Commentary

A few years at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, I was intrigued by the numbers of both prototype and production items that were evolving into what is now known as “Internet of Things,” or “IoT.” For the majority of us, when we think of the Internet, we think of our computers, tablets and smart phones.

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As we all rushed around getting ready for family visits, good home cooked food, the buying and exchanging of sought-after gifts, and travel to celebrate Christmas with those we love the most, how many of us became worn out, tired, physically ill, and sometimes blue? For some, it seemed that we just could not get everything we wanted to do accomplished within the tight deadlines, or that we did not have the money we wanted to spend, or we could not get home at all. As I observed and visited with those I love the most, I saw some tired faces, concern about finances and sadness.

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With a starting MSRP of $42,400, the popular Infiniti QX60 continues to stand out in the luxury crossover segment with its three-row utility and premium features.

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Some of you might remember my column from several weeks ago where I wrote about the newly available Google Project Fi cellular phone service.

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Q. Like many people, I am hosting a holiday party. I am concerned about a guest leaving drunk and driving. I always do all I can to prevent that from happening. In the past, I have even taken keys away from someone who was obviously not in any condition to drive. I was curious, however, could I be liable if one of my guests left drunk and had an accident after my party?

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Q. Can I be arrested for not paying my credit card bill? The debt collector said he is sending the police out to my house if I don’t promptly pay.

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Chevy Impala

Redesigned a year ago, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala builds on the attributes that made it one of the most acclaimed new cars of 2014 – including being named the Cars.com Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars for 2014.

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USB A to  USB type C

Recent purchasers of smart devices, including many new phones, laptops, Apple devices, and other new high tech electronics, probably noticed that the USB cable used to charge the device and transfer data between devices is the same on the “big” end, but slightly different on the “small” end.

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The Jeep Patriot is built in the United States at the Belvidere Assembly Plant

For 2016, Jeep Patriot delivers a revised model lineup that focuses on more standard and optional content, as well as on fuel economy up to 30 mpg.

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In my last column, we began the discussion of “hollow heroes,” and I am fairly certain each of our readers could get a visual image of someone they know and love that seemed to fit the category. They go on with life, but it is a struggle because they come from such a hollow place in the heart and mind. I think of it as “simply going through the motions of life,” rather than living it abundantly. Perhaps you thought of your own life and wondered just how hollow you really are.

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