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News : Alan Wake Episode 3 Gameplay & Musings

There are no spoilers in this writing, read without worry. Finished Episode 3 of Alan Wake yesterday, impressed by different reasons. I originally bought the game for the possibility of great story, dialogue, and voice acting. That part of the game has been disappointing. Wha ...more

How To : Stamp & heat emboss on a card

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to stamp & heat emboss on a card. First you rub in a powder on the paper on which you are going to emboss, because embossing powder is really sticky. Then you select the stamp that you want to emboss and apply sticky tran ...more

How To : Make your guitar sound sorta like a lightsaber

Marty Schwartz demonstrates a guitar trick--how to make your electric guitar sound like a light saber from Star Wars. First, he turns his volume knob all the way down. Then, he plucks the string, keeping the front side of the guitar facing away from the camera. Then, after he ...more

How To : Write a hit song

According to hit recording artist Zosia, writing a song is much like telling a small story. The first verse of a song should draw your listeners into the story. Next you'll want to build into a unique and catchy chorus, which will relate your main message. The second verse rev ...more

How To : Distress a tag using Tim Holtz distress inks

First of all you have to arrange for materials like ink blending tool, ink blending foam, some tags to be used as practice surface and a distress ink pad. The tutor advises that you must not use a blending tool like a stamp and never make a lot of impressions using it on any s ...more

How To : Make wine-themed cake decorations

This video shows how to make wine-themed cake decorations.We can see Courtney and Ceasey's birthday cake in this video. The bottles, apples and the grapes are made of fondant. The leaves are made of modeling chocolate. We can make decorations. First take a piece of modelling c ...more

How To : Make your own Journaling line stamp

First of all you need an acrylic block, stamping pad, packet of rubber bands and a piece of paper. Open the rubber band packet and then you have to choose several rubber bands which are of same size. Now you have to get these rubber bands on your acrylic block. You can also us ...more

Left 4 Dead 2 New Content : The Passing

New content for our favorite Zombie game! The Passing, released 04/22/2010, bridges the storyline between the first and second game. Free on PC, 540 fairybucks on Xbox 360. We have it downloaded it and ready to go for tonight, we'll write back with impressions! Left 4 Dead 2 N ...more

How To : Make a mini polymer clay waffle for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make miniature blueberry polymer clay waffles for use in a doll house. Starting with a small ball of either ecru-colored clay, or pearl-white, you can blend in tiny black glass pebbles to resemble blueberries or raisins. The ball is th ...more

How To : Install Gloobus Coverflow on Ubuntu Linux

Gloobus Coverflow is a new program on Linux that lets you view all of your files without actually opening them! It's very similar to Apple's Quicklook, but is made for Linux. New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not ...more

News : FOX News Outraged Over Liberal Eco-Minded Kids Games

We've all seen FOX News commentators get worked up about silly non-issues. It occurs more than we'd like, but what happened last week on popular morning show FOX and Friends was not only a misleading and pointless attack on video games, it was an unintelligible attack on a med ...more

Nyala : A Taste of Ethiopia

Little Ethiopia is the place to get ahold of authentic African cuisine. African food mainly consists of spices and fresh ingredients. Ethiopia is a country in Africa that demonstrates the use of spice in its cuisine. The Ethiopian cuisine follows the Islamic rules, the religio ...more

News : Top 10 Pranks for the College Freshman Dorm

We've gathered some of our favorite pranks with the seasonally appropriate for all you college kids out there. You're more than likely cohabitating with a complete stranger, and what better way to make a good first impression and develop a strong personal relationship than sub ...more

News : The Witcher Quick Look

Besides Killing Floor, I played a bit of The Witcher over the weekend. If you're curious about the game now is the perfect time. It's on sale on Steam, and the sequel is being released early next year. Though the game is three years old, it's still one of the best western rpgs ...more

News : The Da Vinci Kata

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo da VinciLearning a kata requires that you go through several stages. First you have to learn the basic pattern and the techniques. Then you have to perfect what you've learned. Then you have to deconstruct what you've lear ...more

News : Analysis of the England vs. USA match

Posted with permission via HereComeTheYanks.com Ok, so my prediction of a 3-1 USA victory didn't come true. But I can honestly say that I am extremely happy with a 1-1 draw!! There were times where we looked shaky (first 15 minutes). But there were also times when we were tak ...more

News : 6 Meaningless Claims on Food Labels

Hi OLers read the following article to gain some great insight into the mischevious advertising ways of food labels. Thanks to the New York Times for this great article below. Happy Eating6 Meaningless Claims on Food LabelsAlthough food labels are supposed to tell us exactly w ...more

How To : Sprint HTC Evo 4G Impressions

Spent the weekend with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo G4. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple will be announcing the new version of their phone this week. If it's comparable to leaked phone shown over at Gizmodo, then to say whi ...more

How To : Choose the Right Path

Choose the Right Path Making a choice What do you do, when you do not know what to do? Perhaps, you do nothing. But such inaction may be unhealthy and even suicidal. Someone said, “The only thing for the evil to triumph is the good should do nothing”. Many people have been i ...more

How To : Write a formal letter

As an adult you will come a cross a point in time when you need to make the right impression by writing a formal letter. Follow the format and you will be able to be most effective at conveying the information in your letter. There are many rules to follow when writing a form ...more

How To : Conduct a job interview

In this video series, watch as recruiter and employer Katie Roney teaches how to conduct a job interview. Learn how to make a good first impression, how to give a company overview, how to address salary, and how to review a resume. Part 1 of 15 - How to Conduct a job interview ...more

How To : Use non-verbal communication

There is only one chance to make a first impression. Learn the many facets of non-verbal communication and how it affects everyday life from a communications and public speaking expert in this free relationship building video series. Part 1 of 26 - How to Use non-verbal commun ...more

Gallery : A Close-Up Look at the Magic Leap One's Optics

For the curious, here are a number of close-up shots of the Magic Leap One's optics and the magnetic attachment that can be swapped out for a version with lenses matching your glasses prescription in the near future. From the Inside If you look closely, you'll notice the hor ...more

NR30 : The AR Hardware Leaders of 2018

It is almost indisputable that smartglasses and head-worn displays are the future of augmented reality. However, at this precise moment, they are still a very niche market. Those who have been in the presence of a HoloLens, Meta 2, or Magic Leap One have witnessed how powerfu ...more

How To : Use Team Building Tools Efficiently

In the business world, it is always best to have the people you work with. For you to become the best you could give, here are at least 5 tips in using team building tools. Orientation and Seminar It is advisable that before any activity to be given, team building tools must ...more

News : Meta's Latest Mixed Reality Headset Sets a High Bar

Microsoft enjoyed a few months in the spotlight after releasing the developer version of the very first mixed reality (MR) headset, but now we're starting to see the competition jump in. The Meta 2 is finally out to the world, with the first wave of preorder shipments imminen ...more

How To : DIY Stick Welder from Old Microwave Parts

Lurking inside your old junk microwave is an abundance of useful parts that can let you melt metal, spot weld, and make electrifying Jacob's ladders. You can even make a powerful AC arc welder, perfect for making hard-to-solve puzzles and even makeshift weapons for the zombie ...more

How To : Turn Your Gag Reflex Off with Pressure Points

The gag reflex: it can interfere while in the dentist's chair, upon seeing another person throw up, or even just getting a whiff of a disgusting, stomach-twisting scent. Every time this reflex kicks in, it stops us immediately, inducing a choking, gagging, coughing fit. To ge ...more

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