January 27, 2013 |
For those who follow the Chinese zodiac, the year of the snake begins Feb. 10. People born under this sign are thought to be more likely to be seductive, gregarious, charming, smart, good with money and, at times, a little jealous. The reptiles themselves are beautiful, sometimes dangerous, creatures that have inspired countless designers over the years. Here are some ways to incorporate the symbol of the year into your wardrobe, with no harm done to any living creature. It's hard not to turn heads in Equipment's Sloane crewneck cashmere sweater, $298 from Nordstrom, with its snakeskin print in neon yellow.
November 30, 2012 |
The Apple empire has extended to the baby crib. A new baby name report released this week by BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting information website, shows more parents named their children after Apple-related products in 2012. The name "Apple" was used for at least six girls in 2012, twice as many as in 2011. "Mac," meanwhile, was used for at least 49 boys, up from 25 a year ago. And at least 17 girls were named "Siri" this year, up from 11 last year. "The smart phone may just be the best parenting tool since diapers, and some moms and dads are paying homage to industry leader Apple in their choice of baby names," the baby name report says. The names are calculated based on the 450,000 babies born in 2012 to moms registered with BabyCenter.
April 19, 2012 |
Lost your phone at Coachella? You are not alone. A new study from mobile security company Lookout said there was a 37% spike in the number of people who were searching for a lost phone on the festival grounds and in nearby neighborhoods. What a surprise. A spokeswoman for Lookout said the increase was calculated based on phone locates from Lookout's users in the area surrounding the Coachella venue during last weekend's festival. The company mapped its anonymized data with Foursquare's API and compared the findings with the number of locates happening in the area when Coachella isn't in town.
April 4, 2011 |
Four taps on your smart phone could get you a last-minute deal on a hotel room. That's all it takes, Hotel Tonight estimates, to book one of its same-day hotel offers, currently available only on an iPhone, iPad or iTouch. Upgrades to the free mobile app that kicked in Monday mean more cities to choose from and the ability to add extra nights to a same-day find. For those unfamiliar with Hotel Tonight, the app lists three same-day deals a day in selected cities starting at noon local time.
March 23, 2011 |
Amazon.com Inc. began selling applications for the Google Android smart phone in its new "Appstore" just days after Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit claiming that the digital storefront infringes its "App Store" trademark. Escalating the fight with Apple, Amazon said Tuesday that it was giving away an Android version of a popular game as part of the promotion for the new site. Normally the game, Angry Birds Rio, would sell for 99 cents, just as it does in Apple's iTunes App Store. The move was seen as a challenge to Google Inc.'s Android Marketplace for apps that run on smart phones and tablets using the Android operating system.
March 23, 2011 |
Broadcom Corp., looking to widen its lineup of chips that handle smart phone data traffic, will acquire Israel-based Provigent for $313 million. Chips made by Provigent transmit data over microwave radio links from cell towers to the backbone network that carries the bulk of Internet data. Chips made by Irvine-based Broadcom carry the data via fiber optic lines from the towers to the backbone network. "We have a portion of the solution and Provigent has a portion of the solution," said Rajiv Ramaswami, a Broadcom executive vice president.