| May 3, 2013
| 12:49 PM
The young musicians of the Civic Orchestra, as enamored as they were of the prospect of being mentored by Yo-Yo Ma, didn't see it coming.
The world's most celebrated cellist, who's the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's creative consultant, was chatting...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Nokia stole tech headlines Thursday with the unveiling of the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with a 41-megapixel sensor, while Microsoft announced a company restructuring.
Nukia unveils Lumia 1020
The Lumia 1020 feature a 41-megapixel camera sensor, which...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:43 AM
MUNICH — This is one of those towns that seems friendly but isn't.
It offers beer, but its heart is cold.
Personally, I like the real Munich better than the jolly stereotype. I like the incredible modern museums, the overly complex rules and...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Atholton High School student Eric Lu whipped out his cellphone and displayed information about the 7.3-magnitude earthquake that occurred off the west coast of Sumatra on Tuesday. The information came courtesy of mobile application software called...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 8:25 AM
It appears much of the midnight Black Friday rush has dissipated in Glendale, making way for the morning crush of shoppers who decided to get a few hours of sleep after Thanksgiving to start their day.
Shoppers who braved midnight store openings at...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Tens of thousands of Black Friday shoppers flocked to stores at midnight in Glendale and Burbank, with waves of fresh reinforcements streaming in throughout what was a relatively typical start to the holiday retail season.
Yvonne Rodriguez, 29, and...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 10:46 AM
IStove? iDon't think so.
Chinese officials have confiscated nearly 700 stoves branded with Apple's trademark logo from two warehouses in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei province in Southeast China, according to Chinese news reports.
| Nov 20, 2011
Why not give a "wow" gift this holiday season? You know what I'm talking about.
It's one of those special presents that creates excitement even before it's opened. You present a coveted logo'd shopping bag. Inside is the ultra swank box from a fancy shop...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON There's a new application to help visitors navigate the massive collection of the Smithsonian's 15 Washington museums and the National Zoo.
The app, created by the editors of Smithsonian magazine, was released earlier this week. It...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Richard Schulze has offered $24 to $26 a share to buy Best Buy, the teetering electronics retailer he founded in 1966 and helped run for decades before being elbowed out in a scandal this spring.
Schulze is already the Minnesota company’s largest...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Best Buy Co. named a new chief executive Monday, proclaiming Hubert Joly -- the current head of Radisson and T.G.I. Friday’s parent Carlson -- as the best bet to save the beleaguered electronics retailer.
Minnesota-based Best Buy has struggled in...