| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court gave consumers a victory on Monday by allowing them to proceed with class-action lawsuits alleging that millions of front-loading washing machines they bought suffered from mold or musty odors.
By refusing to hear the appeals in...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Among the hundreds of gadgets, games and apps at January's Consumer Electronics Show, few had the sizzle of James Buch's gleaming silver hunk of hardware.
That's because the device is a barbecue grill — one that's Wi-Fi enabled, voice activated...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Active Work Time: 20 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Galettes are carefree tarts. They are homey and casual and open to all kinds of improvisation. Because the plums are so much on display here, their sweetness is critical. Taste them...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Active Work Time: 20 minutes
Total Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hours, plus 1 hour chilling
4 ounces (about 4 slices) stale bread, crusts removed
2 cloves garlic
2 pounds tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 (2-inch-square) piece green bell pepper,...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey.
After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Total time: About 50 minutes, plus drying time and freezing time
Note: Make the kumquat zest the day before you plan to make the semifreddo.
Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:10 PM
I love the idea of a smart home, one where devices talk to one another and to me (figuratively speaking) in order to offer more and better services. Judging from the demonstrations at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, it's still a work in progress,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
RepairClinic.com, an online store for replacement parts for home appliances, outdoor power equipment and HVAC equipment,shares some money-saving tips about prepping lawn mowers for spring.
“Many people wait until their...
| Dec 7, 2012
John D. Silva was the chief engineer for KTLA-TV in 1958 when he outfitted a helicopter with a TV camera and changed television news coverage forever.
He turned a rented Bell helicopter into the Telecopter, essentially a flying TV studio. The first of...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Working in the yard, running, playing softball ... summertime activities can turn you into a sweaty, dirty mess. Not only you, but your baseball cap as well.
So how do we clean it?
Some caps are made to be washed; other cheap versions are hardly worth...