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Amazon Fire tablet hacks: Google Play, Root, Recovery, and ROMs

Amazon’s Fire tablets are arguably some of the best cheap tablets worth buying, thanks to a combination of decent displays, specs, and performance and low starting prices (which are even lower on Prime Day or during other sales). The Amazon Fire 7 has a list price of $50, but you can pick one up for […]

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Hacker stuffs Nintendo Wii hardware into a Game Boy Advance SP-style case

There’s no shortage of options for gaming on the go — you could load up games on your smartphone, but a Nintendo DS or Switch or assemble your own retro console. Or you can tear apart a Nintendo Wii, modify the motherboard, and fit it into a 3D printed (and then painted) case to create […]

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Comprinter is a DIY laptop crammed inside a printer for no good reason

Have you ever looked at your laptop… then at your all-in-one printer/scanner/copier and thought they’d look better if they were smashed together to make a single device? Probably not. But there’s still something oddly compelling about seeing it happen. Mason Stooksbury took apart an old Dell laptop and an old Kodak printer and put them […]

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Bootloader unlock and root for Amazon Fire 7 tablets (5th-gen and 7th-gen)

Less than a month after hackers figured out how to unlock the bootloader and root the 8th-gen Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet (the 2018 model), there’s now a method for doing that with Amazon’s cheaper 7 inch tablets. Xda-developers forum member k4y0z has posted instructions for unlocking the 5th-gen and 7th-gen Amazon Fire tablets (the […]

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BleemSync 1.0 turns PlayStation Classic into a multi-function retro game system

Sony’s PlayStation Classic looks like a tiny version of the original PlayStation game console. It has a list price of $100, comes with two game controllers and features 20 games pre-loaded. Officially, that’s the end of the story. Sony doesn’t officially offer support for loading any other titles or doing anything other than playing those […]

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Sure, why not run Fallout on a smartphone (by installing Windows 10 on ARM)?

In case you missed it, earlier this month hackers released tools that make it possible to hack pretty much any smartphone that ever shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. With Microsoft having largely abandoned its mobile operating system, that opens the possibility of replacing Windows 10 Mobile with a full-fledged desktop operating system like Windows 10 […]