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Turn a Webcam into a Motion Sensing Security Camera


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Thanks to the cheapness and ubiquity of the webcam, it’s now both easy and affordable to roll your own surveillance system. In this video tutorial, I’ll be demonstrating how to turn a cheap webcam into a motion-sensing surveillance camera. 0
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What’s New in Tumblr


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In June of 2011, Tumblr went through a major redesign that simplified it’s user interface and eliminated some of its features entirely. In this video tutorial, I’ll be going through some of these changes. 0
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Your Tumblr Questions Answered


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Since I first put up my How to use Tumblr video in September, there’s been an amazing response, and I wanted to give a big thanks to everyone who watched and commented. I hope it’s been useful to you. That said, a couple people have asked some questions that I felt deserved a bit more [...]
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How to get and read eBooks from the library


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Just like with paper books, your local public library is a great source for free ebooks and other digital content. Unfortunately, thanks to strong digital rights management by the publishers of these books, the process for obtaining and reading ebooks can be difficult and confusing. In this video, I’ll go over the specifics of how [...]
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How to learn (almost) anything online


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The web is an autodidact’s dream – if you have a desire to learn something, there’s a good chance learning materials on that subject are available for free somewhere online. The problem is how does one go about finding it? There’s very few sites where you can find a wealth of content – most open [...]
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How to watch blacked out football games


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Here in Tampa, one of the biggest local stories of the football season has been the local TV blackout of Bucs games. Thanks to the magic of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) broadcasting, however, it’s now possible to sidestep these restrictions and watch just about any sporting event anywhere in the world (most of the time) on your [...]
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How to use Tumblr


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There’s a lot of different ways to get started blogging – the choices available to you are actually quite mindboggling. But if you’re looking for an extremely simple way to start a blog, or if you’re just interested in consolidating the content you post from other sources, Tumblr is an easy to use platform to [...]
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All about iOS 4.1


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Hot on the heels of Apple’s Fall announcements is the release of iOS 4.1. For most users, there’s mainly incremental changes that fold in the new Ping and TV show rental features of iTunes 10. The biggest change (only for owners of the iPhone 4 and the newest iPod Touch) is the addition of the [...]
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Boxee adds a Movie Library


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When I was planning out the Boxee tutorial video that I put out earlier this month, one of things that really bugged me was the inconsistent menus – how come there’s a “Library” option in the TV and Apps section, but nothing like it in the Movies section? If I wanted to do any browsing, [...]
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Getting Started with Posterous


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There’s a lot of places online where you can blog, update your status, post your pics, and take whatever’s on your mind and translate it into something that can be seen online. Posterous is a service that can give you the capability of doing all these things through email. If you’re looking to start your [...]
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