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Substance Tops Style At CES’ Global Technology Marketplace

Substance Tops Style At CES’ Global Technology Marketplace

January 12, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) LAS VEGAS — Sandy Liang mans a little booth at the Westgate Hotel convention hall in Las Vegas. Dressed sharply in a navy suit, he sits around trying to look busy. He plays with his smartphone. He twiddles a pen. He flicks through the leaflets he hands out all...

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

January 12, 2015


Filed under Technology, Video Games

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS _When people think of virtual reality, they think games. Put on a helmet where VR systems are being demonstrated, and chances are you'll be immersed in a video game. Here you are in a spaceship cockpit. Now you're driving a race car. Oh, look, you're dodging...

Sound Advice: Earphones Good For Running

Sound Advice: Earphones Good For Running

January 11, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Don Lindich Tribune News Service (TNS) Q: I need some headphones or earphones to use while I run, preferably something that stays in my ear and sounds good. Bluetooth would be nice, but not 100 percent necessary. —Robert S., Willoughby, Ohio A: I recently tested two models recently that take...

Aereo Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Aereo Files For Bankruptcy Protection

January 11, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) Aereo Inc., the online video streaming service backed by businessman and Television Hall of Fame member Barry Diller, filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday night, five months after an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling. The service had allowed subscribers to wat...

Troy Baker Talks ‘Call Of Duty’ And ‘Far Cry 4’

Troy Baker Talks ‘Call Of Duty’ And ‘Far Cry 4’

December 4, 2014


Filed under Video Games

By John Gaudiosi GamerHub.tv (TNS) Veteran video game actor Troy Baker is starring in most of the biggest blockbusters on store shelves this Christmas, including Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s “LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham” and “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.” Baker talks abou...

NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

December 2, 2014


Filed under Television

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) BETHPAGE, N.Y. — In a soundstage on a particularly desolate patch of Long Island, Allison Williams is dangling in the dark from a 25-foot harness. The “Girls” star floats stealthily above a brightly lighted bedroom where a make-believe family belts...

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Creates Fun For The Entire Family

December 2, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) From their first appearance in “Madagascar,” Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico have been committing grand theft scene stealing. The four lovable, military-minded penguins became an instant fan favorite with their can-do attitudes. Finally, the Penguins ...

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

15 New Films You’ll Want To See This December

December 2, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Steven Rea The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) Nazis! Ghouls! Orcs! Kim Jong-un! Creepy hunters with sexist leers! What would the holiday movie season be without them? It’s the rush to the finish line, and the start of serious campaigning for awards season kudos, as 15-odd titles make their way to ...

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

December 2, 2014


Filed under Music, Television

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) You could forgive Mary Crosby if she never wanted to hear “White Christmas” again. The most popular single in recording history was the signature hit for her father, Bing Crosby, and has become as tied to the holiday season as Santa Claus and fruitca...

At 4 a.m., Cable’s Adult Swim Network Is A Beautiful, Twisted Work Of Art

At 4 a.m., Cable’s Adult Swim Network Is A Beautiful, Twisted Work Of Art

November 28, 2014


Filed under Television

By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS) One of the qualities of life that makes it delightful is that, except in stuff like chemical reactions and laws of motion, it proves itself again and again beyond our power to predict. Popular culture, especially, is full of things nobody knows they want unt...

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

November 26, 2014


Filed under Television

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The Disney Television Animation wing has become a force in the cartoon world with the creation of shows such as “Sophia the First,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and “Phineas and Ferb.” It’s been an impressive rise over the pa...

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

November 25, 2014


Filed under Healthy Living

By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times (MCT) If you have trouble swallowing pills, it’s not your fault. You’ve just been doing it wrong. And now a group of German experts is ready to show you a better way. Two ways, in fact. The first is the “pop-bottle method,” and it makes tablets go down wi...

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