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How To: Transform Multiple Screens into One Big Virtual Display

The Junkyard Jumbotron is an amazing project that allows a collection of random web browser enabled displays—laptops, smartphones or tablets—to share a single image split across the group, creating one large virtual display. Created by Rick Borovoy at MIT's Center for Future Civic Media, the app is completely free and open, meaning you can do it yourself in a matter of minutes. It works like this:

How To: Transfer songs from an iPod to iTunes in Windows Vista

In this tutorial, we learn how to transfer songs from an iPod to iTunes in Windows Vista. First, plug your device into your computer and open up iTunes. Minimize this screen, then go to your computer and find the music folder. After this, you will be able to see all the music that is saved to your computer. Next, take this folder and highlight all the music that is in this. After you do this, paste this into your iTunes and it will then start to load all the music. Give it a few minutes to fi...

How To: Transmit files wirelessly on the Canon EOS 7D

You can easily share and transport your photo and videos on the Canon EOS 7D by using the wireless file transmission option. See exactly how sharing and downloading your files to computers and other devices works in this video. When the digital SLR camera is combined with the WFT-E5A Wireless File Transmitter, transmitting is easy.

How To: Fix the earphone jack on an Apple iPod Classic

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of fixing a broken headphone jack on an Apple iPod Classic quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the other components. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their iPods without actually disassembling their units.

How To: Do a battery replacement on a 1st Gen iPod Touch

Is the battery life on your Ipod diminishing? Watch this video as the folks at Repairs Universe show you how to replace the battery on your 1st generation Ipod. First you need some tools to pry open your Ipod. Flathead screwdrivers and razors work well. Take the razor and slowly inch your way around the opening to pry it open. Then take off the back cover. The battery is black and has a serial number and the Apple symbol on it. Don't confuse this with your hard drive. Watch the video for the ...

How To: Copy music from your iPod back to your PC's hard drive

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to copy music from am iPod device to a computer. Users will need to download the program, Copy Trans Suite. The download link for this program is located in the video description. Once downloaded, double-click on the file and follow the instructions to install the program. Once installed, open the program and select Copy Trans. Now connect your iPod device into your computer. Users can manual select the songs or select them all at once and then click ...

How To: Fix a broken click wheel, select button on your iPod

In this tutorial video, hosted by harrymedan, you will learn how to fix a broken or nonfunctional select button on your iPod, as well as the common causes of the select button no longer working. According to the host this problem is usually caused by the battery in the iPod itself. He suggests opening up the back of the iPod and replacing the old battery, which is usually swollen from being charged so many times, and puts pressure on the select button causing it to become inoperable. If you a...

How To: Download music to a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch

TysiPhonehelp will show you how you can download music directly to an iPhone or iPod Touch for free. He states that he will be showing an example on how to do this using MewSeek Pro. Next he will walk you through the steps it takes in order to make this successful. Last he proves that this actually does work by playing downloaded music. If you follow the steps in this video, you should also be able to download music to an iPhone or iPod Touch.

How To: Repair Samsung lcd TV power clicking problem

This five part series teaches you how to repair your Samsung LCD TV power clicking problem. This video is probably best to for TV experts or those fearless TV owner. This video walks you through the steps of giving your family entertainment center some at home surgery. The instructor with careful instructions and with your TV's safety in mind walks you through everything you need to know fix this pesky problem.

How To: Fix an iPod that shifts from logo to battery warning

This video shows how to fix an iPod which is stuck in a loop between battery warning to the apple logo. You will learn how to fix your iPod by watching this video. The procedure used in this video is to sync the iPod to the computer. Lock the iPod in disconnect mode so you can let it charge. You then wait for it to charge. You then tell I-tunes to restore the iPod to factory settings. If these steps don't work you need to replace the battery.

How To: Hack a VHS Camcorder into a Night-Vision Headset

Watch as Kipkay hacks a bulky VHS camcorder and turns it into a night vision headset. This video tutorial will show you that old technology can still be useful in today's world. Just think, you might not have ever been able to see in the dark corners of the night without this hacked VHS camcorder. Night vision isn't just for the military, it's for you, and me, and your dog...

How To: Graph Mario on a TI-83 Calculator

When it comes to graphing and comparing functions, the TI-83 graphing calculator is the end-all device for math and science students. But one of the most entertaining aspects of Texas Instruments' powerful algebraic and trigonometric calculator is not the equations themselves, but rather the art that can be "equated" on them—just think of them as the mathematical equivalent of the Etch A Sketch.

How To: Repair a blown subwoofer

OK, you've done it, you've blasted your DJ set just a little too loud and now your speakers are dust. Well, before you rush out and replace them, why not try repairing them on your own? That's right, with this how to video you can take the necessary steps and breath new life back into that fried speaker. You'll need a soldering iron, the appropriate gauge wire, and some time. This project isn't quick and it's not necessarily easy either, but you'll feel good when you've saved your speakers. B...

