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!
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
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
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
Use an old PC that has been setup as a server to perform helpful tasks such as backing up computers on your network, storing media files in a central location, share one printer with every computers computer in the house. Visit www.VitaminCM.com for the full article.
A multiboot cd created from SARDU which can be used to boot linux. It can even be used to install Windows. Force your old pc to boot on a usb using PLOP or clone a hd. Plus a lot more!
DOS may be a distant memory for most computer users at this point, but for many it will always be the first thing that pops into their head when they ponder PC computing. Nowadays, the only time most people see anything that even looks like DOS is if they're playing old PC gam ...more
A video from PC Remedies that explains how to transfer your personal files from your Old-PC (Windows XP) to your New-PC (running Windows 7) using Windows Easy Transfer. The entire procedure is explained in a simple way showing all the steps required to achieve the above. This ...more
The noble board game has stalwartly staved off elimination in the face of more technologically advanced video games for four decades. Try as they might, video games just can't seem to surpass them as an easy-to-use diversion for large groups of seated indoor people. Since the ...more
News : Magic Leap CEO's Tweetstorm Tries to Reframe Reactions to Latest Demo After Signs of Disappointment
Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz doesn't engage in tweetstorms often, but when he does, those tweets are bold, exceedingly confident, and there's usually a strong takeaway regarding what the company is or isn't doing. But on Thursday, Abovitz's latest tweetstorm sent an unusually f ...more
Like any good video game these days, controversy is a must, and that's exactly what Homefront provides. It's a good old-fashioned, controversial hot potato—isn't that the way war always is? It plays out like this: North Korea faces sanctions from the United Nations on nuclea ...more
How to make the transition from PC to Mac and transfer all of your old files from your PC to your new Mac.
This is a HouseholdHacker mod teaching you how to mod your old Nintendo controller to work with your PC computer games. Today we'll show you how to convert your old Nintendo controller into a retro gaming icon on your computer desk! You will need a few parts for this: NES Con ...more
Perhaps the two oldest and most-used computer pranks in the book are presented is clear, easy-to-understand language in this video: the printscreen frozen desktop trick and the fake shutdown virus icon trick. If you don't know how to do either of these easy and devestatingly e ...more
In this "super" video tutorial, you'll learn how to convert a Super Nintendo controller to PC controller. Now, dig deep into your garage and pull out those old SNES pads (or controllers) and get ready for some "super" modding! This Super NES hack will convert the controller t ...more
Data thieves don't have to be programming wizards to get their hands on your personal information. They often find hard drives that contain financial and other sensitive data at flea markets, charity shops, the city dump—even on eBay. In this video tutorial, PC World explains ...more
As a big fan of the Dark Brotherhood in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, getting this achievement was an awesome moment. It's the final mission you'll complete for the Night Mother, as you slay the Emporer himself. Getting to that point takes some time, though. Let this great vide ...more
Allied with the Imperial Legion in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Then do I have an achievement video for you! In order to get the 'Hero of Skyrim' achievement or trophy, you need to capture Solitude or Windhelm, two of the big cities in Skyrim. It all depends on how you're play ...more
Here's a nifty little exploit for you Xbox 360 people playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. If you're tired of waiting ten seconds while you wait ten hours in-game, just bring up your Xbox guide by pushing the Xbox button on the controller. It's easy as that! If I'm doing a ho ...more
If you've been interested in making a unique, smooth sculpted trestle table, look no further and watch this video. The trestle table is one of the oldest table forms known to man and its elegant yet sturdy form lives on to this day. This is not your everyday trestle table, si ...more
Use Microsoft Windows 7? Miss the old Ctrl-Alt-Delete log-in prompt? It's easy to restore. So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete overview of the restoration process in just over a minute's time. For more information, ...more
IMVU is a 3D avatar chat, instant messenger, and dress up game. Get help with all of your IMVU avatar needs with these IMVU tips and tricks! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to clean up an IMVU avatar in Photoshop. Description of the application directly from IMVU: IMV ...more
Don't throw away that old keyboard! You can make a sweet wallet with the circuit sheets inside! Inspired by this Instructables project. Hack together your own cool wallet with this mod video. You Will Need * A desktop computer keyboard, preferably a PC * A screwdriver * A rul ...more
How to Watch Hulu on your Xbox 360. The problem is HULU doesn't look good on some old PCs. Fix this by running it on your TV or projector. This uses the program PlayOn to run Hulu through your XBOX 360. This will tie it into your Media Center. This will make YouTube, Hulu and ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to build a firewa ...more
Watch this great cooking video on how to cook Indian shrimp biryana, which is a Goan rice dish. If you’re tired of the same old biryanis, try this Goan-inspired recipe for shrimp (prawn) biriani. With the creaminess of coconut milk and freshness of mint, it’s the perfect combi ...more
Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's $6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with ...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
One prank doesn't have a terribly long lifespan usually. You do it once to one of your friends, they tell everyone else, pretty soon your friends see that prank coming a mile away when you try to pull it again. Why not stock up? This video will show you how to pull three diver ...more
In my previous post, I wrote showed you how to install Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) on your PC. This time we'll be doing an upgrade from that to Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). Note: You'll need a Wi-Fi connection for this. Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS (long term support) is available for do ...more
Changing computers or switching to a different type of web browser? If you have been using Firefox for a while, you most likely have some good bookmarks saved. Check out this tutorial and learn how to export your bookmarks from your old browser and take them along with you, wh ...more
This walkthrough guides you through the Breaking the Siege at Kvatch quest on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PC, XBox 360, and Playstation 3 (PS3). Part 1 of 3 - How to Beat Breaking the Siege at Kvatch on Elder Scrolls IV. Part 2 of 3 - How to Beat Breaking the Siege at ...more
This walkthrough guides you through the tutorial quests on Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion for the PC, XBox 360, and Playstation 3 (PS3). Part 1 of 4 - How to Play Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Part 2 of 4 - How to Play Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Part 3 of 4 - How to Play Elder Scr ...more
By now, you probably know that your iPhone secretly tracks and stores the locations you've visited in a backup folder on your computer's hard drive. The files are unencrypted, which means anyone with access to your computer or device can retrieve the information, which is down ...more
Longing for the days of Mario Kart 64, The Ocarina of Time, and King of Pro Baseball? If you're feeling nostalgia for the Nintendo 64 games of old, watch this video and learn how to download and play N64 games on your PC.
