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Powering technophile habits

Question: What do you get for technology enthusiasts who have every gadget they could desire? Answer: an external battery that can keep their gadgets running all day long. Rechargeable batteries that quickly charge mobile devices are all over the place. How does a battery maker stand out from this highly commoditized

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How lawyers get and service clients is changing

A t Cognition LLP, lawyers stick to practicing law while other people play ancillary roles, including sales. This separation of roles “wouldn’t be rocket science in any other industry,” notes founder Joe Milstone. What’s the lawyer’s role? Jacqueline Dinsmore figures inertia is to blame for many firms obliging lawyers

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The 2016 Lincoln MKC

Summing up any automotive brand in a few words isn’t easy, but if I had to explain Lincoln vehicles briefly, I’d start with understated elegance and a smooth ride. That’s certainly the case with the 2016 Lincoln MKC. First impressions The unitized welded steel body on my Midnight Sapphire

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A retail business website played me

Several weeks ago, I decided to buy a Bluetooth headset to replace my beloved but deceased Plantronics BackBeat 903+. The headset I chose: the Plantronics BackBeat FIT. I trust the manufacturer and it’s marketed as holding up to sweat if you wear it during workouts. (I think that’s what

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Out of Arizona: the 2016 Hyundai Tucson

Crossovers have won sizeable chunks of space on the roads, in parking lots, in dealer showrooms and particularly in the hearts of car buyers. Just about every automaker in the world offers a crossover, and it’s into this competitive niche that Hyundai has introduced the 2016 Tucson. First impressions

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Thoughts on machine transcription

As a journalist and business/technology writer, I regularly record interviews. I also listen to recordings of other people’s interviews. Following each recording, I embark on the slog of transcribing what interview subjects say. I regularly deal with different accents, so I can (gleefully) make out every word said in

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If the CX-5 and 3 had a baby, it would be the 2016 Mazda CX-3

Modern Mazdas strike me as constantly grinning things, with their big, smile-shaped grilles and squinty headlights. I know this is part of Mazda’s Kodo – Soul of Motion design language, but still. It’s not like these vehicles shouldn’t be happy. One in particular ought to be celebrating

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Creating forms: a brief introduction

Sometimes you need a checklist of things to ask on a regular basis. For instance, each time I speak with a prospective client for my writing or training services, I use a form to make sure I cover the right questions, and record what we say and agree

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F-Sport meets the Lexus CT 200h

Lexus (and parent company Toyota) are no strangers to hybrid vehicles. A quick look at the Lexus lineup shows hybrid options for many of the vehicles it produces, plus a hybrid that has no regular gasoline-motor-only equivalent: the Lexus CT 200h.

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Sustained Occupancy in Condos

In Ontario, almost no residential buildings enjoy sustained occupancy when power outages occur. The southern Ontario ice storm of December 2013 threw the second of two crippling roundhouses at Toronto’s power grid that year. While the summer outage certainly caused problems, the winter punch left thousands of

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