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There's likely nothing more embarrassing for educators than messing up their own arithmetic, but as the LA Times reports, that's just what happened with the Los Angeles school district's student iPad program. On top of the fact that a good number of students have already found a way around the sch...

October 25th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic, Christopher Hawthorne, examined the architectural plans for Apple's newly proposed campus and wasn't too pleased with what he saw. Instead of buying into Jobs' architectural sales pitch like the Cupertino City Council did, Hawthorne criticizes the buildi...

September 12th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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There was a mini-internet revolt the last time NBC Universal's TV chief started talking about ways to actually turn a profit from Hulu and the search for a balance continues. People familiar with the matter -- our favorite source by the way -- told the LA Times that the search in question could ta...

January 21st 2010 at 10:02pm 0 Comments
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Not sure who would've guessed that Redbox Kiosk rentals would be this successful, but evidently most don't mind heading out of the house to rent a movie if the price is right. But it seems that as popular as the disc vending machines are with consumers, Hollywood isn't too keen on the idea. Evident...

April 3rd 2009 at 12:12pm 0 Comments
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Do you download applications you don't even use? Do you stay up late, obsessively logging in to iTunes? If so, you may have appiphilia. But don't worry: Appiphilia is treatable with Appien, from the makers of Extensionil and Kaleidoscept. Talk to your doctor about Appien. For some patients, it can...

September 1st 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Armin Heinrich, developer of the do-nothing I Am Rich application, told the Los Angeles Times yesterday he sold eight copies of the app, which is no longer available in the App Store. If true, Heinrich pocketed $5,600 for his work, and Apple skimmed $2,400 off the top. According to Heinrich, six p...

August 8th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The LA Times is reporting that many seem to have doubts about the staying power of the Wii as their latest article suggests Nintendo's newest console could be dropped by casual gamers in the long run. Some analysts, including Van Baker, a consumer technologies analyst with Gartner Inc., are thinking...

May 31st 2007 at 3:55pm 0 Comments
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It appears that despite a strong push by carriers and content providers, consumers' cold, uneasy reception of mobile video continues. This time around, LA Times and Bloomberg have the numbers, showing that a mere 9% of folks in the influential 18-24 age bracket have any desire to watch television on...

August 14th 2006 at 9:43pm 0 Comments
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The LA Times, a couple months late to the story, has reopened the festering wound we like to call "the Sony used games patent." Rumors that the PS3 would incorporate technology that would prohibit the later sale of used games -- technology that was patented (#6,816,972) by Sony in 2000 -- have been...

July 13th 2006 at 3:55pm 0 Comments