Archive for the 'Gadgets' Category

Jet powered ATV Golf cart….thing

June 30th, 2009 | Category: Gadgets

Who says we cant post mods of other things besides tech stuff?

This guy with apparently to much time/money on his hands took a brand new Polairs ATV and ripped out the old engine put on a jet turbine and now he gets 1mpg 😛 Ok well maybe more than that but who knows. The ATV can go 60MPH and puts out 1300*F of exhaust at 114db. But it sounds kool right? 😛

[Source: Gizmodo]

-Tracker

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iPhone 3g, 3gs and Palm Pre head to head!

June 22nd, 2009 | Category: apple,Gadgets

Wondering what one of the fancy phones to get? Well here are the raw numbers that show the differences. [Notice no blackberry or windows mobile devices…Winmo is out dated and BlackBerrys just suck ;)]

Click on the link below to take a look at all the numbers. Its kind of depressing to see the true results….My poor iPhone 3g is in a corner right now contemplating slitting its sync cable.

[Source: AnandTech]

-Tracker

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iPhone 3.0 firmware unlock demo

June 17th, 2009 | Category: apple,Gadgets,Tech Talk

Follow up from yesterdays post. Looks like it was completed correctly. Release date is friday.

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iPhone 3.0 will I be upgrading to it?

June 16th, 2009 | Category: apple,Gadgets

dscf2082

So with the release of the new firmware for the iPhone getting VERY VERY close one question on anyone who unlocks and or jailbreaks there phones are wondering the same thing. Well I am going to attempt to answer some questions.

First off for those of us unfortunate enough to be stuck with a 2.2.1 iPhone using a turbosim to unlock or just not using the phone because of the damn baseband update we are going to be in luck. A week or so ago I was reading the iPhone Dev Teams blog and they stated the following about yellowsn0w [the program used to unlock iphones with out using a turbosim.

YellowSn0w on 2.2.1 and beyond

We see many questions about whether yellowsn0w can ever be made to work on firmware versions past 2.2 (or equivalently, basebands past 02.28).  This is probably a good place to address those questions:

If there is a yellowsn0w update for firmware after 2.2 (or basebands after 02.28), there is no way it would ever be released before 3.0 is official. It just wouldn’t make any sense to release an exploit for something that only those who have beta 3.0’s (NDA signers) could use.  Most people in the world aren’t NDA signers.  Any yellowsn0w update for 3.0 would need to happen *after* 3.0 is officially available

Now I dont know if maybe I was just being optimistic but I figured they had gotten it to unlock on the 3.0 firmware just because of the way it was worded. Well I was correct. As of writing this and just a mere 4 hours ago the dev team posted this to there blog.

On Tuesday evening (just before the big Apple release) we’ll do a live demo of the yellowsn0w carrier unlock working on official 3.0 firmware. The actual link for the feed will be twittered by @MuscleNerd (see our twitter feeds to the right) and also placed here when the feed starts.  The demo should answer everything you need to know about the new yellowsn0w.  But it’s good news for iPhone 3G unlockers everywhere.

What does that mean? Well first it means I can drop this damn tubrosim and go software to unlock. Dont get me wrong the turbosim works great most of the time it just takes a while for it to kick in and do its job and having to type in “internet2.voicestream.com” every time I loose a signal is not a fun task. So that is great news for me and anyone else out there using it.

Lets move on shal we? The 3.0 firmware is going to be able to be jailbroken [did you have any doubt] and it will work with the new iTunes 8.2 that was released. So if things go as I think they are going to go by the end of the week I will be on the new itunes rocking 3.0 firmware on my iPhone with yellowsn0w unlocking it to use on t-mobile.

Lets summarize this up…

  • iPhone 3.0 firmware CAN be jailbroken
  • iPhone 3.0 firmware CAN be unlocked [pending the release of the new yellowsn0w]
  • Quickpwn/pwnagetool WILL work with iTunes 8.2
  • DarkWarrior is a n00b because he never posts anymore 😉

[Source: Dev-Team Blog]

-Tracker

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Palm Pre uses cheat codes!!!!

June 09th, 2009 | Category: Gadgets

Did you get yourself a pre? Well if you did open up your application laucher and type in the following “upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart” that code will allow you to enable developer mode on the device. Kind of funny they used that as the code for it 😛

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Its iPhone time

May 23rd, 2009 | Category: apple,Gadgets,Tech Talk

dscf2082

Ok so I got my hands on an iPhone. But there are a few problems I am having. Mostly the fact that the phones firmware and and modem firmware wont allow me to unlock it. I am working on it still and as soon as i get it unlocked and on t-mobile the fun hacking will begin. Looks like its gonna be a long night for me.

