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Category: Hacks + Mods

Lighters Hacked into Motorcycles… Seriously

Lighters Hacked into Motorcycles… Seriously
Sometimes a picture really isn’t worth a 1000 words. You will see what I mean after perusing the photos of this sweet hack below. A geek took some disposable lighters, took the things apart, and used…
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Use Winter Air to Cool a Blindingly-Hot PC

Use Winter Air to Cool a Blindingly-Hot PC
Yes we know; gaming PCs can get very hot. There was a time when I had one inside my bedroom and I usually had to turn down the heat when I was playing. Sure, nowadays, you…
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GPS Treasure Box Will Only Open Up in Specified Location

GPS Treasure Box Will Only Open Up in Specified Location
By reversing the rules of geocaching, Arduino Forum member RickP has come up with a great way to hide treasure or play a game. In case you’re not familiar with the game, geocaching involves looking for…
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Kinect Hack Turns You Into a Superhero

Kinect Hack Turns You Into a Superhero
When I first saw the Kinect demo for Forza I was extremely turned off. But almost every day, hackers are revealing the true potential of Microsoft’s device. You see, I think the greatest thing about the…
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LiveScribe Pen Hack: Play Zork on Paper

LiveScribe Pen Hack: Play Zork on Paper
Here are two things that might not be that familiar to young gamers: LiveScribe pens are magical little buggers that record written notes and audio. Zork on the other hand, is a legendary interactive fiction-type series…
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Famicom Scion xB: 8-bit Heir

Famicom Scion xB: 8-bit Heir
The boxy, toy-like car you see below is the work of Giant Robot magazine publisher Eric Nakamura and Len Higa of Onimotorworks. Nakamura was asked by Toyota to come up with a design for a custom…
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DIY iPhone Snail Mail Notifier: Doesn’t Filter Spam Though

DIY iPhone Snail Mail Notifier: Doesn’t Filter Spam Though
…or false alarms for that matter. That’s because Matt Richardson’s project only involves a sensor that detects when his mailbox is opened, whether or not important mail or any mail is put inside. But it’s still…
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Kinect X-Ray Hack: No Those Aren’t Your Innards

Kinect X-Ray Hack: No Those Aren’t Your Innards
How’d you like to be able to see your insides courtesy of your Microsoft Kinect. Sorry, you can’t. But thanks to this hack, you might be able to use the Kinect to see a virtual model…
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Xbox 360 + Toaster = XToaster360

Xbox 360 + Toaster = XToaster360
What happens when you rip the guts out of a four-slice toaster, and replace them with the innards of an Xbox 360? Well, it stops making english muffins, but it does play CoD: Black Ops now.…
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iPhone-Controlled Mini Fridge Beer Cannon

iPhone-Controlled Mini Fridge Beer Cannon
When you’re watching the big game, or in the middle of a marathon gaming session, you don’t want to have to get up and go get yourself a cold one. Why? Because you’re lazy. Don’t be…
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Fail0verflow Pwns PS3 with Epic Hack Allowing Any Software to be Run on PS3

Fail0verflow Pwns PS3 with Epic Hack Allowing Any Software to be Run on PS3
We have had PS3 hacks around for a long time, but typically, they are plugged with new firmware just about as fast as they are published. Sony doesn’t like hacks for its console and likes us…
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iPhone 4 + HTC Aria + Game Boy = My Brain Hurts

iPhone 4 + HTC Aria + Game Boy = My Brain Hurts
I really have no idea what’s going on here, but this hack involves an iPhone 4, and HTC Aria Android OS phone and an old Game Boy. Best I can tell, Goteking’s Game Boy has been…
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ShockSlayer’s Wii Portable Skips the Disc

ShockSlayer’s Wii Portable Skips the Disc
How’s this for an impressive feat? This Nintendo Wii is completely portable, with everything needed to play hundreds of games built into a single compact device.…
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AMD Radeon HD 6950 Bios Upgrade Hack Turns Card into HD 6970 for Free

AMD Radeon HD 6950 Bios Upgrade Hack Turns Card into HD 6970 for Free
Gamers and computer geeks have a long history of taking in their new gear and making it perform better than it was intended by hacking it and overclocking. If you are a big AMD fan that…
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KinEmote Turns Kinect into Boxee Gesture Remote Control

KinEmote Turns Kinect into Boxee Gesture Remote Control
With all of our video game systems moving to controls that don’t use your standard game pads, and instead use motion and gestures to control games, it’s clear that gesture control is coming to everything. I…
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Merry Quadrocopter Christmas

Merry Quadrocopter Christmas
If I had a Quadrocopter remote-controlled flying aircraft floating around my place, I’m not sure this is the first thing I’d do with it. But it is the holidays, and I guess the joyful Christmas spirit…
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