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Droid 3 Leaked! [again]

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Back in August last year, we thought Droid 3 was coming but no, exactly 9 months later, we have spy shots of the new Droid 3.

My personal opinion is that this seems real indeed as I use my Droid 2 frequently.  I would say the design looks on par with what I would want in a future Droid and this one is good because it has a larger 4-inch qHD screen supposedly.

We won’t know all the exact specs until it’s official but I think Droid 3 will defini

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How to Make a Router Traffic Counter!

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Here’s a fun way to display how much traffic your router is serving by hacking OpenWRT by adding a bit of code.

(For those of you who don’t know, OpenWRT is an open-source aftermarket operating system for routers that you can install to your router to customize it.  There’s also DD-WRT, which is similar.  I’ve personally got DD-

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Innopocket iPad 2 Clear Case!

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Innopocket just launched today their new iPad 2 Clear Case, it’s a see-through clear case that also acts as a stand plus reversible as right-handed or left-handed.

You can order one on their website at InnoPocket.com.

Press Release:

InnoPocket’s SeeThru iPad2 Folio is the only transparent form- fitting hard case that allows you to show off and see the iPad2 sexy design in full, and still keep it protected

It is a sleek, sturdy case for iPad

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How to Make a Simple Touch Sensor Controller!

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I used to deal with many touch controllers but they cost way too much money as it comes with a touchscreen and all the shebang. Well, if you want to make a dead, simple touch-sensor controller, perhaps for your latest backyard project, there’s a bunch of low-cost chips you can use now, and here’s a great example you can follow with video demo below:

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How to Make DIY RFID tag with Duct Tape! [RedNeck]

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You know how duct tape can solve a lot of everyday problems including an airplane wing, and here’s another way to apply duct tape to roll your own RFID tag with a bunch of wires.

It ain’t pretty but gets the job done and the RFID read range is on par with commercial RFID tags, unbelievable.

It’s ugly, and I really want to try this experiment over again with a smaller IC

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DarwinMachine Hammerhead PC Screams, “I am Better Than a Mac!”

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If you wanted a custom PC that screamed, “I am a badass PC with aesthetically pleasing looks“, you get the DarwinMachine Hammerhead PC, not a Mac.

You can get this PC fully-loaded with Intel Core i7 or with just barebones motherboard to customize.

Need more ideas?  Also check out our World’s Most Awesome PC Case Mods!

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How to Wash Wine Glasses in your Dishwasher!

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I know every time I drink wine, cleaning your wine glasses the day after can become a time-consuming chore, especially if the wine dries out and leaves wine stains that you will have to scrub hard.

Well, what if you could wash your wine glasses in your dishwasher?

You can with this Wine Tether device, the inventor is trying to get some more people involved, you can order it on pre-sale for $12.99 at Quirky.

Washing your wine glasses can be risky business, especially when you

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DIY Disco LED Lights!

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Imagine your livingroom/playroom filled with LED lights and animated LED shelving.

Now imagine it syncing with your favorite music and you can have a small group dance party!

The shelves and ceiling have a refresh rate of 30Hz and can generate over 30 thousand colors per pixel. A pixel is a single shelf or can light in this case. Not bad for a few bucks and hours of spare time. Best part, Both the shelves and ceiling consume less than 50 Watts when fully lit. And less than 10 on

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DIY Speaker System Made from Recycled Tires!

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Here’s a really neat DIY speaker system made from recycled tires by designer Wang Jinsheng.

Pretty neat stuff.

via bornrich

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DIY Smartphone Dot Matrix Printer!

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I still remember the first printer I had back in 1989, it was “color” dot-matrix printer, top-of-the-line and cost me(or my dad) couple hundred bucks. It was so cool to see bunch of MS-DOS text printed in color, those were the days you rejoiced because you had 256 different colors and printing one page took only a minute.

Well, here’s a cool DIY project to remind you of that, a DIY smartphone dot-matrix printer (sorta) that you have to hold manually. Actually it’s more li

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