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.

Android: If you’re worried you’re not getting enough sleep but not sure how to keep a close eye on it, SleepBot is feature-packed app that analyze your sleep patterns, integrates with alarm clocks, and more.

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This DIY project combines EL-wire, acrylic, LEDs, and a crystal solution to create an eye catching and geektacular DNA-inspired lamp.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share the games you like killing downtime with; you responded and now we’re back to highlight your favorites.

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In the tradition of holiday-themed horror movies like Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night, Siri is an Apple-product driven horror movie spoof.

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iPad: Popular annotation tool Skitch is now available for the iPad; edit, annotate, and share photo, map, and web page edits on-the-go.

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Once a week we mine the tips box for awesome reader tips; this week we’re sharing a rather clever work around that allows you to stream your music collection from Google Docs.

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Most of the time over-the-top Christmas light displays hover on the edge of neighbor enraging; this dubstep fueled seizure box is sure to irritate the neighbors.

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If you’re looking to pack a little computing power into your kitchen you’d be hard pressed to beat this built-in kitchen computer complete with a massive 17″ touch screen interface.

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We frequently look back at the early days of computing, but we rarely get a chance to see how people in that age saw computers. This 1958 video gives us a peek.

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Around this time of year quite a few people are spending a bit of time waiting: waiting for flights to arrive, watching the time clock before the holiday, riding shotgun to Grandma’s house. This week we want to hear all about your favorite mobile games and how they help pass the time.

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If you’re short on time and decorating skills but you’ve got some LEDs laying around in your workshop, this quick and dirty tutorial will help you craft some geeky robot LED decorations.

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This clever video takes time lapse footage to a whole new level by shooting multiple scenes of LA through a snow globe with a constantly changing array of bokeh patterns.

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Normally we see clever IKEA hacks executed by individual tinkers; this hack is a delightfully large scale holiday illumination project on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.

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Even if you think you’ve maxed out the usefulness of your iPad there’s still opportunities to squeeze even more utility out of it. Read on as we show you how to use your iPad as a supplementary monitor for your PC or Mac.

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When you install most applications you’ll get a prompt for a custom or full install. It seems so easy to just click full and let the installer go to work–but you’re asking for a slower computer, a load of to...

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Decommissioned and on its way to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, this is the last chance any of us will have to see the inside of the Space Shuttle Atlantis in full operational glory.

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If you have a notorious present shaker on your Christmas list, prank them with this meows-when-shaken present.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered over the previous week and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at diagnosing flickering monitors, skipping duplicate files while copying, and editing the Hosts file to get rid of annoying software reminders.

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From the same guy that brought you the playable Guitar Hero Christmas display, enjoy a peek at a fully interactive Angry Birds light show.

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In 1982 you’d shell out almost $4,000 for the privilege of using a mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and couldn’t even fit in your pocket. Today you can pick up phone that weighs mere ounces, slips in your pocket...

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Google, no stranger to clever search Easter Eggs, has a simple little HTML5 trick that brings a blizzard to your desktop.

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What would Google, Facebook, Reddit, and other popular internet sites look like envisioned as super heroes (and villains)? Read on to see their powers and arch enemies.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite tricks, tips, and techniques for creating holiday cards. Now we’re back to share your creative card constructions tips.

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Words cannot adequately describe just how weird the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special was; it had Bea Arthur, singing princesses, extended Wookie dialog, cartoon interludes, and more. Seeing is believing and we’ve got a copy to share.

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If you’ve made your list, checked it twice, and realized you forgot a few people, take advantage of Free Shipping Day–2,579 retailers ship for free in time for Christmas.

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