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How To : Watch the 2011 Super Bowl Commercials Online

It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more

How To : Watch the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Online

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards take place this Sunday, January 16th, 2011 between the hours of 5 and 8 PM PST — that's 8 & 11 PM for those of you on the East Coast (and Somewhere in the Middle for those of you Somewhere in the Middle). Can't make it to the Beverly Hilton ...more

How To : Create and upload photos to help sell on eBay

New to eBay? Don't worry, setting up an account and buying and selling doesn't take that much effort at all. Everyone who has an Internet connection has at one point come across eBay, to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, to find the cheapest deals on plasma televisio ...more

How To : Fold an origami TIE Fighter from Star Wars

A TIE Fighter might not ever see the light of day outside of the television. Not a real starfighter, anyway. But you can model our very own Star Wars TIE Fighter with some simple paper. It might take a while, but folding this origami Star Wars TIE Fighter will be worth every s ...more

How To : Make a sneaky, snake spy camera that records video

Snake cams have become the epitome of high-tech gadgets on television and in movies. In 24, Jack Bauer is always using a snake camera to check for terrorists on the other side of the door. The video game Splinter Cell has made the snake cam an integral part to Sam Fisher's ars ...more

How To : Change a projector lamp or light bulb

It's always a good idea to have a replacement projector lamp on hand! That way, when you can't watch any more movies or television shows on your digital projector, you don't have to run to the store to fix it. Check out this video tutorial from Visual Apex on how to replace a ...more

How To : Use omni lighting in 3ds Max

Check out this video tutorial on how to use Omni Lights in 3ds Max. You'll learn how to make the light dimmer and create shadows in your 3D animation. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and television.

How To : Use photometric lights in 3ds Max 8

Yes, this 3ds Max video tutorial will show you modelers and digital animators how to add more believability to your lighting with physically accurate lights, as in photometric lights, so enjoy. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering ...more

How To : Set up and use standard lights in 3ds Max 8

This 3ds Max video tutorial will show you how lighting, like omnilights, mental ray rendered lights, skylights, and many more, can make the difference between amateur and pro. Take some time to learn the standard lights as digital modelers/sculptors/animators. Autodesk's 3D S ...more

News : 60+ Hours of Sweet Darkness

As a show of support for the global effort in saving the earth RI Chemical Corporation encourages it's employees to join the upcoming event this saturday March 26. This shouldn't be just a turn off your lights. I suggest we all turn off all electrical appliances (Television, R ...more

How To : Install a backlight behind a widescreen TV

In this clip, you'll learn how to install a backlight behind a television for an eye-catching diffused light effect. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the proces and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home theatre how-to from CNET.

News : Long-Exposure Photographs of Old-School Video Games

When a person sits motionless for hours on end in front of a television screen, it's sloth; when a camera does the same, it's art! Case in point, these beautiful long-exposure photographs of old Atari games by Rosemarie Fiore: Tempest (Atari, 1980): Gyruss (Konami, 1983): Q ...more

How To : Study for a test

In this how-to video, you will learn how to properly study for a test or for homework. The author offers a few great tips. You should avoid cramming and study well before the test date. Make a list of everything that is going to be on the test. Memorize facts and formulas. Mak ...more

Manas : A Taste of India

The smell of hot curry pouring from room is inevitable. The mixture of spices filled up my nostril as I sat. The lighting of the room might not be pleasant but it is the way in which the restaurant owner set up his restaurant to stop excessive lighting, which is done with a hu ...more

News : Old School Science Models

LIFE magazine has posted a gallery of bizarrely wonderful old school scientific models. Don't miss the giant fetus or massive colon (double ew). Behold, science education before computers ruled our world. A girl scout leans in to take a closer look at an enclosed model of the ...more

News : Rosalind’S Ethiopian Restaurant

I was mesmerized by the decoration in Rosalind’s. It has pictures of the Ethiopian people from tribes, the walls are painted bright yellow and covered with black nyala’s an endanger species found in Ethiopia, amazing hut roofs on top of the tables, Hi-Definition television pla ...more

