You tell us: The best tech gifts of 2011
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Regardless of what you celebrate, you probably gave and received a few gifts this holiday season. Among those gifts, we’re betting that (since you’re reading and all) some of them were pretty geeky. So fill us in: What was the best tech gift that you gave or received this year?

It doesn’t matter if it’s something that you made, someone we’ve never heard of, or something that everyone has, it’s all about the thoughtfulness of the gift and the impact it will have. Was it a copy of Skyrim? How about an awesome LED bulb? This is your chance to geek out, to brag about that perfect gift you gave to the ge…………… continues on Geek.Com

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12 Steps to go Green in 2012
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1. Recycle: Recycling programs exist in cities and towns across the United States, helping to save energy and protect the environment. In 2009, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to require all homes and businesses to use recycling and composting collection programs. As a result, more than 75 percent of all material collected is being recycled, diverting 1.6 million tons from the landfills annually—double the weight of the Golden Gate Bridge. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for each pound of aluminum recovered, Americans save the energy resources necessary to generate roughly 7.5 kilowatt-hours of electricity—enough to power a city the size of Pittsburgh for six years.

Keep a recycling trash can near your regular disposal bin at home or at work.

2. Turn off the lights: On the last Saturday in March—March 31 in 2012—hundreds of people, businesses, and governments around the world turn off thei…………… continues on Patch

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