Hack Old Cell Phones

News : Data Pirates (AKA Cops) Can Hack Your Cell Phone

By now, many of you may have heard about iPhone tracking and recording your location data, but is there anything else being extracted from cell phones without our knowledge? If you're a Michigan state resident, the answer is an alarming "maybe". Michigan's police department h ...more

News : Mod old cell phones into robot spiders

Arachnophilia and technosexuals rejoice. This whimsical, skittering robot takes only 5 minutes of tinkering. This simple toy is made possible with a bit of solder, AAA battery, copper wire and an old mobile phone's vibrating motor. Like the EvilMadScientist's Bristlebot, this ...more

News : Easy! Cell Phone Camera Macro Mod (5X Zoom)

Hack N Mod offers an incredibly simple cell phone camera mod that delivers striking results. All you need is a lens from an old DVD player and you can magnify your zoom by five times. "You’ll find the lens directly under the disk tray. If you’ve just upgraded to Blu-Ray, now ...more

How To : Hack a cell phone to make free phone calls

Want to control a friend's cell phone remotely and make "free" calls from it? In this hack how-to video, you'll learn how to hack Bluetooth-enabled cell phones with your Sony Ericsson or Nokia phone and the Super Bluetooth Hack—or "BT Info"—, a free program easily found throug ...more

News : Robo-Elephant Tentacle Moves Just Like a Real Trunk

Robotics company Festo Bionics has released footage of a robotic manipulator arm modeled after an elephant's trunk. The first video in the gallery below is the concept animation; click on the second video to see the real thing in action. (Love how the grabbers hand off "giant ...more

How To : Green your business

Preserving the environment is not only the right thing to do—it can result in significant cost savings for your business. Step 1: Educate yourself Educate yourself about the local, state, and federal environmental regulations that apply to your business. Step 2: Evaluate you ...more

How To : Hack Someone's Cell Phone to Steal Their Pictures

Do you ever wonder how all these celebrities continue to have their private photos spread all over the internet? While celebrities' phones and computers are forever vulnerable to attacks, the common folk must also be wary. No matter how careful you think you were went you sent ...more

News : Pop popcorn with your cell phone...NOT!

Watch this first 'tutorial'.FauxTo! Hoax! Con! May 28, 2008, this video was uploaded to YouTube illustrating the popcorn popping power of a circle of ringing mobile phones. Radiation. Amazing. Viral. Millions viewed. Back in 2006, BoingBoing, Diggers, and others had fallen fo ...more

How To : Hack a cell phone with a magnet

Check out this hacking video tutorial to learn how to hack a cell phone with a magnet. You can easily hack Verizon's Motorola RAZR mobile phone to bypass the user password. Turn off the MOTORAZR phone and then turn it back on. After the red Verizon introduction screen comes o ...more

How To : Hack the Pantech C530 Slate cell phone

This video is specifically for the C530 Slate cell phone from AT&T, though this procedure will probably work on similar models of phone. You can hack, or jailbreak, your phone to allow you to use third party apps or switch to a different service provider. You will need a non-A ...more

How To : Hack your cell phone to charge on USB

Kipkay teaches you how to make a USB cell phone charger and first you need a standard USB cable. Cut off one end of the cable and use a voltmeter to check which of the four wires has five volts.

How To : Recycle an old cell phone at Best Buy

Not sure what to do with your old cell phone? Best Buy has answers. There's a recycling program directly inside the store that allows you to drop off any old phone you may have so it can be reused or sent to a proper landfill. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is ...more

News : Hack a cell phone into a remote detonator

Consider this fantastic hack a safety tutorial for DIY pyrotechnics. Come on. We've all orchestrated reckless backyard explosions. Why not cut the risk and enjoy the show from afar with this MacGyver-style mobile detonator? Make a cell phone detonator.

How To : Session hijack with a pineapple

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this episode, see how to session h ...more

News : 3 Ultra-Cheap DIY Macro Photography Hacks

Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more

How To : Permanently Delete Text Messages on Your iPhone

Deleting text messages on your iPhone may seem like a pretty simple task, but it's those really simple tasks that usually end up causing headaches later on. Data can stick around, even if you asked it not to, so there's always a slight chance that embarrassing and incriminatin ...more

How To : Reverse Check a Phone Number

Prank Calls, Masked NumbersWho is calling your phone or your child's? Pranksters use a lot of tricks to make sure they can get on your nerves. Being able to trace prank calls is important because you're not going to learn much from your Caller ID, since most prank callers use ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more

How To : The 4 Best Phones for Privacy & Security

Cell phones — particularly smartphones — are inherently bad for privacy. You've basically got a tracking device in your pocket, pinging off cell towers and locking onto GPS satellites. All the while, the handset's data connection ensures that tracking cookies, advertising IDs, ...more

How To : Debunk the popcorn with a cellphone hack

We've all seen the popcorn cell phone video. Now, we have the exclusive inside into how those videos were created. A microwave magnetron is strapped covertly to the bottom of the table. Then the prank is ready. Gather the phones and wait for the exciting reactions.

How To : Activate a used iPhone at AT&T

This video from AT&T describes the process for giving your original iPhone to someone else when you buy iPhone 3G. Don't let that old iPhone go to waste. Give it to somebody who needs it. You'll learn that you'll need to get a new SIM card to the old cell phone, then activat ...more

How To : Mod a 12-volt power adapter onto your PC case

In this case modding video tutorial, you'll learn how to install a cigarette lighter-style 12-volt accessory outlet into a PC case. Charge your cell phone and other accessories directly from your case with the hack outlined in this video. For detailed, step-by-step instruction ...more

How To : Root the Motorola Droid X smartphone without ADB

So, a lot of people seem to be having trouble rooting their Motorola Droid X smartphone from Verizon Wireless using ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Well, there is an alternative for those having problems with the ADB version. You will need to have a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth widget handy ...more

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