This week's FIGRR is all about games that are old-new (or new-old, if you like) school. Each celebrates a different vital, yet largely taken for granted, aspect of video game history in the decidedly new-school world of indie games. Their titles betray them. Blocks That Matter ...more
Old Pc Into New Use
This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know to draw a custom Pepsi logo playercard emblem in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Emblem Editor. Call of Duty 7 (COD: BO) is the seventh installment in Activision's popular Call of Duty series of military-themed first-person ...more
Apple's iOS 11 release promises many improvements and fresh ideas. One of those new ideas is an image codec called HEIF (similar to HEVC for videos), designed to reduce the space photos take up on your iPhone. But it's so new that it's already causing issues with compatibility ...more
Problem: You're a PC gamer who absolutely loves The Elder Scrolls series and were eagerly anticipating the release of the newest game, Skyrim. But as much as you'd like to pick up the new game, money is tight. What do you do? Solution: Mods! The previous game in the Elder Sc ...more
Just because you update to the Windows 7 operating system doesn't mean you have to lose all of your older programs and applications. Windows 7 has a virtual PC option that you can download, which allows you to use older programs and apps via Windows XP Mode. It's the best of ...more
UPDATE: A patch to fix the exploit has been released. Download it here. A new vulnerability in Java 7 has been added to the BlackHole exploit kit and Metasploit that allows malicious software to be installed on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers. So far, it has only been ...more
Do you have an old PC sitting around somewhere in your garage? Want a dedicated audio server that will play back MP3s, Internet radio, and other digital music files over your home stereo system? This CNET video teaches you how to convert your old PC into an amazing server!
I took this photo of a dried hydrangia with a blooming cherry tree several yards behind it. The light was just right for the pink of the cherry blooms, a touch of green from the new leaves and the blue of the sky to give a nice Bokeh effect backing for the brown of the dried h ...more
This makeup look is inspired by the celebrities of "old Hollywood" and is perfect for any New Year's Eve celebration. If you're going on for New Year's, this is a great festive look. Sure, you can wear this makeup look whenever you want, but it may be a bit too much for everyd ...more
In this series you’ll learn tips and techniques for teaching a dog to do tricks. Expert dog trainer and behavior consultant Tracy Tenner offers advice on training your dog to sit, roll over, crawl, beg, wait, shake hands, play dead and more using positive reinforcement, dog tr ...more
Do you have a million Rubik's Cubes sitting around your house? Can't tell the originals from the new ones? Well, this video tutorial will help you learn how to tell the difference between those original old Rubik's Cubes and newest made Rubik's Cubes. From telling the differen ...more
If you bought your first mobile phone in the early-to-mid-2000s, there's a good chance that it was a Nokia and it had the game Snake preinstalled. While mobile gaming has moved on to bigger things, those who still yearn for simple games with a dose of the future can now play ...more
Despite the rise of music streaming, the experience of immersing oneself in the artwork and lyrics of old school albums is alive again, as sales of vinyl records and CDs have outpaced digital downloads for the first time since 2011. Now, the latest album from Amsterdam-based N ...more
Gary Vaynerchuk goes after a hot debate in wine - Old world versus New world. Watch as he tries two Brunellos made in very different ways! He explains the differences between the two wine types and hopefully helps you understand them both and that BOTH have their place at the ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to secure a new Microsoft Windows desktop or laptop computer. For more information, including a complete demonstration, and detailed, step-by-step instructions, as well as to get started protecting your own new Microsoft Windows PC, take a look.
