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Facebook Hack Prank Fills Me With Turkish Delight

A pack of brilliant Turkish pranksters decided to use Facebook’s use of crowd-sourced linguistics for their own benefit. A group of clever hackers congregated on the Inci Szlk message board and launched a full-scale attack on the Turkish branch of Facebook’s language translation interface, which relies on crowd-sourcing to improve the lingustics of the non-English Facebook translated pages. Hilarity ensued. ...

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Playstation 3 Jailbroken, Finally

After much, much, much adieu, the Playstation 3 has finally been “jailbroken,” the last major console to be cracked. Who was capable of such sheer genius hackery? The same guy who first jailbroke the iPhone, Mr. George Hotz, better known on the web as Geohot. What’s even more impressive is that it took him merely five weeks to penetrate the ...

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iPhone Extortion Plot Takes Advantage of Jailbreaking

So you think you’re real smooth jailbreaking your iPhone, huh? Really pulled the wool over the eyes of Apple, you did. Dutch jailbreakers beware. A hacker from the Netherlands was recently able to conive a series of Dutch iPhone users into using his software to “jailbreak” their device. When the supposed jailbreak is complete and the phone is rebooted, users ...

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iPhone Dinosaur Dock

Thankfully, the maker of this project chose a herbivore to work with, rather than say a Raptor or T-Rex. No missing fingers for us. The iPhone Dinosaur Dock is the result of the stripping of a Brachiosaurus toy, replacing its innards with a bunch of tasty gadgetry. The iPhone Dinosaur Dock is most comfortable in its natural habitat, peering through ...

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Smashing Pumpkins: The Video Game?

Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins are sadly no longer in their prime. It seems that most of Corgan’s uncanny song writing ability went out the window about the same time he ditched his hair. But Pumpkin fans continue to worship the band’s original genius. YouTube user elmacbee created this ultra-fake Smashing Pumpkins video game, which is pretty much just ...

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Guy Shoves Blu-ray Laser Inside A Zippo

With Blu-ray players being so expensive nowadays, either creator Rog8811 went dumpster diving for parts or just has enough money to smash open a Playstation 3. Whatever the reason, he managed to cram a working blue-laser diode inside a Zippo lighter. The best part? It actually works. Windproof? No problem bro, ’cause this fucker is made of light. If you ...

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Nintendo DNES

Here’s a brilliant hack that combines old school functionality with new school technology. The creator wanted a way to play his hacked NES ROMs with more of a “retro feel,” so he ripped apart his Nintendo DS and connected an old NES controller. Want to give it a try? He was kind enough to leave instructions and pictures on his ...

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Moleskine Notebook Hard Drive Mod

Here’s a nice little mod to start off your snowy morning. Found in the MAKE Flickr pool, Flickr user Shoxcorp snuck a full 3.5-inch hard drive inside a fine-looking moleskine notebook. Who would ever think that your private data is inside a journal? Notebooks? Private? You be the judge. Link

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Hack A Programmable Road Sign

While I’d call this more of a crime of mischief than a hack, it’s still a neat write up that can let you wreck havoc in your town. By inspecting one of those portable road warning signs, you’ll find there’s a black numpad that allows you to enter letters. Just enter in a few key sequences and BAM!, you’re in. ...

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