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Category: Hacks + Mods

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block

Mac Mini Apple ][ Disk Drive Hits the Auction Block
Remember the Mac Mini that was modded into an old Apple ][ Disk Drive a couple of years back? Well, the modder behind the build has now put it up for sale on eBay, to make…
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LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?

LibeTech Uses QR Codes as Door Keys: Convenient or Dangerous?
Mobile phones are making a lot of things obsolete – payphones, maps, privacy – because of cheap and easy to use apps. A new open source technology might add keys – and keychains, and locksmiths –…
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GTA IV Mod Lets You Play as a Giraffe

GTA IV Mod Lets You Play as a Giraffe
The best part of the GTA games is the mayhem that you can cause as you drive and run and gun throughout the city. Some of the mods for the game are pretty cool too. You…
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EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence
A few months ago we saw a concept for a camera-based device that is meant to recognize sign language and translate it into spoken words. A Ukrainian-based team has something better: a working prototype of a…
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The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind
Despite the fact that there are people (and robots) out there who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about 5 seconds, my tiny brain still needs at least 20 minutes to solve one. But imagine if…
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Sega Genesis Emulator Runs on Nook Simple Touch: Sonic the Black and White Hedgehog

Sega Genesis Emulator Runs on Nook Simple Touch: Sonic the Black and White Hedgehog
Electrostatic ink based E-readers aren’t exactly the best devices for moving images, due to their slow refresh rates and black and white screens. But that didn’t stop somebody from porting a SEGA Genesis emulator to the…
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Floppy Disk Lampshade: What Drunk Geeks Wear on Their Heads

Floppy Disk Lampshade: What Drunk Geeks Wear on Their Heads
Have a bunch of old 3.5″ floppy disks lying around? If you still have some left over after converting them into paintings or handbags, you might want to redecorate your room with a floppy disk lampshade.…
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Portal Webcam: Now You’re Teleconferencing with Science

Portal Webcam: Now You’re Teleconferencing with Science
This is how the New England office (blue) of Dealer.com is connected to the company’s California office (orange). Either that, or this is actually a shot of Aperture Science Laboratories, with webcams included as props to…
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Circuit-Bent Mr. Incredible is Incredibly Inappropriate

Circuit-Bent Mr. Incredible is Incredibly Inappropriate
Hackers love to take kids’ toys and cheap gadgets and turn them into electronic noisemakers using a technique long referred to as “circuit bending.” Usually you find something like a mutant Furby or maybe an Atari…
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GPS Shoes: Ruby Slippers 2.0

GPS Shoes: Ruby Slippers 2.0
These shoes won’t take you home when you click its heels, but it will help you get there. Made by British artist Dominic Wilcox, the No Place Like Home shoes points the wearer to the right…
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Kindleberry Pi: Hack Your Kindle Into Raspberry Pi Display

Kindleberry Pi: Hack Your Kindle Into Raspberry Pi Display
If you’ve got a Kindle you’re planning on upgrading, and you’re wondering what to do with your old eReader, then check out what Gef Tremblay did with his old Kindle. He hacked it into something he…
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Final Fantasy VII Finally Gets Remade… In LittleBigPlanet 2

Final Fantasy VII Finally Gets Remade… In LittleBigPlanet 2
Still waiting for a PS3 port of Final Fantasy VII? Wait some more. Because this is not it. It’s the next best thing though: a remake of the entire game on LittleBigPlanet 2, that includes “all…
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Ben Heck’s BASIC Pocket PC: The Franken-Computer

Ben Heck’s BASIC Pocket PC: The Franken-Computer
Ben Heck is well known as a modder extraordinaire, and this time he doesn’t let anyone down by cobbling together a pocket PC from an array of harvested parts, including a chatpad from an Xbox 360…
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Super Mario Hungry Hungry Hippos: Get the Most Marbles with Your Koopa

Super Mario Hungry Hungry Hippos: Get the Most Marbles with Your Koopa
We don’t have nearly enough Super Mario inspired board games and this one is a work of sheer genius, turning Hungry Hungry Hippos into an amazing Koopa battle where you eat everything that you can.…
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Kinect Hack Helps Disabled Mom Send Email

Kinect Hack Helps Disabled Mom Send Email
Chad Ruble’s mom has aphasia, a condition she acquired because of a stroke that she had 12 years ago. Like many other people with aphasia, Chad’s mom has a hard time reading and writing, so she…
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Old Apple Mouse Gets a (Blue)tooth Transplant

Old Apple Mouse Gets a (Blue)tooth Transplant
Unless you frequently game on your PC or you have extraordinarily strong fingers, chances are your old computer mice still work. The folks at The Unconventional Hacker have figured out a way to transfer more modern…
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