In this video, we learn how to recycle old windows into new decorations. First, you can make a coffee table by using the old window and adding legs onto the bottom of it. You can also place a box around the bottom and hinge the window to make a display case. This is simple to ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to go green this holiday season. You will get some helpful tips and advice on how to turn your old, outdated or broken Christmas ornaments into brand new Holiday crafts! You can make new ornaments, decorations, wrapping and accessories out of these ...more
Marion teaches us how to use a technique involving lace and glitter mist to make the lace look vintage. The lace can be placed in a bucket to spray the glitter mist from Tattered Angels onto the lace. Doing this in the spray bucket allows you to avoid spraying anything else in ...more
You've seen the felt mouse, which made computer clicking comfortable and chic, now brace yourself for something a little more interactive—DataBot. DataBot hails from the clever minds of Jan Barth and Roman Grasy, two Interaction Design students based in Germany who wanted to ...more
In this video series, learn how to recycle old clothing into new fashions. Our expert, Julia Barbee, shows you how to take old parts of clothes and transform them into works of art. Part 1 of 15 - How to Recycle old clothes into new fashions. Recycle old clothes into new fashi ...more
What to do with the canisters of tennis balls gathering dust in your garage? If playing tennis is no longer your passion and you don't have any dogs to play catch with, don't give away your tennis balls just yet—tennis balls happen to have many practical, non-sport uses that c ...more
It can be a pretty exasperating ordeal to hunt for one image on your tablet when you have hundreds and hundreds of photos in your gallery. Luckily, there are ways to make this a pain-free process on your Nexus 7, as well as make sure it's never a problem in the future. Previo ...more
Old camera equipment like flashes and lenses are often praised by modern photographers, but getting them integrated into new digital photography setups can be a challenge. This video will show you some tips for using old flashes with new digital cameras, including a great tric ...more
This video demonstrates how to transfer your files from an old Mac to a new Mac. 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 transfer your files from ...more
From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. This is Mac for Dummies. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to transfer files from an old Mac to a new Mac, For Dummies. If you're migrat ...more
This video demonstrates how to move files from an old computer to a new one. 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 move files from an old compu ...more
You will need to be playing Fallout: New Vegas on the PC, and make sure that you have enabled the console. This is not a mod, but you will need to enter a few console commands in order to get the enclave power armor.
In this video, we learn how to save old crayons and make new ones. To do this, you will need to buy a Crayola Crayon Maker. Then, open up the maker and take your old pieces of crayons that you don't have a use for. Break them up and situate them in the tray inside the machine. ...more
Cabinets are usually the most prominent feature of a kitchen and greatly determine the room's overall décor. Peeling paint, nicks and scratches, or a dull, dirty finish can plague older cabinets and really sap the pizzazz out of the living space. On the other hand, a fresh coa ...more
Thread Banger and their friends at Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty show us how to transform our old backpack into a now hip (yes, they're hip again) fanny pack in just under two hours. With a disposable backpack, pattern weights, marking chalk, a zipper, seam ripper, scissors, a buck ...more
Ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession to make, in case you haven't noticed already: I'm a little reticent about building decks. I've only posted two on this blog, one of which was made by someone else. I have a few thousand cards. Why not make use of a few? Well, why not, ...more
How to make an old evening dress into a new daytime look for the daytime wedding.
Need some fresh clothes perspective? Shop in your closet and don't bother going out to the mall! Take your signature look, here in this case stripes, and put some new looks together without spending a dime. In this video, we show you three fresh looks for our model, all from h ...more
Time for a new path to take me into a spiritual -Inspiration of my New Journey...Forward
Wound infections don't usually enter the blood and become systemic, spreading the infection throughout our bodies, and there's a good reason for that: Our bodies actively work to prevent it, according to research that discovered a new use for a protein first discovered decades ...more
Replacing old kitchen faucets can be a great way to adding a new item that can be used to maximize your cleaning and cooking needs. This video tutorial shows you what it takes to replace an old existing kitchen faucet with a new one. It will also show you how to install shut-o ...more
You know that old pile of sweaters you've been looking at for ages? Well, do NOT take them to the dump! You can turn those sweaters into mittens with this simple, step-by-step video which proves that recycling is the way to go. You'll need some old sweaters, some scissors and ...more
In this video, learn how to perform some jewelry rehab. You will learn how to take old pieces of clothing and jewelry and create a totally cool new series of necklaces. Follow along as Elizabeth shows you how to turn old into new and look gorgeous in the process!
