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Unchained Reaction: Reality TV For Hackers

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame will star in a new reality TV show on the Discovery Network titled: Unchained Reaction. Adam and Jamie will team up as judges for the six part series which pits two teams against each other to build Rude Goldberg style contraptions. From the press release: Discovery Channel announces UNCHAINED REACTION, a new series executive produced by Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of MYTHBUSTERS. The duo also serve as judges for the six-part series, which pits two teams of varying backgrounds against each other to build an elaborate chain reaction contraption.... [Read the full story]

F-BOMB Spy Machine

Security researcher Brendan O’Connor has created a tiny machine on the cheap that can be used for all sorts of “spy” like activities. The F-BOMB (Falling or Ballistically-launched Object that Makes Backdoors) is a PogoPlug mini computer with some flash memory and antennas housed inside a plastic casing. The F-BOMB can be configured to do all sorts of things like send GPS coordinates or look for security vulnerabilities. Funded by DARPA’s Cyber Fast Track program, this low cost device can be thrown over a wall as an example, and left behind to crack a wifi password. The... [Read the full story]

XDModo Solar Charger

Most everyone wants to do their part to save our planet. Cars are becoming more efficient with hybrids and full-electric models, even furnaces now-a-days are super efficient wasting less fossil fuel. What most people don’t realize is that leaving a gadget charger plugged into an outlet, even if the gadget isn’t plugged into it still draws power. This not only trickles down to affect the environment, but also your wallet. Solar chargers aren’t new, but most people don’t like the idea of having their pricey gadgets sitting in the hot sun. The XDModo plans to change that... [Read the full story]

SiriToggles: Enhance What Siri Can Do

Now that we have a untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 5, we can actually make Siri somewhat useful. SiriToggles is a Siri enhancer for jailbroken iPhones running iOS5. SiriToggles allows you to launch applications, toggle some system settings and check how much battery power you have remaining. A simple command like “Launch Plex” will launch the Plex app for example, but it can also handle non-linear commands like “Turn of my Bluetooth” or “Set brightness to 30%”. If only it could also handle driving directions for us Canadians, not that i’m bitter... [Read the full story]

Golden Zelda NES Case Mod

How can you be a geek and not love the 8-bit classic Zelda on the greatest gaming console of it’s time, the NES. Gamer/Modder Ryan Fitzpatrick took his love of the classic game and console to a whole new level. As you can see from the video below, Ryan paid tribute to the classic game by painting it with an automotive grade clear coated gold paint job with silver and red accents, reminiscent of the original Legend of Zelda gold cartridge. If you yourself have come up with a great console mod, or know someone who did, drop us a line so we can feature it here on tech.nocr.at  Read More →

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Unchained Reaction: Reality TV For Hackers

Unchained Reaction: Reality TV For Hackers

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame will star in a new reality TV show on the Discovery Network titled: Unchained Reaction. Adam and Jamie will team up as judges for the six part series which pits two teams against each other to build Rude Goldberg style contraptions. From the press release: Discovery...

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RIM: Balsille And Lazaridis Out; Heins In

RIM: Balsille And Lazaridis Out; Heins In

After almost a year of investor backlash, Research In Motion is shaking up the top of their food chain. Jim Balsille and Mike Lazaridis, co-founders and co-CEO’s will be stepping down while the current COO, Thorsten Heins will be stepping in. RIM has been battered and bruised while trying to keep up with the...

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5 Must Have Rooted Android Apps

5 Must Have Rooted Android Apps

If you rock and Android device then you already know about the multitude of apps that are at your finger tips. For the sake of keeping you safe, manufacturers ship Android locked up without access to the full potential of the device. By throwing caution to the wind and rooting your device you open up a whole new...

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Mac

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