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The Raspberry Pi is already a fairly tiny piece of hardware, but with some tinkering, it's possible to go even smaller. Modder NODE, who's hacked a few Pis in his time, has a new project doing the rounds — a fully-functional Raspberry Pi 3 that's a mere 7mm thick.
A smartphone can get toasty playing graphics-heavy games in warm weather. An overclocked CPU will complain if insufficiently cooled. But an overheating digital camera? Turns out that while unusual, it can happen, as was the case for Eric Strebel and his Lumix GF7. Rather than do something normal like replacing it, Strebel decided to stick a giant heatsink to it instead.
Meet the Gameboy Zero. It's a classic Gameboy shell with a Raspberry Pi's heart. But the mod isn't purely cosmetic.
When Furby hit store shelves in November 1998, it was an instant hit. Kids loved it. Parents loved it. People paid three times the Furby's retail value just to get one for the holidays, and within three years, Furby had sold 40 million units. Now, nearly two decades later, it's the seedy world of Furby hackers and circuit-benders that are keeping the legendary toy alive.
When it comes to Nerf warfare, accuracy always takes a backseat to firepower. Your ability to nail a target with a single shot means nothing when they can return fire with a massive onslaught of foam ammunition. And that's exactly why this Nerf Rival Zeus upgrade is so utterly brilliant.
Perhaps you've heard a thing or two about "Valve" and "Skyrim" and "mods" over the past few days. What does it all mean? The company that built the world's most successful video game proposed an app store to pay people for remixing and enhancing virtual worlds — and 100,000 angry internet denizens just shot down that idea. It's a bit of a shame.
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.
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.
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.
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.