| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:28 AM
If you've ever wanted to learn how to write computer software, you can now sign up for a free one-hour class at your local Apple Store.
The tech giant will be holding introductory computer science classes at its retail stores Wednesday as part of a...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
FX Networks has locked up Louis C.K.'s services as a writer and director on TV series for the foreseeable future, inking a multi-year overall deal with the hyphenate's Pig Newton banner.
Deal with the FX Prods. unit calls for Pig Newton to develop pilots...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 10, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The confessions from moms on the Scary Mommy blog are often funny: the spoon kept in the glovebox for eating Ben & Jerry's in the store parking lot, letting ketchup count as a "vegetable," going to the gym to read magazines instead of work out.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Submitting sports notices
Email sports copy to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 a.m. on Monday.
On Saturday Nov. 9, the Elkridge Travel Baseball program will host a Double Header Fundraiser at the Timbers at Troy. The day kicks off with the...