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Jan 18, 2016

Chimes’ business incubator partners with tech company

Baltimore tech company CyberSpa has a new product on the market, and it’s being packaged and shipped in a unique way. Available on Amazon since Friday, FreshStart kits contain a hard drive and other items to help people update their old Windows machines. The shipping and production process is being undertaken not at a factory, […]

Jan 8, 2016

Driverless cars, Internet of Things and drones: Trends of CES 2016

Frank Gorman of Gorman & Williams is at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. Previously, he gave an overview of this year’s expo. Today, he’s highlighting some of the trends. CES 2016 presented several innovative technologies that have moved beyond novelty and gadgetry to “trends” toward change that will affect markets and the way we live. […]

Dec 22, 2015

When the server crashes, will you be prepared?

We hear much about file security and the importance of having backup systems in place. But we're more concerned about issues right in front of you, instead of taking time to come up with a plan.

Nov 24, 2015

On being thankful

My family's tradition was to sit around the Thanksgiving table before dinner and share what we were thankful for. Here's my "lawyer version" of that tradition

Oct 27, 2015

How Comcast wants to meter the Internet

NEW YORK — This year marked a turning point for Comcast, the cable giant: It now has more Internet than TV customers. And it’s trying out how to charge you for the amount of data you use, much the way Verizon and AT&T do for wireless customers. Why risk doing something that upsets customers? Most […]

Oct 8, 2015

‘Harry Potter’ e-books come to life in new Apple edition

NEW YORK — You don’t need to be a wizard to see the “Harry Potter” books come to life. The seven books are getting a makeover with more than 200 new illustrations in enhanced e-books made for Apple devices. More than half of the illustrations are animated or interactive, with such touches as a golden […]

Sep 30, 2015

New TiVo DVR will skip through entire commercial break

NEW YORK  — TiVo wants to help you skip TV commercials. With one press of a button on the remote, TiVo’s new digital video recorder will skip the entire commercial break. That’s quicker than the 30-second forward feature found on previous TiVos. On the new TiVo Bolt, TiVo will tag the start and end of […]

Sep 10, 2015

New credit card chips help prevent fraud

Many more stores and their customers will be swapping the swipe for the dip, by next month, in a new routine expected to put a significant dent in credit card and debit card fraud. Technology behind the process (known in the industry as EMV, named for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, the card associations that developed […]

Aug 28, 2015

Law firms move to the cloud

Cloud computing, which allows lawyers to access client files securely from home or other locations outside the firm’s offices, can improve productivity and convenience, particularly for practices that have a mobile workforce.

Aug 28, 2015

How much should businesses spend on IT?

oday, all but the smallest businesses have a budget line item that few companies of any size had 20 or 30 years ago: IT spending. But while IT spending has become virtually universal, business technology experts say most companies aren’t getting it right. Too many, they say, are either not spending enough, not spending wisely — or both.

Jul 28, 2015

Legal website Avvo valued at $650 million

Avvo Inc., an online directory for finding and rating lawyers, raised $71.5 million in a funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, to add products and boost marketing and hiring.

Jun 11, 2015

Holograms in the courtroom? Tech advances march on

OCEAN CITY — An animation of a skeleton, projected on a screen in a courtroom, hovers in front of the jury. The plaintiff’s lawyer zooms in on a fractured bone while the physician testifying as a witness explains the details of the injury. This scenario is becoming more and more common in the courtroom, according […]

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