If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more
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In this video, I'm going to show you how to make an effective DIY pop filter using nothing but a few sheets of paper and a tissue. This will give you an excellent quality recording with your microphone. In fact, the no-cost pop filter I'm about to show you how to make is the s ...more
After a decent amount of downtime, one of the best indie game sites on the internet has finally relaunched! PixelProspector is a one-man gaming blog and YouTube channel devoted to the weird and beautiful world of indie games. In the first half of 2010, it received a huge boost ...more
Ever since high school, I've been preparing my own taxes. Each year it gets more and more complicated, which results in me filing later and later, avoiding it until I have the time or just can't wait any longer. I even resorted to using TurboTax online to help do some of the g ...more
Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to build a f ...more
From Pixel Prospector. Most of them are platformers/puzzle games. They explain why. Hey JD weren't you making a game? How's that coming along? Via MetaFilter.
Summer cookouts and barbecues come with a lot of delicious foods, but to me, there's nothing better than dishes heaped with avocados. From guacamole to simply eating an avocado right out of its skin, I devour this fruit constantly—but it's one that can be tricky to find perfec ...more
Rooting your Nexus 7 tablet is now easier than ever. Previous rooting methods required connecting your tablet to a computer and using any one of a number of programs and/or ADB commands. Now, it's as easy as downloading an app on your phone and tapping one button. Who can we ...more
It's a basic law of cooking: whenever you're really craving something, you don't have it. All you want is a glass of wine? Chances are you finished the bottle while braising meat last night. Want nothing more than a sandwich right now? Yep, you finished the bread with breakfas ...more
Homemade ice cream is so good and you can make it with just a few ingredients and no special equipment. Most cookbooks and magazine recipes expect you to have an ice cream maker at home, but you can imitate the churning effect of an ice cream maker by shaking or tossing around ...more
I'm constantly searching for a homemade pizza dough that tastes good but isn't too challenging to execute. In other words, a recipe that doesn't require any arcane "dough whispering" skills. However, my hunt may be coming to an end thanks to one celebrity chef's concept. Maki ...more
If you still have no idea what to wear for Halloween, but don't want to spend a lot of money or time putting together a costume that doesn't completely suck, welcome to the club. Last year, I shared a roundup on truly last-minute Halloween costumes for the cheap and lazy, and ...more
One of the best things about the Nexus line of devices is the ease with which one can achieve root. Plug your phone into your PC, download a couple files, type a few commands, and you can be rooted within 30 minutes. No muss, no fuss, no carrier-locked bootloaders. But it too ...more
I'm an impulsive baker, which means that the instructions to "bring ingredients to room temperature" make me want to kick myself for not thinking ahead. Sure, some ingredients like milk or water you can heat up, but that means messing up an extra pot or pan. If you've planned ...more
Though named "Walker," this robot doesn't really ambulate so much as shimmy. Which, to tell the truth, is fine by us. Lots of gross things walk. Only cute things dance. Bot builder Randy Sarafan explains his motivation: My goal with Walker Bot was to make a 4-legged walking ...more
This hair styling video will show you how you can create a sexy bed head look with your hair. This messy updo hairstyle look is great for looking like you didn't put any effort into your look.
Video shows how to create a classic hairstyle in 2 minutes. Learn how you can put your hair up in a classic bun with the easy to follow steps within this video.
Amazon released the Kindle Fire HDX back in late-2013, and if you picked one up or received one as a gift, you've probably had a good amount of time to get to know your tablet. What you may not know is that, lying underneath Amazon's OS, is the AOSP code-base, i.e., Android O ...more
Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets ...more
There are hundreds of delicious ways to enjoy caramel, from chocolate confections to sticky caramel apples and carnival bags of caramel corn. Caramel might be the special sauce that makes every dessert taste better, but it's also surprisingly simple to make. In about 7 minute ...more
If you've been around computers long enough, you've probably heard the phrase "have you tried turning it off and on again?" This trick usually works because it forces your computer to empty out the contents of its RAM and disk caches when you restart. When you run programs an ...more
Don't have enough time to workout? Then watch this how to video to learn how to use weights to do a 5 minute workout. These five exercises will help tone biceps and triceps.
Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube. Part 1: Intro -- The Relative Cross Part 2: F2L (First Two Laye ...more
Halloween is coming up pretty damn soon. As a person that has a life, I don't really have time to go all out and dress up as a Rubik's Cube or an iPhone. Also, a lot of people (like me) don't like to spend an abundant amount of money on a Halloween costume that they'll only we ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to whiten teeth in one minute using household items. You will need: a lemon, baking powder, and a cup to do this. First, pour baking powder into a cup and then squeeze the juice of a lemon into the cup. After this, mix the two together until you ...more
Short hair makes care and upkeep easy - a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner and you're ready to go - but also limits your styling options. Increase the vocabulary in your short hairstyle lexion by watching this video. You'll treat your short locks to a twisted bohemian hairstyle ...more
Wondering where your bong went? Maybe you lost it somewhere in your magical mystery tour of a bedroom? Anyhow, no sweat. Learn how to make your own homemade blog with materials readily available, two minutes of your time, and help from this video!
This video is about how to get rid of pimples. It's a nightmare to wake up and discover a big, red pimple right on your face. Here are some tips to help you out. 1. Do not touch, or try to squeeze or pop the pimple. This can cause pain, redness, swelling, and even infection. I ...more
Halloween is one of those things that always seems to sneak up on you before you're prepared, so if you don't have tons of free time to make your own kickass costume, you might have to throw together something a little more last minute. If you're really in a bind, it doesn't ...more
Is your HP printer's black ink cartridge spent? Ready to throw it out? Not so fast: This video tutorial provides a short number of simple-to-follow steps for refilling your HP ink cartridge yourself in less than 5 minutes. Save money and reduce waste with this inky how-to.
It can be pretty tough to fall asleep when your brain is thinking nonstop or anxiety has gotten the best of you, and it seems to only get harder when you're lying in bed listening to yourself breathe. Yet paying attention to that breathing may be exactly what you need in order ...more
With only a few days left until Halloween, your options might be rather limited if you still don't have a costume. You may have laughed while some people spent the entire month of October painstakingly crafting their ridiculously detailed costumes, but now that the big day is ...more
In this video, we learn how to do tiger face paint in two minutes. This is a simple tiger, so it will be perfect for family outings or something you need done quickly. First, use a sponge and orange paint to paint the middle of the face orange. After this, use a sponge with wh ...more
Do you ever crave that old cinema classic, caramel popcorn, at home? Well, with this video, you can learn how to make the yummy treat in less than 5 minutes! Throw some nuts in there and you have your very own homemade version of Cracker Jack! Enjoy, and don't forget the napki ...more
Baking a cake is usually too much of a nuisance if you just want to eat some cake, but it need not be. Watch this video to learn how you can make an easy personal sized chocolate cake in the microwave in 5 minutes.
Are you one of those people that waits until the last minute to come up with a costume for Halloween? Unless you're a makeup artist, have a ton of money, or are ultra-crafty, coming up with a good Halloween costume is always a low-priority task. That is, until it's Halloween a ...more
Do you need a quick but nice hairdo for a wedding or prom? Here's a handy how-to video which will show you how to make a professional looking French Twist in 6 minutes.
