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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.

Android: The already impressive Google Goggles application has a new trick up its sleeve, real-time image searching. You can now set your phone camera to always search for matches in the Google database.

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What do you get when you mix a pico projector, a cheap fish eye lens, and a $6 frosted lamp shade? An amazing DIY snow globe-style projection surface perfect for 3D projections of the Earth and other celestial bodies.

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It’s not everyday you get to see a time lapse video taken from orbit around the earth; sit back and enjoy this stunning time lapse video taken from a perspective only enjoyed by satellites and Superman.

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Want to take the next generation of Windows for a free test drive? Of course you do; it’s still got that new car smell. Read on to see how you can combine the Windows 8 developer release with VirtualBox for free next-gen OS exploration.

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Earlier this week we asked whether you were the first in line to try out new things—operating systems, upgrades, etc.—and now we’re back with a roundup of your responses.

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If you’ve got a soft spot for freebie–and who doesn’t?–Hey It’s Free! catalogs freebies from across the web.

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Super Smash Land is Super Smash Bros reimagined as a Gameboy release; grab a copy of this polished fan game for free.

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Once a week we dump out the tips box mailbag and share the weeks hottest tips with you. This week we’re looking at how to speed up Windows 7,

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The results from this clever hack have to be seen to be believed–and can be in this great video compilation. Read on to see how a $6 egg timer can become a fantastic panning time lapse engine.

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Google Flights, a brand new offering from Google, integrates a slick and speedy airfare search tool right into Google search results.

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Super Pixel Bros is a fantastically retro re-imagining of the original Super Mario Bros game on an 8×8 LED grid–every game element is reduced to a single pixel.

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Are you the first in line to try out a new OS or major upgrade? Do you hang back and let the fools rush in to work out the beta-level bugs? This week we want to hear about your early adoptions (or lack there of).

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Android: The default ringtone management system in Android leaves a lot to be desired; Ring Commander adds in a slew of management options including disabling ringtones, removing them, and more.

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This DIY guide shows how you can, using a centuries old technique, turn a strand of glass into a powerful and portable microscope.

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Angry Birds seems like an innocent enough, albeit highly addictive, game. Who knew people log 200 million minutes a day playing it and the parent company Rovio is valued at over a billion dollars? You will after checking out ...

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Stop organizing your ebooks like they’re just a tired pile of documents and start organizing them in style with Calibre—an open source ebook organizer that supports metadata, cover flow, format conversion, and more.

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Android: Smozzy takes an unorthodox approach to bringing the web to data-free phones; it delivers web sites–pictures, stylesheets, and all–via text messaging.

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Firefox: ShareMeNot is a simple Firefox add-in that effectively blocks social network buttons–such as Facebook’s Like button–from tracking your activity as you browse the web.

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Android: If you’re a fan of the status bar in WP7 but not in a hurry to get an actual WP7 phone, StatusBar+ brings a WP7 style status bar to Android.

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It’s that Ask How-To Geek time of week again; this week we’re looking at monitoring Android mobile usage, learning Windows keyboard shortcuts, and repairing old photographs.

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This extremely cheap and portable camera stabilizer is a great way to stabilize your photos without resorting to lugging around a tripod.

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Windows/Mac/Linux: If you take your wallpaper acquisition and rotation needs seriously, Wally is a powerhouse of a wallpaper management tool. Download wallpapers automatically, rotate them, and more.

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The last few years hav seen the rise, proliferation, and–potentially–the beginning of the end for daily deal websites like Groupon and Living Social. Check out this infographic to take a peek at daily deal sites and their users.

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We’ve all had to suffer through horrible and seemingly endless video shot by friends and relatives. Follow these simple steps to make sure you’re not inflicting that pain on others.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your tips and tricks for squeezing life out of old computers and hardware. You guys responded with a pile of good ideas and now we’re back to showcase them.

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