Some 34 percent of American adults have a tablet computer, such as an iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus or Kindle Fire, according to a report released by Pew Research Center. The number has shot up sharply, almost doubling since last year. It's all about how old you are (or aren't). There's a ... More >>
While teachers in some inner-city schools struggle to get supplies for their students, sometimes buying books, paper and pens themselves, the pupils at tony Manhattan Beach Middle School will each get an iPad as part of the educational experience there this fall. About 75 percent of the kids will b ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad. "I was never trying to make a statement about vegetarianism at Ubuntu, I was just trying to showcase the best ingredients I had available." Q & A With Jeremy Fox: Paper or Plastik, Prefabs, His New L.A. Restaurant Life Post- ... More >>
The last place you'd probably expect to find a chef with a Michelin star under his belt would be West L.A.'s Paper or Plastik, a neighborhood cafĂ© that has been a favorite of locals for years but was never known as a place to host nationally-acclaimed chefs. But that's exactly where former Ubuntu ... More >>
If you're one of the over three million or so proud owners of the new iPad, you also are the proud new owners of a coffee warmer. All you need to do is visit the HotPad website and hit Run; the site then will run a script to purposely overclock your iPad's processor and make the tablet nice and toa ... More >>
If it weren't for geeks keeping tech companies honest we'd still be using Windows 95 and paying AOL for dial-up. Two L.A. men, Dodd Harris and Stephen Sabatino, are seeking class-action status for a suit against Google. Their issue? The duo claims that some Google Android phone apps don't work, an ... More >>
Nanette GonzalesKatharine Jarmul, PyLadyIt's not that the PyLadies are intimidated by the men who dominate computer programmer events and workshops. It's just that they got tired of feeling like outsiders.Katharine Jarmul, 29, remembers the day they first identified the problem. She and t ... More >>
Sanford Wallace via Google We almost forgive you."Someone's sneakiness is only fun when the joke isn't on me," reads self-proclaimed "spam king" Sanford Wallace's Google status from July 29. Ironic, right? Considering Wallace turned himself into the FBI a week later (today) after being indic ... More >>
add captionImagine our surprise when we received the advance CD of the Foo Fighters' new album, Wasting Light, and we noticed the following sticker copy: Recorded Entirely On Analog Tape in Dave's Garage. A piece of the ORIGINAL MASTER TAPE included in this package. Upon opening the cardboa ... More >>
420 TimesActually there's not an app for that.It appears San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Tom Blair was duped by an April Fool's joke in L.A.'s own marijuana magazine the 420 Times. In a Monday column titled "What are these people smoking?" the journo blasts the Times for rolling out its "D ... More >>
WeDare and the ensuing controversy got us thinking about girls and games. While we're at least happy that there are going to be female characters in video games we're a little disappointed that yet again, the female characters exist for sex appeal and little else. The industry is still laboring unde ... More >>
The iPad 2 will upgrade to laser-proof gorilla tapeNothing to damper your love affair with the bright, shiny new iPad in your stocking like finding out in February that a brighter, shinier, probably way cooler one now exists, rendering your dark, dull 2010 version a total clunker. Luckily, de ... More >>
We caught up with Richie Hawtin, a.k.a. Plastikman, at Coachella over the weekend and asked him a few questions about technology and the state of North American dance music. Hawtin has pioneered the use of Ableton Live software to atomize and reconstruct tracks on-the-fly during DJ performanc ... More >>
iPad Music: 5 Musicians who need pro bono iPads
A Los Angeles law firm representing a company suing China for allegedly stealing its software code announced its computers have come under a cyber-attack that originated in the Asian nation and that the FBI is investigating the attempted intrusion. Gipson Hoffman & Pancione, which is represe ... More >>
LenovoThe Chinese government was sued in Los Angeles court this week over its imposition of content-filtering software that is allegedly based on code stolen from CYBERsitter, LLC. The $2.2 billion suit claims that the People's Republic of China distributed "Green Dam Youth Escort" censorship ... More >>
On May 2 Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor broke the news via Twitter that Apple had rejected the updated NIN iPhone app because it contained "objectionable content," specifically lyrics on the album The Downward Spiral. Needless to say, Reznor is pissed. After posting Apple's rejection e-mail on the NI ... More >>
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Signed, Bill G.
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