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February 24, 2009 |
A 6-year-old girl died from a head injury after a TV set fell on her at her El Monte home, authorities said Monday. Kimberley Menjivar may have been reaching for something on a dresser Sunday when the bureau tipped forward and the 32-inch TV on top of it slid off and hit her on the head, said Det. David Smith of the El Monte Police Department. A visiting relative sleeping in the bedroom woke up to find Kimberley on the floor with her head injured, Smith said. Kimberley's parents and brother were in the kitchen preparing breakfast at the time.
August 9, 2002 |
Federal regulators on Thursday accelerated the nation's conversion to digital television when it gave manufacturers a 2007 deadline to equip most new sets with tuners that will offer viewers better-quality pictures and enhanced sound. The Federal Communications Commission's vote may raise the price of new TVs, possibly by as much as $200, even for those consumers who don't want digital TV.
December 14, 2012 |
Sometimes silence is the action that speaks louder than words. Addressing the nation this afternoon in the wake of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama was somber but matter-of-fact as he opened his statement, saying he reacted to the news that possibly 30 people, including as many as 20 children, had been killed, "not as a president, but as anybody else would, as a parent. " PHOTOS: Shooting at Connecticut elementary school As he continued his remarks, that became very clear.
November 4, 1989 |
Continuing its manufacturing buildup in the San Diego-Tijuana area, Sony Corp. of America announced Friday that it will invest an additional $100 million in its television plant here so that it can begin making its fast-selling 32-inch color sets here by next summer. Currently, all picture tubes for Sony's 32-inch color TVs sold in the United States are made in Japan, then assembled with consoles made in Tijuana.
October 6, 1995 |
Sony Corp. said Thursday that it is virtually stopping exports of domestically produced television sets and will focus on overseas production. It's a sign of the times for cost-conscious corporate Japan. Sony used to be a huge exporter of Japanese-made television sets when the nation's appliance makers helped equip the world's households with goods made on production lines at home. But the high yen and keen price competition have made overseas production a more attractive option.
March 25, 1998 |
Three giants from the cable television, computer software and banking industries agreed Tuesday to band together in developing a new service that will enable consumers to do their banking through their television sets. The deal, the first of many expected to emerge as companies scramble to take advantage of the convergence of computers and televisions, was struck early Tuesday morning by cable powerhouse Tele-Communications Inc., BankAmerica Corp. and software leader Intuit Corp.
June 10, 2005 |
U.S. regulators Thursday took action to accelerate the transition to digital television by moving up the date by which all new mid-sized TV sets must be able to view the high-quality signals. The Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to move up by four months, to March 1, 2006, a deadline requiring digital reception by all television sets sold in the United States with 25-inch to 35-inch screens. The Consumer Electronics Assn. had asked for the new deadline.
February 8, 1999 |
Sales of flat-panel TVs last year were, well, flat--in part because only a few models were available in selected areas. But this year, they're cropping up everywhere, even in the most rural areas of the country. So what's the skinny on flat panels? Part of a new wave of high-tech TVs hitting the market, flat-panel sets were almost 25 years in the making. They range from 3 to 5 inches deep and 40 to 50 inches wide and weigh 80 to 100 pounds.
June 29, 1993 |
Starting this week, purchasers of new TV sets will have another technological feature available to them: Reading television will be as easy as a flip of the switch. A federal law that takes effect Thursday requires television manufacturers to equip all new sets 13 inches or larger with built-in capability to display captions, or subtitles, if the viewer wants them.
April 18, 1987 |
Most American consumers will hardly notice the tariffs on Japanese imports imposed Friday. Although the tariffs could double the prices of the goods, which include color television sets, power hand tools and small computers, it is likely that the Japanese manufacturers will simply stop shipments here while the sanctions are in effect.