[The Tech Guy] shows us how he added cells to an MSI Wind's battery. This hack is extremely simple but it may be difficult to get the battery back into your laptop.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.08.01 at 14:54
Adeona is an open source internet-based laptop tracking system that is free to use. It's available for Linux, OSX, and Windows XP/Vista. After installation, Adeona will submit at random intervals, anonymously encrypted updates on the computer's location to servers on the Internet, specifically to OpenDHT, a free storage service.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.07.26 at 16:51
[Mark] sent in this nice trick for breathing new life into an old laptop. [Sarc] had a tibook with a broken LCD. It was still usable with an external monitor, so he simply removed the broken LCD.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.07.24 at 06:28
The Nokia N810 tablet is a great buy, especially for hackers. It already ships with a Linux-based operating system, called OS2008, which is based upon Maemo 4.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.07.15 at 13:18
Dell announced today that it will be offering a free multitouch upgrade to their Latitude XT tablets. You may remember Microsoft using an XT when they first demoed the multitouch features in Windows 7.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.07.14 at 19:47
Macintosh makes a lot of wonderful pieces of technology, but they do not make a tablet. Pictured above is the Modbook, the closest you can currently get to a Mac tablet.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.07.14 at 15:40
OCAU member [Bismar] was in the market for an e-book reader, but all of his commercial options were too expensive. He decided to build one himself, and what he came up with is the Tabeee MK1, an e-book reader made from a 7" Eee PC, a touchscreen, and a custom case.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.07.07 at 15:41
Jkkmobile has just posted their touchscreen hack for an Eee PC 900, and it looks great. Installation of this kit is pretty easy, just fit the panel to the screen, connect the controller to the USB lines, close it up, calibrate it, and you're done.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.07.02 at 17:39
For $99, Apple will happily sell you a slick USB superdrive (aka DVD burner) that only works with the MacBook Air. [tnkgrl] swapped out the USB-IDE interface with a generic $9 unit to make it work with everything else.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.06.24 at 11:42
[Andrew] sent in something we've been considering for our 17 inch Dell. He squeezed a 100GB PATA notebook drive into the spare space in his Compaq laptop.
Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2008.06.23 at 12:11