Ready to upgrade the graphics/ video card in your PC? You can do it yourself. Watch this video to learn how to remove the old graphics card from your computer and install a new one. Get your hardware up to date.
Getting tired of seeing the same old taskbar icons on your Windows 7 PC desktop? Make a change! Watch this video to learn how to edit your taskbar icons. Customize your Windows 7 desktop by adding new icons to the taskbar.
New to Microsoft Windows 7? Pining for the old Vista Taskbar? It's easy to restore it! So easy, in fact, that this free home computing how-to can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just under a minute's time. For specifics, and to get started us ...more
The Xbox controller really feels good in the hand. Most USC controllers for the PC do not. Bridge the gap yourself after watching this video, which demonstrates how to turn an old Xbox controller into a USC one that you can plug into you PC. Now you can play all of your ROMs w ...more
This is flawless iPhone 3G ringtone creation for dummies. You can use iTunes or any music track to make the custom track your newest hip ringtone! This is a simple version of PC iPhone 3G ringtone creation. This will probably work with the old iPhone.
Do you have an old computer that may be too slow to play video games? You may think it's totally useless, but CNET Video teaches you how to turn it into a network server that functions as a centralized depository for your files!
Here's your Tuesday afternoon "How the...". In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, if you head to Dawnstar, there exists an invisible chest filled with a lot of good stuff. Yeah, I had no idea about this either. And the coolest part about this? If you follow the video guide to the T, ...more
For all of the amateur film makers at home with a Windows PC looking to make movies, one effect that seems to be really popular in the YouTube community is slowing down a video to half-speed, specifically for nut shots and the like. If you're wondering how to do it in the new ...more
It's hard to believe that gaming consoles have been around for almost forty years. It seems like only yesterday that we all needed a tempermental joy stick to play Atari Space Invaders or were dying to get our hands on a Game Genie so we could beat Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. ...more
This video shows how to do a remote desktop connection from a new Windows 7 to a older Windows XP or Vista. With Remote Desktop Connection, you can access a computer running Windows from another computer running Windows that is connected to the same network or to the Internet. ...more
This video tutorial by HelpVids, Dave Andrews shows you how to use the transfer files and settings wizard in Windows XP. This program enables you to transfer your documents and settings from various programs and the 'My Documents' folder between computers if you wanted to do s ...more
The author show how to install FreeDos which is a free open source version of DOS. He shows how FreeDos is made up of many programs and how they are contributed by many people over the internet. He show how to install the DOS in a Virtual PC. He explains that all the old DOS p ...more
To be the best at the Madden NFL video game, you have to be willing to get advice, but not just any old advice... professional advice. To beat everyone, you have to be ruthless and know all of the strategies and gameplay tricks. To master Madden 08, check out this quick, footb ...more
The last week has been a trying one for me. On Sunday, there were four computers in my office, three of which were broken. The fourth was not really a computer, but more of a collection of parts that were cobbled together for the purpose of constructing a PC that would sneer d ...more
Tired of squinting over your laptop? There are several ways to turn a big-screen TV into your new computer monitor and enjoy video games, web content, and photos like never before. Step 1: Connect with S-Video First, connect a video cable. For PC users, an easy option is an S ...more
Yesterday, Mojang announced their next video game project 0x10c, and the response has been tremendous. Discussions have covered everything from the math mystery over the game's name, to creating projects that interpret the assembly instruction code the in-game computers use (m ...more
Teddy bears have been a standard part of every Call of Duty game since the original on PC. So it should come as no surprise that Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games would include them in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Here, Ray from Achievement Hunters shows you how to find ...more
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
Wish there were an easy way to give your digital photos the appearance of an old Polaroid picture? Well, there is. And 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 under two minut ...more
Hard drive space is cheap and abundant these days, and it's probably a great time to upgrade to a huge one. Now all you've gotta do is clone all of the data from your old drive to the new one. This video will show you how to use a program called Aconis Migrate Easy to do the w ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to fix a missing or corrupt error message "System32\Drivers\Ntfs.sys" Step 1: Boot computer with the Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD drive Step 2: To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R. Step 3: At the command prompt, typ ...more
IMVU is a 3D avatar chat, instant messenger, and dress up game. Get help with all of your IMVU avatar needs with these IMVU tips and tricks! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to take a screenshot and fix an IMVU avatar using Paint. Description of the application directly ...more
IMVU is a 3D avatar chat, instant messenger, and dress up game. Get help with all of your IMVU avatar needs with these IMVU tips and tricks! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make hair for an IMVU avatar pic in Photoshop. Description of the application directly from I ...more