Here's Portal Running On The 3DS. Pity Valve Didn't Make It.

Hey, remember Portal on the DS? Well, Portal (or at least a demo of it) is now also on the 3DS. It's not an official Valve product, of course—as if Valve would ever make another video game!—but it still does the job. » 3/26/15 8:15pm Thursday 8:15pm

How to Get Even More Out of a Raspberry Pi

No doubt about it, the Raspberry Pi is nothing short of a homebrew phenomenon. Since its release in February 2012, the British micro-mini-computer has enabled legions of amateur inventors to develop projects both weird and wonderful. Here’s a run-down of the most impressive applications, ranging from weather stations… » 10/25/13 5:20am 10/25/13 5:20am

Microsoft Wants You to Jailbreak Your Phone... For a Fee

The merry team at ChevronWP7 Labs just announced that, in collaboration with Microsoft, they'll be unlocking Windows phones for a small fee. This creates a wholly legitimate route for developers to access WP7 users. Apple could learn something here. » 6/18/11 1:55pm 6/18/11 1:55pm

Synergy Home Beer Brewing System: Mr. Beer's Rich, Crazy Uncle

If you're a fan of brewing your own beer—which, hey, it's about time you were—you can't do it much better or more expensively than this. The Synergy Home Brewing System is a $1900 beer behemoth, featuring 304 stainless steel, two 155,000 BTU propane burners, a 20 PSI high pressure regulator, and room for more hops… » 4/01/11 1:00pm 4/01/11 1:00pm

After Some Brews, Test Your Drunkenness on the Homebrew Breathalyzer…

If Nintendo really wants to step away from its do-gooder family-friendly reputation, it should license this DrunkenNES homebrew game, which houses a breathalyzer inside a cartridge. Coming to a Wii near you soon! » 3/03/11 11:40am 3/03/11 11:40am

The Best Food of the Year

In case you couldn't tell, we at Gizmodo love to eat. We do it every day! And we write about it sometimes too. Here's the best stuff we wrote about edibles in 2010. » 1/01/11 4:00pm 1/01/11 4:00pm

Homebrew Technology: The $100 Airplane


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At last week's Maker Faire, Breck Baldwin and Mark Hader built DIY planes that used recycled materials and cost less than a $100. Here's how. » 10/02/10 10:20am 10/02/10 10:20am

Zune HD Gets Homebrew Apps and Games

And older Zunes, too! But let's talk about the HD: With the new OpenZDK toolkit, developers can make homebrew apps for the Zune HD, and by following a relatively simple set of instructions, you can install them. » 4/16/10 11:56am 4/16/10 11:56am

WebOS Getting Doom, Quake, OpenGL, and Native SDK

With some elbow grease, we've been able to play Doom on our WebOS devices for a while, but now we can do so without any messy terminal commands. Oh, and there's a playable version of Quake, too. » 1/04/10 12:31pm 1/04/10 12:31pm

Ravaging the Nook, Part II: We Have Apps!

For the B&N Nook to be rooted—that is, broken open and readied for software modification—is one thing, but the real reason people are excited about hacking this ereader is obvious: they want apps. And apps they will have. » 12/16/09 9:24am 12/16/09 9:24am

Ravaging the Nook: a Teardown, a Spec List and Android Hacks

Let's face it, nobody was too upset by the opaqueness of the Nook's spec sheet—screens and software, not board-level componentry, are what make ereaders great. But with this teardown comes something glorious: the Nook's Android software has been hacked. » 12/14/09 9:19am 12/14/09 9:19am

Palm Pre Gets Video Recording with Precorder HomeBrew Software

That's right, 480 x 320-pixel video recording at 30fps is now go. The homebrew software is only an alpha (so there's bugs like not being able to preview what you're recording), but the app works, and is free to download. » 11/24/09 7:49am 11/24/09 7:49am

Sony eBook Readers' Hot Secret: Homebrew

For all the interesting hardware crammed into any given eBook reader, they can't really do that much. That is, unless they've got a "Sony" badge on their foreheads, and you've got a little bit of spare time. » 8/12/09 5:40pm 8/12/09 5:40pm

Palm Pre 1.0.4 Update Kills Homebrew, Patches Security Holes

The 1.0.4 update for the Palm Pre just got released, but along with patching some security holes, kills the homebrew ability that made everyone so excited. » 6/29/09 1:59pm 6/29/09 1:59pm

Palm Pre Gets Homebrew Apps, No Rooting Required

Installing the Pre's earliest homebrew apps required you to "root" your device—easy enough, but not for the faint of heart. Now, there's a new method, with no rooting, no risky hacks, and one simple secret: email. » 6/23/09 7:56am 6/23/09 7:56am

Palm Pre Gets Its First Homebrew App, WebOS "Easy to Modify"

Within hours of a leaked WebOS root image spilling onto the internet, would-be developers have coaxed a respectable number of hacks and tweaks out of their Pres—including the phone's first homebrew app. » 6/10/09 5:45am 6/10/09 5:45am

PSP 3000 Homebrew is Here Now

Although the Datel Blue Tool boots your PSP 300 into service mode, it's not a real service mode that let's you install and run homebrew. This latest TIFF Exploit, however, is one step closer. » 5/07/09 11:30am 5/07/09 11:30am

Wii Homebrew Hack Turns Wiimote Into a Casual Carpenter's Level

The calluses on my hands are more the result of high scores than fixing up the house, so you can imagine my relief today when I saw this DIY level made from a Wiimote. » 1/18/09 2:00pm 1/18/09 2:00pm