| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Sending a postcard while on the road has never been quite as simple. A new mobile app called Blipcard enables you to convert your selfies and photos into paper postcards that get snail-mailed to your friends and loved ones.
Sound old school? It is,...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:05 PM
A short gig doing security for the True Blood television show. A stint driving for a rental car company. A week as a customer service representative at a retail store.
This is how Delvontaie Antwine, 34, makes do in California's economic recovery...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:29 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Identity theft has moved well beyond compromised credit cards. Financial consultant Javelin Strategy & Research found that fraudsters are piggybacking on victims' utilities accounts, running up unauthorized charges on mobile-...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Last week millions of people rushed to change their online passwords after news of a major encryption flaw called Heartbleed began to circulate.
Heartbleed infected hundreds of thousands of sites, including popular ones like Facebook and Netflix, and...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Two Lehigh County couples who recently intended to tour Turkey instead endured a rocky journey to get a refund after their prepaid trips were canceled at the last minute.
Tony O'Malley of Emmaus and Dick Baumann of Allentown contacted the Watchdog to...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wearing a black duster and a black cowboy hat, Phil Steel walked to the front of the meeting room armed with a Nerf gun and a smile.
The U.S. Army veteran was there to pitch his big idea: an ordinance that would legalize and regulate drone hunting...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Square came in handy for Camilla Barry in accepting payments at her bed-and-breakfast in the Northern California town of Rumsey — until a guest disputed a room charge in May.
That's when Barry discovered that Square Inc.,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday.
James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:06 PM
In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides.
Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...