In this video tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz revisits one of his first After Effects tutorials (the Old TV Look) and shows you how to animate a TV turning on and off. Animate a TV turning on and off in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
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While Android devices made by HTC, Samsung, and others have long utilized IR (infrared) blasters to offer remote control functionality, Apple has still yet to embrace it on iPhones. However, with a small piece of equipment from Pronto and the free Peel Smart Remote & TV Guide ...more
Leeann of Hierchiss explains how to turn a TV into an oscilloscope. Turn the TV on and make sure it works. First, unplug the power. Take the back off the television. Cut the four picture wires that attach to the circuit board. Strip the ends of the wires. Tape the remaining wi ...more
Have an extra PC monitor stashed in your closet? Don't have a television at all? It's time to wipe off the dust and see how you can turn your computer monitor into a TV.
The Google Chromebook may be simple, but it is not limited. Watch this video to see how the Chromebook works as a kind of rudimentary Google TV when hooked up to a large monitor. This easy mod will let you enjoy your Cr-48 Chromebook in a whole new way.
YOUTUBE A gentleman describes how to convert your flat screen TV into a piece of art. Using his Sanyo flat screen hanging on the wall, he demonstrates how entering a DVD into the built-in DVD player using a Detour brand DVD can improve the overall look of the room. The DVD pla ...more
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
Apple likes to make their products simple. However, sometimes that simplicity leads to a confusing user-experience. Take the Apple TV, for example. How do you turn it off? Just press the power button, right? Sorry, there is no power button. Okay, so it's like an iPhone and has ...more
April Fools may be over, but any day is a good day to prank someone, and the best time to do it is when everyone's eyes are glued to the television. Turning off a TV during a climatic moment is the best way to prank a TV-obsessed sibling or friend, but it's even more hilariou ...more
After I traded in my Samsung Galaxy S5 for an iPhone 5S, the one feature I truly missed was the Smart Remote app. My television remote was broken and the S5 saved me from, you know, actually having to get up and change the channel. But thanks to Henrik Edwards and his JustABl ...more
If you have an iPhone, you probably already updated to iOS 6.1, which was released earlier this week. The new release came with some very subtle updates, including LTE support for more carriers, the ability to purchase movie tickets from Fandango via Siri, some security patche ...more
Amazon thinks that by simply removing an app from their Appstore, that they will stop users from accessing it. But with Android OS powering their Fire TV Stick and Fire TV, there really isn't anything they can do to prevent us from sideloading an APK onto the streaming media d ...more
Now here's a prank for the more sophisticated and technologically knowledgeable among you. This video will teach you how to rig up a TV remote and a simple DIY pressure sensor to a couch in such a way that whenever someone sits on it, it will turn the TV on or off depending on ...more
Check out this how to article that shows you how to turn that old TV sitting in your basement into an awesome custom fish tank! How to Convert an Old TV Into a Fish Tank: 13 steps. Have you discovered a dinosaur of a TV set in your attic? You know, the ones with imitation wood ...more
When the HTC One was announced, the fact that its IR transmitter was a side note more than a main feature made me dismiss it. When Samsung included one in the GS4, it became even less impressive. However, now that I actually have a One, I find that the "TV" app is way more tha ...more
No one wants to appear stupid. Whether you rely on lengthy, complicated vocabulary to show your smarts, or enjoy highlighting your speedy mental math skills, everyone prefers emphasizing intelligence over hiding it. Yet even the smallest, most normal behaviors in our day-to-d ...more
I'm constantly searching for a homemade pizza dough that tastes good but isn't too challenging to execute. In other words, a recipe that doesn't require any arcane "dough whispering" skills. However, my hunt may be coming to an end thanks to one celebrity chef's concept. Maki ...more
Plasma TV's are awesome but extremely fragile. If all that happens when you turn your plasma set on is a blinking LED light or it works for a while then turns off, you may have a blown capacitor on your power supply board. This video will show you how to fix the problem yourse ...more
See how to start using BoinxTV with this overview video. Learn the basics of BoinxTV and see how to turn any modern Macintosh computer into a television studio! BoinxTV, from Boinx Software, turns your Mac into a TV studio for creating Live to Disk, Live to Internet, and Live ...more
Replay AV is the newest software to come out for downloading steaming audio from the web. Replay AV allows you to download audio from different sources all over the web. You can even record radio broadcasts and set your account to record the station. This video will show you h ...more
Purchasing an HDTV, plugging all the gizmos in, and turning it on to watch without any tweaking is like buying a table from Ikea and assembling as is: it works, and it looks good too, but honestly, it can look better with a few tweaks. Yes, tweaking your HDTV takes work, but ...more
If you're looking to hook up your iPhone 4 to a TV, this video will let you know how it's done. Turn that 3.5 inch screen into a 40" monster with this helpful how-to. This video shows you how to connect your iPhone to an external display. The games played in this video were R ...more
Looking a way to share a wired Internet connection? With an Apple computer, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just under a minute's time. For the specifi ...more
Whether you're new to Adobe After Effects or a seasoned digital film professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to turn spoken dialogu ...more
It's not as easy to walk in high heels as you think, girls! Shoetube.tv host Stephanie Simons shows you how to own the cat walk and turn heads. Learn how to walk in high heels like a supermodel by watching this video tutorial.
