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Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, so in honor of Mother Earth, give your tech an eco-friendly twist. These nine laptop bags aren't just stylish — they all have an eco-friendly component. All of them have been handmade, crafted with recycled fabrics, or dyed with organic pigments, so you can rest soundly knowing you're doing your small part to keep the planet green.
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If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
If you haven't declared Michael Fassbender as one of your favorite actors, maybe it's time to get on the train. Playing futuristic android David in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Prometheus, Fassbender transforms himself into a thinking man's robot, built to serve and blend in, as he and the crew of Prometheus venture out into deep space in order to discover the origins of humanity. In this (quietly creepy) two-and-a-half-minute profile from fictional company Weyland Corp., we get to know 8th Generation TIPE (Technological, Intellectual, Physical, Emotional) robot David a little better, and witness his ability to replicate emotions that humans experience every day as he sheds a single tear of sadness for war and violence.
Check out the clip after the break.
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Just a month after the debut of the latest iPad, the Apple-product rumor mill is moving again, this time with speculation that an iPad Mini will hit store shelves later this year. With a reported cost of $300, an iPad Mini would place Apple front and center of the more affordable and smaller tablet market, which includes the Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Do we need an iPad Mini, though? One of the iPad's greatest differentiators in the tablet scene is its size; a user can feel comfortable browsing the web, editing photos, or watching new releases on the nearly 10-inch screen. With rumors of Apple looking to compete in the world of smaller tablets, the sole reason we could see to add yet another gadget to our tech family is: it'd make a perfect ereader. Using the full-size iPad to read a book while curled up in bed or squished on a crowded bus isn't always an easy one-handed task. However, an iPad Mini might offer reason enough to finally streamline our ereader and tablet into one product.
Do you agree? For what reasons would you purchase and use an iPad Mini?
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Notice your local sports bar's resurgence in popularity? Baseball season is back, and this year, resolve to follow your hometown players from the beginning. Stay up-to-date on every game, player injury, and even your fantasy team standings by keeping these four apps at the ready on your phone.
These days, dropping loads of cash on a concert or baseball game might seem a little frivolous compared to the years of service you get out of a gadget. But all work and no play (or fancy theater outings) makes us go a little bonkers. That's where ScoreBig comes in. This website acts as the HotWire of events — choose a last-minute concert, show, or sporting event, and get anywhere from 10 to 50 percent off the list price by choosing your seats and naming your own price. You'll get an instant answer on whether your terms were accepted so you can get on with your life . . . and plans.
What's more, the ScoreBig Daily iPhone and iPod Touch app lets you check available same-day events from wherever you are. So if you and your bored pals are sitting around twiddling your thumbs, you can still get seats to tonight's hot show without paying astronomical fees through other sites like StubHub, or scalped tickets from some weirdo on Craigslist.
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In honor of Earth Day (and wedding season here on PopSugar Network) we're serving up some easy and simple ways to make your wedding just a bit more earth friendly from a geek's perspective. These days, getting down with protecting Mother Earth can be simple.
From your wedding shower, to the big event and to all the details in between, little changes can certainly help our planet and our pocketbooks! Making your wedding eco friendly has never been more simple (and surprisingly) cost effective. Besides, wouldn't you rather spend all that extra cash on the honeymoon, or better yet? That flat screen HDTV you've been eyeing? Go, Earth!
- Invites - We've already talked about how a wedding website can save you time, money, and the planet, and since all of your ceremony and reception information is in one place, no one will be losing the details on your big day. Allowing your guests to RSVP directly on the site at any time can reduce or negate the need for paper invites. However, if you are a traditionalist and want to send out your dream monogrammed paper invitations, make sure your paper is 100 percent recycled.
For a few more tips, just keep reading.