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The Surface Duo’s unlockable bootloader could make it a hacker-friendly phone

The Microsoft Surface Duo is now available for pre-order for $1400 and up, and while that’s a steep price to pay for a phone with mediocre specs, there are number of things that make the Surface Duo an interesting phone. It’s Microsoft’s first phone since the company gave up on Windows Mobile. The Android-powered phone […]

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This $18 wristband is a programmable smart bracelet

There’s no shortage of cheap wearable devices that you can use as step counters, fitness trackers, or smartwatch companions to your smartphone. But for the most part they’re designed to run proprietary software. If you’re looking for something a little more versatile/hackable, the LILYGO TTGO T-Wristband may be up your alley. At first glance, it […]

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Crowdfunding: Novena open laptop has a hackable bezel (among other things)

The folks behind the Novena open laptop are getting awfully close to their crowd-funding goal of $250,000 and with nearly two weeks to go in the project, it looks pretty likely that at least a few dozen of the devices will be manufactured and shipped in the coming year. If the team surpasses that goal, not […]

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ZaReason ZaTab ZT2 is a $299 hackable Android tablet

Linux system builder ZaReason has introduced its second Android tablet. The new ZaReason ZaTab ZT2 is now available for $299. It has a higher-resolution display, faster processor, more RAM, and a lower price tag than last year’s model, but it’s still kind of pricey and underpowered compared with other Android tablets on the market. What […]

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Google Glass is hackable (ADB debugging, unlockable bootloader)

This week the first people who don’t work for Google started to pick up their own Google Glass wearable computers. Google is making a limited number of Google Glass Explorer Edition devices available to developers and others who signed up for early access… and who paid $1500 to basically be guinea pigs and beta testers. […]