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.

Bookmarklets, tiny chunks of JavaScript packaged in a browser bookmark, offer uses a simple and cross-platform way to interact with the web. What are you must have bookmarklets?

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Why limit your enjoyment of astronaut ice cream to museum gift shops? This how-to guide will help you craft some in your work shop.

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The massive flooding in Thailand late last year put thousands of hard drive factories under water. Hard drive prices skyrocketed as a result and have remained high since. These charts map out the prices over intervening months.

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Although this alarm-clock-to-email-notifier could have been packaged in any sort of shell, the Space Invaders angle really sells the whole project.

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Although Amazon would be pleased if you only used the Amazon Kindle Store to put documents on your Kindle, there are many other ways to put content on the popular device. Read on as we show you how.

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In this fantastic video from the International Space Station, tiny drops of water are set into a beautiful electro-static orbit around, of all things, a knitting needle.

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Photography often involves improvising and adapting to your setting–including securing your flashes and accessories to whatever odd but available surface is at hand. This DIY SuperClamp offers a cheap but strong grip for securing your gear.

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If you’d like to add in some technology from a galaxy far far away to your Skyrim experience, this well-executed mod adds in light sabers. Check out the video to see them in action.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered and share the answers with everyone. This week we’re looking at “dead” Wi-Fi channels, how to transfer PS3 content to a new PS3, and how to map your 25GB SkyDrive to your PC.

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If you need to download all your Google Docs at once to, say, back them up or work with them offline, Google Takeout makes it dead simple to grab them all at once.

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Office peripherals aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing objects, so we hardly blame you if you want to stash them away. This clever hack hides a printer in a dresser drawer with a DIY fold-down front.

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If you’d like to take Windows 8 for a preview spin on an actual tablet, this hack converts an old (but suitably spec’d) laptop into a touch screen tablet for Windows 8 Preview.

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Normally this cute IKEA nightlight simply displays some LED-powered colors. With hacked guts, however, it becomes a remote controlled indicator.

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Computers may have evolved mightily in the last century but we haven’t; read on to see how your fellow readers increase their computing comfort.

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Most of the hype surrounding the Super Bowl surrounds the game and the commercials–take a break from that and check out this awesome LEGO replica of Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Courtesy of NASA’s GRAIL moon exploration spacecraft, we can see the first video footage of the dark side of the Moon.

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Once a week we dump out the Tips box and share some great reader tips with you. This week we’re looking at an easy way to change the screen brightness on the iPad, how to score extra Dropbox space by syncing your photos, and how to cut down on your cable clutter.

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If you’re at a location that filters out a site you want to visit but allows Google sites, this clever work around allows you to browse blocked web sites.

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Android: Don’t stress about syncing your Android phone to get the photos off, Syncly will take care of all your photo transfer needs automatically.

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The Legend of Zelda: The Lost Oracle doesn’t–outside of this artfully executed game trailer mockup–exist, but after you watch the video, you’ll wish it did.

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Most of us spend a lot of time at our workstations both at the office and at home. How have you tweaked your workspace to keep things comfortable and ergonomic?

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Time lapse footage, beautiful scenery, massive radio dishes scanning deep space, what more can one ask for in a video?

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If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to an Solid State Disk (SSD) to speed up your machine but put off by the prices, today’s deal of the day will score you an SSD with a full upgrade package for a little over a buck a GB.

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This clever DIY wire stripper turns the razor blades into a circuit–the moment you slice through the protective sheath of the wire you’re cutting you get a visual indicator that the wire is ready to be rotated.

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Last week we showed you how to extend your network without wires, this week we’re looking at how you can use use an existing hardwire network to easily and quickly extend your wireless network using simple access points.

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