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Chromium on the Nexus7

Chromium on the Nexus7

[Hexxeh] is at it again, porting the chromium OS to whatever seems to appear in front of him. This time he’s ported it to the Nexus 7. Last time we saw him, he was raspberry chomping at the pi.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.11.08 at 12:04

Tablet interacts with magnets, how does that work?

Making computers interact with physical objects is a favorite of the HCI gurus out there, but these builds usually take the form of image recognition of barcodes or colors.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.11.08 at 11:56

OLPC tablet distribution proves concepts laid out in ‘The Diamond Age’

We don’t remember hearing about the One Laptop Per Child initiative distributing tablet computers but apparently a couple of shipments were distributed to rural communities in Ethiopia.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.11.08 at 11:31

Hacked Kobo Becomes a Weather Display

The Kobo e-reader has been hacked for a while now. It’s pretty easy to enable telnet access by modifying some files. Once [Kevin] was able to telnet into the device and draw to the display, he created the Kobo Wifi Weather Forecast.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.10.26 at 12:35

Jailbreaking the Kindle Paperwhite

Jailbreaking the Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon’s newest e-ink reader featuring a touch interface with a higher contrast display, is now official jailbroken. [geekmaster], the geek master behind this hack, based his jailbreak off [Yifan]‘s previous hack  to jailbreak the Kindle Touch.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.10.05 at 08:36

iPad external battery case forced to work with a non-iPad tablet

iPad external battery case forced to work with a non-iPad tablet

[Carnivore] uses a Pipo Max M1 tablet. It’s an Android device that is very responsive thanks t the 1. 6 GHz dual-core processor and it runs Jellybean (latest version of Android OS).

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.10.02 at 20:38

Turning a Kindle into a weather display

Turning a Kindle into a weather display

Since the first time [Matt] saw an e-paper display, the idea of using it as a regularly updated, non real-time display consumed him. It really is the perfect platform for very readable calendars, agendas or, as [Matt] found out, a weather display.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.09.17 at 11:09

Bring your LED matrix project into the living room

Bring your LED matrix project into the living room

If you’re able to make a project look this good it shouldn’t be hard to convince that significant other to let you install it in a prominent place in the house.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.06.22 at 21:33

Nook touch becomes a desktop computer

Nook touch becomes a desktop computer

It looks like [Renate] has been pounding out hack after hack on her Nook touch. It stands on its own now thanks to a tripod bracket hack which is the most recent work she’s done.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.06.15 at 06:51

Edwardian laptop from a steampunk master

Edwardian laptop from a steampunk master

After receiving a Marconi from [Admiral Aaron Ravensdale] informing us of the completion of an exquisite steampunk laptop, we were simply delighted.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.05.30 at 19:12


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