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Modders Make Android Work the Way You Want

CyanogenMod is one of the biggest hacks to ever hit the Android mobile platform. It's got an estimated 500,000 users. Many Android programmers use it as a starting point for their own coding projects. And according to the project's founder, a number of Google employees have it installed on their Android devices. » 5/22/11 2:00pm 5/22/11 2:00pm

Alarm Clock Hack Automates Window Blinds So You Rise and Shine

Mods don't get much simpler and more useful than this: It's an alarm clock that whisks open some window blinds when the alarm goes off, so the sun can tempt you out of bed. There's a microcontroller to handle detecting the alarm signal and to drive a servo wired into the blinds, and some switches to override the alarm… » 11/19/08 6:23am 11/19/08 6:23am