How To : Make a Solar Death Ray with an Old Projection TV

In this article, I'll show you how to make an awesome "Death Ray" using the large magnifying lens from an old projection TV. The lens is called a Fresnel lens; a device that employs several ridges to focus light, rather than a complete curve. When sunlight passes through the ...more

News : Canon's 5D Mark II Invades Hollywood

Since its release three years ago, Canon's EOS 5D Mark II has been the most sought out digital SLR for photographers everywhere. But it's also becoming a favorite amongst cinematographers, thanks to its compact size and high-def video recording mode, seeing action in everythin ...more

News : The Role of a Gaffer

Both on and off the set, the Gaffer or Chief Lighting Technician is one of the most important positions around. Though the average movie goer most likely has no idea the job even exists, they probably don't know what 99% of the other crew is/does either.   From the time a DP ...more

How To : Use color theory when decorating your home

Do you want your house to look dull or colorful? If the latter, then be sure to check out this video to learn how to best utilize the color theory. Follow these tips to open your eyes to a world of color. Step 1: Study color theory Study color theory using a color wheel. Tw ...more

How To : Install a Playstation 3

If you're not technologically savvy, don't stress. You probably want to jump right into the game, so check out this video on how to properly install your Playstation 3. You have dedicated yourself to the ultimate gaming experience, but are now faced with a tangle of unfamilia ...more

News : Alan Wake Review

Looking back on Alan Wake, more than a year and a half after its release, it's still one of my favorite games. The graphics and ambience have held up well in comparison to any other story driven game, and it's still the best third-person horror game out there, in terms of game ...more

News : Three Days Without You Activity

Three Days without You Poem Description: This is a sequence poem that will help students transition from one setting and time into another. Pacing will also be another aspect to this poem. Comas will be used as pauses in the poem. Each setting will be divided into separate s ...more

News : The Unreasonable Journey

On a Wednesday evening when friends are going to a movie or out to dinner, you’re at the dojo training. On a Sunday night when your show or the game is on the television you’re not home to watch it, you’re at the dojo training. On a Friday night when the town is full of exci ...more

News : The Coolest Tech to Come Out of CES 2016

There's been a whole lot going on at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, from the latest in virtual reality gear to televisions that continue to slim down while producing higher quality images. We've seen so many smart automobiles and appliances that it feels like pretty s ...more

News : Mod a flashlight into an IR night vision light

Record stealthily, in the dark. This hack is simple and will turn any LED flashlight into an infrared night vision light you can use with any video camera. Infrared light is invisible to the human eye, but it will illuminate any area you are shooting. IR radiation is electrom ...more

How To : Use Your Smartphone to Check for Dead Batteries

We've all been there. Channel surfing lazily whilst reclining on the sofa—then all of a sudden, the remote stops working. Out of frustration, you hold the remote up higher, press the buttons harder, or maybe a even give it a good smack hoping that will fix it. Right around thi ...more

News : The HoloLens Lets You Watch TV in a Whole New Way

Are there any benefits to watching a movie in a holographic mixed reality headset, or should you just stick with your TV? It's not as cut and dried as you might think. While TVs have some advantages, so does the virtual screen of a Microsoft HoloLens. As augmented reality tec ...more

Apple AR : Take a Walk on the Moon with New Space Door Demo

The latest portal demo made with Apple's ARKit is one small step for man, one giant leap for augmented reality. That's right, the latest demo allows you to venture through a door onto a moon from wherever you are. YouTube user Tony Alazeub, who created the demo, said he got i ...more

How To : Watch Comey Testify Live on Your Smartphone

In light of his recent controversial firing, Former FBI Director James Comey will testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee in a highly anticipated open session today at 10 AM EST / 7 AM PST. The testimony will be in regards to alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presid ...more

How To : Turn Your TV on Using Your PS4 Controller

Similar to the feature that lets you dim the light on your PS4's DualShock controller, your Playstation 4 is filled with useful tricks that you may not know about, especially when all you want to do is pick up and play. One of these useful tricks is the ability to turn your TV ...more

NR50 : Next Reality's 50 People to Watch: Tony Parisi

Tony Parisi, the global head of VR/AR at Unity Technologies, has been passionately working with virtual and immersive spaces for a long time. And while the internet world we live in now is very different than when Parisi was co-authoring VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language ...more

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