Nothing makes us happier than hacking an inexpensive gadget to run just about any Linux app.
Put together by a band of IT ninjas, security professionals and hardcore gamers, Hak5 isn't your typical tech show. We take on hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Then we wrap it all up with a healthy dose of cocktails and geek comedy. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust.
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Last week the news was a buzz about Google's Chrome OS, and while we typically don't cover tech news on the show I freaked out in my usual open source, cloud lovin' Linux-y sorta way. So this week we're taking a first look at Chromium OS -- the FOSS project that Chrome is built on.
Google voice is a powerful multi-use tool that could be used as a free SMS aggregator, that could be leveraged for anything you could come up that would fit into 140 charters, like a text based adventure game or a sms bbs. There are several different libraries that people have developed to take full advantage of Google voice's features: Java Libary, PHP Libary, or for those who just want the raw unofficial API. The sky is the limit with this, the code that was showed is up on the forums, so head over there and get those idea up there.
PS: Doesn't J-Bomb sound like some sort of netbeans module?
The Zipit Z2 is an inexpensive wireless handheld instant messaging device by Zipit Wireless. It sports WiFi, a color 320x240 display, backlit keyboard and similar CPU and memory to that of a last-gen smart phone.
It's also a prime candidate for some hacking. In this segment we'll unlock the device and install Debian, X, and Pidgin. The Z2 also has potential for emulators, video streaming and more.
Rather than repeat what has already been well documented we'll link to these helpful Zipit Z2 hacking resources: