December 1, 2009
With holiday shopping well underway, the Times technology staff has compiled a list of 10 favorite gadgets of 2009 that might help those who are weighing stocking stuffers for someone else -- or themselves. FOR THE RECORD: Holiday gadgets: An article in the Dec. 1 Business section said the Kindle device restricted readers to books purchased on Amazon.com's online store. Although Kindle readers are unable to read copy-protected digital books borrowed from most public libraries or purchased from booksellers such as Sony Corp.
January 5, 2014 |
Check out all the latest electronic gadgets being previewed Sunday, ahead of the official kick off of CES on Tuesday, when 150,000 industry attendees are expected to invade Las Vegas for the nation's biggest consumer electronics show. Reporters from around the world -- including a team from the Los Angeles Times -- are already on the scene for two days of previews and news conferences that will include a look at what's hot and what's not. ...
January 28, 2011 |
If you’ve ever wished you had a third hand to keep your smart phone or MP3 player within easy reach while both hands are occupied, check out Clingo’s products, which keep your on-the-go gadgets handy without an extra appendage. Clingo, a division of Allsop Inc., in Bellingham, Wash., makes gadget holders with a sticky green gel surface that grips devices without leaving residue when the device is peeled off. Among its products are a swiveling universal podium for smart phones ($29.
February 27, 2011 |
From roadside emergency beacons to cameras or devices that improve your snapshots, some gadgets are worthy road companions. Here are some that stood out last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GADGET OnStar "Blue Button" rearview mirror, which offers navigation, emergency assistance and automatic crash response. Available for non-GM and older GM vehicles in spring 2011. OnStar service is activated when a customer subscribes. OnStar mirror is certified for 99% of the top 20 selling non-GM vehicles since 2001 (including many Hondas, Fords, Dodges, Chryslers and Toyotas)
August 30, 2013 |
Labor Day. Ah, that last holiday weekend of summer. Will you celebrate by sleeping in and lazing on the couch? Or grab a cold one and spend time with friends at a backyard barbecue? However you spend the long weekend-- whether it's for a few days at the beach, an overnight in the mountains or a staycation, here are a few gadgets to help you enjoy the final days of summer with ease and peace of mind. Summer's official end isn't for another few weeks, but you can use these gadgets well beyond Sept.
April 23, 2011 |
The big problem with 3-D TV, which has been a flop so far despite huge hype, is the glasses. Making sure everyone in the room has a pair to view a show can be expensive and impractical, not to mention socially awkward. But 3-D could be on the verge of a revolution that leaves the eyewear behind. A new generation of glasses-free 3-D gadgets have begun to roll out: •A Nintendo video game console that shows 3-D without glasses arrived in the U.S. last month and is already a hit. •Two smart phones — from LG and HTC — with non-glasses, 3-D screens are due out by the end of the year.