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Tag: Hack

Starbucks App Easily Hacked with Phone Cam?

Starbucks App Easily Hacked with Phone Cam?
If you are a user of the Starbucks app that lets you pay for your coffee using a barcode on your smartphone screen, you need to be aware of a very easy to take advantage of vulnerability in the app.

Robo-Rainbows: Complicated Ways to Vandalize with Rainbows

Robo-Rainbows: Complicated Ways to Vandalize with Rainbows
Wouldn’t the world be better with a few more rainbows? If you thought at any point you were a vandal and “left your mark” just know that you will never be as memorable as this guy.

Build a DIY Hand-Cranked USB Charger

Build a DIY Hand-Cranked USB Charger
If your phone dies in the woods, how do you charge it? Sure, you can bring a backup battery, but what if you’re out there for an extended period of time? You do have options of solar power, or maybe even wind power.

Super Backwards Mario Bros.

Super Backwards Mario Bros.
If you thought playing Super Mario Bros. was too easy, why not flip your world on its ear, and play the game backwards. No, I don’t mean starting the game on World 8-4, I mean really play it backwards.

Lunchtime Clock Hack is Pure Genius, Will Inevitably Get You Fired

Lunchtime Clock Hack is Pure Genius, Will Inevitably Get You Fired
Looking for a great way to get a little extra time during the day at work? Well don’t tell anyone we told you this, but this clever hack could extend your lunch hour every single day – at least until your boss catches on.

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking
If you’re into making electronic sounds and like to really get under the hood of your electronics, the MeeBlip is a new synthesizer kit designed for ease of assembly and hacking.

Project HiJack Steals Power from iOS Headphone Jack

Project HiJack Steals Power from iOS Headphone Jack
I’m not a developer of accessories or gear for iOS devices, but I would have to imagine that much of the cost to develop the accessories would have to be the fees associated with Apple certification and the plugs and such you need to work with the docking connector.

Kinect Controls Humanoid Robot: Giant Robotic Army Not Far Away

Kinect Controls Humanoid Robot: Giant Robotic Army Not Far Away
Another day, another Kinect hack. This particular hack is quite cool, mapping the body movements of a human onto the joints of a humanoid robot.

Epic Geek Mashup Uses PC, Kinect and Wii Controls

Epic Geek Mashup Uses PC, Kinect and Wii Controls
When it comes to playing video games, I head for the PC anytime it’s a shooter. I like driving and racing games on consoles, but other genres are PC or GTFO for me. One geek has taken his PC and Call of Duty, and then hacked up a system that uses the Kinect, the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to control the game.

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 the pieces to make tiny motorcycles.

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 Kinect isn’t that it lets you control games with movements or gestures.

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 a neat hack, and will be quite useful if you frequently forget to check for snail mail.

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 of your guts using the Xbox 360’s wonder-gadget.

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.

Mac App Store Not Yet Released But Already Cracked?

Mac App Store Not Yet Released But Already Cracked?
The Mac App Store – Apple’s desktop version of the iOS App Store – won’t be open until January 6, 2011, but the infamous Hackulous community claims that they have already cracked the virtual store’s security.

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 to think that any hack is just a way to pirate video games, not to use the console for other purposes.

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