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August 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Hoping to plant their flags on the screens of Internet-connected television sets, Intel Corp. and Yahoo Inc. unveiled a new project Wednesday to populate those screens with tiny programs called widgets. Depending on your point of view, the goal is to create a multitasker's dream or an information-overload nightmare: It would let people do things like check their stock prices or peruse their photos, all while watching TV. The notion that the Internet will be the delivery mechanism for TV has been gaining momentum, and the Intel-Yahoo partnership, called the "Widget Channel," reflects the potential.
February 23, 2013 | By Robin Rauzi, Los Angeles Times
As business classes get underway at the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, MBA students open their laptops and professors fire up PowerPoint presentations in many classrooms. In the Executive Mind class, however, professor Jeremy Hunter pulls out decidedly different tools: a brass singing bowl and leather-wrapped mallet. The chimes from three strikes on the bowl quiet the dozen or so students, who have put away smartphones and other devices. They close their eyes.
February 24, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL
In "Undercurrent Events," Judith Ren-Lay uses nine short dance solos to structure an intuitive survey of how women are oppressed and controlled. Presented Saturday at Highways in Santa Monica, the piece incorporates Ren-Lay's eloquent singing as well as her rambling, self-consciously literary text.
April 10, 1994 | RICHARD CROMELIN
ROLLINS BAND "Weight" Imago * * * Dazed by incessant violence, fried from information overload, worn down by the task of living, the characters stumbling through Henry Rollins' songs are easy marks for slick messiahs, false-front entertainers and poets peddling gangster fantasies to fools who end up paying the heavy price.
March 14, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
What: NCAA tournament on the Internet Call it information overload. Just about anything you want to know about the NCAA tournament can be found on the Internet. Go to and you can find Bob Knight's bracket. He has Stanford defeating Florida in the national championship game. He has UCLA making it to the third round and USC losing in the first round to Oklahoma State. Go to http://www.finalfour.
January 4, 2011
SERIES Live to Dance: "American Idol's" Paula Abdul mentors a new batch of contestants on the premiere this talent competition (8 p.m. CBS). The Biggest Loser: The weight-loss competition returns for another go-round (8 p.m. NBC). Nova: The science series journeys to Antarctica to uncover "Secrets Beneath the Ice" (8 and 10 p.m. KOCE). V: The alien-invasion thriller starring Scott Wolf, Elizabeth Mitchell and Morena Baccarin returns (9 p.m. ABC). 16 and Pregnant: This episode catches viewers up with some of the teens featured on the docu-series (10 p.m. MTV)
August 29, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Ticket sales have been far from spectacular, but Ivan Neville says performing at the same Hurricane Katrina anniversary concert tonight as Stevie Wonder is going to be incredible no matter how many people are there. "What an honor," said the New Orleans keyboardist and singer, and son of Neville Brothers singer Aaron Neville. Besides Ivan Neville and Wonder, the lineup for "New Orleans: Rebuilding the Soul of America ...
December 12, 2000 | Norman Kempster
History will recall Monday's hearing as the U.S. Supreme Court's most direct intervention in the process of choosing a president. But for Joseph P. Klock, who argued the case on behalf of the Florida secretary of state, the day likely will be recalled for something far more personal-the ultimate lawyer's nightmare. Klock, a bit player in the legal drama that matched lawyers for Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W.
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