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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.

For an interesting peek in the history of innovation over the last century take a gander at this collection of vintage advertisements hawking everything from plastic pipes to weather control to color television.

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If you’ve ever wished you could see your Android phone’s screen on your desktop or remote control it using your mouse and keyboard we’ll show you how in this simple guide to gaining remote access to your Android device.

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If you’re looking for a bright flashlight without paying an arm and a leg this simple hack modifies a cheap $10 flashlight to be as bright as a $95 one.

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For those of you that love to customize your browsing experience, Firefox Personas–the all-in-one bundled themes for Firefox–are now available on Firefox mobile.

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If you’re looking for an unobtrusive timer that melts into the background but still helps you focus and slice up your work into manageable chunks of time, Adobe Air-based Focus Booster is the lightweight tool for you.

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Last year Google rolled out desktop notifications for Google Calendar, now you can get Gmail and Gchat notifications on your desktop too. Read on as we walk you through configuring them both.

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If you’re not squeamish about mucking about with your Nook and voiding your warranty, there’s a hack floating around that allows you to install Android 3.0 on it and supercharge the ebook reader into a full-fledged tablet.

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If you’ve ever wanted to wander the halls of distant museums while still in your cubicle, Google Art Project is an ambitious project that takes you inside dozens of art museums around the world and gives you intensely d...

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If you frequently find yourself at an internet café or other location that provides free internet but restricts the amount of time or bandwidth you use, changing your MAC address can often be enough to circumvent restrictions.

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This week we’re taking a look at how to tile application windows in Windows 7, remote controlling your desktop from iOS devices, and understanding exactly what Windows 7 libraries are.

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IntoNow is clever social networking application for iOS that makes it super simple to share what TV show you’re watching with your friends as it identifies any TV (right down to the episode number) just by hearing 4-12 seconds of the show.

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If being able to walk to get good coffee, good food, and cash a check at your local bank are important to you, Walk Score crunches the numbers and shows you how pedestrian friendly a neighborhood is.

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If you’ve ever wished that you could get notification upon the delivery of your physical mail (just like you do with your email) then this hack is for you. Turn a wireless doorbell into a snail mail indicator.

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KinEmote is a Windows-based application that links your Kinect motion-sensing camera to your computer, opening the door to play all manner of games like Angry Birds using the motion of your body.

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When was the last time you read the entire privacy of a web site you were registering at? Never? You wouldn’t be alone and this infographic examination of privacy policies highlights why.

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Things have changed a bit in the Guinness Book of World Records we poured over in our youth; the new version has pages worth of entries related to video games. Here are some of the more colorful ones you likely didn’t know about.

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It was quite a wild ride for this week in Geek History: Steve Jobs gave a demonstration of the first Macintosh computer, beloved geek show MythBusters took to the air, and iconic movie Dr. Strangelove appeared in theatres and our collective consciousness.

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After the release of Firesheep–a Wi-Fi sniffing Firefox extension that made waves last fall–major companies scrambled to beef up their security. Facebook joins the fray this week by adding in total session HTTPS; ...

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Late last year Apple pulled iDOS, a DOS emulator for iOS devices, from the App Store. Just this week it returned with some modifications that prevent you from using iTunes to load in extra DOS apps. Check out how to work arou...

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If you’re looking for a polished web-based EPUB reader, MagicScroll allows you to read books from the web, uploaded from your computer, and even share the books with your friends.

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Whether you want to backup your game saves because you’ve worked so hard on them or you want to import game saves precisely so you don’t have to work so hard, we’ve got you covered.

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Keep My Opt-Outs is a small extension for Google Chrome that permanently enables your opt-out selection across all your instances of Google Chrome.

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When you’ve burned through the last of that 100 CD spindle there’s nothing left to do with it but chuck it in the bin; unless you apply a little DIY spirit to it and recycle it into a glowing desk lamp.

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If you’ve decided to switch full time to using your Google Voice number as your primary number (and there are certainly a slew of features to entice you to do so), here’s a simple guide to doing so.

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Although iTunes usually does a good enough job backing up your data, the backups are encrypted and inaccessible save for totally restoring your system. What if you want to copy your saved games to a new device? Read on to find out how.

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