Shopgirl: Amazon's Alexa is more intuitive help

Tech critics are saying that Amazon's Echo speaker and Alexa virtual assistant technologies might be just what all the other technology companies have been aiming for with Siri, Cortana and Google ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Stand-alone gadget can be preferable to all-in-one device

There are times a stand-alone device such as an iPod works better than a jack-of-all-trades like a smartphone. A stand-alone device does one or two things, but does them really well.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Shopgirl: Printing limited for latest Seuss

By now, we've all probably heard about Harper Lee's surprise sequel, Go Set A Watchman. You might not have heard about Dr. Seuss' new book, What Pet Should I Get?
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Shopgirl: Twitter has improved messaging

Chalk this under "I kind of thought this had already happened": Twitter announced this past week that direct messages are no longer under the 140-characters-or-less limit.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Shopgirl: Christian Louboutin turns to lips

Clocking in at a smooth $90, Christian Louboutin just released a lipstick line to rival the iconic shoe line.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shopgirl: Livestreaming is getting more popular

We've reached new heights of narcissism as a culture - live­streaming becoming mainstream.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shopgirl: Android version of WifiMapper has superb features

WifiMapper, an app that can show you more than 3 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, released its Android version this past week.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Shopgirl: Madden's 7-year-old on Target with shoes

Steve Madden's daughter Stevie recently announced a new shoe line she's working on for Target, and it's nothing to sneeze at.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Shopgirl: Matchmaking with a watch? Maybe

T3, a design agency based in Austin, Texas, has come up with a concept that would use your biorhythms to respond to potential Tinder matches through the Apple Watch.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Shopgirl: DeGeneres' product line full of fun things

Ellen DeGeneres now numbers among a long list of celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to Reese Witherspoon who have started "lifestyle" brands.
By Gracie Shephard

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Shopgirl: Organize all travel minutiae with ease

Download TripIt before the next time you travel; this is a great app to get all of your itineraries, scheduling and reservations lined up in one place.
By Gracie Shepherd

Apple, Google add new pay-by-phone features

SAN FRANCISCO — The tech industry has been saying for years that smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores.
By Brandon Bailey and Anne D'Innocenzio

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Apple, Google features will improve interactions

New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology.
By Anick Jesdanun

Shopgirl: New emojis suggested

The Unicode Consortium, the folks who oversee what kinds of standard symbols are used in text processing and interchange, has just released their recommendations for new emojis for the coming year.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, June 12, 2015

Americans getting new credit cards with chips

U.S. banks, tired of spending billions each year to pay back fleeced consumers, are in the process of replacing tens of millions of old magnetic strip credit and debit cards with new cards that ...
By Ken Sweet

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Shopgirl: Jordache makes comeback

If you've been shopping at Goodwill for acid-washed mom jeans a la 1990, you don't have to anymore.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Phone-upgrade options shifting away from contracts

Upgrading your phone is no longer as simple as paying $100 or $200 and extending your service contract by two years.
By Anick Jesdanun

Shopgirl: Pinterest adding a buy button

This could get us all into a lot of trouble - Pinterest just announced it'll be releasing an in-app "Buy" button.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shopgirl: Discover Augusta fashion this week

Augusta Fashion Week will kick off May 28, showcasing the work of local designers, stylists, models and even musicians.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Apple's new MacBook takes thinness to uncomfortable level

When I heard Apple was coming out with a computer that's lighter than my new MacBook Air and has a sharper screen, I had regrets. After using the MacBook, however, I no longer regret my decision.
By Troy Wolverton

Offerman carves text emojis into wood

Nick Offerman, the actor who portrays the taciturn and iconic Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation,

Smartphones make separate camera unnecessary

Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore.
By Anick Jesdanun

Subaru, Ford recall vehicles

Subaru has recalled its cars and SUVs, and Ford Motor Co. has recalled some Fords and Lincoln for safety concerns.

Expectations low for Paine football team

At the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference Media Day last week, Paine College coach Greg Ruffin expected low projections around the league for his football program.
By Chris Gay
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