| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The push to bring technology into cars is a slow crawl for many automakers, particularly because of one wrenching issue that has come up in nearly every discussion at the L.A. Auto Show: distracted driving.
“It’s very important to get that...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Academic and author Noam Chomsky is a creative but very structural thinker, stringing ideas together like dominoes. One thought progresses to the next, carefully placed with a logic and precision born of years of linguistics analysis shoring up each one....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Computer pioneer Willis Ware saw the future, and it worried him.
In 1966, Ware, who worked as an engineer at Rand Corp., foresaw not only the omnipresence of personal computers, but also social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
"The computer will...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
German graphic designer Benedikt Gross was flying into Los Angeles for the first time when he gazed out the jetliner's window and was mesmerized by the hundreds of shimmering blue swimming pools tiling the landscape below.
The image of all those...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:21 AM
A recent survey of every swimming pool in the Los Angeles Basin found that Beverly Hills has the most pools and Watts has none.
The digital analysis called the "Big Atlas of L.A. Pools" fills 6,000 pages in 74 printed volumes.
It concludes that the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:23 AM
How to deal with boredom at the table and long waits for the check while dining out? Applebee’s is betting on 100,000 tablets.
The casual dining chain is planning to install the technology at every table and many bars at its more than 1,800...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Just as victory has many fathers, great events often have many birthdays. We choose Oct. 29, 1969, as Day One of the Internet (which would make it 44 years old today) for a good reason. That was when the very first message moved between the first two...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media.
Answer: about two nanoseconds....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Stop what you are doing and try saying this 10 times fast: "pad kid poured curd pulled cod."
Feeling tongue tied? You should. You just tried what might be one of the trickiest tongue twisters ever devised.
In a recent study, a research team found that...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Facing the nearly floor-to-ceiling windows in their office, Rajiv Maheswaran and Yu-Han Chang can catch a glimpse of Staples Center.
To see the future of the NBA they only have to swivel their heads. Whiteboards inside their office are filled with...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:54 AM
WASHINGTON -- Lael Brainard, the Treasury department's top official in dealing with global financial issues, will step down this week amid speculation she could be nominated to the Federal Reserve Board.
Brainard has served as undersecretary for...