| Sep 15, 2011
Netflix's controversial new pricing strategy that raised monthly fees 60% for some people is a way for customers to "vote with their checkbooks," the company's chief content officer said at a media conference Thursday. Previously, Netflix charged $8 for...
| Mar 13, 2012
Wal-Mart joins UltraViolet, to convert discs to digital for $2 each....
| Sep 5, 2008
| 7:43 AM
I enjoy The Closer very much, but I have a problem understanding Kyra Sedgwick. Does she have an accent of some sort? Everyone else is intelligible. Or am I the problem? -- V.G., e-mail
I wouldn't say you're the problem but you are the first to raise...
| Dec 18, 2009
Most parents will do anything to maximize our children's potential, right? Perhaps not. As it turns out, some of the things we thought were helpful to our child's development are turning out to be a hinderance.
Many of us parents believe purchasing...
| Oct 27, 2009
More than an entire day -- that's how long children sit in front of the television in an average week, according to new findings released Monday by Nielsen.
The amount of television usage by children reached an eight-year high, with kids ages 2 to 5...
| May 9, 2010
Los Angeles and this tiny Gold Rush town share the same "City of Angels" nickname, and the similarities don't end there.
Just as Hollywood honors its celebrities with a star on the Walk of Fame, Angels Camp gives the same treatment to its best frog...
| May 18, 2010
| 11:00 AM
When I was a child, camping in style meant sleeping in a trailer and not having to use a flashlight to find the bathroom. Today, the great outdoors is filled with everything from inflatable bounce pillows to cappuccino carts and Wi-Fi.
I remember camping...
| Aug 8, 2010
On a steamy, drizzly morning, my friend Alejandra Cisneros leads us on a narrow dirt path through the flooded rice fields.
A few yards away, a dozen ducks march single file across a dirt berm, tails twitching, looking very businesslike. Local farmers...
| Jul 24, 2008
IT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...