In this video, we learn how to make the world's loudest alarm clock. If your alarm clock does not wake you up, this is for you! First, you will need to take apart your alarm clock and find the wires that are connected to the tiny speaker that is inside of it. After this, grab ...more
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You will never be late to school again once you begin using this small yet super powerful water alarm clock. Rather than just ringing like most alarm clocks do, this little baby will not turn off until all its buttons are pressed, a process which requires diving your head unde ...more
Silly and gratuitous DIY comes to mind. But let's not overthink this Howcast video. Wakey wakey to a mouthful of water sounds effective. Few can sleep through the soak. And it does not hurt to have an attractive gal (in a virginal white lab coat) splicing the wires of this ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to make an RSS feed as an alarm clock. To do this, you can use the Microsoft speech program. Open the alarm batch file. Modify the Perl script so that it downloads the RSS feed from the Digg website. It will strip all the tags and html ...more
Having a little trouble waking up in the morning? There’s nothing like a good soaking to get you going.
The basic clock app on Android devices is functional and has a few nice features. One of these is a "World Clock" view, which lets you see the current time in different cities across the world, and shows the time in your location at the top. But of course, the local time in y ...more
Many of you who tried to wake up to your iPhone's alarm clock this morning didn't. Reports say that after the stroke of midnight last night, the alarm clock application on all iOS 4 devices simply didn't work— unless you set a recurring alarm. Something like this happened to ...more
The first alarm clock in recorded history can be traced back to ancient Greek philosopher Plato, known for laying the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Plato was said to possess a very large water clock with an alarm signal similar to that of a water organ. Water ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use Alarm Clock Pro, an iTunes-enabled Alarm Clock problem on a Mac OS X computer. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions on how to download and use Alarm Clock Pro on your own Mac, take a look.
Via Jeff's Arduino Blog, the Princess and the Pea Alarm Clock: "No ordinary alarm clock: the Princess and the Pea Alarm Clock ('PPAC') leaves no room for snoozing, inflating a green 'pea' between the mattress and box spring, making it impossible to stay in bed. In the tin can ...more
An intermediate to advanced level tutorial on how to create an alarm clock program in Visual Basic (VB6). Part 1 of 2 - How to Program an alarm clock in Visual Basic. Part 2 of 2 - How to Program an alarm clock in Visual Basic.
Sure the Nintendo DS Lite can play games, but it makes a great travel alarm clock, too. Watch this Nintendo DS tutorial video to learn how to use your DS Lite as an alarm clock instead of just a game system.
I am not a morning person. This is a fact that has been proven with science. I need every bit of help to get me out of bed in the morning—multiple alarms, extremely loud tones, Pandora—I've tried everything. So when developer MythosXe released his Alarm Clock Plus module for ...more
With the invention of mobile phones, alarms clocks are nearly extinct. Who wants a bulky tabletop alarm when you can use your mobile device to wake you up? Well, even tablets can make sure you get your coffee on time, and in the Samsung Galaxy Tab, there's the Android Alarm Cl ...more
Tired of those bulky alarm clocks in your bedroom? Get rid of the darn thing and use your computer. There's an online alarm clock at onlineclock.net that saves space in your bedroom and keeps simplicity in mind, with simple red number digits and a black background. See how to ...more
The Sony Dash is a hot tablet, and like most tablets it can be used for all sorts of awesome purposes that full-sized computers are not suited for. Alarm clocks, for instance. This video will teach you how to set music and video to your alarm clock on the Sony Dash.
Want to set the alarm clock on a Motorola Droid phone? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're the proud owner of a Motorola Droid Google Android smartphone or are considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this hands-on guide. For more information, ...more
Your iPod can function as more than just an mp3 player, it also works as an alarm clock. Take a look at this tutorial and learn how to set an alarm on your iPod and wake up to your favorite playlist.
