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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.
January 19, 2010 | By David Colker
With anticipation of the new Apple Inc. tablet computer -- or whatever it is -- at a fever pitch, every tiny thing the company does is noted, analyzed and discussed with an intensity the CIA might envy. Take the abstract, paint-splatter design on the news conference invitations that went out Monday for the Jan. 27 introduction of the mystery product. The Mac faithful immediately started posting their ideas on the Appleinsider Internet forum about what the design, with the famed bite-out-of-the-apple logo in the center, could mean.
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.
January 8, 2010
The giant Consumer Electronics Show officially kicked off Thursday with a keynote speech by the head of an automaker touting interactive gadgets for drivers. But the tech confab continued to be centered on popular personal electronics such as smart phones and TVs connected to the Internet. Here is a sampling of blog postings by the Los Angeles Times technology staff. TomTom What's the best way to compete with free? Start offering some perks for free. GPS manufacturer TomTom, faced with pressure from Google Maps, plans to give away features for which it now charges a fee. Free downloads of updated map and traffic data will be available for select devices in the second quarter of this year.
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 6, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
In an ambitious bid to expand its reach even to consumers on the go, Google Inc. on Tuesday unveiled the widely anticipated Nexus One smart phone as it launched a bold new business model that could shake up the mobile phone industry. The Internet giant began selling the phone -- manufactured to its specifications by a Taiwanese firm -- directly to consumers through its website rather than through retail outlets and service providers. Although initially available only with T-Mobile service, the phone could eventually be used on other networks, including Verizon Wireless and Vodafone Group in Europe.
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.
December 18, 2009 | By David Colker
Three-dimensional television took a big step forward Thursday with the finalization of a standard for Blu-ray disc machines. The Blu-ray Disc Assn. announced it had reached agreement on the long-awaited standard that allows for full 1080p viewing of 3-D movies on TVs. Blu-ray disc players that use the standard will be delivering two images, each in full resolution, to create the effect. Details on the first Blu-ray machines equipped for full-on 3-D are expected at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January and then be available later in the year.
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.
September 16, 2009 | David Colker
In a public demonstration that hope springs eternal, Microsoft on Tuesday introduced the latest version of its Zune portable player. As mighty as Microsoft is, the odds are not with it in this venture. If the Zune were an ancient myth, it would be Sisyphus forever trying to roll a giant stone up a hill. If a comic-strip character, Charlie Brown trying to kick a football, and if a politician, Ralph Nader running for president. All have little hope of triumphing, but they try over and over again.
June 23, 2009 | Alex Pham and David Sarno
A thirst among shoppers for stylish cellphones that can do more than make calls and take grainy snapshots has helped Apple Inc. ring up sales of more than 1 million units of its high-end iPhone 3G S just three days after the device went on sale, the company reported Monday. "Even with a down economy, food, shelter, clothing and now smart phones are becoming an essential part of people's lives," quipped Ken Dulaney, an analyst at Gartner Inc.
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 5, 2009 | Alex Pham
Trying to expand its book sales, Inc. released a free application Wednesday that lets iPhone and iPod Touch users read electronic books purchased at the e-commerce giant's Kindle online bookstore. The software performs many of the same functions featured on Amazon's $359 Kindle 2 reading device released last month, including bookmarking, noting, highlighting and adjusting the font size, the company said.
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.
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