March 15, 2013 |
She's had her own TV series, theme parks and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float. She boasts more Facebook “likes” than First Lady Michelle Obama or Mickey Mouse. And her annual sales have been estimated at $5 billion. Not bad for a cat with no mouth. Hello Kitty, the feline superstar who manufacturer Sanrio says “speaks from the heart” instead of a mouth, soon will be clawing her way onto new territory: your walls. On Thursday, the Venice design firm Blik will launch a line of rub-on wall graphics for the home featuring the Kitty's famed black whiskers, yellow nose and puffy red hair bow on whatisblik.com and sanrio.com . We talked with Blik co-founder Scott Flora for this edited Q&A and asked about his experience working with an international starlet: How did this Sanrio project come about?
May 25, 1987 |
Despite the turmoil brought on by IBM's introduction of a more powerful family of microcomputers, some of the machines that the new IBM equipment was intended to improve upon still have a bright future. Namely, the personal computers equipped with Intel 80286 microprocessors and modeled after IBM's PC AT.
June 24, 1986
Quadratron Systems, a Sherman Oaks computer software firm, said its software will be used in Sperry Corp. computer systems to be delivered to the U.S. Army. Quadratron President John J. Theiss called the agreement a "multimillion-dollar" deal for his company but declined to give details. He said it is uncertain how many of Sperry's computer systems the Army will order, although the estimated value of the deal for Sperry is $250 million.
March 7, 2012 |
Apple's new iPad is here and we've reported the full details on specs , but you might be wondering what it looks like, how it responds and whether or not it's worth dumping your first generation iPad or iPad 2 for an upgrade. While we can't answer all of those questions today (I'll be writing up a full review of the new iPad soon), my colleague David Sarno shot some video (see above) and shared some first impressions from the floor of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where Apple unveiled its third-generation tablet on Wednesday.
May 21, 1985 |
A joint venture agreement between Genisco Computers Corp. and a computer company from the People's Republic of China is moving a step closer to completion as a result of meetings being held this week between representatives of the two companies. Peter J. Shaw, president and chief executive of the Costa Mesa-based company, said Genisco and Hunan Computer Co.
April 23, 1985 |
With an eye toward boosting its market share of the computer graphics industry, Sorrento Valley-based Megatek Corp. has reorganized its sales efforts and will concentrate more on its large end-user customer base. As a result, however, 18% of Megatek's work force, or 85 employees, were laid off 10 days ago, as the company pared its emphasis on "small end-users," such as architectural firms and individual proprietorships.
July 6, 1998 |
A decade ago, Atari merged driving with shooting in the quarter-gobbling arcade game "RoadBlasters," a title that lives on thanks to the tiresome trend of dusting off coin-op hits from the Mesozoic, bundling them together and selling them in shiny new jewel cases. It was a hoot initially to replay old faves like "Defender," "PacMan," "Joust" and "Robotron."