How Headphones Work

If you’ve ever been to a rock concert and heard music thumping out of giant loudspeakers, you’ll know sound can pack a powerful punch. Sometimes, however, we want to enjoy music more quietly and intimately or in places where others don’t want to hear what we’re listening to. Trains and planes are noisy enough—just imagine the cacophony there would be if everyone sat with massive stereo systems in front of them! For times like this, headphones let us retreat quietly into our own imaginary worlds. Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside them and how they work!

Photo: My open-backed Sennheiser HD-485 headphones. Most of what you see in this photo is cosmetic: it adds little or nothing to the quality of the sound you hear. But it’s important to remember that headphones have to be comfortable to wear for a reasonable amount of time or they’ll be a waste of your money. The softly padded earpieces and foam padding across the top of the headband make these very comfortable. The plastic they’re made from is light enough not to press on your head, but strong and durable enough to withstand wear and tear. Another cool feature is the removable lead: there’s a jack plug where the wire joins onto the body of the headphones, which you can easily remove and replace.
Headphones: miniature loudspeakers fixed to your ears

Headphones (which are often called “cans” by DJs and people who work in radio broadcasting) work in exactly the same way as speakers, so you might want to consult our article on loudspeakers if you’re not sure how they use magnetism to turn electrical energy into sound.

Inexpensive white earbud headphones

The biggest difference between loudspeakers and headphones is, of course, size. A loudspeaker needs to set all the air moving in a room so you can hear the sound it’s making, but the speaker in a headphone only has to move the volume of air inside your ear canal. That’s why it can be so much smaller and more discreet.

Large headphones are essentially just two loudspeakers mounted on a strap that clamps firmly over your head. Earbuds work the same way but, as you would expect, everything inside them (the magnet, the coil of wire, and the diaphragm cone that makes sound) is shrunk down to a much smaller size.

Speakers tend to be built into “enclosures” (as engineers call them—the rest of us call them “boxes”) to amplify their sounds and keep them safe from damage. If you look closely, you’ll see speaker enclosures usually have openings at the front or the back so air can move more freely in and out of them to generate decent sound. The same is true of headphones and earbuds, which come in two main types. As their name suggests, closed-back headphones are sealed at the back so (theoretically) no sound escapes (or leaks in from outside) while open-back headphones are open to the air at the back as well as the front. Many people find that open-back headphones sound better but much of the noise will leak into the room around you and annoy other people, while “ambient” noise from the room can easily penetrate open-back headphones and annoy you too. If that’s a problem, you need closed-back headphones or noise-cancelling headphones, which make it easy to cut yourself off completely.

Photo: A pair of earbud phones from an MP3 player. The metal gauze on the front is “acoustically transparent”: it lets sound out without letting (too much) dirt and dust in. The backs of some earbuds are completely sealed to stop sound from escaping (so they’re similar to closed-back headphones), though other earbuds do have small vent holes in them (making them equivalent to larger, open-backed headphones).
How earbuds work

Taking broken things apart is a great way to find out how they work. If you’re a young person, ask an adult first to make sure what you want to dismantle is really safe.

Here’s my broken earbud and I’ve popped the back off it. You can see how the wires run up through the main case to the coil inside. We need two wires to make a circuit: one carries the current into the coil from the stereo; the other carries it back again.

simple earbud headphone
Next, I’ve tipped the earbud over and popped the front cover off. The front cover is a plastic disc with holes in it to let the sound enter your ear. Just behind it there’s a very small cone. It’s hardly cone-shaped, though: it’s a flattish, transparent disc made of very thin and flexible plastic, and it’s quite crinkly and crackly when you move it. You can just see the tiny metal coil (colored red) attached to it.

simple earbud headphone
In summary, then, these are all the bits that make up your earbuds:
Component parts inside simple earbud headphone
Back case: holds everything together. The wires run up through a hole at the bottom.
Front case: This is the part that faces into your ear. Sometimes it’s covered with a little fabric pouch to keep it clean.
Seal: This rubbery circle clips the front case to the back case, holding the two together.
Wires: Carry signals from the stereo to the speaker.
Magnet: The permanent magnet at the back of the speaker. This is the heaviest part of an earbud and makes up the vast majority of its weight.
Coil: This becomes an electromagnet when electricity flows through it.
Transparent plastic cone: This makes the sound when it moves.

