August 15, 2013 |
Finding a perfect -- or even almost perfect -- foundation match for your skin can be quite a challenge. As writer Alene Dawson pointed out in an article for the Los Angeles Times earlier this year, it can be "downright scary. " Dawson wrote about advances in making foundations that more closely mimic the skin and she also mentioned the new Sephora + Pantone Color IQ system that uses a handheld device to scan the skin, assign a Pantone skin tone number and direct the customer to products that should be just right.
February 5, 2013 |
The Irish government was enmeshed in a harsh system of laundries run by Catholic nuns, where women and girls worked behind locked doors without pay, according to a fact-finding report released Tuesday. More than 10,000 women labored in the infamous Magdalen laundries from 1922 to 1996, a government committee said in the lengthy report. Women and girls landed in the workhouses for a long list of reasons. Some were placed there by Irish courts, some by reform schools, some after being rejected by their foster parents, others after being abused or left homeless.
November 19, 2012 |
Apple's next Mac operating system will look even more like its iPhones and iPads by integrating Siri and Apple Maps, according to a report. Nine to 5 Mac 's Mark Gurman reports that his sources say an early test version of the Mac OS X 10.9 operating system includes Siri, Apple's voice assistant feature. Sources tell Gurman that the feature runs similarly to how it does on the iPad. If Siri is integrated into the next Mac operating system, however, there is a chance Apple may not support the feature in its older generation of computers, the report speculates.
August 24, 1986
In John Lawrence's Aug. 10 column ("Computers Are Running Us, Not Vice Versa"), he complains that computers are making life too complicated, using the example of a harried Sears cashier who has to press 41 correct keystrokes for a single transaction. Perhaps I should update the tired maxim "Computers don't make mistakes, people do" to make it read: "Idiots write stupid programs." It appears that the transaction system at Sears was either designed by committee or by a careless technician with little insight into the daily routine of the cashiers.
July 19, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders from both parties are pressing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address newly raised questions about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly biological attacks. In letters issued Thursday and last week, the leaders said their questions were prompted by a July 8 Los Angeles Times article that identified repeated shortcomings in BioWatch's performance, including dozens of false alarms that signaled apparent terrorist attacks when none had occurred.
July 22, 2013 |
The Lakers wrapped up summer league Saturday with an 83-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Forward Marcus Landry finished as the Lakers' leading scorer at 15.2 points a game, playing for summer league coach Dan D'Antoni. "I've shown what I'm capable of doing and doing it in a system, that's a wonderful system," said Landry after the loss. "It's proven that the system works, if you stick with it. " The 6-foot-7 Landry played for Coach Mike D'Antoni in New York for the Knicks during the 2009-10 season before a trade sent him to the Boston Celtics with guard Nate Robinson.