The iPhone is probably one of the best looking phones ever made, but that beauty comes with a price. If you have a 4S or previous version, all it takes is one drop and the back glass is shattered (unless you're incredibly lucky). Replacing it yourself is pretty simple and chea ...more
There's a particularly interesting new Accessibility setting in iOS 10 that lets you mega-zoom into objects using your iPhone's camera. Yes, I know... you can just "pinch" to zoom in the Camera app, but what I'm talking about goes beyond this traditional camera zoom. The feat ...more
Dreams are like an internal human holodeck. Inside your mind, anything is possible, from your grandest wishes to your worst nightmares. This is all well and good, but what if you could control your dreams and become the omniscient god of a handpicked reality whenever you go to ...more
Hard-boiled eggs are such an amazing snack, but there's nothing quite so frustrating as trying to get all the shell off without damaging the egg underneath. I've ended up with many a sadly pitted and pockmarked egg that somehow doesn't taste quite as good as when it emerges al ...more
Dave shows you how to produce a glass three different ways in 3ds Max in the video tutorial. Put two panels away, then concentrating on sensor one press m on the keyboard to bring up the materials editor. On the material editor go to the first sphere, choosing a slight blue co ...more
Dried out markers are the worst. They take up space, and for some reason, even though they're totally useless, most of us have at least a few lying around just for the sake of not throwing them out. Luckily, Julie Finn over at Crafting a Green World has come up with a way to r ...more
Ever wonder how to get out of doing the things you don't want to do? Work, relationships, and simply driving in traffic can make you so tired that you're asleep on your feet. Not any more! Our "sleep-glasses" invention will shield your eyes so you can tune out and sleep the d ...more
As someone who's dependent on glasses to see on an everyday basis, losing or misplacing them is obviously a bad thing. I can't even see clearly enough to find the glasses that I just lost, so I'm pretty much blind now. Without your prescription eyewear, the world is a blur. P ...more
As filthy as this looks, I can't help but be utterly awed and amazed. Pull this bar trick at the club and you'll at least woo the Jersey Shore set. You will need: an unfiltered hand-rolled cigarette and a cold glass. From YouTuber noncents: "Don’t inhale the smoke just pull ...more
This magic trick requires no equipment or setup and is sure to wow the crowd in any bar. The magician appears to thrust a coin upwards through the bottom of a pint glass, when really they use a French transfer to switch the coin to their other hand and drop it into the top of ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make a cool beer glass out of a beer bottle. This is also a great trick for cutting the bottle; forget the glass cutter or tricks with string and acetone. Just pour oil up to the level where you want the bottle cut off and place a red-hot piece ...more
The coolest way to do a shot? Drink it from a glass made of ice. Learn how to make a shot glass out of ice. You will need: One 3 oz plastic cup One 9 oz plastic cup Water Duct tape Remember, when serving liquor, keep in mind that your shot glass will be twice as big as the ...more
Have some glass that needs rendering in Maya? With Mental Ray, it's easily done. Mental Ray (trademarked mental ray) is a rendering application by mental images that's integrated into Maya, and in this video you'll learn about two of the major glasses within it, plus how to r ...more
Using Photoshop, learn to create a glass effect for any shape you want. Add a glass effect to any shape in Photoshop. Click through to watch this video on vtutorial.com
Food is a necessity, sure, but every now and then it's so satisfying to eat something because it is fun and delicious. While eating a whole tub of homemade ice cream might satisfy your need for gluttony, there's a way to take it even further—make your dinnerware edible. The B ...more
The game has undergone many transitions over the years, since its days as LEXIKO (1931) to its briefness as CRISS CROSS WORDS to its current and amalgamated, renowned brand of SCRABBLE. There has been many editions of the word board game along that historic metamorphosis, and ...more
Here's a video tutorial showing you how to replace Galaxy S4 screen glass if you broke your screen. This will allow you to easily fix your broken glass for under $20. Video: . To do this, you will need some tools: Hairdryer or heat gun Time - about an hour Replacement Glass s ...more
If you've been around either the multiplayer worlds or have been watching videos on other video websites, you may have noticed that some people have started creating underwater glass structures and buildings in their game! If you're curious how, this video will show you! You w ...more
If you have an excess of glass bottles lying around in your home, don't throw them into the recycling bin just yet. With a little creativity and handiwork, you can make terrariums, hummingbird feeders, candle holders and fish tanks out of them. Not quite the crafty type? It s ...more
Learn about using the Dremel™ tool for engraving glass. A Dremel tool can be used for creating decorative effects.
