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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 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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Photography doesn’t have to be expensive–although a trip through your average photography catalog would argue otherwise!–check out this simple way to create a huge and cheap soft box.

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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re taking a look at how to check your Android version, use the speaker and headphone port simultaneously, and load files on your iPad.

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It’s easy to sit way too long at your computer without a break. Breaker is a customizable break timer that lets you configure single loops or complex break patterns.

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From The National Academies Press announcement on the subject:

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Plug in your Twitter handle and WhenToTweet analyzes your 300 latest followers and their 200 previous tweets to determine when they’re active (if you feel like shelling out for a “Pro” analysis you can get u...

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Steve Stockman, author of How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck, shares some great tips in a video that–to his credit!–doesn’t suck. Watch it above to score five great tips that will radically improve t...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your note-taking tips, tricks, and methods. Now we’re back to highlight the comments and trends that emerged.

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Peter Brands, a Dutch case modding hobbyist, decided to take things to the next level by ditching his old tower-style case and building a desk that houses his entire PC. The end result is pretty impressive. He had a neighbor ...

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