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Samsung TV Hack – How to Hack Samsung’s Linux Firmware!

The new Samsung LCD TVs run Linux for their firmware I guess and here’s some guy who has hacked it so the Samsung TV can do other things such as networking and file share.

Their modified Samsung firmware is available as SamyGo but you will first have to learn to enable telnet into your Samsung TV.

I think this opens a lot of doors for people like me who love hacking linux-based systems.  Perhaps you can ev

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Wireless DIY – How to Set Up WPA2 Network!

For those of you wireless tinkers who need the best in wifi security, ComputerWorld has a great guide on how to set up WPA2 network.  I think this is a great way to “secure” your wifi network, especially since it’s already been proven even WPA can be cracked easily. – link

Step 1: Windows OS: First make sure your operating system is up to date. If you are running Windows XP, you’ll need service pack 2 and you’ll need to download the WPA2 pat

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Savory Converts PDFs into your Kindle 2!

The Kindle 2 maybe one of the hottest and coolest gadgets this year.  Aside from its magnificent strategies to cut down on number of trees used for making books, the Kindle 2 is portable, energy efficient (with its LCD), and also free broadband connection via EDVO so you can buy and download digital versions of practically every new book that you’d normally get at your local bookstore.

Anyways, the only thing that SUCKS about the Kindle 2 is

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Motorola V3 Hacks – How to Hack the Crap out of V3!

HackTheV3.com has some great collection of Motorola V3 Hacks including step-by-step instructions on how to flex the firmware, installing new languages, and lots more.

This website contains everything I have learned from programming 31 V3s so far, some many times over and over.   I’ve done everything in this site that I’ve written about so I know that everything works.   Since I host the ma

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iPod Hack – How to breath new life into your iPod using Rockbox!

If you have bought older generation of iPods, you are in luck as Rockbox 3.0 firmware was just released to the public.

What does it do?  Basically it allows you to free yourself from iTunes and do a lot more with old equipment.

Since Apple has stopped developing the firmware for the older iPods (yes, they keep making new ones to make more money, how greedy!), this Rockbox provides users with alternative way to upgrade their old iPods.

I personally have the 40GB model of the iPod shown in the pic, I should be doing a short DIY write-u

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DIY HACK – How to Build a Prepaid Cellphone GPS tracker!

Well, here’s a cool little hack for anyone who’s interested in building a GPS tracker for fun. Although I’d rather stick to my GoogleMaps on my Blackberry, this is good info for anyone who wants to build a custom app.

The Open GPS Tracker is a small device which plugs into a $20 prepaid mobile phone to make a GPS tracker. The Tracker responds to text message commands, detects motion, and sends you its exact position, ready for Google Maps or your mapping software. The Tracker firmware is open source and user-customizable.

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DIY Linksys HACK – HOWTO tweak your router to go 10 times faster!

If you are like most folks who don’t know about DD-WRT and your Linksys router is dying on you, it’s time to switch your OS to DD-WRT.

DD-WRT also works on over 80 other routers, so be sure to check the supported devices list here.

DD-WRT is basically an aftermarket linux firmware for your Linksys router. It’s like putting an aftermarket turbo system on your h

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iPhone DIY HACK – more SIM unlocking Hacks…

Here’s another way to unlock your iPhone SIM:

      Download the iUnlock_Reloaded.zip from here, here or here. Save it to a directory. cd to where you just saved the download and unzip it. in another wiindow, ssh into your iPhone and run: mkdir /unlock back on your Mac, scp the three files to your iPhone: scp -

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DIY HACK – HOWTO Update the Arduino

Here’s a little hack on HOWTO update your Arduino Chip from David Fowler. (Thanks David!)

After doing the reset mod to my Arduino Compatible Bare Bones Boards I wanted to update the firmware to get the full benefit of the Diecimila update. I followed the directions on the Arduino website but could not succeed. I sent emails and did web searches and still did not find the answer. Ultimately with the help of David Mellis, one of the Arduino Team members, we figured out that it can not be done from the IDE using the simple cable described at the

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Make Daisy MP3 Made! Touchscreen Desktop MP3 hack coming soon…


So we made the MP3 player and it works freakin’ great! The sound quality was as good as an off-the-shelf MP3s. We plan to hack it using a CuTOUCH CT1720 and make some cool touchscreen menus for it.

Here’s some pictures of how it will fit in the touchscreen enclosure: (It fit perfectly!)

The only hurdle we face now is changing the firmware of the MP3 player a littl

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