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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

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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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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