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What is noise in a photo?

May 17th, 2015
What is noise in a photo? Read nearly any smartphone or camera review and you’ll come across a discussion of “image noise." Typically, the writer will say the camera shoots decent images in good light, then...

2016 Chevrolet Camaro transforms the popular, modern muscle car

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May 16th, 2015
2016 Chevrolet Camaro transforms the popular, modern muscle car Chevrolet has unveiled its latest machine to battle in the decades-old muscle car wars—the all-new, sixth-generation Camaro. Designed with a clear...

Is European sunscreen really better?

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May 16th, 2015
Is European sunscreen really better? Considering that more than 17 percent of the sunscreens we tested got an overall score of 90 or higher, it’s fair to say that Americans have access to some very good...

Federal crackdown on cramming is a win for consumers

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May 16th, 2015
Federal crackdown on cramming is a win for consumers You've probably seen TV ads enthusiastically urging you to text a number to get your horoscope, find out the name of your perfect match, or get the latest celebrity...

Fiat 500X brings an Italian twist to mini crossovers

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May 16th, 2015
Fiat 500X brings an Italian twist to mini crossovers If you like cute, they don’t get much more adorable than a Fiat 500. And now it has a big brother in the equally distinctive 500X crossover. The 500X has...

Takata airbag recall adds millions more vehicles

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May 15th, 2015
Takata airbag recall adds millions more vehicles The unending expansions to the Takata airbag inflator recall continue to roll out. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have recently added vehicles to the recall—and it is...

Cool extras don't improve the Raven hybrid mower

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May 15th, 2015
Cool extras don't improve the Raven hybrid mower Denver Global Products’ Raven, a combination lawn tractor, ATV, and generator sold at Lowe’s, has had a spotty history considering myriad problems with the...

A propane fuel tank gauge can save your barbecue

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May 15th, 2015
A propane fuel tank gauge can save your barbecue Running out of propane gas, just as hungry friends gather around your grill, is a hassle. To keep tempers from flaring some gas grills come with a fuel gauge but if yours...

Best deals on large and luxury cars

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May 15th, 2015
Best deals on large and luxury cars With large cars and luxury sedans, you can expect spacious accommodations, abundant features, comfortable road trip manners, and, as our latest analysis shows, big discounts. Based...

10 ways to protect yourself from medical identity theft

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May 15th, 2015
10 ways to protect yourself from medical identity theft A lot of good minds are trying to figure out how to make health information more secure. But it’s complicated, in part because there are advantages to not...

The cars that a real Mad Max would drive

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May 15th, 2015
The cars that a real Mad Max would drive In a dystopian future where oil is a rare, precious commodity and roads are constant war zones, a real Mad Max would turn to dependable, fuel-efficient cars, rather than a...

Why you should worry about health care identity theft

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May 15th, 2015
Why you should worry about health care identity theft Hackers, more and more, are targeting health care information. Medical identity thefts were up more than 20 percent between 2013 and 2014, according to the Ponemon...

Why hot stocks may not be so hot after all

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May 15th, 2015
Why hot stocks may not be so hot after all During the boom in tech stocks 15 years ago, Jeremy Siegel, the finance professor and best-selling author, pointed out that “whenever companies, no matter how great,...

What does SPF stand for?

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May 15th, 2015
What does SPF stand for? SPF (sun protection factor) is a relative measure of how long a sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet (UV) B rays. The chief cause of reddening and sunburn, UVB rays tend to damage the...

Biking to work with a safety vest is a smart move

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May 15th, 2015
Biking to work with a safety vest is a smart move Before you set out today on National Bike to Work Day, you'll probably make sure your bicycle has enough air in its tires. And of course, you'll strap on a bike helmet...