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Category: Hacks + Mods

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…

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…

Ben Heck Ruggedized PS3 Is Ready to Go to War

Ben Heck Ruggedized PS3 Is Ready to Go to War
Out of all the things that he’s known for in the gadget world, modder Ben Heck is most famous for his unique specialty – making portable versions of current video game consoles. His latest portable console…

The Scooterputer: The Casemod That Actually Drives

The Scooterputer: The Casemod That Actually Drives
I’ve featured a casemod or two that looked like a vehicle before, and even an R/C car computer that could drive, but never before have I seen a functional PC that could actually transport a human…

Kinect Hacked to Teach Sign Language: Sign Sign Revolution Anyone?

Kinect Hacked to Teach Sign Language: Sign Sign Revolution Anyone?
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 add-on has been a hit not just with gamers but with modders and hackers as well. While only a few of its launch games are truly unique and imaginative – Dance Central and…

MikuMikuDance: Kinect Does Dance Mo-Cap

MikuMikuDance: Kinect Does Dance Mo-Cap
Well, it was only a matter of time before we’d start to see some serious motion-capture done using Microsoft’s Kinect. This incredible choreography demo by Higuchuu shows off the precision with which individual dance moves can…

NES Console Joystick Mod Doesn’t Play Super Mario Bros.

NES Console Joystick Mod Doesn’t Play Super Mario Bros.
Here’s a great idea if you have an old NES lying around. Why not turn it into a joystick for your other consoles?…

TRON Laptop Bag Requires Flynn-Level Skills

TRON Laptop Bag Requires Flynn-Level Skills
Or maybe not, but if you’re not confident with soldering and handling electroluminescent (EL) wire, I think you should follow my guide instead: Step 1, get some reflective tape. Step 2, put some on your bag.…

Flavor Flav Lends His “Yeah Boyee” to Navtones

Flavor Flav Lends His “Yeah Boyee” to Navtones
For a longtime, the only option you had for your GPS was one robotic voice or another. Later we could choose voices with different accents and choose male or female voices on many GPS devices. Today…

DIY 3D Printer: Straight Out of Science Fiction Into Your Basement

DIY 3D Printer: Straight Out of Science Fiction Into Your Basement
Amazingly, this beautiful 3D printer was built by some guy named Jim in New York. Just like normal printers, 3D printers allow you to print stuff but in 3D. No glasses required! Although this seems straight…

DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?

DIY Robotic Knitting Machine: Sew What?
Let’s be honest, I’ve never had the patience to knit. My mom showed me how, and I did it for about 2 minutes before I went back to playing with my LEGOs. Then again, Correx37 made…

Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar

Old NES Gets a New Life as an Electric Guitar
How often do you play your old NES? I bet you’d play it more if it were a guitar. That’s right, someone out there got the brilliant idea to take an old NES and convert it…

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!

Kinect Minority Report Hack: Fingers Detected!
Engineers from MIT CSAIL have figured out out how to get the Xbox 360 Kinect to not just sense larger body movements, but to actually detect individual fingertips in mid-air.…

Woz Bought White iPhone 4 Parts From Chinese Kid Apple Shut Down

Woz Bought White iPhone 4 Parts From Chinese Kid Apple Shut Down
Remember that Chinese teen that use a “connection” at Foxconn to get his hands on white iPhone 4 parts? This is the same kid that Apple shut down later for selling the parts. Well, good ol’…

The Ultimate NES Controller Coffee Table

The Ultimate NES Controller Coffee Table
Way back in 2008, I featured a coffee table that looked a heck of a lot like a giant Nintendo NES controller. The thing was used for storage and actually worked as a controller for an…
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