| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:51 AM
Here's Tuesday's list of hot deals. Get 'em while they last:
Amazon Local: $7 buys you $30 to spend on Dolphins, Hurricanes or Marlins tickets at ScoreBig.com; expires in 16 days.
Amazon.com: $70 off all Kindle Fires for student members; Kindle Fire...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Charlaine Harris, creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels, has decided to end the run with the recently released 13th installment, "Dead Ever After." According to The Wall Street Journal, some fans are not happy, "taunting Ms. Harris in emails...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:11 AM
The unnamed scriptwriter who narrates Frank D. Gilroy's Kindle single "Crooning," set in 1958, doesn't think filming a movie in Havana is a very good idea.
But producer and want-to-be-star Dick Powell (a fictionalized version of the real-life actor),...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Sony unveiled one of the largest smartphones of all time Tuesday: the Xperia Z Ultra, with a 6.4-inch screen.
The latest device to blur the line between smartphones and tablets, the phone features the largest 1080p HD display ever on a smartphone,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Amazon Studios has put into production three comedy pilots as the online retail giant deepens its investment in original content for its Prime Instant Video streaming service.
The studio struck deals with several established Hollywood writers and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The editors of the British website the Kernel bought a copy of the e-book "Naughty Daughter Abducted ... (taboo daddy daughter erotica)" on Amazon, and did not like what they saw.
"The book is a sick rape fantasy with language and details too graphic...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:59 PM
While most of us were being squeaky-clean in our online activities, a rather dirty war recently broke out in cyberspace over the selling of dirty e-books on Amazon and elsewhere. The affair raises numerous issues of non-prurient interest.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The Department of Justice began presenting its case against Apple Monday in a New York City courthouse. "Apple knowingly and actively participated in a scheme to raise e-book prices," DOJ lawyer Lawrence Buterman said.
Apple is the last defendant...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:12 AM
On June 10, 1861, Union and Confederate forces lined up against each other in the Battle of Big Bethel, the first planned engagement of the Civil War. Led by Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler for the North, and Col. John Bankhead Magruder for the South, the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Looking for a market on the upswing? Think farm-fresh produce and meats. National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 4-10, and there are 7,864 such marketplaces listed in a directory compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a 9.6 percent...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Amazon announced Thursday that users of its new fan-fiction platform, Kindle Worlds, will be free to run wild with the characters from Kurt Vonnegut's books, including "Cat's Cradle" and "Slaughterhouse-Five," starting this month.
Kindle Worlds launched...