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PlayStation Vita jailbreak lets you run emulators, other homebrew software (PlayStation TV too)

Nearly four years after Sony launched the PlayStation Vita handheld game console, a team of hackers have released a simple method for jailbreaking the device. All you need to do to jailbreak your device is visit the HENkaku website using the PlayStation Vita web browser and tap the install button. HENkaku will take advantage of a […]

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Jailbreak tweaks bring 3D Touch gestures, Split View to devices that wouldn’t otherwise support them

So you’re thinking about jailbreaking iOS 9, but you’re not sure what you’d actually be able to do with a jailbroken device? Well, if you have an older iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that might not support all of the new features in iOS 9, you can install third-party apps to enable some of those features. […]

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AndriOS brings Android style to (jailbroken) iPhones

Have an iPhone, but prefer the design style of Android? A few years ago it probably would have been hard to find anyone who fell into that category — but with Matías Duarte overseeing Google’s design team, Android has earned a reputation for attractive design. Folks who prefer Apple’s software and the wealth of apps available for […]

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You can jailbreak the Razer Nabu fitness band to upload custom firmware

A hacker that goes by the name QXCG;– was successfully able to jailbreak Razer’s new fitness band Nabu using its open software developer kit (SDK). If you choose to do so yourself you will be able to upload your own firmware and turn the $100 device into a handy wearable device. QXCG;– explains that Razer […]

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You can already jailbreak iOS 8.1

Just days after Apple released iOS 8.1, the first tool for jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad running the device has been released. Team Pangu’s new jailbreak tool also supports devices running iOS 8.0. There’s not much the average user will actually be able to do with a jailbroken iOS 8 device at this point, but that […]

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Hack turns Amazon Kindle into a thermometer

Amazon’s Kindle eReaders are designed to let you read eBooks for days on end thanks to a low-power processor and high-contrast E Ink display. But like many consumer electronics devices, the Kindle is basically a single-purpose computer… and with a little tweaking you can turn it into a multi-purpose machine. We’ve seen Kindles turned into […]

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Lilbits (5-12-2014): Tizen is coming

Tizen is an open source, Linux-based operating system that rose out of the ashes of the dead-before-their-time MeeGo, Moblin, and Maemo operating systems. It’s not a continuation of those products like Sailfish so much as a replacement operating system with the same key backers including Samsung and Intel. Samsung reportedly sees Tizen as an opportunity […]