So, you've got a brand new PlayStation 4, but unfortunately you've got "No Signal" now, too. You can't really game or watch movies on your new toy if you can't even bring up the PlayStation menu on your TV screen. However, there are a few ways to fix the no connection alert, ...more
There are many ways to recycle a satellite dish and this is one of them. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack an old satellite dish into a biquad WiFi antenna. For detailed, step-by-step instructions on building your own audio signal booster, take a look!
Having trouble getting a strong Wi-Fi signal on your Samsung Galaxy S3? Does the signal drop out on you when changing rooms? Frustrating, isn't it? GS3 SoftModder forum member Taral had the same problem, and asked about ways to increase the Wi-Fi range on his GS3. While there ...more
In this movie is going to teach you how to increase your wireless signal strength with a soda can. Cut the aluminum can in half to create a parabolic shape. Then fit the can around the WiFi antenna to help boost the signal's strength and direct it towards your wireless compute ...more
If you've recently joined the ever-growing ranks of the cable cutters, you're far from alone. More and more people (myself included) are getting fed up with service providers' outdated subscription models and absurd pricing—and canceling their service. And why not? There are ...more
Cell phone jammers, a DIY endeavor for the darker crowd. I'm pretty sure we've all considered having one at some point: whether the obnoxiously loud woman next to you is announcing private bedroom stories to a crowd on the subway, or your kids are grounded from using the phone ...more
RFID chips are everywhere. They're in passports, credit cards, and tons of items you've bought in the last 5 years or so. Big retailers like Walmart started using tracking products with RFID as early as 2004, and today, they're used in everything from mobile payments to hospit ...more
We've already done a tutorial explaining why buttons are superior to levers, but now I want to show you a way to make them even more useful than they already are. You can't get this sort of functionality with levers! A button only emits a one-second (or so) pulse of power. We ...more
Check out this video if you are interested in learning about improving your jailbroken iPhone's wireless signal reception. This video explains Wifi booster, an app available in Cydia, which removes Apple's barrier against weak wireless signals, giving you more range.
The cantenna has become something of a cult figure in the world of online signal enhancement. Making your own wireless-internet-boosting antenna out of a tin / aluminum can and a small wireless antenna can improve your internet life a lot, and this video will show you how to m ...more
Budget Hack's cheap Wifi range extender works off of the age old concept of adding tin foil to your TV's rabbit ears. The materials are cheap, and the project is relatively easy (if you're willing to pick up some soldering skills). You Will Need: Two milo tins or similar F- ...more
This tutorial gives you a basic overview of how to build a Parabolic WiFi Booster that will increase you router's range as well as narrow the signal path for added security.
Expert Mark Blocker shows you in this series of videos how to replace the turn signal switch in your car. Part 1 of 11 - How to Replace a turn signal switch. Replace a turn signal switch - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Replace a turn sign ...more
Cell phones companies are constantly claiming to have the best service in town; but more often than not your service will be patchy. Check out this tutorial for information on how to boost your phone's signal and get the best reception. You Will Need * A fully charged cell pho ...more
If you have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S phone and noticed that it drops in signal reception just like the iPhone 4, watch this video to find out the best way to hold your Samsung Galaxy S cellphone. This video is done by a Polish tester, and they have noted that this Andro ...more
There are plenty of ways to speed up your wireless network at home, some as simple as changing the placement of your router. While you can always buy equipment to boost your signal, there are plenty of cheap or free DIY solutions you can try as well. Danilo Larizza shares a n ...more
This tutorial illustrates how a wireless pinhole spy video camera can jam wireless internet or WiFi signals.
Have you ever broken the antenna off of your cell phone but did not want to buy another one? Here is a quick, cheap way to repair your antenna. This method also helps to improve bad reception on existing antennas.
Signal Private Messenger is famous for its end-to-end encryption, but you can't even use the messaging app without having a real phone number attached to it. Luckily, there is a way around this limitation, so you can use Signal even if you don't have a valid SIM card in your s ...more
This video will show you how-to boost the wifi signal running to your PS3. You know what a drag low or no signal can be, so check out the video and see what to do to make a booster and up your signal.
