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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.

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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Outtages.org shares a massive list of status pages for ISPs, mobile providers, individual web services, and more. Find the network status page you’re looking for.

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This week the Star Trek franchise turns 45. Check out this infographic to see a sweeping retrospective that includes everything from the pilot episode to the introduction of the BORG to the current generation movie.

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Once a week we dump out the reader mailbag and share handy reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at quickly resizing windows with a click, changing the default download directory in Windows, and some DIY coffee roasting tips.

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If you’re interested in trying your hand at home roasted coffee but not sure if it’s worth the financial investment, this simple DIY technique uses a popcorn popper to roast your fresh coffee beans.

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iOS: From the clack of your keyboard to the slam of your car door to the jingle of your keys on the counter, your world is filled with sounds. MadPad captures them for on-the-fly music mixing magic.

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This handsome DIY project takes an old stereo cabinet, guts and refinishes it, and packs it full of new speakers, electronics, and a monitor with keyboard and touchpad interface.

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