The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

We've walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we'll update periodically as prices and components change—we'll walk you through the hardware we'll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a powerful all-purpose PC, and an enthusiast's system for gamers and media… » 9/24/14 11:29am 9/24/14 11:29am

DIY Geiger Counters Help Us Face Our Dismal, Irradiated Futures

What with the financial crisis » 10/02/08 10:30pm 10/02/08 10:30pm and and the possibility of having an insane (but like-able! Teehee!) person becoming the , we could be headed for a -esque situation in the near future. And when that day comes, I'll be the person on the block with a DIY Geiger counter. Hack-n-Mod has compiled a list of the three best…

iPhone 3G Takes About $173 To Manufacture Says Estimate

iSuppli, an authority on taking electronics apart and figuring how much it costs to build one, has just put preliminary price tag on the iPhone 3G of $173. That's quite a bit higher from the $100 analysts were quoting earlier. Because this is only a virtual teardown based on estimated parts and not a real one based on… » 6/24/08 5:00pm 6/24/08 5:00pm