Thursday, March 5, 2015

SUVs shrink to fit European market

In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. Automakers are piling into the segment as one of the best hopes for growth in a still-weak European market.
By David McHugh

Cucina 503 is a great addition to Augusta's food scene

Cucina 503, the latest foodchild of local chef Edward Mendoza, opened recently, and you have to get over there.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

People with new smartwatches can leave phones behind

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.
By Anick Jesdanun

Shopgirl: App helps you improve hydration

Proper hydration is the most important thing we can do to improve our skin and stay healthy, but like any other habit it can be difficult to keep at it. Enter iDrated, an app that reminds you to ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Shopgirl: Facebook creates 'legacy contact'

This may be a bit morbid, but important nonetheless: Facebook has announced a new feature it's calling "legacy contacts," where you can designate one of your Facebook friends to be the contact in ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Shopgirl: Lean in to the Lean Closet Movement

This time of year, I find myself wearing a lot of black, neutrals and just old favorites in general. It's gotten me thinking about why I hang on to so many pieces of clothing that I wear rarely.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Shopgirl: Twitter adds some helpful new features

Occasionally Twitter gets a new feature or two that is (while not particularly inventive) something that might come in handy.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Shopgirl: Get TEDx tickets while you can

Next Friday, Jan. 30, an array of interesting and passionate locals will be lecturing on concepts and issues ranging from "hacking the middle class" to "how culture connects to healing and recovery."
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Shopgirl: Lumoid lets you try wearable technology

Just like the iPad was originally, you don't know you need wearables like the Pebble Smartwatch until you try them.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Shopgirl: Liberty London shoe collection has me thinking spring

Liberty London is arguably the most distinctive textile house in the world, in addition to being one of the oldest (founded in 1875). The brand has done a fantastic job of staying current.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

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

Offerman carves text emojis into wood

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

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Shopgirl: Popcorn boutique is one gift to savor

De La Pop Gourmet Popcorn is a company that offers 125 popcorn flavors, 90 types of soda and a variety of candy. The popcorn creators start with a base popcorn flavor and then mix in cheeses, ...

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Kia releases Soul EV

The 2015 Kia Soul EV is a normal-looking Soul with a useful travel range of nearly 100 miles on a single charge, stable ride and handling, generous and flexible cargo space, comfortable seating ...
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Shopgirl: There are lots of great gifts to be found out there

It's never been a better time to be someone who loves tech, or easier to find cool gifts for techies in your life.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

Shopgirl: Snapchat starts money transfers

PayPal still has the corner on the market, but Snapchat recently released a new way to send money via mobile device.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Shopgirl: Hit the snooze, help charity

One new alarm app has a win-win solution to sleeping in, donating a few pennies every time you hit the snooze button.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Shopgirl: Twitter significantly boosts search capabilities

This is interesting - Twitter announced earlier this week that it's revamping its search tool, search.twitter.com, to include every tweet sent since 2006.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Hanukkah takes on glitter of Christmas

Christmas has Elf on the Shelf. Now Hanukkah has Mensch on a Bench - not to mention Maccabee on the Mantel.
By Beth J. Harpaz

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Shopgirl: 'Serial' podcast worth the wait

The Internet has been abuzz for a while about Serial, a podcast by National Public Radio with a deceptively simple premise.
By Gracie Shepherd

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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Planning board delays water park vote

An Augusta developer has one month to produce missing state and federal permits before the Co­lum­bia County Planning Com­mis­sion will approve a $20 million water park he's ...
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