YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsHigh Speed

High Speed

January 11, 2001 | Alex Pham
Sega of America announced it is selling a high-speed modem for its Dreamcast video game console. The console now comes with a slower, dial-up modem that lets users connect to the Internet and play video games with other Dreamcast owners. For now, the new Ethernet modem, priced at $59.95, is available only through the company's Web site, The company expects retail stores to begin carrying the modem in coming weeks.
April 19, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 26-year-old San Diego man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular homicide after two passengers in his Nissan Sentra were killed in a high-speed crash. Mario Alberto Castaneda Carranza was driving at 70 mph on Interstate 8 near Lakeside in eastern San Diego County when he apparently lost control of his car at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The 1997 vehicle crashed through a chain-link fence and smashed into a concrete culvert.
March 27, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
Google Inc.'s announcement last month that it would build a high-speed broadband network set off fierce competition among 600 communities, the Internet powerhouse said in a blog post Friday. Google hasn't been specific about the criteria in selecting which community will get the experimental fiber optic hookup, simply saying it wants to increase Internet access and spur competition. The service would offer connection speeds of 1 gigabit per second -- 100 times faster than many high-speed home connections, the company said.
April 4, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON -- Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is investigating the practice of high-speed trading on the stock exchanges. Holder, in testimony prepared for delivery before the House Appropriations Committee, said the Justice Department is investigating the use of computer algorithms and ultra-high-speed data networks to execute trades as a possible violation of antitrust laws. Firms that use such tactics, employing physicists and other scientists to predict changes in the markets sometimes only seconds in advance, have been around for more than three decades.
March 15, 2010 | By Jim Puzzanghera
Culminating a year of extensive outreach and study, federal regulators on Tuesday will propose an ambitious, decade-long road map to extend high-speed Internet access to every corner of the country and make the United States home to "the fastest and most extensive wireless networks of any nation." The plan by the Federal Communications Commission sets a goal of assuring that at least 100 million homes have affordable access to so-called broadband networks that allow them to download data from the Internet at speeds of at least 100 megabits per second -- 20 times or more faster than most people get today.
More than just the name Accelerated Networks connotes speed. Virtually every step the company takes happens at a faster pace, be it the attempts to carve its market niche or the rapid fluctuations in its stock price. The Moorpark-based company makes products that bundle the various telephone services--voice, fax, Internet and other data services--to be sent over a single broadband network.
July 25, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday promised two investigations of the deadly train derailment in northwestern Spain, with suspicion focusing on excessive speed as the cause of the disaster that has left at least 80 people dead, including an American, and scores more injured. "We have lived through a terrible accident … which I fear will remain in our memory for a long time," a somber Rajoy told reporters after visiting the site of Wednesday's derailment near the Christian pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela in the Galicia region.
March 3, 2000 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN
An experimental airplane was flying at nearly 250 mph when it collided with another plane over a golf course last month, and the high speed could have contributed to the collision that killed four people, the chief accident investigator said Thursday. The aircraft, a Questair Venture, collided with a Bellanca Scout circling at about 98 mph, said George Petterson of the National Transportation Safety Board. Analysis, however, has not been completed to determine who was at fault in the Feb.
Trooper Robert Mayra will never forget the scene: the mangled snowmobile that had rammed a concrete bridge abutment at 75 m.p.h., the broken bodies of the two young riders. "These kids, they just feel they're invincible . . . and all of a sudden, bang, it's over," Mayra said. On Jan. 30, the teen-age victims and another couple left a party for a moonlight spin on the trails. Investigators said the driver of the doomed machine lost control trying to pass the other.
August 3, 2003
The high-speed Chunnel train that runs from London to Paris and Brussels is getting cheaper and even faster. New track on the English side is scheduled to open Sept. 28, shaving about 20 minutes off the journey. The London-Paris one-way trip will take two hours, 35 minutes, and London-Brussels will take two hours, 20 minutes.
