This Week in GeekTech: Multitouch Music and More Phone Hacks Than You Can Shake a Stick At!
When I can write a 17-word headline for our This Week in GeekTech roundup, well, you know it's been a good week for geekdom. This go-around, we looked at iPhone and Android hackery, new music tech, a ridiculous casemod, and yes, even rockets. Let's dive in, shall we?
Why should tablets and smartphones have all the multitouch fun? Töken, a conceptual piece of DJ equipment, does away with the turntable entirely, replacing it with a multitouch surface. It's geeky enough that a non-musician like myself would want to take it for a spin. Read on...
Jailbreaking, Unlocking, and Blocking
JailbreakMe was the biggest story on the iOS hack front this week. Our Mike Keller looks at how this new hack works. Hint: It's kind of scary. And once you've jailbroken, you could always unlock your phone to run on any carrier. Sarah Jacobsson Purewal reports on Ultrasn0w, a new tool that lets you run your iPhone on other wireless carriers.
To add to the iHacks frenzy, Apple and Best Buy reportedly blocked access to JailbreakMe, but one increasingly common gadget basically renders the block useless. Read on!
Droid owners: Sick of waiting for the Android 2.2. "Froyo" update to drop? Some Droid owners did a little digging and found the Droid Froyo update on Google's servers. Chris Head has the details. Me? I could use a frozen snack right about now. Read on!
Sony recently teamed up with a pair of rocket enthusiast clubs and a group of teens to build a rocket that used a Sony VAIO laptop as its onboard computer. Resident rocket scientist James Mulroy explains how the teams could forgo the laptop and build a more efficient rocket.
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