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Category: Hacks + Mods

Adalight Kit Adds Ambilight-like RGB Tech to Any Monitor

Adalight Kit Adds Ambilight-like RGB Tech to Any Monitor
I always thought those Philips Ambilight televisions looked cool – not that the glowing border around the TVs ever made me run out and buy one. Still, the effect is sort of cool, and theoretically makes…

Kindle Fire Hacked to Run Nintendo 64 Games

Kindle Fire Hacked to Run Nintendo 64 Games
Not happy with the lineup of games available for the Kindle Fire? Here’s some good news if you want some N64 action on your tablet. A developer has created an emulator that will allow you to…
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NES-S-Sketch Combines Two of Our Favorite Geek Toys

NES-S-Sketch Combines Two of Our Favorite Geek Toys
Some might consider it cheating to attach an NES controller to an Etch-A-Sketch, but not this guy. Those little vertical and horizontal knobs just weren’t cutting it so he got to work and created the NES-S-Sketch,…

HandyNES: the Portable NES with the Not So Portable Gun

HandyNES: the Portable NES with the Not So Portable Gun
Behold the latest NES mod, a portable NES from “LovableChevy”, the creator of such mods as the HandyDuo, Handy Gear, and Nintenduo. This one is called the HandyNES.…

Polarized Privacy Monitor Hack: Now You See It, Now It’s White

Polarized Privacy Monitor Hack: Now You See It, Now It’s White
It may sound like an oxymoron, but the Privacy Monitor is actually a very cool and somewhat practical mod by Instructables user dimovi. Only the wearer of a complementary pair of glasses can see what’s being…

IKEA Sunnan Solar Lamp Modded Into iPad Charger

IKEA Sunnan Solar Lamp Modded Into iPad Charger
When you think about it, having a solar charger is a good idea, especially if you find yourself outdoors frequently, and your gadgets often run out of juice. If you’d rather not just go with an…

Guy Makes His Own Light-up Nike MAGs, Still No Power Laces

Guy Makes His Own Light-up Nike MAGs, Still No Power Laces
Remember how a little while back, Nike finally released its Back to the Future-inspired Nike MAG sneakers. Sure, it was for a good cause, but you’re probably not wearing a pair unless you had had a…

Diablo III Mod Darkens and Sharpens Graphics: Now All We Need is the Game

Diablo III Mod Darkens and Sharpens Graphics: Now All We Need is the Game
Our bodies have been ready for Diablo III the second we got tired of Diablo II, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a little more – (probably) February 2012 more – before we can…

uWave Microwave Lets You Watch Youtube Videos While You Wait for Your Food

uWave Microwave Lets You Watch Youtube Videos While You Wait for Your Food
This isn’t the first microwave that I’ve seen with built in YouTube capabilities, but it is the latest attempt. The idea is that human life has become so saturated with mindless content, that we can’t even…

DIY Doorbell Will Make You Wish for Visitors

DIY Doorbell Will Make You Wish for Visitors
David Watson hated the doorbell in his current house. The one in his old house had actual chimes, but this one played a “terrible recording” instead. So when he set out to make his own doorbell,…

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job

Min7 Micromouse Robot Solves Maze Under 4 Seconds, Real Mice out of a Job
Are you geek enough to realize that there is actually an annual Micromouse Robot Competition? It’s where a bunch of small robots face off against each other not in the ring, but in a labyrinth. The…

Articulated Skylanders Mod Gives More Action to the Figures

Articulated Skylanders Mod Gives More Action to the Figures
If you’re looking for a gift for a young gamer, you could do a lot worse than Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. But what if they already have the game and all 32 collectible figurines? Then get them…

Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet Let’s You Share How Hot Your Taco Is

Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet Let’s You Share How Hot Your Taco Is
Whenever I need to grab a quick bite to eat, I always head straight to this taco stand near the place where I work. There are other places nearby which serve up some mean tacos, but…

Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer

Unlikely Recycling: Book into Synthesizer
I don’t like to hear or read about people destroying books, which is one of the reasons why I strongly dislike a few scenes in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Indy was in Berlin witnessing…

Secret Passageway Switch: Good for Public and Ordinary Purposes Too

Secret Passageway Switch: Good for Public and Ordinary Purposes Too
Designer Ben Light has made a brilliantly simple device that lets you pull off the book switch thing that we see in the movies. You’ll have to figure out how to move a whole bookshelf, but…

Big Head Mode in Real Life

Big Head Mode in Real Life
Designer Dan Rosenfeld (aka “Guru Ramen”) made a classic video game cheat real this past Halloween. He put together a wearable frame that housed cameras and a 24″ LCD display, giving the world a super sized…
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