We asked for your help finding the best and brightest online in Los Angeles, and you delivered. After combing through thousands of nominations for the L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2012, we're happy to announce our finalists.
But we can't do all of this ourselves. We've got a panel of judges to help us pi ... More >>
What a time to be alive: It appears that the reign of terror caused by stubborn condiments is finally over. Soon we might no longer have to struggle pounding on a bottle of Heinz and waiting for a dollop of ketchup to come out, all thanks to six MIT researchers who claim they've solved the problem ... More >>
First robots that can build sushi rolls, now machines that can print in chocolate: According to Fast Company, United Kingdom company Choc Edge is now accepting pre-orders for the "world's first commercial 3D chocolate printer." For the discounted price of £2,488 (about $4,000, or 47 boxes of 40-p ... More >>
A suspiciously FBI-friendly upgrade to FourSquare is making its debut in Chicago this Friday: It's called SceneTap, and it uses an overhead camera to count the number of people entering and exiting a bar.
A second, more advanced camera then scans patrons' faces to determine the age and gende ... More >>
WordRidden/FlickrThe National Magazine Awards finalists were announced yesterday, and aside from the usual suspects (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire), never-before-nominated Cooking Light was a finalist in the Leisure Interests category -- alongside Golf Digest, Runner's World and Los ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshScenes from Benihana in San Francisco.Bloggers, beware. Writing a bad review of Benihana could get you sued for $18,000 -- at least if you live in Kuwait.
Mark Makhou, a Lebanese national working in Kuwait, wrote a fairly mild but definitely negative review of his nearby Benihan ... More >>
Fast CompanyDid he mean a post-it gun?We know the texting generation is more comfortable using their letters -- and now, with new e-mail capabilities, Facebook can finally erase any lingering need for verbal communication -- but we had hoped at least bank robbers might keep it loud and old-sc ... More >>
Even Ah-nold chooses Twitter on Election DayOn California Secretary of State Debra Bowen's most important night of the year, her prehistoric website was handling the traffic like the 405 freeway at 5 p.m. The standard map and chart features were wiped inexplicably, then replaced by a ghetto P ... More >>
Dov Charney.American Apparel chief Dov Charney this week blamed last year's federal crackdown on its undocumented workers for the downtown L.A. clothing maker's current economic woes. Although American Apparel is weighed down by $120 million in debt, a market saturation that includes about 28 ... More >>
The California license plate has been redesigned. Conceptually, anyway. Check out this piece by monster artist Stefan Bucher. The redesigned license plate was commissioned by Fast Company (more info at Stefan's blog here). It is a continuation of the work Bucher did for GOOD Design, where ar ... More >>
A California man is diving head deep into medical marijuana, and the goal is to get high profits: Longtime information technology professional John Lee says he has created PlainView Systems to help medical marijuana providers share pot in a legal manner. The company calls it the Compassionate ... More >>
Erin BroadleyMashable.com's Pete CashmoreWe were at it again last night, and the party pings did not stop coming. Bumping into Fast Company guru Robert Scoble and PR impresario Brian Solis in the Hilton Hotel lobby after listening to an enlightening Core Conversation organized by Digg's marketing mu ... More >>