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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.

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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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag and pick out interesting tips to share. This week we’re looking at keyboard cleaning, saving money while charging gadgets, and straightening curly cords.

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Video game based movies are a tough sell and the numbers reflect that. Gamers want a movie that captures the spirit of the game and non-gamers want a movie they can get into without playing the game first.

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If your phone’s auto-rotate feature is a bit too sensitive, Smart Rotator allows for selective application-by-application rotation.

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Wireless remote triggers, both commercial and DIY, abound for still photos but the same can’t be said for video triggers. This DIY guide hack together a remote video trigger for DSLR cameras.

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The advent of digital cameras ushered in an age where you can snap nearly unlimited photos–gone are the days of simple box and album storage. How do you manage and organize your growing photo collection?

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If you’ve revisited an old video game only to experience Pixel-Shock you’ll be excited to hear about a new process for rendering old 8-bit games in smooth vectored frames.

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ShakeCall is an Android application that links your answer/end call function to the motion of your phone; you can simply shake your phone to answer or hang up.

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You may recall the Social Networking Map that appeared last year; the Great Linux World Map is a linx-centric equivalent with popular (and less popular) Linux distributions mapped over the world.

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Backing up your data can be such a trivially easy affair that you don’t have an excuse for putting it off—and risking your data in the process. Today we look at the CrashPlan backup suite and how you can use it for free remote backups.

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If you’re looking for a customizable way to monitor your mailbox from afar, this DIY solution is ripe for additional electronics hacking.

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Shooting enraged birds out of a sling shot brings millions of casual gamers happiness but is it scientifically accurate? One dedicated blogger breaks it down to the basics.

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We showed you a work around for the limited-release Netflix Android application last week. For those of you that don’t want to monkey inside the guts of your device, this hacked up does the dirty work for you–no modding necessary.

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at deleting duplicate Windows Media Player entries, hotkey switching for right/left-handed mouse settings, and changing Word’s default font.

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If you’re looking to set up a standing desk without breaking the bank, this attractive IKEA mod provides budget-friendly standing desk benefits.

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In a very short window of time Netflix has changed the way we pick and consume movies and laid its primary competitor to waste. Check out this infographic for an interesting look at the consumer shift.

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The secret sauce in GTrot’s approach is the use of your Facebook network. When you tell GTrot that you want to go to New York City, GTrot combs through all your Facebook friends and looks for people with connections to ...

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Black Friday is mere days away and the holiday shopping season is upon us. This week we want to hear about your favorite deals apps—how do you find the best deals on the go?

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Yesterday Amazon announced that they now sell more Kindle books than physical books. Where do you fit on this shift towards digital reading?

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With an increasing amount of our lives stored in digital format—financial documents, family photos, work projects—it is increasingly important to backup. This week we take a look at your backup strategies.

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