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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

In 2003 at the Macworld conference Steve Jobs unveiled Safari, Apple’s entry into the browser wars. In this candid blog post, Don Melton shares how he and his team kept the browser secret.

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If you thought the time zones in your country were a big enough hassle, you’ll find the hodgepodge of time zones observed in Antarctica an outright mess.

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HDTV displays and HD media content are labeled with the designation 1080p and 1080i, but what exactly does that designation mean and how does it impact your purchasing and watching decisions?

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This stunning video is a combination of dozens of time lapse sequences shot by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, all artfully spliced and set to a musical score.

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This Raspberry Pi powered hack turns the simple project board into a combination Pandora streamer/Airplay reciever.

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If you’re looking to capture perfect bokeh, the soft circular out of focus highlights in the background of photos, this video shows you how to nail it every time.

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If ever there was a writing instrument steeped in legend and lore it’s the Fisher Space Pen. Read on to learn more about the writes-anywhere instrument and separate the fact from the fiction.

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This beautiful time-lapse video frames Australia’s newest radio telescope array against a backdrop of stars.

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Sure most people are familiar with the popular consoles of the last three decades like the Sega Genesis or the Playstation, but what about the lesser known consoles like the Arcadia and the CD-i? Check out all the consoles bi...

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Whether you’ve got fond memories of video arcades or you missed out on them entirely, this in-depth look the history and disappearance of American arcades is a fascinating look at early video game culture.

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The Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer, took the world by storm in 2012. Read on as we take an inside look at the board and the company behind it–and how they were shocked to sell almost a million of them instead of a thousand.

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From the authors of Life in 5 Seconds, we’re treated to elaborate movies summarized at a glance with straight-to-the-point pictograms.

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On the surface your operating system’s file system might just look like a big pile of folders, but surely there is more to it than that. Read on as we investigate what lies beneath the surface of the file system.

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Explosions and liquid movement both look amazing in slow motion; combine the two into one video and you’ve got a recipe for slow-mo video greatness.

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This clever coffee-table-as-arcade build features a roll-away controller hidden in a drawer beneath it, a large flush-mounted screen, and an actual arcade board serving up the games.

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Even the most simple of activities, like clipping your nails, presents a logistical problem when done in micro-gravity.

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Starting this week, Amazon Prime customers can enjoy the large Amazon Instant Video library from their Wii game consoles.

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The deep cold of Antarctica has done a wonderful job preserving historical locations all over the continent and outlying islands. Visit explorer huts on Ross Island, check out current research depots, and more courtesy of Google Street View.

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Last Halloween we shared a pumpkin destruction video with you; the same guys behind the pumpkin bashing are back with some slow-motion snow man demolition.

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When you start your computer up after an improper shutdown/system crash, it will usually suggest actions like booting into safe mode and running a disk check. How does the computer know it crashed?

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While we fully understand, we’d advise this poor fellow not to go around comparing his real life exploits to those of the Dragonborn.

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Boil the Frog is the kind of curious web-app we love to play with. Plug in two musical artists and it will generate a playlist that transitions you from the genre/style of the first artist to that of the second. How many hops...

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Enjoy some Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time inspired desktop adornment with this stunning widescreen wallpaper.

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These high-resolution renderings turn the pixelated Pokemon Centers from the popular Pokemon games into beautiful photorealistic images.

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This elaborate stop-motion video captures the construction of a home in Minecraft complete with musical score–if you’re a fan of the wildly popular building simulation game, you’ll definitely appreciate the ...

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