| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:51 AM
If you see the “spinning wheel of death” on some of your favorite sites Wednesday, don’t worry -- your Internet connection probably isn’t any slower.
But a whole host of tech companies displaying the iconic “loading”...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Google's YouTube now lets creators solicit fans for donations -- providing another tool for monetizing content -- with the video site taking at least 5% of any coinage dropped into the virtual tip jar.
YouTube's "Fan Funding" feature, currently available...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:57 AM
It has been a while since singer Jo Dee Messina's last — and only — trip to Walt Disney World. She remembers seeing Cinderella, Space Mountain and "maybe a glimpse of the parade," she said. She was about 8 years old.
She will see more as the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Kids are going back to school. And chefs are getting back into the kitchen, fired up with ideas that percolated over the summer. Some are planning pop-ups to showcase a new menu or a coming restaurant or cafe. A Baja California chef is coming north to...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Versatile Waterbury musician Erik Kukanskis plays drums for country-tinged punk band Eurisko, fronts Lazywayout and has a solo acoustic project called Saltwater Man. We invited Kukanskis to the CTNow White Room to do a song.
Unfortunatley, the space was...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The Internet wasn't slowing down, but a special version of that dreaded "spinning wheel of death" popped up on numerous online sites Wednesday as pages were being loaded.
The loading symbol on Netflix, Reddit, Kickstarter, Etsy and dozens of other sites...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:53 AM
This could bring a new meaning to "wearing fur."
A Tampa woman is hoping to start a new fashion trend by turning dog hair into high-end purses, WPTV reports.
Doris Carvalho, 50, has started a Kickstarter.com crowdfunding campaign to raise $15,000 to...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Legendary mentalist The Amazing Kreskin has launched a kickstarter campaign for an off-Broadway show to celebrate his 80th birthday next year.
Kreskin who was born George Kresge Jr. in Montclair, N.J., and still lives in New Jersey, plans to produce a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:12 AM
Lindsey Averill spent most of her life thinking things would be better if she could just get skinnier.
She counted calories and worked out, but still couldn't reach the size she wanted, the one she saw on TV and in magazines. She put things off,...
| Jul 15, 2014
An Ohio man recently asked people on the Internet to give him money to make some potato salad. He wanted $10 but wound up with nearly $50,000 and counting.
That's bad news for potatoes but good news for Zack Brown, who used the fundraising website...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:08 AM
Ancient Sun deadline
There's still time to help an Orlando funk-rock band release its first full-length album in September.
Ancient Sun's Kickstarter fundraising campaign (kickstarter.com) has raised about half of the band's $6,000 goal, but the...