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.

Cut The Rope, a cute and addictive physics game based on the feeding of hungry “omnom” candy monsters, is now available for free in-browser play. Fire up your HTML5-capable browser and read on to play.

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Despite the advances in wireless technology the cable-free future we’ve all been waiting for hasn’t arrived yet. Whether you’re wrangling network cables, peripheral cables, or a nest of charging cables, we want to hear your cable clutter busting tips and tricks.

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Rather than simply rely on total downloads as a measure of worth, Quality Index compiles a meta rank by combining critical reviews from across the web into a weighted score. Read on to check out the top 10 games and apps from 2011.

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You’ve laid the last foot of wire, tested all the inputs, and ran your sound checks. Now it’s time to impress guests with a proper demonstration–check out these 10 movie scenes to find the perfect clip for your demo.

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Over at Hard-H20, a modding and hardware wiki, they share a well documented tutorial for taking a 2-wire fan (which is just power + ground) and upgrading it to a 3-wire fan (power + ground + tachometer). By following along wi...

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You have an iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, you have a printer, and you want to print things—the only problem is your printer isn’t AirPrint compatible. No problem, read on as we show you how to print to older printers.

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Whether you’re looking for an interface for your new DIY arcade cabinet or want to build a custom keypad for an application, this detailed tutorial will show you how to frankenmod an old keyboard into a new interface.

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Android: BT Controller links Android devices together so one Android device can serve as the gamepad for another Android device.

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We often share infographics about computers, games, mobile computing, and other geeky pursuits. This morning’s infographic is an entertaining infographic about, well, infographics.

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Once a week we round up some of the emails we’ve answered and share the solutions with the rest of you; this week we’re looking at overheating laptops, upgrading to a bigger HDD, and grabbing ringtones from YouTube videos.

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If you’re looking to roll your own standing desk, this IKEA-based guide will get you started on the road to abandoning your desk chair.

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ComicCon and cosplay pics are common geek blog fodder, but they’re usually from yesterday’s convention. This roundup of pics is a vintage pile of 1980 convention cosplay awesomeness.

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Windows: If you’re looking for a quick and dirty way to create temporary file associations while using your portable apps on a computer, Portable Extension Warlock makes it easy to open files with the apps you want.

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If you’re looking for time-wasting endeavor for a lazy post-holiday Friday, YouTube Slam is a new YouTube offering that pits videos, category by category, against each other.

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If you picked up one of the HP TouchPad’s when they were selling for bargain basement prices you might be interested in this hack to turn the TouchPad into a Kindle clone.

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If you’re looking for a quick and dirty way to convert web pages into eBooks, dotEPUB–available as a bookmarklet and Chrome extension–coverts pages into ePUBs on the fly.

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If you’re a post doc looking to get undergrads interested in the Large Hadron Collider what do you do? Build an awesome 1:50 scale replica of the Collider’s Atlas Detector, naturally.

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With the increasing size and resolution of computer monitors, there’s oh so much more to show off. This week we want to hear all about your tips, tricks, and sources for finding and/or creating awesome desktop wallpapers.

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This DIY hack links an iPhone to a car ignition system. While it’s a bit overkill for the job it also lets you start your car from afar like James Bond.

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Anyone who has worked in the trenches of IT knows that sometimes the only solution at hand involves duct tape and a long wait for a replacement part. Today’s clever field hack skips the duct tape but bridges a damaged cable with a staple.

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If you thought you had a strong dislike of optical media you’ve got nothing on this unsettled feline.

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Last year we showed you how to tether your Android phone to your computer, no rooting required. The only catch was that it cost $16—now we’re back with a just as simple but free-as-in-beer solution.

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If you’re looking for a simple way to increase the security of PIN passcodes on devices with touch screens you can do so by repeating a digit in the sequence.

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It’s one of the lesser known and briefest meteor showers of the year but it makes up for it with a stunning display that peaks at 200+ meteors per hour; catch it tonight.

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The Commodore 64, that little computing powerhouse from the 1980s, turns 30 this week–check out an early Commodore ad for your daily dose of nostalgia.

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