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Category: Hacks + Mods

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…
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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…

Elder Scrolls V Map Hack: Skyrim Street View

Elder Scrolls V Map Hack: Skyrim Street View
It’s barely been a week since The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was released, but the benefits of owning it on the PC are already becoming apparent. Some Xbox 360 players are ridden with texture issues, some…

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…

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…
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