More Hacks Than You Can Handle in This Week in GeekTech
It's Friday. And sadly, I'm all out of clever ideas for story lead-ins for this week. But there's no shortage of cool hacks, as we at GeekTech discovered this past week. Read on to get caught up on our favorites.
Meet the inPulse, a "programmable Bluetooth writstwatch" that would be the envy of secret agents and futuristic police investigators everywhere.
Microsoft and Google, uh, don't exactly see eye to eye with each other. But that doesn't mean that their products can't work together. This hack pairs an Android tablet with a Microsoft Kinect. Me, I'll only be impressed when someone gets Android to run on a toaster.
Having trouble getting your kids to eat fresh fruit? Are they drinking too much soda? Why not carbonate some apples?
This hacked-together contraption lets you carbonate foodstuffs with high water content. It sounds kind of weird, and yet oddly alluring.
Apple did a little hacking of its own, so to speak. This week we learned of reports that the Greenpois0n jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 renders iBooks unable to open DRM-protected e-books--an apparent method for preventing people from jailbreaking their iGadgets to circumvent DRM. Just because jailbreaking is Fair Use in the US doesn't mean Apple needs to make it easy, after all.
See you next week!