Tired of squinting over your laptop? There are several ways to turn a big-screen TV into your new computer monitor and enjoy video games, web content, and photos like never before. Step 1: Connect with S-Video First, connect a video cable. For PC users, an easy option is an S ...more
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With a rather brief and obscure introduction, Brad teaches us how to hook up our computers and our laptops with a television. He starts us off by saying how this can help alleviate boredom when working out on a stationary bike. With a close up of the outlets in the back of the ...more
If you want to use your sweet new 40" TV as your monitor instead of your laptop, here's how to do it. This quick how-to video walks you through the steps to have you up and running and checking email BIG time in no time.
Have a laptop and a TV? Want to use your laptop on the bigger screen? Well, here's how. This video offers the viewers a detailed step by step explanation on how to connect their laptop to their TV and to use their TV as their new laptop screen. More specifically, this video of ...more
It's easier than ever to get display content on your laptop to show up on your TV screen. If you're willing to pay, you can set up a wireless connection. But you can achieve the same effect with a much less expensive HDMI cable. Then adjust the resolution in Control Panel!
In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to connect a laptop or PC to your TV with an RGB cable. Take your RGB cable and plug it in to the back of the TV as shown in the video. You can also do this with the HDMI cable. Now take other end of the RGB cable and plug ...more
Have you ever wanted to play on your computer on your Plasma TV? If so, this is the video for you. This tutorial teaches you how to use the Plasma TV as your computer screen. With its simple instructions and detailed explanations, you will learn how to turn your Plasma TV into ...more
Your 3 1/2" iPhone screen can only give you so much satisfaction, so why not hook it up to your TV? This brief tutorial shows how to connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to a TV for watching videos on a larger screen.
Enjoy your favorite Web videos on the big screen. Tom Merritt from CNET shows you how to hook up your laptop to your TV.
When you wear a holographic computer on your face, you gain some things and lose others. That's certainly the case when using Skype in Microsoft's HoloLens. Some video chats will work better because your caller can see what you see, rather than your face—but others just feel w ...more
Are you sick of spending a ton of money on not so great cleaning supplies? Well, if cleaning the screens around your home are the problem, check out this tutorial. In this video you will learn how to make a super effective cleaning solution for your TV, PC, laptop, iPod screen ...more
If you're looking to hook up your iPhone 4 to a TV, this video will let you know how it's done. Turn that 3.5 inch screen into a 40" monster with this helpful how-to. This video shows you how to connect your iPhone to an external display. The games played in this video were R ...more
If you want to import data or recover files from your AppleTV back to iTunes on your computer, this shows you how. First you are shown how to gently take apart your Apple TV to access the hard drive, then hook it up to a Macintosh, and you can access your files and data struct ...more
A video for those of you just getting started. We talk about line and phono inputs, headphones, faders, crossfaders, RCA plugs, hooking up a laptop to play a program like Windows Media Player, stereo mini plugs, main outs, etc. Hook up your mixing board and turntables to your ...more
This Windows tutorial demonstrates how to connect a laptop with an Intel graphics card to a TV using the VGA port output in the laptop and a VGA cable. After connecting the VGA cable to the laptop the setting should be changed to display the desktop on the second screen and s ...more
This video demonstrates how to connect your laptop to the internet from a WiFi spot. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to connect your laptop ...more
If you look around your home, there are numerous areas that can be worked on to help you save money and energy. From your tv, to your laptop, to even your sink, it's all around you. You can even find it in your basement. Those water pipes that are exposed underground, are perf ...more
Say GoodBye To Those annoying tiny dots on your LCD TV, display, computer screen or laptop display. It is all possible, in a single click. Go To jscreenfix.com for the download. This software is supposed to fix your screen's imperfections.
First buy a cheap rc buggy, then a cheap wireless camera and receiver off ebay. Then buy a usb TV box and plug it into your laptop. Connect receiver to tv box. Tape camera to car. Switch everything on and drive! My other camera has packed up and I can't see anything through th ...more
If you don't have an active WiFi connection, or have one that you are not able to use on your Xbox, check out this tutorial. In this video, learn how to hook your Xbox Live account up to your laptop and share Internet. This works for almost all Windows based laptops or PCs and ...more
Hook up your TiVo, Xbox and other television-based electronics to a single HDMI port. All you need is a switcher, which you can buy easily for around fourteen dollars. Then hook it up, and have multiple input devices attached to your TV!
