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How To : Calibrate your HDTV for maximum quality and sound

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

How To : Write a fugue

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".

How To : Use "live" as a verb & adjective in English

Paul, an English teacher, gives a lesson on the difference between the word "live" as a verb and as an adjective. To make to "v" sound when saying the word, the lower lip has to touch the teeth. "Live" as verb is an action, so you say "I live in Minneapolis". The singular form ...more

How To : Electron Spirographs with a Cathode Ray Tube

In this article, I'll be showing you how to make a cool visual representation of sound using an old cathode ray tube (CRT) television, a stereo, and a sound source. You'll also need a pair of wire cutters, and a few screwdrivers. To properly understand this project, it's a goo ...more

How To : Use an external monitor with a camcorder

In this video from lunawebs we learn how to use an external monitor with a camcorder. The best way is to use an HDTV and use your HDMI output on the TV. The sound can also come through the monitor if you have a headphone port on the monitor. If you want to go outdoors, it will ...more

How To : Unlock the Boob Tube achievement in Alan Wake

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

How To : Play fill-ins and rundowns on the acoustic guitar

The objective of this lesson is to break up the same old up and down strumming pattern and sound better. Otherwise your playing can sound the same after a while even though your playing different tunes. By adding rundowns, fill-ins, and alternating bass notes, we can take ordi ...more

How To : Play chord inversions on the acoustic guitar

Learn how to play chord inversions on the acoustic guitar. Inversions can be used as alternatives or substitutes to create a little different sound in the songs we play. I'll introduce some easy chord inversions for some common chords. Play chord inversions on the acoustic gui ...more

How To : Make wild organic nut bars with honey

Catch, gut, and cook your own food? It sounds slightly caveman-ish, but deriving your food straight from nature ensures you always know what you're eating (a luxury you don't get at the grocery store) and that you're eating healthy. While this video won't teach you how to hun ...more

How To : Cut, light, smoke, & enjoy a fine cigar

Relaxing in your favorite chair on a beautiful day and lighting a comforting cigar sounds great, but have you ever wondered if there was a way to enjoy it more than that? TV's J.T. Meadows and his friend Linn invite you to watch this video so they can show you the best way to ...more

TVs Are for Old People : A Guide to Handheld Consoles

Advancements in technology usually lead to the miniaturization of old technologies, and video games are no exception. Since at least 1990, game hardware manufacturers and enterprising DIY electronics enthusiasts have poured their efforts into making full-size video game consol ...more

How To : Make easy psychedelic rainbow cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes sound, er, complex, to say the least, given that for those of us who consider heating up a tv dinner in the microwave cooking, even successfully baking a boxed cake mix without something catching on fire is something we can only dream about. If you have two le ...more

How To : Turn your TV into art

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

How To : Pimp your PS3 in three ways

Tom Wiggins from Stuff.tv shows you how to pimp your PS3 in 3 easy steps. Here's 3 ways to get the best out of it. First up upscale to make sure you are getting 1080p. Second, change your audio output settings to get premium sound quality. This will change your output to CD qu ...more

How To : Hook up a digital-to-analog converter box

Are you still watching television with an analog signal? If so, your TV may no longer work after February 17th, 2009. There is one easy fix to this problem though. There are many different kinds of convertor boxes out there, and the government is offering forty dollar coupons ...more

How To : Play "Mama I'm Coming Home" on the acoustic guitar

This lesson uses droning notes and a little extra pick work to make simple fret work sound impressive. "Droning notes" are notes that keep constant in the background while other notes are played. We'll use the open E and open B strings as our droning notes, and learn to play " ...more

How To : Use video safe frames in 3ds Max

If you plan to produce animation for television, then you have to watch this video. In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to use Video Safe Frames. This feature helps you make sure your animation fits on a TV screen. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left ...more

How To : recognize Crowd Control - Part 1

What comes to your mind when you see the words 'crowd control'? A mob of rioters shouting, throwing rocks & molotovs, wrecking cars, raiding homes, holding signs.......Sound familiar? Well that's a broad picture of crowd control. Crowd control extends far beyond the rioting c ...more

News : WHAT HAPPENED IN 1965? (STANDP'S BIRTH YEAR)

In 1965, the world was a different place. There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Stumbleupon, for that matter. In 1965, the year of your birth, the top selling movie was The Sound of Music. People buying the popcorn in the cinema lobby had glazing eyes when looking at the pos ...more

How To : Hold an acoustic guitar correctly

True Fire TV and Guitar Lessons for Beginners demonstrate how to correctly hold an electric guitar. Good posture and hand positions will affect the sounds that you are making. Cross your legs to prop up your guitar which gives you more flexibility and freedom. Prop out the nec ...more

How To : Improve your vocabulary

If TV cartoons don’t provide enough intellectual stimulation, try these tips to improve your vocabulary and impress your friends, or just yourself. You Will Need * Books * A dictionary * A notepad * A computer with internet access Step 1: Read everything Read everything you c ...more

How To : Make a rain stick

You’ve heard their soothing sounds in stores, in songs or on TV. How would you like to have your own rain stick? Learn how to make a rain stick in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make a rain stick. Make a rain stick - Part 2 of 9. Click through to watch thi ...more

