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How To: Create a custom class for your game's hero using Flash

Creating a modern video game is a mammoth undertaking, especially if you are working alone. Hopefully, this video will make it a little bit easier. It will teach you how to create a custom class for your game's hero character using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. Doing so will make your main character react in predetermined ways to a variety of actions, which is very useful if you want the character to react consistently throughout the game.

How To: Get rid of head lice with Dr. Su Laurent

Head lice can be a nasty, unwelcome visitor in your life. And if you have children, you're likely to be confronted with an infestation sooner or later. Dr. Su Laurent explains that getting rid of head lice can be a tricky undertaking, but the most important thing is to be persistent. You'll need to wash the hair with the latest lice treatment available, as the lice may adapt to chemicals from year to year. It's very important to follow up this treatment at least one more time, seven days late...

How To: Answer medical school interview questions

Medical school, quite the undertaking! You've gotten the good grades and made sure your MCAT scores are good, but interviews aren't your strong suit, are they? Don't worry! In this great video, Dr. Robert Hasty goes over the in's and out's of the interview process for admissions board and what you can do to have the least amount of failure when going in for your interview.

How To: Plan for a backpacking trip

Backpacking sounds like the most basic way to travel but it is actually quite a large undertaking. In this tutorial, learn all you need to know to plan for a backpacking trip, no matter where you're traveling to. This will help you stay safe and prepared for anything. Of course, before arranging backpacking gear for a trip, it's important to make a plan of the trip in order to determine which items are necessary. Learn about bringing backpacking gear that fits the climate and conditions of a ...

How To: Create a basic game with Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3

Creating a game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3 is a great way to start the gamemaking career you've always dreamed of. If you want a game company to hire you, it will really help if you have at least one simple, creative game in your portfolio. If you want help with this undertaking, this seven-part video series will teach you how to create a simple spaceship shooting game from start to finish. The first three videos cover physics topics like acceleration, friction, and velocity, the adju...

News: This Levitating Light Bulb Defies Gravity (And Ditches Unsightly Power Cords)

Helping to prove that science is way awesome, an 18-year old electrical engineering student has successfully made a light bulb float. His name is Chris Rieger, and he's been working on his "LevLight" project for about six months now, with pretty amazing results. This feat of ingenuity was accomplished by using magnetic levitation, although that over-simplification masks how considerably difficult this undertaking was.

How To: Use the new features in the Google Voice online phone service

This video series come straight from Google. It's about their new web-based product called Google Voice, which provides you with one phone number for all of your phones (landline, cell phone, etc.), giving you full online control of your telephone experience. Google Voice also allows you to make free domestic calls anywhere in the United States and Canada, gives you a cool voicemail account that's just like an email account, and many enhanced calling features.

How To: Use the feature keys for your circuit machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to use the feature keys for your Cricut machine. There are six feature keys on every cartridge. The first is the shadow feature key that create a matte to highlight your letter. The shadow blackout key creates a solid matte that doesn't cut out the holes in between the letters. The charm feature key puts a charm top on the top of letters. The sign feature key puts letters inside of a small sign post, making it one inch from top to bottom. The slotted feature key...

How To: Use the AutoPlay feature in Windows 7

In this video the instructor shows how to use the Auto play feature in Windows 7. Auto play is an old feature which was also available in Windows XP and Windows Vista. When you insert any removable media into your computer like a CD, DVD or a USB thumb drive, Windows automatically pops up a Auto Play window where it gives you various options that can be performed on the recently inserted media. This feature is very helpful and helps you open your media very conveniently. The Auto play window ...

How To: Use the Mouse Keys feature in Mac OS X

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the Mouse Keys feature in a Mac OS X computer. This feature can be accessed under the Mouse & Track-pad tab, in the Universal Access menu. Turn on the feature by checking On. Once turned on, users can use the number keys on the keyboard to move the cursor in any direction. Users are also able to use a keyboard shortcut to turn on or off the Mouse Keys, adjust the Initial Delay, adjust the Maximum Speed and change Cursor Size. This video will be...

How To: Use Google Earth and it's hidden features

This three part tutorial covers how to use Google Earth - including some cool features you may not know about. The first part goes over the basics, the second part shows you how to import higher resolution images and textures, and the third part shows you how to add placemarks, calculate distances, add overlays, etc.

How To: Turn your Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot

If you have a subscription with Verizon Wireless to use the mobile hotspot feature on the Motorola Droid Bionic Android smartphone, you can provide internet access to any nearby device with a WiFi connection by accessing the mobile hotspot application on your Bionic. This guide from Motorola will walk you through the process, but be careful because the hotspot feature will drain your battery!

How To: Use advanced logic in LittleBigPlanet 2, including counters and controllinator

LittleBigPlanet 2 has expanded the prodigious level editor from the first game into a powerful and complex new form, and you probably need some tutorials to learn about it's many features. This video will teach you about some of the game's advanced logic features, including toggle, counters, timers, random, direction splitter, direction combiner, selector, sequencer, and controllinator.

How To: Contour your face with foundations and highlighters

Once you contour your face you never go back. That's because contouring - or using varying shades of makeup (bronzers, foundations, highlighters, concealers) that are lighter or darker than your skin - helps define your features. Alternatively, contouring can also fake features you don't have and cover up features that you're less fond of.

How To: Play the Be A Goalkeeper feature of FIFA 11 on the Xbox 360

In FIFA 11 there's a feature that's a first for the series called "Be The Goalkeeper" which allows you play an entire match as the keeper, all 90 minutes of it! You can do things such as call out plays and also defend the goal and perform various goalkeeping techniques. In this video you will get a basic overview of how to play the mode and what you can do in it.

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