How bigger headphones work

As you might expect there’s nothing radically different inside bigger headphones: they’re just a scaled-up version of what you find inside earbuds.

As luck would have it, the arrival of my new Sennheiser headphones was followed quite quickly by the final collapse of my old pair. I could have repaired them, my friends, but in the interests of your curiosity, they’ve agreed to leave their insides to medical science! Let’s see what we find when we open them up:

This is one of the two earpieces from my old pair of open-backed headphones with the light foam cover and the cable removed. Note that “open-backed” is a bit of an understatement for what you see here: the headphones are almost completely open to the air and built around a kind of plastic spoke design. The diaphragm that makes the sound is in the center. The open spokes radiating outwards are there to make the headphone the right size to cover your ear, without making it too heavy or uncomfortable.

Open-backed Sennheiser headphones with the foam covering and cable removed.
Now I’ve popped out the central part that contains the loudspeaker:

Photo of loudspeaker inside Sennheiser headphone
Break off the protective plastic “spokes” and you can see the transparent plastic cone/diaphragm behind. You can also just see some small holes (beige dots) behind it that let sound out of the back and allow the diaphragm to move back and forth more freely.

Photo of loudspeaker diaphragm cone inside Sennheiser headphone
Now the painful part. Break open the diaphragm cone (it’s much thicker plastic than the ones in earbuds) and you can see the coil (red band) fastened on to it and the permanent magnet (silver and gold) behind. The coil sits in the slot like a band running loosely around the outside of the magnet:

Photo of loudspeaker diaphragm cone inside Sennheiser headphone
Here’s another shot of the diaphragm cone and the coil:

Photo of loudspeaker diaphragm cone and coil inside Sennheiser headphone


Stemoxydine Experiment: Hair stimulant for beard growth

I’ve been researching on hair growth stimulants for my beard and came across an interesting biomimetic molecule used to stimulate hair growth. Before I get into the details lets clear up some ambiguity.

A lot of us here have used or are currently on the godsend minoxidil. The problem is if you discontinue use of minoxidil you’re new beard hair growth will fall out. Believe me it’s a matter of when. For some the new growth can fall out six months later. Others such as me, it took only three months and hairs began to miniaturize after the first crazy shed. I just want to shed light on that false theory that you keep what gets stimulated. It doesn’t matter whether the hair are transition or terminal. Think about the guys on here that responded to minoxidil then dropped the use (Fuzzyken, Oliwer, cultivatorB). They never came back years later reporting minoxidil sustained beard growth, because it didn’t. Don’t fool yourself guys, minoxidil is not a cure to hair/beard growth it’s an effective treatment, theres a big difference.

I loved minoxidil and it gave me an epic beard. However, realize that the dangers of this drug goes deeper than just side effects. You can suddenly developed an allergic reaction any time during the course of treatment. I’m talking oozing skin, pimples, burning sensation and ridiculous itching that’ll literally force you to stop. if that happens you’ll realize those hairs will either fall out or miniaturize. My friends and family wondered what happened to my beard. I tried so many ways to get back in the treatment but my skin refused it. It’s safer to go with a less severe treatment or just none. After exhaustive research, I stumbled across a new growth stimulant I found effective with beard growth. No DHT blockers. Its called stemoxydine.

