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.

Earlier this week we asked you to share your tips and tricks for squeezing more juice out of your mobile devices. Now we’re back with a roundup of those battery-extending tips.

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Lately we’ve been subjected to some rather fierce debate about piracy and the alleged and irreversible harm it does. One thing lost in the current debate is the long eye of history and how pirates have served our culture.

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If you’re looking for a new wallpaper this ultra-high resolution image of the Earth’s surface spans a whopping 8,000 by 8,000 pixels.

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Once a week we round up some of the great tips that flow into the HTG tips box and share them with the greater readership. This week we’re talking about downloading your Facebook data for easy wall searching, packing lots of apps into iOS folders, and keeping tabs on web apps that can access your private data.

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If you’re looking for a clever way to recycle an old camera, this simple hack turns the camera housing into a night light.

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If you’ve logged so many hours playing Call of Duty you’ve worn out the buttons on your controller, don’t blow your money on a new one–repair it with this simple hack.

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Jumping around, stomping squat bad guys, rescuing maidens–it’s all in a day’s work for members of the jumping platformer club.

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Although batteries have become more robust and longer lived, some days the outlets are far and few between. How do you maximize the juice when you’re away from home?

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Command and Conquer, the popular real-time strategy game from the 1990s, is available as an HTML5 in-browser game.

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If you’re looking to camouflage a wireless repeater in a radio (or any other suitably sized enclosure), this tutorial will show you how to rip apart a Linksys router and stash it in a hidden location.

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Fans of LEGO and Minecraft can rejoice: yesterday LEGO announced their approval of a LEGO-based Minecraft series.

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If you’re underwhelmed by the reach of your wireless signal, follow along as we show you how to extend your wireless network using routers powered with Tomato firmware.

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Windows: PomodoroApp combines the effectiveness of Pomodoro-style time management with task tracking and analysis for a well rounded time and task management experience.

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If you’re curious what happens inside your DSLR when you click the shutter button, this high-speed video slows down the process so you can appreciate every millisecond of it.

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In 1977 an Atari 2600 cost $200. Adjusted for inflation that’s $589–more than enough to buy an Xbox 360, Wii, and some accessories for both. Check out this infographic for comparisons between computers, cellphones, and more.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader emails that come flooding into the Ask HTG inbox and share them with the greater readership. Today we’re looking which files you should be backing up, using your scanner as a copier, and using the iPad as a secondary monitor.

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This standing desk is little more than an shelf mounted at the appropriate height for the owner. The notable part is the removable panel that conceals the cable clutter and four hard drives.

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This seven-minute short film is an impressive display of Sci-Fi writing, directing, and CGI–put together sans budget.

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Android: If you’ve been underwhelmed with the weather apps in the Android Market, 1Weather is feature packed, free, and definitely worth checking out.

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Who knew that it annoyed Ganon as much as it annoyed the rest of us?

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Earlier this week we asked you to share the reasons you jailbroke your devices and the tools you used. Now we’re back with a roundup of great reader comments.

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It’s not exactly a 3D port with stunning views of a virtual world but, for some Friday fun at the back of the class, it does bring the world of Skyrim to you.

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You get all sorts of notices from various services–Facebook, Twitter, YouTube–and you never get around to modifying them. Notification Control is a web dashboard with direct links to 14 popular services so you can...

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Once a week we dump out the tips box to share great reader tips with everyone; this week we’re looking at DIY iPad styluses, easy cable organizing, and how to hack your own dirt-cheap signal extending Wi-Fi antennas.

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This informative guide both explains the principles of radar-based speed measurement and shows you how to build a radar gun/radar imager using coffee cans and electronics parts.

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