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How to Convert .AVI files to DVD ISO!

Recently, I’ve been trying to find a free open-source software for converting .avi format video files to DVD files.  Well, I found this really great free program called Avi2Dvd that will convert your Avi files to ISO images.

Upon finishing the ISO images, you can simply “burn them as images” into your CD/DVDs.

The only catch?  It does take 2 hours to convert a 90 minute AVI video to ISO on my Intel Core i7 desktop.

That’s not too of a worry unless you are thinking about conve

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Laser Printer Hack – How to Convert your Laser Printer into Paper Shredder!

Here’s a rather interesting hack where an old color laser printer (no longer in use) is converted into a paper shredder by taking a strip-cut paper shredder and sticking it where the paper usually comes out.

This might work well in situations where you need to keep the printer for yearly assets taxes while making it somewhat useful.

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WMV Hack – How to Convert DRM-Protected WMV Files to iTunes format!

You know what a pain iTunes can be at times, especially when you are trying to convert DRM-protected WMV files in your iPod/iPhone.  This shouldn’t be disallowed, especially if you have rightfully paid for the WMV files and you want to transfer DRM-protected WMV files to your iPod/iPhone so you can watch it on the go.

You can use the free version of DRM removal software, Media Converter Pro to do this, also

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Movie Hack – How to Convert 2D Movies to 3D!

At CES 2010 I saw many 3D TVs and even attended one of the conferences showing you what tools are required for making crisp, 3D movies at home.  The process really involves gobs of great hardware such as the Intel Core i7 and more but for those of you who want to “convert” existing 2D movies to 3D, there is a way and you don’t have to shoot new videos for 3D.

FREE ways to convert your 2D movies to 3D

The video below shows you how you can use free, open-source software Avidemux to convert 2D movies to 3D.  It seems like this c

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Oscilloscope Hack – How to Convert your Oscilloscope into a Linux Terminal Screen!

Here’s a rather amusing hack where the author turns his oscilloscope into a linux terminal screen through serial connection.  Not only can you connect linux devices, you can essentially connect anything that uses serial communications.  That means you can now use oscilloscopes for displays on Arduino projects and much more.   Of course, this is sorta overdoin’ but we still like it.

The Terminalscope is a full, bidirectional serial terminal that uses a PS/2 keyboard for input and displays 54×24-character output on an oscilloscope or XY display. It can be c

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iMac Hack – How to Convert your old iMac into Something Useful!

For those of you who are about to throw out your old iMacs because you either got a PC or a newer Mac, here’s a great way to turn (disguise) your old iMac into a coffee machine/subwoofer machine.

I am sure this just gives you some ideas into what you can do with an old Mac, perhaps you can also use it as a secret hiding for stashing your valuables.  Well, you get the idea.

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Recycle DIY – How to Convert a Broken Gate into Outdoor Table!

Perhaps recycling has not been done often enough in our world, especially those who have to constantly fix their house and throw away broken things.

Well, if your house gate ever breaks and you can use it anymore, you might want to consider converting it into an outdoor table.  As seen in the above pics, the steps don’t seem too complicated, simply get 4 legs on it.

The gates at the side of our house succumbed to a big wind storm recently. The cause was ground rot on the posts, but that meant that most of the wood was still in pretty good condition despite being

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DIY – HOWTO Convert your Doc files to PDF for free using GoogleDocs

With all the craze with Google whatever, here’s another useful Google tool you can use if you haven’t yet.

Try out the GoogleDocs where you can convert almost anything to and from anything including your Word document to PDF.

Google will probably take over Microsoft one day in this arena. I am rooting for Google even though they are getting so big, at least they convert past technology into the Web.

In the near future, you will be able to have a comp

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