Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
AJ Vickery shows us the Tricklesaver for TV - A handy device that will help you reduce the standby energy, or "phantom power", ...
that is consumed by TV peripherals by automatically powering peripherals on and off when your TV is switched on and off.
Tags:TV TrickleSaver Review,how to save energy,phantom power,Reduce Phantom Power Use,Reducing Phantom Power,save energy,TrickleStar TV TrickleSaver,GetConnected
Grab video code:
How to Save Energy with TV TrickleSaver
AJ Vickery: One thing I know that is really important to people these days is power. Saving power, saving energy, you know we’ve all got our green hat on. We recycle things and we want to save power and we heard about phantom power before, phantom power being when you got things plugged in but you’re not using them they’re still drawing power from your wall.
Well we came across an interesting company. They’re called Tricklestar and they came out with the product called TrickleSaver for the TV. And let me show you how this works because it’s actually pretty cool. You plug your television set into one end of it. The other end back here goes into the wall. Now, what you do is you attach a device or what we’ve done here is a power bar to this end. What that does is we’ve got this several different devices. We’ve got our charger for our router. We’ve got a lamp plug in here and we’ve also get our Xbox.
When I turn on my television set, I’m actually going to turn on all of these devices. Why? Well, because when I turn my TV off all of these devices are going to go off and they’re not going to be taking any amount of power and this is a great idea to save power but also kind a bit convenient way to control the number of different devices with one remote. So here’s my remote from my TV, again plug in to my TrickleSaver. I’m going to hit the power, that’s going to turn the TV set on. As you can see instantaneously it also turned on our power bar which powers are router, which powers our light and which power our Xbox 360.
When I go to leave the house for the day or unfinished watching TV, I click the power and it’s automatically going to turn all these devices off as well. One thing that they do recommend is that you think about what devices you want to completely turn off. For example, your cable box might not wake up and record that important program later in the day. If you do have it attached to something like this. Otherwise, all these devices that do take that phantom power, this is a great way to save a little bit of money and be better to your environment.