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December 17, 1993 | From Associated Press
Phone companies are developing video services, cable companies are planning phone services and game companies are preparing to broadcast. Amid all the chaos, one fact is clear: They must work together if they are to survive. According to Video Magazine, developments in computer compression technology have allowed video, audio and text to be fused in innovative products that will link all video-related industries. This will revolutionize the way the public gets its information and entertainment.
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SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- C.J. Wilson, who likes to be on the cutting edge with his training techniques, is using new video technology this spring in an effort to sharpen his delivery. The Angels left-hander has been taking footage from practice on GoPro cameras that can be mounted to himself, a batter, a catcher, or even on a drone-like flying device that can hover several feet over his head. “It has a Bluetooth function so you can literally stand there with an iPad and watch playback of the video instantly,” said Wilson, who demonstrated the system after Monday morning's workout.
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NEWS
January 27, 2005
The London Evening Standard called it "startling, thrilling and a brand new artistic expression." The Guardian called it "a kind of sci-fi apocalypse." Wayne McGregor simply calls it "Nemesis," and he should know: He choreographed this 70-minute contemporary showpiece for his Random Dance company to an original rock score by Scanner (performed live), also enlisting video artists Ravi Deepres and hardware from Jim Henson's Creature Workshop. Don't expect a linear plot.
SPORTS
December 27, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren went through Friday's Rose Bowl media session wearing Goggle Glass. "It's my my way of paying homage to Nerd Nation," he said, adding, "Our relationship with Google is obviously very strong and I'm the tech member of our staff. "I'm the guy that wants to unwrap toys like this on Christmas. " Bloomgren said he could envision the practical application of the video technology eventually making its was onto the field. In the meantime, he is game-planning for a Michigan State defense ranked No. 1 in major college football.
BUSINESS
October 18, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
The latest in digital video technology and demonstrations of its business and Internet applications will be presented at the Digital Video Conference & Exposition beginning today in Long Beach. On display at more than 60 exhibitor booths will be examples of current technology in broadcast video, Web video, 2-D and 3-D graphics and animation. Part of the conference will include a so-called Web video boot camp designed to teach participants how to create videos for the Internet.
NEWS
February 24, 1995 | BARBARA BRONSON GRAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Barbara Bronson Gray is a regular contributor to The Times
Francine Brandt had just been told that an old filling in a back molar needed to be replaced by a crown. At first, the procedure sounded to her like something she could put off. But when her Sherman Oaks dentist, Craig Hirasawa, showed her the tooth on a 13-inch color video screen, she could tell the work had to be done. "The video picture gives you a much better idea of the scale and the need," said Brandt, 44, of Sherman Oaks.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1994 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic.
In a well-known 1974 videotape, artist Hermine Freed neatly inserted herself into the grand European tradition of painting. Costumed as everything from a Renaissance Madonna to an anonymous woman in Cubist brown, and calling upon various technical sleights of hand available in a television studio, she maneuvered pictures of herself into reproductions of famous paintings.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A Santa Clara County judge awarded a Hong Kong conglomerate a $2.8-billion judgment against a Fremont, Calif., video technology company after its founder gave false testimony and failed to appear for court-ordered proceedings. Superior Court Judge Jack Komar awarded the judgment Wednesday to New World TMT, a unit of New World Development Co.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Video technology has brought a new method of place-dropping: VidiCards. Instead of the traditional "wish you were here" post cards, travelers can now send the folks back home custom-made travel videos. In addition to a personalized message from the passenger, the tapes show on-board activities and shore excursions. They're produced aboard American Hawaii Cruises' SS Independence and SS Constitution by VideoCard Productions of Honolulu and cost $39.95.
