| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:00 PM
So, Vine or Instagram?
In one corner is Vine, the veteran. Owned by Twitter, it allows its more than 13 million users to post short videos online. In the other corner is the rookie, Instagram video, which as of today allows the 130 million users of...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:00 PM
A new report from Nielsen examines a fast-evolving segment of the media landscape: viewing on smartphones and tablets.
Consumers are taking advantage of their portable devices to watch videos, access news and information, check sports, engage in...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:44 AM
We hear from time to time about new apps, gadgets and other technology for food-lovers and chefs. Here are a few that caught our eye.
Evernote has a new addition to its suite of note-taking and archiving apps and web tools. Evernote Food, available...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Monday at the OC Fair & Event Center, 11 lucky people will get to find out how a dropping ball feels.
The New Year's Eve celebration at the fairgrounds won't feature a ball drop like the one in Times Square, but there will be a plummeting object of a...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Instead of searching every social media platform, residents now can go to one place to find and track Chicago's mayor.
The mayor's office on Sunday launched Chicago Digital at digital.cityofchicago.org.
The site is designed to make it easier to find...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:07 AM
This week, a Texas court begins hearing the case of a high school student who is suing her school over whether she can be forced to wear a location-tracking ID badge. The 15-year old student believes that the badge is a violation of her privacy. Oh, it...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:17 AM
What do David Mamet and Kathie Lee Gifford have in common? Both have flops on Broadway this season.
Mamet's new play "The Anarchist," which just opened on Sunday at the John Golden Theatre in New York, announced late Tuesday that it will close on Dec....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Kathie Lee Gifford made a lot of money in the '80s as the spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Lines, singing the lyrics "In the morning, in the evening, ain't we got fun?" on TV commercials.
But Gifford's well-honed promotional skills proved ineffective for...
| May 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Going to a large sporting event usually means you won't have Internet connection until you leave the stadium, but Los Angeles' Staples Center will no longer have that problem.
The arena, which is home to the Lakers, Clippers and the Kings, has been...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Welcome to the 21st century, where a compass can be used to find the nearest pizza place.
Thanks to Pizza Compass, an app released Tuesday, iPhone users can now turn their smartphones into their own personal guides toward melted cheese, warm crust and...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:59 AM
With a dozen brain-eating zombies standing in the way, it's clear that coming to Jewel was a bad idea. You can run away, but you still face a dilemma: Do you try to scavenge supplies at a nearby Walgreen's or a bar in Wicker Park?
Navigating the streets...