| 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 15, 2012
It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived.
While shoppers sorted through racks of discounted shorts and tank tops, retailers at White Marsh Mall began displaying school backpacks and uniforms. Area Target stores...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:57 PM
That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
The bill is part of a...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 1:37 PM
A beer bottle was lit up like a Christmas tree on one Facebook page and flanked by stuffed animals in another.
Then there were the iPhone apps that allowed drinking enthusiasts to hunt for virtual trophies or monitor the weather through drink prices, and...
| Aug 18, 2011
Columbia-based Cornerstone Records Management LLC announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets of The Houston File Room Inc., based in Spring, Texas. The Houston File Room is a privately-owned company that provides secured document storage...
| 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.
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:00 PM
The idea for Woofound came to Joshua Spears while he struggled to plan a blind date. He was looking for things to do and places to eat that matched his and his date's tastes and preferences in a personal way. But there was no app for that.
So he and...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 12:54 PM
My eyes, I can't see. My ears, they're ringing. What's that? Apple did what?
Yeah, Apple dropped a big concussion grenade on us today, especially Google and the GPS makers. CEO Tim Cook & Co. unveiled a ton of new goodies at Apple's annual developer...
| 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...