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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.

Cookies can be useful when you’re in control of them. Today we’re taking a look at how you can control cookies by blocking them except for when you want them to enhance your user experience.

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Over the last 40 years email has evolved quite a bit; take a peek at this infographic to chart significant milestones in the history of email.

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At The Cheap Geek they share a detailed guide to building your own custom desk without spending a lot of money. You’ll need to be handy with some basic shop tools and willing to get dirty but the end result is worth it....

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For their capstone project in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Cornell, Brian Harding and Cat Jubunski decided to build a stand alone face recognition system. Despite the very high cost of commercial mode...

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag to answer your tech questions. This week we take a look at how you can avoid frequent reboots, moving MS Office, and how to share your laptop’s internet connection.

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It’s Monday; if you’re lamenting another weekend past without a cool project then it’s time to add this inexpensive water rocket to your weekend project list.

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On this day in Geek History the first laser was fired in a move that would lead to the development of new tools and the desire of evil villains everywhere to attach lasers to the ocean’s alpha-predators.

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TechCrunch shares a technique for getting Netflix on your unsupported Android device. You’ll need a rooted device, a copy of the Netflix APK, and a willingness to monkey in the guts of your device and trick applications...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your geeky hobby; you responded in force and shared some really interesting and definitely geeky hobbies and interests. Read on to see what your fellow geeks are up to.

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You can definitely file this trick in your “awesome DIY science” folder. Make magazine shares a technique for creating detailed wood burns without actually applying fire or a hot iron to the wood surface.

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Commercial meter readers are expensive; this DIY hack allows you to cheaply monitor your power consumption for a greener tomorrow (and, realistically, a much lower bill).

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Every week we take a moment to dip into the reader mailbag and pull out some tasty tips. This week we’re taking a look at Kindle shortcuts, snappy ways to search in Explorer folders, and easy Android ringtone organization.

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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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