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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

This clever video takes time lapse footage to a whole new level by shooting multiple scenes of LA through a snow globe with a constantly changing array of bokeh patterns.

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Normally we see clever IKEA hacks executed by individual tinkers; this hack is a delightfully large scale holiday illumination project on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.

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Even if you think you’ve maxed out the usefulness of your iPad there’s still opportunities to squeeze even more utility out of it. Read on as we show you how to use your iPad as a supplementary monitor for your PC or Mac.

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When you install most applications you’ll get a prompt for a custom or full install. It seems so easy to just click full and let the installer go to work–but you’re asking for a slower computer, a load of to...

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Decommissioned and on its way to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, this is the last chance any of us will have to see the inside of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in full operational glory.

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If you have a notorious present shaker on your Christmas list, prank them with this meows-when-shaken present.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered over the previous week and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at diagnosing flickering monitors, skipping duplicate files while copying, and editing the Hosts file to get rid of annoying software reminders.

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From the same guy that brought you the playable Guitar Hero Christmas display, enjoy a peek at a fully interactive Angry Birds light show.

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In 1982 you’d shell out almost $4,000 for the privilege of using a mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and couldn’t even fit in your pocket. Today you can pick up phone that weighs mere ounces, slips in your pocket...

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Google, no stranger to clever search Easter Eggs, has a simple little HTML5 trick that brings a blizzard to your desktop.

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What would Google, Facebook, Reddit, and other popular internet sites look like envisioned as super heroes (and villains)? Read on to see their powers and arch enemies.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tricks, tips, and techniques for creating holiday cards. Now we’re back to share your creative card constructions tips.

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Words cannot adequately describe just how weird the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special was; it had Bea Arthur, singing princesses, extended Wookie dialog, cartoon interludes, and more. Seeing is believing and we’ve got a copy to share.

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If you’ve made your list, checked it twice, and realized you forgot a few people, take advantage of Free Shipping Day–2,579 retailers ship for free in time for Christmas.

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Once a week we dump out the Tips Box and share some of the great tips you’ve mailed in. This week we’re looking at Ethernet wiring cheat sheets, Wi-Fi cantennas, and easy holiday package tracking.

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Once a year Google publishes their annual Zeitgiest–a review of what the world searched for in the prior year. Read on to check out trends from around the globe.

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Earlier this week we shared some stunning photographs of water drops colliding in air; now we’re back with a 5000 FPS slow-motion video of the same phenomenon.

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Abstract geometric snowflakes are so last year; add some Sci-Fi flair to your holiday decorating with these Star Wars themed paper snowflakes.

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It’s that holiday cheer time of year again and we’re curious how you go about creating and sending your holiday missives. Jump into the comments to share your card creation tips and tricks.

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You may not immediately recognize the man but you certainly know his creations–Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, and more.

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If you’re looking for some fun games to chew up a little holiday down time, the Humble Indie Bundle is back with 7 awesome games.

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William Shatner claims Star Trek is the best and Star Wars a mere derivative, Carrier Fisher fires back, and George Takei steps in to broker the peace.

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You’re a geek on the go and it’s important to keep tabs on your torrents when you’re away from home. Today we take a peak at how you can monitor, manage, and even start your torrent downloads when you’re away from your computer.

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LEGO bricks are rectangular and as such we’ve come to expect fairly boxy LEGO constructions. Brick bending is a LEGO trend wherein people build curved LEGO forms using standard rectangular bricks.

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Chrome/Firefox: If you thought other reading tools like Readability stripped away the fluff on a website, you haven’t seen anything yet. SimplyRead rips away everything but the title and body text for an ultra-minimalis...

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