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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.

Take a look at the guts of the tiny and bright Kindle Paperwhite to see how Amazon packed in a well illuminated front-lit screen, a high-capacity battery, and the hardware to run the ebook reader in such a small space.

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When it comes to last minute made scientist holiday experiments, we’re hard pressed to think of one more novel than turning an air hose and bacon into a high-intensity flame lance.

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HabitRPG is a free web-based tool that makes enforcing new habits and keeping resolutions fun by turning your list of habits, to-dos, and daily routines into an old-school Role Playing Game (RPG).

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When an image is edited well, you hardly notice it. When it’s edited poorly, you can’t get past the poor Photoshopping efforts of some hasty graphic designer. Check out the top 10 Photoshop disasters from 2012 for a chuckle.

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We’ve shown you a photo-tour of the Rapberry Pi factory before, but this video offers an in-motion view of how the tiny little hobby boards are assembled.

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It would be easy to assume that the awesome deep space images NASA has been sharing with us for years are simply beamed down from various satellites and space craft before being revealed to the public, but the actual process ...

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If you’re not sold on the functionality of the now ubiquitous Windows key, can you reassign it to a more useful task? Read on to see how.

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Whether you were enjoying free domestic calls via Gmail’s built-in phone function throughout 2012 or this is the first you’ve heard of the feature, you can take advantage of free calls throughout 2013.

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Hobby boards like the Arduino beg to be built up into gaming systems; the Esplora branch of the Arduino project makes it even easier by including hardwired buttons, a joy stick, and other game-focused features right on the development board.

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Evidence that 3D printing techniques are maturing in their capabilities: working 3D records. This interesting tutorial takes a look at how you can produce a serviceable LP with a 3D printer.

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Combine an ultra-slow motion camera, a flaming pan of a gasoline, and a blatant disregard for personal safety, and you’ve got the makings of an awesome slow-motion video.

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If Santa brought you a Raspberry Pi this Christmas, this handy list of tips for new Pi owners will help get you started.

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If you’re a recent convert to Windows 8, you might be missing speedy access to your recently accessed items/documents. Read on to see how you can still access your recent activities.

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Once upon a Christmas holiday long, long ago, we find the original Craigslist and a very confused Santa.

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If you’re in the mood for a little Christmas Day rock spectacular with guitar riffs and jets of fire–and we certainly are–this video is not to be missed.

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If you build a tiny desktop Doctor Who TARDIS, how can you simulate the massive interior of the alien space ship? With augmented reality, of course.

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It’s frustrating when publishers don’t offer digital versions of their books; 1DollarScans makes it easy to digitize books, magazines, and manuals for use on digital devices.

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Last month we shared a collection of cool Star Wars papercraft snowflakes with you; now we’re back with one more just-in-time set for some holiday decorating fun.

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If you have excited little ones in your house and you want to keep an eye on Santa Claus as he makes his global rounds this Christmas Eve, these two handy Santa Trackers will help stir up a little extra Christmas excitement.

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This enormous cache of scanned catalogs from the 1970s and 1980s offer a fun peek at the must-have toys and gadgets of yesteryear. Browse the nearly 300 page collection for a shot of nostalgia and an appreciation for how much...

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What if you took simple fruit-slashing smartphone game Fruit Ninja and turned it into an epic movie? Surely the trailer would look like this well done fan film.

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Despite seeing a new Gangham Style parody every day, we’ve managed to resist posting any of them–until now, that is. This polish parody highlights just how awesome NASA is.

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If one of your passwords is compromised, does that automatically mean that your other passwords are also compromised? While there are quite a few variables at play, the question is an interesting look at what makes a password vulnerable and what you can do to protect yourself.

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This time of year we’re surrounded by holiday decorations all a glow, but it’s hard to hold a candle to the display put on by Saturn back-lit by the Sun.

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Although LEGO designer Mark Anderson didn’t include a back story with his awesome Santa Mech design, we can only assume it’s Santa Claus from a post-apocalyptic landscape where giant robot battles ensure only the ...

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