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How To : Turn Your House Lights On & Off Using the Internet

Haven't you ever wanted to live in a futuristic home? I think that homes are headed towards an era where they will be controlled by our computers and smartphones. No longer will you have to find your keys to unlock your door, or wait until you get home to monitor your security ...more

How To : Install motion detector lights

Looking to take some safety precautions for the exterior of your home? Motion detector lights are a good way to ward off unwanted intruders. Installation of motion detector lights isn’t as difficult as it sounds, since most are pre-wired and preassembled. You Will Need: • A ...more

How To : Join steel and copper pipes with This Old House

Steps: 1. Turn off water and power to water heater. 2. Use garden hose to drain water from heater's tank. 3. Cut copper pipe just above the corroded connection using a tubing cutter. 4. Use two pipe wrenches to loosen the old union. 5. Remove the old union from the steel pipe ...more

News : Robot Rickshaw Chauffeurs Chinese Peasant

Wu Yulu's life story belongs in a Disney movie. The 46-year-old Chinese farmer has built 26 robots over the past 30 years, with no education beyond high school. He says he loves his robots more dearly than his own sons and rides around his village in a robot powered rickshaw. ...more

How To : Install a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

Ron Hazelton shows how to install a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). First turn off the power to the electrical outlet at the circuit breaker or fuse box (check to make sure there's no power in the outlet!). Then remove the electric cover plate. Then gently remove the ...more

How To : Clear a clogged drain with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to clear a clogged drain. Steps: 1. Clear toilet clogs with a plunger; press plunger down tight against bottom of bowl, then yank up sharply to pull clog free. 2. For stubborn toilet clogs, use a closet auger; feed flexible ca ...more

News : Satan Surprise!

Synopsis: Tell one guy that a girl that one of the other guys knows just had some sketchy demonic encounter/satanic experience at some Wicca gathering she went to last night while she was trying to get answers from the past. Then say she’s incredibly creeped out right now and ...more

News : Carnivorous Furniture Eats Flies and Mice for Energy

PETA wouldn't consider James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau's ingenious flypaper clock very eco-friendly, but I might beg to differ. The clock doesn't require any electricity or batteries. Instead it captures flies and converts the bodies of the dead insects into energy. Eight dead f ...more

How To : Change an RV electric plug

Many of us often faces the electric problem and one of them is power plug problem. When it goes down you need to change it. First of all you need to buy a new quality product that last longer. Now 2nd step is very important, you need to switch off power supply of your house a ...more

News : John Brennan Takes over Counter - Terr. job

Noel Brinkerhoff All Gov May 26, 2012 John Brennan, counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama, has reportedly taken on the lead role in selecting which terrorists will be targeted for drone attacks or raids by the U.S. military or the CIA. Brennan and his small te ...more

News : Everything You Need to Know About the Google Pixel 4

With the new year comes a new pair of smartphones from the company behind the Android platform. It seems it was only a few months ago that Google announced the Pixel 3 and 3 XL with its somewhat disappointing design. It seems they heard the critics and for the first time, will ...more

News : very hard to do prank

This is prank is a 'bit' complicated to do but if you manage to do it, it will be the best prank ever made for good. I think the best man for this prank should be Bam as his chances not to die during the fall down are the best : - Go to some scene shooting somewhere in the wo ...more

How To : Earn Someone's Trust Without Ever Saying a Word

There's more to earning someone's trust than simply shaking their hand, especially if you're not particularly trustworthy. Your body language doesn't reveal your thoughts, it reveals your intentions, and sometimes intentions are better left unrevealed. Psychopaths, take note.. ...more

Robot Basics : Using an H Bridge to Move Your Bot Backwards

I love robots. They have the potential to evolve into Asimovian destroyers of the human species, but have only just mastered the art of cleaning my rug. They have an ever increasing cool factor and a growing number of cheap and simple components that let the hobby roboticist r ...more

How To : Keep Your Smartphone Charged During a Power Outage

When the power goes out, having the ability to contact others becomes extremely important, and your cell phone can be one of the most important tools to have. But if the power is out for an extended period of time, battery life becomes a constant problem. Without the ability ...more

How To : Make a Spot Welder for Cheap!

