The Leap Motion gesture interface device promises to change the way we interact with computers, but a new hack shows how the device might also work as a controller for real world devices.
We tend to think of people peeing on fires to put them out, but a survivalist needs to be resourceful. So: here's a way to use your own pee to start a fire.
It's been ages since we've seen a half-decent Kinect hack. These days, the hacks that excite are few and far between. The V Motion Project brings back the Kinect's hacking cred with a motion-based synthesizer that lets you create interactive music with striking visuals in real-time with your body movements.
Are you still clinging on to your legacy Windows 95/98/XP install? Maybe your netbook is running one of Microsoft's old OSes? Screw Windows Phone 7 and its colorful flat tiles, because now you can install the full desktop copy of Microsoft's operating systems on your Android smartphone.
Do you know anyone who still dials "0" to get the operator? Online services have largely made operator assistance obsolete, but some people are still challenged by technology and like the old way of doing things. This rotary phone Siri hack is perfect for them.
Apple's not going to happy about this one. It's been confirmed that a bunch of Chinese hackers have successfully ported Siri to jailbroken iPhone 4 devices — full voice-activated personal assistant powers in tow — pinging Apple's servers with illegal binaries.
Mildly put, Sony's HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer that's capable of projecting a virtual 150-inch screen in a pair of goggles is the stuff of every nerd's wildest dreams. In reality, that's all it is: a display. One modder decided he wanted virtual reality, so he gave it some head-tracking abilities.
Valve's Steam platform is in danger of turning into a nightmare similar to Sony's PlayStation Network hack earlier this year. Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve informed users that they've detected hackers have accessed a database with encrypted info. Newell's just not sure if any credit card info was stolen yet.
A couple of weeks ago we saw how hacker Steven Troughton-Smith had successfully ported the iPhone 4S' Siri personal assistant over to the older iPhone 4. Problem was, it couldn't fool Apple's servers into coughing up any of their informational goodies. Now Troughton-Smith has completed the job, making Siri fully functional on the older device.
This hack is yet another example of why jailbreaking your iPhone 4 is oh so sweet. RecognizeMe is a little tweak available for jailbroken iPhone 4s that uses the front FaceTime camera to scan your face and unlock your smartphone. Yeah, facial recognition tech on the iPhone!