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How To : Quickly Close & Switch Apps on the Fire Phone

Aside from a collection of new features, like Carousel Pinning, the latest update to the Amazon Fire Phone also ushered in Quick Switch functionality, allowing for quickly switching between or closing recent apps. Like the majority of mobile devices, this is our primary tool i ...more

How To : Build a PVC Ball Valve Air Cannon for $30

Planning the Cannon Design Before you get your supplies, you’re going to want to draw out plans for the design of the PVC cannon. In this guide, I’ll show you how to build a stationary ball valve cannon that is tilted at 45 degrees, but it is just as good to make it your own. ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How to Play Dead Space 2 : Achievement & Trophy Guide

It's currently 2011, but when you fire up your game console, put your hands on the controller and play the new Dead Space 2 video game, you're warped into the future— into the year 2511— just 3 years after the events that took place in the first Dead Space. And it's sure to be ...more

How To : Turn your Bic lighter into a flamethrower

In this video, learn how to turn a cheap disposable lighter into a flame thrower! All you need is a lighter with an adjustable flame and a little know-how to get started. Follow along with this quick tutorial and start tossing fire all over the place. Be careful!

How To : Use Photoshop to create six pack abs

Who has time to go to the gym any more? Not to mention the money. And then there's all that heavy lifting if you do get there. Why not just fire up Photoshop and turn that 96 lb weakling into a gym monkey beefcake? This Photoshop editing technique for giving a similar look dod ...more

How To : Perform the riffle force card force

A sure fire way to force your spectator to choose a particular card. These forces are used in many card magic tricks. Easy to perform and can be mastered pretty quick. This is a classic "Pick a card, any card!" style trick.

How To : Talk to yourself with the help of Final Cut Pro

This quick video tutorial shows you how to talk to your self using Final Cut Pro. You may not need a software at all to talk to yourself, but this Final Cut Pro tutorial is a great twist on the typical cloning tutorial. So come up with a conversation, record yourself playing t ...more

How To : Make a homemade fire extinguisher

The majority of preventable residential fires start on the kitchen stove. OodleboxTV fire expert Captain Mike Baker demos how to make a quick and easy homemade extinguisher. The next time a grease fire flares up, open a can of “fire safety” and douse those flames.

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 : Make grilled shrimp with cured lemon aioli

Summer is the absolute best season to fire up a grill. The weather's like a dream, the sun's up longer than usual, and seafood is at its freshest. If you're dying to eat some fresh seafood this summer but don't know how to go beyond the grilling part, then watch this food vide ...more

How To : Use proper footwork as a catcher in baseball

This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox focuses on the big three footwork positions for the catcher. Coach Luckhurst explains the Big 3 footwork, the jump-shift, the rocket throw and much more as a catcher in the sport of baseball. This BaseballRox catcher's ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Make a fire using flint

Start a fire in any setting for only one dollar! In this video, learn how to start a fire using a flint or magnesium stick, which can be purchased almost anywhere for about a dollar. This process is sure to come quick and easy with just a little practice.

How To : Sketch a dragon

For all those who have always wanted to sketch a dragon, here is one video which will give you step by step instructions on how to draw one. Dragons are creatures who breathe fire through their noses. The video is a quick watch and learn tutorial and anybody with a desire to p ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move the One Leg Circle

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners ...more

How To : Barbecue a seafood Pirates stew

Here is a simple and quick Pirate Stew that includes Maine Lobster, Louisiana Shrimp, Delaware Scallops, California Swordfish, Rhode Island Clams, and Alaskan King Crab. Mix up the seafood with wine (Rum Optional), tomatoes, and corn on the cob and you have a great stew. Watch ...more

How To : Barbecue roast beef on the grill

Rib roast gettin' pricey? Don't fret, try this quick and easy to do, but real tender and moist beef bottom round roast using the simple techniques taught by the BBQ Pit Boys. Watch this how to video to learn how simple it is to fire up the grill and barbecue a roast beef.

How To : Perform breath of fire

The breath of fire is used in Kundalini Yoga both in meditation and in physical exercises. It is a quick powerful breath through the nose. This video is a demonstration of how to learn to perform breath of fire properly.

How To : Make tortilla soup

With this delicious soup, you can mix and match toppings to create your own tasty, personalized meal. You Will Need * 2 tomatoes * 1 onion * 3 garlic cloves * 2 tbsp. olive oil * 2 tsp. salt * 6 c. chicken broth * Vegetable oil * 4 corn tortillas * 2 limes * A large nonstick s ...more

How To : Play barre chords on the acoustic guitar

In this two part lesson we'll discuss the differences between open chords and barre chords, then introduce the 4 main primary barre chords. I'll give a few tips on how you might position your hand to play the barre chords cleanly, and explain how each barre chord pattern relat ...more

Shortcut : Fix a Wiggly Wall Outlet

Normally the idea of messing with an electrical outlet makes me squirm, but Apartment Therapy's quick fix for a loose wall outlet means skipping out on a costly electrician bill. Not only is a wiggly wall outlet unsightly, but it can also be a fire hazard. The solution is simp ...more

How To : Use wood ash to prep pots for the kiln

In this video, we learn how to use wood ash to prep pots for the kiln. First, grab wood ash and place it into a container that sprays. After this, blow in the appropriate hole and hold the container so the ash gets all over your pots. Continue to do this all the way around the ...more

