The 10 Best Hacks of 2010 (So Far)

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CPU Hacks

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The overclocking setup [Photo: TiN on XtremeLabs.org]

While we're on the topic of overlocking, have you ever thought your Intel Celeron was running too slow? A hacker in January managed to get his 3.06GHz Celeron to run at a slightly absurd 8.20GHz. While the stability of the system might be disputed, it's no small deal to run a chip almost three times faster than it was designed to without melting the processor.

Crazy Car Conversions

We've seen some sensational car modifications in the last few months, and I'm looking forward to more. Two favorites:

In March we saw the Car-puccino, the car that ran on coffee; it was created for British TV show Bang Goes the Theory. While inefficient (the Car-puccino gets 56 espressos per mile), it's great to see that you can power a car with just about anything nowadays.

My favorite was the entirely rewired Pontiac GTO controlled by an iPod Touch. Control the windows, stereo, and convertible top from across the parking lot? Check. Totally awesome? Absolutely.

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