Chris BrandrickContributor, TechHive

Chris Brandrick is a freelance writer with an interest in all things tech, gadgets, and gaming.

Teardowns show the Wii U is easy to repair, has no Pikmins inside

Nintendo released its next-generation Wii U console this past Sunday, so naturally, somebody had to take it apart.

Infinite Jukebox plays your faves ad infinitum (and other things we didn’t cover)

Yeah, we used "ad infinitum" in a headline. Here’s your Wednesday edition of GeekBytes, featuring remixed music, 3D printing, and connected devices.

This is the most popular tweet of all time (and other things we didn’t cover)

It’s time for your mid-week GeekBytes update, rounding up all the things we didn’t get a chance to cover. Superman, Nyan Cat, and yes, politics included.

Google wants to map the Grand Canyon (and other things we didn’t cover)

Your mid-week instalment of GeekBytes is here. Today we look at how your brainwaves can predict videogame skill.

Microsoft Surface becomes a DIY skateboard (and other things we didn’t cover)

Today’s GeekBytes brings you a Microsoft executive riding a tablet, trampolining across the River Siene, and a warning not to breath Siri smoke!

Red Bull Stratos mission gets reenacted with Lego

Felix Baumgartner took to the edge of space on Sunday and proceeded to jump back down to earth. Now the feat has been recreated in Lego.

Get ready to move into Hackert0wn (and other things we didn’t cover)

In the future, we will walk our dogs and drive our cars at an “open-source playground for hackers.” Or maybe not. Here's today's roundup of leftover bits and pieces.

Curiosity is the mayor of Gale Crater (and other things we didn't cover)

Thursday's GeekBytes round-up will have you lost in space.

The weather-forecasting toaster (and other things we didn't cover)

This installment of GeekBytes promises to take you into deep space with a gold-plated iPhone, but only if the weather is good. Understood?

This homemade game-controller gun shoots only virtual bullets

A hacker set out to make the ultimate controller for playing Call of Duty, but it comes at a price.

Find out how many of your Twitter followers are fake with this web app

Ever been curious to how many of Twitter’s dreaded spam-bots are following you? This simple Web app from Status People will tell you.

Get a Mars Rover of Your Own--Sort of--With This Hot Wheels Toy

NASA’s Rover landed on the red planet earlier this week, and next month a replica of the Curiosity machine will be landing in stores.

Google wants to bring your Gmail messages to your search results

A new feature currently being tested will show relevant emails from your Gmail account along Google search results. Is this such a good idea?

Want to Live on Mars? Here's Your Chance

A bold initiative to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars means a handful of brave participants will be able to sign up for a one-way ticket to the red planet.

This Hack Brings Floppy Drives, Retro Gaming to the Nexus 7

DOS games come to the Nexus 7 by way of a floppy drive hacked to work with the tablet.