| May 27, 2014
| 1:05 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Five boys ages 16 to 20 stole a iPhone 5C with blue-and-gray cell phone case, valued at $425, from the hand of a Round Lake resident sitting on the CTA Blue Line train at 11:35 p.m. May 20. The five...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Amazon took the wraps off the Fire Phone -- priced $100 lower than similar iPhone models -- and because the e-commerce company will not be relying on gigantic sales of the new gadget, it could represent Apple's most formidable rival in the category.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Amazon.com is rumored to be working on a smartphone that will go on sale later this year, and a report said Tuesday that users will be able to control the gadget by simply tilting it around in different directions.
The rumored device is expected to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Do you love Amazon Prime’s unlimited two-day shipping? Endless streaming videos? The Kindle lending library? It’ll soon cost nearly $100 a year to partake.
Amazon.com is raising the annual fee for subscribers to its Prime service to $99 from...
| Apr 4, 2014
Amazon's Kindle Worlds program is their attempt to cash in on the fan fiction phenomenon. Amazon has licensed storytelling "worlds" such as "Vampire Diaries" or "Pretty Little Liars" and anyone and everyone is invited to write and publish their work on...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
(Trench coat season has arrived! This week's column is a timely excerpt from Kristyn Schiavone's e-book, "Career Chic for Young Professionals: A Simple Style Guide," available for Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo for $2.99.)
| May 22, 2014
| 11:47 AM
In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new original TV shows, announced an online streaming deal with HBO and tested same-day grocery delivery on the West Coast.
Up next? Possibly a smartphone. And, if...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:45 PM
In less than four weeks, J.K. Rowling's next book will be published -- but readers hoping to pre-order it on Amazon will be disappointed. Although it had been available to pre-order for months, "The Silkworm," written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Amazon has partnered with the BBC to revive period crime drama "Ripper Street," which airs Stateside on BBC America.
The BBC cancelled the series, which stars Matthew Macfadyen, in December after two seasons due to poor ratings.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Amazon.com has sent out invitations to members of the media for an April 2 event at which the company is expected to unveil a video-streaming device.
The online retailer is scheduled to hold the event in New York at 8 a.m. PDT, according to a screenshot...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Amazon.com is reportedly cooking up a new free, ad-supported video service -- with TV shows and music videos -- to complement its subscription VOD offering. But it isn't clear what content might be available through it, which would be the major factor...