How to Hack the Esquire E-Ink Cover to Make a Clock

Needless to say, Esquire's recent e-ink cover stunt left most people a little disappointed when it hit newsstands. Enthusiasm grew a bit after word leaked out that Esquire expected people to hack the cover » 10/16/08 11:30am 10/16/08 11:30am, but analysis of the revealed that there wasn't much opportunity for meaningful customization outside of…

Esquire E-Ink Cover Hacked (To Death, with Knives and Fire)

When the much-hyped » 9/24/08 7:05am 9/24/08 7:05am Esquire E-Ink cover finally shipped to newsstands a few weeks ago, we were kind of . Using conventional methods, the sectioned panel isn't really in any meaningful way, so took a more proactive approach: violence. As it turns out, E-Ink is durable, standing up to bending, cuts, water, fire and…

Esquire's E-Ink Cover Dissected, Circuit Boards and Microcontrollers…

Though it's no huge shock to find out what's behind Esquire's recent E-Ink cover, it's always fun to look at the postmortem pics. Phil over at MAKE » 9/08/08 7:55pm 9/08/08 7:55pm took the magazine cover apart, and in addition to the E-Ink display, found lithium cells, printed circuit boards, and flash-programmable microcontrollers, which could be…

Esquire Expects You to Hack Their E-Ink Cover

I was not impressed with Esquire's E-ink cover idea, but Joel Johnson at BBG has interviewed the Esky overlords and changed my mind a bit. Surprisingly, Esquire expects us to buy these mags and hack them. Second, Ford advertisements, also in E-ink, displaced some of the cost of production. That's good news for us. I… » 7/30/08 4:33pm 7/30/08 4:33pm