| Mar 27, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Harry Potter fans, who have waited years for a wizard to transform his tales into digital form, can finally buy ebooks. J.K. Rowling's new website, Pottermore, began selling the ebooks this morning, with prices ranging from $7.99 for the first three in...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Best Buy will close its Inner Harbor and Hunt Valley stores in May, part of a move to shutter 50 locations across the country.
Company officials said in a news release that the stores were temporarily closed to inform employees of the decision Saturday,...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:07 AM
Even if the rumors about the next-generation consoles not supporting used games are false, we appear to be entering a problematic stage in physical videogame media. The growing ease of digital distribution as well as mandatory online passes and DRM have...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:01 AM
•••• Wouldn’t it be fun to buy a monthly fee for your Xbox and Kinect like you do with your cell phone? It looks like that’s going to be an option for folks who want to pay $99 for hardware then shell out...
| May 6, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Where can you see Muses and Sirens cavorting with the Fates and Graces?
Where else, but Mount Olympus.
These characters from Greek Mythology take the stage at the "Ballet From Mount Olympus," which will be presented by the dancers in the Lutherville-...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Online shoppers prefer Walmart to Target.
That's one of the findings of an index released today that scores the top 100 online retailers on customer satisfaction.
ForeSee's Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index based its analysis on nearly 21,000...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Howard Magazine is getting into the holiday spirit. We asked three Howard County interior designers to offer inspiration and tips for dining room decor. What resulted is a feast for the eyes. Better yet, these Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas looks...
| Oct 29, 2011
My pal Pat Hiban, of Clarksville, could easily double for the Energizer Bunny. The successful Realtor and his partner, West Friendship's Mike Sloan, leave no stone unturned in their dynamic and energetic approach to business.
Lately, the rest of the...
| May 31, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Three of the most popular books in America are being kept off the shelves of the Harford County Public Library system because administrators consider them to be pornographic.
British author E.L. James' erotic trilogy about a steamy affair between an...
| Jun 16, 2012
Plenty of shoppers at a Baltimore Safeway have started checking their cell phones while pushing carts and scanning shelves.
They may have been texting or checking Facebook updates, but now grocery customers could use mobile devices to plan meals,...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Hopefully, you haven't traded in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" or "Mass Effect 3" yet.
New life will find its way into two of the best games of the last eight months, with "Skyrim's" expansion pack and "Mass Effect 3's" extended ending sequence available...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Each year, Maryland businesses collect billions of dollars in sales and use taxes, while their Internet competitors fork over a minuscule amount. Comptroller Peter Franchot recently estimated that if the playing field were leveled and all sales were...