Behavioral ad targeting companies are diving deeper into the realms of your subconscious with a new approach to serving adverts to you online—and they're using your television. Many web surfers peruse the internet at home while they're watching television. You might even be d ...more
Oh, LifeHacker, we love you. You've brought us so many handy HowTo's: Hack Wireless Internet, Bypass Blocked Websites, Convert a Laptop Into a Projector, Watch TV & Movies on the Web For Free, 10 Must-Know Google Privacy Settings, and more. And now, another great one: LifeHac ...more
Jeremy at GamerTell shows us how to connect our X-Box 360 to the internet VIA Windows Vista and a Laptop Computer that is already connected to a wireless network. First we have to connect your laptop to your X-Box 360 using an Ethernet cable. Now we will turn on the Xbox 360. ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to turn your laptop PC into a WiFi hotspot. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started turning your own laptop into a wireless hotspot (or hot spot), watch this handy home- ...more
The last week has been a trying one for me. On Sunday, there were four computers in my office, three of which were broken. The fourth was not really a computer, but more of a collection of parts that were cobbled together for the purpose of constructing a PC that would sneer d ...more
Take apart a Xbox 360 hard drive to get it ready to hook up to the computer. You can get the software and more info on how to mod a laptop hard drive to work in your Xbox 360 at http://forums.xbox-scene.com
Want to share your Windows Mobile phone's high-speed data connection with your laptop over Bluetooth? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just over a minut ...more
Looking for a guide on how to update your laptop's internal 2.5" HDD? Look no further. This home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV will teach you everything you'll need to know to swap out your notebook computer's existing hard disk drive. For more information, includ ...more
Congratulations! You're the proud new owner of an Xbox 360. But before you can play, you need to hook it up. You Will Need * An Xbox 360 console * A component HD AV Cable * An HD TV * 2 AA batteries * A wireless controller * A power supply * A power cord * A non-HD TV (option ...more
Are you still watching television with an analog signal? If so, your TV may no longer work after February 17th, 2009. There is one easy fix to this problem though. There are many different kinds of convertor boxes out there, and the government is offering forty dollar coupons ...more
In its heyday the Atari gaming console was the Playstation of the 80s. Sure, you could download some wannabe emulator, but why not go a step further and purchase an actual Atari. They're still floating around and just think how cool it'll be to play pong in hi-definition. Cla ...more
First you need a CRT TV, one Laptop, Headphone jack, Male and Female RCA jack, and output and input male female jack. And than one is audio cable and another one is video cable, and than connect it to your TV video out and audio out, and another one are connect to Laptops vide ...more
This video shows you how to easily use an S-Video cable to view you computer screen on a TV set. The first thing you have to do is buy an S-Video cable. Plug the 2 sides of the cable in TV and in PC or laptop. Turn your television to either AV1 or AV2. At this point, the compu ...more
Tom Merritt of CNET TV demonstrates how to use your laptop as a desktop, with the easy installation of a docking station and a lock.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are becoming almost synonymous these days, but there are still plenty of awesome deals that you can only get starting on the Monday after Thanksgiving. Amazon, for instance, will be hosting a week-long Cyber Monday sale, and of course, most big-bo ...more
Often someone who is bone-tired will lay down in bed and flip on the TV or his laptop thinking that it would be nice to relax for a few minutes before going to sleep. And often, he'll end up catching a second wind and stay awake another hour or two watching some old movie or ...more
These days, it's easy to cut the cord. Thanks to a new crop of streaming TV apps, you can get the same service offered by a traditional cable subscription at a fraction of the price. After some extensive testing, we believe we've found the absolute best apps for cord cutting. ...more
If you wake up in the middle of the night, avoid reaching for your laptop to check emails, or your TV remote to catch a few late-night shows. Instead, keep the light in your bedroom dim and do something relaxing like de-stressing breathing exercises, meditation, light yoga, or ...more
How can something get more free than free? Well, in the case of Twitter, Virgin Mobile found a way with its newest promotion. If you have a 4G plan with Virgin Mobile, you can now access Twitter from your smartphone without it counting towards your monthly data allowance. Don ...more
Streaming movies and TV shows on phones is more popular today than ever, but what about when you're on a plane, have a limited data plan, or will be in a no-service area? You'll want to download your movies and TV shows instead. While Netflix is excellent, you can't rent or do ...more
While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline and enhance your experience beyond Apple's own default options — and we've hand-picked over 100 essentials. No matter if you've ...more
When the Chromecast first came out about a year ago, developers were quick to find a way to root the streaming device. Google was almost as fast, however, in updating the Chromecast's firmware to close the loophole that this method used. Recently, the developers at Team Eurek ...more
This video will show you how to connect and hook up a Comcast Xfinity cable box to your HDTV using a HDMI wire. Video: .
