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.

See how Pelican cases and other electronics enclosures stand up to extreme torture tests in this video and companion article.

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We’re creating and storing more digital data by the day and it all ends up somewhere. Where are the worlds largest data repositories? Check out this infographic to find out.

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Once a week we dip into the tips box and pulls out some clever tips to share. This week we’re looking at how to instantly cool your hot car down,  improve your Google search results with automatic synonyms, and extending your Android keyboard.

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It’s frustrating when a web site denies you access because you’re outside of the country the site services (UK readers experience this all the time when accessing US sites). TunnelBear’s dead simple VPN service can help.

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If you’ve gotten used to making call via Google Voice in Gmail but craved additional features, today is your lucky day. Gmail calling now supports multiple calls, call waiting, and hold.

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If you’re on the fence about a new console purchase it helps to know the timeline the company is using and where your coveted console falls on that release timeline.

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Post-it notes stuck around your monitor are functional, paper todo lists are fine, but for quick searching and electronic management todo list apps are where it’s at. Do you use one to manage your tasks?

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If you’re looking for some extra space in your Dropbox account you can double your past and future referral space bonuses by simply activating an .EDU email address on your Dropbox account.

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If you’re a comic book fan thinking about making the jump to reading digital comics, this handy guide will help get you started.

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NASA didn’t just train the Apollo Astronauts to get to the moon; they trained them for every possible eventuality including landing in a jungle upon their return to Earth.

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Insecure Wi-Fi is the easiest way for people to access your home network, leech your internet, and cause you serious headaches with more malicious behavior. Read on as we show you how to secure your home Wi-Fi network.

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If you found the burning laser project we shared earlier this year entirely too pedestrian then this palm-of-the-hand laser blaster is for you.

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Now a days we talk about computer registers, DMAs, and IRQs as abstract things buried deep inside the microprocessor of our modern computers. This computer showcases all these aspects of modern computing in a very hands on wa...

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At Mashable they share a well executed product family tree that starts in 1976 with the Apple I and finishes in 2011 with the iPad 2. Hit up the link below for the full infographic. Can you name all the products?

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Once a week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at how to create a VPN, whether you should run your PC 24/7 or not, and how to read comics on your computer.

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At Wired they’ve put together a chart of key moments in video game history related to expanding lifespans. The chart starts with Asteroids in 1979 and works its way to Journey in 2011. Hit up the link below to check the full infographic out.

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If generic prints from the local home and garden store just wouldn’t look right on your office walls it’s time to look for geekier fare. Check out these 20+ prints to find the perfect fit.

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If you’re interested in using more Chrome apps but not sure where to start, There’s a Web App For That suggests Chrome apps based on your browsing history.

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What does it look like when you visualize hundreds of smartphone user’s movement across Europe as a series of firefly-like blips? You end up with a video like this.

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Earlier this week we asked you about your streaming habits  and now we’re back to highlight the trends, tips, and tricks from your responses.

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The map by itself is pretty neat but the coolest feature of Cable Map is the ability to plug in dates to see the cables that existed before, were constructed since, or were in place during that year. You can also hone in on s...

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Whether you’re looking to make a pile of props to outfit your buddies as a Space Marine Squadron for Halloween, replicate modeling props for your table top games, or cast a copy of your favorite action hero, this how-to casting guide can help.

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Every week we open up the tips box and highlight some handy reader tips and tricks. This week we’re looking at a no-fuss way to boot Android on your Nook Color, customizing your YouTube experience, and tracking laptop battery usage.

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If you want to backup and integrate your SMS messages into your Gmail account, SMS Backup offers a simple Android-based backup solution.

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Sleep Timer for Android makes it easy to stop nearly any media app after a user-specified amount of time–perfect for turning your tunes off before bed or timing a power nap.

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