| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Parents who have found big credit card and debit card charges for unauthorized online purchases by their teens might be wondering what they can do to prevent it from happening again. That's one reason why Virtual Piggy Inc. exists.
The Hermosa Beach...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Imagine yourself in an aquarium, leaning over the tall protective wall that separates you from a pool full of sharks. Now, imagine falling in. Under the worst of circumstances, this would be too horrible to even ponder. Under the best of circumstances&...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Amazon launched a campaign Friday night to counter the 900-plus authors who have signed an open letter supporting publisher Hachette. In a dispute over terms about the wholesale and retail price of e-books, Amazon has blocked pre-orders of Hachette...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Thirty years ago, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird self-published a black-and-white comic book with the unusual name "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
Only 3,000 copies were printed of the 40-page over-sized comic, but from that humble beginning rose an...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
With two Emmy nominations and a star-studded cast of embedded reporters, the independently produced "Years of Living Dangerously" TV series has helped get the message of climate change into the conversations of viewers, including the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Edan Lepucki appeared on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night to talk about her debut novel, "California," and thank Colbert and his fans for getting it onto bestseller lists.
"Thank you Colbert Nation for buying my book and reading it," she said. "I'm...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed two-term City Councilman William H. Cole IV on Thursday to lead the Baltimore Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with revitalizing the city.
The appointment came as BDC President Brenda McKenzie...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
SpaceX made it official last week: The California-based company will build its first commercial spaceport in Texas, spurning overtures from Florida and other launch-minded states.
Although Florida gets the "consolation prize" of SpaceX's government...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Growing up has long been on the mind of director and screenwriter Chris Weitz. In 1999, the New York City native and his brother directed “American Pie,” a comedy about a gang of high schoolers confused about the meaning of maturity. In 2002,...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:09 PM
CloudFlare, a San Francisco start-up that offers cloud-based optimization and online cybersecurity protection, said it plans to offer websites free encrypted HTTPS connections.
HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is an encrypted connection...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...