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Make Your Own Cellphone

Make Your Own Cellphone

David Mellis from the MIT Media Lab has been designing and refining his DIY cellphone, one that you can build yourself from his open source design files and code.

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Edward Snowden: Can a Refrigerator Function as a Faraday Cage?

Edward Snowden: Can a Refrigerator Function as a Faraday Cage?

In a counter surveillance measure, Edward Snowden told some lawyers to put their cell phones in a refrigerator to block out surveillance. Does this really work?

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Charge Your Smartphone–With Fire!

Charge Your Smartphone–With Fire!

If fire wasn’t the first thing invented, it was probably the second. The human race has had a long relationship with fire, and now you can use it to charge your smartphone, GPS, or anything else that you can connect to this thermoelectric generator using a USB cable.

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The $12 Cellphone

How cheap can you make a cellphone? Bunnie Huang recently bought one in Shenzhen for just $12. There wasn’t a carrier subsidy, it was contract-free, and unlocked. As Bunnie says, “…that about the price of a large cheese pizza, or a decent glass of wine.”

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Cell Phone Signal Detection

Cell Phone Signal Detection

Texting Trapper: a project to detect when a call, text, or email is made from a cellular device.

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“HELLO” Convo Calculator Felt iPod + Gadget Sleeve

“HELLO” Convo Calculator Felt iPod + Gadget Sleeve

By Steph Cortés If you were a giant nerd like I was in grade school, you took great pleasure in discovering new things to spell out on your calculator. In the time before text messages and iPhones, you were considered the coolest kid in class if you knew all the right “equations” to get the […]

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Minimalist cell phones

Minimalist cell phones

It has no display, and that’s not a stylus–it’s a pen. So you can write important numbers on the paper card pictured, left, and snap it into the clear display pocket on the phone’s back. Available in five subdued colors from John’s Phone, of the Netherlands. I’m tempted. [via Boing Boing]

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