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November 26, 2011
DIGITAL Guess the Movie app, 99 cents, available at the iTunes store NONDIGITAL "The Everything Large-Print Movie Crosswords Book" $15.95, available at Amazon.com and other retailers SPLURGE Dupont James Bond pen set, $4,000-$5,000, available from Bonhams auctioneers starting Dec. 6 BARGAIN Classic movie candy $1.99 and up, available at ...
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HEALTH
March 28, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant. There's a new player hoping to fill that spot: Soma, a glass carafe with a plastic filter that sits inside it. The filter, which lasts two months, is biodegradable, made of coconut shell, silk and food-based plastic, the company says. It costs $49 with one filter; additional filters, automatically mailed to subscribers, cost $12.99.
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BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
To keep an eye on his child via his smartphone, Marc Gilbert installed Internet-connected video baby monitors in his home in Houston. One evening, Gilbert heard a stranger's voice bellowing obscenities from the monitor. He disconnected the device after realizing that it had been hacked. "I'm a pretty technical guy, and I thought I knew how all this stuff should be hooked up," said Gilbert, who has written several letters to his congressman and other elected officials, trying to bring the security issue to their attention.
BUSINESS
January 5, 2014 | By Peter Pae
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. ...
NEWS
January 28, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
TRAVEL
February 27, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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)
BUSINESS
December 15, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Wearable gadgets, smartphones and new game consoles defined technology in 2013. That's why it's no surprise they make up the bulk of our top 10 devices of the year. Some of these devices are evolved versions of earlier gadgets, while others are completely new innovations that are exploring possibilities we haven't seen before. 10. Motorola Moto X Motorola began advertising the Moto X before it was officially unveiled, and that's because it had exciting possibilities. The Moto X is assembled in the United States, and buyers can customize the phones to their liking.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
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.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
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.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - A tussle involving a woman wearing Google Glass in a San Francisco bar is just the latest incident to highlight growing tensions over the new wearable technology even before Google Inc. begins selling it to the public. Sarah Slocum, a 34-year-old technology blogger and social media consultant, said she was "verbally and physically assaulted" over the weekend by patrons of a bar in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. A man allegedly ripped the Glass off Slocum's face and ran out of the bar with it. She got the Glass back but says someone stole her purse and phone.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Peter Pae
There will be a lot to talk about at noon when we have a Google+ Hangout with The Times' social media editor Stacey Leasca, who is at the epicenter of the world's biggest consumer electronics show. But it may not be all about gadgets -- though there are plenty of them at CES.  Rather, the talk of the show, which officially kicked off Tuesday, has been two unrelated incidents: film director Michael Bay having an onstage meltdown and the T-Mobile CEO getting kicked out of an AT&T party.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Jessica Naziri
LAS VEGAS  -- When it comes to CES, most people think of small portable devices and other electronic gadgets.  But this year the hottest new gadget at the giant consumer electronics show may well be the car. Automakers are embracing smartphone and mobile computing technologies, and looking into ways to safely integrate our digital lives into our driving experiences. The big news from nine of the big automotive firms appearing at the show is a plan to make new vehicles a little more like the smartphone with a big push toward “an industry standard” for connected cars and “in-vehicle mobile app ecosystems.” Many of the car companies showcasing at CES say they have opened up their in-car systems to encourage outside developers to create apps that add functionality to their cars - similar to the way apps let users do so much with smartphones.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- The 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show kicked off Sunday night with Unveiled, the introductory event for the electronics convention. Numerous companies showed off their latest gadgets and software. To help you sort through them, here are our top five most eye-catching devices from Unveiled. 1) There were gadgets of all sizes at Sunday night's event. From Orbotix came Sphero 2B , a smartphone-controlled, two-wheeled toy said to travel 14 feet per second and leap three to four feet in the air. 2)
BUSINESS
January 5, 2014 | By Peter Pae
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. ...
BUSINESS
January 2, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The year has barely started, but it's never too early to make a wish list for the kinds of gadgets that we want to see in 2014. Tech companies gave their users a lot to look forward to in 2014, from wearable devices to new smartphone technologies. So here is our list of the top 10 tech gadgets we want to see in 2014. 10. Amazon media player Google entered the world of digital media players in 2013 with the $35 Chromecast, a credible rival to the Apple TV and Roku's many devices.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Peter Pae
There will be a lot to talk about at noon when we have a Google+ Hangout with The Times' social media editor Stacey Leasca, who is at the epicenter of the world's biggest consumer electronics show. But it may not be all about gadgets -- though there are plenty of them at CES.  Rather, the talk of the show, which officially kicked off Tuesday, has been two unrelated incidents: film director Michael Bay having an onstage meltdown and the T-Mobile CEO getting kicked out of an AT&T party.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- The 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show kicked off Sunday night with Unveiled, the introductory event for the electronics convention. Numerous companies showed off their latest gadgets and software. To help you sort through them, here are our top five most eye-catching devices from Unveiled. 1) There were gadgets of all sizes at Sunday night's event. From Orbotix came Sphero 2B , a smartphone-controlled, two-wheeled toy said to travel 14 feet per second and leap three to four feet in the air. 2)
BUSINESS
December 25, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
There's a good chance you woke up with a new smartphone or tablet this Christmas morning, but as Microsoft can tell you, no one wants to use a device with no apps. If you've got a new gadget, you need to load it up with the best apps, that way the device can actually improve your life and not just bust your loved ones' wallets. Last year, 328 million apps were downloaded on Christmas , and this year, the number is expected to be even higher. So what apps should you download? Every user has different needs so no one has the same apps, but the apps below are must-have for most users.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Christmas is just about a week away, so if you need a last-minute tech gift idea, here are a few. Join us at 10 a.m. as the Times' Stacey Leasca and I open up a few tech gadgets and discuss a few cool devices you can give as presents. If you don't want to spend too much Looking for a gift that won't bust the bank? Go with Google Chromecast. The nifty little device lets users play movies, songs and TV shows from their smartphones on their HD TVs. That means Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and other content providers.
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