One of the biggest flaws in Nintendo’s portable console is that you can’t back up your data: if you lose your system, or somehow get your data corrupted or wiped, that’s it. It’s gone. But thanks to a burgeoning hacking scene, Switch fans are now adding features that the Switch desperately needs.
It took a week—eons in the world of consumer tech hacks—but the Switch, Nintendo’s new handheld hybrid, looks like it’s finally been cracked, and it’s thanks to Apple.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Say you love the Wii, really love the Wii. Maybe you'd spend an extra grand or so to secure the bestest Wii in all the land and buy this dev kit on eBay.