How To

 
  • How to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS

    How to jailbreak the iPhone 3GS

    Before I go defile myself with burgers and beer I wanted to jailbreak my iPhone 3GS for you all. The process was amazingly simple. Using a Windows netbook - it doesn't work under Windows 7 - I simply installed iTunes and ran purplera1n. It took a second to reboot then it rolled through recovery mode, rebooted, and an app called Freeze appeared. Freeze then installed Cydia and all was right with… Read More

  • How-to: Hassle your girlfriend with a Nerf robot

    This project, designed to piss off the creator's girlfriend, is a tank with a Nerf gun, speakers, and remote controlled base. The resulting tank is pretty cool although the goal - to terrorize a woman who would live with a guy who would build such a magical thing - is a bit odd. Maybe he wants to be alone? Maybe he can reverse the suction on the Nerf gun. Read More

  • Office chair Twitters when you toot

    Office chair Twitters when you toot

    I’ve always said that Twitter was for bowel movement and someone out there seems to agree with me. This Instructable shows you how to add a sensor to your office chair that will listen for sounds of gastrointestinal distress and Tweets when it hears them. Read More

  • How not to waste money on this camera shell

    How not to waste money on this camera shell

    It's tremendously snowy outside—not unlike that level in Donkey Kong Country. So the urge to go outside and snap, snap, snap away, taking photos of the lovely scenery, must be palpable. You might want to wrap your camera around in a plastic bag to protect it from the elements (that's an old trick I learned in a class once), or, to look more middle class, slap this plastic shell on it. You… Read More

  • Seven steps to a bootable Windows 7 thumb drive

    Seven steps to a bootable Windows 7 thumb drive

    I’ve been playing with Windows 7 Beta for a the past week or so and after loading it up on multiple machines I’ve learned a few things: 1. I hate waiting for DVDs to burn ISO images. 2. Half of my computers don’t have optical drives and I don’t want to buy an external one. 3. Creating a bootable USB thumb drive with Windows 7 loaded onto it is more complicated than it needs to be, but… Read More

  • Soldering for dummies me

    Soldering for dummies me

    Make has a great piece on how to solder, a skill I'm sorely lacking. My buddy Paul actually built me a Nixie clock from scratch, soldering each freaking component on by hand. Impressive, to say the least. Read More

  • How to play the Resident Evil 5 demo on your unmodded American Xbox 360

    How to play the Resident Evil 5 demo on your unmodded American Xbox 360

    Capcom released the demo for Resident Evil 5 last week in Japan, but did you know that you, the average American Xbox 360 owner, can play it right now? It’s extraordinarily easy, since all you need is a bank CD or DVD and the wherewithal to burn a data disc. Are you ready? Read More

  • Help Key: How to buy a watch

    Help Key: How to buy a watch

    I’m just full of helpful hints this week. This one comes after seeing a comment on my other site, WristWatchReview about the BR02, a 1000M diver with a fairly striking design. I liked it when I saw it but at $4,800 I could probably pass. But did you know you could get it for a mere $168? Read More

  • Shut down your PC or Mac with a text message

    This fairly long video shows you how to create a mail trigger in Outlook to shut down your PC or Mac whenever you send a text message to your mailbox. It’s a pretty simple trick – I think I had this running back on an old Linux box when I was still on Sprint in like 2001 – but it’s nice to know it’s still possible. Add this to your friend’s computer and drive… Read More

  • How to: Host the most kickass Rock Band 2 party

    How to: Host the most kickass Rock Band 2 party

    It’s been five days since the release of RB2 and the weekend is almost here. Any plans? No? How about you, yes you, host the most kickass rock-n-roll RB2 party this weekend? We will, with the help of Wired, provide you with a handful of options to unleash the maximum potential of your newly purchased RB2 software. Read More