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Mall Walkers: The Suburban Exercisers Keeping America Wholesome

After neighborhood sidewalks, shopping centers are the most popular places in the U.S. to go for a stroll.<p>At 7 in the morning inside the Mall of America, capitalism sleeps. There are rows of kiosks with metal grates latched shut. Zamboni-like machines polish the floors. The crowds of …

Acquiring Images for Photoshop with a Digital Camera [UP8]

<i>Understanding Photoshop is a biweekly column that takes an in-depth look at how digital photographs are built and manipulated. It is a college-level</i> …

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises

by Joe BuntingWant to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing …

Creative Writing

Cat hotels offer luxury lodgings for feline friends

When Boris and Anastasia vacation, they prefer to stay in a deluxe three-story suite, dine on lobster consomme and spend their time on an iPad.<p>The Russian blue cats spend a few days to a couple of weeks at Morris Animal Inn in Morristown, N.J., when their owners go out of town. And it's pretty …

Toshiba's Kirabook Luxury Laptop Is A Keeper

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it must have been the phrase of the day when Toshiba’s engineers gave the company’s $1,599 Kirabook Ultrabook luxury laptop its latest update, as the newest incarnation of the company’s top-end laptop differs in only one respect from the original that was introduced in …

Toshiba Kirabook (2015)

<b>The Good</b> Toshiba's Kirabook has a brilliant higher-res screen, powerful components, and a slick, sturdy design, plus display tweaking software for photo and video experts.<p><b>The Bad</b> The basic look hasn't changed in the past couple of years, while the competition is catching up. The touchpad isn't as …

Toshiba Kirabook review: finally, a flagship Windows 8 laptop

Typically when I meet with a manufacturer to talk about new products, they're coy about mentioning their competitors. They refer to "our competition," or "other players," or "similar devices." Every company wants me to believe it's the only company on the planet, that any others aren't even worth …

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Review: The Best Android Tablet And A Real iPad Rival

I want to make something very clear at the start of this review – I have an iPad Mini which I absolutely love. I wasn’t entirely sure about the iPad when it launched but all these years later I thought it would be stupid not to have one in the house. As it turns out, I’ve used it loads and really …

Sony’s Xperia C5 Ultra Is the Holy Grail of Selfie Smartphones

While for the most part you can expect the same styling and specs from Sony’s latest Xperia models, there have been some vast improvements made to …

Sony's Xperia Smartphones Feature High-End Cameras

Today's topics include new smartphones from Sony, a virtual private network service from China that's compromising Windows servers, Windows 10-based …

Stop Making These Obvious Skincare Mistakes

Sage advice from a famous facialist.<p>We know you’re not one of those guys who uses the same bar of soap for everything—feet, face, whatever—but should you have “a friend” who does, we’d like to take this opportunity to help him out. Here’s the long and short of it: Soap and water is not going to cut …