Oh ya and I wrote this post from the phone 😉

-Tracker

P.S Dark.. I win the “who will get an iphone first war”

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Building a new Desktop PT.1

April 24th, 2009 | Category: Gadgets,linux,Pc Mods,Tech Talk

I love building computers. Not only do I love building them, but also taking them apart. Tracker and I [Dark] have striped an entire computer down to nothing in just 1 minute flat. Thats no joke either. When building a new Desktop there are many things to consider. These are just some of the ones on my top priority list.
1. OS
An OS is a very funny thing. If your like me you want a Hack-n-tosh. At the same time you want to run Windows 7 and a Linux distro. OSX is very picky I hear about running on special hardware, atleast if you want it to run well, so maybe you really want to get an Intel processor with an ASUS motherboard because I hear they work best. Now for Windows 7 your also going to need a decent card, not to mention OSX. Linux is happy on almost any system so really if you wanted to you’d be fine getting lower specs.
2. Uses
Different uses of a computer are also important to me. Can I make this computer a Home server? Or will it only be able to surf the web? Will it be an HD movie machine or a gaming PC perhaps? I love all of thee above so my new machine is going to have to be powerful in many areas. But if maybe I wanted to make a simple computer for lets say, Boxee? Then I would be able to not spend so much money.
3. Lifespan
Lifespan is important because even if your computer is outdated before its even shipped (and it is) it still should last you a good 3 to 4 years, hopefully more, but that is very unlikely in these times where everything it obsolete the moment its created.
4. Hardware release dates
If you buy something the day it comes out its extremely expensive, but if you wait to long then its outdated and worthless. So your pretty much playing russian roulette and hoping you don’t shoot yourself later on down the road.

-Dark

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Jumbo DS Mod

April 13th, 2009 | Category: Gadgets,Pc Mods,Tech Talk

Well I was actually going to post this last night, but I didn’t get around to it. So when I look to buy a new product the first thing I always do is look for creative mods and hacks. For this particular find I was looking into some DSi hacks. While I have found a few PoC Videos (Proof of Concept) and a few flash carts I have yet to see any real progress as of yet to make me want one of these instead of just working with my normal DS. So as I was trolling through youtube looking at some PoC’s I found this. A DS that has been modded to play on two tablet screens! Apparently there is quite a lot of hardware hacking in this, its not so simple that you could just go buy a touch screen and go to town on it. This was really just something that interested me and I would really love to try, but with this recession I really can’t afford it. In any case its pretty interesting to watch.
-Dark (happy tracker? lol)

-> Source: http://home.comcast.net/~olimar/DS/jumbotron/

EDIT: Just a thought but let me break down the cost that he estimates it would be to make this again and this is a direct quote:

“Parts and approximate cost (you can do better scrounging for stuff on eBay):

Gateway M275 screens (14″ 1024×768): $100*2 (eBay)
LVDS modules (Advantech PCM-205): $60*2
Digilent S3BOARD + headers: $130
Nintendo DS: $100
Wacom pen: $30

Grand total: $580 (let’s make it an even $600 for any other miscellaneous junk). However, _MOST_ of these things were spare parts I had laying around from earlier projects, so it didn’t cost me anywhere near that much. I wouldn’t have bothered if it did.”

There you have it, now I know I can’t afford it! Dammit its just so cool!

[Tracker: OMG HE LIVES!!!!!!!]

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10 inch eeepc for $299.99

April 03rd, 2009 | Category: Gadgets,Laptop

Want another good reasion to get a EEEPC? How about getting over 20% off.

[Source: Tech Deal Digger]

-Tracker

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TMS Episode 4: What to do with your old computers – ISP Ranting – Panoramic Photos

March 22nd, 2009 | Category: drama/rants,Gadgets,linux,News,Pc Mods,Podcast,Reviews,Tech Talk

In this episode I have some friends joining me! Welcome the newest members Caboose and Care Bear!

We are talking about what to do with your old computer that you have collecting dust in your closet. A rant about ISP service and support and some panoramic photos. This show was recorded using ventrilo and I am not to proud of the quality but I am working on some stuff so hopefully it will get better over time. Any comments or suggestions just post them as a comment I welcome them all

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Enjoy

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