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Category: Hacks + Mods

SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of

SparkFun Electric Sheep Development Board: What Android Geeks Dream of
Android fans that want to really get their geek on and develop their own accessories and physical devices to work with their smartphone might want to check this out. It’s from a company called SparkFun and…

Terminator T-800 Virtual Assistant Arrives, Looking for Siri Connor

Terminator T-800 Virtual Assistant Arrives, Looking for Siri Connor
With its Siri personal virtual assistant technology in the iPhone 5, Apple has proven that we’re willing to converse with our technology – assuming it has more of a personality than your average “say one for…
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Toilet Buddy Covers Your Ass (Sounds)

Toilet Buddy Covers Your Ass (Sounds)
We shared with you a portable version of the Otohime aka flushing noise generator found in female public restrooms in Japan. Here’s a custom version of that gadget that not only masks your number two tunes…

Wasabi 360 Ultra Lets Run Xbox 360 Game ISOs Direct from Hard Drive

Wasabi 360 Ultra Lets Run Xbox 360 Game ISOs Direct from Hard Drive
If you’ve ever wondered how much faster your Xbox 360 might play if the games weren’t loaded from its relatively pokey DVD drive, and instead loaded directly from a speedy hard drive, you’re about to find…

Flamethrower Pistol Shoots Flames, Not Bullets

Flamethrower Pistol Shoots Flames, Not Bullets
Despite what I’ve learned from video games, I actually think I like my chances of running away from a flamethrower-wielding villain versus one armed with a loaded gun. But that didn’t stop one hacker from building…

KontrolFreek Clip-on Mods for PS3 and Xbox 360 Thumbsteeks

KontrolFreek Clip-on Mods for PS3 and Xbox 360 Thumbsteeks
Ever wished that the thumbsticks on your PS3 or Xbox 360 controllers were a tad taller or had more grip? Aside from taping a stick or duct taping your hands to your controllers, here are cheap…

Siri Hacked to iPhone 3GS: Siri, Tell Apple to Make This Official

Siri Hacked to iPhone 3GS: Siri, Tell Apple to Make This Official
While a version of iOS 5 is available for other iOS devices aside from the iPhone 4S, only Apple’s latest phone can run Siri, the much-hyped virtual assistant. Officially, that is. A trio of developers have…

Kickstarter Project Turns the Gameboy into a Musical Instrument

Kickstarter Project Turns the Gameboy into a Musical Instrument
The Nintendo Gameboy. One of the most iconic portable gaming systems in the history of video games. Its brick-sized form has occupied many a nerd for hours on end with it’s monochrome green-grey display and carnival…

Analog OutRun: Arcade Racing Comes Full Circle

Analog OutRun: Arcade Racing Comes Full Circle
Remember the old SEGA arcade classic OutRun? Well one geek out there sure does, as he decided to take the game and create an analog version as a tribute. The game is powered by an Arduino…

Apple Has Siri and Microsoft Has…GLaDOS? [Kinect Hack]

Apple Has Siri and Microsoft Has…GLaDOS? [Kinect Hack]
Owners of the iPhone 4S have their own virtual assistant in the form of the helpful and mostly respectful Siri. But if Corey Thomas gets his way, all PC users can have their own voice-activated virtual…

DIY Wrist-Mounted Crossbow: Wrist Augmentation

DIY Wrist-Mounted Crossbow: Wrist Augmentation
Real-life Forge Patrick Priebe wowed and nearly blinded us with his palm-mounted laser. Now he’s back with another hand part-mounted doer of harm – a wrist-mounted crossbow gauntlet.…

Siri Ported to iPhone 4!

Siri Ported to iPhone 4!
If you are an iPhone 4 user and the only thing from the new iPhone 4S you are sad to be missing is Siri, check this out. A pair of hackers claims to have made a…

Minecraft Weeping Angels Mod Makes Creepers Like Winged Zombies

Minecraft Weeping Angels Mod Makes Creepers Like Winged Zombies
From what I gather, Minecraft is already a pretty scary game on it’s own, but this mod by Minecraft Forum member/Dr. Who fan/general cruel person a_dizzle makes being a blocky miner and crafter a lot scarier.…

Last-Minute Costume Idea: Cut a Hole in Your Torso with Two iPad 2s

Last-Minute Costume Idea: Cut a Hole in Your Torso with Two iPad 2s
If you still don’t have a Halloween costume, you’re probably left to the dregs of the random ill-fitting Scooby Doo and Teletubbies costumes at your local Wal-Mart. But if you and a buddy can spare your…

QR Code Virtual Costume: for the Shy or Lazy Geek

QR Code Virtual Costume: for the Shy or Lazy Geek
Redditor adriannezy wanted to “participate in Halloween at the absolute minimum level” at her workplace, so she went as a QR code. Well, not exactly. She went as a clever geek, who found a way to…

Siri Used for Home Automation: She Can Speak to Appliances Too

Siri Used for Home Automation: She Can Speak to Appliances Too
Siri can trade jokes and witty banter with you and even serve you beer, but programmer Christopher Deutsch aka CDeutsch has come up with a more practical application for the virtual assistant. Using the help of…
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