| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Amazon and Netflix are the two biggest sharks in the surging Internet video subscription pool. They're both plowing millions into original TV production and bidding for the same licensing deals with studios -- all aimed at keeping viewers plugged into...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Amazon.com said it is now shipping the latest version of its Kindle Fire tablet, just a few days before Apple holds an event where it is expected to announce a new lineup of its iPad tablets.
The Seattle-based online retailer announced Friday that the...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:25 PM
If you’re enrolled in AT&T’s U-verse service and subscribe to Disney Channel, Disney XD or Disney Junior, you now can watch those programs online or on mobile devices while on the go.
According to a release from AT&T on Monday, U-Verse...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2012
From our panel of staff contributors
This might be one of those gifts that is discussed ahead of time to make sure everyone is on the same page. Make it clear that it isn't a toy, and she's not getting it for its entertainment value. It'...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Until recently I owned just two books that were composed of little else but pictures of people's bookshelves. Not nearly enough. One book I received last year for Christmas, a compendium of pictures of author's bookshelves, a sort of literary...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 7:09 AM
It's a "Top Chef" Thanksgiving! (Even though this was probably filmed in August.) The guest judge for this week is Editor-In-Chief of Food & Wine, Dana Cowin.
Padma shows the contestants a map of the world and points out that there are 17 countries...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Today is the 182nd anniversary of Emily Dickinson's birth. Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson!
Dickinson may now be one of the most recognized names in poetry, but in her day, she kept much to herself. Her work was not widely known until after her death --...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Is your Kindle e-reader "irrelevant"? Yes, says a significant share of publishing executives.
That's one of the most interesting pieces of news to come out of Digital Book World, publishing's annual e-reading conference, which got underway Wednesday...
| Dec 15, 2012
You can use your iPhone or iPad to watch movies, listen to music, text and surf the Internet. But special, surprisingly inexpensive apps make them nifty environments for learning or upgrading cooking skills.
I've bought or borrowed quite a few...