If you& 39;re a DirecTV customer, there& 39;s nothing more maddening than trying to flip through the guide as it slogs along at a turtle-like pace. Here are 3 ways you can boost the box for better speeds.Option 1: Defragment Your DirecTV BoxPower your TV and your DirecTV box on.Open cover that conceals the access card slot.
April 02, 2016Slime, magnets, and glue, what more do you need to have an afternoon of fun? While that list sounds more like the tool& 39;s MacGuyver would have at his disposal to disarm a bomb, you can actually make some pretty fun ferromagnetic slime with them. Youtuber DaveHax gives a step by step explanation of how to make the magnetic putty and have fun for the rest of the afternoon.
This guy created mini pocket saw that uses a bottle cap as the blade and can be held in the palm of a hand. See just how useful this can be!April 03, 2016If you consider yourself a handyman, you probably own a Dremel or other small rotary tool to help out with those finicky projects. In case you wanted to make yourself a rotary cutting tool to add to your tool chest, or maybe just play around with some motors, we& 39;ve got you covered.
April 07, 2016Technology is increasing at an exponential rate with new advancements being made everyday. Since the introduction of 3D printers in 1983 by the inventor Chuck Hull, 3D technology has taken the world by storm. Advancements are being made in every area including 3D printed cars, houses, and even printed organs!
March 28, 2016Amazon is trying to get their voice assistant, Alexa, into more platforms, even going as far as releasing a tutorial of how you can create your very own Echo speaker with a Raspberry Pi. Currently, the Echo speaker retails from Amazon for US$179.99 and contains the ability to talk freely with Alexa as a digital assistant.
Vacuum cleaner technology is simple: create a low-pressure system that forces (not sucks, because sucking does not exist- but that is for another time) air into a tube where dust and small debris can be picked up and stored. In essence, a fan connected to a tube. If the technology has not changed that much, how come they are so expensive?
If you& 39;ve got a lot of rusty old objects, try cleaning them off with one of the 6 best ways to remove rust with chemicals around your house!May 07, 2016Rust can be one of the most annoying things on objects around the house or on that box of tools we keep out in the garage. With rust so prevalent, there are many ways which you can remove the oxidized iron with just a little bit of work.
One man created a trip-wire alarm out of just a few items found in his junk drawer, and when triggered it can set stuff on fire!May 21, 2016The internet is full of useful and fun DIY projects that you can do with just a few items from around your house. Having a trip-wire alarm would be great for when you are out camping or maybe just those times you need a warning if someone is coming your way.
June 20, 2016Engineers share a common desire to change, modify, and completely reinvent new objects. It is an engineer& 39;s natural instinct to want to build something or modify products to work in different ways. Here at IE, we bring to you new inventive creations that are both simple, complex, useful, or utterly pointless.
One Youtuber has created a giant 200W laser bazooka that can melt through anything..July 02, 2016Every time someone mentions lasers, I think of scientists performing experiments inside a university. This is a popular way of thinking as most people don& 39;t understand the tech behind it.Regardless of what a user may think, the lasers are much more than a fun device that produces green or red light.
Knowing keyboard shortcuts will save you a ton of time.July 05, 2016Keyboard shortcuts can save you a lot of time and energy. Plus, when you& 39;re web browsing and sharing content on various social media sites, you& 39;ll save tons of time when using shortcuts. Also, using them regularly can reduce repetitive strain on your joints.
Outdoor grilling season is here. If you find yourself without a grill, you can make an awesome one from an old tire rim.July 08, 2016With the summer in full swing, it& 39;s time to start planning barbecues and outdoor parties to enjoy the grilling season. If you find yourself without a grill, or desperately in need of a new one, you can build your own from a spare tire rim.
You probably use a measuring tape- maybe quite often- but it is entirely possible you missed a few tricks that could really help you out!July 14, 2016The tape measure. Remarkably simple, yet almost essential in every construction and design project. However simple it may appear, it is quite possible that you missed a few features of the simplistic device that could prove to be quite useful.
One engineer found a way to create a bladeless fan with some cheap materials, and it works just as good as the expensive ones.July 19, 2016You have probably seen the expensive and luxurious bladeless fans currently on the market. They advertise constant and steady air flow to keep you cool in a hot room.
This craftsman uses the age old process of flint knapping on a broken shard of a whiskey bottle to create a beautifully sharp arrowhead.August 15, 2016Native Americans hunted primarily with flint arrowheads that they spent time tirelessly making. While hand-made arrowheads are mostly a thing of the past, there are a few craftsmen who have kept the trade up.
A paperclip is not just a paperclip, and the things you can make with paperclips actually end up being pretty useful.September 01, 2016A paperclip is not just a paperclip. It’s one of the best basic tools in our lives to handle easily multiple types of problems.Don& 39;t believe me? Check out these awesome hacks.
So students have created AWESOME digital books with the application Book Creator- and now we would like to share them with others without having to read it on the same device in iBooks. What to do??For those VISUAL hands on learners- I will show you how to do this with video!!To display this PDF file I am using the PDF to flash converter called FLIPSNACK.
Step 1: Connect Huawei P9 to your computer via USB cable, and your computer will recognize it as a removable USB drive.Step 2:Drag down Notifications panel from the top of your Huawei P9’s screen, connect as & 34;Media device(MTP)& 34;. Click& 34;ok& 34; when the & 34;Allow USB debugging& 34; pop out.
Your supplies!Used the fresh mint leaves from a previous craft! (Labeled Terracotta pots)Roughly chop the mint leaves to mix in the shakers for added flavor. Not too fine- so they don& 39;t come out of the holes in the shakerVOILA. A Mint Mojito in less than 3 minutes.White Rum, Mojito mix, Fresh mint leaves
Mix brown sugar, chili pepper, garlic powder and salt and pepper.Wrap bacon around chicken tenders and roll them in the brown sugar mixture.Cook in grill pan or bake in the oven...your choice.Transfer to a baking dish, pour juices over the tenders and keep warm in the oven. Use the same grilling pan to grill fresh vegetables.
This is a very fast pie to make. The filling is made of Jello pudding and pie filling (I used sugar free)Prepare your pre-made pie crust as per instructions. If it says bake it, bake it. If it& 39;s graham cracker you don& 39;t have to bake it. Get it pie ready. The filling is the only thing you have to & 34;cook& 34;When your pie crust is ready for filling, add the two small boxes of Jello pudding/pie filling with 2 and 3/4 cups of low fat milk.