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webOS homebrew developer builds new Google Maps app after growing frustrated with Bing

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Last year HP rolled out a new version of Maps for webOS devices that was powered by Microsoft's Bing. A homebrew developer named Jan Herman didn't love the change — nor did he find the languishing official Google Maps app to his liking — so he rolled his own,...
webOS homebrew developer builds new Google Maps app after growing frustrated with Bing

We rooted Wii U encryption and file system, says hacker group

arstechnica.com
The hacking group responsible for one of the first major modchips for the original Wii claims to have successfully reverse-engineered the pieces necessary to run copies of Wii U games from external USB hard drives. "Yes, it's real," the Wiikey group posted in an update on its website. "We...
We rooted Wii U encryption and file system, says hacker group

Transparent OLED display + Kinect = 3D interactive desktop

thenextweb.com
The tech world is all about touch right now: tablets, laptops, smartphones. But what if that is already being outshown by a new technology, one that isn’t touch-based, so much as it is interaction-based. Another gem from Microsoft Research (we wish the Research team was a bit more commercial, if you...
Transparent OLED display + Kinect = 3D interactive desktop

DrPodder Podcast app graduates to App Catalog

www.precentral.net
 A longtime favorite in the Homebrew space, the best podcast listening app on webOS is now officially available in the App Catalog for the low price of $.99! DrPodder will allow you to download podcasts on a schedule, listen to them at your leisure, or even stream them on the go....
DrPodder Podcast app graduates to App Catalog
Wii U Reportedly Hacked To Allow Users To Run Games From USB Devices

2007 raids on console mod-chippers result in indictments nearly 5 years later

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In a press release that went largely unnoticed last month (hat tip: GamePolitics), the Department of Justice announced indictments against ten individuals that were the subject of a nationwide raid targeting alleged video game console mod chip suppliers and sellers conducted nearly five years ago.  The ten individuals, who hail...
2007 raids on console mod-chippers result in indictments nearly 5 years later

5 reasons why Apple should start accepting the Hackintosh.

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In the world of Macs, there are two choices – buy one or don’t.  Apple is notoriously tight with its software, and until recently there simply was no way to get an Apple operating system to run on anything other than Apple hardware.That’s changed, somewhat, since Apple started using Intel...
5 reasons why Apple should start accepting the Hackintosh.

Steam lets you play in the streets of Gotham City Impostors for free

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Now terrorizing the streets of Gotham City is an achievable dream for every Bat and Joker with a decent computer and an Internet connection. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that Gotham City Impostors, a first-person multiplayer shooter that developer Monolith Productions released early this year, is now free...
Steam lets you play in the streets of Gotham City Impostors for free

Hacked Vita games fixed, replaced on PSN store; hackers undeterred

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Remember late last month when Sony removed two PSP games from the Vita's downloadable store to limit the spread of an exploit that allowed homebrew apps on the system? Well those games have been patched and replaced on the store, though the battle to get unsigned code running on...
Hacked Vita games fixed, replaced on PSN store; hackers undeterred

Homebrew App for the Palm Pre Reboots Your Phone on a Schedule

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Steven Frank: This is such a perfectly encapsulated nutshell of exactly why Apple does not allow third-party background processes on the iPhone.  ★ ...
Homebrew App for the Palm Pre Reboots Your Phone on a Schedule
ChevronWP7 unlocked Windows Phones to re-lock on August 11th, users get free App Hub

The Truth Is That Android Is Cheap, Not Good

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When Android first appeared I had an inkling that it would be a hit. I didn’t enjoy the early incarnations of the software – the G1 was like a Sidekick on steroids – but generally I expected Android devices to blanket the world for one simple reason: it was free...
The Truth Is That Android Is Cheap, Not Good

Homebrew - The Missing Package Manager for OS X http://su.pr/21mXiX

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Homebrew - The Missing Package Manager for OS X http://su.pr/21mXiX
Sony returns PSP games to PlayStation Store after closing security loophole

