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Category: Hacks + Mods

Gold 2011 MacBook Pro: Because Aluminum is for the Poor

Gold 2011 MacBook Pro: Because Aluminum is for the Poor
So you’ve got a gold plated flash drive. It even looks like a real gold bar! La dee-frickin-da. That’ll look pathetic without an equally blinged out computer to stick it into. If you really want to…

Android Network Toolkit: Want to be a Hacker? There’s an App for That

Android Network Toolkit: Want to be a Hacker? There’s an App for That
While iOS users can pretend to be hackers with games like Hack RUN and iHack, those who own Android gadgets will soon be able to break into networks and computers for real. That’s because Israeli security…
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Turtle Shell Robot Races Bring Mario Kart One Step Closer to Reality

Turtle Shell Robot Races Bring Mario Kart One Step Closer to Reality
When driving down the road, you never stop to think that a Koopa shell could slam into you and knock you off course, but it might be time to start worrying about this possibility. Why? Because…

Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player

Qbo Robot as Gesture Controlled Music Player
Robots are awesome, and one of the more hackable of them out there is the Qbo, that can be programmed to do all sorts of things. The latest programming hack for the little bot turns the…

OutRun: Augmented Reality Driving Video Game Actually Drives

OutRun: Augmented Reality Driving Video Game Actually Drives
It’s been a while since I went down over to the local arcade, but I went crazy with the racing games the last time I was there. I’m a really bad driver, so crashing and veering…

Microsoft Kinect to Create 3D Scans of Archaeological Dig

Microsoft Kinect to Create 3D Scans of Archaeological Dig
I have always been a big fan of Archaeology; I blame Indiana Jones more than anything else. Plus, I am always intrigued by the things that people use the Microsoft Kinect sensor for that have nothing…

Jerrycan Gas Can Speakers Pump Up the Volume and Ignite the Crowd

Jerrycan Gas Can Speakers Pump Up the Volume and Ignite the Crowd
They’ll light up the party. You’ll have a blast with them. The speaker, the speaker, the speaker is (made of recycled jerrycans, which are used to carry extra fuel, a substance which can set things) on…

Hacked Keyboard Plays Obama Voice Samples

Hacked Keyboard Plays Obama Voice Samples
If you are a fan of President Obama (or even if you are not a fan of the Pres) you will like the interesting keyboard that has turned up over on Make:. The keyboard was designed…

ColorWare Now Customizing Leica D-Lux 5

ColorWare Now Customizing Leica D-Lux 5
Owners of the Leica D-Lux 5: are you sick of your camera’s classy black color? So tired of it that you’re willing to pay nearly half of the cost of the camera itself to get it…

DIY Live NBA Scoreboard: Just in Time for the, Uh, Lockout.

DIY Live NBA Scoreboard: Just in Time for the, Uh, Lockout.
Here’s a fun mod for basketball fans that’s just perfect for the upcoming 2011-2012 NBA season. If there will be one. Inspired by the real-time score updates he saw in casinos in Las Vegas, Kianoosh decided…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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