Civilisation V's Aussie Mod Now Has A Fully-Realised Henry Parkes, And It's Awesome

If you’re a Civ player, you may remember that last year an enterprising Steam modder created an Australian mod which added our great nation into the game. Now, a year later, fearless leader Henry Parkes finally has a voice.

This Is Officially The Best Way To Play Half-Life 2

You already know how cool the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset is, but imagine how cool it could be if you partnered it with a motion control gaming system for your PC that lets you move your gun independently of your character. Meet the lovechild of the Rift and the Hydra.

Nine Reasons To Root Your Android Device

To root or not to root? That is the question. Rooting your Android device definitely pushes you up a level or two in your geekdom. It requires a certain level of commitment, at least a little savvy, and even a modicum of risk. So, why would you want to bother?

Modified Kernel Sees Google's Nexus 7 Hit A Toasty 2GHz

Who doesn’t like a bit of overclocking to squeeze more grunt out of their hardware? The Nexus 7 is the latest piece of kit to get the modder treatment, with a new kernel offering to boost the internals of the recently-released tablet up to 1.8GHz, with an extra 200MHz on top of this looking like a distinct possibility.

This Glock Drill Is The Easiest Way To Make Holes In Anything

The gun enthusiasts at Allen Arms Indoor Range in Greenville, South Carolina, decided to combine their love of all hole-making tools by modding this Glock Model 21 to look like a DeWalt cordless drill.

What Is Growing From This Working Computer?

Turning an old iMac into an aquarium is easy; the monitor is already hollow and lifeless, so there’s really no risk of ruining it. Mike Schropp over at TotalGeekdom has taken the flora/fauna desktop mod a step further, actually modifying his own working PC to grow wheatgrass from atop its tower.

Where Were You 20 Years Ago Wireless-Super-Nintendo-Controller-Mod?

Before the advent of wireless controllers video game consoles were built like tanks to survive the countless times they’d be inevitably yanked to the ground when someone tripped over a cable. If only the wireless technology needed for this hack existed 20 years ago.

Siri Plays The Piano Better Than She Gives Directions

Siri has been something if a disappointment so far — more flash than substance — but this particular trick is a mighty impressive novelty. A neat new hack lets Siri play music on a Yamaha Disklavier player piano from music files in your library.

Jailbroken iPhone 4 And iPod Touch Run Limited Siri

A hacker group has successfully ported Siri over to jailbroken iPhone 4’s and 4th-gen iPod touches, marking the beginning of what could be a “whack a mole” response from Apple as it attempts to block the 4S’s “killer feature”.

View Small Things On Your iPhone With This Microscope Mod

UC-Davis researchers developed a lens that’ll turn your iPhone or any camera-enabled smartphone into a 350x microscope. The mod is a simple 1mm ball lens mounted in rubber that’s taped to your phone’s camera. It costs about $US40.