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  • Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age

    Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age
    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?  The...
  • FTC files suit against Amazon over accidental in-app purchases

    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...
  • Amazon adds dramedy from Jay Chandrasekhar in its third pilot season

    Amazon adds dramedy from Jay Chandrasekhar in its third pilot season
    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...
  • One Thing Is Certain: A Fox-Time Warner Combination Would Get D.C. Scrutiny

    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...
  • Marijuana delivery: Is capitalism turning us into the laziest people on Earth?

    Marijuana delivery: Is capitalism turning us into the laziest people on Earth?
    "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...
  • Seniors on the Go: The European Rail Timetable lives!

    Seniors on the Go: The European Rail Timetable lives!
    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...
  • Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec

    Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec
    "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...
  • Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service

    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...
  • Rupert Murdoch may not take no for an answer from Time Warner

    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...
  • Dashcam watchdogs use YouTube in drive to bring rules to road

    Dashcam  watchdogs use YouTube in drive to bring rules to road
    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...
  • Beyond bird baths: Water features for small city gardens

    Beyond bird baths: Water features for small city gardens
    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...