Stemoxydine has a rather unusual mechanism to promote and proliferate hair growth. The molecule is itself is called “diethyl pyridine dicarboxylate” which targets stem cells by creating a hypoxic environment in the derma papilla. I’m guessing this inhibits oxidation allowing cells to live longer. Dormant hair cells return into anagen phase and thus, growth.  I won’t torture you guys much on the mode of action! It’s the closest to minoxdil in terms of hair “regrowth” without tight skin, dark puffy eyes pimples, ozzing skin and water retention. If your already on minoxidil then there isn’t too big of a reason for the switch except there aren’t any side effects. If you worry about the side effects of minoxidil or developed an allergic reaction like me then this may by option 2. Biggest downfall is the product takes a while to yield visible results. Not sure about 1,700 new hairs in 3 months but development continues on its own without further use. Everything else out there is just a scam (L-arginine, Har Vokse, Copper Peptides, Nanoxidil, Growth Factors, even Phytolium 4). I’ve tried most of these and sometimes lost beard density.

Stemoxydine is offered through a range of brands such as Densifique, Neogenic, Serioxyl but I’m currently on the cheaper deal Redken Cerafill. I’d have to say the Kerastase range was the most effective in beard growth but very costly. 149 USD for 180mL. To be honest minoxidil outperforms this product, its just butchers the skin! I made my routine 2mL per mornings and night lasting me waaaay over a month. The key here is to more apply in attention areas. For me it’s all of my cheeks, the goatee and jawline that need density. I let that dry then apply more. I take the time to get the product in the areas I really needed it. I do this consistently and I nearly have a full beard again with exception of some areas. Tbh, the hairs are slow in transitioning to terminal no matter how much of the product is applied. However the key is just to get new growth going. Two months into my journey I see the tinniest hairs getting the strength to grow. 4 months later the baby hairs continued to get thicker and thicker even without the product.

10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet.

It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.

This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.

Here are 10 health benefits of green tea that have been confirmed in human research studies.

1. Green Tea Contains Various Bioactive Compounds That Can Improve Health

Green tea is more than just green liquid.

Many of the bioactive compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amounts of important nutrients.

It is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants (1).

These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases.

One of the more powerful compounds in green tea is the antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties.

Green tea also has small amounts of minerals that are important for health.

Try to choose a higher quality brand of green tea, because some of the lower quality brands can contain excessive levels of fluoride (2).

That being said, even if you choose a lower quality brand, the benefits still far outweigh any risk.

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Bottom Line: Green tea is loaded with bioactive compounds that can have various beneficial effects on health.

2. Compounds in Green Tea Can Improve Brain Function and Make You Smarter

A Cup of Green Tea

Green tea does more than just keep you awake, it can also make you smarter.

The key active ingredient is caffeine, which is a known stimulant.

It doesn’t contain as much as coffee, but enough to produce a response without causing the “jittery” effects associated with too much caffeine.

What caffeine does in the brain is to block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. This way, it actually increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine (3, 4).

Caffeine has been intensively studied before and consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory (5).

However… green tea contains more than just caffeine. It also has the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier (6).

L-theanine increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain (7, 8, 9).

Studies show that caffeine and L-theanine can have synergistic effects. The combination of the two is particularly potent at improving brain function (10).

Because of the L-theanine and the smaller dose of caffeine, green tea can give you a much milder and different kind of “buzz” than coffee.

Many people report having more stable energy and being much more productive when they drink green tea, compared to coffee.

Bottom Line: Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, but enough to produce an effect. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function.

3. Green Tea Increases Fat Burning and Improves Physical Performance

Tea Plant

If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there.

This is because green tea has been shown to increase fat burning and boost the metabolic rate, in human controlled trials (11, 12).

In one study in 10 healthy men, green tea increased energy expenditure by 4% (13).

Another study showed that fat oxidation was increased by 17%, indicating that green tea may selectively increase the burning of fat (14).

However, I’d like to point out that some studies on green tea don’t show any increase in metabolism, so the effects may depend on the individual (15).

Caffeine itself has also been shown to improve physical performance by mobilizing fatty acids from the fat tissues and making them available for use as energy (16, 17).

In two separate review studies, caffeine has been shown to increase physical performance by 11-12%, on average (18, 19).

Bottom Line: Green tea has been shown to boost the metabolic rate and increase fat burning in the short term, although not all studies agree.

