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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 it’s the structural layout of your home or just ghosts in the machine, we’re all familiar with inexplicable Wi-Fi dead spots.

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How Many People Are In Space Right Now is a web site with a very focused mission: to keep you abreast of just how many humans are currently exploring space.

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If you’re a fan of the Portal video game series, this well-executed LEGO stop-motion film combines Portal characters, clever animation, jokes, and even a Black Mesa reference or two.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share what’s on your geeky Christmas list; you responded and we’re back to share your longed for tech goodies.

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Take a tour of common misconceptions in physics–such as the nature of gravity and velocity–with this brief and simply animated video courtesy of MinutePhysics.

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The Lord of the Rings movie franchise was filmed in stunning New Zealand locations. The Hobbit continues that tradition; check out this mini-documentary to see the scouting process and take a sneak peek at the film.

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Your computer feels a little slower than it did this time last year; is that change something you can chalk up to an aging processor?

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We’ve seen our fair share of sunrise simulators, but by far this one is the most polished build–everything from the atomic clock circuit to the LEDs are all packed cleanly in a frosted acrylic case.

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This fresh video from NASA provides the clearest view of the Earth at night ever seen, thanks to the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite. Check out the video and accompanying pics to see the stunning views.

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More and more computers are shipping sans-disc drive leading many industry watchers to proclaim the optical disc an endangered species on its way out. Do you still use your drive or are you letting the disc go?

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From tablets to replicas of Tattoine, visions of geeky and technology-loaded gifts surely dance in many of your heads. This week’s question is all about you and the loot you’d love to find in your stocking this year.

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Not only is this an impressive rendering of the Lord of the Ring’s series Battle of Helm’s Deep, but the animator threw in some great cameos and jokes along the way.

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There’s no need to use the lower-resolution iPhone app or the mobile website to access YouTube on the iPad any longer–Google’s brand new iPad/iPhone 5 optimized app is totally redesigned to take advantage of...

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Earlier this year Amazon introduced FreeTime, a walled garden area intended to provide a kids-only app gallery on the Kindle Fire. It was up to parents to populate the content but now, with the recent update, Amazon brings to...

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You can adjust the your speaker volume in-app, operating system-wide, or by the physical controls on your speaker setup. Which method is best for optimum sound?

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Smartphone-friendly winter gloves are expensive (and often ugly). Skip shelling out for store-bought gloves when, armed with a needle and thread, you can turn any gloves into smartphone-friendly ones.

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What could possibly go wrong giving a child a nuclear science kit that includes highly poisonous materials inside? Everything of course, which is why that particular toy only lasted a single holiday.

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Curious where your pint-sized Raspberry Pi came from? You might be surprised to learn it was built, tested, and packaged all in an equally pint-sized factory in South Wales.

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Mashup ASCII-based adventuring, Star Wars, and some sweet light saber sound effects, and you’ve got this old-school in-browser adventure game: Star Wars Roguelike. Play a Jedi or Sith and move about the ASCII world with...

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While many cities developed haphazardly and organically with little structured planning, other cities were developed following strict organization–organization that reveals itself beautifully when seen from space.

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The Museum of Modern Art is weighing in on the video-games-as-art debate by starting a collection of iconic video games and putting them up for public display. Read on to see what games are included in the initial batch and t...

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If you’re expecting the inside of Amazon’s warehouses to be some sort of rigidly organized robot-filled warehouse of tomorrow, you’ll be quite surprised to find that storage technique they employ is called &...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your telecommuting/work-from-home productivity tips. Now we’re back with a tips and tricks roundup; read on to see how your fellow readers stay focused at home.

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If you’re a sucker for data visualization–and we certainly are–this collection of mass transit data visualized over city maps are fascinating and makes mass transit look like a cell culture unfolding.

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Life as the Ganon’s henchmen in the Legend of Zelda universe is mostly hard work, vague instructions, and no glamour if this insider’s video is to be believed.

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