AirPlay On Linux

Apple’s AirPlay is a great technology. It lets you stream music and video wirelessly to Apple products like iPods, iPhones and to the Apple TV. It also can be used to stream to Apple approved hardware like speaker docks, AV receivers and stereo systems. The problem with it, like most Apple technology, if your not [...]

Motorola Tells Modders To Go Elsewhere

Android by it’s nature is an open source platform, a platform that is open to anyone and any changes as long as they comply with the Apache 2.0 license. So why have manufacturers like Motorola and HTC spent so much time fighting against people modding or creating their own ROMs? That might be a question [...]

Seas0nPass: 2nd Gen Apple TV Jailbreak

The guys over at fireCore have just released Seas0nPass, an application that will jailbreak your second generation AppleTV. Seas0nPass requires you to tether your AppleTV briefly during boot in order to preform the jailbreak by loading custom IPSW files onto your AppleTV. fireCore is a name that is synonymous with AppleTV hackers. The group also [...]

Open Source HTPC’s That Don’t Suck

In our next installment of Distros That Don’t Suck we will be looking at open source HTPC software. Sure you can load up VLC or even use Windows Media player, but having a dedicated solution with a UI that is made for a TV is a lot easier and pleasing. I’ve left the PVR-centric software [...]

Windows Phone 7 NES Emulator Barred

Looks like Microsoft is “pulling an Apple”; barring an emulator of the classic 8-bit video gaming system NES. Matt Bettcher has put some hard working into getting this emulator to work (video of it running after the break) and Microsoft has just shut him down. Matt is looking to drum up community support in hopes [...]

Eavesdropping On GSM

Speaking at the Chaos Computer Club on Tuesday, a pair of researchers demonstrated a method of eavesdropping on encrypted GSM calls and text messages by using a few cheap pay-as-you-go cellphones and a variety of open source software. The ability to listen in on cellphone calls has been available to law enforcement agencies for a [...]

Open Source Firewall/Routers That Don’t Suck

Following our list of Linux Distros That Don’t Suck, More Linux Distros That Don’t Suck and Even More Distros That Don’t Suck, we are going to start to narrow our lists to a specific role. In this installment of our “Distros That Don’t Suck” we are featuring routers/firewalls. Sure you can use your default DLink [...]

RTCW Open Sourced

During the recent QuakeCon festivities id released something that should make the modding community super happy; source code. People can now access the source to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Return to Castle Wolfenstein via id’s FTP. The code is being release under the GNU license which allows for both free and commercial use as long [...]

RTCW Open Sourced

During the recent QuakeCon festivities id released something that should make the modding community super happy; source code. People can now access the source to Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Return to Castle Wolfenstein via id’s FTP. The code is being release under the GNU license which allows for both free and commercial use as long [...]

DIY: Auto Tracking Sentry Gun

Every wanted to build you very own auto tracking sentry gun? No? Me either, but now that I take a look at it I do want to build one. Not one that fires bullets or anything, but one that would have a water gun on it to keep people out of my office. If you’re [...]

In Case You Missed It: Week 42 Round Up

In case you missed anything this past week, we have everything from cooling with mineral oil to video editing on your iPhone. Enjoy. Gadgets Asus Keyboard PC Gaming Cool Your Xbox With Mineral OilPS3 Smashing Into A TV At 80 KMHOpen Source DS Bluetooth AdapterBlack Wii For The BritsRock Band For iPhone Now Available Hacking [...]

Skype And Chrome Go Portable

The guys over at PortableApps.com have been turning out great portable apps for years now. Apps that you can easily put on a USB flash drive and run from any machine. All of the software that they offer is open source, until now that is. PortableApps has decided to add a handful of closed source [...]

Open Source DS Bluetooth Adapter

Gordan Savicic and Gottfried Haider of DSbrut have just released their open source bluetooth adapter for the Nintendo DS. The adapter will allow the DS to interface to other bluetooth devices like GPS units and keyboards. This should really open up the homebrew scene. Almost two years in the making, we’re happy to finally release [...]

Use Chrome On Your Mac Now

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has already announced the arrival of Google’s web browser Chrome for the Mac in a couple of months, but if you can’t wait that long you can run a surprisingly stable early version of the fast browser right now. This isn’t even considered a beta yet so don’t start to cry [...]

Bedazzler – DIY Non-Lethal Weapon

No, this isn’t the original Bedazzler stud rhinestone machine but an open source non-lethal weapon. Modeled after The Dazzler (a $1 million sea-sick flashlight), the Bedazzler can be built for under $250 and will easily cause nausea, dizziness, headaches, flash-blindness, eye pain and vomiting. Based on that don’t be an idiot and point it at [...]

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