| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How odd is it that the two contenders in the Super Bowl -- the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos -- hail from the two states in the union that have legalized sale and use of marijuana? Are there two activities more different than the amped-up...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete.
For years, the critics have advocated forcing companies...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Scams are on my mind again. I hope you aren't getting tired of me passing on this kind of information but scams are constantly evolving. If I can prevent just one person from being scammed, it's worth doing.
I mentioned in a previous column that I...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Inequality is replacing the American dream, because the U.S. economy — thanks to Washington's mismanagement — is underperforming.
America still produces one fifth of the world's goods and services, but it accounts for a much smaller share of...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni.
The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along.
The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Despite their hefty price tags, the PlayStation 4 and XBox One video game consoles just might be the most sought after gifts of the holiday season.
And last minute shoppers beware. The consoles are most likely sold out in the Baltimore area and even...
| Dec 15, 2013
The presidential advisory committee looking into the National Security Agency's spying on millions of private email and phone messages is urging the Obama administration to adopt broad new measures to protect Americans' privacy rights and bring greater...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
A new name recently joined the Baltimore skyline: R2integrated.
The digital marketing firm's name replaces a sign that once belonged to the now-defunct Baltimore Examiner.
The orange sign on the side of the 400 E. Pratt Street building is just one...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Popping in to check out the newest store in Canton, Tony Vasiliades got a taste of what its founders hope will be commonplace in the near future.
He smiled for the cameras — four of them, all going off at the same time. Now he has three-...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Google is getting into retail, at least temporarily, hoping to woo holiday shoppers at pop-up stores in Annapolis and five other spots across the U.S.
The search engine’s store, "Google Winter Wonderlab" opened over the weekend at Westfield...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Does anybody like companies they don’t know tracking their Internet movements?
If your among the “practically everybody” who doesn’t like this snooping, there’s a new site for you. RespectMyDNT.org (DNT means Do Not Track)...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As a retired systems engineer with over 20 years of in development of software systems, I have to question why it is necessary that each state develop its own software for the health insurance exchanges. There are 26 states that have their own health care...