parks' Halloween scare tactics becoming frightfully high-tech 10-06-14
re-create a bloody scene from the 1981 horror flick
"American Werewolf in London," crews at Universal
Studios Hollywood installed computer-controlled strobe lights
behind the walls of a dark maze to simulate the flash of
apps threaten to siphon advertising dollars from the social
media leaders 09-29-14
21 million people following her on Facebook and 18 million on
Twitter, pop singer Ariana Grande can’t personally chat with
each of her loves, as she affectionately calls her fans.
intercepts Microsoft's Surface tablet NFL play 09-22-14
Corp. thought it had scored a touchdown when it struck a
multiyear deal with the NFL that would allow teams to use the
company’s Surface tablets during games.
unveils new ultra-thin tablet 09-15-14
Inc. this week unveiled what some are calling the thinnest
tablet on the market. Company
founder and CEO Michael Dell showed off the eight-inch device
— which is only 6 millimeters thick, 20 percent thinner than
an iPad Mini — this week at the 2014 Intel Developers
Conference in San Francisco.
to test cars without a driver 09-15-14
VIEW, Calif. — Google plans to begin testing its new prototype
of a self-driving car — which, unlike earlier models, doesn’t
require a back-up driver — at NASA’s Ames Research Center,
just a few miles from the tech company’s headquarters, space
agency officials said this week.
tabs on your fitness with these trackers 09-09-14
latest fitness watches, bands and trackers will remind you to
stick with your fitness goals — they’ll track your progress
and they’ll sync the info with your phone. There are basic
heart rate monitor and, calorie counter options too. The only
thing they won’t do? Work out for you.
into streaming TV 09-02-14
TV viewers are picking up so-called streaming media boxes in the
hope of fulfilling a simple wish: Let me watch what I want when
app helps people locate lost pets 08-25-14
find Fluffy? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals wants to help. The
ASPCA recently launched an app designed to help frantic owners
find their lost pets.
devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say 08-18-14
wearable tech already wearing thin? Despite
the hype for upcoming products from Apple Inc., Google Inc. and
Samsung Electronics Co., a number of analysts say
Internet-connected personal devices such as smartwatches and
fitness bands — so-called wearables — will be hard-pressed
to reach the same sales heights as smartphones and tablets.
learning computer coding boost kids' college, career prospects? 08-18-14
ANGELES — Jared Flores loved the two weeks he spent this
summer at a computer coding school where he programmed a
hand-crafted robot that could steer itself through a maze.
Stadium to offer 49ers fans high-tech treats 08-11-14
CLARA, Calif. — Along with their replica jerseys, homemade
signs and foam "We’re No. 1" fingers, football fans
will want to take one other essential piece of gear when they
attend games at the new Levi’s Stadium—a smartphone.
out over L.A. with creators with Five Every Day app 08-04-14
Evans is on a mission: to get you to love L.A. She’s come up
with a jam-packed itinerary to show off the not-always-obvious
magic of this sprawling, jumbled-up city — a hidden garden
built as a labor of love by an Iranian immigrant, a taco stand
that may or may not be able to serve you, a mini-train ride that
gives you a glimpse of Walt Disney’s barn.
jumps into 3-D printing market with bobbleheads, more 07-28-14
personalized miniature bobbleheads to flower vases, Amazon’s
new 3-D printing marketplace plans to simplify the 3-D printing
process for consumers.
Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius on innovation, wearables and the PC
recent years, Lenovo has been at the forefront of exploring new
PC designs, from machines such as the Yoga notebook, which can
emulate tablets with a screen that flips around and folds back,
to the Horizon tabletop, an all-in-one design that can be laid
flat on a table and used like an electronic game board.
tablet to be sold than PCs in 2015, report says 07-14-14
be surprised if you start to see more people with tablets than
laptops: A report Monday said tablet shipments will exceed PCs
reaches beyond smartphones with home appliances 07-07-14
Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, a group of Michelin
star-rated chefs — the creme de la creme of cuisine — were
whipping up gourmet appetizers for a crowd of more than 100
people, mostly members of the media.
years in, future of Google Plus remains unclear 06-30-14
years ago this month, Google Inc. launched a new social network
with high hopes of countering the rising tide of Internet users
who were flocking to Facebook.
adds smarts to remote 06-30-14
an app that turns a smartphone into a universal remote control
isn’t a technological quad somersault off the 3-meter board
technologies converge, AT&T keeps a wary eye on Google 06-23-14
Inc. has many strong rivals in the great convergence of
wireless, Internet and video technologies, but none looms larger
— potentially — than search giant Google Inc.
Advice: Mediasonic HomeWorx HW-150PVR is worth a try 06-23-14
tried the Channel Master DVR+ home video recorder. Ultimately, I
returned it, as I couldn’t find an indoor antenna that worked
well enough in one position to capture all the channels I
wanted, and I prefer not to mess with an outdoor antenna.
Savant: Student team builds spooky game in just one semester 06-16-14
little girl sits alone on a small bed in a cabin of a large
boat. She cries as she tries to remember what brought her to
this place. Inside the room, books float in the air, held aloft
by some kind of psychic energy.
Microsoft's culture: 2 veterans
work together to break down old barriers 06-09-14
— For years, Joe Belfiore and David Treadwell waged their own
separate battles at Microsoft Corp., with Belfiore helping to
lead the upstart Windows Phone division and Treadwell heading
Xbox software and services engineering.
geared toward the very young presents promise and pitfalls 06-02-14
JOSE, Calif. — Meet the digital diapered set. As
mere babes devour more and more online media while being
baby-sat with the help of the Internet, the crib is becoming
America’s new tech incubator.
'Sev Zero,' Amazon battles gaming giants 06-02-14
FOREST, Calif. — At a studio tucked away in a nondescript
Orange County office park, Amazon.com is hoping to remake the