How To : Get ready for the digital television transfer

This four-part video tutorial is furnished by the (FCC) Federal Communications Commission shows you how to get ready for the digital television transfer. Is your television ready for digital? By February 17th, 2009 TV stations will stop broadcasting in analog and broadcast onl ...more

How To : Record desktops with RecordItNow! on Ubuntu Linux

Record desktops with RecordItNow! on Ubuntu Linux Ever wanted to record your desktop screen? Well, it's entirely possible on Ubuntu Linux. This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to r ...more

How To : Play solos on the acoustic guitar

This two part series teaches how to improvise playing solos. First we'll review the basic 12 notes of the scale, which we need to know in order to begin working with keys and lead guitar scale patterns. I'll explain how the 12 notes of the scale relate to the guitar fretboard. ...more

News : Blind Photographer "Sees" With Sound

A couple weeks ago, I attended Photo LA with my mother, a photographer. On our way out, we came across a blind man with a seeing eye dog. It begged the obvious question-- "blind photographer" is about as oxymoronic as it gets-- but, then coincidentally, this morning I came acr ...more

How To : Play Charades

Charades is a word-guessing game that's acted out in pantomime by players at parties or other gatherings. Step 1 Review common charades gestures. Cranking an old-time movie camera means the answer will be a film title. Making a rectangle with your thumbs and index fingers ind ...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

Roger Ebert : Why I HATE 3-D (And You Should, Too)

Chicago Sun Times movie critic Roger Ebert hates 3-D. And when I say hate, I really mean hate. Check out Ebert's excerpted nine points below via Newsweek. 1. IT'S THE WASTE OF A DIMENSION. Our minds use the principle of perspective to provide the third dimension. Adding one a ...more

Not Your Ordinary Gamer : Yahtzee Croshaw Does It All

Most employed in the game industry have two-word job titles that start with “game”—game designer, game producer, game critic, game tester, etc. Usually, they’re one or the other, even though some can be both a game designer and a game tester or game critic and game tester. And ...more

News : The Who Owns My Heart lyrics by Miley Cyrus

Here we have a unique piece of work. Miley Cyrus, the girl that started out as a 12 year old acting on Hannah Montana, is now 17 and showing some skin. Do we care? Apparently, parents do. So it seems as if if Cyrus wasn't able to do what she wants in her music videos because o ...more

How To : Sprint HTC Evo 4G Impressions

Spent the weekend with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo G4. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple will be announcing the new version of their phone this week. If it's comparable to leaked phone shown over at Gizmodo, then to say whi ...more

News : An Illuminated Glossary of Video Game Genres

Like the press covering film and many other specialized fields, video game journalists use all sorts of jargon to convey to their knowledgable readers as much information about a game as quickly as possible. For non or newbie gamers, this can be extremely confusing. Those of ...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 : ANUS or ASSHOLE? (NSFW)

Via WonderHowTo World, SCRABBLE: Dirty SCRABBLE. Everybody likes to play dirty, but we're not talking bluffing with fake words or closing up the board—we're talking actual "dirty" and offensive words. Despite the exclusion of offensive words in the bowdlerized Official SCRAB ...more

The Sprint HTC Evo 4G : Best Phone This Year

Written by JD Coverly of WonderHowTo World, LoadSave:We've spent the last week with Sprint's new phone, the HTC Evo 4G. Specification wise, it's better than Verizon's Incredible and T-Mobile's HD2. Apple has unveiled the new version of their phone this week and thankfully it's ...more

News : ANUS or ASSHOLE?

Dirty SCRABBLE. Everybody likes to play dirty, but we're not talking bluffing with fake words or closing up the board—we're talking actual "dirty" and offensive words. Despite the exclusion of offensive words in the bowdlerized Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary (OSPD), the ...more

How To : Restring your electric guitar

Learn how to change the strings on your electric guitar. Most guitarist's agree, your guitar sounds best with new strings. After an initial break in period, new strings are brighter, warmer, increase sustain, and even tune better. Restring your electric guitar. Click through t ...more

News : Stolen work

The victim has to write something they came up with that they are proud of or if they have a diary or any personal secrets you can make it in to a show telling all their secrets and all that.. Get the story or song. Make a promo of the show or movie or record someone singing t ...more

How To : Use a universal remote control

In this home entertainment video series, learn how to use a universal remote control. A universal remote is just what it sounds like: it’s a device that allows you to control several different home electronics appliances at once—like the stereo, DVD player, VCD, TV, satellite ...more

How To : Lose Weight The Correct & Healthy Way

Obesity has ballooned into a worldwide epidemic. The World Health Organization estimates that 2.3 billion adults will be overweight and 700 million will be obese by 2015. Over 20 million children are overweight today. The reasons for these distressing figures are common knowle ...more

News : The 4 Best Phones for Binge-Watching Netflix & Hulu

Streaming video services continue to grow their subscriber bases, and there are no signs that the industry is slowing down. Netflix has almost 50 million subscribers in the US alone, Hulu recently surpassed 12 million domestically, and more than 66 million Americans pay for Am ...more

How To : 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Trust TV Doctors

With the countless daytime talk shows starring and featuring doctors, nurses, and other medical specialists, discovering new ways to live a healthy life is just a remote click away. Although their shows might draw you in with incredible facts and mind-blowing secrets to weight ...more

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