Easy to Use Power Strip

 The best power strip idea I’ve ever seen. It can be positioned in multiple shapes.  This not only can conform to the space it’s in but it will more easily accomadate differnt size wall warts. It also comes in black.  You can check this out here. Quirky Pivot Power 6 Outlet Flexible Surge Protector Power […]

Animal Proof Your Trash Cans

Fall is almost here and that means that animals food sources start to get more scarce. It also means that your garbage can starts to look even more attractive to raccoons and the like. There are tons of articles on how to critter proof you garbage cans but there does not seem to be a […]

Stop Acid Reflux with Diet Change

Cooking low fat, low acid meals could help keep you from having to deal with drugs to combat Acid Reflux. This video talks about a cookbook that can help you reduce Acid wtihout medication. With esophageal cancer being the fastest growing cancer in the US, this just might save your life.

Five Bicycle Safety Tips

It’s spring and time to dust off the old bicycle and ride safely. According to data released from NTSA National Highway Safety Administration 630  bicyclists were killed in the US in 2009. Seventy four of these were younger than 14 and over 51,000 people were injured.  What simple precautions can you take to be a […]

KOHLER K-6625-0 Iron and Tones Smart Divide Kitchen Sink, White

From the Manufacturer Bridging the gap between form and function, and proving that sometimes less is more, Smart Divide kitchen sinks feature an innovative low-profile divider to better accommodate large pots and help keep water where it belongs. Kohler K-6625-0 Iron/Tones Smart Divide self-rimming or undercounter kitchen sink, WhiteBridging the gap between form and function, […]

Zeo All Natural Sleep Aid

Not being able to sleep is a terrible thing that can affect your entire day and life. There are many factors that affect our ability to sleep and many require medical attention. (big disclaimer: If you’re concerned about lack of sleep see your doctor) A companyy called Zeo has developed a relatively inexpensive sleep monitor […]

Is online backup worth it?

This question can be answered with two words; Online Photo Backup. Backing up your data in life is more and more important as valuable things collect on our electronic devices and computers. Think about it, files, address info, emails, music, and possibly the most important, photos. If your hard drive crashed how would you restore your computer? You’ve got a backup drive so your set. Or are you? Did the drive work? Did your backup software work? Here are some ways to back up your digital life

  1. Backup hard drive with one button backup – fast, easy to restore Cost: $125 – $150
  2. Second drive in your PC that backs up automatically Cost: $99 – $125
  3. External drive that backs up automatically (most come with software) Cost: $50 – $100
  4. Online backup service Cost: $60 – $90 a year

Which is better hard drive backup or online backup?

  • The first three options are great because you can see them, they’re in your home, relatively cheap, easy to use and are fairly reliable
  • The Online backup is also cheap, reliable and easy to use.

Online backup has two VERY big advantages; It’s NOT in your home add it’s managed by professionals.
If you’re going to plan for disaster you need to plan for any disaster. If you needed to restore your photos and your backup hard drive was also fried in the same lighting strike as your PC, your out of luck. If the worst happens and your PC is stolen or lost in a fire, your out of luck.

Is online backup secure?
Yes, most online backup services use a 256 bit encryption key, making them extremely secure

How often is my online back done?
Usually automatically in the background while your computer is running. Every day!

How much space do online backup services offer?
Most are unlimited. They can do this because they average out their population of users, some will use allot but most will not.

Is it hard to restore?
No, you simply download the control panel to your new PC, sign in to your account and restore your data.

Given that all of the above options cost about the same online backup looks like a winner. Read more about Is online backup worth it?

Smart Electricity Mesaurement Device

They say you can’t change what you can’t measure. The same is true at home and in the office. You want to cut your electric bill but where do you start? First you need to find out which appliances are using the most electricity and only then can you address the problem. This neat device […]

Fluorescent Lighting Saves man $220 a month

I recently spoke to a friend who has a 4500 sq foot home in NJ who replaced every light in his home with fluorescent lighting. About two months later he noticed that his  bill had dropped by $220!  Now he does have a lot of lights but this is a “wow’ kind of savings no […]