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Microsoft invites PS3 jailbreak dev to take a crack at Windows Phone 7

20-something firmware magician GeoHot (George Hotz) has already been sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3, and caused a major stir in the iPhone dev community when he released limera1n. So what next for the ambitious young hacker? How about taking a stab at Windows Phone 7? The invitation has been handed out, with WP7 lead Brandon Watson offering to ship Hotz a device so that he can ...

Install any OS on a Google CR-48 laptop with Luigi

Our pal Hexxeh is at it again, only this time it's not Google's Chromium OS that he's hacking -- it's the Google Chrome OS Cr-48 laptop. We've previously shared posts about installing Ubuntu, Windows 7, and OS X on the CR-48, but the process has been a little on the complex side until now. Hexxeh's new tool -- Luigi -- simplifies the process greatly. As long as you can follow his 12-step progr...

Super-charge your Canon PowerShot camera (shoot RAW format!) with CHDK

CHDK, or Canon Hack Development Kit, can magically turn your regular Canon PowerShot into a professional workhorse capable of shooting RAW files, displaying live histograms, motion detection and even executing Lua script. Seriously, CHDK takes almost any PowerShot camera and turns it into a device that is probably worth twice as much as you paid for it. Just being able to shoot RAW images is al...

All U.S. Android phones may get an update to OS 2.1 soon

A planned firmware update for the Motorola Droid might benefit owners of other Android devices, too. According to Android and Me, "every Android phone currently released in the United States will be receiving an upgrade to Android 2.1." This news comes from the same site that was previously skeptical about Google's ability to fit version 1.6 of the Android OS onto a T-Mobile G1. Google, of cour...

Torrenting iPhone 3.0 firmware: a cautionary tale

You probably know that installing a copy of the new iPhone 3.0 firmware that you grabbed off a torrent site is illegal, but you should also know that it's a royal pain in the butt. Users on iPhone forums are discovering the hard way that a copy of 3.0 is no good unless you're a registered developer, so it can be unlocked on your device. Otherwise you're in for a world of hurt, with hacky workaroun...

Microsoft adds 1-million DRM-free tracks to Zune Marketplace

Microsoft announced some updates to its Zune media player lineup this week, with new smaller, flash memory based Zunes coming soon. But we're much more excited about the software updates. Microsoft has revamped both the Zune firmware and the Zune Desktop software. Perhaps the most impressive thing is that if you've got a current generation Zune, you'll be able to upgrade your firmware to get all t...

iPhone firmware 1.1.1 released

Apple has released a software update for iPhone users, and there's good news and bad news. The good: There's an iTunes Wi-Fi music store that will let you purchase and download media directly from you device Support for TV-out Louder speakerphone and receiver volume The bad: If you've unlocked your phone, you may be out of luck. You'll need an AT&T SIM to re-activate your pho...

Apple fixes security concerns with iPhone update

Apple has updated iPhone's Firmware with v1.0.1 and is now available through iTunes. The new update fixes bugs and closes the big Safari security breach that was discovered in early July. The Safari bug was said to have the ability to take control of the iPhone through visited malicious web pages. Something that we are sure Apple users would not appreciate, so plug your iPhone in, and boot up i...