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Parents – please stop doing this.


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Parents:

If there’s one thing that we beg you to stop doing, it’s putting these stickers on the back of your car:

Stick Figure Car Stickers
Stick Figure Car Stickers
Disney Car Decals
Disney Car Decals

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How many gallons of gas does it take to charge an iPhone?


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Solar iPhone/Cell phone charger
Solar iPhone/Cell phone charger

It’s a fair question.

Web Watch often hears Luddites talk about how battery-operated devices still need to get their energy from somewhere, so we’re not actually saving energy by driving around in our hybrid cars or otherwise relying on battery packs to get us what we need.

Take the iPhone for instance.  It needs energy to recharge its battery so that you can listen to tunes or play Angry Birds. Continue reading HOW MANY GALLONS OF GAS DOES IT TAKE TO CHARGE AN IPHONE?

A Car Powered by Mountain Dew


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Albequerque, New Mexico’s Paul Patone knows his engines, and Paul knows his soda.

Paul would be the first one to say that soda, particularly Mountain Dew, is literally his driving force.

Why’s that?  Because Paul has figured out how to CONVERT HIS CAR SO IT RUNS ON MOUNTAIN DEW INSTEAD OF GASOLINE.

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TiVo Statistics on Commercial Skipping for May 2009


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TiVo: those who have never owned one will never understand. Those who have used a generic DVR think they understand, but they really don’t.

One benefit that many TiVo enthusiasts love to speak about is their ability to fast-forward through commercials. This has led to some advertisers trying to make their ads “TiVo-Friendly”, so that the core message of the spot will still be conveyed, even as the rest of the commercial goes by in a blur. As an example, you may have seen some movie ads that have the name of the movie displayed at the top of the screen for the duration of the commercial. TiVo users may not see the commercial content, but they know what the commercial was for.

Heck, even NBC CONDUCTED A STUDY THAT PROVED TIVO and DVR USERS DO PAY ATTENTION TO COMMERCIALS. In part, it’s because users who are fast-forwarding through the commercials end up watching the screen intently focused on when the commercial break stops, and if they happen to see an interesting commercial whiz by, they’ll rewind back to watch it.

Let’s take a look at WHAT TiVo SAYS ARE THE MOST WATCHED PROGRAMS AND COMMERCIALS BY TiVo USERS IN MAY 2009:

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Reasons why BETTER OFF TED is Awesome


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ABC’s BETTER OFF TED is one of those TV shows that either you get or you don’t.  Luckily, it has been renewed for a 2nd season, so if you have missed the initial episodes, you’ll have a chance to catch up with the fun.

The show’s comedic style and pacing is not in sync with the standard sitcom formula, which can take a little getting used to, however.  If you can make it past the unique style, you’ll find the show very much worth watching.

This week’s episode, entitled “Bioshuffle”, had a series of clever throwaway jokes that just had to be shared.

Why?  Because they’re funny, and these lines wouldn’t have made sense in almost any other sitcom out there. Continue reading REASONS WHY BETTER OFF TED IS AWESOME

Really Inside Disney/Pixar’s CARS


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Jake Parker is an artist.

Jake Parker also has a vivid imagination.

Jake Parker has taken the star of Disney/Pixar’s Cars franchise, Lightning McQueen, and cut him open lengthwise to see what makes him tick.  Basically, Jake Parker has done AN AUTOPSY ON LIGHTNING MCQUEEN.

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How To Improve Gas Mileage


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It’s looking like the price of gas could hit $4 or even $5 a gallon this year, hitting everybody hard in the wallet as prices all across the board go up to meet this extra expense. Here are four sites that you can use to help maximize your gas station dollar: Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE GAS MILEAGE