We’ve seen quite a few gadgets made of gold here on GadgetLite but probably none as expensive as this? This is the limited edition Nintendo Wii Supreme. It took specialist crafter Stuart Hughes six months to complete, this ladies and gentlemen is a Nintendo Wii that is 2.5kg more heavier than the standard you would find at your local game shop because all that weight has gone into that solid 22 carat gold exterior.
Just the video of the entire casemod process already deserves a mention on this blog. Will Urbina, a modder has created an “OS Xbox Pro” using the original Xbox dev kit, in addition he has put into his new PC some of the best bits of hardware resembling that of Mac Pros. It is absolutely ballistic! The OS Xbox Pro has a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550s, an NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT card, 8GB of RAM, an 16GB solid state drive, and four traditional hard drives.
As you will see in the video, it boots to Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Ubuntu. Unfortunately for Xbox fans, no, it doesn’t play Xbox games anymore, its just the case that he wanted! All this was within a budget price of $1500, that’s incredible.
Dell’s Mini 9, one of the earliest models of netbooks available (sounds like its been ages since it launched, but actually not!) has been hacked into a tablet with a touchscreen and motion sensitive capabilities. It runs Windows 7 and not Mac OS X, sorry Mac fans as touchscreens and Leopard just don’t get along together. Check out the mod in the video below:
The latest MacBook and iMacs with upgraded specs are great, however they are still missing one thing which many PCs are now beginning to have – touchscreen technology. This is especially so since Windows 7 now officially supports the use of touchscreens. Though MacBooks and iMacs with touchscreens are not actually being produced and sold by Apple and instead by Troll Touch, a company with a long history of enabling touch technology for Apple computer products.
Here’s a nice video of a car (minivan) recently developed to be completely autonomous, only to be controlled by the iPhone iDriver app it is connected to. The Spirit of Berlin team (Berlin Racing Team) developed the iPhone app and used the platform which was developed for the 2007 Darpa Urban Challenge.
How does it work? The iPhone connects with the driving circuitry via WiFi and as you will see in the video this offers a gas button, a brake button, and a steering button to enable the accelerometer for turning.
Update (04/11/2009): Those who have 05.11.xx baseband but have not been able to use fuzzyband’s baseband downgrader due to various reasons including non-supporting bootloader version should have a look at a new unlock tool released for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS by Geohot. It’s known as blacksn0w, it will work for iPhones running the latest firmware 3.1.2 on baseband 05.11.07: http://www.gadgetlite.com/2009/11/04/blacksn0w-iphone-3g-3gs-os-3-1-2/
We’ve been increasing contacted about whether it is possible to downgrade the new iPhone OS 3.1′s newly upgraded baseband 05.11.07 on the iPhone 3G / 3GS. At first we were quite convinced that the iPhone Dev Team would soon work something out for those who have mistakenly upgraded their iPhone 3G / 3GS and wait. But now it seems many are now understandably eager and want to be able to use their locked up iPhones again. That’s the bad news, the good news now is that there is a method to safely downgrade your iPhone 3G’s updated baseband from 05.11.07 back to an ultrasn0w unlockable baseband – 04.26.08.
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