| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:20 AM
I'm on a years-long quest to have music piped all over my house.
There are several technologies that can be used to stream music wirelessly. I've been using Apple's Airplay, but it cuts out more than I consider acceptable.
The gold standard of...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Like most Americans, I'm a huge fan of electronic tubes that have names and provide information, so you can imagine my excitement when I learned that online retailer Amazon is releasing just such a tube.
It's called Amazon Echo. News of the device broke...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 2:19 PM
DirecTV reported third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as customers paid more for satellite-TV service in the U.S.
Earnings of $1.33 a share, excluding one-time items, were higher than the average analyst estimate of $1.30. Customer losses...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:47 AM
CBS Corp launched a digital streaming news network, CBSN, that will show live, anchored news coverage for its streaming customers.
CBSN will be available on CBSNews.com and through connected devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Fire TV and Roku TV, CBS said....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Dish Network is prepared to permanently unplug a pillar of cable television — CNN, the pioneering 24-hour news network whose fortunes have faded.
The satellite giant's 14 million subscribers haven't been able to watch several Turner Broadcasting...
| Oct 25, 2014
Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center.
The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Many of the nation's biggest retailers plan to sharply increase hiring for the holiday shopping season as consumers look to spend more, according to reports out today.
Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, Amazon and Game Stop are among the retailers planning...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Get a free coupon for two paperback books for $15 from Amazon.com.
The voucher from Amazon Local is good for two select paperbacks books shipped from the online retailer after redeeming the offer from the daily-deal site. After you order the free deal,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Now and again a book comes along that offers not only an engaging story but one that actually makes its readers think.
"A Southern Girl," a novel by John Warley is one of those books. On the surface, the story centers on the experiences of one family as...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Target is offering free shipping and will expand its price-match policy during the busy holiday shopping season, the retailer announced Wednesday.
A real deal sweetener is free shipping on Target.com being offered now through Dec. 20. The offer will...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:35 PM
An Oregon woman who appears to have written online about the stress of taking care of her autistic son and ailing husband is suspected of throwing her 6-year-old boy to his death from a bridge and then calling police to report it, authorities said...