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.

LEGO bricks are rectangular and as such we’ve come to expect fairly boxy LEGO constructions. Brick bending is a LEGO trend wherein people build curved LEGO forms using standard rectangular bricks.

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Chrome/Firefox: If you thought other reading tools like Readability stripped away the fluff on a website, you haven’t seen anything yet. SimplyRead rips away everything but the title and body text for an ultra-minimalis...

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What do Super Mario Bros 3, Pokemon Stadium, Counter-Strike, Doom, and Tetris all have in common? You can play them all on your graphing calculator.

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Once a week we round up some of the interesting questions we’ve answered from the Ask How-To Geek mailbox and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re looking at Xbox 360 upgrades, Christmas light wiring, and stripping Kindle DRM.

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If you’re looking for a super simple project to get started with Arduino programming, this DIY blinking Christmas Tree blinker is a great first-timer’s project.

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Still wondering what Spiderman is doing working an office job and who exactly Chuck Testa is? Know Your Meme is here to help with the top 10 memes of 2011.

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Capturing a falling drop of water with a flash strobe is an old trick; photographer Heinz Maier breathes new life into the stunt with multiple–and colorful!–drops of water.

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If you’re looking for a fun Friday afternoon time sink, beautifully styled and narrated RPG Bastion is available as an in-Chrome web app.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite local file search search tips, tricks, and apps. Now we’re back to share the wealth.

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If you’re looking to ad a bit more of a sci-fi twist to your holiday decorations this geodesic gingerbread house is more Moonbase Alpha than grandma’s cottage in the woods.

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In our guide to scoring free Wi-Fi we emphasized the importance of using a secure connection. This comparison of 7 free VPN services will help you pick a VPN tool to lock down your Wi-Fi traffic.

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Once a week we round up some of the tips from the HTG tips box and share them with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at shopping for Kindles with a flowchart, downgrading iOS, and rolling your own DIY soldering pen.

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Industrious Android enthusiasts have begun the process of porting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Kindle Fire; check out this video to see it in action.

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Snipreel is a web-based app that makes it dead simple to selectively snip and share portions of a YouTube video. Want to share the funniest three sections of the video with friends but not the rest? Snip away.

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Minecraft, the wildly popular LEGO-like sandbox building game, has rocketed in popularity over the last two years. Check out this infographic to see the major milestones in Minecraft history.

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If you’re looking for a cheap and easily customized rack for your audio visual and stereo equipment, this clever hack turns IKEA Lack tables into a cut-to-fit stereo rack.

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Increasing the speed at which you locate the files stashed in your local directories, hard drives, and even network drives, is a massive productivity boost. This week we want to hear about your local file search tips and tricks.

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DNSCrypt is an open-source DNS encryption tool, from the makers of popular DNS service OpenDNS, that increases browsing security by encrypting all your DNS requests.

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Keep your camera lens cap close at hand with this simple and dirt cheap DIY lens cap clip.

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iOS: If you’re a big fan of new Night theme in iBooks 1.5 and wish the entire iOS had an easy-on-the-eyes night mode, it does–find out how to adjust the entire UI experience with a few taps.

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Readily available internet access is the lifeblood for laptops, netbooks, tablets, and other portable devices. Whether your travels take you to the local coffee house or across the country, never be without free Wi-Fi again.

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Yesterday NASA announced the discovery of a planet in a habitable zone around a distant star. This distant planet, Kepler22-b, is but one of the many types of planets we’ve discovered.

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If you’re looking for a quick and cheap way to improvise a camera dolly, this clever tutorial shows you how to use a common drawer rail to build a smooth-sliding camera glider.

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Most of the time game glitches end up with people getting stuck behind rocks or the same note in the background music playing over and over. But break dancing bears? That’s a new one.

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Once a week we share three of the questions we’ve answered from the Ask HTG inbox with the greater readership; this week we’re looking at white noise screen savers, efficient file naming systems, and recovering from a password compromise.

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