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The Plaza in New York offers iPads in every room

February 5th, 2011

If you’re planning on staying at the The Plaza hotel in New York, you have one more thing to look forward to, and that’s iPads in every room and suite. Since January, the five star hotel has put iPads in all guest rooms for a multitude of reasons. One of the coolest? The custom app …

Root keys for Sony’s PlayStation 3 go public

January 3rd, 2011

Famed iOS hacker geohot is utilizing his talents to aid the tinkering community of another platform, the PlayStation 3. Mr. Hotz has successfully acquired and published the root keys used by Sony’s popular gaming console, opening the door to custom software and ROMs. On his site, geohot has noted that he does not condone piracy …

T-Mobile’s G2 gets the root treatment courtesy of XDA

November 9th, 2010

Dear hardware OEMs: Resistance. Is. Futile. It seems as though the gang over in the IRC channel #G2Root xda-developers have found a permanent rooting solution for T-Mobile’s HTC G2 handset. As you may recall, the rooting community ran into a little hiccup with the Android 2.2 device due to an auto-restore feature aimed at helping …

MacBook Air benchmarks: stock vs. built-to-order

November 9th, 2010

Ever since Apple announced the new MacBook Air — and we found out there was a built-to-order option which upped not only the RAM but CPU — we figured it would be worth putting it head to head with the stock model to see performance differences. We have a 13-inch MacBook Air “stock” model with …

DROID X videoed running custom ROM

August 30th, 2010

Happy Monday to all those DROID X owners anxious to shoehorn a custom ROM onto their handsets. A Twitter user has posted of video of the DROID X running the Android 2.2, Sapphire AOSP 2.2 ROM. While the DROID X had been rooted, it had not yet been loaded with a custom ROM due to several …

Custom recovery proof of concept for DROID X achieved

August 11th, 2010

The folks over at alldroid.org have posted a note in their forums claiming that Android tweaker extraordinaire “Birdman” has successfully booted a stock DROID X into a custom recovery state. The post reads: Using a hack discovered by the folks who’ve done all the work on the Milestone, birdman has booted a custom recovery on his …

Colorware adds some style to the Xbox 360 S

July 3rd, 2010

The folks at Colorware have added the latest Xbox 360 S to their impressive repertoire of custom-colored electronics. The new slim and sleek Xbox 360 S can be painted in your choice of 46 custom colors for $175 if you already own the gaming console, or for a reasonable $500 if you buy the system …

Eager to put Vista to bed, custom PC makers plan to ship Windows 7 early

September 25th, 2009

It’s no mystery that manufacturers are dying to ship Windows 7. Regardless of its current state, there’s still just too much of a stigma attached to Vista and manufacturers are all too eager to move on. Moreover, so is Microsoft. As such, we highly doubt the Redmond-based giant will put up much of a fuss …

Colorware unveils its limited edition Stealth MacBook Pro

July 1st, 2009

The folks over at Colorware just hit us to let us know about their latest offering — the Stealth MacBook Pro. Take your standard MacBook Pro with a 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2x4GB), 15-inch matte widescreen display and a 256GB solid-state drive, and wrap it in a sleek, …