February 20, 2012 |
Samsung's Galaxy Note has a challenger in the so-called smartphone/tablet hybrid category of devices -- which many are starting to call phablets -- in the new LG Optimus Vu. LG, the second largest South Korean electronics maker behind Samsung, has teased the Optimus Vu for a couple of weeks as a new phone that offers the usefulness of a tablet in a smaller, more portable size. On Monday, LG detailed some impressive specs for the Optimus Vu on its Korean website and a Japanese blog . confirming a 5-inch touchscreen with a 4:3 aspect ratio that, like the 5.3-inch screen Galaxy Note, makes use of a stylus.
February 3, 2012 |
AT&T, Microsoft and Nokia haven't said when the Lumia 900 will hit stores or how much it will cost, but if the flagship Windows Phone is a device you just have to have, you can now pre-order it. Microsoft's retail stores are currently taking a $25 deposit for those looking to reserve themselves a Lumia 900 on launch day, whenever that is. The deposit offer was first reported by The Verge and confirmed to The Times on Friday through Microsoft...
January 8, 2011 |
A sure sign of a recovering economy at the Consumer Electronics Show: Booth models are back. In addition to more exhibitors and bigger crowds at this week's event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the electronics extravaganza has seen a marked increase in the number of vendors employing eye-catching young women to greet customers at their displays. Known as "booth babes," these women have one of the toughest jobs at the show, remaining upbeat and professional while standing on their feet for hours hobnobbing with geeks and groupies.
January 11, 2001 |
If this week's Consumer Electronics Show had a theme, it was "This year, it's not a mock-up," which is what barkers in booths all over Las Vegas kept chanting at passersby.
January 7, 2011 |
Cars are fast becoming smart phones on wheels. Or at least that's the case with those on display here at the Consumer Electronics Show, where automakers are out in force this week trying to hitch a ride with tablet computers, Internet-connected TVs and robotic floor sweepers. "They're frantically scrambling for a way to position themselves as being technologically savvy," said Doug Newcomb, senior technology editor for auto information website Edmunds.com. "After all, good luck selling a $2,000 navigation system to a customer who has good if not better free navigation on their phones.
November 30, 1986 |
An exhibit booth--just the booth, not the people--was once taken hostage by a New York trucking company in a dispute with an air freight firm over an unpaid bill. The kidnaping stunt worked. The panicked company that owned the booth scurried to scrape together something--anything--else for the trade show that was about to open in Washington. Meanwhile, it pleaded for a settlement and, barely in time, the deal was made and the booth set free.
April 2, 1992
City Councilman Paul Koretz has won the endorsement of the Coalition for Economic Survival, the influential tenant-rights group. CES has already endorsed Abbe Land, the other incumbent in the race for two available council seats. In the 1988 campaign, CES also endorsed Land and then backed Koretz late in the race. Koretz is a CES member and Land is on the group's steering committee. Since cityhood in 1984, only one council candidate has been elected without CES support.
February 25, 1992 |
When Sherman Oaks CES High Coach Mac Becker took over the basketball team in 1984, he promised the administration that he would stick around for eight years, build a respectable program and then retire. In keeping with that promise, Becker announced his resignation Monday, just minutes after the Knights beat Birmingham, 66-63, in an East Valley League playoff game to determine which team would advance to the City Section 3-A Division playoffs.
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May 30, 2000
MRV Communications Inc. of Chatsworth has acquired Geneva, Switzerland-based CES, a data-acquisition systems designer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new company will be known as iTouch. MRV Communications manufactures optical components and network infrastructure systems.
February 8, 1990 |
Six years ago, Mac Becker looked out on the blacktop and watched a disorganized group of students tossing around the basketball. Sometimes, the ball seemed to go everywhere but in the basket. Yet Becker believed he could mold the group into a team. It was 1984. The Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies had never fielded a basketball team. "When we started, we got our kids off the playground," said Becker, the boys' varsity coach for seven seasons. "We had T-shirts for uniforms.