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Ben Heck Creates 'Portal'-Inspired See-Through Shirt

People take their Halloween costumes pretty seriously, but we think legendary modder Ben Heck should win the prize for geekiest creation this year. His 'Portal'-inspired shirt features a rear-facing camera that feeds video to a chest-mounted LCD, allowing you to look right "through" him. Watch Heck hack the whole thing together in the latest episode of the 'Ben Heck Show,' embedded after the brea...

Maker Faire Interview: DIY-King Ben Heck Talks Bill Paxton, Xbox Modding

Ben Heck is an all star in the field of DIY and modding. The man who has turned almost every game console under the sun into a portable system (be it handheld or laptop) now has his own show dedicated to making his fans' DIY dreams into reality. Mr. Heckendorn took time out of his hectic schedule of soldering and ripping things apart to chat with us at Maker Faire this weekend. Read on after the ...

Sketching Life-Size Google Maps Icons, Ben Heck Show Debuts

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Alejo Malia sketches scenes with life-size Google icons. [From: Alejo Malia on Flickr] Pro modder Ben Heck's show debuted today with a one-handed 'Madden' Xbox 360 c...

iOS 4.1 Jailbroken Hours After Release, 15-inch Laptops Reign

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... Just hours after the release of iOS 4.1, hackers claim they've been able to jailbreak Apple's latest mobile OS. [From: VentureBeat] New numbers reveal that, despite the growth of netbooks, 15-inches still reigns as the most popular laptop size. [From: Engadget] The popular, cross-platform, multi-format video player VLC may be landing on ...

Hacker Debuts the Bill Paxton Pinball Machine

Builder extraordinaire Ben Heck, renowned in the tech world for his amazingly creative and unique contraptions, has just put the finishing touches on a new, hilariously awesome pinball machine. Heck devoted his custom-made gaming masterpiece to actor Bill Paxton, who starred in the sci-fi classic 'Aliens' (although he may be better remembered for his masterful role in 'Weird Science' under legend...

Working Computers Housed In Pizza and Beer Boxes

The computer mod scene, an entire subculture of computer users who spend their time hacking apart and modifying their computers, has been thriving for years. The simplest mods involve changes like painting the cases or installing lights. Some very dedicated and tech-savvy fanatics, like Ben Heck, will build elaborate cases from scratch, sometimes from odd everyday items. Take for instance this ...

Ben Heck's Apple-IIGS-Inspired Laptop

We're still reeling from Ben Heck's amazing PlayStation 3 laptop (which we'll be auctioning off for charity soon) but the man just hit us again with this amazing Apple IIGS laptop. Based off an original IIGS motherboard, the one-of-a-kind laptop features a 15-inch color screen, custom acrylic keyboard, a CompactFlash-based hard drive, and -- most importantly -- a glowing blue IIGS logo that flas...