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Author: Renee Williams

Short Takes: November/December 2018

TECH Pajama Warming Pouch Thanks to its integrated heating elements and thermal satin interior, this ingenious electric bag from Hammacher Schlemmer warms up your nightwear to a toasty      118º F in just 10 minutes. Despite its name, the Pajama Warming Pouch can also be used for towels, gloves, or socks for an extra layer of warmth and comfort. www.hammacher.com          Hot Off the Press In his book, My First Coach: Untold Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads, author Gary Myers writes “Tom Brady’s father is an estate planner. Jim Harbaugh’s father had a long...

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Short Takes: October 2018

TECH Shipt The ultimate convenience. As consumers, we have grown accustomed to ordering almost everything online. Now, Shipt offers same day grocery delivery from Bi-Lo, Kroger, Lidl, Publix and Target. Here’s how it works. 1. Scroll through the aisles.  2. Order fresh produce, meat and more. Sit back and let personal shoppers work their magic. 3. Connect with your shopper. 4. Send texts to make adjustments and get live updates from the aisles. 5. Tada! Your groceries arrive. Schedule a delivery in as soon as one hour. Shipt will even unpack your order into the cabinets or fridge. Shoppers...

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August/September 2018 Calendar of Events

          Calendar – AUGUST August 2 and every Thursday enjoy a night of jazz at The Willcox Hotel. Visit the beautiful lobby bar every Thursday night for live jazz. Visit www.thewillcox.com. August 2. Westobou Gallery Presents Valton Murray. Murray’s brightly colored palettes depict scenes of his childhood home, his family and the beauty of the rural landscape as he envisions it. Challenged by his battle with epilepsy and the polio virus, he found early and continued success in creating pictures. Visit www.westoboufestival.com. August 2. National Ice Cream Day. August 3 and 4. Fort Gordon Dinner...

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Short Takes: August/September 2018

TECH Google Lens Google has come out with a new version of Google Lens in beta. The new version will be built into the camera app, instead of Google Photos. There will also be a real-time finder that will analyze what your camera sees even before you press click. If you point your camera at a poster of a musician, Lens can also start playing a music video. You open up any camera app and Lens will tell you what’s in the image. The image recognition tool can give users more information about things like books, buildings, and works...

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