StarCraft Universe MMO Open Developer Preview Now Available (video)

If you have already heard about the StarCraft MMO you will already know it is built on the foundations of StarCraft and has been under development for sometime. The great think about the game is that its been developed by fans of StarCraft and its team of developers have this week unveiled what they have completed so far and the results look very promising.

The team of StarCraft fans have taken the real-time strategy game and transformed it into a multiplayer role-playing game called StarCraft Universe. The preview enables you to entering the arena or.. “Encephalon Grid” and play as any class, starting at level 30 with a full set of level 30 gear. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Sony’s Reader PRS-T1 Hacked To Run Android Apps (video)

If you are the owner of a Sony Reader PRS-T1 device you might be interested to know that it’s possible to hack your device to be able to run Google’s Android applications.

The original Sony Reader PRS-T1 comes supplied with a heavily modified version of android straight from the box, but with a little tinkering it’s now possible to run android applications. Watch the video after the jump to see what needs to be done.

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CyanogenMod 7 For TouchPad Becomes More Functional (video)

If you are patiently waiting to be able to load Android on to your HP Touchpad you will be pleased to know the latest CyanogenMod 7.1.0 is now coming close to a working solution with more functionality being continually added all the time.

However even in this for it is still buggy and under development so be prepared this is not a fully working finished CyanogenMod for TouchPad, and their calling this one the “lower your expectations” edition for a reason.

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Android Lands On HP TouchPad As webOS App (Video)

We have already seen Android running on the HP TouchPad,from the guys over at CyanogenMod, and now another developer has taken a different approach to getting Android running on the HP TouchPad.

Chinese developer Chomper has release an App that will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the HP TouchPad without having to reboot the device, and it runs just like a webOS app would, have a look at the video of it in action below.

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Google Wallet Now Available On All Nexus S Phones (rooted)

Google Wallet the NFC based payment system which was launched a couple of weeks ago by Google was originally only intended to be currently used on the Sprint Nexus S.

However if you have been waiting to load Google Wallet on your non-Sprint Nexus S you will be pleased to know that XDA has been able to make it available to all Nexus S rooted devices. The new Google Wallet update has been created by XDA users kibmcz, venumx, and got2best.

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Awesome BioShock Case Mod

If you are a fan of BioShock or PC case modding in general I am sure you will appreciate the work that must have gone into building this work of art. The BioShock case was created by Hungarian BioShock fan and modder Gregory Mórocz and has taken a number of years to complete, which he has now named “Welcome to Rapture”.

Mórocz was inspired by the art-deco aesthetics and was so excited when the original BioShock game was released he decided to create a case worthy of the BioShock games content.

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Awesome Thunderpants Headphones Created By Modifying Fostex T50RPs (video)

If you haven’t already heard about Thunderpants headphones, they are a pair of custom built headphones created using a pair of Fostex T50RPs headphones as a base. The Thunderpants headphones currently has the audio community in a frenzy to get a hold of a pair as their sound quality after the modification is awesome and “measure with some of the finest in the world.” according to Jude over at the Head-Fi website.

You can make the modification yourself using a kit but audio community member named Smeggy who originally created the headphones has been transforming the $75 Fostex T50RPs into $550 Thunderpants headphones for sometime. You can watch a video after the jump with Jude giving you a run through of these awesome headphones.

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Steampunk Nerf Gun Created From Antique Wooden Chair

An innovative modder Faustus70 has used an old antique wooden chair to create a working Steampunk Nerf gun which can hold up to 10 Nerf whister darts. Its powered by 3 x AA batteries and is even fitted with a scope that provides a 3 x magnification making sure you never miss your target.

It was created by modifying a NERF N-Strike Barricade and adapting wood salvaged from an antique wooden chair, all held together with hand-cut aluminium strips and riveted in place.

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Toilet Paper Printer (video)

Mario Lukas has created a very unique type of printer that uses toilet rolls for its printing paper rather than traditional A4 sheets. Lukas created the unique printer as an entry into a hardware hacking contest “Mach flott den Schrott” run by German technology magazine c’t.

Lukas build his Toilet Paper Printer using old printer parts and has even equipped it with an Ethernet port to control exactly what you would like to print. Its primarily been designed to print Tweets and Facebook posts but can also be used to print RSS feeds as well. Replacement toilet rolls can be added by opening the left side of the printer.  Watch the video after the jump to see the Toilet Paper Printer in action.

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Giant Nintendo Game & Watch Looks Awesome

The guys over at House 4 Hack have created a life sized version of the Nintendo Game & Watch, using Arduino, and some modding skills they have created a playable large scale version of the game.

Have a look at the photos below, it was put together by Tobie form House 4 Hack and Chris from CubedModels, and as you can see from the photos it has been hung on the wall and can be played just like the original Nintendo Game & Watch.

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