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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.

If you want to give your retro game playing a properly retro look, this great mod uses the shell of an SNES system to house an emulator that plays games from over eight different systems.

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You’re tearing it up in Angry Birds, finding elegant smashed-avian-solutions for every level, and then you hit a wall. No matter what you do you can’t figure the level out. Take a peek at these video walkthroughs to blast through to the next level.

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Capturing beautiful shots of lightening in action is challenging. This DIY trigger uses the lighting itself as a photo trigger ensuring you’ll never miss your shot.

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Sendoid is a file sharing client designed to shuttle files quickly between browsers and desktops with little need for configuration or firewall tweaking.

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Think you play more than the average gamer? Own more consoles? Check out this infographic guide to stats about players, console sales, and popular games to see.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. This week we take a look at freezer-based data salvaging, swapping out your wallpaper, and how to email text messages.

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If you’re looking for just the right font for your retro computing project, this collection of 8-bit system fonts from the 1970s and 1980s can help.

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If you’re looking for a flexible way to block specific numbers from calling and texting you, Easy Filter Call Blocker & SMS is an Android-based filter that is easy to configure and deploy.

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We’ve all come to know and love Nintendo as the console maker that gave us Mario, Metroid, and the Legend of Zelda. The history of the company is an interesting, and not so squeaky clean one, however.

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If you’re looking for a weekend project that dabbles in vintage camera and film tricks, this tutorial shows you how to hack an old and cheap medium format camera to fully expose 35mm film.

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The comments have been read and the votes totaled; hands down the How-To Geek crowd voids warranties like it’s an Olympic sport. Read on to see how, when, and why, your fellow readers void their warranties.

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Your quarters have long been sunk in the machine, you’re mashing buttons at a furious pace, and then it happens: the 8-bit reaper comes for you. Check out this video remix of dozens upon dozens of classic video game arc...

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You likely use a credit or debit card on a daily basis; have you ever wondered how exactly your card number is generated? Check out this infographic breakdown to see.

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Every week we bring you interesting trivia and milestones from the archives of Geekdom. Today we’re taking a peek at the birth of Twitter, ten years of Mac OS X, and the longest space stay in history.

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If you’re trying to cut down on the power your home server is sucking down, this DIY power supply unit coupled with a low-power motherboard can bring your server power consumption down to netbook levels.

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It’s time to delve into the tips box and share from the wealth of reader knowledge. Today we’re looking at an easy way to change letter case in MS Word, solving compatibility issues under Windows 7 64-bit, and controlling your torrents from your smart phone.

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Moodagent, a cross-platform and mobile application, creates music playlists based on your mood. Tell it how you’re feeling and it picks songs that mirror your emotional state.

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Nobody likes malware and everyone wants to avoid infection but why exactly? Take a look at this malware business flowchart to see exactly what you’re avoiding when you protect yourself from malware.

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Warranty voiding is a byproduct of the things geeks like to do most: tinker, tweak, and personalize. This week we want to hear about your warranty voiding adventures and the times you opted not to peel off the sticker and void that warranty.

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Bruno Games shares a neat DIY project that combines paper craft, electronics, and nostalgia together into a functional Super Mario Bros. coin block. Build it, fill it with coins, and punch the bottom. You’ll be rewarded...

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Mozilla rolled out a massive upgrade to Firefox yesterday, bringing a slew of new features and a whole new look. Are you rushing to switch to Firefox or upgrade your current install?

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Slow Down is a terribly clever iOS application that links your driving speed to your music playback speed. The faster you drive the slower the music becomes, giving you an audio reminder to slow down.

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Geek caves are not the place to be subtle. This DIY project turns blank printed circuit boards into geometric lamp shades for not-so-subtle lighting.

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Whether shopping for a new computer or upgrading an old one, you’ve likely come across the the “64-bit” designation and wondered what it meant. Read on as we explain what Windows 7 64-bit is and why you’d want a piece of that 64-bit pie.

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Curious about the history of nuclear reactors after all the attention they’ve received in the news? Take a peek at the history of reactors with these gorgeous cutaway drawings of vintage nuclear power plants.

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