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Tag: Hack

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 we didn’t find one for her in time.

Kataminey Damacraft (Katamari Daminecraft?)

Kataminey Damacraft (Katamari Daminecraft?)
Is there nothing you can’t do with Minecraft? Is this a rhetorical question? The latest and greatest repurposing of the Minecraft game engine comes in the form of a voxelated version of Namco’s quirky ball-roller Katamari Damacy.

PS3 Jailbreak Enables Remote Play with PSP on Many PS3 Games: Why Won’t Sony Make This Official?

PS3 Jailbreak Enables Remote Play with PSP on Many PS3 Games: Why Won’t Sony Make This Official?
Before anything else: if you’re quite familiar with the PS3 jailbreak scene, then yes, this is very old news for you. Still, I think this is quite an interesting piece of news for the rest of us who are not as acquainted with the intricacies of the exploit.

Go Receipt Racer, Go!

Go Receipt Racer, Go!
Back in the early days of arcade games, I always enjoyed those early top-down racing and skiing games with the jaggy pixelated course that you had to steer through. Now a few 21st century geeks have come up with their own take on the classic arcade racing genre with Receipt Racer.

Kinect Graffiti Won’t Get You Arrested (Unless You Start Spray-Painting Flat Screens at the Best Buy)

Kinect Graffiti Won’t Get You Arrested (Unless You Start Spray-Painting Flat Screens at the Best Buy)
The Xbox 360 Kinect has proven to be an interactive hacker’s dream device, offering plentiful opportunities to track objects, recognize forms, and capture sounds. In one of the latest Kinect hacks to hit, an artist created a system which turns the Kinect into a virtual graffiti machine.

Wi-GO Kinect-Powered Shopping Cart for Disabled Follows Your Every Move

Wi-GO Kinect-Powered Shopping Cart for Disabled Follows Your Every Move
Luis de Matos of the Department of Informatics at the University of Beira Interior is working on a Kinect hack that could be commonplace within the next few years, whether the resulting product actually uses Kinect-like technology or not.

Sixaxis Emulator Tricks PS3, Lets You Use Mouse and Keyboard as Controller

Sixaxis Emulator Tricks PS3, Lets You Use Mouse and Keyboard as Controller
It’s been almost a year since we featured the Eagle Eye, a commercially-available USB adapter for the PS3 that lets users use both a keyboard and a mouse with the console. Here’s a more-or-less free alternative from hacker Matlo, who is working on a program that tricks a PS3 into thinking that your PC is a Sixaxis controller, letting you use mice, keyboards and other PC peripherals to play games on the PS3.

Bacon Alarm Clock: Wake and Bakon

Bacon Alarm Clock: Wake and Bakon
Ah, there’s nothing quite like the smell of bacon in the morning. Now you can wake up every morning to the aroma of delicious crispy pig flesh, thanks to the BAKON alarm clock.

PlayStation Network Hacked, Personal Info, Credit Card Numbers Could be Too

PlayStation Network Hacked, Personal Info, Credit Card Numbers Could be Too
Well, ain’t this a great topper to days and days of outage of Sony’s PlayStation Network. What we first thought was just an annoying DOS attack turns out to be far more insidious. I just received the following e-mail from Sony: Valued PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity Customer: We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network.

iBook as iPad Case: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

iBook as iPad Case: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
A while back, I showed you guys a casemod that took the original toilet-seat shaped iBook laptop and turned it into an iPad dock. While that thing definitely had questionable looks, at least this iBook/iPad mash-up mod is a little easier on the eyes.

How to Erase a CD, Permanently

How to Erase a CD, Permanently
There are plenty of ways to get rid of data on a CD. If you have a rewritable disc, for instance, you can just delete the files off of it and empty the trash can on your computer.

iPhone 4 & iPad 2 Head Tracking via Front Camera: It’s 3DTime!

iPhone 4 & iPad 2 Head Tracking via Front Camera: It’s 3DTime!
I’m sure most of you have seen Johnny Chung Lee’s Wii head tracking demo. But while Lee had to use a Wiimote and IR diodes (and a PC) for his hack, Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay of the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory were able to pull off the same trick on the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2 using only the front-facing cameras on the devices.

BRC Designs Binary Table: PCs Spill Their Guts on Your Coffee Table

BRC Designs Binary Table: PCs Spill Their Guts on Your Coffee Table
I don’t know if I’d like to have one in my home, but BRC Designs’ new Binary Table 01 is entirely composed of outdated and discarded electronics. The whole structure consists of old computer towers and built from a patchwork of circuit boards.

RC Car Hacked With Kinect or iPad Controls

RC Car Hacked With Kinect or iPad Controls
I know that there are a lot of geeks out there that like remote-controlled cars. I also know that there are a lot of folks that would like a R/C car with controls via the Kinect or the iPad.

Super NES Hacked Into Super Classic Video Game Console

Super NES Hacked Into Super Classic Video Game Console
Up until now the SNES mods we’ve featured involved stuffing PC guts inside the case. Instructables member vigothecarpathian also did the same to an old SNES, but he didn’t stop there – he also added several emulators and games to his console-turned-PC, so now he can play not just SNES but NES, N64, NEO GEO, MAME, Game Boy Advance, C64, Genesis games and more from just one console.

PS3: It Only Does Kinect

PS3: It Only Does Kinect
The inevitable has finally happened – someone has hacked the Kinect so it can be used to control a PS3. Of all the crazy and creative Kinect hacks I’ve ever seen, this one takes the cake.