Over the course of the past century or so, media consumption has gone from a few readers enjoying their local print publication to billions of users viewing countless hours of video across the globe each day. This was a gradual evolution at first, but recent advancements in mo ...more
This year, like every year before it, Black Friday sales are starting earlier than ever. A lot of stores will be opening their doors as early as 5pm on Thanksgiving to get a head start on the madness (and it really is madness). As we've discussed in the past, one of the keys t ...more
We've had the pleasure of test driving the ASUS Transformer Book T100T for the last couple of weeks, and for a $400 Windows 8 machine, it's impressive to say the least. Now don't get me wrong, a Surface Pro this is not. But unless you plan on heavily gaming or doing other pro ...more
Contrary to popular belief, augmented reality apps have been available for a while now. I remember using the Layar app (still available for iOS and Android) to explore nearby businesses and landmarks with varying success via an early-generation Android handset. It would be ha ...more
Tinkernut demonstrates how to hook up your exercise bike to Google Maps. Using a stationary bike can be good for your health but it can also be boring. You can spice up your exercise regiment by using Google Maps. You will need a USB keypad with arrow keys, a magnetic contact ...more
Mirror Mode is a feature provided with the Motorola Droid Bionic that allows you to connect the Android smartphone to an HD TV or computer monitor via an optional HDMI cable. Then, you can watch HD videos and look at pictures you've taken with your Bionic on your TV or compute ...more
Have an LCD flat screen monitor, but don't have DVI output on your laptop or desktop computer? That's no problem, because nowadays most LCD flat panel monitors come equipped with both DVI and VGA inputs. If not, you simply need to purchase a VGA to DVI adapter, which are prett ...more
Looking a way to share a wired Internet connection? With an Apple computer, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just under a minute's time. For the specifi ...more
Most people have tons of gadgets laying around the house these days, and they all need to be charged. Let the Wood Whisperer take you through the process of building a gadget station for all your favorite electronics. From laptops to cell phones, this gadget station will hold ...more
It isn't a new gadget, but the EyeClops Mini Projector still makes a great stocking stuffer for Christmas Day. It's great for kids to play with, but for techies— it's sure to be something fun to hack and mod this holiday season. The EyeClops Mini Projector looks more like Wal ...more
The Google Chromebook may be simple, but it is not limited. Watch this video to see how the Chromebook works as a kind of rudimentary Google TV when hooked up to a large monitor. This easy mod will let you enjoy your Cr-48 Chromebook in a whole new way.
Computer broken? Laptop stolen? Have no way to get your iPod hooked up to iTunes? It's possible to sync your Apple iPod to more than one computer and this video shows you how! Learn how to sync your Apple iPod on more than one computer by following the steps in this video.
Sony's new Internet TV combines the power of Google TV and television into a neat and accessible package. And setting up your new Google TV is a cinch. This video walks you through the quick setup process for getting your Google TV system going. The player in this video is mod ...more
In this video, we learn how to hook up an HDMI cable to a PS3. First, you will need an HDMI cable and a PS3 console. Take the HDMI cable and plug it into the HDMI hole in the back of the PS3 console. Once this is connected, take the other end and plug it into the HD TV that yo ...more
This video will show you how to connect to XBox Live through a laptop or PC’s Wi-Fi. Connect your XBox Ethernet cable and the other end of the cable you connect it to the Ethernet port of your laptop. On Vista and XP, open control panel and go to Network Connections. Right cli ...more
Learn how to make a primitive fishing hook / fishing gouge from completely natural materials in a wilderness survival situation. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, ...more