How can you tell if the pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses that you are about to buy online are not a fake? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer ...more
Glass is one of the least reactive substances known to chemistry. It is the standard container material for almost all lab chemicals because it's so inert. But there are a couple of substances that have strong reactions with glass. Sodium hydroxide, aka solid drain cleaner or ...more
Mason jars are a DIYer's best friend, nearly on par with duct tape and paper clips. Why? Because you can use mason jars for so many things besides just canning and drinking, and I'm not talking about other obvious uses like basic storage containers or miniature terrariums. I'm ...more
I was just 16 when I poured my first beer. It was my first restaurant job and a customer ordered a pint while the bartender was busy. I'd seen her do it hundreds of times, and she made it look so easy. Besides, it couldn't be that different from filling a cup from the soda mac ...more
Erik from Indy Mogul shows you how to make sugar glass for $20. Sugar glass can be used to create breakable or break away glass FX for your films.
If you're a serious film buff then these glasses will totally give you a cinemagasm. This polarization filter uses a pair of 3D glasses as a base and combines the glasses with a lens cap to reduce glare and any reflections that could tamper with your viewing experience. These ...more
Alcohol is a marvelous thing. It might even be responsible for saving civilization. And we're always fans of hacking our booze intake, whether it's learning how to drink all night long without getting drunk or how to discreetly get your drink on without anyone knowing. Now, i ...more
Matt Baker blows a simple clear Pyrex spoon using the lampworking technique. Perfect for intermediate beginners. Do not attempt this unless you have a clear knowledge of glass blowing safety! Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a glass tobacco pipe. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a glass to ...more
Steve Spangler shows a science experiment in which a glass of water is able to suspend a card in mid air.
This craft is great for Mother's Day! Turn a recycled glass bottle into a beautiful flower vase to give as a gift! You'll need to find a sizeable glass bottle and then gather some colored tissue paper, glue diluted in water, a plastic container, scissors, polyurethane sealant ...more
It seems the French have carefully observed the hacking achievements of one super clever Carnegie Mellon grad, turning his hack into a modern iPad application-to-be. A couple years back, we told you about the fantastic Johnnie Chung Lee who used headtracking to create a three ...more
This tutorial series shows you how to work with lighting in Maya by creating a stain glass window with a candle in front of it. This is a great in-depth look at lighting. Part one sets up a 3 point lighting system within maya. so this is a general overview of many light proper ...more
Snooki and her Jersey Shore castmates have taken over reality television, and for better or worse, their New Jersey-ness is spreading like wildfire. If you're thinking about dressing up as Snooki for Halloween, you've found the right video! It will show you how to get the righ ...more
Want to make your own glass drinking cups? You don't need to be a glassworker to get creative. Just recycle some of your old beer, soda, or wine bottles into stylish toothbrush holders or glass cups. You can tie a loop of string that was dipped in nail polish remover around a ...more
Frosted glass windows are meant for privacy, plain and simple. Sometimes you see it used for aesthetic effect, but primarily it's used to let a little light in while keeping wandering eyes out—unless those wandering eyes have some Scotch tape in their pocket. Yes, a mere piec ...more
Drawing a glass of water is one of the most basic things you'll ever learn in art class, but it is also one of the most important studies you'll ever make about form, color, tone, and shape. This drawing tutorial runs you through how to perfect a drawing of a glass of water u ...more
You can take a carton of plain glass (or plastic) Christmas ornaments and then add your own personal touch as a gift or holiday decoration. Fill the large globes with things like garlands or tinsel, and or add paint and glitter to others.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a glass bottle bong at home. First, to do this you will need: a diamond bit, glass bottle, bucket with water and a drill. First, grab your drill and with very light pressure, you want to drill into the glass until you break through it. No ...more
Do you have a house or large stone structure that needs a little something more than just a bunch of bare walls? Want to create a "window" to the outside? Well, you can craft glass blocks in Minecraft, crazy right? In this video you will learn how to create your own glass bloc ...more
Sandblasting has a bunch of functions. It can be used to soften rough surfaces, roughen soft surfaces, take off unwanted surfaces, or shape a surface. If you're curious about the process and wish to try it yourself, you can check out this video to learn how to sandblast glass ...more
Some of the most popular cellular devices on the market today are the iPhone 4 and 4S models. Seeing as they are made of glass, it's not uncommon for the back panel to break. Also, with the popularity being so high, you might just be looking for a way to set your device apart ...more
Glass shelves add a elegant beauty to your home, but imagine how much more elegant and sleek they would look if they were simply floating against the wall. Floating glass shelves are the innovative way to create stylish wall arrangements. These video instructions will show yo ...more
Watch this video to learn about applying gold leaf to glass with Corning Museum of Glass experts.
