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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.

Many people obfuscate their email addresses–typing out someguy (at) somedomain (dot) com, for example–to project themselves from SPAM bots. Do such obfuscation techniques actually work?

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Updating an old radio for modern inputs/streaming audio isn’t a new trick but this DIY mod stands out by maintaining the original controls and interface style.

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This beautifully put together video tribute to the Mars Curiosity Rover includes touching interviews with many of the men and women who dedicated themselves to building and deploying it.

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If you take all the cut scenes from the LEGO Lord of the Rings video game and splice them end-to-end, the result is an hour and a half LEGO Lord of the Rings movie. Check out the full video here.

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Roughly 20% of the global workforce telecommutes on a permanent or part-time basis; if you’re one of the many laptop-toting and home-office working telecommuters we want to hear all about how you stay productive outside the walls of a traditional office.

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If you’re looking for an effective way to link remote LANs without the hassle of laying cable, this DIY bi-directional antenna is a quick (and cheap) method for bringing internet access to outbuildings and other locations.

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Gmail users can now easily send large files thanks to Google Drive’s increased integration with Gmail–blow through the 25MB in-email attachment limit and share files up to 10GB.

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Introducing your kids, nieces and nephews, or other budding geeks to your geeky hobbies like role-playing games can be tricky. This handy plan lays out some simple steps to make RPGs fun for younger kids.

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Your PSU is rated 80 Plus Bronze and for 650 watts, but what exactly does that mean? Read on to see how wattage and power efficiency ratings translate to real world use.

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This well executed supercut packs 100 Sci-Fi movies into a 6 minute mega-trailer–can you identify them all?

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While it might be more practical to build a full-size MAME cabinet for your retro gaming enjoyment, this tiny and fully functional build is a great example of the fun you can have tinkering with electronics. Read on to see a video of it in action.

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Why limit yourself to simply listening to a song on repeat when The Infinite Jukebox can use algorithms to turn your song into a seamless and never ending tune?

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In 1969 the Honeywell corporation released a $10,000 kitchen computer that weighed 100 pounds, was as big as a table, and required advanced programming skills to use. Shockingly, they failed to sell a single one. Read on to b...

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When it comes to door bells, why limit yourself to a simple bell toll when you could be alerted to visitors by the Super Mario Bros. theme? This customizable doorbell hack brings ring tones to your front door.

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Swords, blasters, shields, and more populate this visual roundup of sci-fi, comic book, video game, and pop culture weapons. Can you name them all?

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Why limit yourself to a deluge of real-world advertisements this holiday season when you can be enjoying bizarre ads from Sci-Fi movies? This roundup captures a dozen fake products and serves from Sci-Fi universes.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share the technology you were most thankful for–big or small, old or new–and you responded. Read on to see the tech your fellow readers are thankful to have.

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Want to justify spending the whole weekend playing video games? We’re here to help.

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Even if you’re eschewing Black Friday and all the shopping that goes with it, we’ve got a deal for you that’s too good to pass up: a free year of remote backup from CrashPlan.

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Wi-Fi protocol supports 13 communication channels; how do these channels relate to the volume of devices you can have on the network and the quality of the connection? Read on learn more about Wi-Fi channel usage.

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This clever animation project combines a real-world set, a great soundtrack, and a novel approach to showcasing the adventure Link goes through to rescue Zelda.

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Whether your holiday decorating is begging for a geeky touch (or your nieces and nephews are begging for something to occupy their time while visiting this holiday), Anthony Herrera’s Star Wars themed paper snowflakes a...

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Google has released the hardware and software source for their high speed/non-destructive book scanner–If you’re looking to scan a large volume of books, save yourself the design work and check out the Linear Book Scanner project.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving for U.S. readers and we’re interested in what technology our readers, celebrating the holiday or otherwise, are most thankful for. Hop into the comments and share.

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Recent flame-based experiments aboard the International Space Station yielded results scientists simply thought couldn’t happen–combustion in microgravity is a curious thing.

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