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July 24, 2001 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could lead to changes in the way Americans watch television, five major Hollywood studios have agreed on an anti-piracy technology designed to protect digital movies and other forms of video entertainment from theft. The move could speed the replacement of old analog TVs and cable set-top boxes and bring VCRs with new devices that can unscramble, record and store encrypted digital programming.
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BUSINESS
July 2, 1997 | (Karen Kaplan)
After months of preparation, Pacific Telesis Group's Pacific Bell Mobile Services expects to launch its PCS wireless phone service in Southern California on Thursday. PCS--personal communications service--is an all-digital offering that works on special phones and is designed to compete with traditional analog cellular service. Both PCS and advanced digital cellular networks can send pages and short messages to phones in addition to voice calls.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2012 | By David Pagel
Matthias Düwel packs loads of visual information into “Eden,” his L.A. solo debut at Martha Otero, which is itself packed with 24 oils, watercolors and drawings. Despite the sinuous ribbons of bright color writhing around in Düwel's modestly scaled paintings, none feels crowded. The same goes for his works on paper. In black-and-white or super-saturated color, they, too, leave viewers plenty of room to maneuver, sometimes swooping smoothly through open spaces and at others zipping every which way with stop-and-start suddenness, like a fly navigating a picnic.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Lucy Hood, a well-regarded entertainment industry veteran and president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy, died Wednesday of cancer. She was 56. Prior to joining the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hood was the executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at USC. Hood spent much of her professional career at Fox, where she specialized in digital technology and rose to become president of Fox Mobile Entertainment. While there, she oversaw the creation of the mobile video version of the hit Fox series "24. " PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2014 | 2013 Hood was tapped to run the Television Academy, which oversees the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, less than a year ago. Her mandate was to bring the academy into the 21st century and make it more relevant to both the industry and the general public.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By David Pagel
Kathy Butterly does for sculpture what digital technology does for information: pack so much into such small spaces that it's impossible to reconcile an object's literal dimensions with the kicks it delivers. Size matters, but not like it used to. Think of what Butterly does as the microscopic sublime. Intimately and gently, she blows your mind, time after time, and never the same way.  At Shoshana Wayne Gallery, “Lots of Little Love Affairs” consists of 15 tabletop sculptures the New York artist has made over the last 18 months.
BUSINESS
April 1, 1992 | From Reuters
The FBI wants the nation's telephone companies to stop rolling out advanced digital phone systems that are stymieing the agency's practice of listening in on criminal conversations. At stake is the future of the wiretap, one of the bureau's most effective investigative tools, which is getting harder to engineer as phone systems grow more complex.
BUSINESS
February 17, 1999 | Karen Kaplan
Five leading consumer electronics companies said they are pooling their efforts to develop digital watermarking technology that will protect digital movies and videos from piracy. Such technology, which has been in the works since 1997, is critical for entertainment companies that want to deliver their content over the Internet without risking massive copyright infringement.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and six other digital technology companies Wednesday urged the Bush administration to reduce taxes and improve schools so the industry can beat low-cost competitors from India and China. In a paper, the chief executives from the eight companies said the way to keep technology jobs in the U.S. was to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. industry, not to prevent companies from going abroad.
BUSINESS
December 25, 2011 | By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times
Capturing the special moments in photos is a holiday tradition. But will those pictures be around to treasure in decades to come? In today's digital world, photos pile up chaotically on hard drives, often with no backup. Here are some options for saving copies of your pictures for future generations. • External hard drive: These sell for $70 to $200 and typically connect to your computer's USB drive. They're a reliable way of backing up large numbers of photos and other data.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2012 | By David Ng
Artist Kathy Butterly, whose abstract ceramic sculptures are noted for their colorful and playful aspects, has won the Smithsonian's Contemporary Arts Award for 2012. The biennial honor comes with a $25,000 prize and is intended to recognize artists younger than 50 who have produced a significant body of work. Butterly typically creates small-scale ceramic sculptures that are brightly colored and abstract in shape. Her work is often compared to the sculptures of Ron Nagle and Ken Price. The five-member jury that chose this year's winner wrote that Butterly's "small, nuanced, labor-intensive sculptures are richly communicative and wildly imaginative.
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