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How To : Do the Land O'Lakes Indian Butter (Boob) Trick

The artwork for Minnesota's Land O' Lakes butter packaging is classic, dating back to 1928 when it was first created by Brown & Bigelow illustrator Arthur C. Hanson. The logo was updated ("modernized") once in 1939, again in the '50s, and has undergone minor modifications here ...more

How To : 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but there are actually secret codes that you can enter into the dialer to find out information about your device, help troubleshoot ...more

How To : Make a Cheap iPod Projector and Screen

This article will teach you how to make an iPod video projector for about $6 (depending on what materials you have) that works pretty well. First off, you need to gather your materials. I had everything except the magnifying glass, which I bought for $3. Materials Cardboard ...more

How To : Make a Smartphone Projector for Less Than $5

There's nothing better than gathering up all the cushions, pillows, and blankets in your home and having a good ol' fashion movie night. But if you're still rocking the old 19-inch TV your parents gave you in college, you may want to upgrade to something bigger. If you've got ...more

How To : Say the names of school things in French

Watch to learn how to say the names of things that have to do with school, like books, paper airplanes, and soccer balls, in French. un abecedaire - alphabet book un avion en papier - paper airplane un ballon de foot - soccer ball une boite a compare - pencil box un cahier - w ...more

Gmail 101 : How to Clear Search History on Android or iOS

The Gmail app on both Android and iOS has a powerful search engine that helps you find any email with a few keywords. Even more impressive is Gmail's ability to remember previous search queries for future reference. However, this list of past searches can become extensively lo ...more

How To : Google Will Replace Your Damaged Nexus 5 for Free

If you purchased your Nexus 5 from Google Play in the United States, we've got great news for you. In an unprecedented move, Google has started offering customers the chance to exchange their broken or water-damaged Nexus 5 for a new or refurbished unit—free of charge. Not ma ...more

How To : Lurk on Instagram Without Getting Caught

It might be difficult to admit, but a lot of us are probably guilty of lurking on Instagram profiles, whether it be an ex you've been keeping tabs on or someone cute you literally just met. Swiping through the various pictures, the last thing you'd want to do is accidentally ...more

How To : Detect bed bugs with tape

Rick Steinow shows how to detect bedbugs using tape. Rick shows that obvious signs would be fecal matter and blood stains. If you're still unable to detect bed bugs, you can purchase a roll of double-sided carpet tape. You're also going to need a roll of painters tape. Apply a ...more

How To : Remove objects from photos using paint.net

In this video from solvingtime we learn how to remove objects from photos using Paint. To get this program go to to install it. He uses the clone stamp tool to remove things. First he zooms in on the object he wants to remove using the magnifying glass. ...more

News : Nova Launcher Receives Updated Google Now Page

One of the better additions in the stock Android launcher is the Google Now page. Residing to the left of the home screen, this page presents a host of information based on the user's interests, which Google bases on analyzed data. Recently, the Google Now page design received ...more

How To : Make a DIY Photo Projector with a Shoebox & Smartphone

Want to show off vacation photos on the big screen or project goofy videos on the wall? Using a shoebox, magnifying glass, and a smartphone, you can make your own photo or video projector for super cheap. Read below for instructions. Click on image to enlarge.

How To : "Find & Replace" Text Directly in Your Web Browser

I'm sure you've been there—halfway through typing something out, you realize that one word you've been using more than any other has been misspelled. Perhaps it's a single word, acronym, or line of code that you find yourself typing quite often at work, but this one requires c ...more

How To : Start a Fire with Your Water Bottle

If you're ever lost in a survival situation, here's a little trick you're going to be so glad to know. Normally, we'd think of using water to put OUT a fire, but in this video I show you how I use water to START THEM. If you like survival and fire-making techniques, this vide ...more

How To : Make a Fire with a Magnifying Glass

Here is a video that shows 90 seconds that could save your life. How to actually MAKE A FIRE with a lens, rather than just burning a hole in a leaf. (Or frying ants, which seems to be the other thing that kids like to do with magnifying glasses.) By forming your target materi ...more

News : This Year in Marijuana News

As a close to this year's marijuana law reform debate (Prop 19 flopped last night), Boston.com's The Big Picture examines "photos from the past year of marijuana in the news, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, and some of the legal entanglements involved." Some str ...more

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