TRAVEL
May 25, 1997
I have just completed 14 hours of international air travel, and I am very upset because I am deaf and the brand-new Boeing 777 plane's seat video displays do not include closed captioning. My hearing husband was upset too. As soon as I got back, I called the airline to demand an explanation. They told me the screens were too small to include captioning. Bull! Commercials shown included small-print type, and those were clearly readable. They could have also developed a screen enlarger for use by deaf passengers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Romola Garai, who starred in the period newsroom thriller "The Hour" - a hit British import that on BBC America was also one of the highlight's of last year's American television - is the star as well of the four-hour BBC miniseries "The Crimson Petal and the White. " Playing here Monday and Tuesday on Encore, it is not "The Hour," but it is full of Romola Garai, an actress in whom strength and sensuality are inextricably mixed. Garai plays Sugar, a brainy prostitute and local legend in Victorian London, working in the house of the pinched Mrs. Castaway (Gillian Anderson, who has let herself be made to look something like a well-dressed pterodactyl)
BUSINESS
May 3, 2011 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Dish Network Corp. and its former EchoStar division agreed to pay TiVo $500 million to settle a long-running patent dispute involving digital video recorder technology. Under terms of the settlement, Dish Network and EchoStar Corp. will make an initial payment of $300 million, and then make six equal payments of $33 million through 2017. The companies agreed to dismiss any litigation connected with the matter. "There have been all kinds of questions and uncertainty as to whether our intellectual property had any real value," said TiVo Chief Executive Tom Rogers.
OPINION
August 31, 2010
Fan of technology Re "Makeover! Video chats go professional," Business, Aug. 26 I'm amused by one professional's description of video chats being used primarily by the "under 35-year-old" set. I'm a grandmother who's been using Skype for almost two years to talk to family members in Hong Kong. We've watched the grandchildren open our Christmas presents and gotten a firsthand look at their new apartment. I've praised this technology to a number of friends my age. You don't have to be a tech geek to use it, either.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2010 | By Alex Pham and Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times
After taking over the big screen, 3-D is poised to hit the small screen via video games. Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co. presented dueling versions of 3-D gaming Tuesday at the opening of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, where attendance was expected to reach 45,000. Both companies are investing heavily in 3-D video game technology to drive the next wave of consumer spending in an industry that generates roughly $45 billion in sales worldwide. Sony showed off a number of game titles it hopes will prompt players to don glasses and enter the third dimension, including Gran Turismo 5, a much-anticipated racing game debuting Nov. 2, and Killzone 3, an adrenaline-soaked shooting game that is due out in February.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
.— On a blustery January morning, Michel Laprise found himself in a private conference room within Microsoft Corp.'s labyrinthine campus here, surrounded by 15 of the company's sharpest analytical thinkers. Laprise started his presentation by dumping a pail full of sand on top the conference table, alarming executives who worried about the wiring embedded in the table for PowerPoint presentations and technology demos. Armed with three rocks, a small wooden elephant and a flashlight, he spent an hour weaving a tale of a boy on a quest to locate meteors that have fallen from the sky and to uncover their meaning.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2009 | Associated Press
A federal court Tuesday ordered Dish Network Corp. to pay TiVo Inc. $103 million plus interest in damages for using a modified digital video recorder technology that it found to be in violation of TiVo's patent. U.S. District Judge David Folsom, of the Eastern District of Texas, found Dish, formerly EchoStar, to be in contempt of a permanent injunction on TiVo's DVR Time Warp technology, which lets viewers pause, rewind and fast-forward live shows.
SPORTS
June 24, 2002 | From Associated Press
Despite admitting there have been refereeing mistakes, FIFA, soccer's world governing body, reiterated Sunday that video replays would not be used to help settle disputes. But some kind of video technology might be used in the future as a way to determine whether the ball crossed the goal line, FIFA spokesman Keith Cooper said. "No doubt as technology moves on, the pressure for adopting some kind of video technology will increase," he said.
SPORTS
December 27, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren went through Friday's Rose Bowl media session wearing Goggle Glass. "It's my my way of paying homage to Nerd Nation," he said, adding, "Our relationship with Google is obviously very strong and I'm the tech member of our staff. "I'm the guy that wants to unwrap toys like this on Christmas. " Bloomgren said he could envision the practical application of the video technology eventually making its was onto the field. In the meantime, he is game-planning for a Michigan State defense ranked No. 1 in major college football.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A Santa Clara County judge awarded a Hong Kong conglomerate a $2.8-billion judgment against a Fremont, Calif., video technology company after its founder gave false testimony and failed to appear for court-ordered proceedings. Superior Court Judge Jack Komar awarded the judgment Wednesday to New World TMT, a unit of New World Development Co.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
Sony Corp. roiled the consumer electronics and video game industries Wednesday by pushing back the worldwide launch of its highly anticipated PlayStation 3 to November. The delay is more than just a bummer to video game enthusiasts; it virtually guarantees consumer confusion as Hollywood prepares to release the next generation of DVDs in competing and incompatible formats. Problems with PlayStation may also hamper Sony's ambitious corporate restructuring.
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