Since the invention of the mechanical clock, enclosure of the commons, and proletarianization of labor, the alarm clock has been the bane of our existence. While not actually evil, it does represent the constant and uncompromising glare of our owners shaking a patronizing fing ...more
This video tutorial from OfficialTechTerry presents how to use your computer as an alarm clock. Press Start menu button, then click Control Panel. From the left pane choose Change to classic view option. Double click Administrative Tools icon from the right pane. Now double ...more
We'll base the project around a digital clock radio and a light gun for gaming; huge selections of both of these are available inexpensively second-hand, with many beautiful and well-designed examples. To enable our FPSI (First Person Shooter Interface), we'll outfit the gun w ...more
Honestly, Android's stock alarm icon is completely useless. It doesn't relay any information other than the fact that, at some point in the future, you have an alarm coming up. Considering how pointless it is, I normally install GravityBox or other similar mods just to get rid ...more
Most alarms just make noise to wake you up, and it can be a bit jarring coming off of a deep sleep to suddenly being woken up by a blaring sound. On the flip side, if you're a heavy sleeper, this might not even be enough stimuli to snap you out of your 8-hour coma. While ther ...more
Waking up to my Night Owl iOS alarm has grown beyond old. I'd switch it up to one of the other ones, but I pretty much hate all of them. Thankfully, Pandora added an alarm clock feature to their application. Godspeed Pandora, Godspeed. Video: . Now I can wake up to a fresh new ...more
With all of the technology available today, which do you use to be your personal alarm clock? You can have a huge, bulky alarm clock, you can use your computer, and you can have one of those small, portable analog clock, but why use them if you have an iPhone? The iPhone has a ...more
This will show you how to hack an old two dollar alarm clock and transform it into a cool DVD clock! No, it doesn't play DVD's or CD's, but it still looks cool.
This HelpVids.com tutorial shows the basic options for setting an alarm on an iPhone. To begin, open the "clock" app. There are four sub-menus in the the "clock" app. Choose the "alarm" sub-menu. To create a new alarm, touch the "+" in the upper right corner of the screen. A n ...more
If you don't use the stock clock app, you've probably run into an issue when using Google Assistant on Android. By default, it'll only use the clock app that came with your device to set timers and alarms, effectively ignoring your third-party clock. But there's a way to fix t ...more
While hitting snooze won't help you much if you fall back asleep, it can help you wake up more gently. However, the default 9-minute snooze that the iPhone provides may be too long or too short for your preferences. If you tend to fall back asleep quickly, you might be better ...more
Every morning, my origami alarm clock wakes me up at the crack of dawn. What's that? You don't have an origami alarm clock? Well this video demonstration will show you how you can fold your own origami rooster, and soon enough you'll be waking at the crack of dawn, too.
My stock alarm clock does exactly what it's supposed to—it wakes me up. But for those really tough mornings when I just need to hit the snooze, getting my head out of the sheets is a no-go. This leads to trying to find my phone with an outstretched arm, which means knocked-ove ...more
If you own a jailbroken iPod Touch 1G or 2G and have ever wanted to know what it takes to setup your iPod's alarm clock to wake you up with music from your own music library, now you can. First you'll use WinSCP to get connect to your iPod Touch over SSH. Then you'll locate th ...more
There's nothing more jarring than the sound of your morning alarm. Even hearing it on others' phones, hours after your own abrupt wakeup, can cause you to flinch in fear. Though we depend on that shrill sound to get up each morning, it's actually better to wake up naturally—so ...more
Does the morning routine in your household include temper tantrums and a mad rush to get out of the house? Follow this plan to keep everyone on track. You Will Need * An alarm clock * Healthy breakfast foods * Patience Step 1 Make sure kids have enough time to wind down at th ...more
I listen to Pandora as I slowly drift off to sleep, so why not have the popular music app wake me up as well? Pandora only recently introduced the Alarm Clock feature on iOS, and now they've brought that same feature to Android—only it's better. Video: . Android users have mor ...more
If the number of apps designed to make getting out of bed easier tells us one thing, it's that people hate waking up. Whether it's because you're dreading going to work or school, or just stayed out a little too late the night before, it's almost never fun. The team behind th ...more
Whether or not you consider yourself a morning person, the consistent ability to wake up at an early hour is a personal habit worth developing. When you have the physical and mental discipline to get out of bed without hitting the snooze five times, you give yourself more pre ...more
If you're a steampunk enthusiast looking to give your bathroom an extra kick, this just might be the project for you. This stylish and functional "vintage" toothbrush timer knows when you've grabbed your toothbrush, and will visually count down two minutes before alerting you ...more
Learning how to lucid dream—that is, to be aware during your dreams that you are, indeed, dreaming—will allow you to live out fantasies, stop nightmares, and even road test some solutions to real life problems. You will need a dream journal and an alarm clock.
If you're just using your iPod Nano for music, you're missing out. Watch this iPod tutorial video to find out about the sleep timer, alarm clock, and more. You'll be a pro at using your iPod Nano's hidden tricks after watching this helpful how-to video.
