Why You Should Be Getting Your Caffeine Fix at Home

011811-espressomachine0.jpgOne of the main reasons why we completely stopped buying coffees at coffee shops is basic economics. Buying a cup/mug or two a day adds up to a lot of money over a year. In fact, you’d probably be surprised to learn that the Starbucks coffee you love so much could end up costing you as much as a very expensive Italian espresso machine…even one with a touchscreen interface!

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Is It Finally Time to Switch to LED Bulbs?

051811_rg_LEDvsCFL_01.jpgLighting technology has kept evolving over the last few years, and we believe we’ve finally reached a point where LED bulbs are a viable and cost efficient option. The average energy-saving LED light bulb costs about 35% more than its energy-saving CFL counterpart, but it lasts more than four times as long and uses a fraction of the energy required to power an incandescent. This is just for one bulb. Imagine what happens if you change all of your bulbs in your home…

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Laptop Prerequisites: Stuff You Need, Want & Love

I’m currently gearing myself up for my next laptop. It’s been a while and I definitely need to upgrade. I’ve managed to use my desktop and older laptop for as long as possible. Now that I’m checking out the different stuff that’s available, what is the stuff that you need, want, and love about your laptop?

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Tech Desires: What Should You Buy & Save For?

Even though most of us live on a budget, it doesn’t stop us from wanting to get more tech. If money would be no object, I’d probably be sporting an iPhone, iPad, and a few other gizmos that I don’t currently own. With that being said, what’s the tech you should save for and buy?

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Going From Tech Consumer Addict to Tech Purist

I’ve been involved with the Internet in some form or the other since my early university days as a programmer. This is one of the reasons why the social networking craze didn’t really make me as giddy as some of my friends; I had been chatting on mIRC and custom web apps for a while before ditching it for IM. As such, I’ve been able to change my use of technology from a typical consumer model to something different than the norm.

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Spend On This, Skimp On This

Like most people, I am on a tech budget. The amount of money that I can put towards any technology is usually well thought out. This is probably the situation of a lot of people, since the days of putting stuff on your credit card and paying later are hopefully gone.

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Cut Your Cell Phone Bill From $400/Month to $30/Year

A few years ago, I was working quite a bit on the road, and I was managing a few employees. This meant that I was talking a lot on my cell phone. It wasn’t uncommon for me to have a $200-300 monthly cell phone bill. Now, I barely spend $30 a year on my cell phone bill. How did I do this? Read on to find out more.

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The Donut Party @ n+1

As you might have heard, n+1 is now offering their complete articles on their website. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with these pieces, as they require your undivided attention while you read them. I’ve had this one in my feed reader for about a day and finally had the time to read it in its entirety. I loved it. It’s about a fat man, who’s some kind of accountant or investment specialist, having a meeting with three different parties about a deal on some properties, and using tactics with different types of donuts. I haven’t had a donut in about 1½ years.

EDF Adapter Saves You Money By Unplugging Idle Devices

020110_rg_EDFGillesB_01.jpgThere are many studies that have shown that you can save quite a bit of money by simply shutting down your devices and gadgets that are always consuming power, no matter if you are using them or not. It’s not always as easy as this, because we tend to forget after a while. In order to save money consistently, you need to be very diligent.

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Facebook Members Are Making Money

Some Facebook members are making money off the social networking site.