| 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 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...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Time to head to the polls
The campaign ads finally are about to end.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Don't know where your polling place is? Go to VotesPA.com and plug in your address to find out.
Weather forecasts are predicting...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:35 AM
SEATTLE Amazon is amping up one of the most potent weapons in its competitive arsenal, adding unlimited online photo storage to its Prime subscription service.
Prime members, who pay $99 a year for the service, which includes two-day shipping on more...
| 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 13, 2014
| 5:09 AM
It's time for another fabulous freebie free-for-all for Columbus Day sales. My roundup of deals include a free iPhone 6 from Walmart with a trade-in offer, free appetizer or dessert from T.G.I. Fridays, a free movie ticket to see Brad Pitt's "Fury," and...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Box-office trackers can stop panicking.
The website Box Office Mojo, a go-to resource for data on movies and money, is back online after mysteriously disappearing on Friday.
Box-office data fiends who tried to use Boxofficemojo.com on Friday were...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Amazon.com is beefing up its holiday staff with an additional 80,000 seasonal workers as the online retailer prepares for the holiday shopping rush.
The Seattle company said it is adding about 10,000 more temporary positions compared to last year to...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:16 PM
As more people rethink ways to get television programming outside the traditional cable and satellite companies, the unsung TV antenna is becoming a fundamental component of their cord-cutting strategy.
That makes sense. Not only are broadcast TV...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:44 PM
I love scoring a good bargain.
But like many moms, I don't have time to compare prices at dozens of stores and websites, hunting for the best deals.
We recently wrote about Zulily, the online megastore, which plans to open a huge warehouse in...