How To : Change fractions to decimals to percents

If you're looking for a quick way to refresh your memory or that of your students regarding percents, decimals and fractions then this video is a sure fire way. While it is a bit fast paced, this tutorial offers a step by step reintroduction to the math part of ourselves that ...more

How To : Use the fire blitz play in Madden NFL 08

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

How To : Grill a vegetable medley with Giada De Laurentiis

Grill this vegetable medley and liven it up with fresh herbs and vinaigrette. This cooking how-to video is part of Everyday Italian show hosted by Giada De Laurentiis. Italians are masters at transforming simple, everyday ingredients into dishes that are quick, healthy and sat ...more

News : 5 Deliciously Warm Bourbon-Spiked Holiday Cocktails

With those icy winter months setting in, it's time to start sipping your bourbon warm. Spike your classic eggnog, hot chocolate, and even lattes with a splash of Wild Turkey bourbon. Below, five recipes to add a little fire to your typical cold weather beverages. Adjust the re ...more

How To : Make a BB Machine Gun from a Soda Bottle

In a previous article, I showed how to make a powerful airsoft BB machine gun with a portable air supply using about $50 worth of PVC and air fittings. For this project, I have simplified the design to make a machine gun out of only 4 parts totaling about $15 that runs directl ...more

How To : Bash (Shell) Scripting for Beginners

Bash (Shell) Scripting for Beginners Intro I am an occasional Linux user currently playing around in CrunchBang and loving it. Prior to this, I used to dual-boot Windows and xfce-buntu (or xubuntu) at work, and due to some unforeseen circumstances, my screen always went fuzz ...more

How To : Make a Redstone Death Machine

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Oh, the power of redstone! But, what good is any technology if it can't be harnessed for killing? Here's a redstone build for the mad scientist in each of us. Building the Death Ma ...more

News : See the Famous Burning Monk in Shocking Color

In 1963 a Vietnamese Buddhist monk named Lâm Van Tuc burned himself to death on a busy Saigon road in protest of the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Ðình Di?m administration. Malcolm Browne's photo and journalist David Halberstam's account of the event circulat ...more

News : Simply Ingenious Snow Plow Hack

Tricycle + simple plow blade = true yankee ingenuity. (Who needs a pricey snow plow vehicle?) Craig Smith recently submitted his custom contraption to MAKE: "The custom 3-wheel bike with sidecar was made years ago, a replica of a bike my childhood friend had. Last winter I a ...more

How To : Use the Nerf Gun Long Shot

In this how to video, you will learn how to use the Nerf Gun Long Shot. First, you will need to know about the magazine. These can hold 8 shots and are spring loaded. Do not load 8 shots, as it will jam. Instead, load 6 shots to prevent this. The shots can be used in other gun ...more

How To : Build a successful fire in the snow

In this outdoors how-to video from fitclimb.com we're shown how to make a fire in the snow. The first step is to find a good flat spot, or make a flat spot yourself. Next, we look for trees with dead branches and break those dead branches off for the wood. The key here is to b ...more

How To : Take apart and oil a paintball marker

This video shows the method to take apart a paintball marker and to oil it. You need a placemat which is optional, paintball marker oil and Q-Tip. Remove the quick-strip pin. Be careful while removing the pin. Hold the striker bolt plug to prevent it from flying off during thi ...more

How To : Antique your own paper

Aging paper is a great way incorporate learning about antiquities from the past while doing a fun hands on project in the classroom. It's easy and really adds something special to projects or even to do just for fun in your spare time. If you need an authentic-looking treasur ...more

HowTo : Bypass Blocked Websites

Lifehacker provides a helpful guide for Facebook addicts everywhere. How does one get around an employer's website blocker? The trick is to set up a local web server running from home, from which you can use a proxy to access any site you please. For those who are tech-defici ...more

How To : Make electric igniters from Christmas lights

This video shows us how to make quick and cheap ematches from Christmas Lights. • First we need to break the top of the Christmas bulb tubes without damaging the filament inside. • You can use a file for this procedure. Rub the tip of the bulb on the edge of the file till it ...more

How To : Make a marshmallow gun

Guns made of food rule! In this tutorial, learn how to take aim and fire with this delicious gun made out of marshmallows. You Will Need: • Measuring tape • 2 feet of ½-inch internal diameter PVC pipe • A marker • PVC-pipe cutters • Two elbows • Two end caps • Two T-co ...more

How to Beat Wanted : Weapons of Fate - Act 1 Boss Fight

This is a video walkthrough of Act 1 "SWAT Leader" in Wanted: Weapons of Fate. This includes cheats, glitches and quick play strategies. These are video walkthroughs of tutorials and missions in the action-packed game Wanted: Weapons of Fate for the Xbox 360. Wanted: Weapons ...more

How To : Make a prank phone call

People like Ralphige and The Jerky Boys have elevated prank phone calls to an art. Here’s how you can get in on the fun. You Will Need: * A phone * A plan * Caller I.D. block Step 1: Have a plan Outline your basic scam. Are you going to call businesses or individuals? What ...more

How To : Survive a school or office shooting

Despite all the tragic stories you hear on the news, you'll probably never be involved in a shooting. But you never know. Nobody thinks it’s going to happen to them – until it does. Be prepared to survive a shooting rampage, just in case. You Will Need *A cool head *Quick re ...more

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