| 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.
| Dec 26, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Retail sales in holiday-related categories such as apparel, electronics and jewelry rose a “decent” 2.3%, according to a Thursday report from MasterCard SpendingPulse.
The so-so upswing from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 improved on the same period in...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:52 PM
The Perris Union High School District is paying $344 apiece for a Chromebook for every student. Nearby, Riverside Unified purchased a variety of devices, including the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini, for as low as $150 each. In San Diego Unified, some students...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Amazon.com began shipping the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX on Thursday, rounding out its lineup of new tablets in time for the holidays.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is Amazon's full-size tablet. It'll compete against the likes of the iPad Air and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:33 AM
More than two weeks before the big shopping day, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others have released their Black Friday advertisements.
Among the highlights:
Walmart will begin its doorbuster deals at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 --- otherwise...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:39 AM
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:59 AM
There are no Black Friday campers at Best Buy in Newport News or Williamsburg, and maybe this is why: Best Buy is offering a number of its doorbuster deals online today.
The Kindle Fire (7-inch, previous generation), for example, can be purchased for...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...