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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.

Outtages.org shares a massive list of status pages for ISPs, mobile providers, individual web services, and more. Find the network status page you’re looking for.

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This week the Star Trek franchise turns 45. Check out this infographic to see a sweeping retrospective that includes everything from the pilot episode to the introduction of the BORG to the current generation movie.

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Once a week we dump out the reader mailbag and share handy reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at quickly resizing windows with a click, changing the default download directory in Windows, and some DIY coffee roasting tips.

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If you’re interested in trying your hand at home roasted coffee but not sure if it’s worth the financial investment, this simple DIY technique uses a popcorn popper to roast your fresh coffee beans.

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iOS: From the clack of your keyboard to the slam of your car door to the jingle of your keys on the counter, your world is filled with sounds. MadPad captures them for on-the-fly music mixing magic.

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This handsome DIY project takes an old stereo cabinet, guts and refinishes it, and packs it full of new speakers, electronics, and a monitor with keyboard and touchpad interface.

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Just because a computer isn’t peppy enough to be your primary machine anymore doesn’t mean it’s worthless. This week we want to hear about your repurposing projects. How do you squeeze life out of an old machine?

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The last ten years have seen a rapid change in the design and output capabilities of television sets. This infographic takes a look at sales history, new technology, and what to look for when buying a new HDTV.

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Last month, Evernote-acquired, Skitch released an Android version. Now Evernote has updated their Android app to integrate with Skitch. It’s a note-taking and annotating double whammy.

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If you’re an astronomy buff with an interest in the lunar program, you don’t want to pass up these newly released high resolution photos of the landing sites and impact craters our moon explorations left behind.

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Last month we showed you how to get started with Usenet using SABnzbd. Now we’re back to show you how to supercharge your SABnzbd experience with add-ons and customizations.

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E-ink is easy to read, ebook readers are lightweight, the only pesky hiccup is that whole electricity thing. Avoid running out of juice, no matter how long your vacation, with this ebook reader solar panel hack.

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Incandescent light bulbs might not be the new kid on the lighting block anymore, but the science behind them is as fascinating as ever.

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Google is doing a little autumn cleaning and shuttering, merging, and outright removing nearly a dozen services. Services affected include Google Notebooks, Maps, Pack, and Sidewiki.

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It’s that Ask HTG time of week again where we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at BIOS support for USB keyboards, disabling URL warnings in Office, and accessing Linux partitions in Windows.

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Tidying and storing earbuds has been a hot topic lately; this polished DIY project turns an acrylic scrap into a stylish holder.

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The last year has seen a number of high profile security breaches. ShouldIChangeMyPassword tells you if your login was among the compromised.

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If you’re interested in some high-voltage experimentation on the cheap, this DIY Tesla Coil is a steal.

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On September 2, 1859 telegraph operators all over North American noticed a peculiar thing: their machines, unplugged from a power source, kept working.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite mobile calendar app; you weighed in and now we’re back to highlight the trends in your comments.

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With this simple hack you can tear apart a 12 v battery to get, well, a lot more (button cell) batteries–$40 more worth.

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If you’ve been disappointed that your favorite Facebook, Google+, or other Flash-based games weren’t available on the iPad, iSwifter is your silver bullet–no jailbreaking required.

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It’s that tips sharing time of week again! This week we’re looking at reader tips about sun glare reduction in photos, turning old credit cards into cable organizers, and activating the mouse “laser pointer” in PowerPoint.

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Have Wi-Fi network problems? This set of handy flowcharts will guide you (or a distant relative in need of assistance) towards Wi-Fi happiness.

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What happens when you pit two of the most sophisticated AI chatbots against each other in a conversation? As this video highlights, some rather peculiar things.

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