Bipartisan Energy Codes Bill a Boon for Consumers

Bipartisan legislation introduced recently by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) would help promote savings in commercial buildings and residential homes through the use of more cost-effective energy codes, which set energy efficiency baselines for buildings, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Home Theaters Are Growing in Popularity

Joe “J.C.” Ganote celebrated Father’s Day with his son and grandchildren at his home in Lee’s Summit, Mo. But if the younger Ganotes hadn’t made the cross-country trip from San Diego, you can bet that grandpa would have logged on to Skype to watch them on the 106-inch screen in his basement.

Foresight and Foolishness

On April 1, 1976, Ron Wayne entered a partnership with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Called Apple, the new company prepared to launch its first computer. By the end of that same month, Wayne agreed to a payout of $2,300 to give up all rights to futur…

The Origins of the Electronic Cigarette

The origins of the electronic cigarette are seemingly clouded in a cloud of vapour – e-cigs are smoke-free – and many people, even those who ‘vape’ – ‘vapers’ as they’re increasingly known – have little idea about the origins of the electronic device which makes delivering nicotine to the bloodstream much less dangerous to their health and those around them.

Buyers and Sellers Continue to Flock to Social Media to Facilitate Real Estate Transactions

By Keith Loria – When social media sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter took off, they were used to create lists, send fun messages and reconnect with old friends over things like music, family and love. Today, the sites are used for just about anything and many buyers and sellers are taking to various social media…

Fighting Back Against the NSA

While many Americans shake their heads at the feckless backsliding of our current congressional Republican leadership, legislators in a handful of states across this nation are bravely taking a stand against the National Security Agency, a behemoth of unconstitutional breaches of privacy currently recording and logging every one of your calls, emails, text messages and…

Streaming Hulu in the Womb

  Delivery drones that crash into telephone poles. Eyeglasses stockpiling video wherever the wearer walks. Dick Tracy wristwatches that do everything but tell time. The deeper into the future we proceed, the more obvious it becomes that this whole progress thing ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch Yeah. Sure.…

Forward and Back with the iPhone

The Huffington Post is onto something. In a recent report, the website listed seven things that the iPhone, first released to the public only seven years ago, has made obsolete — though there are surely plenty more than seven. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch Up first, says the website: roadmaps. Thanks to Google Maps, which…

Home Burglary: 8 Ways to Prevent It

  By David Bakke – Home burglaries resulted in $4.6 billion in lost property in 2010, and the average dollar loss per burglary was $2,119, according to the FBI. While the cost of lost property is significant, even more significant is the emotional toll it takes when your home’s security is compromised. It’s impossible to completely…

Choosing An Attorney To Sell Your Home

  Selling your home is an important milestone, freeing up the capital for you to move on to a new location. Whether you are upgrading, downsizing, or just moving to a new location, selling your home is an important yet intricate legal process, and there are plenty of ways in which it can go wrong.…