| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:22 PM
Timing is everything if you're trying to get the best deal on a computer, airfares, cars and even stocks.
Surveys indicate that there are days and times of the month when you are more likely to get a bargain. Online retailers, for instance, lower...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Glendale officials plan to revamp information technology and purchasing operations in order to save money and protect against liability issues regarding software licensing.
The moves come after the city’s internal auditor reviewed city purchases...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:28 AM
TEMECULA, Calif. -- Attention holiday shoppers: your cell phone may be tracked this year.
Starting on Black Friday and running through New Year's Day, two U.S. malls -- Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va....
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| Oct 12, 2009
Imagine a mini personal trainer strapped around your biceps as you work out at the gym or pull weeds in the yard. It counts the calories you burn and later relays the information to a software program on your computer to create a personalized plan of...
| Aug 20, 2009
More than a year has passed since your last eye exam, so you drop by your local boutique for a quick checkup. An hour later -- and $500 poorer -- you're out the door, wondering how a simple prescription framed in a piece of plastic stamped "Made in China"...
| Feb 24, 2008
The average American home contains 25 consumer electronics devices. So to go green, start with what you've got.
First, get a handle on your current electricity usage. A device called Kill A Watt, from P3 International Corp., makes for a nifty parlor game...
| Jun 16, 2008
Many households may be facing higher energy costs this summer, all the more reason to learn to curb cost and offset some of the increase.
With some smart planning and changes in your household habits, you can make up the difference by turning your...
| Jan 9, 2010
If all the Consumer Electronics Show coverage this week has you scheming to buy the new Google smart phone or a 3-D home theater system, you aren't alone. Americans have an insatiable appetite for the latest and greatest gadgets.
So what if we own an...
| Nov 23, 2008
Belgian pop artist Guy Peellaert, whose surreal pictures for the 1972 cult book "Rock Dreams" brought him worldwide attention and led him to design album covers for the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, has died. He was 74.
| May 1, 2009
Ex-college football player, coach
Nate DeFrancisco, 89, a UCLA football player from 1939 to 1941 who became a football coach and an administrator at Riverside City College, died in his sleep Tuesday in Fairview, Texas, said his wife,...