| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Online behemoth Amazon.com launched a one-day sale Monday on Kindle readers, taking advantage of new federal rules easing restrictions on using portable electronic devices on planes.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Amazon announced Monday that it has set the premiere dates for its first two original series. "Alpha House" will begin streaming on Nov. 15, and "Betas" will follow a week later on Nov. 22.
Amazon doesn't plan on hewing to the Netflix formula, however,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The Williamsburg Pottery will celebrate 75 years in business during the first week of July.
Through Sunday, July 7, shoppers at the Pottery can take part in daily food and wine tastings, watch demonstrations in the floral and framing departments and...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Following a major company restructuring last week, Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface RT tablets by $150.
The Surface RT is the light version of the company's flagship tablet, running a limited version of Windows 8 operating system.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Father's Day is just around the corner, and if you still haven't found a gift for your dad, you may want to consider getting him a tablet.
Nowadays, finding a quality Android tablet for less than $200 is not only possible but also pretty easy. So if...
| Jun 23, 2013
Has a last-minute travel emergency left you frustrated with logistics such as ground transportation or airport navigation? Do you stress about storm updates when traveling by car? Perhaps an unexpected flight delay has left you stranded and bored. Take...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Amazon said it has begun accepting HTML5 apps for its Appstore, becoming the first major online store to distribute the browser-based software that can be used on multiple operating systems.
The online retailer announced that it will offer HTML5 apps...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Two major services hoping to become 'Netflix for e-books' got a big boost Wednesday: Simon & Schuster has made its backlist available to both Oyster and Scribd.
For a monthly fee — $8.99 for Scribd, $9.95 for Oyster — each offers unlimited...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Amazon.com is gearing up to release an Internet-connected television set-top box as early as next month, according to a report Friday.
The Seattle-based online retailer is aiming for a March debut for a product that would go head-to-head with the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:21 PM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Amazon.com is continuing to offer customers new deals on its Kindle Fire HDX tablets, with the most recent promotion giving consumers the option of paying for the gadget in four no-interest installments.
The Seattle-based online retailer will let...