December 28, 2013 |
After making his feature directorial debut in 2011 with his fierce, unsparing adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," Ralph Fiennes is in the director's chair once again for "The Invisible Woman," which opens Christmas Day. Based on the book by Claire Tomalin, the romantic drama chronicles the relationship between Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). The writer of such literary masterpieces as "Great Expectations," "A Tale of Two Cities" and "A Christmas Carol" was married with 10 children when he met the teenager, who toiled on stage with her mother and two older sisters.
December 21, 2013 |
It's a question with a seemingly straightforward answer: Who is the NBA's best rebounder? Kevin Love averages a league-leading 13.7 rebounds to DeAndre Jordan's and Dwight Howard's 13.0. Was that so hard? Well, actually ... What some might consider a more sophisticated set of numbers says the Clippers' Jordan is superior to his counterparts from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets. Jordan secures 71.6% of rebounds per chance as defined by being within 31/2 feet of the ball when it comes off the rim. By comparison, Howard converts 69.5% of his rebounding opportunities and Love 65.0% of his opportunities, making them, to some, less efficient rebounders.
December 2, 2013 |
A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent. The motion-sensor camera had been set up on the banks of the Margaret River in the Kimberley area in May, intended to record freshwater crocodiles lured to the lens by food left in the vicinity, the Australian Broadcasting Co. reported Monday.
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December 2, 2013 |
The judge in the Kelly Thomas trial ordered members of the media to remove their cameras in the middle of opening statements Monday after crews refused to provide their live feed to the Orange County district attorney's office. The pool crew refused to hand over the feed to prosecutors because providing it to one of the parties in the case would violate journalism ethics, said Patti Paniccia, co-counsel for the Radio & Television News Assn. of Southern California. The organization had arranged for KCBS-TV (Channel 2)
November 25, 2013 |
How much do people love Jony Ive's designs? So much so that an aluminum desk co-designed by Apple's chief designer was auctioned off for $1.7 million. Ive teamed up with fellow famed-designer Marc Newson to create special items for an auction to benefit Product (RED), a charity started by musician Bono. The purpose of Product (RED) is to fight AIDS. Besides the aluminum desk, specially created headliners included an all-red Mac Pro and a special edition Leica M digital camera.
November 22, 2013 |
Most of the cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show through Dec. 1 have all the basic tech functionality you'd expect, including radios, voice command capability and Bluetooth to connect phones. Many cars have audio jacks and USB ports. Some have navigation systems and back-up cameras. A few even have CD or DVD players. But there are at least five useful tech tools that rarely appear or don't exist at all. PHOTOS: L.A. Auto Show model debuts Dashboard cameras.
November 14, 2013 |
In less than two months, new Police Commission President Steve Soboroff has persuaded private donors to put up $1.2 million to buy 600 video cameras that Los Angeles police officers will wear on the job. The money is the first step in a project that could dramatically change policing in the city by increasing the accountability of both officers and the people they come into contact with. Soboroff said officers will be testing different camera models this month and could be outfitted with the new technology within nine months.
November 9, 2013 |
Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has turned his cameras on a mental hospital, dance troupes, a racetrack, the military and a state legislature. His 38th documentary examines education, campus leadership and student protest at UC Berkeley in 2010 during the state budget crisis. Edited from 250 hours' worth of material, his "At Berkeley" is a four-hour, four-minute tour, without narration, of literature classes, robotics labs, football games and the inner sanctums of administrators facing tough decisions on a beautiful campus.
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November 6, 2013 |
An unusual fundraising campaign by the Los Angeles Police Department meant to purchase small video cameras that officers would wear on their uniforms has exceeded its goal of collecting $1 million from private donors. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff, who launched the fundraising push when Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed him to his post in September, said 22 individuals and companies gave slightly more than $1.2 million to the camera project. With the money, the LAPD has enough funds to buy about 600 cameras and to pay for video storage capabilities, repairs and other related costs over about two years, Soboroff said.
November 4, 2013 |
Odds are the picture you posted on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr was taken with your smartphone. With the popularity of “smartphone photography,” fewer consumers are using portable, point-and-shoot cameras. But smartphones are limited and don't have the picture-taking functionality of a regular camera. It's difficult, for instance, to take a post-worthy “selfie,” a close-up or a long distance shot with our cellphones. Enter the detachable lens. The Sony Cybershot QX10 and its more expensive sibling the Sony QX100 are the latest camera lens attachments for your smartphone.