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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.
September 5, 2012 | Ken Dilanian and Salvador Rodriguez
A hacker group's claim that it obtained from an FBI laptop a file with more than 12 million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and other devices has set off widespread speculation about why a federal agency would possess such information. But the FBI disputed the allegation Tuesday, saying that "at this time, there is no evidence indicating that an FBI laptop was compromised or that the FBI either sought or obtained this data. " If the FBI's denials prove correct, the agency may have been the victim of a clever hoax by the group known as AntiSec that spurred thousands of headlines around the Web and left readers wondering how and why the FBI could have gotten access to Apple customer records.
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 5, 2011 | David Sarno and Jessica Guynn
Apple began its new era with a creation unlike anything it had produced in years: disappointment. Instead of a major new product, the electronics giant unveiled an updated version of the iPhone 4 that it released 16 months ago. Even the name, iPhone 4S, resembled the old phone. Most observers had expected that in the company's first unveiling without co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple would try to show it was still capable of wowing crowds with stunning new devices. Immediately after the company showed off its updated smartphone, shares of Apple plunged nearly 5%. Though they largely recovered by the time the market closed, investors agreed that Tuesday's unveiling was not Apple's best performance.
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.
April 12, 2010 | By Carolyn Kellogg >>>
When Apple's iPad debuted on April 3, it was greeted in some quarters of the tech world by a chorus of critiques. With no phone, no camera and no multitasking, how could it be revolutionary? And yet, when it comes to the iPad's e-reader, revolutionary is exactly what it might be. It's not just that the iPad is beautiful. Nor is it just that the touch-screen interface is more intuitive than the controls on the plastic shell of the Kindle -- which up to now has been the dominant e-reader.
January 29, 2010 | By David Sarno and Alex Pham
When Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs showed off the new iPad -- complete with built-in bookstore -- on Wednesday he praised Inc. for pioneering the electronic book business with its popular Kindle reading device. But moments later, the compliment took on an ominous tone when Jobs added, "We're going to stand on their shoulders and go a little further." At first glance, the multimedia iPad -- with its fast, colorful touch screen and built-in Web browser and video player -- would seem to outshine the slower Amazon device.
January 21, 2010 | By Stacey Burling
Neurosurgeon Michael Oh was watching his daughter deftly use her iPod Touch when he had an epiphany. "I figured if she can learn it so intuitively, that neurosurgeons would be able to figure it out," Oh said. He'll find out when 3,500 neurosurgeons meet in Philadelphia in May for what Oh believes might be the nation's first paperless medical convention. When attendees register at the American Assn. of Neurological Surgeons meeting, the doctors will be given Apple Inc. iPod Touches already loaded with just about everything they'll need, including the convention program (165 pages last year)
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.
January 14, 2010 | By Devlin Barrett
Three universities testing Amazon's Kindle in the classroom have agreed to shelve the electronic book readers until they are fully functional for blind students, under a deal struck Wednesday with the Justice Department. The legal settlements were made with Pace University in New York, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and Reed College in Portland, Ore. Two organizations representing the blind had sued after universities announced a pilot program to use the Kindle in classrooms.
January 9, 2010
The giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wrapped up its second day Friday with few big-time announcements. So it became a day for the Los Angeles Times technology staff to explore and blog about technologies that didn't have their own press conference. Here is a sampling: Sony Dash The stampede toward 3-D may be the headline of this year's CES, but announcements about apps have provided a seemingly relentless drumbeat. Apps on TV, apps in cars, apps in your pocket.
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.
January 9, 2010 | By David Colker and Dawn C. Chmielewski
The giants of the electronics industry made the big splashes at the Consumer Electronics Show, as usual, with towering displays, celebrity spokespeople (Taylor Swift sang for Sony, live and in 3-D) and invitation-only soirees. On the far opposite end of the scale were boutique or just plain small companies, a few of which were even of the mom-and-pop variety. Sometimes, that's where the fun stuff resided at CES, with products that varied from highly inventive to downright wacky.
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.
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