Jonathan Mayfield

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The European train trip that every family should take

As a child I used to stand beside my dad in the corridor of the overnight car train from Calais to Narbonne in southern France. We’d watch fields of sunflowers shoot by while freight trains roared past like angry dragons. Lost in a reverie, his hair tangled from the rushing wind, my father rarely …

WiGig's ready to save you from congested wireless networks

WiGig, a superfast wireless network technology, has passed a milestone that could help propel it out of obscurity and into a starring role in VR headsets, laptops, TVs and phones.<p>Backers like Intel and Qualcomm have tried for years to get people excited about WiGig, also known as the 802.11ad …

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Trump campaign launches Facebook Live news show amid reports of new television network

Donald Trump's campaign has launched a nightly news show on Facebook as the election race enters the final straight.<p>Airing on the candidate’s Facebook page every night at 6.30pm ET via Facebook Live, the campaign says it is an attempt to counter the "left-wing media bias".<p>However, it will also fuel …

'It was a ghost town': Shoppers reveal why they've abandoned Sears and Kmart

Sears' sales have dropped from $41 billion in 2000 to $15 billion in 2015.<p>Kmart, which merged with Sears in 2005, has seen its sales plunge from $37 billion to $10 billion in the same period.<p>In interviews with more than a dozen long-time customers of the two stores, people repeatedly cited the same …

5 great parenting lessons from presidential dads

Both Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan inspired millions of Americans by radiating an infectious optimism. But neither “Great Communicator” proved as adept at connecting with his own kids.<p>To his brood of five, FDR was largely an absentee dad. As his eldest child, Anna, later recalled, during her …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Absurdly fast, remarkably cheap

As the NASCAR boys say, this thing ain't dumb.<p>Let's review a few things: At $54,995 and 455 hp, the current, seventh-generation Corvette is a monster, a practical and almost flaw-free device.<p>Similarly, as the media is fond of telling you, we live in a golden age if you're building fast cars, you …

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