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Understanding Cloud Storage

First came floppy discs, and then CDs. External hard drives and thumb drives are still quite popular, but one of the most recent and foolproof methods of digital file storage…

Choosing a Smart Home System

Imagine hitting a button on your phone while driving home after a long, hot day at work and returning to an icy-cool abode complete with mood lighting and your favorite…

9 Tips for Saving Energy

I admit it — I dread the arrival of those chirpy newsletters from my electric company, advising me how to save money by doing a few simple things to reduce…

Plumbing Gadgets of the Future

At the 1933-34 World Fair in Chicago, the “toilet of the future” boasted a “2 1/2 inch passageway, larger than any other one-piece toilet!” That was probably pretty impressive at…

Plug and Play Lighting Controls

It used to be that a room was light or dark. Simple, right? But with high-tech home theaters, security flood lights and special areas designated for reading, the need for…

Energy-Efficient Roof Options for Your Home

Eco-friendly roofs were once concepts reserved only for the covers of design magazines or for well-to-do hippies making a statement. Not anymore. These days, many savvy homeowners incorporate energy-efficient technologies…

How to Connect Your TV to the Internet

Streaming Internet TV has quickly become the first choice for those frustrated with the high price of cable and satellite services. Though traditional television providers still have a lock on…

Demystifying Window Unit Air Conditioners

Thanks to her extensive research on the isothermal qualities of porridge, there’s little doubt Goldilocks would have made an excellent air conditioning consultant. Too small a window unit would have…

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