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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 IBM’s took their Jeopardy playing supercomputer Watson to play a practice round with two human (and accomplished) jeopardy players. Watson tears out of the gate and barely lets up on the beatings.

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If you’re looking for a newsreader with a big eye-candy and wow factor rolled with high usability, Pulse is one of the sexiest readers around.

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Every week we bring you interesting facts from the annals of Geekdom. This week in Geek History saw the birth of HAL, the first landing on an alien moon, and the first real-world test of a fighter jet ejection seat.

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Google Translate for Android has updated and includes some nifty features like a Conversation Mode–on the fly translation of SMS messages.

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You can quickly and easily improve Photoshop’s performance by moving the scratch disk from your primary OS disk to a secondary drive. Watch this video demonstration to see how.

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Angry Birds, the insanely popular smartphone game, involves the sling-shotting of birds at fortified castles–an arrangement most of us haven’t spent much time questioning. It turns out the birds and their mortal e...

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Panoramic photos, at first glance, might seem to be exclusively in the realm of professional photographers. Armed with some tips and tricks, however, anybody can take stunning panoramic photos with little more than a point and shoot camera.

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The Washington Post shares an interesting set of infographics charting the rise and fall of popular electronics–like analog cellphones starting at $4,000 a pop and falling to under $100.

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Apture Highlights is a Firefox extension that turns your cursor into a powerful search tool. Highlight any text in your browser window and see search results from Google, YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, and Wikipedia.

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A series of studies over the last century have proven time and time again: if people can’t see where they are going they can’t walk straight. Check out this video from NPR demonstrating the phenomenon and pick up ...

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We’ve shown you how to hack your Wii for homebrew software and DVD playback as well as how to safeguard and supercharge your Wii. Now we’re taking a peek at Wii game loaders so you can backup and play your Wii games from an external HDD.

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Speedy and lightweight browser Dolphin Browser Mini is out of beta and sporting on-demand Flash, data backup and restore, better bookmarking, and an upgraded GUI.

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Google Goggles, the popular scan-the-real-world mobile app, has updated to include some great improvements and a novel trick–the ability to solve Sudoku puzzles at a lightning pace.

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If you’ve populated your iOS device with televisions shows from sources outside of iTunes you may have noticed that many shows get sorted incorrectly. Fix the sort issue by amending the show’s metadata.

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This week we take a look at how to clone a hard disk for easy backup or duplication, resize stubbornly static windows, and create shortcuts for dozens of Windows functions.

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If you can remember the time when computer generated graphics were limited to blocky bitmaps, you likely find yourself as hypnotized by slick CGI montages as we do. Today we have a beautiful video from design house CHRLX to share.

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When we think of computers we tend to think of the present (and perhaps of the slow computers of decades past) but the history of calculation devices goes back significantly further and includes an array of interesting innovations.

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Mads Peitersen, an artist from Denmark, has a set of painted portraits that re-imagine the guts of modern electronics as, quite literally, organic guts and bones. It’s a clever mash up and more than a few of them would ...

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Every week we bring you interesting facts from the history of Geekdom. This week in Geek History witnessed the first successful demonstration of the electric telegraph, the safe landing of the Spirit rover on the surface of Mars, and the birth of famed fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien.

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What can two computer fans, a battery, three scrub brushes, and a Frisbee do for you? They can scrub your floor and wash your tables. Turn a handful of parts into a Scrub Bot for cheap and sweat-free cleaning.

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If you’re looking for dead simple and secure file synchronization for your Android phone, BotSync links your phone to a remote FTP directory. Stop worrying about filling up your Dropbox quota and start syncing from your own server.

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If two iPhone alarm failures in less than three months (the Daylight Savings bug and the New Year’s bug) isn’t motivation to grab a 3rd party alarm app, we don’t know what is. Check out these feature-packed replacements for dependable time keeping.

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Luigi is a firmware toolkit for custom flashing of the Google Cr-48 notebook; if you’ve got one to play with you can customize it to run any OS.

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Most iPad styluses are blunt-tipped and over-priced. Make your own custom stylus with parts from around your workshop for free.

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This week we take a look at how to automate your Flickr backups, knock out repetitive tasks with automation, and normalize your MP3 collection’s wild volume levels.

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