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July 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Say cheese! Nokia is hoping a professional-quality camera will draw customers to pick up its latest smartphone. The Finnish phone-maker on Thursday announced the Lumia 1020, a smartphone that packs a 41-megapixel camera designed to take better pictures than its rivals. For comparison, other phones, including the iPhone and Galaxy S 4, typically have 8- or 12-megapixel sensors for their cameras. PHOTOS: Six things rich tech execs splurge on So what's the benefit of a 41-megapixel camera?
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BUSINESS
July 11, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nokia stole tech headlines Thursday with the unveiling of the Lumia 1020, a smartphone with a 41-megapixel sensor, while Microsoft announced a company restructuring. Nukia unveils Lumia 1020 The Lumia 1020 feature a 41-megapixel camera sensor, which is much more than you'll find on any other smartphone. Nokia says the extra megapixels will make it possible for users to zoom in on photos after they've already been taken and still get a high-quality image. The phone will launch July 26 on AT&T for $299 . Microsoft restructures company, won't focus on Windows CEO Steve Ballmer announced a company reorganization that will shift Microsoft's focus from its Windows operating system to devices and services.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Going to a large sporting event usually means you won't have Internet connection until you leave the stadium, but Los Angeles' Staples Center will no longer have that problem. The arena, which is home to the Lakers, Clippers and the Kings, has been outfitted to provide attendees with free Wi-Fi courtesy of Verizon Wireless. Thursday night's NHL playoff game between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks will be the first time users can try out the building's new wireless network. That means the next time you want to check in on Facebook or Foursquare, send out a tweet about Blake Griffin's monster jam, or publish an Instagram of Kobe Bryant, you won't have to wait until your data network gets unclogged.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nokia unveiled its latest smartphone Tuesday, the shiny but powerful Lumia 925, a variation of its flagship model that will debut with T-Mobile. The Lumia 925 is a silver Windows Phone 8 device with a metal and polycarbonate body. The device is much lighter and thinner than the Lumia 920 and the Lumia 928, the AT&T and Verizon versions of Nokia's flagship smartphone. Nokia said the 16-gigabyte smartphone uses a 1.5-gigahertz, dual-core Snapdragon processor and features an 8.7-megapixel camera that uses Nokia's PureView technology, which is designed to let users take high-quality low-light images and stable action shots.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nokia and Verizon Wireless are teaming up to launch the Lumia 928, a variation of the Finnish phone maker's flagship smartphone. After a few days of teasing users with vague ads like one that ran in a recent issue of Vanity Fair , the company officially announced the expected device Friday morning through a blog post. And as many expected, the Lumia 928 appears to be very similar to the Lumia 920, a phone that launched last year exclusively for AT&T. Nokia said the Lumia 928 features a 4.5-inch OLED HD screen.
BUSINESS
May 7, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nokia is set to announce a new smartphone next week, but it's already begun teasing the device in magazine and alleged billboard advertisements. Last month, the Finnish phone maker sent out invitations for a May 14 event in London where it promised to reveal "what's next" for the company. That set off speculation about what the company might reveal, and many guessed it could be the Lumia 928, a version of its flagship smartphone built for Verizon that could feature one of the most advanced cameras available on smartphones.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Alejandro Sanz doesn't do irony. Earnestness flows like extra-sweet sangria from the Spanish singer-guitarist. Sincerity suffuses his raspy voice, a fine, soulful instrument that he showcased to striking effect during his Wednesday-night concert at the Nokia Theatre. In many of his songs, Sanz is a man alternately liberated by, and imprisoned in, dramatic passions and anguished hopes. This flamenco-tinged belter and multiple Latin Grammy Award winner is one of the few performers alive who could make Neil Diamond sound like David Byrne.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Nokia, taking a chapter right out of Apple's playbook, is sending invitations for a press event that gives only a hint of what it might be about. It's unclear what the Finnish phone maker will unveil at the May 14 event in London, but the invitation gives two clues. It says: "The Nokia Lumia story continues," and in a much harder-to-see text, adds: "See what's next. " Such invites have been an Apple hallmark that often fuels rampant speculation and generates buzz. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 For Nokia's press event, there's already several theories floating around.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013
Passion Pit, best known for its anthemic hits "Sleepyhead" and "Little Secrets," has gained a devoted audience with affection for singer Michael Angelakos' soaring falsetto and gymnastic vocal runs. The band is adept at transforming studio creations into human-centered performances, moving from instrument to instrument throughout its set. Sometimes, the group belts out guitar, bass, drum and synth jams; other times, all the members are on synthesizers. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thurs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
Nothing endears Mexican diva Paquita la del Barrio to her fans more than the knowledge that, like them, she has suffered in life. Despite having recorded more than 30 albums that have sold a collective 20 million copies, Paquita manages to convey the attitude of a woman scorned but still bravely smiling through her smeared mascara. When Paquita belts out a ranchera, then turns to male members of her audience and asks, "Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?," there's an obvious camp value.
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