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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.

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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We’ve all been there: you’re watching a movie, you can’t hear what the actors are saying, so you crank up the volume. Moments later, the bombs go off. Work around the dialogue/action disparity with a simple speaker hack.

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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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If you’re looking for a great way to prank your coworkers, this clever and stealthy USB hack randomly toggles the Caps Lock on and off.

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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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On May 2, 2000 the US government shifted the way military GPS satellites sent data to civilian GPS devices. The shift increased the accuracy of the civilian devices by a huge margin allowing for extremely precise coordinate confirmations.

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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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Each week we dip into the Ask How-To Geek mailbox and answer your pressing questions. This week we’re looking at installing PDF printers, hiding accounts at the Windows Login Screen, and sharing a USB HDD between computers.

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For a fresh, free, and geeky source of ring tones, it’s tough to beat WolframTones, a musical mashup of Wolfram Alpha and Mathematica that generates unique ringtones based on algorithms.

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If you’re looking for a superbly camouflaged spot to stash valuables, flash drives, or other small objects, this clever DIY fake junction box as stash spot setup is ideal.

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If you want to share a cool game on your iOS device but not let everyone read your email, Locktopus offers a simple app-by-app lockdown solution.

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If you prefer your mad scientist experiments to be more of the delicious and fizzy variety rather than the genetically-modified animals with laser beams variety, this DIY Pop Rocks recipe has all the makings of a fun weekend project.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your techniques for managing and organizing your passwords. Now we’re back to highlight the tools, tricks, and tips you use to wrangle your passwords and internet security.

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You’ve probably got a pallet or two propped up against the back wall of your office right now; here’s how you can turn one of those old pallets into a comfortable hanging chair for your backyard.

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If the recent uproar about Apple’s aggressive iOS tracking logs has you a bit paranoid about what your Android device might be storing, Location Cache makes it simple to view and wipe the location database on your phone.

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If you love new gear but not high prices then we’ve got some deals for you; grab some deeply discounted laptops, game systems, and free mobile apps in this week’s Geek Deals roundup.

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It’s time to delve into the tips box and share this week’s top reader tips. Today we’re looking at an easy and built-in way to record problems in Windows, squeezing life out of your batteries, and supercharging CCleaner.

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If you’re looking for an ambitious weekend project to hone your electronics skill on, this DIY Wi-Fi radio is quite a stylish and functional option.

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If you’ve been online for more than a day or two you’ve already amassed a pile of passwords. How to you keep track of them, organize them, and ensure you’re always using strong and unique passwords? We want to hear all about your password tricks.

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Whether you’re customizing cords large or small this simple technique allows you to change the color of electrical cables to match, coordinate, or otherwise customize to your project.

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