The 10 Best Hacks of 2010 (So Far)

Read on for some great moments in geek!

By Alessondra Springmann, PCworld.com |  Software, hacks, slideshow

In honor of Geek Pride Day, Towel Day, and the Glorious 25th of May, here are ten of our most favorite hacks featured in Geek Tech in the last five months, running the gamut from phone, car, and CPU mods. Read on for some great moments in geek!

Smartphone Hacking: Android and Beyond

Of all the mind-bending news items that have come out in the last few months, this one was up there on the ridiculous-o-meter: getting an iPhone to run the Android operating system. It's like a Hackintosh in reverse!

How about Plen, the Android-controlled android from Japan? This $3,000 robot can be controlled via Bluetooth by your Android-running phone to do a variety of cool tricks--it can even ride a skatebord.

If you're looking to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch but didn't want to use your USB cable, you're in luck. An untethered jailbreak for the iPhone called "Spirit" makes the entire jailbreaking process a lot slicker than having to use your computer to reboot your device running the iPhone 3.1.3 OS.

Overclocking, once the domain of folks trying to eek a few extra MHz out of their CPUs, has spread to the phone hacking community, and you can now overclock your iPhone or iPod Touch. For reals.

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