| May 17, 2012
| 7:15 AM
If you're transfixed by the idea of a "smart home," Comcast today is launching a new product in Maryland that can help you control your home at the touch of a touch screen, iPhone or iPad.
The company is rolling out its Xfinity Home package in...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:56 PM
What if the cable guy was also your home security guy?
Maryland consumers are about to find out. Comcast Corp. has launched a marketing blitz this month to sign up customers for its new "Xfinity Home" package, which features a residential alarm system,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:06 AM
One Straw Farm, one of the biggest independent farms in Maryland and a familiar presence at farmers' markets across the Baltimore region, is on a quest to build two iPhone apps that will help modernize its business and better connect with its customers....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 10:13 AM
In social media slang, the above means “Oh my God, parent alert,” and that is just what parents have to be these days ... alert to what their kids are doing and saying in this digital world.
With all of the social media outlets...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The great news for Baltimore and Maryland is that the University of Maryland Baltimore County's president, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, was named to Time's annual Top 100 influential people today.
Another person on the list: Walter Isaacson, known...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:44 AM
Nicki Minaj wanted a cell phone case that matched her larger-than-life look — something cartoonish, with bright colors.
So last year, the pop star turned to Tristan Herbert, a 23-year-old Parkville artist who makes custom covers for iPhones and...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers.
| Feb 8, 2013
Under the plush leather exterior of Uber Technologies Inc. beats the heart of a rebel.
The app-driven startup, which began operations in Baltimore at the end of January, hopes to attract upscale customers who don't mind paying extra — a lot...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Students in Laurel High School's Performing Arts Department are presenting "Willy Wonka" from Feb. 7-9 in the school's auditorium.
About 100 Laurel students are participating in the show as cast, crew or musicians. Based on Roald Dahl's book, "Charlie...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Tribune Tower was in crisis, and the illustrations of penguins installed in the building's ornate lobby were meant as a constant reminder.
With Tribune Co. revenues sliding and managers struggling to adjust to an Internet revolution, executives in early...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Regardless of whether the president and Congress strike a deal or take the nation headfirst over the "fiscal cliff," federal taxes for some Marylanders will increase next year — and under some scenarios the pain could be worse than in other states....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:33 PM
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played...