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Tag: Hack

Souped-Up Segway Hits Double Speed

Souped-Up Segway Hits Double Speed
For safety’s sake, a Segway tops out at 12.5 miles per hour. While that doesn’t sound that fast, if you’ve ever been on one of these self-balancing contraptions, you know that actually seems mighty fast when it’s just that tiny platform between you, the ground, and those oncoming cars.

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture

Hacking Kinect: 3D Model Capture
Let the Kinect hacking begin! Less than a month after the motion-detection camera hit shelves, hackers are starting to figure out all sorts of cool stuff you can do with Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wonder-gadget.

The USB Floppy Disk

The USB Floppy Disk
A while back, I told you guys about some CD-R disks that look like old 3.5″ floppies. In the story, I said that I’d much rather have a 3.5″ floppy USB drive, and Technabob reader Charles Mangin of Option8 has now indulged us with one.

Kinect Hacked to Work on Mac Os X

Kinect Hacked to Work on Mac Os X
Never underestimate the desire of a geek to do something geeky and brag about it even if there is no real point to what they are doing. There were reports flowing all over recently that the new Xbox 360 Kinect device was hacked to work on Windows 7 computers.

Zte Peel, Aka the Best Reason to Buy an iPod Touch, Now Available via Sprint

Zte Peel, Aka the Best Reason to Buy an iPod Touch, Now Available via Sprint
We featured this add-on way back in July, and now it’s finally reached American shores, thanks to Sprint. Now under the ZTE brand, the Peel will be available through Sprint via a $30 (USD) a month, 1GB data plan.

Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying

Ben Heck’s Coach Section Laptop Lets You Compute While Flying
Created for the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show, the modder created yet another ingenious design, a laptop with a screen optimized for flying in a in the cramped cabin of a commercial airplane. If any of you have ever tried to use your laptop on the tray table of an airplane, you know how irritating it can be to get the screen angle to work where you can comfortably view it.

Dust Off Your Dreamcast, Micro Sd Adapter Now Available

Dust Off Your Dreamcast, Micro Sd Adapter Now Available
Proof that it’s still very much loved, a micro SD card adapter was recently made available for Sega’s last console. The adapter makes use of the Dreamcast’s serial port and comes with a boot disk, letting users run a plethora of emulators, homebrew games as well as play xvid video files and music.

Remote Control Pager Mod Should be Made Standard

Remote Control Pager Mod Should be Made Standard
Here’s a very sensible mod that should be integrated in all remote controls. YouTube user Matt ripped the relevant guts off of an old cordless phone and placed them inside a TV remote control. By pressing a button on the assimilated phone’s cradle, the remote control will beep, making it a lot easier to find.

Man Loans Out Dslr and Gets It Back With Serious Wood

Man Loans Out Dslr and Gets It Back With Serious Wood
I learned a long time ago you never loan stuff to a friend if it is electronic. I have had netbooks come back packed with malware from friends downloading stuff they shouldn’t be and I have had stuff just plain not come back.

Power Tool Mini Dragster Gets Motivated by Six Circular Saws

Power Tool Mini Dragster Gets Motivated by Six Circular Saws
You know all is right with the world when geeks have a competition specifically for DIY dragsters that are powered by power tools. Tim Allen must be so proud. The annual competition in the UK is called the Power Tool Drag Racing Championships.

SNES Emulator Now on PS3, Psp Says Meh

SNES Emulator Now on PS3, Psp Says Meh
Ah, SNES emulation. It’s like a rite of passage for any jailbroken system powerful enough to run it. I’m sure that when the PS6 is hacked in 2040, people will still install an SNES emulator on it.

Gamecube U Portable Handheld Can be Yours if the Price is Right

Gamecube U Portable Handheld Can be Yours if the Price is Right
Ever wanted a Gamecube portable of your very own? Well today could be your lucky day. Modder techknott is back again, and this time, he’s built a nifty GCp and put it up for sale on eBay.

IMac Cylon: Battlestar Applactica

IMac Cylon: Battlestar Applactica
Got an old Luxo Jr. style iMac? Sure, it might be obsolete, but you surely can do something with it besides putting it out in the alley for recycling. Instead, why not do like this guy did, and turn it into a handy Cylon helmet.

Your Greasy Fingers Could Get Your Smartphone Hacked

Your Greasy Fingers Could Get Your Smartphone Hacked
Not too long ago, I was busy eating some buttery goodness known as popcorn and got a text. It didn’t take long before all the buttery smudges on my iPhone screen were annoying to look at.

Super Eyeball Mario Bros.

Super Eyeball Mario Bros.
Well here’s a different way to play Super Mario Bros 2… with your eyeballs. The guys at Waterloo Labs rigged up an eye-tracking contraption using electrodes placed around each eye, then mapped through a custom circuit and a Single-Board RIO system to convert eye movements into joystick movements on the NES.

Convert Your iPod Touch Into an iPhone (Sorta.)

Convert Your iPod Touch Into an iPhone (Sorta.)
Annoyed at Apple’s stance about jailbroken iPhones? Then check out this new adapter that will transform your iPod Touch into an iPhone, and show them! Yosion’s Apple Peel 520 claims to be able to let you use your iPod Touch as a phone.