| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Microsoft Corp. and Best Buy Co. are teaming up to create a store within a store.
The Windows Store only at Best Buy, a new concept announced Thursday by the tech giant and the electronics retailer, will sell Windows-based PCs, tablets and accessories...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Daniel Baker, a former general partner at Alex. Brown & Sons who headed the firm's institutional sales department and in retirement managed a family farm, died May 19 of cancer at his Ruxton home. He was 82.
"Dan was one of the true gentlemen in the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:07 PM
For more than four years, a team of 40 or so people in Sparks secretly worked for this Tuesday.
In perhaps the biggest day in Firaxis Games' history, the design studio releases "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," a richly detailed and immersive video game that...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Has Apple gotten lousy at keeping secrets these days?
The tech press is abuzz with speculation that the company which birthed the iPhone and the iPad will be coming out with an in-between device, an iPad mini. The mini is expected to be smaller than...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 5:27 AM
We have been talking about radical changes in the way we watch for TV for almost a decade now.
And a lot of it has been wrong. Remember the buzz three years ago as to how 3-D was going to be in every home?
Newsflash: ESPN announced last week that it...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The Laurel Board of Trade's Farmers Market opened for the season June 6 in the empty lot next to BB&T Bank on Main Street.
The little-advertised "soft" opening of the weekly Thursday market only attracted three vendors, but Board of Trade officers...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:31 PM
You make a call from your land line or text a friend from your smartphone. You browse an online retailer for clothing, a book or music; you create a wish list or write a review.
You walk past a security camera outside your home; you use GPS to find...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Today is a big day for Microsoft. The company is introducing its Windows 8 operating system, it's biggest makeover, some say, since Windows 95.
Computers have changed dramatically since 1995, of course. Mobile devices, i.e. smartphones and tablets,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Microsoft opened an interactive holiday "pop-up" kiosk store in the Mall in Columbia Friday morning.
The opening of the store, which is located in the mall's center court, coincides with the release of Microsoft's newest product Surface, a tablet...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:15 AM
I wish to respond to Kenneth Weeden's letter to the editor ("Who bears the burden?" Oct. 31). During World War II, people understood the need for sacrifice because if they didn't, there was a good chance we would all be speaking German today. Today's...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Today's young adults have never known a world without computers. By age 4, they could re-program an Atari game system to deploy nuclear water balloons over the back fence and into the neighbors' barbecue. (At least, my 4-year-old could. We moved soon...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Probably nothing else needs to be said about the Ticketmaster issue, especially after the well-written letter from Barbara Blumberg ("Ticketmaster is a scalper by another name," March 6). However, it should be pointed out that Ticketmaster is just one...