Tag Archives: Mods

This Paper Shredder Upgraded With a Scary-Powerful Motor Looks Like It Could Rip Off an Arm

Destroying sensitive documents using a paper shredder is a long and boring process because most of the machines are woefully underpowered. Destruction is supposed to be fun, so a gifted Danish hardware hacker upgraded a run-of-the-mill shredder with a 44,400-RPM brushless motor, letting the machine tear through a page

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These Five Cheap ‘Mods’ Can Actually Turn Your Car Into Crap

You’ve got to tread carefully any time you mess with key components of your car, but these five suspension mods can be particularly perilous. If you don’t know what you’re doing, please consult a professional. Forums don’t count.

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GTA V Mod Adds 4K Textures, Game Looks Utterly Ridiculous

Earlier this year, Martin Bergman was working on a GTA V graphics mod that looked positively unreal . It’s still not out—he’s been keeping busy with Battlefront —but another modder (Josh Romito) has stepped in and done pretty much the same thing. Only his mod is available right now.

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Here Are Five Performance Mods That Are Utterly Useless 

If you’re anything like the countless youths and youths-at-heart learning about how to make their cars accelerate faster, stop quicker, and corner harder, you may have come across some mods that don’t quite live up to the hype—because they don’t actually do anything. Here are five of the worst offenders.

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I Put A Cupholder On My Motorcycle And I Regret Nothing

Cafe racer? Yeah guy, I’m racing to the cafe before they run out of egg sandwiches. Then I’m gonna cruise around at a comfortable 25 MPH while sucking on a delicious iced coffee. How’s that dominatrix paddle you made into a seat treatin’ ya?

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How To Polish and Restore Your Hazy Headlights The Right Way

How To Polish and Restore Your Hazy Headlights The Right Way

Winter’s fast approaching, and with the snowy season dead ahead, it’s important that your headlights are as clean and clear as possible to make sure your front bumper doesn’t become someone’s rear bumper. Here’s how to polish and restore hazy headlights the right way.

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Build a DIY Sega Genesis Dev Kit

If you’ve ever wanted to make homebrew Sega Genesis games or play every ROM on an actual Genesis system, Chris McClelland shows you how it can be done.

In an extensive three part YouTube series, McClelland explains how the Genesis (or MegaDrive if you’re in the UK) and it’s game cartridges work while giving you a tutorial on how to modify the system’s components. When it’s all set up, you can modify game cartridges to give yourself infinite lives like a Game Genie or even develop your own custom homebrew games. The best part, though: you can load up every single Sega Genesis game ever released onto a single SD card and play them all on the real-deal system with an actual Genesis controller. For a list of everything you need and the necessary code, you can find it on McClelland’s GitHub page. Everything can also be found in guide form here.

USB MegaDrive DevKit Part 1 | YouTube via Hack a Day

This Grand Theft Auto IV Mod Would Walk A Thousand Miles For You

Remember that Vanessa Carlton song from 2002? The one where she sings about walking a thousand miles while riding a piano across the country? Matthew Jackson remembers, hence this hilarious video of ChongMcBong & Sleepy‘s Grand Theft Auto 4 mod that turns cars into pianos.

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Hackers Can Take Over Cars and Drive Them With a Nintendo Controller

Hackers Can Take Over Cars and Drive Them With a Nintendo Controller

A pair of security experts demonstrated to the BBC that some ordinary models of cars can be overridden—despite whatever the driver is doing behind the wheel—using a laptop, some software, and an old Nintendo Entertainment System gamepad.

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For Sale: A $2,500 Video Gaming Chamber That Could Probably Kill You

For Sale: A $2,500 Video Gaming Chamber That Could Probably Kill You

Craigslist ain’t simply your one-stop source for $27 flea-infested futons, or where you celebrate a third DUI by buying a moped. No, you can find some truly bizarre shit, like this rolling deathtrap in which you may play an Xbox 360 with your knees tucked to your chest.

Why on God’s green earth someone would build this, much less use it as described, is beyond me, but a craftsman in the vibrant artisan community of Youngstown, Ohio is offering it for 2.5 kilobucks. Listed on April 29, it’s still up for sale on that locality’s Craigslist.

Amenities include an "HD LCD TV on adjustable Omnimount," "black fleece inner wall lining" a "100 watt powered subwoofer" and "solid construction." It supposedly seats two.

There also is a "rubber lined spill-proof floor" in case you tip over a beer or put someone’s body in there, plus a latch for a padlock if you want to trick a friend into playing some Call of Duty while you forklift his ass into Evans Lake.

Serious inquiries only.

X-Box 360 Personal Gaming Module SERIOUS GAMERS ONLY!!!! – $2500 (Youngstown, OH) [Craigslist, via Geekologie]

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