| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Did Microsoft get buyer's remorse?
The software giant bought a big stake in Nook from Barnes & Noble in 2012. And now it's selling it back.
Barnes & Noble had been struggling to get its e-reader on solid footing. While the Nook was well-reviewed, it...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Many people find the holiday season to be a time to share their blessings with the less fortunate. Local organizations and advocacy groups such as those below would put your gift to good use.
A. Eugene Hoeper Foundation/Deaf Outreach is a program that...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
November has been a good-news/bad-news month for the climate struggle.
The U.S. and China just inked an historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but that accord is imperiled by the American electorate.
We have just entrusted Congress to a...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:04 AM
It's the time of the year when many people go out to purchase a calendar for the coming new year, either for themselves or as a holiday gift. Blind and low-vision people can now also find a readable calendar of their own. The National Federation of the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:41 AM
The Washington Post announced a new app on Thursday that gives Amazon Fire tablet users free online access to the paper.
Fire owners have free access to The Washington Post for six months, with no subscription required. Readers would then have to sign...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hachette and Amazon have reached a deal over e-books and print sales, the two companies announced Thursday. They have been locked in an unusually public dispute over pricing since May.
While the new e-book terms will not take effect until early 2015,...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Subscription-based e-book lending service Scribd is now offering audiobooks, the company announced Thursday. Scribd is one of three top contenders -- alongside Oyster and Amazon's Kindle Unlimited -- in the race to become the leading Netflix-for-books...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The line is getting even more blurry between online retailing and physical shopping: Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant that has put fear in the hearts of brick-and-mortar retailers, appears to be going old-school this holiday season and reportedly...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A book said to be Adolf Hitler's personal copy of "Mein Kampf" has sold at auction in England for only $30,000 -- that's $64,000 less than the estimate.
“It's the only copy of Mein Kampf that belonged to Hitler – and although controversial...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:59 AM
VERNON — Serial entrepreneur Mark Lassoff ran two companies in Austin, a tech-nirvana if there ever was one. But his three-year-old startup LearnToProgram Media, in a low-rent office building in Vernon, is his longest tenure anywhere.
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Amazon.com, after debuting its first Internet set-top this spring, is now going after Google's low-cost Chromecast with its own $39 stick-based streaming adapter for HDTVs.
The Fire TV Stick, which plugs into the HDMI port on a TV set, provides...