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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.

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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The first software piracy was paper-based? Adobe profits from the widespread pirating of Photoshop? Learn about these and other fascinating piracy-related trivia in today’s infographic.

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It’s that back-to-school time of year again and we’re interesting in your tips, tricks, and resources for saving on textbooks.

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Follow along with this DIY guide to craft a custom and sleek acrylic stand for your favorite smartphone (or any small electronic device).

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What do you get when you gut three current-gen consoles, stuff them in an acrylic enclosure, and add some accent lighting? This 3-in-1 mega console.

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Chrome: If you need to keep an eye on shared documents but you don’t want to stare at an open Google Docs pane, WatchDoc monitors your shared documents for changes and notifies you from Chrome toolbar.

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What would BitTorrent look like if it was lightening fast, always available, completely private, and secure? It’d look a lot like Usenet. Read on to learn how to ditch Torrenting and enjoy super speeds and selection on Usenet.

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These Wi-Fi enabled speakers are an inexpensive way to easily set up a whole-house music system without breaking the bank or fishing wire through the walls.

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It’s easy to take the kind of widespread and ubiquitous internet access we have now for granted. Back in the mid 1990s, however, the internet was just starting to get mainstream attention.

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Curious about crowdsourcing? Even if you’re unfamiliar with it, you’ve likely participated in it in some way.

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at what makes portable apps, well, portable,  how to set up an Ubuntu-based Firefox kiosk, and tangle-free headphone storage.

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Ring lights aren’t cheap and usually aren’t particularly customizable. This IKEA-based hack is easy, cheap, and highly customizable.

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If the easy and wireless Bluetooth streaming in modern car stereos has you green–blue?–with envy, this DIY project will help get you started on the path of Bluetooth input hacking.

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