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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Subaru, Ford recall vehicles

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

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ring will alert wearer to phone calls, reminders

Historically, the technology industry has catered mainly to men. That has been their loss and they're learning, because the few technology companies now gearing toward women's needs have been met ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mazda stays sporty with crossover SUV

Mazda's large CX-9 SUV is a nimble handler, with sporty manners and looks.
By Ann M. Job

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shopgirl: Technology, fashion an obvious pairing

Have you noticed that wearable technology is starting to crop up on the runway?
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, June 20, 2014

Samsung gadgets offer introduction to fitness tracking

Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Shopgirl: New store has a bit of everything

Final Cut is a sort of outlet store on steroids, where sample sale items from Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and their affiliates are massed together at hugely discounted prices.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shopgirl: Give Kangaroo Light a jump-start

Kangaroo Light is hoping to be a kinder, gentler replacement for that blinding flashlight app on your iPhone.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, June 6, 2014

Apple's CarPlay in right direction

Apple is getting ready to hitch the iPhone to cars in a mobile marriage of convenience. The ambitious project is called CarPlay.
By Michael Liedtke

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Shopgirl: As weather heats up, lighten your accessories

Summer is a great time to add some sparkle to your wardrobe.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Shopgirl: New app simplifies photo-gathering

"Oh hey text me that photo of all of us from last night." We've all been there. There's a new app that will make it easier to get all of your friends' photos and videos from joint happenings.
By Gracie Shepherd

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2014 Mazda Miata still top roadster

Twenty-five years after its debut as a lightweight, fun-to-drive, sporty roadster, the Mazda MX-5 Miata still travels a road all its own.
By Ann M. Job

Friday, May 23, 2014

Roku streaming stick stands out among latest low-cost devices

Recently, Roku and a few small startups have come out with low-cost devices that allow you to stream video content from Netflix, Hulu and other services to your television.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shopgirl: Rita Ora is collaborating with Adidas

Singer-songwriter Rita Ora is bringing her distinctive style to activewear.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Shopgirl: New publication celebrates creativity

I am so very proud to be a part of the first print edition of Trouvé, a lifestyle publication based out of Aiken. It's a thick, beautiful tactile celebration of the creative lifestyle.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Shopgirl: HomeSlice makes divvying up tasks easier

I live with two friends, and since our lives are busy it can be difficult to stay on the same page as far as bills, chores and other house things go. I recently found an app that might make that a ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Opportunity Pops! up to enjoy music

Symphony Orchestra Augusta is one of our area's treasures, and coming up soon is a chance to hear them perform under the stars (and for free).
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shopgirl: New place for outdoor gear

A new outdoors outfitter store is opening soon in Augusta. This one has a twist.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, April 18, 2014

Many shoppers looking to save

Local consignment and thrift stores are continuing to see a boom in business in the recession's aftermath.
By Jenna Martin

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shopgirl: Clean lines, natural style for spring

Spring is the most exciting season to shop for. It's all the fun of summer without the blistering heat.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shopgirl: Party with your neighbors this Masters Week

This year, in the absence of the traditional Mayor's Masters Reception at Augusta Common, a group of local go-getters has planned a fantastic event that looks like tons of fun.
By Gracie Shepherd

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