| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The long-anticipated Beats Music service, from veteran music executive Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre, is on the launch pad, with AT&T touting a new family plan.
Beats Music, set to launch on Jan. 21, will vie with Pandora, Spotify and Apple's iTunes...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:35 PM
About a decade after annexation discussions began with the Glen Oak Country Club, Glen Ellyn officials are closer than ever to reaching an agreement with the facility.
The latest hang up, however, involves a request from Glen Oak for a special water...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In a canvas tent in the Himalayan foothills, where winter breaths drifted in the twilight, Tibetan monks, their feet dangling from benches, watched a pirated copy of "Titanic." The diminutive men, camped along a rutted road leading to the Dalai Lama's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
More cell phone users are turning their handsets into radios, with half of all smartphone users streaming music on the devices.
Around 52% of smartphone owners used their devices to access apps like Pandora in the fourth quarter of 2013, up from 41%...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:03 PM
The Internet music service Rdio is now letting people in the U.S. access its 20-million-song library on the Web without paying -- though those users will hear ads.
The change is part of a deal announced last year in which terrestrial radio company...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers -- better known as ASCAP -- turns 100 on Feb. 13.
The performing rights organization reportedly got its start when operetta composer Victor Herbert ("Babes in Toyland") overheard a piece of his...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:38 AM
On a rainy night in late March, the studio of WTMD (89.7 FM) looked more like the buzzing set of a classic variety show than home to Towson University's public radio station.
Members of the Baltimore indie-rock group Celebration checked the sounds of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:30 PM
When the sleek 2015 Hyundai Genesis goes on sale later this spring, the automaker will put an ambitious new telematics and customer service program on the road with it.
The system, which is the second generation of Hyundai's Blue Link connectivity,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Gene Ha has worked since 1992 on comics such as “Fables,” “Action Comics,” “Justice League,” “The Shade,” and his collaboration with writer Alan Moore on “...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Stephen Graham Jones may be the best prolific writer you haven't heard of yet, partly because his specialty is literary horror and partly because, despite having a specialty, he's quick to switch genres and hard to pin down. Count up his books and stories...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Google has a runaway hit with Chromecast, the cheap, lightweight adapter for slinging Internet video to HDTVs, selling millions of the $35 dongles (just 30 bucks on Amazon!) since its launch last summer.
So word that Google is staging a renewed push to...