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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.