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...
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...
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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Monitor Your Electric Use You know how you have second thoughts about eating fast food when you look at the nutrition facts? Monitoring your energy consumption will have the same effect, only you'll end up cutting watts instead of calories. You can go the cheaper route with a monitor like...
Program Your Home's Temperature Keeping your home at the same temperature 24 hours a day either means you have too much money to care or you're not paying attention to your bills. Programmable thermostats allow you to set your temperature based on the time of day, making sure you're...
Use Motion Sensor Lighting You already know that turning off lights is an excellent way to save on your electric bill, so why not make it easier by automating the process? Motion sensors come in a variety of models and increase energy efficiency and security in your home. They can plug...
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Use Efficient Power Strips Power strips are great and all, but they can lead you into the bad habit of always leaving gadgets and appliances on, thereby raising your energy costs. That's why you should look into efficient power strips like the $90 Wattstopper, which senses when you're at...
Brew Your Own Coffee We know most people can't survive without coffee in the morning because we're in the same boat. But we also know that spending a few bucks at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts every morning is a waste of cash. That's why it's much more cost efficient to pony up a mere $36 for a...
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