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The KillMii is a Nintendo Wii game console stuffed in an Altoids tin

The Nintendo Wii introduced a whole new way to play console games when it launched in 2006. At a time when Sony and Microsoft were releasing big, power-hungry devices with high-performance graphics, Nintendo went a different direction and launched a small box that came with a motion controller that allowed you to interact with games […]

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X210 mod turns classic Lenovo ThinkPad X201 into a modern PC

Lenovo’s ThinkPad line of laptops have had a cult following since before Lenovo even owned the ThinkPad name (which it gained when Lenovo acquired IBM’s personal computer business). But while Lenovo has hung onto some older features such as the TrackPoint stick in the center of the keyboard, the company has modernized its hardware in […]

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Really retro ThinkPad: X62 and T70 mods put modern specs into old laptop cases

Lenovo may be working on a 25th-anniversary ThinkPad with some retro design elements including a classic keyboard layout. But all signs point to the new ThinkPad 25th anniversary model sporting a widescreen display, which I know some folks have found disappointing. But it turns out there is a way to get a truly classic ThinkPad […]

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LG V20 custom ROMs can now include Second Screen widgets, shortcuts

The upcoming LG V30 may be swapping the “second screen” feature for a new “floating bar,” but a team of independent developers have just figured out how to make the second screen on last year’s LG V20 a lot more useful. Up until recently, custom ROM builders were unable to fully take advantage of the […]

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Amazon’s 7 inch Fire tablet (2017) isn’t easily rooted… but you can install the Google Play Store

The Amazon Fire Tablet has been one of the best bargains for the past few years for folks looking for an entry-level tablet with relatively decent build quality and specs. For a starting price of $50 you get a 7 inch IPS display, a quad-core processor, a microSD card slot, and front and rear cameras. […]

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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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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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This is how LG’s G Watch R looks with black paint removed

The LG G Watch R is a rather nice-looking smartwatch with a 1.3 inch round face, a P-OLED display, and support for changeable wrist bands. It also happens to have a stainless steel body, but you might not know that since it’s covered in black paint. Prefer you metal to look silver/grey? One person decided to […]