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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.

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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What happens when Chell escapes the Aperture complex in the first game? Although the ending was revised to provide a segue from Portal 1 to Portal 2, this fan film envisions life for Chell outside the walls of Aperture Laboratories.

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Every week we dip into our tips bag to share some handy reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at tips to help you share folders between Linux and Windows installs, upgrading your Canon’s firmware, a simple way to clean your keyboard.

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A Joule Thief is a simple circuit designed to draw the last bit of power out of a battery using a low load device like a low-voltage LED. Instructables user 1Up got the idea from Make magazine and then tinkered with and refin...

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Doom has been ported to dozens of computer platforms, game consoles, mobile platforms, and now, finally, to the web. By leveraging the power of Emscrpten (and LLVM-to-JavaScript compiler) Asakai, a developer in the Mozilla De...

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Photosynth stands a part from most other panoramic tools thanks to a super simple interface and a set of algorithms that seamlessly match up your photos even if you didn’t put the camera on a smooth panning tripod head....

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Long after we’re out of formal schooling most of us are still keeping notes. This week we’re curious to see how you keep and organize your personal, work, and project notes.

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After years of not caring, Google yanked all the console emulators from the Android Market. Never fear, however, you can find them many of them (for free even!) at the off-market Android store SlideMe.

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Thermite is simply a mix of a metal powder and a metal oxide that, when the metals and mixture composition is right, can be catalyzed from a pile of powder into an impressive high temperature pyrotechnic display. How impressive?

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Three new Gmail features went live yesterday, graduating from Gmail Labs to the main Gmail interface: Superstars, nested labeling (essentially, sub-folders), and advanced IMAP controls.

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If there is one thing the iPad doesn’t lack for it’s games. Unfortunately if you’re in love with retro games from a bygone era, you’re largely out of luck. Today we take a look at how you can play SNES games on your iPad (and iPhone too!)

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At MakeUseOf they’ve shared a small tutorial on how to configure the free Android application PC Auto Waker. Essentially it’s just a lightweight wake-on-LAN (WOL) client that sends a packet to your computer.

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What do you do if you need users to be able to press a keyboard button but you don’t want then roughing up the keyboard or accessing any other buttons? Build a custom and durable single-use button.

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Professional swing-arm microphone stands cost upwards of $150. This clever lamp-to-mic-stand hack costs a mere $9.

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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your burning tech questions. This week we’re looking at signing

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What better way to kick off your summer than building something to dazzle your neighbors with a symphony of booms, zaps, thumps, and other assorted better-call-the-ambulance noises? Read on as we highlight 10 geeky and dangerous projects.

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In a campy mashup of the Legend of Zelda and Back to the Future, we get an explanation of why the games are so different, when things are happening, and why Link needs to get into that damn De-Lorean.

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It’s easy to amass a pile of digital photos but a little more complicated to keep them all organized. This week we asked you to share your photo management techniques and now we’re back to highlight your tips.

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Google is actively rolling out a new feature, dubbed “People Widget”, that makes it easy to see more about your contacts and interact with them more effectively.

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Even if you haven’t played the phenomenal first person puzzle game that is Portal/Portal 2 the ringtones are still a nice change up from the common pre-packed ringtones that come with phones (or the pop music clips they...

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