If you've ever found yourself wandering about a room, holding your phone up to the sky searching for a signal, this is just the trick for you. Edward from Redmond Pie found a great way to configure the readout with just a simple phone call, making your iPhone display its exact ...more
Watch this video from Tekzilla to boost the range of your cellphone, learn how to make your own stencils, put Pownce on the Desktop, and switch to HDMI for low cost. Video: .
This video shows you a variety of hacks and mods for your Xbox 360, AppleTV and how to boost your wifi. You're shown how to make an antenna booster for your router, stream content to your Apple TV and upgrade the hard drive.
In this tutorial, we learn how to increase your Wi-Fi signal with a coffee can. Materials you will need are : a knife, a coffee can, tape, USB Wi-Fi adapter, and marker. First, measure 1 inch from the bottom of the coffee can then trace your USB around that mark. Now, cut a ho ...more
The signal bars in your iPhone's status bar is a great visual indicator for knowing how good your cellular reception is, but they're not very accurate. Instead of showing the actual amount of signal you're receiving, they just give you a general range, and you'll have no idea ...more
In this tutorial, you'll find instructions for increasing the signal strength on most any USB wireless card using cardboard, scissors, a glue gun, thumbtacks, and a plastic cup. If that sounds like your kind of thing, take a look at this how-to.
How To : Save Battery Power by Pairing Wi-Fi Connections with Cell Tower Signals on Your Galaxy Note 3
Leaving your Wi-Fi radio "on" allows your smartphone to auto-connect to trusted wireless networks in lieu of using cellular data, but it also consumes battery power while it's constantly network hunting. If you forget to turn Wi-Fi off when you're on the go, expect a quick ba ...more
How To : This DIY Arduino Bicycle Safety System Includes Turn Signals, Brake Lights, Strobe, and More!
As dedicated bicyclists are well aware, riding can be very dangerous. Now that daylights savings time has ended in the United States, darkness appears quicker, and the night is especially dangerous for cyclists because of the low visibility that drivers have. Not only is darkn ...more
Do it yourself: extend your WIFI signal. This is a quick and easy way to get more range for pennies.
How many times do you misplace your phone? Once a day? Twice? As much as you may hate losing your phone, it always seems to happen, and finding it isn't very easy if you left it on silent mode. Before you start frantically flipping over you couch cushions, you might want to h ...more
In this video we will show you how to install a new set of headlights into your 02-07 Chevy Silverado. Video: .
Messaging apps can be a double-edged sword. Not only do they let you interact with other people, but they also let you go back and reminisce on past exchanges. However, that same archive can be used against you in certain situations. Luckily, Signal can be manipulated to remov ...more
If you're at all like me, you constantly get frustrated that repeaters only boost redstone signals in one direction. It's annoying! Well, here's a design for a two-way repeater! This device functions like a continuous piece of redstone that can send power either way, albeit w ...more
With Signal's class-leading end-to-end encryption, you can be sure your messages will remain secure as they travel to the recipient. However, once the message arrives, its privacy is completely dependent on the receiver, who could share it anywhere if they wanted. To patch thi ...more
In this moped parts tutorial you will learn how to install and relocate new turn signals on a Honda Ruckus scooter. You will need to do some electrical wiring work, but the video shows you everything you need to do to install new turn signals on your Ruckus.
Steve shows you how to customize your Honda 919/ Hornet 900 motorcycle by installing after market turn signals. If you want to add a little individualization to your bike, try installing aftermarket turn signals.
In the past few weeks, you've already learned how to make your bike light up at night with some DIY rim lights and handlebar lights. But how about something a little more functional? Instead of using those tedious hand signals (which drivers don't even understand), spruce up y ...more
Replacing a turn signal is easy and will keep your car running efficiently. Learn how to switch turn signal sockets and bulbs, and how to check wiring in this free car maintenance video. Part 1 of 6 - How to Replace a turn signal. Replace a turn signal - Part 2 of 6. Click thr ...more
How To : Set Up a Distress Signal on Android for Your Bluetooth Headphones (So You Never Leave Them Behind)
With smartphone makers ditching the headphone jack in the hopes of a truly wireless future, we're having to rely on Bluetooth devices like earbuds and headphones more and more. But the downside here is that these devices aren't physically connected to your phone in any way, wh ...more
How To : Cycle Safer with This DIY Turn Signal Backpack, Complete with Accelerometer-Activated Brake Lights
If you ride your bike or motorcycle a lot, especially in a large city, you've probably had a few close calls. No matter how safely you're driving, you never know what other people are going to do, and being on a smaller vehicle makes you difficult to see. Most bicyclists rely ...more
One thing that makes Signal Private Messenger better on Android over iOS is that you can better secure the app with a password or passphrase. Best of all, you don't need to install an app locker to get this working — you can do it right from inside Signal. Your messages alway ...more
This how to video demonstrates how to use motorcycle hand signals. Knowing how to signal properly when riding a bike are essential for your own safety and those around you.
