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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.

Earlier this week we asked you to share the contents of your flash drive toolkit. You shared your software lists and tricks; now we’re back to highlight the trends in reader toolkits.

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Some people stack their networking gear on their desk, some people tuck it out of sight in the basement, and some people strip the cases off and frame it like art.

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If the warm weather has you itching to open the garage door and get tinkering, this PVC didgeridoo–a 1,500 year old aboriginal instrument–is a fun (and noisy) way to kick off a summer of tinkering.

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If your hard boiled eggs always turned out with dull yolks and shoe-like-whites–don’t hang your head in shame, mine often do–this science-based exploration of perfectly boiled eggs is for you.

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Every week we tip into our mail bag and share great tips from your fellow readers. This week we’re looking at an easy way to sync your bookmarks between IE and Firefox, using simple Windows toolbars, and a clever way to ID USB cables.

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Yesterday Gmail graduated two features from Gmail Labs to the general set of Gmail features–”Don’t Forget Bob” and “Got the Wrong Bob?”–that help you ensure you’re emailing ever...

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In the above video the guys at Nikon Help Hotline show you how to give your camera lens a deep and proper cleaning in a way that will remove dust, lift oils, and ensure that your expensive lens isn’t scratched in the pr...

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Flash drives loaded with diagnostic apps, portable tools, and other goodies have become a significant part of most geeks’ computer fixing tool kits. What’s in your kit?

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Although the download itself is intended for developers, any geek can enjoy seeing what’s in store for future web browsers. Watch the video above to see some of the new features like CSS gradients, flexible and effectiv...

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If your Android phone’s battery seems to have less zip in its step than it used to it may be in need of recalibration; BatteryCalibration revitalizes the battery on rooted Android phones.

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If it feels like your computers are overtaking your office it might be time to find them a home of their own. Check out how one industrious geek turned a spare closet into a ventilated home data center.

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You’ve got an ebook reader (or a laptop or netbook with ebook reading software) now you just need some free books to put it to good use. Read on as we show you the best places to score free books online.

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If you’ve got a handful of RSS feeds you like to keep a close eye on throughout the day, Fresh Feed is a lightweight menubar RSS reader that parks itself right in the Mac menu bar.

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What your cellular providers claims is their coverage area and what their actual coverage area is can be two different things. OpenSignalMap offers a glimpse into the real world coverage of multiple cell providers.

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Wall Warts, You likely use them everyday without giving them much of a second thought. What exactly goes on inside those chunky black wall chargers that turns AC current into a nice DC trickle for your favorite electronics? Read on to learn more.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. This week we take a look at data latency while playing computer games, how to use your laptop screen as a secondary monitor, and how to easily list and ID the components in your Windows machine.

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Kindlebility is a clever bookmarklet that makes it dead simple to snip, format, and shuttle articles you find on the web to your Kindle. The service is free, fast, and shockingly good at formatting articles for the Kindle.

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The standard spud gun design is that of a simple muzzle loader. This design include a bolt-action assembly that allows for rapid reloading and potato projectile deployment.

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The above infographic, courtesy of SonicElectronix, outlines what dB levels lead to hearing loss, what some of the loudest sounds on earth are, and the signs of hearing loss. Want to read more about dB levels and see examples...

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If you’re less than delighted with the default screensaver pack on the Kindle relief is just a simple hack and a reboot away. Read on to learn how to apply a painless jailbreak to your Kindle and create custom screensavers.

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Coffee is a big part of geek culture; check out this infographic to see how coffee compares to tea and what the health benefits and risks of drinking one over the other are.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share what was in your geek bag. We’ve analyzed the detailed responses that flooded in and now we’re back to share them with you.

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Peter Mars, a French gaming enthusiast, has created an entire blog devoted to his IKEA table to Mame cabinet conversion with detailed photos of every step. The blog is in French but the photos are detailed enough that except ...

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Think you’re a die hard Star Trek fan? Can you identify all 235 Star Trek characters in this geeky 8-bit rendering? If you can, you’ve got a shot at winning a limited edition print of it.

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Looking to save some cash while stocking up on computers, peripherals, apps, and other goodies? Hit up our deal list for discounts on all manner of geeky gear.

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