| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Thirteen members of hacker group Anonymous have pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in a 2010 cyber attack of PayPal, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.
One of the defendants also pleaded guilty to the charges arising...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Booktrack, a new web-based reading and writing platform, allows users to add a synchronized soundtrack to original e-books or royalty-free texts.
Unlike audiobooks, Booktrack books do not include text narration. Instead, the platform allows users to add...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
FX Networks has locked up Louis C.K.'s services as a writer and director on TV series for the foreseeable future, inking a multi-year overall deal with the hyphenate's Pig Newton banner.
Deal with the FX Prods. unit calls for Pig Newton to develop pilots...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Machinery was purring gently. Boxes of Samsung televisions were stacked like blocks atop pallets on a glossy concrete floor. A shift supervisor waved jauntily as he zipped by on a red motorized chariot.
At 10 a.m. at the Target.com fulfillment center in...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Laguna Beach police sent an alert last week to area businesses warning of an apparent telephone scam that demands immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills, according to a police news release.
Impostors have been calling Southern...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday.
James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Join Wine Lovers of Connecticut, host of many overseas wine tours, as they bring the wines to you this Thursday night. Carmine's Tuscan Grill on Whalley Avenue in New Haven hosts a wine dinner where participants will learn about what they're drinking...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Square came in handy for Camilla Barry in accepting payments at her bed-and-breakfast in the Northern California town of Rumsey — until a guest disputed a room charge in May.
That's when Barry discovered that Square Inc.,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
With some 175 comedians lined up to perform across more than 50 shows, the New York Comedy Festival is all about funny business. But its impact is no laughing matter.
That Kevin Hart standup pic -- "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," the one that grossed...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Corey Doctorow at Boing Boing: This year, I resolve to minimize my use of incaps when writing about commercial products and companies. An incap changes a word into a logo, and has no place in journalism or commentary -- it's......