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How To : Get the Classic Volume Controls Back in Windows 10

Windows 10 definitely has a sleek and modern look to it, but some of these visual changes have been made at the expense of functionality. For instance, the slider that appears when you click the volume icon in your notification tray now sports a completely minimalist look that ...more

How To : Control Your Apple TV with Just Your iPhone

So, you've lost your Apple TV remote. Maybe it's busted. What are you supposed to do now? You could go out and buy a new one, but they're expensive if you have a newer Apple TV with a Siri Remote, and wouldn't you rather spend that money on a movie? You might be without a work ...more

How To : Program an RCA universal remote control

If you want to program an RCA universal remote control, you can follow this professional's advice. Make sure the batteries are in place, and turn on the device you want to control. On the top row of the remote control, there are buttons labeled with the names of different devi ...more

How To : Control white balance on your Nikon D80 D-SLR camera

Want perfect color from your Nikon digital SLR? Then get familiar with setting something called the 'white balance' for better pictures. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to control the white balance on your Nikon D80, and your pictures will immediately improve.

How To : Program a universal remote control

In this instruction videos for operating your home theater, learn how to program and use a universal remote control. A universal remote is a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once: the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite dish ...more

How To : Identify control arm bushing failure in a BMW E46

If you own a BMW E46, you may have run into a problem with the control arm bushing. This is a frequent problem when dealing with this car, but it can easily be identified. What happens when a control arm bushing fails, is that the actual wheel moves two inches back. This can b ...more

How To : Control your computer with a webcam & Wii remote

This is a Tinkernut video cast. This video shows you how to control your computer (mainly games and miscellaneous programs such as Google Earth) using your webcam. Use a wii remote to send IR commands to your computer. You will need the software found here: http://www.camspa ...more

How To : Use a Samsung Galaxy Device as a TV Remote Control

This video will show you how to use a Samsung Galaxy device as a TV remote control by using an application called WatchOn. First download WatchOn from the playstore then Samsung WatchOn will use the IR blasters of your Galaxy phone to convert it into a remote control. WatchOn ...more

News : The Good and the Ugly of Console Controller Add-Ons

Video game controllers are our windows into the soul of the machine, our sole means of interacting with them. More often than not, consumers seem displeased by their controllers; it's comforting to blame sticky, poorly laid out buttons for messing up your game than your own la ...more

How To : A Hacker's Guide to Programming Microcontrollers

While hackers know and love the Raspberry Pi, many don't know of its cheaper cousin, the microcontroller. Unlike a Pi, which can be used more or less like a regular computer, microcontrollers like the Wi-Fi connected ESP8266 require some necessary programming skill to master. ...more

HowTo : Remote Control Anything

PopSci breaks down how basic functions of R/C work. Once you've mastered it, the sky is the limit. You can remote control anything. Well, almost anything. "The basic R/C setup consists of a transmitter, a receiver, and several actuators on the receiving end—either servos (ele ...more

How To : Controll your computer from your iPhone/iPod Touch

I explain how to view and control your computer from your iPhone/iPod Touch. This works over Edge and Wifi connection, but obviously the better your connection the faster it will go. If you are having problems connecting try going to control panel then security center then tur ...more

How To : Program a Traxxas R/C electronic speed control

If you're fond of remote-controlled vehicles, you might appreciate this video tutorial on how to program a Traxxas electronic speed control. The Traxxas R/C ESC models you will learn to program are the XL-5, XL-10, EVX-2 and VXL-3S. They all have a single push button to turn o ...more

How To : Use external Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D

Bruce Dorn from Canon breaks down the exposure and Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D Mark II. His explanations are especially helpful as he gives certain shooting scenarios in which tweaking these settings will improve your overall image quality. Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn ...more

How To : Start a nitro engine on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how to properly start a nitro engine. The engine needs to be primed and then started, but be careful not to flood the engine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to start a nitro engine on an RC car.

How To : Install cruise control in a Toyota pickup

This automotive installation tutorial shows you how to install cruise control in a Toyota pickup. For many vehicles cruise control is something that's just there, but if you don't have it in your pickup and want to install cruise control check out this tutorial. Tools you'll p ...more

How To : Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more

How To : Build a remote controlled beer keg

Learn how to build a remote controlled beer keg. Not only can you deliver beer to friends, but you can control the drinker's access to it. It's sort of like a remote control bartender! We update the classic beer keg with motorized wheels and a remote control tap to build the ...more

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