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Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth is a professional writer and editor whose articles on tech and gaming have appeared on USA Today, Time, AOL, PriceGrabber, Techlicious, and Sprout Insights. A lifelong technology enthusiast, Elizabeth worked in IT before picking up writing and has a keen interest in how tech is changing the world we live in.

Elizabeth Harper's Most Recent Blog Posts

10 Ingenious Uses for a Super Cheap Tablet

You might not want another tablet, but what about a customizable alarm clock, kitchen aid, notepad, security system, or video phone? Here are 10 unexpected ways to use a cheap tablet.

3 Steps to Save on School (and Work) Lunches

With school lunches typically only costing $2 to $3, is there really a way to save? You bet! We'll show you how to make your kid's school lunches without spending too much time or money — and maybe you'll save on your own lunch as well.

These Are the Dos and Don'ts of Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school season is an expensive time of year for parents. From detailed budgets to spending on quality, here are 14 dos and don'ts to help you make the most of your back-to-school budget this year.

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacks for College Students

While prepping for college, don't forget the importance of buying a supportive backpack that'll keep you pain-free. From cushioned straps to storage capacity to warranties, here's what you need to know.

What to Expect From 4th of July Sales in 2016

The 4th of July is a great time to stock up on in-season summer staples. In previous years, we've seen summer clothing, swimsuits, and patio furniture receive deep holiday discounts. Read on to find out how much you'll save, and where you'll see the best deals.

9 Things to Consider When Buying a Kids Backpack for School

Back-to-school season will be here before you know it, and finding the right backpack should be a priority. The right fit and features can mean the difference between comfort and pain all year, for everyone from first graders to seniors.

What to Expect From 4th of July Sales in 2016

The 4th of July is a great time to stock up on in-season summer staples. In previous years, we've seen summer clothing, swimsuits, and patio furniture receive deep holiday discounts. Read on to find out how much you'll save, and where you'll see the best deals.

3 Kinds of Ice Cream Makers: Which Is Best for You?

An ice cream maker makes it easy to whip up ice cream any time the craving strikes. And since these gadgets require a relatively small investment, why not grab one before summer really heats up? Read on to learn about ice cream makers, what they cost, and five brands to consider.

Easy, Breezy Buying: Our Comprehensive Guide to Ceiling and Room Fans

As the temperature heats up, you're probably looking for a way to dial it back down. If you're fan shopping this summer, here's what you need to know about the different fan types, features, and prices, and the brands you can count on for reliable products.

Everything You Need to Know About Streaming Media Players

If you'd like to go beyond the basics of streaming content, you'll want a dedicated streaming media player. We'll tell you about the features these devices offer, go over the most popular streaming media players, and help you decide which streamer is best for you.