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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.

Over at Make they’ve put together quite a list of quadrotor videos from around the web and from multiple labs working on quadrotor projects.

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Earlier this year StumbleUpon released an iPad version of their web discovery engine; the recent update comes packed with features that make mobile discovery fun.

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Media streaming is all over the news lately as Congress grapples with what it means to stream content and how streaming affects copyright holders. While the current debate doesn’t directly concern people who stream from private collections for personal use we hardly have to tell you how quickly the movie and recording industries like to bend new laws to their benefit.

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Even if you have no intention of going on vacation anytime soon the Photo Fakeouts section of Oyster.com is quite entertaining. It’s like a how-to guide for taking flattering real estate photos. You can hit up the link ...

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In the above video we see a block of glass go from an unrefined chunk that looks a lot like a hunk of ice to a highly manufactured glass lens destined for a television camera. It’s a detailed process that, as we hear at...

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At 360VR, a site specializing in wrap around photographs of everything from landmarks to machines, they’ve shared a peek into the cockpit of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Hit up the link below to look all around and get ...

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Every week we dip into our mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re finding your lost battery meter, repairing your broken VirtualBox install, and how and why you’d want to spin down your hard drives.

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If you’re a Galaxy Tab owner you can easily install Ubuntu 10.10 on the tablet and enjoy dual booting between Ubuntu and Honeycomb.

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If you’re looking for a way to sync files from your network to your Android device without plugging in your sync cable, WiFi Syncr syncs to your network shares.

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JellyCam is the creation of English programmer Chris Dennett. Chris was interested in playing around with stop motion video but not so interested in the tedious mucking around that came with some of the applications he tried ...

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MIT Senseable City Lab, armed with anonymized mobile phone call and SMS data from ATT, has set out to chart what the US looks like when you map out social communities instead of geographical communities. Watch the video above...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share how (if at all) you monitor your bandwidth for both home networks and mobile devices. We’re back to share your favorite tools and tips.

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Install the extension, reload Chrome, and from then on any animated GIF you come across can be halted with a simple click. Click once to freeze, click again to unfreeze. It’s a one trick pony but if the ride you want is...

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If you’ve ever seen carbon fiber you’ve likely thought it was some sort of space age material that could only be crafted under carefully controlled conditions in a factory.

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Once a week we crack open the tips box and share the great tips you’ve sent in. This week we’re looking at how to easily set up multiple wallpapers in Windows 7, zip through iBook, and track falling app prices.

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Visit Cantio as a guest and you can search for music to your heart’s content. Sign up for a free account and you can create playlists, watch the videos accompanying the music, and pull up additional artist info. In addi...

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While using Google Maps for Android you can now cache maps in up to a 10 mile radius around your current location. No matter where you go (subways, dense city streets, or deep within buildings) you’ll still have access ...

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Water goes in and coffee comes out. Simple, right? Although a coffee maker might be simple to use and employ minimal parts to get the job done (and keep the cost down in the process) the physics of the process is fascinating....

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This week we want to hear all about how you monitor your network usage. How do you keep tabs on your home network? How do you keep tabs on your mobile phone or other cellular devices? If you don’t monitor one but monitor the other, we want to hear about that too. What apps, tools, and tricks do you use?

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It’s still no plug and play set up, but Jay Collett’s Wi-Fi radio build saves you time and effort by using the IDE output on the Arduino board to control the display (among other changes that make the project more...

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If you enjoy reading long-form essay style articles, Delivereads is a free service that pushes bundles of handpicked articles to your Kindle on a semi-weekly basis.

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JailbreakMe.com has faced legal battles over the last few years, appearing and vanishing as quickly as Apple could lawyer up and attack them. Now that jailbreaking is considered legal under the DMCA the site is back up and he...

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XBMC is an awesome open-source media center application that can be customized, thanks to an easy-to-skin interface,  to give you the best looking media center on the block (and possibly in the county). Read on to see how.

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Install the app, launch it, and SemiSilent pulls up your contact list. From there you can whitelist/blacklist callers so that the phone rings when they call (or doesn’t). You can also adjust the ring volume through Semi...

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Back in May we shared a video of the Quadrotors from the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP lab. The video showed the Quadrotors executing moves in perfect formation and at break neck speeds. It turns out that when they...

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