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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.

Twitter’s default search tool is a bit anemic. If you want to supercharge your Twitter search, fire up web-based search tool SnapBird and dig into your past tweets as well as those of friends and followers.

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This week we take a look at how to incorporate Dropbox into your Windows Start Menu, understanding and using symbolic links, and how to rip your TV series DVDs right to unique and high-quality episode files.

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If you’ve ever had a burning need to know just how many times you strike the keyboard and click your mouse every day, KeyCounter–a tiny portable app–can help satisfying your geeky statistical needs.

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If you’ve been longing for some of that sweet ambient lighting found in higher end HDTV setups, long no more. This DIY electronics guide will show you how to add custom and quick-responding ambient lighting to your comp...

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If you’re a frequent Amazon shopper The Tracktor is an invaluable shopping aide. Visit the website or, better yet, add the extension to your browser for detailed price history and price drop notifications.

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Relax and Sleep is a free sleep aid for Android phones that allows you to mix a custom sleep soundtrack.

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Google now supports two-step verification of your identity, a welcome increase in security over a simple password-based model. Secure your account using a password plus verification via phone, txt, or smartphone application.

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How many times have you played Mario, in the dozens of games he has appeared in, and never once stopped to contemplate how many different ways you’ve sent him to his death? Take stock with this fun infographic.

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Every week we bring you a snapshot of the week in Geek History. This week we’re taking a peek at the public release of Gmail, the first time a computer won against a chess champion, and the birth of prolific inventor Thomas Edison.

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Picplz is a fun little social media oriented camera application for Android and iOS devices. Snap pics, apply filters, share on Twitter and Facebook, and even backup to your Dropbox account.

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What happens when a lightning strike grants a simple woodsman an ax of infinite power? Pure stop motion animated awesomeness.

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If you’re a fan of Super Smash Bros. Melee and thought the gameplay was too unbalanced and radically changed the Wii release Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Project M is a free and ambitious mod that brings classic gameplay to the Wii.

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When it comes time to switch from using one application to another on your Android device it isn’t immediately clear how to do so. Follow along as we walk you through swapping the default application for any Android task.

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Watch South Park on one monitor and write your TPS reports on the other; Adobe Flash Player has finally updated to support full screen video in a multi-monitor environment.

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Altoids tins are a staple in many tinker’s workshops, the sturdy little metal box is a great container for all sorts of projects. Check out this collection of Altoid tin conversions including electronics, survival, and gaming projects.

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Yesterday we shared a sweet infographic showing all the Autobot Transformers from 1984-1987 (the first generation of Transformers). Now we’re back to share a matching infographic that catalogs their arch enemies the Decepticons.

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The following gift guide includes gifts for the geeks in your life and gifts for geeks to give those that appreciate their geeky nature. Our methodology for picking Valentine’s-related gifts focused on gifts that were either traditional Valentine’s day gifts with a geek-slant or a nod to an aspect of geek culture. Read on to check out the geektacular pickings we mined the internet to unearth.

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Although Gmail for Android received Priority Inbox last year, the basic mobile version of Gmail lacked for it until yesterday. You can now see and interact with your Priority Inbox on any HTML5 compliant mobile browser.

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Brushing your laptop’s touchpad and jumping the cursor around, highlighting text, and even accidentally deleting text, are some of the hassles that comes with sensitive laptop touchpads. Touchpad Blocker toggles the tou...

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These days kids young and old are introduced to the Transformers via the flashy CGI-packed movies. Back in the day, it was all 20th century animation at its finest. Check out this infographic of all the first generation Autobots.

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This week we take a look at tweaking the Window’s start menu search for fast and focused searching, locking down a hyperactive Android screen, and fueling your torrenting habit through Dropbox.

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In the wake of Google’s web-based update to the Android Market, popular app cataloging web site AppBrain has turned direct-to-phone file installation back on. Bulk uninstall, install, and manage all in one place.

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If you’re looking for a fun electronics project to hone your tinkering skills with, this fun project guide shows you how to build a Clapper to control gear around your house.

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If you’ve got a little one around the house (or little ones that frequently visit) and you don’t want to move your PC tower to keep them away from the buttons, this clever hack kid proofs them–no moving necessary.

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Cross-platform application Android Notifier links your Android phone to your desktop via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular connection and pushes notifications for incoming calls, text messages, and more right to your desktop.

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