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…iTab is an Apple tablet?


If you’re tired of waiting for Apple to release a tablet, then check out iTab, the creation of a user that just wasn’t willing to wait for Apple’s typical release cycle.

Made by Frankensteining together a Wacom Intuos and a broken MacBook, the iTab actually looks like it works rather well considering the hacked together nature of the whole project.

If you’re like to find out more info, or if you’re thinking of building one yourself, then check out his site for a full walk-through of the process.


[Via: Lifehacker]

…You need to think differently?

Apple’s Think Different commercial is probably one of the most inspiring 60 seconds ever captured on film:

A few weeks ago, I came to the conclusion that if I listened to the Think Different ad every day, I’d probably do some amazing things with my life, so I created a ringtone out of the 30-second Seinfeld version that can be used as an alarm on any iPhone. Now, before starting each day, I can wake with inspiration to Think Different, and remind myself that the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. (If you’re wondering, I used this GarageBand Hack to make the ringtone.)

If you’d like to share in my inspiration, just download the ringtone HERE and add it to your phone through iTunes. From there, it should automatically show up as an available alarm sound.

…3Z Scale’s Bulldog lets your ride on your R/C truck?

Bulldog R/C

On its own, a 1/3 scale remote controlled truck is pretty awesome, but when you add in the fact that when you’re done controlling it with a remote, you can attach a set of handle bars and actually ride the thing around, it becomes a definite must have for any kid, or any adult that’s still a kid at heart.

The Bulldog R/C Rider features a 110cc four-stroke engine, disc brakes, automatic transmission, independent suspension, aluminum wheels and a 2.4 GHz radio transmitter, and is more than four feet long and weighs nearly 200 pounds.

Sadly, the remote control function is disabled as soon as a rider hops on, but I’m sure there’s an easy way to hack that little safety feature for some really good times!

[3Z Scale]

[Via: Autoblog]

…Google’s Mobile LCM has been discovered?

Google Mobile LCM

Robots.txt is a file that webmasters use to tell Google’s spiders what they can and cannot crawl through to index for search results, but for the curious, it’s also a way to figure out what Google doesn’t want the world to know about yet.

That’s because Google maintains its own robots.txt file that prevents their new products from showing up in search results until they’re ready. However, they don’t prevent you or I from taking a look at their robots.txt file and seeing what’s in there, which is exactly how Google Mobile LCB was discovered.

Google Mobile LCB appears to be a searchless search, where you put in your location, and Google automatically gives you various categories for things that are around you.

Though it’s obviously not finished, the idea is an interesting one, and I think we’ll see more and more programs become location aware as more and more cell phones come standard with GPS.

Are you ready to hack Google?

[Google Mobile LCB]

[Google – Robots.txt]

[Via: ZDNet]