Menu

Stories by Elizabeth Fish

iSpot gets hacked; Using 4G just got easier

Wherever there's a gadget, there's probably a hacker close behind trying to jailbreak it. Clear's portable WiFi and 4G iSpot is no exception.

Written by Elizabeth Fish15 Dec. 10 06:21

Motorola Defy rooted: Great for newbie hackers

The guys over at XDA Developers Forums have been busy hacking once again. This time they turned their attention to the Motorola Defy, which was released on November 3rd (and introduced on Oprah for that matter). Forum member Pedrodh assembled up a straightforward guide that details how to hack the Defy. The hack allows you to add various types of apps that require a rooted phone to be installed. The root can be done with ADB commands by simply opening the debug option on the Defy and then using the provided code.

Written by Elizabeth Fish02 Dec. 10 06:46

Could disposable e-readers be in the near future?

Disposable Nooks and Kindles may one day become as commonplace as throwaway cameras, thanks to a discovery by an engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Written by Elizabeth Fish26 Nov. 10 11:07

Vase made with 3D printer: What can't 3D printing do?

Last week, GeekTech bought you the story of the awesome Lego 3D scanner, which literally bought two-dimensional Lego objects to life. Now, quirky gift company Shapeways has taken it one step further, creating an intricate glass vase that your grandma would be proud of--with a printer. The team used a custom 3D printer to print out the floral shaping of the vase, so the full tech specifications are still slim. However they did use a mould prior to printing and finished up with lead glass enamels.

Written by Elizabeth Fish24 Nov. 10 05:35

The 'unrootable' G2 meets its match, gets hacked

If you've been hoping that someone would find a way to jailbreak the supposedly "unrootable" T-Mobile G2, your wish has come true. XDA Developers forum member "Scotty2" discovered a way of rooting the T-Mobile G2 phone with VISIONary (a hack similar to Greenpois0n, but for Android).

Written by Elizabeth Fish12 Nov. 10 06:38

Boost your geek cred with the Linux credit card (really)

What is the coolest thing for a Linux fan to carry in their pocket? Why, the new Linux Tux credit card! The Linux Foundation teamed up with UMB Bank and CardPartner Inc. to create the Linux-branded Visa card. It's pretty much your typical credit card, except that, by applying for the card, you are also helping to promote Linux.

Written by Elizabeth Fish01 Nov. 10 04:33

Hacked old Mac makes a useful tablet

Who needs an iPad when you have a broken MacBook? Matt at Enigma Penguin decided that he would recycle his old laptop and turn it into a tablet.

Written by Elizabeth Fish03 Oct. 10 00:19

The Chromepad: An iPad that runs Chromium OS

Earlier in the week, we bought you the ultimate Apple sin: an iPad running Windows 95. This time around, a hacker going by the handle "Hexxeh" managed to run Google's new Chromium operating system on his iPad, thus creating the ChromePad.

Written by Elizabeth Fish01 Oct. 10 10:11

Apple TV jailbreak confirmed; Let the hacking begin

Earlier in the month, we reported on rumors that since the Apple TV runs iOS just like as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, it should be possible to jailbreak it. But there was no indication if how and if it could seriously be done, due to the Apple TV's limited storage capacity.

Written by Elizabeth Fish30 Sept. 10 04:14

Man makes life-sized R2-D2 replica, takes it for a spin

Just when you thought Star Wars robots and figurines couldn't get any better, they did. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaZoqqbz8N4&amp;feature=player_embedded">One man</a> built the ultimate accessory for any Star Wars fan: A life-sized, fully controllable R2-D2 replica. And, oh yes, you can hop in and drive it.

Written by Elizabeth Fish29 Sept. 10 08:04

Samsung Galaxy Tab can control your home

The future is now with Samsug's Galaxy Tab and the Home Watcher remote, if a Samsung demo that made its way onto YouTube is anything to go by.

Written by Elizabeth Fish28 Sept. 10 03:57

Intel announces 2011 shipping date for Sandy Bridge

Intel has announced that its new Sandy Bridge processors will begin shipping "in high volume" early next year. The long-awaited processor line, now renamed the Second-Generation Intel Core processor, was finally announced at the 2010 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.

Written by Elizabeth Fish14 Sept. 10 12:34
Computerworld
ARN
Techworld
CMO