Yesterday, the password for Burger King's official Twitter account was stolen, and whoever was behind it began doing some kinda funny things, like pretending Burger King had been bought by McDonald's, or insisting BK employees "sniff percocets" in the bathrooms, or tweeting at journalists who wrote about the hack. Today, all hell has broken loose; Jeep's account is displaying a similar streak of weirdness ("bought by Cadillac"), and just now, @MTV began behaving weirdly.
Your camera--whether it's a DSLR, an interchangeable-lens camera, or an advanced compact--doesn't need to stay as it was when you bought it. You can make your camera suit you, to do what you want it to do and exactly how you want to do it. These hacks, gathered by our friends at Pop Photo, range from super simple, no-cost hacks (change what the buttons do!) to more advanced hardware tweaks (swap out the screen, add GPS/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth). See the whole list here.
Today in great reads: The Verge's Ben Popper has a killer story up about the world of underground body hackers--those souls brave and crazy enough to perform surgery on themselves to give themselves new powers and strengths. It goes beyond regular cyborg ideas, partly because the guys are doing it themselves, with no safety net. Example: some embed a rare earth magnet under one's skin, which allows the hacked person to detect electromagnetic fields. There's a video of the surgery/hack, and it's a bit graphic but pretty awesome. Check out the story here.
Need something to put in your homemade DIY sous-vide machine? Try Paul's buckwheat rye gelato
By Paul Adams and Dan Nosowitz
Posted 06.13.2012 at 5:23 pm 2 Comments
One of our all-time favorite food hacks is the DIY sous vide setup--it takes a very trendy, seemingly complicated and intimidating device and brings it to your countertop with just a little bit of work.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.