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November 7, 1997
Christmas came early to Denker Park Recreation Center in South-Central Los Angeles on Thursday when it received donated electronic equipment. Union Bank of California and the nonprofit community organization Operation HOPE were behind the $4,000 donation, which included two new television sets, two videotape players, a fax machine and a stove.
December 20, 2009 | By Bettina Boxall
The U.S. manufacturers of a toxic flame retardant commonly used in television sets have agreed to phase out production under a deal with federal regulators. The retardant, known as deca, is one of a class of chemical compounds that have been found in California residents at the highest levels in the country, a consequence of widespread exposure linked to the state's strict flammability standards for furniture. Deca is a polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), a group of flame-retardant chemicals used in the manufacture of electronic equipment, furniture cushions, upholstery textiles, carpet backings, mattresses, cars, buses, aircraft and construction materials.
Electronic equipment cabinetry maker Everest Electronic Equipment has signed an agreement to be acquired by Applied Power Inc. The Milwaukee-based company said it will pay $52 million cash for Everest, which will remain in Orange County under its present management, headed by President Terry Wells. The acquisition is expected to close by early October.
October 21, 2009 | Alex Pham
Barnes & Noble Inc., looking ahead to the next chapter in digital publishing, took the wraps off an electronic book reader, dubbed "nook." Anyone who has read Dr. Seuss' "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" will recall Theodor Geisel's Nook who took a look at the book on a hook. For Barnes & Noble's $259 device, the hook is its ability to let users lend their books to their friends for up to 14 days at a time. Using the LendMe feature, nook owners can send a copy of their digital titles to their friends' iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry or computer.
December 23, 1988
Two men took a semi-trailer truck filled with electronic equipment Thursday morning after overpowering a security guard behind a Radio Shack store. Police Lt. Scott Hamilton said the guard was confronted about 2 a.m. by a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a semiautomatic handgun at the store at 12821 Knott St. The gunman and an accomplice made off with $67,000 worth of equipment, Hamilton said. No one was injured.
A scientific satellite to be launched next year will carry electronic circuits made from high-temperature superconductors for the first tests of the materials in space, researchers said Monday at a meeting of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science.
Declaring Mother Nature a far tougher foe than Saddam Hussein, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps toured this flood-ravaged base Thursday and estimated that damage will total millions of dollars. "We probably have more damage here as a result of the flood than we did during Desert Storm," said Gen. Walter E. Boomer, a Persian Gulf War commander. Boomer said 70 aircraft and other electronic equipment suffered flood damage, as well as two bridges over the Santa Margarita River.
April 3, 1985 | DJ
RCA Corp. was awarded a $14.4-million Army contract for classified electronic equipment.
April 17, 1990
Northrop Corp. in Hawthorne won a $665,094 contract from the Army to supply electrical and electronic equipment components.
May 22, 1990
Transducer Control Corp. in Canoga Park won a $143,175 contract from the Defense Electronic Supply Center to supply electrical and electronic equipment components.
January 27, 2009 | times wire reports
A New Zealand man who bought an MP3 player from a thrift shop in Oklahoma found 60 U.S. military files, including names and phone numbers for soldiers who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, TV One News reported today. Chris Ogle said he found the files when he linked the device to his computer. Details of equipment at bases in Afghanistan and a mission briefing were found too, the report said. In 2006, the Los Angeles Times found stolen flash drives containing secret military data for sale at Afghan shops.
January 12, 2009 | Alex Pham and Michelle Maltais
Though 2009 looks just as grim as 2008, organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show last week forecast a few rays of sunshine. The Consumer Electronics Assn. projected growth in organic LED displays, digital book readers, Blu-ray disc players and lightweight laptops called netbooks. Despite a projected 0.3% decline in overall consumer spending in 2009, the trade group said, people will continue to earmark a large chunk of their income for technology.
November 19, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy
Despite official claims that state government is becoming more environmentally friendly, the Department of Justice, Highway Patrol, Caltrans and other agencies have been improperly disposing of electronic devices, creating a potential hazardous waste problem at landfills, state auditors said Tuesday. The audit said the actions were contrary to state regulations. "Because e-waste can contain toxic metals such as lead and mercury, these state agencies may have contributed to environmental contamination that can pose a threat to public health and safety," the audit concluded.
July 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Sony, Samsung and other consumer-electronics heavyweights are uniting to support a technology that could send high-definition video signals wirelessly from a single set-top box to screens around the home. The consortium announced Wednesday is an important development in the race to create the definitive way to replace tangles of video cables, but doesn't end it -- Sony and Samsung also support a competing technology. In the new consortium, Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co.
July 6, 2008 | Elizabeth Khuri
Have you chosen your new hands- free headset yet? Armed with a photovoltaic cell, the new Iqua Sun is the world's first solar-powered model, which means Angelenos, beach bums, baseball players and gardeners will rarely have to recharge. -- Elizabeth Khuri -- Iqua BHS 603 Sun Bluetooth headset, $89.99, at Fry's Electronics and
May 7, 2008 | From Reuters
Videogame publisher Electronic Arts Inc. unveiled two initiatives Tuesday to breathe new life into its sports business by making games that are easier to play and customized for Nintendo Co.'s popular Wii console. Key games such as "Madden" football, "NBA Live" and "FIFA" soccer will come out in special versions for the Wii, which has become the bestselling game system by drawing in female and older players with friendly graphics and simple motion-sensing controls. EA also is starting a sub-brand dubbed Freestyle that will be home to a new set of games not tied to any existing league, therefore free of expensive licensing rights.
June 6, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three Syracuse players--Rodney R. Johnson, Kerry Ferrell, and Reginald Tony Jones--have been arrested on felony burglary charges after breaking into a campus apartment and stealing electronic equipment and furniture, Syracuse, N.Y., police said. The three were released without bail after pleading not guilty.
February 13, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
To safely dispose of computers and other electronic equipment, two City Council members Wednesday proposed a city law requiring retailers to take back monitors and help recycle them. State law forbids dumping equipment with cathode ray tubes into landfills.
March 14, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Communist Cuba has authorized the unrestricted sale of computers and video players in the first sign that President Raul Castro is moving to improve access to consumer goods. An internal government memo says the appliances can go on sale immediately, although air conditioners will not be available until next year and toasters until 2010 because of limited power supplies. Only foreigners and companies have been able to buy computers in Cuba before now, and DVD players were seized at the airport until customs rules were eased last year.
February 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The company behind the BlackBerry smart phones said a three-hour e-mail outage Monday was caused by an upgrade designed to increase capacity. Research in Motion Ltd. said Tuesday that the upgrade was part of "routine and ongoing efforts," and that similar upgrades in the past had caused no problems. The outage, which started about 12:30 p.m. PST, annoyed subscribers who are used to checking and writing e-mail whenever they're in cellular coverage and able to make voice calls.
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