4. Antioxidants in Green Tea May Lower Your Risk of Various Types of Cancer

Green Tea With Pot And Cups

Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. It is one of the world’s leading causes of death.

It is well known that oxidative damage contributes to the development of cancer and that antioxidants can have a protective effect (20).

Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, so it makes perfect sense that it could reduce your risk of cancer, which it appears to do:

  • Breast cancer: A meta-analysis of observational studies found that whomen who drank the most green tea had a 22% lower risk of developing breast cancer, the most common cancer in women (21).
  • Prostate cancer: One study found that men drinking green tea had a 48% lower risk of developing prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in men (22).
  • Colorectal cancer: A study of 69,710 Chinese women found that green tea drinkers had a 57% lower risk of colorectal cancer (23).

Multiple other observational studies show that green tea drinkers are significantly less likely to get various types of cancer (24, 25, 26).

It is important to keep in mind that it may be a bad idea to put milk in your tea, because it can reduce the antioxidant value (27).

Bottom Line: Green tea has powerful antioxidants that may protect against cancer. Multiple studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of various types of cancer.

5. Green Tea May Protect Your Brain in Old Age, Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Elderly Man And Woman Holding Cups of Tea

Not only can green tea improve brain function in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in humans and a leading cause of dementia.

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and involves the death of dopamine producing neurons in the brain.

Multiple studies show that the catechin compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons in test tubes and animal models, potentally lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s (28, 29, 30).

Bottom Line: The bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurons and may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders.

6. Green Tea Can Kill Bacteria, Which Improves Dental Health and Lowers Your Risk of Infection

Green Tea in a Wooden Spoon

The catechins in green tea have other biological effects as well.

Some studies show that they can kill bacteria and inhibit viruses like the influenza virus, potentially lowering your risk of infections (31, 32, 33, 34).

Streptococcus mutans is the primary harmful bacteria in the mouth. It causes plaque formation and is a leading contributor to cavities and tooth decay.

Studies show that the catechins in green tea can inhibit the growth of streptococcus mutans. Green tea consumption is associated with improved dental health and a lower risk of caries (35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40).

Another awesome benefit of green tea… multiple studies show that it can reduce bad breath (41, 42).

Bottom Line: The catechins in green tea may inhibit the growth of bacteria and some viruses. This can lower the risk of infections and lead to improvements in dental health, a lower risk of caries and reduced bad breath.

7. Green Tea May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Iced Tea in a Glass

Type II diabetes is a disease that has reached epidemic proportions in the past few decades and now afflicts about 300 million people worldwide.

This disease involves having elevated blood sugar levels in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin.

Studies show that green tea can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels (43).

One study in Japanese individuals found that those who drank the most green tea had a 42% lower risk of developing type II diabetes (44).

According to a review of 7 studies with a total of 286,701 individuals, green tea drinkers had an 18% lower risk of becoming diabetic (45).

Bottom Line: Some controlled trials show that green tea can cause mild reductions in blood sugar levels. It may also lower the risk of developing type II diabetes in the long term.

8. Green Tea May Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Powdered Green Tea

Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, are the biggest causes of death in the world (46).

Studies show that green tea can improve some of the main risk factors for these diseases.

This includes total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides (47).

Green tea also dramatically increases the antioxidant capability of the blood, which protects the LDL cholesterol particles from oxidation, which is one part of the pathway towards heart disease (48, 49, 50).

Given the beneficial effects on risk factors, it is not surprising to see that green tea drinkers have up to a 31% lower risk of cardiovascular disease (51, 52, 53).

Bottom Line: Green tea has been shown to lower total and LDL cholesterol, as well as protect the LDL particles from oxidation. Observational studies show that green tea drinkers have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

9. Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Becoming Obese

Cup of Green Tea With Leaves

Given that green tea can boost the metabolic rate in the short term, it makes sense that it could help you lose weight.

Several studies show that green tea leads to decreases in body fat, especially in the abdominal area (54, 55).

