• Cyanogen’s New MOD Platform Will Allow Developers To Deeply Integrate Their Apps Into Its OS

    Cyanogen’s New MOD Platform Will Allow Developers To Deeply Integrate Their Apps Into Its OS

    Typically, mobile apps are stand-alone experiences that play nicely with the operating system but aren’t fully integrated in it. Cyanogen — the company best known for its Android-based Cyanogen OS — is launching MOD today, a new developer platform that will give app developers the ability to integrate their apps more directly into the operating system. The basic idea here is… Read More

  • n gear 64: mod a Sega Game Gear into a N64

    So you really want a portable Nintendo 64 unit. Well, modder Evil Nod can build you one, using a Sega Game Gear, and a N64. The end result may not be ergonomically correct, but at least you’ll be able to take your N64 games with you. [via Technabob] Read More

  • Cocaine. There's an app for that.

    There are some modders out there whom I would accuse of having too much free time. Whoever made this latest iPhone tweak would certainly be among them. Read More

  • Why should there not be an LCD in the Apple logo?

    Cupertino designers, eat your apple out. This guy hardwired a LCD to run as a second display on his MacBook which means the chap can display anything he wants on the Apple – including a iSight feed. Looks great! Video after the break of the screen in action. Read More

  • DIY Shoe Phone

    An enterprising Maker has managed to make the imaginary shoe-phone in Get Smart a reality. His gadget is just a cell phone stuffed in one shoe and a bluetooth headset in the other. He explains that he did this so that if someone were to rip apart the shoe you were using as a handset, they wouldn’t find a cellphone inside. Read More

  • A balsa woodbox playstation mod

    Cramming vintage gaming consoles into random containers isn’t a thing just for the handy geeks. This guy over on Ben Heck’s forums shows that anyone can do it and all it takes is a some balsa wood. You have to give it to the guy for constructing it but the result definitely isn’t the epitome of portability or ergonomics. And balsa wood? Did this guy ever take woodshop? More… Read More

  • Ghetto DIY: Homemade 12-cell battery for Eee

    Eeeuser forum member TenaciousDre wasn’t content with the Eee’s battery life, but like any real man, he wanted more power. So, he ripped apart his old IBM P2 and Frankensteined the li-ion cells with the Eee’s existing battery pack. Battery life varies depending on what he’s doing, but it ranges anywhere from 4 to 15 hours. But there are some downsides to this mod. Read More

  • Ben Heck updates the Xbox 360 laptop with the Xbox 360 Portable

    Ben Heckendorn has done it again with another Xbox 360 Portable. Unlike his last Xbox 360 Laptop though, this isn’t just an upgraded Elite version. Calling it the Xbox 360 Portable, Ben has nixed the keyboard, but has added the ability to swap hard drives, more accessible memory cards, better layout of ports and buttons and internal Wi-Fi. I personally think that the best thing is that… Read More

  • Old NES cartridge modded into portable emulator

    Ah nostalgia. An enterprising individual over at the BenHeck forums has “basically cannibalized a OneStation” into an old NES cartridge that runs on three N-cell batteries (commonly found in certain scientific calculators). The innards of the cartridge house a 99-in-1 chip which should provide nearly endless hours of entertainment and contain most of your favorite NES… Read More

  • Turn your PS3 into a Linux PC, the Popular Mechanics way

    If you read the paper version of Popular Mechanics, you may have already seen this. But on the internet, if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you — as we are constantly reminded by recycled pictures of women in tubs. And this is more worth a look than that. Pop Mech has published a pretty straightforward how-to on getting Ubuntu to run on your big scary PS3. I don’t… Read More

  • Shady 360 controller mod enables programmable actions

    Macros and scripts have been a part of gaming since Doom, at the very latest Quake (probably waaay earlier, I’m pretty ignorant), when the console and "bind" commands made their debut. For the best examples of scripts, see the insane game wizards at Quake Done Quick. Now imagine those types of lightning-quick actions applied to a game of Halo or Gears. This mod allows for that… Read More

  • Corsair 1GB Flash Voyager USB drive gets modded like never before

    All this because the keychain broke. I suppose I’d try the same thing if I had the means. What won’t mechanical engineers do? Good on ya, Russell. [photopress:usb_armor11.jpg,thumb,pp_image][photopress:usb_armor10.jpg,thumb,pp_image] RJ3 Labs [via Enthusiast] Read More

  • Every Eee PC hack known to man

    I still haven’t seen an Eee outside of a press event and if I were in the market for a small-ish laptop then I’d opt for the Eee over the Air based on the simple fact that I can upgrade the little bugger for far less. A couple thousand less, actually. I don’t usually mod things, but I think I’d be ok with it this one time. If you happen to own an Eee, but you’ve… Read More

  • RC controlled by N95

    This is a pretty neat mod from ShakerRacer that uses the N95’s accelerometer via Bluetooth. Are our recent N95 winners willing to rig an RC with Bluetooth and test this out for us? Read More

  • Apple PowerMac G4 Mailbox

    This is one impressive use of an old PowerMac G4 to say the least. If I didn’t live in NYC, I’d be super-tempted to gut my PowerMac G3 tower I have laying around and use it just like this guy did, except mine stills runs rather well and makes a great music server. The blue and white coloring would look badass though, especially at night if I threw a few LEDs in there with a battery… Read More