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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 in South America, Europe, Africa, or Australia you can watch today’s 100-minute total lunar eclipse in person; everywhere else you can enjoy a live stream and narration by astronomers.

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Dropbox is great for syncing files if you have the rights to install Dropbox on the machine you’re using. If you don’t, URL Droplet can fill a gap by allowing you to easily save web-based downloads to your Dropbox account.

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Your friends are reporting spam and pleas for money originating from your email account and some of your logins aren’t working; you’ve been compromised. Read on to see what to do right now and how to protect yourself in the future.

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Applist.me is a simple application. Download it for Windows or Mac, point it at the folder where your mobile apps are stored (typically /My Music/Mobile Applications/ for a Windows user), and it scans your applications. After...

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Bill Hammack, the face of Engineer Guy videos, take a moment to explain the history of cellphone design and how we arrived at current designs. As an interesting side note, Bill uses 8pen as his Android keyboard (seen at around the one minute mark).

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If you’re not a frequent image editor user and simply need to crop, rotate, or otherwise enhance a photo, Iaza is an simple web-based editor that one-shot changes your images based on your specifications.

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Every week we dip into our mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at the difference between ISO and TS folders in DVD video, helping Windows recall folder locations, and Kindle book conversion.

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Nathan Bergey wanted something that would remind him of the epic nature of human endeavors in science. He built an LED lamp that, as a meditative reminder, illuminates when the international space station is overhead. He̵...

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If you’re looking for a compact and wall mounted work station this IKEA DVD rack turned hide-away-desk is a clever solution.

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Originally intended to communicate with NASA for roughly 2 years (long enough to collect information about our solar system) Pioneer 10 continued to transmit data back to Earth for decades–until 1997 when the signal bec...

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Over at Nintendo8.com they have hundreds of classic 8-bit Nintendo games available for web-based play. You simply load them up, use your keyboard as a controller, and play to your heart’s content. You can also visit the...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tools and tricks for encrypting your data. Now we’re back to highlight the most popular tools and how you use them.

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For those of you behind a YouTube unfriendly firewall, the basis of the trick is this: you use a pen or other pointed object to press inwards on the zipper of a suitcase. The pressure causes the teeth of the zipper to separat...

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Without signing up for an account you can load up to 9GB of files in Fyels free public repository. If you sign in using your Twitter or Facebook account login to authenticate yourself, you can enjoy unlimited uploading. Keep ...

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Every week we round up the tips you’ve submitted to tips@howtogeek.com and showcase them here. This week we’re looking at a simple trick to split your speaker output, finding your headphone and charging ports in the dark, and workplace friendly earplugs.

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Want a crash course in the history of video games? Watch this rapid-fire video from the workshop of design firm Column Five for a whirlwind trip starting with Pong and ending with the E3 2011 Expo.

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If you’re looking for a digital remote shutter with a maximum amount of control this design turns your smart phone into a capable remote control for your camera.

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Wallpaper Changer is a simple wallpaper rotation tool for Android devices that automates your wallpaper rotation and offers a one-click widget to change it on the fly.

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Encrypting data is one of the best things you can do to secure it in the event that your computer or remote host is compromised. This week we want to hear about your encryption plan, what tools you use, and how you keep your data secure.

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Curious how your hard drive actually works? Check out this teardown video by Engineer Guy, Bill Hammack.

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Some of the sub-menus you’re interested in might be accessible from the wrench icon but others are likely buried more deeply. Mega Button puts your Bookmarks, History, Plugins, Extensions, Downloads, DNS, Memory, and Ca...

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Enjoy a 1080p tour of the earth as shot by astronaut’s digital cameras in this relaxing and narrated video identifying interesting major and minor features on the Earth’s surface.

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Syncing files between your computer and your iOS device via iTunes can be tedious and requires that you tether to your computer. Break free and enjoy wireless access to shared files from anywhere on your network—and beyond.

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If you though explaining email to a confused relative was basic just wait until you see how elaborate of a video was required to teach people to dial a phone number.

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Whenever there is a massive password leak it offers a treasure trove of data for security experts to analyze and the massive leak of Sony logins and passwords was no exception. Consider the analysis a guide in what not to do.

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