Protect yourself from Internet identity theft

Locking your car doors might seem like overly simplistic advice. But if you read local crime reports, like I do, you’d be surprised at how many people lose laptops, wallets and all kinds of cool stuff because they leave their car doors unlocked. Ditto for the...

Boom in solar power shines for consumers

Solar energy is gaining fans in homeowners who aren’t just tree huggers — they’re penny pinchers. Just ask 51-year-old Karl Hutter. The Silicon Valley tech executive refuses to drive a hybrid car but signed up with solar panel outfit SolarCity....

In tech world, job seekers call the shots

It’s a good time to be job-hunting in the technology world. Tech workers should have no trouble finding jobs, even as the larger economy struggles with high unemployment, because companies are competing for a “shortage” of talent. According to a new...

Going Green May Reduce Your Taxes

When you invest in energy-efficient products, you may be saving money on both your energy bills and your tax return. The Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about these six energy-related tax credits created or expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Unplug your computer energy costs

Computer energy use is the secret culprit behind outrageous electric bills at almost any modern home or business office. Most computers waste nearly half the power they draw, putting a strain on cooling fans and your wallet without doing diddly for applications. In...
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