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Category: Hacks + Mods

Emulator Runs x86 Windows Apps on Windows RT Devices: A Window to the Full Windows

Emulator Runs x86 Windows Apps on Windows RT Devices: A Window to the Full Windows
I think that one of Microsoft’s biggest mistakes in recent years is Windows RT, and by extension the Surface RT. I’m not saying Windows RT devices are useless. It’s just that seen in the context of…

Vacuum Tube Flash Drives Combine Old School, New School Tech

Vacuum Tube Flash Drives Combine Old School, New School Tech
I’ve already got more flash drives than I know what to do with, but every once in a while I’ll see some that I need to add to my seemingly endless collection anyway. With these cool…
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Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5

Robot Mannequin Mimics Passersby: Mirror v0.5
We’ve already seen how the fashion industry can make use of robotics to make life easier for shoppers. But a Japanese clothing chain called United Arrows also found a way to use robots to make things…

Project Ayr: The Art Deco HTPC

Project Ayr: The Art Deco HTPC
Many people have a home theater PC sitting right next to their HDTVs. It’s not always the best-looking solution to manage your media, but oftentimes it’s the most functional. There’s no reason why your HTPC should…

Lomo-Copter: The Artsy, Hipster Drone

Lomo-Copter: The Artsy, Hipster Drone
There was some uproar about the possibility of using unarmed drones over US soil to locate that cop turned killer fugitive, but maybe that’s because drones have a bad rap because of all of the bombs…

Arduino-Based Mod Adds Online Multiplayer to Regular Chess

Arduino-Based Mod Adds Online Multiplayer to Regular Chess
I’m sure that chess has dozens – if not hundreds – of virtual versions that let people play against each other online. This project by YouTuber FunGowRightNow12 and his fellow students at Northeastern University also offers…

IKEA Dioder Relief Lights: DIY Low-Budget Ambilight

IKEA Dioder Relief Lights: DIY Low-Budget Ambilight
If you’re like me,  you probably spend way too much time staring at a computer screen. There are some ways to reduce eyestrain, but I have to say that using IKEA’s Dioder LED light strips is…

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator
What’s this? Two Q*bert posts in a week? Yeah, you got me. I guess I’m on a roll. Remember how Q*bert used to let out that weird stream of gibberish expletives when one of his enemies…

Electromagnetic Harvester Concept Uses Ambient Energy to Charge Batteries

Electromagnetic Harvester Concept Uses Ambient Energy to Charge Batteries
Aside from generating heat, most electronic devices also emit electromagnetic fields. A rapid prototyping enthusiast named Dennis Siegel though of a way to tap into those fields and store them as usable energy by way of…

Android App Turns Lamps on or off Just by Pointing Your Device at Them

Android App Turns Lamps on or off Just by Pointing Your Device at Them
Developer Mike Leslie is working on what he calls Project Rita, a device that “keeps track of all of the information that the user is personally interested in” and ultimately “present the user with the right…

R2-D2 Heels: The Droid Shoes That You’re Looking for

R2-D2 Heels: The Droid Shoes That You’re Looking for
They don’t look stable, but I’m sure some Star Wars fan out there would risk falling over just for the chance to wear these one of a kind pair of shoes made by Mike Warren, a…

Bicycle Barometer Tells You When It’s Time to Ride a Bike or the Train

Bicycle Barometer Tells You When It’s Time to Ride a Bike or the Train
Gov.UK Product Manager Richard J. Pope hacked an old clock and turned it into an odd sort of barometer. But instead of measuring and displaying the pressure, Richard’s device tells him if it’s better to take…

Childhood Dream Come True: PEZ Dispensers Personalized with Your Face

Childhood Dream Come True: PEZ Dispensers Personalized with Your Face
I used to have the largest collection of PEZ dispensers among my friends – that is, before our dog discovered my stash and chewed them all to unrecognizable bits. While I mourned the loss of my…

Make Way For Velopresso, the Coffee Shop on Wheels

Make Way For Velopresso, the Coffee Shop on Wheels
Coffee shops make it easier to grab some of your favorite brew on the go by setting up drive-thru windows. But why should you go there to get your coffee, when you can make the coffee…

Gameboo: The SNES Portable We Never Had

Gameboo: The SNES Portable We Never Had
Nope, the picture below isn’t Photoshopped. The Game Boy below actually has four face buttons. It’s also not entirely a Game Boy anymore, because there’s a Dingoo A330 inside, hence the name Gameboo. Aside from playing…

“Super Jeep” Takes up Two Lanes

“Super Jeep” Takes up Two Lanes
You know, there’s a reason why GM shut down Hummer. Apparently, Hummer owners got five times as many traffic tickets as the average driver. Oh, and there’s that part where got like 9 miles per gallon…
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