Turn an old computer into a DVR that you can use to watch TV and record shows from over the internet using a TV card and free software.
Surfline TV presents how to do a floater with CJ Hobgood. Stay mid face and either do a big bottom turn or cruise down the line. Back side and front side floaters can both be used to clear sections or just to burn speed.
Springtime is just around the corner so get a jump-start by creating your own mosaic flowerpots! Enjoy this fun blast from the past as Rosie O'Donnell, Bobby and Wynonna Judd demonstrate how to turn a regular clay pot into a mosaic work of art in this craft segment from The Ro ...more
Rosie O'Donnell shows you how to make photo balls using your favorite pictures. Fold your pictures into a ball shape to turn them into an ornament. Make a photo ball ornament wtih Rosie O'Donnell. Click through to watch this video on blip.tv
Turn a Britney Spears song into a classical fugue. A silly, pretentious instructional video I made for Prof. James Gardner's Sight & Sound: TV course, where I write a fugue based on the theme from Britney Spear's "Oops I Did It Again".
With the invention of 3D TVs and a 3D film showing in nearly every theatre, 3D seems to be the biggest craze lately. Did you know you don't have to spend a fortune to create one of these eye-popping movies yourself? In this tutorial, learn how to take two inexpensive mini Fli ...more
Watch this to see how to hookup a digital to analog television converter. When analog broadcasting ends in February 2009, you're either going to have to buy a new TV, pay for cable, or get a converter box. Step 1: Purchase an RCA DTA800 Converter from your favorite retailer ...more
This is a great illusion of strength from Revision3 and Scam School. Learn how to rip a phonebook in half with magician Brian Brushwood and strongman Dennis Rogers. Brian Bushwood is an American magician known for his bizarre magic and bar tricks. Watch this instructional vid ...more
This video answers the question, how do you safely clean an LCD? Remember that LCD’s do not have glass so you have to be careful how much pressure you apply, as well as the kind of cloth you are using, or you can damage or scratch the screen. First, turn off the monitor, then ...more
Redoing your bathroom is usually a job for the experts. In this seven part video series, you will learn create a turn a drab bathroom into an oasis. Watch and learn how to build a shower, fit a shower tray, equip for waste & drainage, upgrade your existing shower screen, insta ...more
Wall studs are both critical for maintaining the structure of your home and supporting items of weight and function on the interior walls (e.g. cabinets, shelves, plasma TVs, etc.). With wall studs playing such a critical role, consistently being able to find them is important ...more
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
In this article, I'll show you how to built a Wireless Transfer of Energy Transmitter. Simply put, this device will send electricity to a florescent light bulb and light it up, from up to three feet. The idea originally (at least, prominently) came from Nikola Tesla (read more ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to build a simplistic circuit to generate negative ions. Negative ions have been known to contribute to fresher air, happier mood, and general health benefits. However, they also look amazing in the dark (check out the photos below, purple pl ...more
For this achievement tutorial, you'll be finding out how to unlock the Boob Tube achievement. As it sounds, you'll have to turn on a TV and let it play for awhile. It's a really simple and easy achievement to unlock that's worth 5 gamerscore. Just make sure you turn on the TV ...more
When bams parents are out get a crew to go in the house and rig it all up all over the house to make it seem like its haunted. later when bams parents get back, they get back to everyone pretending to do the ouiji board or something and get april to get all worked up about spi ...more
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
In this clip, you'll learn how to turn your laptop PC into a WiFi hotspot. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started turning your own laptop into a wireless hotspot (or hot spot), watch this handy home- ...more
So, you wake up one morning feeling a little moody and emo and decide to go Scene? No problem! Check out this tutorial from EmoWorld TV and learn how to turn any boring hairstyle into an Emo do in a few short steps.
