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Pimp My Ride: iPad Edition

Pimp My Ride: iPad Edition

If you’re buying a car in this day and age, you can easily get GPS and satellite navigation included on board, and if not, there are always third party options. But what about using one of those new fangled iPads to do those jobs plus act as a radio to boot? SoundMan Car Audio, a car installation service in Southern California, set out to mod an iPad into a car.

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Roads? The Back to the Future drone doesn’t need roads

Roads? The Back to the Future drone doesn’t need roads

The AR.Drone is a nifty piece of kit, and as we saw the other day, there are some interesting and unique possibilities in how to control it. Drones also figure prominently into law enforcement, but our only complaint is that they all look a bit boring. If only someone came along and spruced up the exterior to be a little bit more entertaining.

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CyanogenMod Android team ask for community cash support

CyanogenMod Android team ask for community cash support

You won't see this sentence very often: CyanogenMod is asking for money. As you may well know, the Android community uses the modification to Android known as CyanogenMod more than any other custom ROM, hands down. And today they're asking that you help them out with their otherwise free service by donating some cash to help support the purchase of "a couple of solid, stable Xeon-class servers with large amounts of RAM and fast disks." They're currently using PayPal, which is unfortunate for the apparent mobs of users boycotting the service at the moment (there's a lot of overlap with the modding community) but you've got other options as well.

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Bethesda brings Skyrim Creation Kit to PC

Bethesda brings Skyrim Creation Kit to PC

If you're like any good RPG fan, you've been playing the latest Elder Scrolls title, the fifth installment known simply as "Skyrim," for months on end. And you're probably also not even close to being done with it. The magic and wonder of the ever-vast role-playing masterpiece is about to get even more interesting, as Besthesda is making user-generated content easy to make, find, and download. This is one of the last big reasons to remain a PC gamer.

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Skyrim gets My Little Pony mod

Skyrim gets My Little Pony mod

Skyrim has been one of the most popular games out there on the PC and game consoles since it launched late in 2011. The game has some of the best graphics and deepest game play of any title on the market. The popularity of the game also makes it ripe for mods and one of those mods replaces the dragons in the game with something more sinister - My Little Pony.

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SparkFun Electric Sheep lets Android fans make their own accessories

SparkFun Electric Sheep lets Android fans make their own accessories

One of the things that most people like so much about Android is that the OS is very open. One of the things that you can take advantage of on the Android platform is the open accessory protocol. A company called SparkFun Electronics has a new USB device called Electric Sheep that takes advantage of that open accessory protocol.

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DIY kid camera can survive drops and bumps

DIY kid camera can survive drops and bumps

My kids like to shoot their own photos of their friends and other stuff. My daughter has one of those Fisher-Price cameras that are designed to survive rough treatment she uses quite a bit. The catch is that the image quality is horrible and she often gets mad because the photos are so dark you can't make out what is going on.

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Ben Heck saves new parents sanity with modded car seat to simulate motion

Ben Heck saves new parents sanity with modded car seat to simulate motion

When my son was an infant, he had the world's worst colic. The only time he would sleep when he was having a bad bout was in this little chair that vibrated when you wound it up. When the vibration would stop, he cried so we were up winding the seat a lot. Any new parent with a fussy baby knows that you will try anything to calm them down. Many parents find that a drive in the car gets them quieted down.

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SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

SlashGear 101: What is a Jailbreak?

Almost for as long as Apple has made the iPhone, owners of the handset have hoped to coax more features out of it than are officially supported. That desire spawned the jailbreak scene, hacking the iPhone - and, since then, the iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV - to bypass some of Apple's limitations. So what's a jailbreak, why should you do it, and will Apple confiscate your iPhone if you try? Read on as SlashGear 101 brings you up to speed.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 15 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 15 2011

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Early Monday I ran across a cool printer hack that turns your ink jet into a printer that prints with invisible ink. The ink is lemon juice and the person that needs to read the invisible ink sprays it with an iodine solution to make the letters viewable. The commercial for the Touchwood SH-08C from DoCoMo has turned up on YouTube. The commercial uses a big handmade wooden ramp with xylophone keys that play classical music when a ball rolls down the ramp.

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IOIO Android breakout board makes your phone a DIY gadget brain

IOIO Android breakout board makes your phone a DIY gadget brain

We've covered SparkFun electronics before on SlashGear, but with the new IOIO for Android the company has really excelled itself. A USB-connected I/O breakout interfact board for Android smartphones and tablets, it basically turns your phone into an Arduino-style electronics hub, linking external sensors, inputs and controls to your custom apps via a simple Java API.

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Wii UNLimited Edition: Water-cooled, wall-mounted Nintendo case mod

Wii UNLimited Edition: Water-cooled, wall-mounted Nintendo case mod

The PS3 and Xbox 360 get plenty of case mods, but the smaller Wii - perhaps because, in its compact monochrome pleasantness, it's already relatively slick - seems to miss out on most of the more ambitious tweaks. No more, however; Martin Nielsen - "Angel OD" on Bit-Tech - has taken the Nintendo console and turned it into the Wii UNLimited Edition, a wall-mounted, water-cooled, aluminum-milled slice of beauty.

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