One of these studies was a randomized controlled trial in 240 men and women that went on for 12 weeks. In this study, the green tea group had significant decreases in body fat percentage, body weight, waist circumference and abdominal fat (56).

However, some studies don’t show a statistically significant increases in weight loss with green tea, so this needs to be taken with a grain of salt (57).

Bottom Line: Some studies show that green tea leads to increased weight loss. It is particularly effective at reducing the dangerous abdominal fat.

10. Green Tea May Decrease Your Risk of Dying and Help You Live Longer

Glass And Bag of Tea

Of course, we all have to die eventually. That is inevitable.

However, given that green tea drinkers are at a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, it makes sense that it could help you live longer.

In a study of 40,530 Japanese adults, those who drank the most green tea (5 or more cups per day) were significantly less likely to die during an 11 year period (58):

  • Death of all causes: 23% lower in women, 12% lower in men.
  • Death from heart disease: 31% lower in women, 22% lower in men.
  • Death from stroke: 42% lower in women, 35% lower in men.

How to Merge Photos

I found a cool way to combine photos and images that I wanted to share

  • Free web-based image merge utility – no software to install.
  • Up to 9 source images can be supplied either as web  references or uploaded from your computer.
  • Generated/merged images can be downloaded when you are finished your design.
  • Supports advanced features such as transparent images and image rotation.
  • Different types of images (gif, jpg, png) photos, pictures or other graphic content can be combined.
  • Sections of images can be harvested to facilitate image cropping.
  • Can also be used to shrink the file size of images and to add background coloring.

Free Boom Beach Diamonds

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About Game
Boom beach is really awesome game it is similar to clash of clans but must of people say it’s much better. The gameplay may be similar but when you look deeply you will see that everything is different from graphics, sound, battles…
Graphics in game is better then CoC and improved, the good engine makes it look nice and render fast so you don’t need to have better device to play it. When it comes to a sound it’s really amazing thing they done, the effects are amazing and game music too.  Also you will be able to grow up much bigger army and dominate your land and invade others. On that way you will meet a lot of enemies that you need to defeat and you will attack other islands explore and expand. While you exploring map don’t go too far cause other gamers can attack you and destroy your base. If we talk about Diamonds you can buy them or earn they by exploring new places and discovering hidden treasures. But with our boom beach cheats you will be able to dominate game. It is free to play which is awesome thing, it becoming even more popular because of that. The only drawback is, it is not available for Android but we hope it will be soon cuz there are more people using Android than iOS.
Our Review

About Boom Beach, Devices and Price
Boom beach is an action strategy game developed by Supercell, the makers of the highly successful hit title Clash of Clans. As a player, you can take to battle other players or against the computer. Boom Beach’s gameplay is much alike its predecessor’s Clash of Clans in terms of storyline where a player on an island forms defenses and organizes his troops ready to fight to death.
Boom beach is compatible with iOS platforms. Thus it works so well on the iPhone, iPad Touch and iPad. Although Boom Beach is available for free download, players eventually may end up spending on in-app purchases in order to advance faster by upgrading.

The setting is on an island on a tropical archipelago, you are equipped with defenses and troops with the help from an assortment of mines and strategic placement of defensive buildings.
The idea is to simultaneously build up attacking and defensive forces and engage in battle for resources. You can play against other players or attack computer generated bases. You will need to keep your headquarters safe and build up a troop that can pit other island’s headquarters.
When you are not engaging in battle, you are trying to upgrading your base using any of the nine resources available. Scarce as the resources are, you will have to really work for them; gold and wood are among them each having specific uses. A simple and effective tutorial guides you through the necessity for upgrading your headquarters and heading out to attack other players and computer-generated bases all over your map of the sea.
A support ship off the sea coast is available for you to send in first aid kits or even to fire off flares and guided missile to opponents once you have gathered enough points.
Player Experience

One of the most notable characteristics of Boob Beach, and perhaps a factor that gives it an edge against other action games, is that it is rich in choices of strategy. The pre-battle strategy, real-time attack and timely support blend in to form a uniquely engaging gaming experience that other games in app stores can’t easily catch up with. The combat system grants you greater control over your own fate.
In-app purchases are available for players who want to advance faster. These are can be purchased (it is a Supercell’s means of earning revenue) and therefore are not necessary for patient players. The good thing about these in-app purchases is that they are not heavily promoted like in the case of other games.
There is plenty of violence with the wide assortment of arms including guns, mortars, flamethrowers and other weapons. There is no sight of blood but there are shouts of agony whenever characters get hurt.

