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Jason Fitzpatrick

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

If you’re looking for some extra space in your Dropbox account you can double your past and future referral space bonuses by simply activating an .EDU email address on your Dropbox account.

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If you’re a comic book fan thinking about making the jump to reading digital comics, this handy guide will help get you started.

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NASA didn’t just train the Apollo Astronauts to get to the moon; they trained them for every possible eventuality including landing in a jungle upon their return to Earth.

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Insecure Wi-Fi is the easiest way for people to access your home network, leech your internet, and cause you serious headaches with more malicious behavior. Read on as we show you how to secure your home Wi-Fi network.

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If you found the burning laser project we shared earlier this year entirely too pedestrian then this palm-of-the-hand laser blaster is for you.

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Now a days we talk about computer registers, DMAs, and IRQs as abstract things buried deep inside the microprocessor of our modern computers. This computer showcases all these aspects of modern computing in a very hands on wa...

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At Mashable they share a well executed product family tree that starts in 1976 with the Apple I and finishes in 2011 with the iPad 2. Hit up the link below for the full infographic. Can you name all the products?

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to create a VPN, whether you should run your PC 24/7 or not, and how to read comics on your computer.

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At Wired they’ve put together a chart of key moments in video game history related to expanding lifespans. The chart starts with Asteroids in 1979 and works its way to Journey in 2011. Hit up the link below to check the full infographic out.

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If generic prints from the local home and garden store just wouldn’t look right on your office walls it’s time to look for geekier fare. Check out these 20+ prints to find the perfect fit.

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After you install the extension it scans your browsing history and your installed apps, extensions, and themes to suggest Chrome apps you might find useful. After the initial scan it continues to suggest apps by placing a sma...

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What does it look like when you visualize hundreds of smartphone user’s movement across Europe as a series of firefly-like blips? You end up with a video like this.

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Earlier this week we asked you about your streaming habits  and now we’re back to highlight the trends, tips, and tricks from your responses.

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The map by itself is pretty neat but the coolest feature of Cable Map is the ability to plug in dates to see the cables that existed before, were constructed since, or were in place during that year. You can also hone in on s...

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Whether you’re looking to make a pile of props to outfit your buddies as a Space Marine Squadron for Halloween, replicate modeling props for your table top games, or cast a copy of your favorite action hero, this how-to casting guide can help.

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Every week we open up the tips box and highlight some handy reader tips and tricks. This week we’re looking at a no-fuss way to boot Android on your Nook Color, customizing your YouTube experience, and tracking laptop battery usage.

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If you want to backup and integrate your SMS messages into your Gmail account, SMS Backup offers a simple Android-based backup solution.

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Sleep Timer for Android makes it easy to stop nearly any media app after a user-specified amount of time–perfect for turning your tunes off before bed or timing a power nap.

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Spotify, a music discovery and streaming service that is wildly popular in Europe, is now available for US users.

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Connecting to the internet from Wi-Fi hotspots, at work, or anywhere else away from home, exposes your data to unnecessary risks. You can easily configure your router to support a secure tunnel and shield your remote browser traffic—read on to see how.

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The new market features better app search and suggestion–including extra categories to better highlight the top downloads across a more diverse spectrum–movie rentals, ebooks, and a totally overhauled interface. C...

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Over at Make they’ve put together quite a list of quadrotor videos from around the web and from multiple labs working on quadrotor projects.

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Earlier this year StumbleUpon released an iPad version of their web discovery engine; the recent update comes packed with features that make mobile discovery fun.

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Media streaming is all over the news lately as Congress grapples with what it means to stream content and how streaming affects copyright holders. While the current debate doesn’t directly concern people who stream from private collections for personal use we hardly have to tell you how quickly the movie and recording industries like to bend new laws to their benefit.

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Even if you have no intention of going on vacation anytime soon the Photo Fakeouts section of Oyster.com is quite entertaining. It’s like a how-to guide for taking flattering real estate photos. You can hit up the link ...

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