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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

2015 models include small SUV from Jeep

DETROIT - Our look at the 2015 models available in the Uni­ted States continues with a new Jeep based on a parent company Fiat model. This smallest Jeep is expected to compete in the highly ...
By Tom Krisher And Dee-ann Durbin

Recalls for Infiniti SUVs, Chrysler LLC pickups

Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Avid Readers will love Kindle Voyage with updated features

GRAPEVINE, Texas - As stand-alone e-book readers go, I have yet to find anything as comfortable and easy to use as Amazon's Kindle.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Honda plans tiny SUV; Jaguar tops its F-Type

GMC, Honda, Hyundai and Jaguar are planning new vehicles to hold their market share for 2015.
By Tom Krisher And Dee-ann Durbin

Autos: Toyota, Audi, affected by recalls

Drivers can log on to safercar.gov to see whether their vehicles have been recalled for having unsafe air bags from the Takata company -- and for any other recall.

Shopgirl: Taco Bell adds app

Wow, Taco Bell has taken fast food to a new level of … convenience? Laziness? You decide.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Shopgirl: Artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung to speak

Artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung will give a talk Oct. 30 about her work currently on exhibition at Georgia Regents University's Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Shopgirl: Fall's nail shades can go bold

It's time to officially transition from bright and tropical summer nails to fall's best shades.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Shopgirl: Tory Burch's new book is amazing color story

Tory Burch, the designer who has brought us so many shoes and jewelry pieces and patterns and bags that we love, is set to release her book "In Color" later this month.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Shopgirl: Post-It Plus app keeps all those little notes in one place

I love Post-It notes. They're quick, easy to organize, portable and (until now) impossible to beat with any high-tech option.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Shopgirl: Whole Foods is an amazing addition to area shopping

Have you been to see the new Whole foods store at Washington Crossing yet? It's definitely worth a trip.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Toyota, Chrysler, General Motors recall vehicles

Toyota, Lexus, Dodge, Jeep, Cadillac, Chevrolet recall vehicles over various safety issues.

Shopgirl: Teavana has something to suit every taste

If you haven't been yet, head to Teavana -- it's one of the most aromatic, interesting and visually pleasing mall stores around.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Shopgirl: Apple Watch could give wearables big push

Wearables are present in the market and have been for a while, but Apple’s entrance into the foray signals this as a category to be watched (pun intended).
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

New thermal camera for iPhone tells you if you're hot

NEW YORK - Tired of the selfie? Get ready for the "thermie," or as I like to call it, the "hottie." That's when you take a picture of the heat emanating from your body, using an infrared camera ...
By Peter Svensson

Shopgirl: Hanx Writer is now most popular iPad app

Tom Hanks, known and beloved from "Forrest Gump" and other memorable performances, isn't just good at acting. His typewriter app Hanx Writer is currently the most popular iPad app in the App Store.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Shopgirl: Hyperlapse more helpful than you think

The newest member of the Instagram family has some pretty interesting features.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Shopgirl: I'm happy to see lighter colors for fall

For the past several years, fall and winter colors have been mostly jewel tones and rich, dark shades. This year I'm seeing more and more lighter tones, and I didn't realize how much I wanted ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Shopgirl: Roadtrippers app helps you find fun stops during your travels

When I'm on road trips, I can't help but wonder what attractions and stops I'm missing along the way.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Shopgirl: Check out the new Super Awesome Story Time

Kenneth Benson, whom you might know from his storytimes at the downtown library, has moved to The Book Tavern on Broad Street.
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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