| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A consumer group dedicated to reclaiming childhood from corporate marketers has released its annual list of toys that are 'oppressive and destructive to young children.'
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has released five nominees for its...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Automakers are on a torrid recall pace this year.
Car companies have recalled about 11 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. General Motors Co. has called back the most: 6 million, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:10 AM
An insurance industry study found that repairing recalled vehicles can reduce dangerous incidents for drivers.
The Highway Loss Data Institute – an arm of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – looked at claims for car fires that were...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Updated to correct the name of Netflix's Open Connect initiative.
Netflix Inc. has agreed to pay Comcast Corp. to ensure the online service's subscribers get seamless access to movies and TV shows delivered over the Internet, according to people...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
FlexJobs has released its list of Top Companies for Remote Jobs, and many companies with local operations are on the list.
But then, that doesn't matter if you're working from home.
The top 10 companies offering work-at-home or telecommuting jobs are:...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Whether you stay or go, it's smart to back up important files, photos and other information from your computer and other electronic devices.
MICROSOFT allows users to store data in the cloud with OneDrive. Once you create a free account, you...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:45 AM
The National Football League is launching a new digital network that will allow fans to customize content based on their favorite teams and players.
Called NFL Now, the online service will debut this summer in advance of the 2014 football season. It...
| Nov 26, 2013
2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2014 Nelson Algren Literary Awards (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Chicago Tribune Company LLC (“Chicago Tribune”). Contest is...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:47 PM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris has filed criminal charges against three San Francisco Bay Area brothers for allegedly operating an illegal website that allowed users to watch bootleg versions of copyrighted television shows and movies. Hop Hoang,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The White House unveiled new antipiracy initiatives and is calling for more cooperation in the fight against intellectual property theft from search engines, data storage services and domain name registrars.
The initiatives are an expansion of the Obama...