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Hack adds Daydream VR support to Nexus 5X, other Android 7.0 phones

One of the new features baked into Android 7.1 is Daydream, Google’s new virtual reality platform that lets you watch 360-degree videos, play games, or sit in a virtual movie theater using your phone and a compatible headset like the $79 Daydream View. There are only a few phones that officially support the feature so […]

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XBOOK ONE S is an Xbox One S… transformed into a laptop

For the past few years Edward Zarick has been taking apart Xbox and PlayStation game consoles and rebuilding them as laptop-style computers. And now that Microsoft’s new Xbox One S is available, Zarick has taken advantage of the console’s slimmed down design to make a slimmed down gaming laptop. The XBOOK ONE S is the […]

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Zuckerberg, Teamviewer hacks show importance of good passwords

Think it’s not a big deal if you re-use a password on a few websites? Two high-profile hacks in a week offer yet more proof that it’s most definitely a bad idea. The first incident seems to have started around the 23 of March. Isolated reports started coming in from Teamviewer users that their machines […]

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Nexus 5 hack gives the 2013 phone 64GB of speedy storage

The Google Nexus 5 was released in 2013 and shipped with 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage. But one Ukranian Nexus 5 owner decided to upgrade his aging phone. So he bought a 64GB eMMC 5.0 module for about $30 and replaced the storage on his phone. The end result is a Nexus 5 with […]

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Chromecast hack brings a 1978 TV into the digital age

Have an old-fashioned cathode-ray TV lying around and want to give it a new life? YouTuber Dr. Moddnstine has done just that, by taking an old color TV set from 1978, cramming a Chromecast inside the case, and hooking up a bit of hardware so that the TV turns on automatically when you use your phone, […]

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Give a Nexus 5 a microSD card slot (at your own risk) with this dirty hack

The last Google Nexus smartphone to feature a microSD card slot was the first Nexus phone. After launching the Google Nexus One in 2010, Google never again included support for a removable storage card in a Nexus phone. But that doesn’t mean you can’t add one yourself… if you’re willing to take apart and risk damaging it or removing […]

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Netflix Socks will pause your video if you fall asleep

It never fails: you settle in for a marathon Futurama or Kimmy Schmidt marathon, but you doze off halfway through the second episode. Netflix is here to help. The company has released plans for a DY project that will automatically pause your video when you fall asleep. How does it work? Simple: you just need […]

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Nexus 5X hack gives the phone stereo speakers… kind of

The Nexus 5X smartphone has an amazing camera, decent battery life, a speedy fingerprint scanner, and support for stock Android software delivered straight from Google. But the $379 smartphone doesn’t have all the features available on the more expensive Google Nexus 6P: there’s no support for image stabilization and the cheaper phone has only a […]

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Stuff a Raspberry Pi Zero into an Xbox controller (or anything else)

The $5 Raspberry Pi Zero is more than just a super-cheap computer. It’s also a super-small computer, measuring just about 2.6″ x 1.2″. That means the little machine is small enough to hold in one hand, slide into a pocket, or stuff inside of all sorts of other gadgets. Case in point: Terence Eden opened […]