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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.

The premise is straight forward: your camera stamps each photo with a unique serial number and that serial number appears in all photos that have not been sanitized. Stolen Camera Finder scans online photo sites looking for m...

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If you’re looking for a stealthy way to bring tunes to a room without plunking down speakers everywhere, this stealthy electronics project hides your speakers inside old books.

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This week we’re getting up close and personal with your geeky hobbies. What hobbies build your geek-cred, keep your soldering iron hot, or otherwise endear you to your fellow geeks?

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Rather than dig through various menus and try to figure out how to clean out each individual cache, History Eraser Pro puts everything in a neat dashboard for easy cache wiping. Fire it up, select what you want to dump (like ...

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The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is doing some interesting work with UAV quadrotors–tiny four helicopter blade unmanned aerial machines that are as deft as hummingbirds. In the above video they’re d...

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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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