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.

Despite the common notion that lots of data is beamed down from satellites the majority of global communications travel through a massive network of high speed cables. Check out this interactive map to see the cables that bind everything together.

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If you’re interested in experimenting with Usenet but not sure if you’re ready to take the plunge and get a paid account somewhere, XSUsenet is offering free (albeit reduced speed) Usenet accounts.

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This time-lapse video, created from a series of 345 images shot from the International Space Station, showcases Auroras in the upper atmosphere of the Earth in a way we never see them from way down here.

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Twitter is a great way to get interesting links, article updates, and more from How-To Geek and our writers. Read on to learn how you can follow us and pick up some Twitter tips and tricks in the process.

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Following the Facebook F8 conference announcement, Spotify is ditching the invite only model and offering 6 months free unlimited service.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite social networking apps and how you were benefiting from them. Now we’re back to highlight your tips and tricks.

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In a rather stunning display of scientific inquiry and processing, Berkley scientists have successfully created video footage of memory.

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Yesterday Facebook announced their new Timeline view–a radical departure from the current profile structure. Try it right now with this simple trick.

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Once a week we take a look in the tips box and share the tips and tricks you mail in. This week we’re focusing on a great tip that turns an old (and probably unused) CD case into a cable organizer.

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Gmail’s mobile interface just received a welcome update; you can now sign into multiple Gmail accounts, set a mobile signature, and set your vacation message from your phone.

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Could you stay in your house without leaving? Could the internet provide everything? This infographic takes a look at what we’re doing online and how the internet has brought the outside world to our doorstep.

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Worried about high-tech thieves getting the drop on the contents of your RFID enabled identification and credit cards? Craft yourself an RFID-blocking wallet to keep them at bay.

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This week we’re taking a look at social networks. Do you use social network apps to increase the usefulness of social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and others?

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Popular music streaming service Pandora has finished beta testing its new HTML5 web interface and rolled it out to all users. At the same time they’ve removed the free-user cap of 40 hours per month–listen for free as long as you want.

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How does your internet speed compare to your international neighbors? Hit up this infographic to find out.

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Windows: SimilarImages is a duplicate file finder tweaked to find image files. Rather than simply compare raw stats it also scans the photo itself. As a result you’ll find more duplicates and be able to select which file you wish to keep.

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Enforcement of broadband caps is on the rise. Whether you’ve received a warning letter from your ISP or you just curious and want to keep an eye on things, this tutorial will show you how you can monitor, log, and save your bandwidth usage with Tomato.

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Earlier this year Google announced their Google Wallet initiative; now they’re rolling it out to Android phones on the Sprint network.

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Earlier this year rumors started floating around that Amazon would be rolling out a public-lending system supported by public libraries–most likely in time for the Christmas rush. The service is currently in beta and of...

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Android/BlackBerry: SleepRinger mutes all phone calls and text messages except for those from contacts you have whitelisted; sleep easy knowing that the people who need to reach you can do so.

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Once  week we pull some of the more interesting questions from our reader mailbag and share the solutions with you. Today we’re looking at changing icon font color in Windows, searching networked drives, and removing photo backgrounds.

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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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