| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In principle, the National Security Agency's vast data collection operation is troubling, but in the age of Google and Facebook, it feels like having just one more Big Brother in a growing family of Big Brothers.
In response to the revelation that the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
The life of an independent bookstore owner is perilous these days. Having to fend off deadly competition from giant Barnes & Noble, online merchants such as Amazon, and big box stores including Target and Walmart.
Still, even with that cut-throat...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:25 AM
American citizens from both ends of the political spectrum are rallying behind a former Marylander who has come forward as the NSA whistleblower. Also, if you're bored by that whole "active citizenship" thing, you can watch Game of Thrones and then...
| May 21, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Amazon's hosting service has been approved for government use, a formerly obscure math lecturer has received hard-won praise for an incredible accomplishment, and Oklahoma City is working to dig out from a devastating tornado. Welcome to your online...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Every good teacher deserves a gift — rare tokens of appreciation for their hard work. But, Andrea Segovia, third-grade teacher at Ashburton Elementary School in Bethesda, was a little concerned when she unwrapped an expensive-looking necklace...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:40 AM
If someone asked you to describe the Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock region, how would you do so?
Would you mention the main thoroughfares, such as Routes 32 and 99? Or perhaps the schools, the neighborhoods, and the Waverly Woods Village Center?...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 2:20 PM
U.S. counterterrorism efforts monitor and sort vast databases of information for clues on potential plots. Now a team of University of Maryland researchers have used data-mining techniques employed by online giants like Google and Amazon.com to aid in the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:41 AM
Nothing says Christmas to me like the words "free shipping."
The last hurdle on my way to full-online shopping has been cleared by retailers who got the message I sent last year: I am not paying for shipping.
I know, I know. I am paying for shipping....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Right now, Twitter and Google users around Baltimore are looking toward both a potentially slushy weekend and the new year beyond, according to those sites' metrics.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia rappers Meek and Cassidy have continued their fake fight in...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:00 AM
WWE '13 has now been made available to the public for a month-and-a-half. Fans and gamers alike have been able to play, digest and dissect the title, compare it to previous releases and make a wish list for future releases.
Creative director Cory...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Black Friday is a big day for brick-and-mortar retailers, as they hope to lure consumers in with "doorbuster" sales.
But this year's Black Friday was also huge for online sales. ComScore is reporting that e-commerce sales for the Friday after...