HOW-TO: Make a Nokia Pop port to female mini jack with volume control

nokia popport
When Nokia announced their music player capable phones they neglected to mention the lack of support for external headphones. Since the release of the 6230 and its related family with mp3/aac playback support, many disgruntled users have made their own home-brew cables to plug in headphones. Today we will show one such mod for the Nokia HDS-3 cable. Our mod includes an analog volume dial integrated into the push to talk unit. The HDS-3 cable ships with the 6230 and other Nokia phones capable of stereo playback.

by Fabienne Serriere

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Make an infrared webcam

IR webcam hack

First off — don’t go getting all Silence of the lambs on us, aight? But if you’ve got some legitimate, non-creepy reason you want to record video in infrared, Geoff Johnson’s gonna show you how to do it. He’s gutting a fairly generic USB camera made by Sweex, and is careful to note which steps are Sweex-specific and which are not. You should be able to get this working with any ol’ USB cam you’ve got lying around with possible slight modifications.

Supersize your Rio Karma

Rio Karma hack

this hack goes out to charlie… it’s not for the faint of heart, but with some careful dremeling you can double the capacity of your Rio Karma to 40GB. photos live here. please be careful with this one – you don’t wanna end up with any bad karma. ;>

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Connect your Handspring Visor to the internet via GPRS

Handspring Visor

This hack is for those of us die hard old skool types still making good use out of our Handspring Visor handhelds. You’ll also need a SonyEricsson phone with GPRS and an IR-port to make this work. This hack comes from Ola Eriksson, distant cousin in the Norwegian branch of the Sony Ericssons.

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Customizing your Motorola Vxxx phone

Motorola v550

Using the USB cable for your Motorola V300, V400+ etc. phone (via Bluetooth won’t work), the P2Kman seem utility, a hex editor, and this tutorial, you can probably teach your phone to make you coffee in the morning. There’s a master list of hacks here, and a few mods especially for the V551 here. Go nuts, and let us know if you can figure out how to make those cool little designs in the cappuccino.

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Network and shell hacks for Tivo Series 1

hacked Tivo

Here’s a nice a comprehensive guide to start exploring network, telnet and web hacking for your Tivo Series 1 standalone or directTiVo. It covers installing a network adapter, getting telnet access, installing TiVo web, and installing binaries like TiVo FTP server for further hacking delight. Get through this and be the only one at the party who can speak fluent TiVo