Boom Beach is more or less a clone and modernized version of Clash of Clans; that’s not to say it lacks in new thrill. Some players point out that the game’s requirements are ever growing thus the pace of progression is slowed down. All in all, Boom Beach is a kid-friendly game that sets itself apart with fascinating battle experience. Boom Beach is kid-friendly in that despite playing against strangers, there is no interaction whatsoever among players besides trying to destroy another player’s headquarters and raiding each other’s beaches. It is a game that creatively puts together freemium (Free Premium) elements, base-building and combat in order to create a compelling game that will keep you glued to it for longer and frequently keep coming back for that “one more play”. Boom Beach has its place in the competitive gaming world.

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What is Boom Beach, Anyway?

This game is delightfully addictive and many people all over the world enjoy playing Boom Beach on their smart phones or other mobile devices. During gameplay, you’ll battle the nefarious Blackguard, by using every bit of your cunning and brute strength!

This is a combat strategy video game and it is all about attacking enemy bases in order to liberate islanders who are forced to work as slaves. When you play the game cleverly, with skill and finesse, you’ll uncover all of the secrets of a tropical paradise!

Players create task forces with other players from all around the globe, with a mind to fighting a common enemy. Once you’ve scouted the region and created a battle plan, you’ll be ready to Boom the Beach!
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Do You Run Out of Gemstones?

A lot of players have trouble making progress in the game because they run out of gems too quickly. Unfortunately, Boom Beach doesn’t offer up the amount of gems that players need in order to excel! When you choose a hack, you’ll be able to access more gems and you’ll find that playing this free game is much more fun!

The issue with Boom Beach is that you’ll need to pay in order to access more gems without cheats or hacks. Most people don’t want to pay a cent in order to enjoy Boom Beach gameplay and this is why they turn to hacks and cheats.

With the right hacks and cheats, players may accumulate more gold, stone, diamonds, wood and iron!

Where to Access Unlimited Diamonds

There is a generator available online which allows gamers to access an unlimited amount of diamonds, without paying a single cent! This hack is found at and it’s very simple to download. There are also other hack tool of this type available via the Web.

A simple Google search will help you to find them and compare them. These hacks are free programs which generate endless diamonds and other gemstones into Boom Beach accounts. Just follow the instructions in order to bypass paying for diamonds.

In terms of Boom Beach cheats, there is way to get more wood and having enough wood is vital to doing well in the game. If you want to try this cheat, be aware that you’ll need to trade 300 pieces of gold in order to get 300 planks of lumber. If this deal sounds fair to you, you may initiate the trade by tapping on a tree and then tapping a shovel. This cheat is simple and effective.

Hopefully, this quick guide will help you to avoid paying for anything while you play Boom Beach and it will also improve your gaming experience. So, why not try these hacks and cheats today?

Test Your Webcam

Use this online test to check if your web camera is working and properly set up.

If you are trying to use your webcam for video chat, IM, or for recording yourself – with no success, or if you want to know how many frames per second your camera is recording:

Here’s a quick and easy web cam test, no need to leave the browser.

“How to test my webcam?”

If this is the first time you’re here, your browser will ask you if you allow this site access to your webcam.

Allow it.

You should see this question near the browser’s address bar and back button. After you allow wait a few seconds, and then you should see yourself (or whatever your camera is pointed at right now), plus some numbers on the side indicating the number of FPS (Frames Per Second) that are recorded.

If you see yourself and the FPS count, then, hooray – your camera passed the test.

