| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Happy Freebie Friday!
Wow! Here's a sure sign that Apple will soon release a new smartphone: Walmart has cut the price on iPhone 5C to 97 cents and also has put the iPhone 5S model on clearance for $79. Target also is is selling the iPad Mini for $199,...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:38 AM
First came the switch off of the gold standard. Then checkbooks and credit cards started the shift away from cash — but to bitcoin advocates, not far enough.
As the anonymous digital currency gains favor with retailers such as Overstock.com and is...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Wayne and Wende Allen found a second home, their vacation escape, in a convenient location — 24 miles from their Harford County home.
"Most of our friends who have second homes have them at the beach, in the mountains down south," said Wende...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:38 PM
There may be no company on Earth more experienced at saying "we're sorry, but not really" than Facebook.
The latest example concerns the company's now-infamous 2012 psychological experiment on nearly 700,000 unwitting users, which broke into public...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:08 PM
Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
Though sales paid for in bitcoin so far at...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The Sunday morning programs will run the gamut from ISIS and Ukraine to Joan Rivers' hospitalization. The lineup:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS brings together Gen....
| Jul 29, 2014
For decades now, the No. 1 bed covering has been a comforter set complete with matching shams and dust ruffle. But in the summertime, a comforter can look overdone, and for sleeping, it's downright stifling. If you've been thinking about kicking the...
| Jan 14, 2014
Now that the holidays are over, retailers are anxious to help us get organized for the year ahead. There's certainly good reason to adopt some fresh storage techniques as you pack away holiday decorations and get ready for tax season.
Even if you don't...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The Sacramento Kings will be the first NBA team to accept bitcoin, the controversial digital currency that is increasingly gaining acceptance in the commercial world.
The basketball franchise said customers can already buy merchandise at its team store....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Two downtown Las Vegas casinos -- the D Las Vegas Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino -- will begin accepting bitcoin on Wednesday. The co-owned properties will welcome the digital currency at their hotel and gift shops but not for gambling,...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:19 PM
I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news. I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig is.
Pretend cigarettes? Virtual money? It's all too tech-centric for me.
If you're also confused about the...