These days, there are Android apps for every budget—forgive me if that sounds like a car commercial, but that's just the way things are in the age of the smartphone and tablet. You've got apps that require monthly subscriptions, paid apps that will run you a $30 one-time insta ...more
I regularly use my Nexus 7 to wake up in the mornings (well, sometimes afternoons), but it's pretty minimal in what it does. I shouldn't have to open multiple apps when I wake up to figure out my schedule for the day or what the weather is going to be like. Unfortunately, usi ...more
Trying to figure out which music streaming service to subscribe to can be a difficult task when the playing field is so crowded. Each has its benefits, as well as downsides, so finding the right one for your needs and wants can take a lot of overwhelming research. But we've do ...more
Climbing into bed and shutting your eyes each night is heavenly—but waking up the next morning isn't. We all hate dragging ourselves out of the comfort of sleep and into the groggy, exhausting work day. Yet starting your day doesn't have to be awful if you know how to hack you ...more
Snooze bar addiction is no joke. Learn how to wean yourself off this destructive, ugly habit. You Will Need: * Determination * A loud alarm clock * Self-discipline * A rascally clock (optional) * A coffeemaker with timer (optional) * Breakfast treats (optional) Get a rascal ...more
Every device has ringtones these days, even tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Maybe it's because you can actually make phone calls from this Android tablet, or maybe it's just because of the alarm clock. But either way, you're going to want to change them every now and then ...more
WirelessZone shows you how to use the Droid multimedia station. The dock station comes with the cord and the plug. When you load your phone into the dock it goes into multimedia mode. On the multimedia home screen you have the time, the date, the temp, and the ability to play ...more
For some of us, mornings are difficult. But if you can manage to start your morning right, you can trigger a chain reaction that leads to a more productive day. Fortunately, our phones have the tools to help us get off to a good start. Using a combination of different apps, w ...more
Want to live your life like most high-achieving, successful people? First things first—set your morning alarm clock to at least 5 a.m. and don't be tempted to hit the snooze button. Studies and interviews have shown that many high-functioning CEOs wake up between 4 a.m. and 5 ...more
WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more
You can stop being lazy by using these tips to motivate yourself to find an interest in life. You Will Need * A journal * An alarm clock * Organizational skills * Goals * Exercise * Friends * Hypnotherapy (optional) * New diet (optional) Step 1: Make a list Acknowledge the de ...more
The new iPhone 5 was just revealed yesterday, and it's 18 percent thinner and just 1/5 the weight of its 4S predecessor. It's also taller with a larger screen, which gives you a fifth row for apps now. As far as speed is concerned, it has a speedy A6 chip and can tap into wire ...more
Picture it: you wake up in the middle of the night and check your phone. Maybe you want to check the time (your phone is your alarm clock, after all) or see if that person ever replied to your message. You double-tap or lift to wake it, and the screen lights up. You flinch at ...more
Personally, I know life would be a lot easier if the people in it could just read my mind. Since that technology is currently unavailable, it's comforting to know that your air conditioner can be your personal telepathist with Sensibo. Sensibo works with any A/C unit that has ...more
You can do a lot with water guns. Have trouble waking up? Make a water gun alarm clock that (almost) no one could sleep through. Prefer real ammo? Turn your water gun into an airsoft BB gun. And if you don't have one, you can even make your own. One of the best things about w ...more
Most of us love Ikea because it is cheap, contemporary design-conscious, and the megastore's cafeteria serves 15 delicious Swedish meatballs for the low price of $4.99. Now there's an even better reason to love Ikea: why not treat their goods as raw materials, a good starting ...more
So you finally decided to make the switch from iOS to Android, huh? Well first off: welcome to the world of tomorrow. And secondly: good call, mate. In all seriousness, switching between mobile ecosystems can be quite the hassle. Even after you've grown accustomed to the new ...more
It’s easy to gain a little extra weight in college but there are ways to defy this weight gain trend. It won’t work without will power but you can limit your unhealthy food intake and sneak in some unconventional exercise routines. Every college student dreads those three lit ...more
While keeping your iPhone out of the bedroom might help to avoid unnecessary distractions before bedtime, it could be better served right by your side to help diagnose sleeping issues you may be experiencing each night. With the Apple Health app, and all of the apps and devic ...more
By now, everybody knows that overcharging a battery will reduce its overall life span. This is why many smartphone manufacturers recommend that you charge your device to 100%, then unplug it immediately. Some even go so far as to automatically stop charging when the device is ...more