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.

TechCrunch shares a technique for getting Netflix on your unsupported Android device. You’ll need a rooted device, a copy of the Netflix APK, and a willingness to monkey in the guts of your device and trick applications...

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your geeky hobby; you responded in force and shared some really interesting and definitely geeky hobbies and interests. Read on to see what your fellow geeks are up to.

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You can definitely file this trick in your “awesome DIY science” folder. Make magazine shares a technique for creating detailed wood burns without actually applying fire or a hot iron to the wood surface.

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Commercial meter readers are expensive; this DIY hack allows you to cheaply monitor your power consumption for a greener tomorrow (and, realistically, a much lower bill).

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Every week we take a moment to dip into the reader mailbag and pull out some tasty tips. This week we’re taking a look at Kindle shortcuts, snappy ways to search in Explorer folders, and easy Android ringtone organization.

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The premise is straight forward: your camera stamps each photo with a unique serial number and that serial number appears in all photos that have not been sanitized. Stolen Camera Finder scans online photo sites looking for m...

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It’s irritating to find out, after a long day of shooting, that a spec of dust has made an appearance in every photo. Learn how to take a reference photo to spot (and eliminate) dust on your camera lens.

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If you’re looking for a stealthy way to bring tunes to a room without plunking down speakers everywhere, this stealthy electronics project hides your speakers inside old books.

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This week we’re getting up close and personal with your geeky hobbies. What hobbies build your geek-cred, keep your soldering iron hot, or otherwise endear you to your fellow geeks?

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If you like to keep a tidy phone (or keep people out of your business), History Eraser Pro makes short work of cleaning out your Android device’s cache files.

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The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania is doing some interesting work with UAV quadrotors–tiny four helicopter blade unmanned aerial machines that are as deft as hummingbirds. In the above video they’re d...

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Dino Segovis, the guy behind Hack-A-Week TV, shares an awesome video on how to build an Arduino-based 1/2 watt amplifier that amplifies both your speakers and your guitar (with neat distortion effects). Check out the video ab...

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The iPad has been toted as the ultimate comic book reader but that doesn’t mean your can’t give it a run for its money with your Kindle. Read on to learn how you can optimize your Manga and comic collection for your Kindle.

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Trillian will still rock a Free/Pro arrangement but the Free side of things just got a whole lot more awesome. All the great but previously premium features like themes, activity history viewer (a super charged chat log viewe...

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CollegeHumor shares a collection of IKEA-style manuals with a Sci-Fi bent. Check out the “Litsabbur” here and then hit up the link below to see the Djiloriann, Dindasur, and Tjardiis.

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The health impact of sitting is a topic of hot discussion these days– The New York Times covered the topic last month–and for good reason. All along we’ve known that sitting all day isn’t great for you...

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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing questions. This week we’re extending Wi-Fi networks, resetting the access permissions on an external HDD, and training Windows to recall folder locations.

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Courtesy of Spanish division of Vodafone, the above video highlights common ergonomic issues like poor spine alignment, monitor placement, and more. Take a peek for a quick refresher and then do some deeper reading in our gui...

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Logging into both Google Chat and AIM is about to become a thing of the past; the two services are integrating in such a way that you can log in once and enjoy chat sessions with friends on both sides of the IM fence.

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David Malki, the guy behind the Wondermark comics, created a really cool eight-page Victorian-esque magazine with beautiful artwork and entertaining projects from days gone by. The last page of the comic is a set of rules for...

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If you love your jailbroken iOS device but you’re not a fan of Cydia’s clunky search interface, Cydia Search offers a speedy and easy to navigate web-based alternative.

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Earlier this week—and in light of the Electronic Frontier Foundations call for an Open Wi-Fi world—we asked you if you ran an open Wi-Fi node. Your responses were strong and varied.

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OpenCaching is a free application that turns your Android device or iPhone into a geocache tool complete with maps, log book, and cache logger.

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If you’re a comic book fan–or looking to get back into comic books after a hiatus–Free Comic Book Day is a great time to pick up a free comic book (or three).

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We don’t know about you but we’re absolute suckers for high-speed photography. This gallery combines novel things (Jello filled ornaments shot up with air guns, for example) with beautiful high-speed captures.

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