We could all stand to save a little more money. And while we don't give a second thought to buying a cup of coffee or paying the bill for a cable TV subscription, these expenses add up over time. Fortunately, there's no shortage of gadgets to help us beat back the high costs of everyday life.
Question 1 of 20
How does an electricity usage monitor help people save money?
Question 2 of 20
Which of the following is the best way to save money on long-distance domestic calling?
Question 3 of 20
Wind turbines save money by converting a stiff breeze into usable power. How long do the turbines last?
Question 4 of 20
Low-flow showerheads save water, but they also save enough energy to power which of these appliances?
Question 5 of 20
What's the name of the system that allows applications to dial telephones from a computer?
Question 6 of 20
How much energy can you save by using a programmable thermostat?
Question 7 of 20
An array of smartphone applications allow consumers to scan product bar codes to compare prices between retailers. Which of the following is a measure that some retailers have taken in response?
Question 8 of 20
The nPower Personal Energy Generator (PEG) converts the kinetic energy of human movement into useable energy for personal electronics. Which of the following devices is best charged with a PEG?
Question 9 of 20
Residential wind turbines save money by transferring the wind's kinetic energy into which type of electricity?
Question 10 of 20
How much water is spared by installing and using low-flow showerheads?
Question 11 of 20
Which of these is a common type of energy waste that an electricity usage monitor can identify?
Question 12 of 20
In addition to those that scan barcodes, what other types of smartphone apps are designed to help shoppers save money?
Question 13 of 20
An automatic drip coffeemaker can help users save money by lowering the cost of a cup o' joe. How much does it cost for a home-brewed cup from a 12-ounce (0.35-liter) bag of ground coffee?
Question 14 of 20
While programmable thermostats can play a part in cutting energy costs, a 2008 study by Florida Power and Light revealed that the average user of this device actually used more energy than those who didn't. Why?
Question 15 of 20
How much energy does the combination of a television cable box and DVR box use each year?
Question 16 of 20
Which of the following is NOT a common method for smartphone applications to get price-comparison information?
Question 17 of 20
Federal regulations dictate that showerheads may not have flow rates exceeding how many gallons of water per minute?
Question 18 of 20
Skype makes which of these services more affordable.
Question 19 of 20
Which of these is NOT a popular, less-costly alternative to cable TV?
Question 20 of 20