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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.

If you’re underwhelmed by the kludgy interface of Facebook’s native chat client, FB Chat Bully will help you tweak it, hide offline users, and more.

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If you’re a big fan of older mechanical keyboards there may come a point where you have to restore one to its former glory. This DIY guide covers everything from brightening the plastic to rewiring the keys for a USB interface.

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If you want to get serious about backing up your Android phone, including everything from system app data to saved Wi-Fi nodes, Titanium Backup can help. Read on to learn how to backup your Android phone from A to Z.

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If you’re looking for a dead simple way to play around with stop-motion animation on your Android phone, Gifinator is it.

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From the introduction of commercially viable pagers and cellphones in the 1970s to the smartphones of today; this infographic covers 40 years of innovation and increasing mobile productivity.

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If you’re looking to score a solidly constructed and effective ring flash without dropping a lot of cash, this DIY build is both polished, portable, and efficient.

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Once a week we dip into the reader mailbag and answer your tech questions. This week we’re looking at mobile credit card processing for Android, resizing hard drive partitions, and tethering your Android phone to your laptop.

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WorldCat has released an interactive tool that pulls from their massive library catalog; easily search and trace connections between authors, fictional characters, places, things, and companies.

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Videos have been floating around of the Google cars driving around test tracks, but what about the view from inside the self-driving cars? Step inside with this video.

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It’s a clever mashup; when you run 3D Compass the application combines the view from the phone’s camera with information from the GPS chip to map your location, information from the compass to give your bearing, a...

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NaClBox is a port of the DOSBox emulator to Chrome’s Native Client; load up the page with Chrome and enjoy vintage 1980s and 1990s era DOS games.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite brainstorming tools and techniques; you responded and now we’re back to share your tips.

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Gismeteo Weather Forecast is an Android weather application with a polished interface, attractive widgets, and the ability to monitor multiple locations.

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In support of the notion that it wouldn’t be a social network without social games, Google+ just activated their social gaming system. Game across Google+, inside and outside your circles.

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It’s a Thursday afternoon and that tip-time-of-week again. This week we’re looking at managing audio profiles on Android phones, accessing Google Bookmarks on Android, and vintage organization with Cable Lacing.

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Whether you’re doing some serious pre-Halloween costume planning or just want to see a really impressive DIY Portal 2 prop in action, this is a video worth checking out.

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RSS feeds are an awesome way to keep up on news and new articles from your favorite sites. What if you need to combine multiple feeds into one to use with a widget, RSS-to-email, or other single-feed tool? ChimpFeedr can help.

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If you dropped dead today, how big of a pain would it be for your family/estate to access your computer and virtual accounts? Make a plan to ensure your digital life isn’t a headache for them.

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We all have our own idea-generation workflows and this week we want to hear all about the tools you use to generate yours.

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If you’re looking for an alternative to the native Windows file copier, SuperCopier is lightning fast, customizable, and includes features like file prioritization.

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Compass for Maps is a simple iOS addon that adds in a compass bearing to the iOS Maps app.

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Camera lenses aren’t cheap–bargain lenses cost as much as a car payment and premium lenses cost as much as a serious car repair–learn how to purchase used glass without getting burned.

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If you bought a Wi-Fi only iPad and now you wish you could use GPS with it, this is the guide for you. Follow along to hook your iPad up to an external GPS unit and/or GPS-enabled smartphone phone.

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In this video a neodymium magnet is dropped down a thick-walled copper pipe. The resulting effect is both hypnotic to watch and a demonstration of Lenz’s Law.

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Boxee rolled out a truckload of updates and apps today, including their new Boxee for iPad application which offers easy streaming, sharing, and video discovery.

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