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How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Turn pennies into silver and gold coins with zinc

One of the most famous and repeated chemistry experiments involves money. Some would say this is more of a trick than an experiment, but you can be the judge of that. No one can just turn pennies into silver or gold coins, but someone with a few chemicals can. So, if you want ...more

How To : Dual-boot Ubuntu 10.10 And Windows 7 Side By Side

Dual booting Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Windows 7 is fairly easy. If you don't believe me, just read on! Get Windows 7 First thing's first! Ye can't install Windows 7 without an installation disk, can ya? So if your PC did not come with Windows 7 pre-installed, grab a ...more

How To : Shop for an eReader

These days, eReaders are everywhere. For die-hard book nerds, eReaders offer the convenience of a full library without having to sacrifice shelf space. Sure, there are the paper buffs who swear that you just can't take an eReader with you into the bathtub, but when's the last ...more

How To : Make a complete duct tape wallet with an ID holder

You know those little clear pockets in your wallet that perfectly fit your driving license or school ID card? Didn't think you could get them in a homemade duct tape wallet, did you? Well, think again! In this clip, you will learn how to make a complex wallet out of tape inclu ...more

How To : Use a CORTEX HDC-1000 DJ kit

Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how you use a CORTEX HDC-1000 DJ kit. This ...more

News : Local Parks and Recreation

Local YMCAs: CRENSHAW FAMILY YMCA 3820 Santa Rosalia Drive Los Angeles, CA 90008 323-292-9195 Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Saturday, 9am-5pm Sunday, Closed WEINGART YMCA 9900 S. Vermont Los Angeles, CA 90044 323-754-3191 Mon-Fri, 6am-10pm Saturday, 7am-6pm Sunday, Closed KE ...more

How To : Refill ink in a pocket brush pen

In this video, we learn how to refill ink a pocket brush pen with Henry Lee. First, mix water with the ink, depending on the color of ink you want. After this, you will take the pen and soak it in water, then into the ink. Turn the knob on the handle as you do this so the ink ...more

How To : Join two pieces of wood

This video tutorial shows you how to join two pieces of wood. What you'll need: Pocket drill Pocket hole jig Step drill bit Extended drill bit 1. Set up your jig. 2. Set the depth guide on your drill bit. 3. Clamp wood piece in the jig. 4. Drill the pocket holes. Note: leave ...more

How To : Give Yourself Room to Think in Two Easy Steps

Yes it’s the 21st century and yes, everyone’s busy, everyone’s connected. Accept it. Move on. Be happy. DON’T BUY INTO THE HYPE—literally and figuratively. I’m here to tell you that YOU do not need all the ‘stuff’ that bogs you down or all the unnecessary information that doe ...more

NR30 : The AR Software Development Leaders of 2018

One could argue that, at least for the moment, software development is more important to the augmented reality experience than hardware. Since a viable augmented reality headset has yet to emerge for the broader, mainstream consumer market, currently, the same devices that mak ...more

How To : Share, Forward & Save Voicemails on Your iPhone

Eventually, your voicemail inbox on your iPhone will get full, and you'll have to delete some messages in order to make way for new ones. If all the voicemails you currently have are super important, you're not going to want to delete them before saving them first, of course. ...more

News : Easily Make Your Own Pokémon GO with Motive.io

Throughout the summer and fall of 2016, in the sudden whirlwind that was Pokémon GO, it was hard to go anywhere in public without seeing someone attempting to catch Pokémon. Now, thanks to an upcoming platform called Motive.io, from the Vancouver company of the same name, loca ...more

How To : Control Your Buying Impulses by Window Shopping

Shopping: you either love it or hate it. With a tight budget, shopping can become a huge headache for even the biggest shopaholic. We've all been there, and we've all given in to our impulses and bought something we probably shouldn't have. Yet strolling through the mall doesn ...more

Market Reality : Computer Vision Shown the Money

Every Friday, Next Reality reviews the latest headlines from the financial side of augmented and mixed reality. This Market Reality column covers funding announcements, mergers and acquisitions, market analysis, and the like. This week's column is led by two companies cashing ...more

Bulletproof Mac Backup : 5 Apps to Safeguard Your Data

You can beef up the security on your Mac all you want, but all the firewalls and antivirus apps in the world mean nothing when that can of soda tips over on your Macbook, destroying your laptop and all its data forever. You may have some of your data backed up to a cloud serv ...more

NR30 : The AR Hardware Leaders of 2018

It is almost indisputable that smartglasses and head-worn displays are the future of augmented reality. However, at this precise moment, they are still a very niche market. Those who have been in the presence of a HoloLens, Meta 2, or Magic Leap One have witnessed how powerfu ...more

How To : 9 Apps That Every Windows 10 User Should Have

Windows 10 marks a new era for Microsoft with the return of the Start menu, the demise of Internet Explorer, and the introduction of the remodeled Windows Store. While the new Windows Store is meant to bridge the gap between every device running Windows 10, many apps have yet ...more

How To : Beginners x86 Linux Assembly

Hello everyone! This is my first attempt at a tutorial here. There are a couple great assembly tutorials here, and I wanted to toss my coin in the fountain. I figured, the more tuts the better, as I had trouble learning assembly in the beginning and had to read alot of tutori ...more

NR30 : The Augmented Reality Influencers of 2018

Influencers of augmented reality demonstrate expertise in their fields and outline a strong vision for the future that they evangelize to others. They help define the direction of the industry and identify others who foster and create innovation in the field. The idea of the ...more

NR30 : The Mobile AR Leaders of 2018

This time last year, we got our first taste of what mobile app developers could do in augmented reality with Apple's ARKit. Most people had never heard of Animojis. Google's AR platform was still Tango. Snapchat introduced its World Lens AR experiences. Most mobile AR experien ...more

NR50 : Next Reality's 50 People to Watch: Amitt Mahajan

From Farmville to selling a company to Google, Amitt Mahajan has been through the startup ringer. Now, as managing partner with Presence Capital, he's funding the future of augmented and mixed reality. With interest in 3D graphics, Mahajan started his career working on game e ...more

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