If you don’t see anything after confirming the browser message (if you had one) then your camera hasn’t passed the test and there’s a problem.

If your web camera didn’t pass the test, here are some things you should check:

  • Check that it is connected to the USB socket.
  • If the webcam IS already connected, try disconnecting it and connecting it again.
    You should see something pop up on your computer screen, or hear a sound, when you connect the webcam again.
  • Some webcam models have an “ON/OFF” switch – make sure that if yours has one – it is set to “ON”.
  • Try downloading the latest drivers for your webcam. Search the box or the camera itself for the
    name/number of the model, and then search google for “NAME OF MODEL driver”. That should take you
    to a page where you can download and install new drivers.

CS:GO Cross Hairs

Given its team-oriented nature, CS:GO naturally rewards those who are better-organized than their opponents. Having a good cross hair is eseential for good aim. I personally use to customize my crosshair. Those familiar with the professional and competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene know that in every highly-skilled/successful 5-person team, there are certain roles players fulfill in order to best advance the common cause. While in less success-focused settings (such as in a regular match-making situation) these roles aren’t as clearly defined as they are on the professional level, most more or less experienced CS:GO players find themselves gravitating towards one or more of these roles. Here’s a closer look at some of these roles and some advice to go with it.

Quite possibly the most popular role is that of the Lurker. The reason for the popularity of this position is its appealing nature. Pro players tend to be highly skilled at lurking, and the shady/stealthy nature of this play-style is naturally attractive to most CS:GOers. Seeing their heroes single-handedly win rounds as lurkers makes the position still more attractive for rank-and-file players. The Lurker is a loner in the sense that he takes things into his own hands, his primary goal to flank opponents and to take them by surprise. Someone who is good at lurking is a real nightmare to play against, and he will keep the entire opposition on their toes at all times, popping up in the most unexpected locations, claiming his kills and then moving on to pop up elsewhere. A good Lurker helps his team far above and beyond simply killing opponents: the information he generates is also immensely important. A truly good Lurker also knows exactly when it’s time to ditch the sneakiness and to stop trying to outplay the opposition in favor of simply falling into line and helping out his teammates.

If/when you find yourself playing against a skilled Lurker, make sure you let your teammates know what you’re up against and watch those flanks.

Crucial for the success of every CS:GO team is the Strat Caller, who is essentially the captain of the team and who is charged with devising and calling out the strategy he deems most appropriate for a given situation. The role of a Strat Caller in a professional team goes above and beyond strategy though: he is the one directly impacting the morale of the team, by exuding confidence and giving everyone a sense of purpose in pursuit of the common goal.

In match-making situations, Strat Callers tend to emerge naturally. A Strat Caller is a must, especially if you find yourself on the T side, so don’t try to antagonize a team member who takes the role upon himself. It’s not a matter of being bossy, it’s a matter of basic efficiency…

Clash of Clans Hack

You were on thousands of sites already looking for working Clash of Clans hacks, but everything you encountered was fake? Then you are in the right place on the right site!

This free online Clash of Clans Hack I am providing is 100% working, legal, and free. I have been a skilled game application coder for several years and know the ins and outs of the games.

You can download the Clash of Clans Hack from big button above, it is free, but it won’t be forever free! I set the limit on download to 5000 person’s monthly so the hack can’t be detected, if you came to this site to download a working Clash of Clans Hack now, do it as soon as possible or you will miss golden opportunity and you will have to pay for it in future! Don’t say I didn’t warn ya.

On the web there is a lot of fake site’s for Clash of Clans Hack, but I tried them all, they are all fake, what I am giving you here is a working hack and it will always work and will always be undetectable. With this Clash of Clans Hack you can of course add unlimited amount of gems for which you would have had to pay, speed up all the building process, build enormous armies, GET FUN, thanks all to this great hack!

Clash of Clans Hack is working without jailbreak, and of course work’s on every other device/system so; it work’s for jailbreak and non jailbreak device’s, for androids, iphone’s, ipad’s, all telephones that are using android system.

