August 22, 2013 |
People of America, Tina Fey needs your help. The woman otherwise known as Liz Lemon paid a visit to “Late Show With David Letterman,” where she gave viewers a glimpse into her post-“30 Rock” life which, she joked, consists mostly of going to her new Manhattan office and making toast. But Fey's pleasantly uneventful daily routine was shaken up recently when her office was burglarized, with a devious furniture mover (allegedly) stealing a computer full of her ideas for new TV shows.
July 10, 2013 |
Google Chromebook laptops may be finally catching on and there are a few good reasons. The computers, which run Google's Chrome OS software, accounted for 20% to 25% of all laptops sold for less than $300 in the U.S. in the last eight months, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. A year ago, Chromebook's market share was insignificant, according to NPD Group. But that started to change late last year when a new wave of the Google computers started coming out along with a new marketing campaign . PHOTOS: Rare and vintage auctioned Apple items A Samsung-made Chromebook is currently the top-selling laptop on Amazon.com . Why are people buying Chromebooks?
June 17, 2013 |
Google has teamed up with Wal-Mart and several other major retail partners to sell the company's Chromebook laptops at their stores. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Chromebook laptops will now be sold at more than 6,600 stores, or three times as many stores as before. Wal-Mart began selling the Acer C7 $199 Chromebook at 2,800 of its stores Monday. PHOTOS: Top music subscription services This weekend, Google will also add Staples into the mix. The office supply retailer will sell Chromebook laptops from Samsung, Acer and HP at all of its more than 1,500 stores and through its website.
June 10, 2013 |
Apple will bring iBooks to laptops and desktops, it announced in the keynote of its Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday in San Francisco. Since the launch of the iBookstore in 2010, iBooks has only been available as an app. The complete iBooks marketplace, 1.8-million titles, will be available to users on Apple laptops and desktops using its OS X operating system. Any books that you have previously purchased will be available on your laptop or desktop, reports the Next Web. With the move, Apple makes a direct appeal to student users.
May 28, 2013 |
Going beyond previous estimates, market research firm IDC said it expects that tablet computers will outsell laptops this year. Tablets were already on pace to beat sales of desktop computers: By 2015, IDC said, tablets will have more market share than the entire traditional PC market. "Tablets surpassing portables in 2013, and total PCs in 2015, marks a significant change in consumer attitudes about compute devices and the applications and ecosystems that power them,” said Ryan Reith, program manager for IDC's Mobility Trackers.
May 26, 2013 |
It happened, as crises do, without warning. I was doing something essential, like trolling online for better and deeply discounted kitchen knives, when suddenly the image on my laptop went from hi-res to out-of-register. Most of the color fell away and a grim message appeared: My computer was having a problem, as though I hadn't noticed; I should wait a minute and try to turn it on again. An hour later I was on the street in front of the Apple store, laptop-less. The fellow at the Genius Bar could tell that the video card wasn't working but couldn't fix it. At the ripe old age of 6, this was a "vintage" computer that required a trip to the central repair facility, where they keep antique parts.
April 18, 2013
Now that anyone with a laptop can make decently epic soundscapes, how will Sigur Rós keep its lead? On "Valtari," it does it by using all its usual tricks, but in even more evocative and expert ways. On "Valtari" it's back to the essentials: oceanic buildups, flickers of treated orchestras and falsetto vocal lines that yank heartstrings, even though you know exactly when they're coming. Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara. 7 p.m. Fri. $40.50-$55.50. sbbowl.com .
March 28, 2013 |
Dan McCleary is one of the finest figure painters working today. Since 2010 he has also directed Art Division, an after school arts program for young adults. Now he is showing with Javier Carrillo and Emmanuel Galvez, talented former students at Art Division. Their recent paintings begin with a stylistic clarity and precision familiar from their teacher's example, while wholly transforming his precedent in distinctive ways. McCleary's three large genre paintings at Craig Krull depict simple scenes.
March 21, 2013
Eric Woodhead's music as Doldrums is a product of its times — skittish laptop electronica made from diced up samples and woozy, vibey synthesizers. But he's got a bit of pop streak that cuts through the digital fog. Bootleg Bar, 2220 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri., $10. Foldsilverlake.com .
March 5, 2013 |
Researchers believe that someday, doctors may be able to use specially-equipped laptops and smartphones to figure out if sudden-onset dizziness in patients is the result of a stroke, or of a (more likely) benign disturbance in the inner ear. If scientists can prove that the technology works dependably, said Johns Hopkins neurologist and ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. David Newman-Toker, the devices could potentially prevent 100,000 misdiagnosed strokes every year by augmenting the methods emergency rooms currently use to figure out what's going on. The machines could also save money, by reducing the number of expensive CT scans given to patients.