DIYs & Mods

iPhone 3.0 Tethering Hack

Oh man this is sweet. You see, this week, I got my hands on the GM copy of the iPhone 3.0 OS. I installed it, went “OK, cool”, went to revert and nearly bricked my iPhone. Somehow, two days later, it unbricked itself and went back to OS 3.0, which is what’s needed to rock this tethering hack. Here’s how ...

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Doom On The Palm Pre

Well, not quite. It’s actually an open-source Doom clone called PRDoom. Some sneaky hacker got it working on his Palm Pre, as shown in the above video. Looks like a good way to kill a couple hours at the office on Friday… Link

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Sci-Fi Shades of Sheet Metal

What happens when you give a couple of nerds some copper, a CNC plasma torch and a lot of time? Simple. You wind up with a set of copper masks that look like they’re right out of Star Trek. The shades are actually based on a 2000-year-old design by the Inuit, an artic tribe from back in the day. I’d ...

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13-inch Macbook Pro Teardown

As always, whenever a new gadget is released, the guys at iFixIt are keen to immediately ripping it apart. This time around, they’re blogging their teardown of the new 13-inch Macbook Pro. Those who are squeamish should exercise caution when clicking the link below. Link

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Toys That Make No Sense: Knit Star Trek Meerkats

I don’t have a problem with Meerkats. They are a fine animal and an all-around interesting species. I just don’t see their place in the Star Trek universe. But, hell, why the heck not, right? Some of you Star Trek purists might be a little turned off, but for the most part, I think these hand knit Star Trek Meerkats ...

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T-Mobile Got The Shit Hacked Out Of It

T-Mobile is confirming today that a hacker (or group of hackers) broke into its systems and pretty much stole every last goddamned file that wasn’t nailed down to the theoretical floor. The hackers themselves posted a message to SecLists.org detailing what they had done and the damage is absolutely brutal. Like Checkpoint Tmobile has been owned for some time. We ...

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Smell of Books: The Cure for Print Withdrawal

I’m sort of worried that if I invest so much money in a Kindle, I’m going to have some serious tactile and olfactory withdrawal. And I don’t think I’m along. We need to feel the book in our hands and smell the scent that only a newly cracked-open book can emit. “Smell of Books” aerosol spray allows you to simulate ...

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LEGO Fire Skull: Fewer Bricks Than You Might Think

Bricks aren’t the only neat buildables offered by LEGO. The LEGO flame attachments have their own little sub-culture of fandom, as seen through this awesome LEGO Fire Skull built by resident LEGO pyro Billy McGill. If your friends are more of the death metal-type, they might not be all that impressed with other styles of LEGO modeling. But this skull ...

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Pong Hat Lets You Play With Your Eyebrows

The Arduino makes a fierce return, this time in the form of a hat. Using flex sensors and a hat-mounted Arduino, Instructables user RonanOD created a game of Pong where you use your eyebrows for play. The hat senses how much pressure is being created along the brim and uses the related data as input in the game. Instructions are ...

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