When we speak, sing or shout, what we perceive gets a mighty bass boost from our own head matter. But what the lister (and the microphone) hears — the reedy, whiny, nasal true self! — is their reality. In this video, vocal coach Chris Beatty shows off a neat trick to cutting out the frequencies that only you hear, allowing you to train and temper your tone of speech as others hear it. All you need do it put two thick boards, magazines or notebooks either side of your face — but it's nicer listening to him explain.
Jo Nakashima has made a few improvements on his origami dragon design for 2020. It's great because he now shows the illustrated diagram while doing the folding: In this tutorial you'll learn how to make an origami Dragon step by step. This new version of my origami dragon has not only a better shape, but… READ THE REST
Joseph Plateau invented the phenakistoscope in 1832 and revolutionized visual media by paving the way to modern animation. This lovely tribute repurposes some of his most famous works. Here's how to make your own, which kids can do with a little help. Image: YouTube / kleshaproduction READ THE REST
YouTuber BestAqua added two gorgeous white sand waterfalls to his tank. Turn on closed captioning for more details. Here's another setup by The Love Aquarium that is quite nice and just footage of the end results. Image: YouTube / BestAqua READ THE REST
For those who are slow-playing our societal shift toward fully-integrated automated smart homes — don't be scared. Sure, we know there are whole movies about computer-controlled houses turning on their owners, but seriously… we're way past that now. Maybe it's time to take that first tentative step into gearing up your home with some basic… READ THE REST
With so many different video editing software packages available with so many varying price points, it's always difficult to know which one will offer you the best value for your particular editing needs. That's where reviews come in very handy. So when a respected outlet like CNET says of VSDC Video Editor Pro that "this… READ THE REST
Standardized testing is the worst. The stress during the buildup. The worry about whether you're learning and studying the exact items that will show up on the test. And perhaps the worst part, the knowing that this single performance, with no context for who you are, where you came from, how much you've grown or… READ THE REST