August 21, 2008 |
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.
December 23, 2007 |
With so many property listings available online, it might seem easy to find what you're seeking. But much of it is either out of date or incomplete. Entering the fray is CyberHomes.com, a project of Fidelity National that provides much of the data the real estate industry and listing services use on their sites. Taking a cue from the adage that "too much is just enough" information for buyers, Cyberhomes.com head Marty Frame said that the site has about 1.
August 29, 2006 |
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 ...
February 24, 1992 |
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 |
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 |
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 http://www.sandbox.com 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)
January 22, 2012 |
The Fat Years A Novel Chan Koonchung, translated from the Chinese by Michael S. Duke Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 310 pp., $26.95 I've long been partial to E.M. Forster's formulation that the role of fiction - or one of them, anyway - is to suggest a "buzz of implication," a flavor of its time and place more nuanced than history allows. That's because fiction is an art of narrative, of emotion, defined by the singular movements of individuals as they navigate specific corners of the world.