Spring is in full force, and with Earth Day going down this weekend, it's time to reevaluate your day-to-day routines to hopefully lean more to the green side of things. Need some tips? Whether you need ideas on how to properly recycle your gadgets or suggestions for an eco-friendly laptop case, you'll be surprised at how geeky going green can be.
Today is Earth Day, and if your skies are blue and bright, get outside to soak up the rays and create some art at the same time. The SunArt Paper Kit ($7) lets you create pretty stenciled art, thanks to light-sensitive paper and a few minutes of sunlight. The kit even tells you how to turn old film negatives into sun art prints with a bit more time.
To make this plush bag version of the iconic blue Diana lomography camera, purchase a fat quarter piece of the fabric ($17) with the camera components already printed and ready to sew into place. Then follow Happysewlucky's step-by-step tutorial on transforming the fabric into a retro wonder.
I don't know about you, but Spring really arrives when I start ordering iced coffee instead of hot. If you are looking forward to the days of ice cubes and cool cups, check out this site: Is It Iced Coffee Weather? How does it work? Type in your zip code, and Is It Iced Coffee Weather? tells you if it's warm enough to have a cool beverage. Simple. Straightforward. Amazing. You know, if you can't decide for yourself.
Get back to your SLR days by adding the one traditional piece of camera gear missing from your iPhone to make it a true do-anything camera: a push-button lens shutter. The Belkin iPhone Shutter Grip ($40) from Photojojo slides into the charging port and adjusts to fit over most cases to keep dirty fingers away from the screen while capturing every memory.
The Shutter Grip has both video and still buttons to easily toggle between each function, even in the midst of recording a video. Press the shutter again while filming video to take a still image, which will auto save to the library. The reason an external shutter is the answer to our iPhoneography prayers? Maybe, just maybe, having a handy grip will keep our smartphone butterfingers at bay and lead to quality, shake-free pictures.
This week brought news of new gadgets hitting the scene, first impressions of new tablets, and rumors of an all-new iPhone. Did you miss anything? Catch up in this week's recap!
Spring is here, so brighten up the scene with a splash of color on your tech. Check out a few of our picks for laptop bags, phone cases, and tablet sleeves that are sure to make a lively impression this season.
The tablet market is crowded, and with seemingly no slowdown to the quick pace that manufacturers churn out new gadgets, it's a confusing space to know where you're getting the most for your money. Hitting store shelves April 22, Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is an almost perfect solution for a mix of Internet browsing, video watching, reading, and home entertainment control hub. For $250, the tablet comes with 8GB storage, dual-core processor, microSD card slot, and 3MP camera.
Compared to the high-quality cameras we've become used to on smartphones and the Apple iPad, the poor camera of this tablet might be a major point of contention for some. Still, after the week we spent with Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, there's a lot to love at a very attractive price point. Click through for our favorite features of Samsung's newest addition to their tablet family.
- Space Shuttle Enterprise lifts off for first time since 1985 — Geekosystem
- Surprise: 64 percent of tweets are totally boring — Newser
- Is it OK to force your friends to follow you on Twitter? — FWD
- Amazing rare earth supermagnet — Dvice
- 4 fun places that are terrifying for awkward people — Cracked
- Japanese Brave trailer reveals new details — SlashFilm
- Behind-the-scenes pics of The Avengers — Geektyrant
I'm sure SavvySugar would agree with me on this one: paying your bills online not only saves you time, but also helps you save the planet. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can fulfill your monthly requirements, set up automatic payments, and help mother earth by reducing the amount of paper being used for monthly statements if you opt to have your bills delivered to your email inbox, instead of your mailbox.
I've been utilizing my creditors' online bill pay functions for some time now, and I've noticed a dramatic reduction of paper being shredded and recycled, not to mention stress from scheduling time to write checks every month. Plus, there's a lot of money to be saved from not buying stamps! Do you pay your bills online?