Items tagged with modding

Update 6-27-22: Since publishing this story, a Steam Deck designer at Valve posted a warning on Twitter to avoid this mod because it will heat up the charger IC and "will significantly shorten the life" of the console. Original Story: It's not every day a portable handheld manufacturer encourages you to do your... Read more...
In gaming, people are in either one of two camps. In 2007 one camp was "Will it run Crysis?," which is still a meme to this day. The other camp is, "Can I put Doom on it?" The answer to the latter is almost always "Yes" these days. Almost like the improv training that many actors go through, quite often the answer... Read more...
Um, excuse me Biostar, but when did you become a case mod fanatic? Because holy high octane, your Racing Z690GTA-V8 Overdrive creation is easily one of the coolest PC mods I've ever seen. You don't even have to be into V8 muscle cars (or cars in general) to appreciate this one, the level of detail and craftsman ship... Read more...
We, as human beings, have an obsession with tiny things. It is not hard to see when you stumble across a YouTube channel dedicated to tiny cooking—Tiny Kitchen has hundreds of thousands of subscribers and millions of views across its videos. But we are computer geeks and nerds, not professional chefs of a small scale... Read more...
Did you ever wish you could take Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Super Smash Brothers Melee, or perhaps The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker on the road? Well, thanks to an enterprising console modder, now you can. A few years ago a portable GameCube concept design began circling the internet. Unfortunately, for those of... Read more...
Apple has been making a splash with their power-efficient and performant M1 chips lately, some of which have found there way into the Mac Mini as well. With a new Mac Mini rumored just around the corner, do you ever feel like the existing ones are not quite mini enough? Well, a modder YouTuber apparently thought so... Read more...
There are multiple ways you can go about chasing lower CPU temps. Adding more fans and periodically cleaning the dust filters can go a long way. So can reapplying the thermal paste, or swapping out your CPU cooling solution for something that packs more punch, perhaps a liquid cooling setup. All good options, or you... Read more...
We've seen some cool kicks over the years, from the original Reebok Pump from the late 1980s to self-lacing Nike MAG that Marty McFly famously wore in Back to the Future. But neither of those came with a fully assembled PC inside, let alone one with liquid cooling as a standard option. Cooler Master's upcoming Sneaker... Read more...
There’s a new Raspberry Pi-powered creation out there that just might make a golfer out of me, if only for the coolness factor. Maker Nick O’Hara has taken a Raspberry Pi, an air compressor, and his ingenuity to create a robot golf caddy that launches clubs to you on command. O’Hara designed the robot golf caddy... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to take GTA V on the go? Well, this modder might just have a solution for you. While there have been mobile releases of games from the first installment in the Rockstar GTA series all the way to Liberty City Stories, the latest title, GTA V, still hasn’t seen a mobile or portable port. Well, with... Read more...
When you think "the world's fastest gaming PC," you don't have any reason whatsoever for your mind to wander to Sega. It's not as if the venerable videogame company sells gaming PCs, or PC components, even. Well, in a clever bit of wordplay, Sega does indeed lay claim to "the world's fastest gaming PC" title—with an... Read more...
You will find plenty of gift ideas in our Holiday Wish List roundup, in which each all of us at HotHardware picked out up a few tech items that we personally find appealing. However, one thing that's admittedly cooler than all of our picks is the Time Machine Radio that a Raspberry Pi modder built and plans to gift to... Read more...
NVIDIA has teamed up with renowned Minecraft artist Ushio Tokura to create the "world's largest virtual wonderland experience" using the company's GeForce RTX hardware. Called RTX Winter World, the massive map is available now, and don't worry about dressing warm—just crank the dial on your thermostat or whip up a cup... Read more...
We adore giveaways, as should be obvious from the frequent ones we host ourselves. But we're not the only ones to award cool gear to lucky winners. To celebrate the release of The Matrix Resurrections next week, NVIDIA has teamed up with modders to gift three custom Matrix-themed PCs, as well a handful of snazzy... Read more...
Halo Infinite is set to release next month, though in the meantime, 343 Industries surprised eager fans by launching the free-to-player multiplayer component early. While it is classified as a beta build, it includes all maps and core modes in Season 1. It also comes with what's supposed to be an unskippable loading... Read more...
If there's one thing we love, it's watching New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick staring incredulously at a reporter after being asked a dumb question. And if there's a second thing we adore, it's a good old fashioned retro gaming mod. We'll have plenty of opportunities to see an annoyed Belichick answer... Read more...
We're big fans of retro gaming (which is our way of saying some of us are old fogies), and so we always get a thrill when someone shows off a project that is a throwback to bygone eras, be it the venerable Commodore 64, Amiga systems of old, or whatever else. Or in the case of a recent project shown off in a YouTube... Read more...
A modder has managed to unofficially leverage AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology over to SteamVR titles, and while we have not tested it ourselves (not yet, anyway), the early impressions from those who have tried it out generally say it works pretty well. This follows in the footsteps of the Grand... Read more...
We have seen many cool projects arising from Raspberry Pi boards and other similar SBCs (single-board computers). One that ranks right up there with the best of them is an internet-controlled RC car, by the same person who in December posted a Raspberry Pi 4 mod to stream Nintendo Switch games in real-time over the... Read more...
When it comes to cutting edge PC hardware, modding is not always for the faint of heart. Or in the case of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 series, all of which sell for a mint by marketplace sellers, modding is not for the faint of wallet or purse. Nevertheless, the scarcity of GPUs and jacked up pricing did not stop a... Read more...
When it comes to using the internet in any way, a general rule of thumb is that you should never download software from a source that you do not trust. Yesterday, CD Projekt Red Support sent out a tweet to dissuade people from downloading mods for Cyberpunk 2077 because a vulnerability was found the modding system's... Read more...
Etch A Sketch is one of those toys nearly everyone had, but almost no one was good at using. Perhaps that was just me, as art is not my forte and it took a lot of coordination to use the thing. Regardless, it seems Reddit user /r/BenB116 was pretty fond of Etch A Sketch back in the day, as he built a massive working... Read more...
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