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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.

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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On Air is a free Android application that turns your Android phone’s storage into a Wi-Fi accessible drive for easy file transfer, syncing, and more.

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. Today we’re looking at one-way file syncing, missing boot managers, and how to sync your iTunes collection to your Android phone.

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If you’re trying to capture a event that includes a distinct sound–like a balloon popping or a match flaring up–this DIY sound-triggered flash can help.

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DSLR Controller is a feature-rich remote-control tool for Canon DSLR cameras that puts total control of the camera in the palm of your hand.

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If you’re reading an article online and would prefer to read it more comfortable and at a later date on your Kindle, SendToReader will format and ship the article directly to your Kindle.

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If you’re rocking a large monitor and want to take advantage of all that space when you’re reading and replying to emails, head over to Gmail Labs to turn on the Preview Pane.

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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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