Articles about custom

Motorola Droid Bionic teardown reveals custom LTE chipset
The Motorola Droid Bionic is a hot device, and it has been talked about ever since it was announced back in January during CES, and why wouldn’t it be? After all it was a smartphone that not only featured a dual-core processor but with LTE connectivity to boot. However it took Motorola close to 9 months until the public finally managed to get their hands on the device, and a […]

Video game bras show your love for the game
What better way to tell the world you like gaming than to buy merchandise for showing your love for your favorite video games? While these items usually range from shirts, caps, backpacks and badges, a SceeneShoes from Etsy decided to take things further with some custom-made video game undergarments and shoes. After all, nothing screams “big fan” better than custom-made unofficial merchandise (pirated goods on the other hand is another […]

Loopt u-Deals gives you what you want
Everybody loves deals, but don’t you just hate it when you’re given discounts to stuff you don’t need? It’s almost as bad as receiving spam. Well, the folks over at Loopt have come up with a solution called u-Deals. Instead of being subjected to receiving discounts for things you don’t want, u-Deals gives you the power to make your own deals instead.How does u-Deals work? Well, firstly you run the […]

Steampunk laptop now up for pre-order
For all you steampunk fans who aren’t satisfied with just having a steampunk mouse can take things further by owning a steampunk laptop. Richard “Doc” Nagy, a creator of steampunk laptops, has decided to lend his talents to the world, by building customized laptops for anybody who’s willing to part with their hard earned cash.Similar to the steampunk laptop he’s created before, but refined and updated with newer and better […]


Calibur11 Base Vaults coming for PlayStation 3
We’ve written about Calibur11 Base Vaults case for the Xbox 360 before, well now it looks like the company has decided to expand their portfolio to include PlayStation 3 devices as well, after popular demand. Going on sale this month, the PlayStation 3 Base Vault will come in a range of popular colors, with each one being fitted with a variety of accessories including controller and headphone holders. Users can […]

Xbox 360 slim laptop lets you game on the go – almost
The DIY community has been coming up with portable versions of home gaming consoles for quite some time now, but they’re usually a one-of creation, with the modders having no plans to do another version of the same model. But not Ed. This hardware modder has decided to start up his own business selling Xbox 360 Slim laptops and boy they sure are impressive.

Intel Custom-chopper finally retires in a glass case
Back in 2007, to celebrate its 30th anniversary of being in the embedded business, Intel built a custom chopper that was just loaded with all the latest tech, and one hell of an engine. While it was so loaded with gadgets and high-end equipment, it wasn’t very rider friendly and never saw life on the road. The chopper travelled from road show to road show, usually serving as a photo […]

Microsoft patents custom Kinect profiles
The Kinect has been used in over 101 different applications and new ways to use the motion controller are being discovered on a weekly basis. It’s been Microsoft’s ingenious idea to release the controller out into the wild and let people go crazy with the device. In case people thought that it wasn’t Microsoft’s intention to see the device being innovated, well the latest patent application filed by the company […]

Gmail now allows custom background images
Gmail has been pretty customizable in terms of appearances for some time now. You have the ability to set your own colors for pretty much everything on the interface. However there’s been one feature that users could never change and its background image of your interface. Sure you can change themes, but that would mean changing every single color as well. There was no way to set your own background […]

EVO 4G unofficially gets Gingerbread
The other day, a HTC spokesperson was quoted as saying Gingerbread (Android 2.3) would be arriving on the EVO 4G, though an exact date wasn’t given (Q2) and now it looks like the build could be making its way to your phone sooner than later. Some folks have managed to acquire a leaked version of the EVO 4G Gingerbread ROM and have posted it up online for anyone to everybody to […]

The World's Biggest Pac-Man game needs your help
If you have loads of time on your hands (i.e. you’re done with this week’s work quota in the office), you have access to Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and you love Pac-Man, you’ll be delighted to know that you can help to create The World’s Biggest Pac-Man Game. Namco Bandai, Soap Creative and Microsoft have teamed up to develop this monstrosity that puts users in the set of the level […]

CyberPower announces new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 gaming PCs
CyberPower, custom gaming PC manufacturer has just announced a new series of gaming desktops that feature the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 – “the fastest graphics card on the planet.” CyberPower power will feature the powerhouse graphics card in their Fang EVO series, Black Pearl, Gamer 3D and Xtreme FTW series of gaming PCs. All of them will ship with a standard GeForce GTX 590, but the Fang EVO Black Mamba […]

PlayStation 3 version 3.6 firmware jailbroken
Sony’s latest firmware update for the PlayStation 3 was said to close holes that hackers have been using to jailbreak the system, but it looks like they didn’t do a good enough job. A hacker who goes by the name of ThatBoringHacker recently posted a video on YouTube showing him running homebrew software on the latest version of the PlayStation 3 firmware. Apparently he had managed to hack the device […]

Siemens introduces the iMini: the tiny hearing aid
Siemens Hearing Instruments has just introduced a new hearing aid, called the iMini, a custom made hearing aid that is extremely tiny and effective. The iMini digital hearing aid is placed deep into the bendable, cartilaginous portion of the ear canal where it does its job in amplifying the noise of your surroundings, while staying hidden from sight. So for those of you who don’t like the idea of a […]

The custom-made touchscreen jukebox
Hack A Day recently opened up a forum on their website, and already people are starting to share their ideas and projects. One hack which caught our attention is this touchscreen jukebox from a user called [Elementix]. The custom made jukebox was built using some parts lying around the house and a touchscreen he bought off ebay. He hooked up an old Pentium 4 PC two some car audio speakers […]

Custom Tron Legacy skatecycle
You know that Tron Legacy is going to be huge in the international box office – there is just no doubt about it. After all, with fancy costumes, glow-in-the-dark suits, an extremely flashy sci-fi environment with the customary hot chicks thrown into the mix, you have a winner there – with a marketing juggernaut to help it boost ticket sales at the same time. Well, Tron fever can be said […]