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Bounty of $1,000 for Apple TV USB Drive Hack

AppleTVhacks.net and Fatwallet.com are offering a $1,000 dollar bounty for the first team to get an Apple TV to use a USB drive for storage.

The rules:

  1. Patch must allow a USB hard drive, plugged into the Apple TV’s USB port to act as the default and primary storage for the Apple TV.
  2. The Apple TV must still boot from the internal drive and cannot use a complete replacement OS (the kernel may be patched, and additional kexts added).
  3. Patch must allow the media to be accessed as it would be were the internal drive being used (i.e if you couldn?t see their was a USB drive attached you wouldn?t know).
  4. Patch must be able to be applied without opening the case.
  5. Patch must be able to be removed (and the Apple TV to original configuration) without opening the case.
  6. No commercial files can be used asides from those found on the Apple TV or Mac OS X Intel. All others must be freely and legally distributable.
  7. The process cannot have been previously published, or demonstrated / distributed publicly.
  8. Judges decision is final.

See this post to enter and for more info.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - April 9, 2007 at 4:26 pm

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Tech News for 3/27/2007

Here are some tech news worth reading.

Web Services Coming To Twitter Twitter, a social network in which users text message Twitter and people can see what they are doing, will be offering web services soon. Yee hah, guess I won’t use any of that either. ;)

Meet the W580: the Walkman phone with street style Introducing the W580 WALKMAN phone, store up to 470 full-length tracks, has a 2.0 megapixel camera tucked discretely within the slider itself, plus stacks of gaming, fun sports and entertainment features.

Why a $100 XBox can be better than the Apple TV Lower price: $99 sure is cheap compared to $300, Open standards for types of files: Being able to play DivX or WMV content is good and It also plays games: It’s still a games console, after all.

What Everyone Ought to Know About Agloco Remember All-Advantage, one of the biggest pay to surf companies that fell apart? They’re back and here is what you need to know about their next “big deal”.

Canonicalization update Pick a version of your url, with or without the www, and stick to it by using a 301 redirect.

Wikipedia rival makes its debut Citizendium, a self-proclaimed “citizens’ compendium” of general knowledge, works much like Wikipedia in that anyone can submit information, but this community, however, requires users to register with their real names, and its articles are governed by an editorial board.

John McCain’s MySpace Page “Enhanced” Have you ever had your MySpace page hacked into? Well, don’t feel all alone, so has John McCain.

Microsoft Backs New Technology Company: ZenZui Aims to Change the Way People Use Mobile Devices Microsoft is getting into the content for mobile devices game.

The wisdom of orkut This might be interesting if you use Orkut, then again, it might not.

Desktop Apps, reborn as hybrids Not desktop apps, not web apps, but hybrids. Makes sense with Internet speed increasing and hard drives growing so big.

Numenta – Has Artificial Intelligence Arrived? Jim, are you there Jim? Very interesting read, check out the white paper while you are at it.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Jimmy Daniels - March 27, 2007 at 7:21 pm

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