June 13, 2013 |
The next time you buy an iPhone, you may be able to pick one out from a variety of different colors and sizes. A report Thursday by Reuters says Apple is looking at launching various versions of the smartphone over the next year to better compete against rival Samsung. Citing multiple unnamed sources, the report says Apple is looking at an iPhone with a 4.7-inch screen as well as one with a 5.7-inch display. That would be much larger than the 4-inch screen found on the iPhone 5, but it'd be perfectly in range with the 5-inch screen on Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and the 5.5-inch screen on the Galaxy Note II. PHOTOS: Tech giants' new headquarters Additionally, Apple is looking to cater to lower-end markets by introducing a $99, plastic version of its device that would come in five or six different color options.
June 13, 2013 |
A powerful X-ray machine, that shines a light brighter than the sun, has helped science detectives determine the color of a 150-million-year-old feather that once belonged to an archaeopteryx, an ancient animal that shared traits with both birds and dinosaurs. In an article published in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, scientists say the archaeopteryx feather was patterned: light in color with a black tip, rather than all black, as previously thought. The archaeopteryx, sometimes called a "dinobird," is thought to be a transitional species between dinosaurs and birds.
June 10, 2013 |
The always eye-catching Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio in Las Vegas is celebrating summer through Sept. 8 with giant sunflowers, multicolored kites and real birds. The conservatory, an oasis in the desert, is bursting with such blooms as hydrangeas and chrysanthemums. Nearby, a dozen rosy Bourke's parrots (sometimes classified as parakeets) and 50 finches flutter about a greenhouse, while larger-than-life birds made from seeds and other organic materials soar overhead.
June 9, 2013 |
Once the weather warms up, it's all too likely your glowing complexion will go from dewy to sweaty. But by switching up several key products in your makeup arsenal - reconsidering the weight of certain formulas as well as brightening your color palette - you can master an easy warm weather makeup routine without having to start from scratch. "It's important to change your makeup for a few key reasons," says celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh, who counts Ginnifer Goodwin and Jessica Paré as longtime clients.
June 7, 2013
Earlier this week we posted one more sign of the American retail recovery, the expansion of the Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Times photographer Allen J. Schaben's shot of the brick wall at the checkout counter prompted us to ask Land of Nod creative director Danielle Kurtz about her painting process. Kurtz finished the design by herself in 15 hours. Our edited Q&A with Kurtz: You started with a background coat of white? We first had the wall painted a solid, very pale, mint green.
May 30, 2013 |
Julie Maroh, the French graphic novelist who created "Le Bleu Est une Couleur Chaude," has said the film version "turned into porn. " The French film, known by the titles "La Vie d'Adèle" and "Blue is the Warmest Color," won the Palm D'Or at Cannes this week. When "La Vie d'Adèle" took the top award at Cannes, even jury president Steven Spielberg admitted it might be too explicit for some audiences. The three-hour film, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring Adele Exarchopulos and Lea Seydoux, tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who falls in love with a woman.
May 27, 2013 |
This post has been corrected, as indicated below. The French drama "Blue is the Warmest Color" won the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes on Sunday, making it the first graphic-novel adaptation to take the top award. Another comic-based film, Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis," tied for the Cannes Jury Prize in 2007 . The Palme d'Or winner is based on "Le Bleu Est une Couleur Chaude" ("Blue is a Hot Color"), a graphic novel by Julie Maroh that was published in 2010 in France.
May 26, 2013 |
The French lesbian love story “Blue Is the Warmest Color” won the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes. In an unprecedented step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the prize had been given not only to director Abdellatiff Kechiche but to costars Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux as well. The film, which French critics adored but the foreign contingent had mixed feelings about, got a rapturous reception from the Palais de Festival crowd, and both actresses were in tears by the time they reached the stage.
May 26, 2013 |
CANNES, France - The hometown favorite won big time at the Festival de Cannes on Sunday night as France's "Blue Is the Warmest Color" walked off with the Palme d'Or. In a highly unusual step, jury president Steven Spielberg announced that the prize was given not only to director Abdellatif Kechiche ("The Secret of the Grain"), as is traditional, but to co-stars Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux as well. Both actresses were in tears by the time they reached the stage. The sexually explicit story of a young woman discovering desire and herself, "Blue" was the great favorite of French critics but divided English speakers, who called it everything from voyeuristic to the gold standard for lesbian romances to a three-hour Sundance movie in French.
May 23, 2013 |
George O'Grady, the CEO of the European golf tour, apologized Thursday for using the term “colored” during a live television interview about the feud between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. “I deeply regret using an inappropriate word in a live interview for Sky Sports, for which I unreservedly apologize,” O'Grady said. O'Grady was apologizing for a remark he made earlier Thursday, when he was asked about Garcia's "fried chicken" comment. "We know the connotation in the United States," O'Grady said.