Apple's fix to its previous fix—which was a complete and utter disaster—is rolling out now, thankfully ahead of the "few days" they stated earlier. The update to iOS 8.0.2 fixes the issues with cell signal and Touch ID, as well as the the previous bugs 8.0.1 aimed to squash. N ...more
While it's a more secure platform for messages and calls, Signal's job isn't to prevent unknown users from contacting you, so you run into the same issues you would with a regular phone number. People you know that you don't want to talk to may try to strike up a conversation ...more
Flirting can be a scary, confusing world if you're not prepared. Everybody has their own way of communicating their feelings and more often than not, it's not all black and white. Being able to read into those shades of gray can make it much easier to tell when you're being fl ...more
If you have a little boy who's a fan of comics and superheros, then Batman is probably idol #1. After all, the tortured, redeemed hero has a really cool black cape and some killer upper body strength. Treat your little man to the most awesome birthday ever by crafting this Ba ...more
If thieves, hackers, law enforcement, or other would-be enemies should ever gain entry to your smartphone, they could also access conversations you've had in Signal Private Messenger. To better secure your encrypted communications, you can password-protect the whole app and it ...more
The rate of preterm birth has been increasing in the United States for unknown reasons, causing increased health risks for infants born too soon. But researchers may have found a signal that could help doctors plan ahead for, or even prevent, early birth with a simple swab of ...more
Earlier this week, a mysterious tweet appeared on the HTC Twitter account of a picture containing the letter "U" topped with a tiny "for" and the date "01.12.2017" at the bottom. It is a pretty solid teaser, but for a company that has had a solid year with their Vive virtual r ...more
When you get bored and ordinary boolean logic gates just won't solve your problems, and when AND-gates, OR-gates and XNOR-gates just feel too digital, why not make your redstone contraptions feel a bit more analog? How? With a Goldilocks-gate, of course. It (ab)uses the fac ...more
Lost in the wilderness? Did you forget your emergency personal beacon (EPERB)? Learn from the BBC how to start a signal fire using your car battery and a piece of wire wool. Let's just hope you have a car . . .
In this video we will show you how to replace the turn signal on your 93-98 Volkswagen Jetta. Video: .
Andrew Price of Dyad Bushcraft demonstates a variety of signals that can be used in a surivival situation. Techniques include signals using whistles, mirrors, and flares.
Want the next level security? Well then take a read here because this is some next level stuff. Heard of It? There's a new app called Signal that has just been released, and people are shockingly surprised over its features. It is said to keep prying eyes including NSA & Gov ...more
If your turn signals are broken, you aren't driving safely. If the problem is the turn signal switch in your '07 Chrysler minivan, you've come to the right place. This video will show you how to change out the part at home.
Encryption is on everyone's mind these days, from the FBI's battles in court with Apple to WhatsApp's recent announcement of end-to-end encryption for their one billion users. Now you can add Signal, whistleblower Edward Snowden's favorite messaging app, back to that whirlwind ...more
Teach your dog to sit, down, and stand on command with hand signals. Sometimes hand signals are more convenient to use than verbal cues, and are great method of dog training. Learn how to teach a dog to respond to hand signal commands by watching this video pet training tutorial.
The fire clown from Alpha Squad Paintball explains how to use tactical hand signals for capture the flag, tango, hold, on me, and more. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use hand signals in paintball. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use hand signals in paintball.
After receiving many requests for the feature, Signal introduced read receipts last year to its mobile apps. However, some users don't like the idea other people knowing when they've read messages. Luckily, Signal lets you disable this feature and reclaim a little privacy. Re ...more
Want to know how many bars you're getting on your HTC 7 Trophy? Though not immediately intuitive, it isn't so hard as you might fear. This quick, unofficial HTC 7 Trophy owner's guide will walk you through the process. Learn how to see your HTC 7 Trophy's signal strength with ...more