This video will give the seasoned driver and learning drive tips on how to do a three point turn. A three point turn is a useful maneuver for turning round when there is nowhere to turn around. Do a three point turn. Click through to watch this video on howto.tv
Creating that 'bad TV' look has never been easier with Final Cut Pro. Stephen Smith will show you how to create this spectacular effect using tools already provided by FCP. Learn how to make your video transition in from noise, animate a TV roll, and duplicate the "turning off ...more
Learn how to access the PS3 secret recovery menu by following this tutorial. You will need a PS3, PS3 remote, and a USB charger cable. Hold the power button on your system. Listen for three beeps (as you keep your finger on the power button). The third beep will turn your syst ...more
Got lots of pretty cookies to share with friends and family during the holidays? While it's true you could hand them off in tins as is, it's so much more fun to experiment with packaging and favor ideas. If you're throwing a party, you can hang them as ornaments on trees, giv ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to drift a car. Viewers will learn 3 different ways of drifting. The first ways is the handbrake turn. Begin by building up speed in the first gear, swing the wheel over sharply, pull the handbrake, dip the clutch and release the handb ...more
Phantom loads are what happens when you leave electronic devices plugged in when they are not in use. Even if you do not have your electronics turned on, they are still putting out an electric charge. These phantom loads can be prevented with a few simple changes. In this tut ...more
Make your gadgets magnetically controlled with everyday things. People often take for granted the common items and devices they use in everyday life. Looks can be deceiving. It's not what things appear to be, it's what they can become. Milk can be turned into plastic; with th ...more
Google+ Hangouts are proving to be a proficient platform for teaching and communicating in real time with others. If you're someone who creates instructional content online, you may want to consider using the platform for your next project. Below, how to record your hangouts ...more
If you've got an iPhone or an iPod touch, there's a good chance you've also got a bunch of old cassette tape cases laying around. This video will show you a clever way to turn a cassette case into a stylish stand for your iOs device so you can watch movies, tv shows, and youtu ...more
Hook up your TiVo, Xbox and other television-based electronics to a single HDMI port. All you need is a switcher, which you can buy easily for around fourteen dollars. Then hook it up, and have multiple input devices attached to your TV!
In this clip, you'll learn how to make VOIP (or voice over IP) phone calls over your Windows PC. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started making phone calls over your own Internet connection, watch thi ...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
Luckily, a Mythbox won't get you into nearly as much trouble as Pandora's Box if opened and used. That's because Mythbox is an open source software that allows you to run Myth TV, which is a free way to turn your TV into a PC. You get a much larger interface as well as cool op ...more
Add a southern twist to a classic Italian spaghetti recipe. Watch this how to video as our Cajun Cooking TV host shows you how to cook up a Cajun style spaghetti sauce. To turn this recipe into a southern delicacy all you need is a Creole seasoning.
If you're going to do this, be careful, as your fingers get close to operating high voltage devices & potentially fatal current! Remember that TV's can store a lot of energy for a long time, so don't be poking your finger everywhere - even if the TV is off. The 9mm headphone ...more
Whether you're in an airport, restaurant or waiting room, the insidious grip of televisions on human life is omnipresent. Sometimes it's nice to talk to other human beings while looking at them directly—actually hearing what they have to say. Thankfully, there's a DIY device ...more