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Sega Dreamcast made portable

11/23/2009, This isn’t the first (but it might be the last, who knows?) Sega Dreamcast developed, but it does look pretty stunning. You get clean and compact styling, where it packs in a 7″ widescreen display, an integrated controller and stereo speakers....

Electric shaver modded with new button

11/20/2009, This electric shaver has been saved from the trash thanks to the ingenuity of its owner who decided to replace a faulty power switch with one of his own – it does make us wonder though, won’t it get in the way of the shaving process being this...

DIY accelerometer-controlled USB gamepad

11/20/2009, An idle mind is the devil’s worksop, but then again sometimes idle minds conjure up wonders like this homemade accelerometer-controlled USB gamepad which houses a PIC18F2550 from Starlino within. The code for the firmware was written in PicBasic Pro...

DIY water purifier

11/13/2009, Why waste money on a water purifier from an appliance store when you can do it yourself? A 68-year-old retired engineer did just that, using a plastic bottle with a magnet to remove from the water surplus of some metals. Pretty neat! Other modifications...

Windows 7 hacked

11/13/2009, It is but a matter of time before the key antipiracy protections built into Windows 7 were hacked, and notifications that require users to activate their copy of Windows 7 within 30 days can now be turned off. This doesn’t mean the software will be...

PSPGo hacked by Team Typhoon

11/13/2009, The Sony PSPGo has been hacked by Team Typhoon with custom 6.1 firmware to boot. Here’s what the hacked PSPGo looks like in the video above, alongside an excerpt from the person who uploaded the video. This video is for bragging rights ONLY (since...

Didgeridoo modified electronically

11/12/2009, Kyle Evans has taken his technical know how to heavily modify this didgeridoo. I created this instrument to experiment in the combination of the organic sound qualities of a didgeridoo with the advanced signal processing capabilities of modern computer...

Meizu M8 hacked to run Android

11/11/2009, The Meizu M8 is the iPhone killer that never was, but perhaps with this fan-inspired hack, it could finally live up to a semblance of its full potential? Modified to run Google’s Android operating system, it will be interesting to see whether Meizu...

Netbook hackintosh 10.6.2. fix in the works

11/11/2009, It goes without saying that the killing of Atom processor support in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update by Apple was an unpopular move, but good news abounds. A computer genius is working on a hackintosh 10.6.2 fix that ought to be out within a few weeks,...

OutRun arcade cabinet turned into car

11/11/2009, Truth might be stranger than fiction, and this adage holds true with the OutRun arcade cabinet that has been transformed into a car thanks to Garnet Hertz of the Pasadena Art Center College of Design. He has already installed all the relevant parts...

Voice controlled LED signage

11/10/2009, What happens when you throw in 120 LEDs, NerdKit, Python and an appropriate Google Voice module? Well, throw in some technical know how and you end up with a voice controlled LED sign. For instance, leaving a voicemail on the recipient’s Google...

NEStickle is one cool mod

11/10/2009, Fancy turning the classic NES into something different? That’s what this guy did with his, the NEStickle which uses an old NES console chassis to hold a Sanwa joystick and its buttons within. The NEStickle will play nice with a variety of consoles...

RFiDJ controls HTPC with coasters

11/10/2009, Who would’ve thought that the humble coaster could be used to control your HTPC? That’s exactly what Roteno Labs has done with their solution known as the RFiDJ. It relies on a set of picture frame coasters alongside mounted descriptive...

NCube coolest mod for GameCube just yet

11/09/2009, Here’s one of the best mods we’ve seen to the GameCube so far – the NCube. It will load stock discs from an exposed spinning disc drive, where the innards are basically ripped out from an original GameCube. Within the chassis would be...