Happy to Bed; Serenade – review

www.guardian.co.uk
The latest apps to have been dreamt up by big companies' marketing divisionsThe booming app market has long been a boon for homebrew developers, ripe for low-cost, high-originality thinking – but it's also encouraging a deluge of cheap marketing devices. Often, these free "spam" apps are dross dreamt up for...
Happy to Bed; Serenade – review
Asus Transformer Prime bootloader unlock available for download
The BeetBox makes music with actual beets
The high-tech world of homebrew e-cigarette designers

Kontron preps first Tegra 3-based Mini-ITX board, homebrew gets an ARMful

www.engadget.com
Believe it or not, there's a potentially cheaper (and more customizable) way to get NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 into your life than to spring for a Nexus 7. Kontron is readying a rare Mini-ITX motherboard, the KTT30, that combines the ARM-based chip with expandable RAM and a trio of...
Kontron preps first Tegra 3-based Mini-ITX board, homebrew gets an ARMful

Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?

www.pcworld.com
You may be more than the sum of your parts, but to Klout, you're just a number. The analytics company monitors your interactions on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and beyond. It then sorts through the data to generate a numeric score that purportedly "measures a person's overall online influence" on...
Do Klout Perks carry any real-world weight?
Homebrew neuroscience: the rise of 'stupid games'

If you had a MakerBot, you could print your own Atari 2600 cartridges

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Even though I don’t own one, I’m a huge fan of the MakerBot product and concept. The idea behind the machines that you can buy from MakerBot is that you can print out 3D objects that you can use in real life. The example that was first presented to me...
If you had a MakerBot, you could print your own Atari 2600 cartridges

R2-D2 Dark Roast Edition makes your coffee astromech-style, puts brew into 'homebrew' (video)

www.engadget.com
Has there been a gaping R2-D2-shaped hole in your gadget life ever since the Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition bowed out? The good crew at Instructables knows your plight and has designed the R2-D2 Dark Roast Edition to give your astromech desires an almost literal jolt of energy. The...
R2-D2 Dark Roast Edition makes your coffee astromech-style, puts brew into 'homebrew' (video)

Google to Microsoft: kill your YouTube app 'immediately'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Google has asked Microsoft to remove its homebrew YouTube app from the Windows Store immediately, and requested that it delete the app from Windows Phone users who have already downloaded it. Essentially, Microsoft built a YouTube app for...
Google to Microsoft: kill your YouTube app 'immediately'

iPhone 5 Jailbroken According To iOS Hacker @chpwn

techcrunch.com
Grant Paul AKA @chpwn has posted the first screenshots of a jailbroken iPhone 5, taller screens and all. While the method isn’t public yet, chpwn has posted screenshots of the “alt” App Store Cydia running at full iPhone 5 resolution. @iamramsey It’s jailbroken, what kind of proof do you need?—...
iPhone 5 Jailbroken According To iOS Hacker @chpwn
Emulator hack brings classic Macintosh OS to Nook Simple Touch

Fujitsu starts build-it-yourself PC service, lets you go homebrew without the electrical shocks

www.engadget.com
Big PC companies are often seen as being at odds with the concept of custom-built computers: apart from letting us ticking a few checkboxes before we order, they'd rather we not fiddle with the internals. Fujitsu is breaking the mold and embracing some of that DIY culture with its...
Fujitsu starts build-it-yourself PC service, lets you go homebrew without the electrical shocks

Neo Geo X hacked to run Unibios, unofficial game ROMS

www.engadget.com
After witnessing the fall of the DS, DSi, 3DS and PlayStation Vita, it's no surprise to hear that the Neo Geo X has succumbed to the talents of the homebrew community, but it is a little shocking how easy the handheld was to conquer. Upon cracking the device open,...
Neo Geo X hacked to run Unibios, unofficial game ROMS
Sony PS Vita exploit opens the door for unauthorized apps, piracy

Lost Tribes Brew Helps Silicon Alley Startups Hit the Ballmer Peak

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(Photo: Lost Tribes) At a recent event hosted by Cashcats.biz and Tumblr, hip New York Internet types milled around in a DUMBO loft space plastered with photos and sculptures of house cats bathing in cash. A DJ booth blasted hip hop from the early aughts as well-dressed girls with Tumblrs...
Lost Tribes Brew Helps Silicon Alley Startups Hit the Ballmer Peak
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