ball with your hands for a trick is somewhat sacrilegious, but ever since basketball players started spinning the roundball around on their fingers, soccer players have felt the need to answer. This video will teach you how to spin a soccer ball on the end of your finger quickly and easily.
This how-to video shows a great trick that can win you many beers if you present it as a bet. Move the bill underneath the bottle without touching the bottle. A really nice bar trick that is all about technique and not speed.
It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to power outages. And no electricity means no electric heat.
I want to pump. You up. OK, even better, why not pump yourself up. No, not through hard work and dilligence, what fun would that be!? No, do it the simple way, by firing up your Photoshop and touching up the photo. What you'll do in this process is "grab" the abs from someone who actually DID work out, and you'll 'borrow' them for your photo. Then, you'll simply graph them onto your own pathetic frame. Voila! Body builder.
Wanna have some fun with Photoshop? Well, instead of touching up a photo to make someone look thinner, how about editing the photo to add on a few pound? Or 20? Or 40? Heck, why not an even 100 lbs! Well, with Adobe Photoshop liquify you can push those pounds to the max. Go for it and watch that skinny minnie turn into a beached whale. Of course, you then have the option to turn it all back again. After you post the photo to Facebook.
Most ab workouts target your upper abdominals only. Sit ups and crunches, for instance, only work on that upper part of your abs without even touching the lower portion, where most of us have muffin tops and really need the work.
The Front Catch freestyle soccer trick is meant to be performed out of the final position from the heel catch trick. It allows the player to drop the ball out of their heel catch position and catch it again on the front foot, allowing your sequence to continue without the ball touching the ground, and if you know anything about freestyle soccer you know that touching the ground is just not allowed.
The Android operating system for cell phones from Google lets you run multiple applications at the same time! By long pressing your home key (touching and holding) you can easily go back and forth between your most recently used apps. When you listen to music, you can easily switch to other apps while still enjoying your tunes! This video shows you the gist of it. Learn to run multiple apps on your Android-powered phone.
This video shows how you can very easily listen to your Favorite music. There is an icon where you can go directly to listen to music and it doesn't matter in which position you hold your iPhone because the screen turns in right position. The icon for iTunes is in the right bottom corner of iPhone screen. When you click it leads you to your music and you can easily browse the albums and the songs on that albums. It is very simple because you can browse and listen to your favorite music just b...
Find out how everything in a chemistry lab works, from pipettes to burners to recrystallization to storage. You'll get precise instructions on how to work and perform certain scientific duties in the chem lab, whether it's chemical or just ordinary high school science.