| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book-reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all?
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:44 PM
For most parents, seeing a random $358 charge on their credit card bill would elicit a lot of questions.
But for the parents of the 71% of children who play mobile games such as Angry Birds or Temple Run, those seemingly random charges are becoming more...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Amazon.com is set to debut a new half-hour dramedy, "Really," (that's its name, not our assurance) in its third pilot season.
The series delves into the complexities of marriage and the "charged dynamics" among a close group of friends living in...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A Senate hearing on Wednesday was expected to focus on the proposed combinations of distribution giants Comcast with Time Warner Cable and AT&T with DirecTV. Instead, news of Rupert Murdoch's idea to merge 21st Century Fox with Time Warner was the new...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"It's the balloon theory," Jeff Raber, president of a cannabis testing lab in Pasadena, tells The Times' David Pierson about an unintended effect of Proposition D, which prompted a crackdown by local authorities on storefront marijuana dispensaries in Los...
| Jun 17, 2014
Despite all the digital travel resources that are now readily available, I'm still a fan of printed references. Although a senior, I'm not a luddite; when I travel, I carry the usual Wi-Fi notebook and smartphone, use Wi-Fi everywhere I stay and I'm...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:07 PM
"Do we need more breakaway bottles," art director Carlos Osorio asks between takes on the set of "Real Rob."
"No, they are very expensive," barks back the show's star, comedian Rob Schneider.
Schneider is kidding about the bottles, but he is...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service available for $9.99 a month.
Similar to Netflix and other movie streaming services, Kindle Unlimited makes available a library of 600,000 titles and...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Rupert Murdoch wants one more jewel for his crown.
The 83-year-old media mogul's audacious $80-billion bid to acquire Time Warner was rejected, but people close to Murdoch say that he hasn't given up. Time Warner's stock soared 17% on Wednesday amid...
| Jul 3, 2014
On the back of Joe Elbaor's 1990 Chevy Silverado is a bumper sticker that reads, "The closer you get, the slower I drive." On the front is a video camera about the size of a cigarette pack.
Elbaor mounts the $300 camera in his passenger compartment to...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Water views are a prime real estate asset, but for those whose home doesn't front an ocean or lake, there are ponds.
The romance of garden ponds conjures images of breathtaking water lilies, the most celebrated, of course, in a series of paintings by...