Hand warmers go high tech

Hand warmers go high tech

I remember discovering those little packs of disposable chemical hand warmer packets on a ski slope years ago and thinking aweeeeesome. I also remember wondering just what that stuff was, and what it was doing to the planet. Leave it to some techies to reinvent the...
Eco-batteries, your savior on Christmas morning

Eco-batteries, your savior on Christmas morning

After the mountain of wrapping paper I find myself beneath on Christmas morning, I am usually bombarded by kid requests for one thing – batteries. And of course, of the thousand things I’ve gotten to prepare for C-Day, batteries are usually the one very...
Trash you’ll want to tote around

Trash you’ll want to tote around

You know what they say, one man’s trash is another…mom’s way to carry her most-treasured iPad. Okay, maybe that’s not exactly how it goes, but these cool iPad cases are rescued and salvaged from junk yards and landfills all over America and...
Printing with Envy

Printing with Envy

I love that tech is getting smaller and smaller–especially for those of us apartment dwellers with limited home office space. And for a while now, I’ve been eying the aptly named HP Envy printer, which has the compact footprint of a DVD player. The HP Envy...
3 free apps we love for Earth Day

3 free apps we love for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. Of course every day I try to do my darnedest to reduce, reuse and recycle, but when it comes to helping the planet, there’s always room for improvement, and Earth Day is a great time to think about what we can all do make our lives a little...
Piquing Our Geek: Refrigerators without the HFC

Piquing Our Geek: Refrigerators without the HFC

We’re all for greening up our homes and lives wherever we can, and sometimes that comes from the manufacturers, who give us better options in the first place. We read this week that General Electric plans to introduce the first HFC-free refrigerator for US...
Bring your laptop. Leave your charger.

Bring your laptop. Leave your charger.

I am almost ashamed to admit the number laptop cords I’ve gone through over the last few years, but suffice it to say I’m on the lookout for better options. What’s really cool is those cords may be obsolete sometime soon. Especially with innovations...
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