April 4, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton and Timothy M. Phelps
If you're not investigating high-speed stock trading, you're missing one of the hottest trends on Wall Street. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday that the Justice Department is examining high-frequency trading for possible violations of antitrust and insider-trading laws. When Justice Department investigators visit companies, they may bump into their compatriots from other state and federal agencies. The FBI disclosed this week that it is in the middle of a months-long probe.
April 2, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton
At a time when public trust in Wall Street already is at a low, new allegations about high-speed stock trading threaten to further erode confidence in the financial markets. The furor centers on accusations that professional traders armed with ultra-fast computers have rigged the stock market. High-speed firms engage in what critics say amounts to insider trading, using super-charged systems to decipher trading patterns. Criticism of high-frequency trading has long swirled in financial circles, and multiple regulators are conducting investigations.
March 10, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Two people were killed and a teenager was critically injured in a high-speed crash in Anaheim, officials said. One vehicle appeared to have crashed into two parked cars Sunday night, flipping over and into a brick wall and landing in the backyard of a home, Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt said. The driver and a passenger were ejected from the vehicle in the crash, which was reported about 10:40 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of East and South streets, Schmidt said. A woman in the front passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene and a man was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to Orange County coroner officials.
March 10, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Two people were killed and a teenager was critically injured in a high-speed crash in Anaheim, officials said. One vehicle appeared to have crashed into two parked cars Sunday night, flipping over and into a brick wall and landing in the backyard of a home, Lt. Tim Schmidt of the Anaheim Police Department told KTLA-TV . The driver and a passenger were ejected from the vehicle in the violent crash, which was reported about 10:40 p.m. Sunday...
February 21, 2014 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - Seventy-two years after Nazis began deporting French Jews to concentration camps, the French government is negotiating to pay reparations for the first time to several hundred Holocaust survivors now living in the U.S. who survived unspeakable conditions while being transported in government-owned rail cars and in the death camps at the end of the line. Stuart Eizenstat, a Washington lawyer who advises the State Department on Holocaust issues, said in an interview Friday that the French government entered into formal talks Feb. 6 and appeared to be intent on wrapping up negotiations by the end of the year.
February 13, 2014 | By Tom Zoellner
Who doesn't love a train? Who cannot fail to be seduced by the most appealing vehicle in human history - the rail-induced sensuality of "Brief Encounter," the desperate heroism of engineer Casey Jones, the creative muscle of the Big Four railroad barons, the plucky fortitude of Thomas the Tank Engine and the Little Engine That Could, all wrapped up in gleaming, rocking steel, punctuated by a high, lonesome whistle? And yet California voters have been expressing morning-after regrets since they voted for Proposition 1A, which promised them a bullet train from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
March 12, 2001
Re "Amtrak to Unveil High-Speed Rail Plan in California," March 6: It would be a great help to crunch some numbers occasionally. Twelve million people at 52 weeks per year and five days per week results in just over 46,000 people daily in 2020; this assumes no people on weekends. When the I-5, 91 and other freeways around Los Angeles carry close to 1 million vehicles per day today (almost 1.2 million people), not to mention airport passengers, how many would be carried locally by this newest waste of the taxpayer's money?
February 2, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
In most luxury hotels, if you want wireless Internet access, you are going to have to pay. That trend may be changing. Sort of. Loews Hotels & Resorts announced last month that it will offer free Wi-Fi at all 18 of its hotels, including the ones in Hollywood, Santa Monica and San Diego. If you want faster Internet to connect up to eight devices, however, that will cost $19.95 per day. In the past, many luxury hotels offered only one choice: Wi-Fi at a hefty price. Previously, Loews charged about $15 to $20 per day for the slower Internet that it now offers free of charge.
January 29, 2014 | By Maura Dolan
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court ordered an appeals court Wednesday to undertake a fast-track review of two rulings that could disrupt financing of the voter-approved bullet train. In a brief order signed by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the state high court transferred a challenge to the rulings by Gov. Jerry Brown's administration to the intermediate  Court of Appeal in Sacramento and ordered written arguments to be completed by Feb. 10. The California High-Speed Rail Authority asked the state Supreme Court late Friday to block the rulings by March 1, warning they could indefinitely delay construction of the rail project between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Los Angeles Times Articles