How To Cut a Glass Bottle In Two Using Fire and Water

You might not be able to envision a time when you're lathe-less and need to cut a glass bottle in two, but when it does happen, you'll be quite happy you spent three minutes watching 'CrazyRussianHacker' do it with string, alcohol, fire, and water. And even if you don't ever cut your own glass, this hack is still… » 8/22/13 3:33pm 8/22/13 3:33pm

A Photoshop Crash Course In Colorizing Black and White Photos

If you've stared in awe at the recent influx of colorized black and white photos popping up online, wondering just how someone was able to bring such life to an image, here's your answer. Mads Madsen, a talented 18-year-old Photoshop artist, has created a detailed six-minute video documenting the process he uses to… » 8/22/13 10:32am 8/22/13 10:32am

How To Photoshop Yourself Holding... Yourself

Over on PetaPixel photographer David Talley has put together a fantastic—and fairly simple—tutorial on how to create an awesome image of you holding yourself. If you're new to Photoshop it's a great way to improve your skills. And if you're not, with the addition of a Santa hat this is the perfect way to awesome-up… » 12/14/12 11:20am 12/14/12 11:20am

The Only Lens Tutorial You'll Need (Plus: Vikings)

Lenses. They're your most powerful photographic tool, if you know how to harness their mighty power (and manage not to shatter them). And you know what? Chances are that even if you think you're a lensmaster, you've still got a lot to learn. And these guys are going to teach you. » 8/16/11 12:00am 8/16/11 12:00am

How to Make a Laser-Sighted Slingshot

Sorry, squirrels. Sorry, neighbors. Sorry, kid sister. Sorry, pets. Sorry, Grandma. Sorry, teacher. Sorry, just about everyone else. With this DIY laser-sighted slingshot, all my mischief is about to get a lot more accurate. » 11/23/10 4:40pm 11/23/10 4:40pm

Become A Photography Expert Thanks To BBC Wildlife's Photo Masterclasses

The BBC Wildlife magazine archives have been uploaded to the internet library, so if you've been wanting to nail your macro, landscape, and of course animal photography, definitely take a peek. [BBC Wildlife via Lifehacker] » 3/23/10 5:19am 3/23/10 5:19am

How To: Remote Control Your Home Computer From Anywhere With VNC

Using VNC, you can log into your home computer from any machine in the world with web access (including your iPhone) to access files, schedule downloads, and tons more. Here's how. » 4/04/09 12:00pm 4/04/09 12:00pm