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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 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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If you’ve been thinking about shooting RAW with your digital camera but put off by the extra work required this codec pack brings native Windows support of RAW files.

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If you like the idea of Dropbox but you’re not a big fan of entrusting your data security to a third party rolling your own Dropbox-style backup system powered by SSH and rsync is a viable alternative.

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Earlier this year Microsoft rolled out an iOS app for popular note-taking application OneNote. The updated release brings a slew of new features including search, sharing, and customization capabilities.

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This week we’re curious to hear about your keyboard-fu. How fast do you type? What are your keyboarding tips and tricks?

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If you’re looking for an ultra-minimalist wallet this single-sheet-as-wallet paper folding trick should do the trick.

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If you’re a comic book fan, you’ll love the trivia-laden stroll through Marvel’s history laid out in this infographic. Michael Jackson almost bought Marvel? Sauron was created to get around a ban on werewolves?

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Lockscreen Calendar is a handy Android application that puts your upcoming calendar events right on your lock screen–and therefore right in front of you every time you go to open your phone.

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Don’t be in the dark about who is visiting what web sites on your LAN. Use our two-prong approach to lock in on who is browsing what on your home network.

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This day in Geek History the creator of the first internet worm was the first person sentenced under the Computer Fraud Act.

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We’re all familiar with the heat a single computer can generate; data centers generate exponentially more. Microsoft researchers want to tap into that waste heat and use it for residential buildings.

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If you’re looking for a way to film your next flight from the police or document your epic cross-country road trip, this clever hacked together mount turns your passenger seat into a tripod.

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Each week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at an HDMI connection with phantom sound issues, how to install the stock Android keyboard, and how to log URLS visited from your network.

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It’s in the walls of your office, laid by the miles in data centers, and an integral part of any data network. Read up on the history of the humble Ethernet cable.

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There’s no need to settle for electronic beeps and dings when DIY mods like this one exist; hack an old-fashioned counter service bell to notify you of new emails and more.

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Popular file sharing service Minus has updated their web site, desktop app, and Android app with new interfaces and features.

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What happens after the end of the Portal 2 co-op campaign? This fan films sets out to answer that question.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite todo list apps and now we’re back to highlight your favorites.

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See how Pelican cases and other electronics enclosures stand up to extreme torture tests in this video and companion article.

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We’re creating and storing more digital data by the day and it all ends up somewhere. Where are the worlds largest data repositories? Check out this infographic to find out.

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Once a week we dip into the tips box and pulls out some clever tips to share. This week we’re looking at how to instantly cool your hot car down,  improve your Google search results with automatic synonyms, and extending your Android keyboard.

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It’s frustrating when a web site denies you access because you’re outside of the country the site services (UK readers experience this all the time when accessing US sites). TunnelBear’s dead simple VPN service can help.

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