Watch this video and learn how to wire wrap the stem of a wine glass with beads.
On last week's Gizmodo Shooting Challenge, submittors were challenged to create photos that could be seen in 3D, simply by refocusing the eyes to merge two appropriately placed white dots. Having trouble? Here's how you do it, from Gizmodian rick23: Look at the white dots so ...more
Impress everyone at the pub with this fascinating bar trick. You can get a cork out of a wine bottle without breaking the bottle. People will be amazed. This takes a plastic bag and a little breath to accomplish. Try betting to win some beer or money. Fun Party Tricks provide ...more
Want to crack a bottle over your friends head, but you don't really want to hurt him? Okay, well, you won't learn that here, but you will learn how to make breakable glass to knock him over the head with a pasta dish. Sugar glass, yeah!
An ampoule is a sealed glass that contains medication to be injected. This how to video demonstrates how to prepare an ampoule to draw the medication with a syringe. Learn how to bring all the liquid from the head of the ampule to the bottom, and how to break it open. Note thi ...more
Corinne Bradd shows Kristy Clark how to transform simple tumblers and tealights with a clever stenciled frosting technique.
Properly clean the glass coffee pot part of your coffee maker using environmentally friendly household ingredients. It is a housekeeping trick that everyone will love. Use salt, ice and vinegar as an eco-friendly safe way of cleaning a glass pot.
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a mirror silvering solution from silver nitrate, ammonia, sugar, and sodium hydroxide. Glass surfaces can be given coatings of silver that make them into mirrors. WARNING: Perform the whole science experiment in ...more
Sometimes, a project requires you to go back and fix or adjust something you created in Photoshop. Today, Bert takes us with him as he fills a once empty water glass, and fixes a reflection on one of his older pieces using the spherize tool in Photoshop.
Learn how to separate two glasses that are stuck together with this Howcast video tutorial. You nested two glasses when you put them away – and now they’re stuck! Gently pry them apart with this system. You Will Need * A sink * Ice water * And hot water Step 1. Turn on the ...more
Got 3D glasses leftover from the Superbowl? Time to break them out! You will need cheap 3D glasses from television promotions or you can grab them off eBay for this demonstration. Or you can simply make your own 3D glasses red and blue or yellow and blue cellophane. NOTE: Get ...more
Hey what a great idea. Is installing tiles such a simple activity? Why not install glass and ceramic? Learn from this Lowe's video on how you can install a beautiful backsplash. Glass mosaic squares add a trendy splash, while white subway tiles keep the design clean and conte ...more
Sick of spending your hard earned cash on a bong? Well, you can save some dough and look for a glass vase that nobody's using according to this video. Learn how to make a glass bong out of a flower vase with help from this tutorial.
This how-to video will teach you how you can create a sound effect much like that of breaking glass. You can make your unsuspecting victim think that you broke a glass or that you broke something made of glass with this handy instructional video. This trick uses a coffee mug, ...more
In this tutorial we learn how to draw a glass bottle. To start the bottle, you will draw the outline of the bottle starting with the cap to the base. After this, start to shade in the top and around the sides of the bottle. Small lines will create the effect of the bottle seem ...more
The coming year promises to be a good one for those of us watching the augmented and mixed reality world. And the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), starting Jan. 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada, for its 50th year, is bringing 2017 in with a bang—we're expecting a ton of great announceme ...more
Cabinets that open straight out and shut to close make so much ruckus, especially when you've got someone who's angry in the house. Sliding doors, meanwhile, are super chic, classy, and easily draw open and close without a fuss. Not to mention that most sliding cabinet doors a ...more