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While the U.K. and U.S. try to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision over concerns it will kill competition in games distribution, competition appears to be alive and well in another…

Wargraphs, a gaming startup with only one employee and no outside funding, sells for $54M

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…

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

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…

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…

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.

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,…

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,…

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Ben Heck Show Airs, Is Geek-tastic

10:29 pm PDT • September 13, 2010

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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Nintendo controller car mod goes too far

1:00 pm PDT • April 3, 2010

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…

Hardware

DIY gaming rig made from pipes

1:00 pm PST • March 5, 2010

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…

Hardware

Use a Rock Band drum kit to play poker

9:30 am PST • March 5, 2010

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…

Hardware

How to make a busted iPhone beautiful

2:00 pm PST • March 4, 2010

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…

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,…

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Wii laptop hack is about 2.5 inches thick

5:00 pm PST • February 15, 2010

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…

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How to mod your original NES to epic levels

1:00 am PST • February 11, 2010

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…

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…

A man named Dave has cobbled together a remote car starter that uses a pre-paid phone to start the car’s engine. The launch sequence is initiated when the phone gets…

IBUYPOWER computers aren’t exactly known for being subtle but it’s worked for them for 10 years and they are still going strong. To celebrate their anniversary, IBUYPOWER is re-releasing the…

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Modders hard at work circumventing Xbox banning

8:00 pm PST • November 13, 2009

Were you one of the 1 million Xbox live users that got banned yesterday? Well, you might not want to go buy that new Xbox quite yet. Some of the…

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Old $4 Sega PC turned into real computer

1:30 pm PDT • October 22, 2009

Well how do you like that? An old Sega SC-3000H from 1983 has been given new life as a fancy keyboard PC. An enterprising modder named Cuzza over in the…

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Motor your boat with a cordless drill

8:30 pm PDT • October 6, 2009

Two questions: first, do you have a boat? Second, do you have a cordless drill? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you may be interested in the above video,…

Sony would do well to hire the man who put this PSP mod together. It’s basically what the PSP should have been since Day One: a built-in camera, 32GB of…

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Use a guitar controller to play poker

5:00 pm PDT • September 29, 2009

Bored? Lazy? Trendy? All of the above? You can turn a run-of-the-mill Guitar Hero or Rock Band controller into a weapon used for checking, folding, calling, raising, lowering, and more…

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R2D2 features 8 consoles, projector

11:30 am PDT • September 23, 2009

And here we see one of the most useful implementations of an astromech droid to date. Modder Brian De Vitis gutted a novelty R2D2 beverage cooler and somehow managed to…

Protect your home or business from unwanted intruders with a pneumatic cannon that shoots water-filled ping pong balls capable of tearing holes through various materials. That, or shoot regular air-filled…