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Category: Hacks + Mods

USB Bell Dings When You’ve Got Mail

USB Bell Dings When You’ve Got Mail
For some reason, I always associate email with “You’ve Got Mail,” that old nineties movie that starred Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Their romance was totally based on their virtual and online conversations, and I always…
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Rare Zippo Lighter Fires Bullets, Not Fire

Rare Zippo Lighter Fires Bullets, Not Fire
This isn’t an official Zippo-issued lighter (because I doubt it would be legal to do so) but it’s way cooler than any other standard-issue they’ve released thus far. Roll the flint wheel on this lighter but…
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Stype Typewriter: Chat on Skype With Walternate

Stype Typewriter: Chat on Skype With Walternate
In the sci-fi TV series Fringe, there’s a typewriter that some of the characters use to communicate with a parallel Earth, where the typewriter’s equivalent exists. Whatever is typed into the typewriter in one world gets…
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Wall-E Toy Hacked into a Real Robot

Wall-E Toy Hacked into a Real Robot
I thing one of the better kids movies that have come out in a while was WALL-E. My kids loved that movie and last Christmas my daughter wanted one of those little WALL-E robot toys, but…
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Gold-plated Atari 2600 Surprisingly Not Owned by Donald Trump

Gold-plated Atari 2600 Surprisingly Not Owned by Donald Trump
Released in 1977, the Atari 2600 aka VCS (Video Computer System) is a pioneering piece of technology. Although it was not the first to have game code separate from the console (as opposed to a piece…
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Palm Mounted Laser Would Make Iron Man Cosplays Much More Awesome

Palm Mounted Laser Would Make Iron Man Cosplays Much More Awesome
The flashlight repulsor beam blaster was cool. Patrick Priebe’s Laser Glove Mk III is hot. Priebe, a laser enthusiast and Iron Man fan, has been developing a palm-mounted laser using consumer-grade parts and a bit of…
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EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson

EOL Robot Band Plays Marilyn Manson
Last time we heard from a robot band, they were known as the Bit-52s, and they were playing Rock Lobster. But if that was too bubble-gum for you, here’s something with a little more of an…
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Wozniak’s Conundrum: Mac + Typewriter = Steampunk PC

Wozniak’s Conundrum: Mac + Typewriter = Steampunk PC
Upgrading a computer’s hardware with updated components is a good way of prolonging its life. But Steve La Riccia was able to achieve the same thing by doing the opposite. His fully functional steampunk computer is…
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Minifigs of Characters of Game of Thrones

Minifigs of Characters of Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Fire and Ice has long been popular, but it got a massive boost of stardom with the new HBO TV series Game of Thrones. If that’s not validation…
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Déjà Vu RFID Purse Concept: for Forgetful Geeks

Déjà Vu RFID Purse Concept: for Forgetful Geeks
Last month we saw proof that practical technology can be seamlessly integrated into fashionable items. The Déjà Vu concept is another promising example. Made by MIT students Heidi Chen and Nicole Tariverdian, it’s a bag that…
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LEGO Folding Farm Does Medical Research

LEGO Folding Farm Does Medical Research
While it may not be the first time I’ve seen a computer made from LEGO bricks, if you are going to make one, it would be nice to know that it was being put to good…
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Woman Wants to Have Prosthetic Eye-Camera: the Fifteen Thousand Dollar Woman

Woman Wants to Have Prosthetic Eye-Camera: the Fifteen Thousand Dollar Woman
I’m sure some of you still remember Rob Spence and his Eyeborg project, which aims to develop a video camera that fits in a prosthetic eye, effectively substituting for the one Spence lost when he was…
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Protect Your Hard Drive Secrets With a Simple Sticker

Protect Your Hard Drive Secrets With a Simple Sticker
While I don’t think that hackers need any info on how to destroy their data in case of an FBI raid, other people might need a helping hand. Here’s the easiest way to destroy your hard…
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Guy Builds Robot Arm to Play Coin Dozer: Gold Farmer

Guy Builds Robot Arm to Play Coin Dozer: Gold Farmer
Many iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners are addicted to Coin Dozer, the virtual arcade coin-pushing game. I apologize in advance to those who are going to be addicted to it because of this post. YouTuber …
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Bop Gun Funkifies Your Life With Weird Sounds

Bop Gun Funkifies Your Life With Weird Sounds
Is your life dull and boring? I know what you need! You need to get funky, and get yourself a Bop Gun to shoot it at all the funkless souls and objects in your world.…
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Ben Heck Creates Xbox 360 Automatic Disc Changer

Ben Heck Creates Xbox 360 Automatic Disc Changer
When I had more than one person over playing video games as a kid we always ended up in an argument about who would change the video game when we wanted to swap titles. It usually…
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