How To: Fix the O-ring in a broken DVD player

If you have a broken DVD player and the tray door doesn't open when you press the button, this informative video shows you a possible quick fix to get it working again. In this scenario, the O-ring connecting the sprocket wheel with the motor has broken and snapped over use. This video shows how to open the case and access the internal sprocket wheel.

How To: Connect a computer to an HDTV using an HDMI cable

In this video, we learn how to connect a computer to an HDTV using an HDMI cable. Start out by plugging your HDMI blue port in the back of your computer monitor. Also, plug in a yellow DVI to HDMI converted with a cable connected to this. You can buy these on Amazon or New Egg for only a few dollars, get the generic version. After you have these plugged in, it's as simple as that. Plug these into the back of your television, then use your computer. You will now see the screen of your computer...

How To: Download music from Limewire to Itunes then to iPod

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to download music from Limewire to iTunes to be able to sync it into their iPod device. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by opening the Limewire and iTunes program. Then download the desired song(s). Now go to the Limewire library by clicking on the Library tab. Then simply highlight the song(s) and drag it into the iTunes library. This video will benefit those viewers who have an iPod device, and would like to learn how to get fre...

How To: Transfer music from iPod to iTunes Library

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to transfer music from an iPod to the iTunes library. Begin by connecting the device to the computer. Then click on the Start menu and open Control Panel. Now click on the device. Click on Tools and select Folder Options. Then click on the View tab and check "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK. Now open the iPod_Control folder and open the Music folder. Finish by simply opening all the folders and importing the music files into iTunes. This vide...

How To: Fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a convergence problem on your rear projection TV. First, go to the menu on your television and see if you can fix the convergence through this. If this doesn't work, then try replacing the STK IC's that are inside of the TV. This will require you to take the television apart and find where the convergence board is. Once you find this, disconnect all cables and remove the bored. You will see two STK IC's attached to their heatsinks. After you find these, r...

How To: Put an Apple iPod Classic into diagnostic mode

Need some help figuring out how to put your Apple iPod Classic into diagnostic mode? It's easy! And this iPod user's guide will show you how it's done. It's so easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in under four minutes. For details, and to get started testing and troubleshooting your own iPod, take a look.

How To: Use Coca-Cola to remove scratches from a CD or DVD

In this video, we learn how to use Coca-Cola to remove scratches from a CD or DVD. First, grab one glass of water and one glass of Coca-Cola and set aside. Next, grab your scratched CD or DVD and place it on a flat surface. Now, grab a soft towel and dip it into the glass filled with Coca-Cola and rub it onto the surface of the scratched item. Let the item sit for at least 2 minutes, then rub it again with a soft towel that has been dipped in water. Make sure to be very gentle while you're do...

How To: Recover music from an iPod without software on a PC

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to copy music and videos from an iPod to a computer. Begin by opening iTunes. Do not plug in your iPod device. Then click on Edit and select Preferences. This will make iTunes blind to the iPod. Now connect your iPod and open the drive folder. Click on Tools and select Folder Options. Now check the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" and click OK. Then open the "iPod_Control" folder and open the "Music" folder. Now copy all the files into i...

How To: Build a cardboard subwoofer for your stereo

In this tutorial, we learn how to build a subwoofer out of cardboard. You will need to buy SonoTube, which is giant cardboard tubing. It comes in a variety of different sizes, so you can find one that will be around the same size as your subwoofer. To make the casing, you will need to use a saw to cut the tube to the size you need. Make it a snug size, but make sure it's not too small or you will have to start all over again. Use caulk and glue to stop any leaking air from getting out of your...

How To: Fix the Hold button on an Apple iPod Classic

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling an iPod Classic quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair. You'll then see how to go about fixing a faulty Hold button. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their iPods without actually disassembling their units.

How To: Use the manual shooting mode on a Panasonic G1 or GH1

Learn how to set and shoot with the full manual mode on a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of use the cameras' manual (M) shooting modes. For more information, including detailed instructions, watch this digital camera user's guide.

How To: Disassemble a third-generation iPod Classic (A1238)

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling a sixth-generation iPod Class (A1238) quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair or restoration. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about the guts of their iPods without actually disassembling their units.

How To: Fix an iPod with corrupted files on a Windows PC

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix an iPod with corrupted files on a Windows PC. To fix the corrupted files on an iPod, users will be resetting their iPod. Begin by holding the center and Menu button for about 10 seconds until the screen on the iPod turns black. Then immediately hold the center and Play/Pause button until a check mark appears on the screen. To prevent an iPod from getting corrupted files, do not disconnect an iPod when it is connected to the computer. This video...