| 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....
| Feb 12, 2012
From texting to browsing the Web to eating in the car, driver distraction has become a growing problem on the roadways.
In 2010, more than 3,000 people died in accidents believed to have been caused by distracted driving, according to the National...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:51 AM
Throughout the 1980s and '90s, there was a gold standard brand-name in consumer electronics: Sony. If you had disposable income and were interested in entertaining yourself, you were looking at Sony products first, and then working your way down.
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Imagine, with a few finger flicks on a smartphone app, you can learn whether you'll be getting zucchini or tomatoes, strawberries or potatoes, from a Maryland farm each week, then browse for home-spun recipes and connect with other like-minded consumers....
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:31 PM
In a perfect world, there's a parking space next to your destination and it's free.
For an imperfect world where parking is scarce and must be paid for, there's Dani Shavit, who wants to turn your mobile phone into a parking lot cashier's window.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Parked in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis are cars with tempting stuff in plain sight: a GPS unit on the dashboard, a cellphone on the console, a handbag with a wallet visible in it on the floor behind the driver's seat.
But it isn't just would-be...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:37 AM
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, is on stage in San Francisco talking about iPad stuff. I'm following Engadget and Gdgt blogs for live blogging, and I'll post key details here as they come.
* Cook announces a new Apple TV, with 1080 (HD) capability. New user...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Apple unveiled its new iPad, but it's not called iPad 3 or iPad HD as widely speculated for weeks.
Rather it stuck with simply calling it the iPad, a move that speaks to the company's ambitions to have its blockbuster tablet supplant the ubiquitous...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:31 AM
Good news for consumers fed up with the high price of e-books: The Justice Department has warned Apple and five major publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, the Wall Street Journal reported...
| 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...