A typical resistance spot welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness and a bit of free time, you can make one like this for about $10 or less. Before starting on this project, there are a couple of videos you should check out, because yo ...more

News : Everything You Need to Know About the Google Pixel 3

With all the controversy around the Pixel 3 XL, the regular-sized Pixel 3 might be the phone of choice for most users. Thanks to the huge boost in screen size, the little brother is now an easier pickup for those who like a bigger screen. And once more, the internals are the s ...more

How To : Build a tin can Stirling engine

The Stirling engine is a relatively old type of external combustion engine that has never really found a niche despite its unique advantages over conventional internal combustion engines. This video for the DIY-inclined will show you how to make your very own small Stirling en ...more

How To : Remove a popcorn ceiling

Many acoustical or popcorn ceilings that were put in, in the 1970's, contained asbestos. If you are unsure about the contents of the ceiling take a piece and put it in a plastic bag and send it to a lab for testing. Once you know that the ceiling is asbestos free and you are r ...more

How To : Make a cool miniature stove

Here's how to make a great little portable stove from stuff you probably have laying around your house! It's perfect for camping, backpacking, and power outages.

How To : Pick Locks with a Strategically Placed Bump Key

Opening doors with keys is boring and for the lockpicking illiterate. Inject some mischief into your life by watching this video on how to open a lock and break into a house using everyday objects you have lying around. The turning mechanism of bump keys, which fit most doork ...more

How To : Save money, energy and power with your XBox 360

In this tutorial, we learn how to save power with your Xbox 360 (Xbox 101). This can save you money on your energy bill as well! First, turn on your console and then go to the guide button. Scroll to settings and then choose 'system settings'. From here, choose 'console settin ...more

How To : Wire your model railroad track

If you're at the point where you need to start ballasting your model railroad track, then you might want to check out this video tutorial on wiring. Learn how to wire your model railroad track. So, see how to run the feeder cables to power up your ballasts to power up your mi ...more

How To : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more

How To : Replace washing machine hoses & why

This video explains to the viewer the advantages of replacing washing machine hoses. As well as, rather more importantly, explaining how to complete the process. According to the creator the rubber hoses that are standard to most washing machines are subjected to high pressure ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move Wall Push Ups

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

Coming Soon : Charge Your Cell Phone by Screaming at It

The Telegraph reports that a team of researchers lead by Dr. Sang-Woo Kim of the Institute of Nanotechnology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have developed a method for converting the energy from sound into electricity. They've applied the research to the charging of mobil ...more

How To : Replace a programmable thermostat with Lowe's

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to replace and install a programmable thermostat. The materials required for this project are: a screwdriver, masking tape, marking pencil and batteries. Begin by turning off the power of the furnace. Then remove the face of the old th ...more

How To : Paint your house

This video describes how to prepare for and execute painting your home. To begin, you should power wash your house to remove any dirt, dust, cobwebs, etc. These would prevent the paint from setting properly, unless it was new wood. If it is new wood, you should put on a beige ...more

How To : Fix a dripping ceramic disc tap

Female instructor shows how to fix a dripping ceramic disc tap. Start by turning off the water in the house. Using screwdrivers and wrenches, remove the tap. Also remove the cap using a knife and check the rubber seals. Watch video for best results. Fix a dripping ceramic disc ...more

How To : Fix a stripped screwhole

Picture this: You're putting together your new desk or bedframe from Ikea, you go to drill in your final screw with your power drill, and the screw just keeps turning. The hole is stripped, and your brand-new piece of furniture is far from sturdy. What to do? This wuick how-to ...more

News : 7 Disney Movies Based on R-Rated Stories

via Cracked Think Disney came up with all those fairytales on its own? No way. The Mouse House single-handedly ripped off dozens of classic tales, turning adult fare into kid-friendly cartoons! "As happy as they were to give us the occasional nightmare, Disney's favorite way ...more

How To : Remove a washer from a tap to stop leakage

Female instructor demonstrates how to remove a washer from a tap to stop it from leaking. Using the tools listed in this video and turning off the water supply, one can fix their leaky faucet in any sink of the house. Watch video for best results. Remove a washer from a tap to ...more

How To : Use microgeneration to generate power

In this video, we learn how to use microgeneration to generate power. You can start by placing solar panels on your roof which is very easy to get installed. It's not a huge job, it just takes some workers and a meter that is in the house. This will tell you how much power you ...more

How To : Use a pressure washer on wood and other surfaces

The many uses of a pressure washer that can be fun and save time on the harder cleaning jobs around the house. Always use safety glasses when using power tools. The pressure washer easily attaches to a garden hose and multiplies the water pressure. It is good for removing dirt ...more

News : Sit Back and Watch... 'Twas a Dark, Dark Christmas

Beautiful animation with a sinister twist by Beijing Motion Graphics house, 39 Degrees North: "We started down a rather unconventional route for our Christmas card this year and there was simply no turning back. The pull of the dark side was just too strong. Here's our adapt ...more

How To : Make sliding sun shades

In this tutorial, Michelle shows us how to make beautiful energy saving wooden sun shades that slide along bard door tracks. These slatted sun shades are perfect for the summer to keep the sun out but leave enough space to let the breeze through. This is an advanced woodworkin ...more

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