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How To: Scratch-proof the top layer of an audio CD

If your audio discs aren't playing anymore or constantly skip, then your problem might be scratches. Not just the bottom layer matters on an audio CD. The top layer can scratch just as easily and cause just as many problems. That's why it should be protected, and this video shows you a great hack for protecting your music compact discs. You just need to add an extra thin cover to the top of your CD, which comes from a trashed CD or DVD, for which you need to boil to remove the thin plastic la...

How To: Increase the power of a 5mw green laser pointer

In this tutorial, we learn how to increase the power of a 5mw green laser pointer. First, you will need to gather the parts you will need, which include a vise, the laser, a soldering iron, and a block of wood. After this, cut the block of wood in half and then put your laser pointer in the middle. Pull and twist so the module comes out, then pull the foam protector off. Don't lose any small parts that come out. Next, unscrew the silver cap and then put on your new laser module. Replace all p...

How To: Extract a spy quality camera & mini-DVR from a Barbie Video Girl fashion doll

Barbie has joined the espionage community, in the form of Barbie Video Girl, and it's time for you to interrogate her to extract those military-grade secrets she has stored in her spy equipment. That's right, Barbie is now equipped with a fully functional digital camera and mini-DVR (digital video recorder), with 256MB of internal memory, which equals roughly 30 minutes or video recording time.

How To: Find out your exact location with an Apple iPhone

See how to use the Maps application and the iPhone's built-in GPS function to find your exact location when out and about. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPhone 4G or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, including a detailed overview, watch this iPhone user's guide.

How To: Reveal hidden MySpace profile content with FireFox

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reveal hidden MySpace profile content using Mozilla Firefox. Begin by clicking on View, go to Page Style and select No Style. This will take out all the styles that are applied on the page, and reveal all of it's data. Now users will be able to view the specific content on the profile page such as friends and page comments. This video will benefit those viewers who use both MySpace and Firefox Mozilla, and would like to learn how to access hidden M...

How To: Use Quick Launch on an Android smartphone

Looking for an easy way to launch your favorite Android apps? One of the salient advantages of a Google Android smartphone over, say, an Apple iPhone, is the inherent extendibility of the open-source Android mobile OS. There are a seemingly infinite number of settings to tweak and advanced features to discover and use. This free video tutorial will show you use the Android's Quick Launch feature.

How To: Share an embedded YouTube video directly on Facebook

So, you want to post a YouTube video to Facebook? Well, believe it or not, it's a really simple task to complete. Instead of just copying and pasting the URL into your comment box, Facebook has the option to choose a "link", which you would then copy and paste the YouTube URL into that box. Then you just click "share" and your whole Facebook community can now watch the YouTube video directly on Facebook. It's the easiest way to share videos with your Facebook friends.

How To: Hack Google to find anything

This is a Computers & Programming video tutorial where you will learn how to hack Google to find anything. There are no audio instructions; only a demonstration of the steps to follow. Go to Google and type into the search box: intitle:”index.of” (type anything here) and search. For example, type in: intitle:”index.of”Shakira mp3. And click search. Then you will get the search results. Now you can click on Index of…/songs and it will take you to the songs index page. From there you can downlo...

How To: Hack Google Images

To hack into Google images follow the following steps. You will first need to open a new internet browser window and go to Google, then load their images website. Next type into the search bar your image query and press search. Once you have gotten your search results paste the following code into your address bar:

How To: Solder with a lighter

This video teaches how to solder two wires using a lighter in simple steps. First strip together two ends of a wire by removing their outer cover. Now take a lighter and start heating the wire ends. Heat the wires till it starts melting. When its starting to melt use another thin wire or rod and rub the wires so that the wires sticks tightly. Finish when the wires are soldered perfectly.

How To: Find webcams from across the world with Tekzilla

This video tutorial is about using Google Maps and the features in it. Google Maps help us to find the geography and even the traffic situations of a city. Google maps also provide a street view option that helps us to see how a place actually looks like from the ground. Neither of these views are real time. But now, Google Maps has added in a new option, which is the webcam. Just click on the more option in between traffic and map option. In the list that appears, just tick the webcam option...

How To: Hack Photobucket to view private photos

Nothing on the internet is ever truly private and this hack proves it! Learn how to use PhotoFucket to hack into Photobucket with this video. You'll be able to access Photobucket without a password and view private photos from users. Be careful what you leak though...you might unwittingly create the next big reality TV star!

How To: Hack web browsers with BeEF

This video tutorial talks about browser exploitation. Particularly, it talks about tools, like BeEF, that can be used to hack known vulnerabilities within browsers and some cool frameworks that you can use to check the security of your own browser. To get started hacking your own browser, watch this how-to.