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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.

Dino Segovis, the guy behind Hack-A-Week TV, shares an awesome video on how to build an Arduino-based 1/2 watt amplifier that amplifies both your speakers and your guitar (with neat distortion effects). Check out the video ab...

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The iPad has been toted as the ultimate comic book reader but that doesn’t mean your can’t give it a run for its money with your Kindle. Read on to learn how you can optimize your Manga and comic collection for your Kindle.

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Trillian will still rock a Free/Pro arrangement but the Free side of things just got a whole lot more awesome. All the great but previously premium features like themes, activity history viewer (a super charged chat log viewe...

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CollegeHumor shares a collection of IKEA-style manuals with a Sci-Fi bent. Check out the “Litsabbur” here and then hit up the link below to see the Djiloriann, Dindasur, and Tjardiis.

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The health impact of sitting is a topic of hot discussion these days– The New York Times covered the topic last month–and for good reason. All along we’ve known that sitting all day isn’t great for you...

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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing questions. This week we’re extending Wi-Fi networks, resetting the access permissions on an external HDD, and training Windows to recall folder locations.

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Courtesy of Spanish division of Vodafone, the above video highlights common ergonomic issues like poor spine alignment, monitor placement, and more. Take a peek for a quick refresher and then do some deeper reading in our gui...

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Four years ago Google and AOL started working together to bridge the gap between Google Talk users and AIM users. After that work you could log into AIM from the GTalk client. Things sort of stuck at that point however and fu...

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David Malki, the guy behind the Wondermark comics, created a really cool eight-page Victorian-esque magazine with beautiful artwork and entertaining projects from days gone by. The last page of the comic is a set of rules for...

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Jailbreaking is awesome and the Cydia store is performing and invaluable service for the jailbreak community. It is, however, kind of clunky to search with it. Cydia Search gives you a nice, web-based, way to search through a...

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Earlier this week—and in light of the Electronic Frontier Foundations call for an Open Wi-Fi world—we asked you if you ran an open Wi-Fi node. Your responses were strong and varied.

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Download the app to your Android device or iPhone, fire it up, and you’re ready to start locating and placing geocaches.

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Free Comic Book Day was started in 2002 as a way to promote comic books as a genre and hobby. Participating stores, thousands and thousands of independent comic shops across the world–give away a free comic book (and so...

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We don’t know about you but we’re absolute suckers for high-speed photography. This gallery combines novel things (Jello filled ornaments shot up with air guns, for example) with beautiful high-speed captures.

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Every week we dip into the reader mail bag and pull out tips and tricks to share. This week we’re looking at a super simple shortcut for resizing windows, how to contain your mouse in a multi-monitor setup, and how to check your battery configuration.

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There’s no need to go mucking about in your power settings to temporarily keep your machine awake, let Coffee perk it up and keep everything active until your downloads are finished.

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Unpluggd, a home-centric technology blog, shares a really simple hack that makes a big difference. When movie audio is mixed for DVD/Bluray playback the dialogue is almost always piped through the center channel.

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Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation sent out a call to action encouraging people to join the Open Wireless Movement. Do you agree with their stance or is Wi-Fi sharing risky business?

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The heart of the hack is taking an old USB memory stick and modifying it so that it presents itself to the computer as a keyboard. Once attached to the computer the fake “keyboard” sends the signal to toggle the C...

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When it comes to unique ways to browse and display your music it doesn’t get much more unique than Planetary–an iPad-based music browser that arranges your collection like galaxies and star systems.

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If you’re a fan of Pandora’s uncannily good music stations you’ll be pleased to hear they’ve rolled out a matching comedy stations. Search for a comedian to seed your station and enjoy the 10,000+ comedy routines.

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A media center isn’t nearly as fun if all your media is mislabeled poorly organized. Read on to learn how to use Ember Media Manager to whip your media into shape and make your collection sparkle.

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Jello has that certain jiggle to it but it’s a jiggle you’ve never seen quite like this. Check out the video to see Jello shot in ultra slow-motion.

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This day in Geek History saw the first example of a “geocache”, a container hidden at specific coordinates and left for others to find as part of a global game.

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When nearing the end of a great book it’s natural to want more books like the one that is about to come to an end. YourNextRead takes the book you’re reading and suggests follow up books to match it.

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