By now, most of you have updated to the new Xbox look. Just as expected, it's got some great new features. The dashboard looks great and Bing integration is awesome, but I'm very unhappy about the new Netflix interface. It's awkward, slow, and half of the items don't even load ...more
In this clip, learn how to save that old egg carton from the trash, and save yourself money at the same time. No need to buy little pots for plants that you are just starting out with, reuse those cartons and grow seedlings inside them! This tutorial will show you how quickly ...more
Tired of your old front entry doorknob? Get rid of it in lieu of something a little classier (and safer). A handleset is the perfect way to make your front door stand out, and this video will show you how to install one— specifically, Schlage Plymouth Handleset. You'll need a ...more
If you've recently upgraded you doorknob to an elegant Schlage Plymouth Handleset, then it's time to match your front entry locks and install a new electronic high-security Schlage Plymouth Keyless Entry Deadbolt. This keypad is great if you never want to lock your bottom hand ...more
Ahh, there's nothing like old school, classic PC video games. Not only were some of them the most original, they were simple and easy to play. None of this button mashing nowadays was needed. Nope, just a good ol couple of buttons and that's all you needed. So in this tutorial ...more
There are quite a few references in the Old World Blues DLC for Fallout New Vegas, and almost all of them require the Wild Wasteland perk. Take a look at this video to learn where to find these stealthily hidden easter eggs.
Sifting through your closet, you've found a bunch of clothes that are still wearable but hopelessly out of date. Instead of waiting for the fashions to cycle around again, here are a few tips on how you can update old clothes.
You don't have to use your own wedding dress - just use one you find at a thrift store! This tutorial shows you a great way to take an old and outdated wedding dress and turn it into a chic dress.
Who knows if this is going to be any good? In my experience, these combo consoles that claim to be able to play your Atari and NES games are eventually doomed to failure, as you're stuck hunting down Duck Hunt cartridges and then having to stick them in the freezer when they e ...more
These last few months have been a Lollipop lovefest, and I'm not talking about the candy. Android's latest OS has been exalted for its embrace of Material Design, and we've certainly given Lollipop its fair share of coverage as well; check out all its new features and ways to ...more
If you had the chance to pick up the Collectors edition of Fallout: New Vegas, you received a beautiful hardcover graphic novel of some of the events leading up to your eventual stroke of bad luck. If you read it, it follows the Great Khans as they travel with Benny to your lo ...more
When people upgrade their windows few software don't run on new OS. How to fix the problem? Setting program compatibility solves the issue. Watch the video we made and submitted earlier in You tube. Video: .
Watch this ThreadBanger fashion tutorial video to learn how to recon or revamp an old t-shirt to make it look new again. You'll need scissor, a safety pin, a t-shirt, elastic, and a sewing machine. This helpful DIY how-to video will help you turn an old t-shirt into a new-look ...more
Here's how to make the new Krylon cans spray like the old cans did so that you can tag, spray graffiti and do space paintings. The can's new nozzle effects how the paint sprays and can interrupt your art.
If you want more space on your Xbox 360, one solution is to buy a new hard drive. But then you run the risk of losing all your saved content. Here's how you can transfer information and game data from your old hard drive to the new.
YouTube has officially rolled out their new video player design, featuring transparent controls floating above the video, replacing the opaque ones. While you've been able to enable this player for a while now, YouTube finally flipped the switch and enabled it site-wide. Probl ...more
Tesla says the new version of Autopilot is now as good as the previous one, after having completed over-the-air updates of the driverless software during the past few days. Model S and Model X Tesla models the electric car firm began to make October 16 last year lacked certai ...more
Want to flash a new recovery image on your Google Android smartphone? With ADB, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this rooter's guide can present a complete overview of the complete process in just over five minutes. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a new user on a desktop or laptop computer running the MS Windows Vista operating system. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home-computing how-to.
Learn how to replace or fix your old backyard or garage floodlight on your house with a new one. This video will show you how to remove the old floodlight, on your house or garage, and also explain the wiring and show you how to hook everything up. Video: .
Delete your old device drivers once and for all. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over three minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to expand the context window a Windows PC. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at TekZilla can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For more information, including step-b ...more