[Hamster] wanted to take a look at division operations when the chip you’re using doesn’t have a divide instruction. He makes the point that the divide instruction takes a lot of space on the die, and that’s why it’s sometimes excluded from a chip’s instruction set.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.12.01 at 19:28
The news was abuzz yesterday with coverage of a study released by Columbia University researchers warning consumers that HP laser printers are wide open to remote tampering and hacking.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.11.30 at 16:49
Around this time last year, [Sprite_TM] took a 1980′s-era Macintosh SE and rebuilt it as a home file server. He used a Seagate Dockstar as the new motherboard, but over the past year he’s been annoyed with the fact that the Dockstar doesn’t have real SATA ports.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.11.26 at 16:43
[Andrew] was getting ready to print out an assignment when his Samsung printer suddenly started blinking a red error light at him. Unable to find any documentation explaining the issue, he called Samsung directly and found that it was indicating the toner cartridge was nearly empty.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.11.22 at 13:46
If you happen to do a lot of video encoding, you know that your computer can really drag while the process is carried out. Our own [Mike Szczys] transcodes videos at home fairly often, and because the process is automated, he doesnt always know if a conversion is taking place in the background.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.11.18 at 09:09
[Richard] wanted to create a color profile for his computer monitor, but he wasnt thrilled with the existing color calibration offerings he found for sale.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.11.15 at 10:45
[Oliver] had an old NES controller laying around, and without any other use for it, he decided to repurpose it as a portable storage device. He gutted most of the controller, removing the plastic standoffs, leaving the D-pad and remaining buttons intact.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.11.14 at 03:43
This one must have been fun to come up with because it’s got it all. There’s hardware, firmware, networking, and server scripts all working together to create a filing, scanning document center for your business.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.11.03 at 00:00
Luis Cruz just graduated from high school but don’t let his young age fool you, he is already developing some very serious systems. His low cost eye tracking system uses Electrooculography to detect the movements of a person’s eyes.
Via Hacked Gadgets | Posted on 2011.11.01 at 22:59
[Ryan] sent in a little project he’s been working on. After he got his hands on a pair of DJ Hero controllers, he figured he needed to pull controller data off them.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2011.10.30 at 20:06