| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:31 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012.
The international group of computer hackers known as Anonymous lost some of its mystery Tuesday with the arrest of five men, including a 27-year-old Chicagoan, said to be connected to a clique of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Uber is now accepting Paypal.
The popular ride service app announced on its blog that it will accept PayPal as a form of payment in the United States, Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands.
"One of the most important things we’ve learned:...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:54 PM
That screaming baby may no longer be the most annoying thing on your flight.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering allowing fliers to make in-flight voice calls on their cellphones once the plane reaches 10,000 feet. The practice has long...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Laguna Beach police sent an alert last week to area businesses warning of an apparent telephone scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills, according to a police news release.
Impostors have been calling Southern...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data.
The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Machinery was purring gently. Boxes of Samsung televisions were stacked like blocks atop pallets on a glossy concrete floor. A shift supervisor waved jauntily as he zipped by on a red motorized chariot.
At 10 a.m. at the Target.com fulfillment center in...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Booktrack, a new web-based reading and writing platform, allows users to add a synchronized soundtrack to original e-books or royalty-free texts.
Unlike audiobooks, Booktrack books do not include text narration. Instead, the platform allows users to add...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Thirteen members of hacker group Anonymous have pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in a 2010 cyber attack of PayPal, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
One of the defendants also pleaded guilty to the charges arising...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:38 AM
In an open letter to Washington, eight major technology companies are calling for sweeping changes in the way the U.S. government collects information on citizens.
The letter was signed by AOL Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Google Inc., LinkedIn...