published Friday, March 16th, 2012

The Strip

THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

Barry Courter has a 23-year-old son who recently graduated from college and an 18-year-old daughter who is a senior in high school.

Q: Dad, what can you tell me about interning or job shadowing?

A: Both are great ways to learn about a career you might be interested in. In high school, you should find someone doing a job you are interested in and call them up. Be willing to work around their schedule if you can. You'd like to visit on a typical day, but one that also promises to have some activities. Job shadowing can give you a real-life sense of the job.

-- By Barry Courter

TOP 10 GAMES

Game Informer Magazine ranks the top handheld games for March:

  1. "Resident Evil: Revelations," 3DS

  2. "Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack," Vita

  3. "Uncharted: Golden Abyss," Vita

  4. "Rayman Origins," Vita

  5. "Super Stardust Delta," Vita

  6. "Lumines: Electronic Symphony," Vita

  7. "Zen Pinball 3D," 3DS

  8. "FIFA Soccer," Vita

  9. "Escape Plan," Vita

  10. "Metal Ger 3D," 3DS

WEBSITE TO WATCH

These days, everyone is a photographer. But whether you take pictures on a high-quality digital camera or just on your cellphone, you can edit your pictures to make them look great at iPiccy (http:// ipiccy.com). Just upload a photo from your computer files, Facebook, a URL or take one with a webcam and instantly start editing it. You can also use the "new painting" option and draw an original picture right on the site. Crop, retouch or frame any picture you want without having to download or pay for an editing system.

-- McClatchy Newspapers

BATTERY BOOST

If you are an AA battery user like me, you'll be happy to know the leader in the business, Energizer, has added more power to its AA Lithium line. Tech heads will be thrilled to keep portable gadgets running with the new Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA's, which last up to nine times longer in devices compared to the previous batteries, which were eight times longer. The batteries are available in aAAA choices for $9.99 each and are stated to have a 15-year storage life.

  • Details: www.energizer.com, $9.99

-- By Gregg Ellman, McClatchy Newspapers

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