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Doing the Right Thing -- 5 Tech Pitfalls

Kids (and kids at heart) have always loved a little school-time tomfoolery, be it streaking at a football game or leaving a flaming bag of poop on a neighbor's doorstep. But in the digital age, the mischief has moved to the most public of forums: online. What may seem like harmless...

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Ethics 101: 5 Online Pitfalls That Destroy Students

Kids have always loved to mix it up with a little school-time tomfoolery, whether it's streaking at a football game or leaving a flaming bag of poop on a teacher's doorstep. But in the digital age, the mischief has moved online. What may seem like harmless virtual-reality hijinks can have...

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14 Annoying Tech Types

Though technology generally makes our lives better, it can also turn us into idiots. Inspired by Blue Tools -- those people who never remove their wireless headsets -- we've compiled a list of personality types who irritate by misusing gadgets and the Internet in ways that are mean, rude, or...

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How to Lower Your Monthly Bills With Technology

Share Foreclosures. Bailouts. Unemployment. Cats and dogs living together. Yes, these are stressful times. But don't panic: There are a lot of ways to stay afloat during this economic downturn. While we can't advise you on stocks or mortgages, we do know a thing or two about technology. So we...

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How to Lower Your Monthly Tech Bills

Save On Car Repairs. Visiting a mechanic is a gamble that can easily leave you ripped off or with a shoddy work. Luckily, there's RepairPal.com, which approximates how much fixing your car should cost and recommends where to go. All you do is enter your car's information, the problem,...

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How to Lower Your Monthly Tech Bills

Light Up With CFLs Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use 75-percent less energy and last longer than typical incandescent bulbs. They also come in all sorts of sizes, so you're not stuck with that soft serve cone shape if you don't want it. Yes, they do contain some mercury, but they're...

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How to Lower Your Monthly Tech Bills

Shop With Free Shipping. The next time you're in the market for something, don't bother driving to the mall. Look online at sites like Freeshippingon.com and MSN's Free Shopping Center and you might be able to find deals that cost the same as in the stores and you won't have to spend the gas...

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How to Lower Your Monthly Tech Bills

Find and buy cheaper gas. If you're not taking public transportation, biking, walking, etc., then you should do everything in your power to find cheap gas. Luckily, the Web offers a multitude of gas sites such as GasBuddy.com and GasPriceWatch.com, where visitors constantly update local fuel...

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How to Lower Your Monthly Tech Bills

If you have to buy stuff, at least get some money back. We've told you about all the deal and comparison shopping sites out there, but here's another great one to add to the list: ebates.com. Just sign up and do your shopping at over 900 stores that partner with the site, including Apple and...

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How to Lower Your Monthly Tech Bills

Stick to a Laptop Are you reading this on a desktop computer? If so, you're probably using five to ten times as much power as you would on a laptop. Despite the cheaper costs of desktops nowadays, you'll still end up paying when it comes to your electricity bill. Plus, with a laptop, you can...

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