putting xp in your car

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besides the usual jokes associated with adding xp to car you’d expect there’s actually quite a bit of cool stuff you can add to a car, here’s a vid of xp, wifi, gps, podcasts and more all in some dude’s car who works for microsoft. on the microsoft campus they have started a “carpc club” i might check it out, i’ll roll in with xp, sure, on virtual pc on my mac all pimped out.

do ya’ll want to see some car hack projects up here?

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add location data to photos (latitude and longitude)

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awhile back i wrote how to take gps data and use that to make satellite maps. well, at least once a week i get an email or instant message asking if there is a way to get gps data in to photos, or out. it seems a lot of people are really interested in this. which is great, imagine being able to search the web for locations and seeing the photos or sorting your photos by where they were taken automatically. here’s an app that helps that along–gpsphotolinker can be used to save gps position data to a photo. the latitude and longitude recorded by your gps unit while you were taking photos can be linked, and saved, to the photos.

it’s for mac only for now, if there’s a pc version that does the same thing i’ll post it up. this is a great tool for all sorts of camera / gps hack projects, we’ll have some of those up soon here too.

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dvd player hack list…

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some dvd players actually do allow you the owner to play dvds from multiple regions, what’s a region? well, that means the dvd is from another country. it seems silly to have to pay for a whole new dvd if you already own it, but luckily this site has most of the players and what codes to enter to unlock the player, as and added bonus, for some players you can turn off macrovision and then record your dvds to portable video players, vcrs, tv cards, etc