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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 week we asked you to share your tips, tricks, and techniques for staying connected when you’re away from your home broadband connection. Now we’re back with a roundup of what you said.

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If you’re looking for a simple way to keep to do lists, notes, and check a calendar from your Kindle, KindleToDo can help.

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If you’re a fan of the Mario franchise–especially Super Mario 3–Infinite Mario is a browser based Mario clone that goes on, well, forever.

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Once a week we dip into the tips box and share some of the gems we find there. This week we’re looking at how to easily generate secure passwords with a personal algorithm, upgrade the font rendering in Windows, and manage your Android volume more effectively.

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If you’re looking for the perfect way to accent light your office, living room, or geek cave, this clever and modular LED lighting system can help.

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Looking to save some cash while stocking up on computers, peripherals, apps, and other goodies? Hit up our deal list for discounts on all manner of geeky gear.

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If you’re having a hard time finding a good comic reader for your Mac, Jomic is a lightweight, open source, and snappy comic reader available for both OS X and Windows.

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Bandito offers a unique method of news generation: it uses your iOS device’s music playlists to create a list of customized news articles focused on the musical acts you’re into.

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Most of us just plug directly into our broadband or indirectly via router when we’re at home. What about when we’re out and about? This week we want to hear about your mobile broadband solutions.

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It’s tricky to backlight a wall-mounted television; this clever design uses the USB port on the HDTV to provide power to a ring of LED lights.

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If you’re an AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile customer and you’re itching for a free and snappy new smartphone, Best Buy is currently running a one day promotion–get a Nexus S for free.

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Drop Zone is a handy Windows application that creates file transfer hot spots on your desktop. Drag the files onto the hot spot and select from your list of predetermined destinations.

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Many ebook readers natively support PDF documents but, unfortunately, not all PDF documents are easy to read on a small ebook reader screen. Let’s take a look at two simple and free ways to convert PDF files for enjoyable reading.

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You’re typing away filling out a form online, you click the save button, and the site throws up an error message. In most cases all the text you just typed is gone–unless you’re using Lazarus to bring it back to life.

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Although Dropbox has an official Android application it’s a bare bones affair. Dropsync supercharges Dropbox syncing on your Android device with a pile of extra features and true two-way syncing.

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Curious about the programming languages in use all around you? This timeline-style infographic highlights the major programming languages of the last 50 years and where you, indirectly, experience them.

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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your computer and tech-related questions. This week we’re looking at swapping file icons, missing volume icons, and sending links to your smartphone.

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If you’re a fan of old text-based games like MUDs and choose-your-own-adventure style books, Age of Fable is an illustrated text-based game you can play right in your browser.

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Dual Monitor Taskbar adds a functional taskbar to your secondary Windows 7 monitor complete with Area peak.

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Billions of dollars a year are spent on mobile gaming; check out this infographic to see where the billions go, the rising trend of freemium games, and the who the most active mobile gamers are.

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If you’re looking to enjoy a little retro PC gaming this weekend then you can’t go wrong with a free copy of Mechwarrior 4; enjoy some post-apocalyptic robot rampaging today.

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Earlier this week we asked you to weigh in with how fast you type and what tips or tricks you could share to help your fellow readers. Now we’re back to highlight your stats and tips.

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If you frequently use mind maps in your office, classroom, or as part of your personal brainstorming and organization workflow, Blumind is a powerful and free mind mapping tool.

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Late last year Gmail for Android adopted Priority Inbox support. The most recent update allows you to sync only your priority inbox for faster and more efficient syncing as well as other battery/bandwidth saving tricks.

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Once a week we open up the tips box and share some helpful reader tips. This week we’re looking at easily halting Windows automatic reboot on update, enabling Unity menus in Chrome, and putting tabs in your PuTTY interface.

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