I am sure you will agree with me here; Clash of Clans is without a doubt one of the most addicting games around at the moment. There is nothing quite like starting a massive war against another player with the rest of your clan in tow. It is no wonder the game is so popular.

Just like wars in the real world though, your defense and attack is going to cost a whole lot of cash. In fact; to be successful you will most likely require a lot more resources than your clan is able to produce on its own (i.e. in the free game). This is why so many people heap tons of real cash on the game. They want to win, right? This of course means that those without real cash are left behind.

They stand absolutely no chance of winning. This is where the Clash of Clans Gems Hack comes into play.

Anybody who has ever searched for a Clash of Clans Hack (and I am willing to wager that is just about anybody who has ever been addicted to this game) will most likely have stumbled across a plethora of different hacks out there. I am going to be honest with you though; the vast majority of them do not work.

The ones that I have stumbled across tend to be either ‘fake’ (they just take your personal details), a virus on the site (or in a piece of  software you can download), or even worse…a hack which breaks into the game in the ‘wrong way’ and ensures that you get banned pretty quickly.

This means that all of your personal data is lost…including real cash that you have spent on the game. The only one that seems to really  work and has been proven time and time again to do so can be found here:
This rather easy-to-use Clash of Clans Hack requires nothing more than your Clash of Clans username. There is nothing to download.  You do not even have to give the software your password. You just type in that name and bam; you will have a ton of gems, gold and  elixir landing in your account within a matter of minutes.

Nerf Guns

As a kid, I strapped a Nerf gun to my bicycle so I could dive bomb the neighborhood kids, while traveling—I imagined—at five times the speed of sound. As an adult, I’ve carried a foam-firing blaster to no fewer than three jobs. But a funny thing happened last year: I realized my old guns weren’t any good anymore.

They hadn’t worn out. (Well, most of them anyways; my Sharpshooter II was toast.) It was just that toy blasters had evolved when I wasn’t looking. Now, they shoot farther, faster, and lay down more fire than ever before. You can buy a freaking fully-automatic Nerf machine gun now. I clearly needed to up my game. But how to arm myself?


War has changed. I’ve found that whether you’re wresting control of the office from nefarious colleagues or dominating friends at the park, a single-shot sidearm won’t cut it anymore. The wonderful part about foam warfare is that you can dodge bullets like Neo in The Matrix. The hard part: so can anyone else. Since statistically, you’re going to miss most of the time, you need a blaster with lots of shots, or one that can pick off foes before they get close. So I went looking for the fastest, most accurate Nerf guns that don’t require constant reloading.

3 Ways to Get a Bigger Butt Naturally

Heel Raises

Heel raises are excellent for developing a rounder butt. You can use ankle weights or resistance bands to maintain tension for better muscle growth in the glutes and hamstrings.

1. Begin on your hands and knees in a tabletop position. Drive the heel of one foot straight up towards the ceiling, maintaining a 90-degree angle at the knee. At the top of the movement, take a second to flex the glute muscles as you exhale.

2. Inhale as you slowly bring the knee back down, crossing it over the opposite knee.

Tip: For a more intense workout, do 1 to 2 minutes on one leg, then continue with another 1 to 2 minutes on the same leg, but this time extending your leg straight out. Once this 2 to 4 minute set is complete, switch legs.

Jump Squats

Jump squats are great for gaining strength and burning fat.

1. To start, slowly lower yourself into a squat making sure your knees don’t pass your toes. This is called the safe-squat position.

2. Next, spring up into a straight jump and land in the same safe-squat position. Repeat this movement continuously for 30 seconds.


Single Leg Bridges

Leg bridges are great for your booty and build sexy VS model legs.

1. Lie on your back with one foot flat on the ground and one leg straight up in the air.

2. Exhale as you place your weight into the heel of the foot on the ground and drive your glutes up aiming to make your body straight from shoulder to knee. At the top of the movement, flex your glutes and inhale as you slowly return to start position. Repeat this for 20 repetitions per leg, pulsing at the top for 10 seconds at the end of each set.

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