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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.

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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Kodacrhome, an iconic and beloved photographic film, was introduced in 1930 and discontinued in 2009. Photographer Steve McCurry had the honor of shooting the last roll of Kodachrome produced.

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Courtesy of the artist Ted Slampyak and The Art of Manliness, we’re treated to propaganda posters for the modern age focused on cellphone etiquette.

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If you’ve bought a CD on Amazon anytime between 1998 and today, you can enjoy a free MP3 copy of that music courtesy of Amazon’s new program: AutoRip. Read on to see how it works.

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Why spend extra money on a scan-to-email capable scanner or multi-purpose device when you can repurpose an old scanner and a Raspberry Pi into a one-button email-enabled scanner.

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Once upon a time Windows was, well, the Windows dressing for DOS–but is Windows still dependent on the DOS architecture for daily operations? Read on as we investigate.

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There’s a plethora of cheap Chinese-manufactured routers on the market, all just begging for modifications. This simple modification turns one particular model into a tiny internet radio.

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There are over 35,000 free Kindle titles just waiting for you to download them–rather than slogging through Amazon’s web portal and trying to find them yourself, let FreeBookSifter do the heavy lifting.

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From the NES to the Wii U, this video montage highlights the consoles and characters that put Nintendo on the map.

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The International Space Station is roughly the size of a football field with a sizable 30,000 cubic feet of pressurized space inside. Watch this video to take an in-depth tour of the Station.

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