To save energy, set your computer to sleep mode after 20 to 30 minutes of inactivity (or a shorter amount of time if you take frequent breaks from your desk). Most computers manufactured in the past five years use 95 percent less energy in sleep mode than when simply inactive. How do you keep your electronic devices from sucking energy?
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Having spending a mere 24 hours without electricity after Hurricane Irene blew through town, I have a newfound appreciation for all things AC/DC. (We were at my parents’ house in suburban NJ, but hightailed it back to our apartment in NYC as soon as the storm passed.) As knuckle-headed as it sounds, I don’t think I was really aware of […]
Sometimes you just need a little extra juice. Snap this case-cum-external battery by Mophie onto your iPhone–it recharges the device to give you up to eight extra hours of talk time, 11 hours of Web surfing, or 44 hours of music. Available in four colors. Go to mophie.com/realsimple to enjoy a 25% discount sitewide now through July 31, 2011, or […]
You know those frustrating little pieces of plastic used to keep the bread sack closed? And how they never really seem to work? Well, turns out there’s another way to put them to good use. Check out this idea from The Photographer’s Life. They make perfect labels for all of your TV and computer wires.
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