Category Archives: Hardware

Debug Your Remote Geek Style

As you may have read, I’ve bought a Logitech Harmony 885. Now the remote is good, but one single button does not seem to work: the Channel Up button. So what do we do? We test, try, let the remote learn IR commands and almost resign. But how can you be sure your remote does not a wrong command but doesn’t send any command at all?
Simple: Get you digital camera out and take some pictures:

Harmony885 IR working
working, you can see the light
above my thumb.
Harmony885 IR not working
no light, not working

Follow Up: Xbox Hackable After All?

As a video on youtube show, it has been done. The Xbox 360 is hackable and has been hacked. Now the BIOS has not been flashed yet – the hack shown is using a hacked DVD drive using a modified Firmware. All you need to hack is a Firmware writer, but sooner or later you will get either hacked drives to buy or pre-hacked xboxes I guess – see you on ebay!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyZQ4k7Bi-8