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benjamin j. heckendorn


Supermodder Ben Heck builds a quadcopter

The king of the modders is building a quadcopter from scratch for his YouTube show -- and you can enter a competition to win it.

By August 27, 2013


The iPad app that will remind you of Microsoft's old Courier project

Apple approves Tapose, a content creation app inspired by the features offered by Microsoft's canceled Courier tablet.

By March 27, 2012


How Windows 8 KO'd the innovative Courier tablet

There was plenty of innovation in Microsoft's ill-fated Courier tablet. The project ultimately died when Microsoft decided to bet solely on Windows for tablet computing.

By November 2, 2011


Xbox 360 dons an Atari suit, sings Bee Gees

Console modder Ben Heck sweeps the Xbox into a '70s time warp. Haul this mutant Xbox/Atari laptop to your next gaming gathering and listen to your friends weep with envy.

By March 23, 2011


The 404 541: Where we put Sweden on the map (podcast)

None of us can point to Sweden on a map, but luckily we have a surprise guest in the studio for the geographically impaired.

By March 19, 2010


Firefox development dilemma: Tweak or overhaul?

Programmers are considering beefing up a version of Firefox 3.6 with some features planned for 3.7. Will that speed or slow the browser advancement?

By January 4, 2010


PS3 mod makes for unique laptop

When the PS3 Slim came about, Ben Heck, an amateur modder, decided this was the right time to change his gaming console into a portable.

By October 19, 2009


Buzz Out Loud 791: And the horse he rode in on

We're joined today by special guest Wil Harris from ChannelFlip.com, in what he chooses to call "British Invasion" and we choose to call "extremely welcome third voice."

By August 19, 2008