It's already Halloween and the night is fast approaching. You swore to yourself last year that you wouldn't wait until the last minute again for a Halloween costume, yet here you are on Samhain without a costume… again. All of the costume shops are sure to be crammed with last ...more
You shouldn't have to labor for hours on end to achieve great hair. And if you have to wake up early for school or work it's even more important that you don't lose your precious ZZZs just to make sure that French braid is perfectly plaited and pinned up. Thankfully, there ar ...more
Did you sleep all semester in your Calculus class? Are you just waking up now to realize you have a test on Monday and that you're totally screwed? Well, luckily you can learn an entire semester worth of Calculus in just twenty minutes... or at leasts that's the hope. Part 1 o ...more
A lukewarm can of soda placed in a refrigerator can take about 45 minutes to chill. On the other hand, a lukewarm can of soda placed in a bowl of ice, water, and table salt can take less than 5 minutes. Don't have ice lying around? Wrap your can or bottle in a wet paper towel ...more
There are so many things in life I wish I could've canceled without any repercussions, and I'm mostly talking about text messages. But nothing is more annoying than cancellation fees. Booking a hotel in advance is usually a good way to save some money and make sure all things ...more
Everything you thought you knew about cooking pasta is wrong. When I took cooking classes in Italy, they taught me to bring a large volume of salted water to a rolling boil, add a drop of olive oil so that the noodles wouldn't stick together, and wait several minutes until it ...more
Holographic technology has made a push towards becoming a reality for everyday consumers, most recently with the introduction of the Microsoft's HoloLens, which combines real-world and virtual elements in one awesome device. While it may be a while until that this technology ...more
Now that we've got all of our software installed, we're going to proceed with the next step in our HoloLens Dev 101 series—starting a fresh project and building it into a Holographic application. Then we will output the application to the HoloLens Emulator so we can see it in ...more
Icebox cakes are some of the most satisfying, easy desserts to put together. This version made out of ice cream sandwiches takes the cake, literally, because the layers are almost pre-made for you. Simple and pretty when cut and served, it will be love at your first creamy bit ...more
Meringues are a French and Swiss dessert made of whipped egg whites and sugar, and they are light, sweet, and crispy confections. To make traditional meringues, you beat egg whites into soft foamy peaks, and then keep whipping as you gradually add sugar until the peaks become ...more
Have a need for drama? Sick of doing kitchen prep and having no one appreciate just how much work you're doing? Then take a tip from a few seriously lazy cooks and peel a few pounds of potatoes in less than sixty seconds using a power hose, a bucket, a drill, and a cheap toile ...more
Here is how to cool any desired drink to a nice and cold temperature in just one minute. Whatever the reason why you need a cool drink fast, whether it's because you don't have a fridge or freezer on hand, or that you just want to make your drink cold fast, this method is awes ...more
This how to video shows you how to make a pipe in under three minutes. First, you will need a large nut, a piece of window screen, a mechanical pencil or pen, and electrical tape. First, cut the screen into a square shape and fit it on top of the nut. Next, attach the empty pe ...more
If somebody really wants to gain access to your iPhone, they'll get in. Phone thieves (and mischievous friends) can easily figure out your passcode just from looking over your shoulder or tracing over the oily smudges on the screen. And if you're using popular passcodes, birt ...more
Chinese tech company OPPO has been on the cutting edge of smartphone battery charging since it released its VOOC Flash Charge in 2014. Using VOOC, you can charge your battery from 0-75% in 30 minutes. VOOC Flash Charge can give a dead battery a 75% charge in 30 minutes.. That ...more
Selfies have been around for quite a while, but with the popularity of social media (in particular Instagram) they've become ubiquitous in our culture. There's even mobile apps dedicated solely to selfies. If that and your news feed isn't proof enough, just check with the Oxfo ...more
Unlike your more artistically-minded friends who've been working on their homemade, hand-stitched, conceptually-brilliant Halloween costumes since May, you need to put together a last-minute costume in a matter of hours. What can you possibly do if you're cheap, kind of lazy, ...more
Every year I wait until the last minute to wrap Christmas presents. I always tell myself I'm going to get it done ahead of time, but it never happens. And the worst thing that can happen when you put it off is running out of Scotch tape. If you find yourself in this predicame ...more
Pickles are one of those rare foods that most people love, but never even think of making. Most home cooks shy away from making pickles because they take time and patience, and because the grocery store option is both cheap and delicious. I'm very much one of those people who ...more
In America, football has become religion. And that religion has blossomed into an unstoppable juggernaut, which has rocked the very foundations of both television and business. In an era where fragmentation has savaged traditional network television, the NFL's Nielsen ratings ...more
Looking to get your hair off your neck and up into a cute hair style? This do it yourself hair tutorial shows just how easy it is to put some, or all, of your hair into a stylish bun! This simple hair style is great for both long hair and medium length hair and is a perfect wa ...more
Dale Warner shows us how to get rid of PMS cramps in about 10 minutes. It's an easy, natural, effective and free approach. When it's that time of month, the bloating and cramping can be serious. This solution only takes about 10 minutes to practice. He uses a Jin Shin Jyutsu ...more
Just got back from the store with the beer for the party and it starts in two hours? Then learn how to chill a beer quickly in a crunch with minimal equipment. Kelly from HackCollege shows you 3 different methods of getting your beer ice cold in this how-to video.