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  • CARS: A detailed look at new 2016 models, carmaker by carmaker

    DETROIT - The 2016 model year has plenty of workhorses, including new versions of the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Titan pickups, Chevrolet Malibu and Kia Optima sedans and the Honda Civic small car.
  • RIGHT AT HOME: Space-themed decor brings the heavens indoors

    It was a tough year here on Earth, but 2020 was a bright spot for space exploration. SpaceX sent its futuristic Starship to new heights, three countries launched Mars missions, and robots grabbed debris from the moon and an asteroid.
  • Making the most of your outdoor space, no matter how small

    Coronavirus quarantine had many people rethinking the interiors of their homes this spring. DIY projects were tackled, and rooms reorganized.
  • Natural light sets a nice mood, and builders seek more of it

    The first year that Bob Webb Homes used transom windows in the showcase house the company built for a home tour, visitors described the house as bright, warm and inviting. While few mentioned the windows, company representatives said tour participants were responding favourably to the additional natural light provided by the horizontal windows above the home's more traditionally placed windows.
  • Review: Console-level gaming on the go could make the Nintendo Switch a winner

    TORONTO - There's a fine line between gimmick and innovation, one that Nintendo has walked with varying degrees of success over its decades of making gaming devices.
  • Ask a Designer: decorating around a television

    Television screens just keep getting bigger, which is great if you're an avid binge-watcher, but not so convenient if you're trying to decorate a living room or bedroom with one wall dominated by a huge glass rectangle.

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