September 2, 2004 |
The case is closed -- and now your garage door can be, too. A federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that it's OK for Skylink Group to sell its universal garage door openers, thwarting an effort by rival Chamberlain Group. Chamberlain had sued Skylink under, of all things, the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
HOME & GARDEN
August 19, 2004 |
Elevator Gallery may look like an art gallery, but it doesn't act like one. The 2-month-old store a block from Venice Beach is quite the hyphenate: a gallery-clothing emporium-flower shop-jewelry store owned by Kevin and Marisa Kelly and Zen Nishimura, who share a background in design and manufacturing.
November 4, 2003 |
Alvin Cowans spent nearly $1 million for a house sporting all the technological conveniences -- from a stereo system that piped music to every room to telephone caller ID that flashed on the big-screen TV. He had barely plugged everything in when the ghosts appeared. Cowans heard them over his cordless phone, chattering like a fax machine even though he didn't own one. And they played with the automatic garage door, sending it up and down when no one was home.
October 7, 2001 |
A garage door that is well cared for and properly maintained is safer and will last longer than one that is not. As the largest moving object in the home, a garage door is a force to be reckoned with. An improperly adjusted garage door or automatic opener can cause serious injuries. Pinched, crushed and amputated fingers, fractures, crushed pets and injured children are some tragic occurrences reported by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Sadly, some of these injuries result in death.
October 24, 1999 |
Question: Our home is about 20 years old. Before buying it, we hired a home inspector and were pleased with the thorough disclosure he provided. But one of his recommendations has left us with a very expensive problem. The inspector pointed out that both garage-door openers lacked automatic reverse function for child safety. When we asked if this repair would be costly, he said that "any fool with a screwdriver could do it."
August 8, 1999 |
I haven't used a key to open or lock my car door since purchasing my Acura sedan, which came equipped with a remote that performs those functions (it also opens the trunk!). It's a simple and practical technology that makes life easier when hands and arms are occupied with groceries and bulky gym bags. But all that convenience, all those wonderful milliseconds of saved time, were negated each time I approached my front door.