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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.

With this simple hack you can tear apart a 12 v battery to get, well, a lot more (button cell) batteries–$40 more worth.

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If you’ve been disappointed that your favorite Facebook, Google+, or other Flash-based games weren’t available on the iPad, iSwifter is your silver bullet–no jailbreaking required.

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It’s that tips sharing time of week again! This week we’re looking at reader tips about sun glare reduction in photos, turning old credit cards into cable organizers, and activating the mouse “laser pointer” in PowerPoint.

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Have Wi-Fi network problems? This set of handy flowcharts will guide you (or a distant relative in need of assistance) towards Wi-Fi happiness.

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What happens when you pit two of the most sophisticated AI chatbots against each other in a conversation? As this video highlights, some rather peculiar things.

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If you’ve got a perfectly functional but boring alarm clock this Chumby-powered hack will upgrade its old Beep-Beep to a custom readout of the weather and daily headlines.

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The best place to have your calendar is with you. This week we want to hear about your favorite mobile calendar app and your best on-the-go calendar tips and tricks.

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If you’re looking for a little levity to get you through the midweek slump, Kingdom Rush is a really polished Tower Defense-style Flash game with save points, multiple stages, and great interface.

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If you’re looking for a basic primer to share with friends and family who are a bit unclear on their role in their own computer security, this guide from Microsoft can help clear things up.

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iOS: Popular, and previously Android-only, mobile web browser Dolphin is now available for the iPhone and iPad with a laundry list of awesome features to share.

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a program that automatically downloaded, categorized, and organized your favorite television shows—a true fire-and-forget solution? There is; read on as we show you how to build a supercharged TiVo with Sick Beard.

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If you’re looking for a way to create a custom fit drawer liner for your tools, electronics, or other small objects, this clever hack uses some old fabric and expanding spray foam to create a perfect fit.

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Earlier this year we shared a humorous video focused on what Super Mario Bros. would be like if the brothers had Portal guns. Mari0 takes the idea and turns it into a real game.

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Android: If you’re looking for a simple way to create and share panorama photos on the go, 360 is a free and effective panorama creator for Android.

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Every week we open up our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at a computer that doesn’t keep the time, using Wake-On-LAN, and rolling your own karaoke tracks.

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If you’re a fan of Pulse, the news-aggregation service with slick mobile and web interfaces, you’ll be pleased with their new bookmarklet and add-on for easy read-it-later article stashing.

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Firefox: Light Switch is a lightweight add-on that dims everything on a page but the media element that you’re interacting with, such as a video or game.

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Running unsigned code on the Xbox360 requires a bit of know how and a specific plan tailored to your particular model/chipset. A freshly released hack, however, works on every version of the Xbox.

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This DIY build is so ambitious it wasn’t enough just to create a fiber optic starscape, it includes a remote control that cycles through distinct color schemes.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tips, tricks, and sources for cheap textbooks. Now we’re back with a roundup of your money saving advice.

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If our post on Android-only Gifinator made you say “What about me!”, GifBoom is a free iOS animation creator.

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Why does one string on on an instrument sound different than another? How do we hear a melody over the acoustic din of day-to-day living? Watch this informative video to find out.

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It’s that tips-sharing time of week again; this week we’re looking at easy headphone storage, classy DIY charging stations, and DIY reusable zip ties.

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Steve Jobs is stepping down as the CEO of Apple. Let’s take a moment to look back at some of the more iconic moments in his career.

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More and more polished Portal fan films are appearing online–you may recall Outside Aperture from earlier this year–today’s offering is just as high quality with a little more action thrown in for good measure.

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