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Mark Hoekstra, blogger and hacker extraordinaire, has passed away at the age of 34 after suffering a heart attack last Wednesday. The sad news of Mark's passing is making its rounds, and we at TUAW would like to offer our condolences to his family, his friends and his readers. Many of Mark's hacks a...

September 20th 2008 at 11:15pm 0 Comments
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Oh my, the 5-0 won't like this one bit. Meet The Slurpr, a WiFi access point which aggregates up to six "available" (read: unprotected) 54Mbps WiFi channels into one bigazz, "free" connection. It's the latest invention by Dutch hacker, Mark Hoekstra and his new sidekick (or is it the other way arou...

May 29th 2007 at 7:51am 0 Comments
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Remember that iPod mini maxed out with a Compact Flash card mod? Well, Mark Hoekstra is back with a new CF card modding picnic that works with any 1/2/3/4G iPod. The mod works (eventually, anyway) by installing a CF adapter of Hoekstra's design. No need to solder all 88 connections yourself! By rem...

April 3rd 2007 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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It looks like iPod minis aren't obsolete just yet thanks to Mark Hoekstra's flash card mod, which entails switching out the original Microdrive with a 4GB flash card. iPod minis served a short term in Appledom, but come to think of it, they're a manageable size, have one of the more durable iPod cas...

March 1st 2007 at 8:32am 0 Comments
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You just knew that any bicycle related gadgetry was gonna come from those "fiets" lovin' Dutch, eh? Sure enough, Mark Hoekstra has managed to convert a standard dynamo electric generator into an iPod charger. Check out the read link for all the deetz to do-it-yourself. And don't worry Mark, this i...

December 6th 2005 at 6:00am 0 Comments