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4K TV or OLED, what’s for me?

by Blogger on ‎02-18-2013 08:24 AM

If you’ve bought a HD television in the last few years, or have been thinking about it, you’re likely familiar with 1080p resolution (often marketed as full HD). But the talk lately is all about 4K TV and OLED TV, which might leave you wondering if it’s really worth an upgrade or the extra cost. TV manufacturers keep looking for new ways to bring your living room closer to reality, but is it right for you?

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Give the gift of ENERGY STAR

by Blogger ‎12-17-2012 09:39 AM - edited ‎12-17-2012 09:40 AM

You’re not likely going to buy a gift of new electronics or appliances for the energy efficiency upgrade. But why not consider efficiency in your buying decision?

 

It’s a great time to upgrade to the most fun and functional modern technology while also replacing a few old energy hogs with ENERGY STARs.

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Refrigerators aren’t given too much thought, except when they stop working. But the fact is that older units are some of the largest consumers of electrical energy within a home.

 

So if you’re looking for a new refrigerator, why not put some thought into getting one that is energy efficient with the latest technology. Upgrading to an efficient fridge could save you $40 or more each year.

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Tablets save energy (and money)

by Blogger on ‎07-23-2012 07:55 AM

I can’t think of a technology that’s been getting more press time lately then the tablet. The technology is evolving at a rapid pace, adding features and capabilities that are making the tablet a great choice for a second (or third, or fourth) computing device.

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Mother’s Day & the kitchen: What does she really want?

by Blogger on ‎05-16-2012 07:40 AM - last edited on ‎05-23-2012 04:45 PM by Administrator

While some moms may appreciate a new, energy-efficient appliance as a Mother’s Day gift, your best bet might be cooking a great meal for mom.

 

While you’re in the kitchen, consider the tools and appliances you’re using and whether it’s time to upgrade to new, energy-efficient versions. You won’t just save energy and money, you’ll get some great new features as well.

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The Stanley Cup Playoffs have kicked off and I’m sure more than one person is talking about a new TV to better enjoy the Canucks’ run into the post season. 

 

Here’s a quick look at features and energy technologies that can help you buy the right TV.

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What’s hot at the Consumer Electronics Show

by Blogger ‎01-25-2012 09:56 AM - edited ‎01-25-2012 10:27 AM

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Gizmo junkies love the new year, because it’s time for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES)  in Las Vegas.  And I’ve hunted down a few cool products announced at CES that have energy savings impacts.

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12 Days of energy efficiency

by Blogger ‎12-13-2011 12:31 PM - edited ‎12-13-2011 12:32 PM

christmas-tree.gifThe holidays are here and for many of us, that means new gadgets will appear at home and almost certainly on your next electricity bill. Make your holiday season an energy-efficient one with these 12 tips.

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The PVR’s ‘dirty secret’ cleaned up in B.C.

by Blogger ‎11-01-2011 09:53 AM - edited ‎11-01-2011 10:06 AM

It was one year ago this month that I wrote a blog about the extreme amounts of energy consumed by the now commonplace, always-on, set top box. I’m glad to say there’s good news to report.

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Dave, don’t unplug me I have power management

by Blogger ‎09-27-2011 12:32 PM - edited ‎09-27-2011 12:33 PM

Hal-9000.jpgIn the last 30 years computers have become a standard appliance in a lot of households, maybe not as integrated as the HAL 9000 of science fiction movie fame, but still pretty important.

 

When you factor in the peripherals, such as printers and scanners, you might be surprised how much energy computers actually use.  Don’t fret though: with a few simple changes, you can reduce the amount of energy your computing needs require.

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