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  • Cyanogen failed to kill Android, now it is shuttering its services and OS as part of a pivot

    Cyanogen failed to kill Android, now it is shuttering its services and OS as part of a pivot

    It’s been a rocky few months for Cyanogen, the ambitious startup that aimed to build a better version of Android than Google. It has laid off staff, let go of its CEO and parted ways with another co-founder — now it is shutting down its services and nightly software builds on December 31. Read More

  • iPhone Mod Gives Your Phone A Bit Of Rainbow Flavor

    Although Apple seems to want to forget all about that sad, dark time when their logo featured all the colors of the rainbow, this iPhone mod – really an aluminium back plate – will bring those memories rushing back. You can swap out the plate simply by unscrewing the two small screws at the bottom of your phone and a four bucks more gets you a glowing, translucent rainbow logo. Read More

  • The Xbox Slim Laptop Is Ready To Ship

    This one-of-a-kind Xbox “Slim Laptop” is ready to ship if you have $1,600 and a need to play 360 games on the road. Built by a blogger named [Ed], it’s basically a fully-functional Xbox 360 inside a laptop case with 17″ 720p HD screen, multiple outputs, four USB ports, and a built-in power brick. Essentially, except for the controller, this is a self-contained Xbox in a… Read More

  • Video: Portable N64 Plays Multi-Player Games

    This is very, very neat. It’s a portable N64 called the D64 that can actually be used to play multi-player games. Gadget of the year, right here. Read More

  • Video: NOOKcolor Modded For Use In An In-Dash System

    With all the dashboard modding for the integrations of tablets going on, the future of in-car begins to look brighter. Most automakers force you to use their silly infotainment systems, but the company to first allow a smartphone or tablet to run the system will win in the long run. Take for example this video of a rooted NOOKcolor installed into a dashboard. It may not look fancy or do much… Read More

  • 8-Bit Memory Take An NES Cartridge And Ups Storage A Few Billion Bytes

    If you consider yourself a gamer, then you likely have a few NES cartridges lying around the house. If not, leave now. Rather than letting them continue to collect dust, 8-Bit Memory turned a bunch into external USB hard drives. You can get whichever size and style you want and you can even get USB 3.0. Read More

  • Ben Heck Show Airs, Is Geek-tastic

    The king of all modders, Ben Heckendorn has his own online tv show. You might remember Ben from his Xbox 360 mods, or when we interviewed him last summer. Ben’s show features tips and tricks for doing your own mods, as well as a long term project that he presents each show. Read More

  • Someone has already disassembled, modded, and reviewed the new 360

    This isn’t the most creative or extensive modification one could conceivably do to the new Xbox 360, but it’s cool enough to post. Mainly because these things came out like two days ago, who the hell is this guy, the Flash? Check out the video inside. Read More

  • It's real: iPad Arcade…well at least its not fake

    When Think Geek posted this image on April Fools Day, it was apparent that it wasn’t real. While a disappointment to some gamers, it also became an inspiration for one Hideyoshi Moriya. iCade lives! Read More

  • Benheck's PS3 Slim laptop has blast processing

    Well well well, look what Benheck has come up with. It’s a PS3 Slim laptop. It’s everything you need to play God of War III in one handy package. And, if you’re a wealthy person, Mr. Heckenorn will happily construct you one! Read More

  • Did you know? Sony can pull a Reverse Amazon and push updates to your PS3

    This is interesting. While checking up on the implications of Sony’s removal of the “Install Other OS” option, Thinq ran into a particularly troubling clause in the EULA. Some services may be provided automatically without notice when you are online, and others may be available to you through SCE’s online network or authorized channels. Without limitation, services… Read More

  • Nintendo controller car mod goes too far

    I’m all for letting your geek flag fly, but this is a bit much. Perhaps he wanted to be able to control the car from the front? At least it’s something that you can hide under you hood. I dunno. Props for knowing your roots and such. Read More

  • DIY gaming rig made from pipes

    Seems like every year at CES we see those fancy gaming desk setups and every year they still cost thousands of dollars. If you only have tens of dollars to spend on gaming desks, then get some aluminum pipes like this guy did. Read More

  • Use a Rock Band drum kit to play poker

    Back in September, we learned how to use a Rock Band guitar controller to play poker. If you thought the magic would end there, buckle up. The man who brought you the previous how-to, Sean Lind, is back again and this time he’s using the Rock Band drum kit. Read More

  • How to make a busted iPhone beautiful

    There’s an excellent how-to over in the MacRumors forums that details how an enterprising individual purchased a scratched up iPhone with a broken screen off of eBay and restored it to its former glory without sinking too much money into the project. Read More

  • Nintendo successfully sues Aussie etailer for selling DS flash cartridges

    It’s getting to be a mighty dangerous place out there for DS pirates. Several months ago, Nintendo decided to sue a few of the big DS hacking companies out there, and although that ended up causing a major boost to those companies’ sales, it looks like the big N is starting to crack down on resellers too. GadgetGear (no affiliation with yours truly) was selling the R4 flash… Read More

  • Wii laptop hack is about 2.5 inches thick

    Of all the consoles to stuff into a laptop form factor, the Wii’s minute size makes it as good a candidate as any. And while Wii laptop mods have been done before, this most recent one has the distinction of being relatively thin at just over 2.5 inches. Read More

  • How to mod your original NES to epic levels

    Some hardware is just dear to a geeks heart that they can’t let it just die. Take for example the original NES system. Some enthusiasts take modding them to a whole new level. I mean, I like to play Mario Bros. as much as the next guy, but this is getting extreme. Read More

  • Break free from the corporate Snuggie stranglehold by sewing your own

    Are we still expected, in the year 2010, to pay $20 plus $8 shipping for a Snuggie? And another $8 shipping for a second bonus Snuggie? NO! Show the fat cats at the Snuggie conglomerate that you’re onto their little ruse. Take a big piece of fabric – any fabric you want! — cut some arm holes, and sew some arms onto the arm holes. Read More

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