| Jan 17, 2010
When President Obama announced plans in April to spend $13 billion in federal stimulus funds on developing high-speed rail in America, he invoked the usual role models -- Japan, China and France -- as examples of fast-train culture.
He also praised...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2010
Apple is expected to unveil its much-anticipated touch-screen tablet on Wednesday morning. A few journalists see the device as a possible savior for the newspaper business. Me? I'm wondering how it'll affect the skyline.
Don't laugh. Whatever shape it...
| Jan 27, 2010
After weeks of hype, the Apple Ipad is finally on store shelves (where it isn't already sold-out). I can search in internetm watch movies, play video games, even download and read books.
So does it spell the end of the Mom-and-Pop Bookstore?
| Jul 8, 2009
Summer is the perfect time to test out that new digital camera or spankin' new camcorder, but what do you do with all those hours of footage? How do you put it together without buying fancy editing software?
Here are some free video and photo-editing...
| Jul 26, 2009
There's a postage stamp-sized place in Paris' 16th arrondissement that houses a collection of luxury goods that would be the envy of any upscale boutique. Louis Vuitton monogram-covered handbags and wallets crowd shelves with Hermès scarves and ties,...
| Aug 21, 2009
A federal jury convicted New Orleans political operative Mose Jefferson of bribery and obstruction of justice Friday, less than a month after his brother, a former Louisiana congressman, was found guilty of unrelated corruption charges.Mose Jefferson, 66,...
| Jul 22, 2009
The Bethlehem Area School District has worked its way off the state's academically troubled list, defying the trend of struggling urban districts in Pennsylvania.
"It's huge," Superintendent Joseph A. Lewis said of preliminary Pennsylvania System of...
| Oct 1, 2009
A former project manager of New Orleans' crime camera program testified Wednesday that a surveillance system developed by two local companies was unlike any he had seen in 2003, the time when the city was seeking to establish a program to help curb...
| Oct 13, 2009
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| 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...