| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:40 PM
"Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Vocalist and pianist Michael Feinstein took over as music director and principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops on June 1; the five-time Grammy-nominated performer had never conducted an orchestra before. As Feinstein’s debut season is about to come...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
That was fast.
This summer was the first time portable music players finally went really high end, thanks to Astell&Kern, a South Korean audio outfit.
The AK 100 and it’s big brother AK 120, which came out in time for a hi-def Fourth of July,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the spirit of musical independence this Fourth, may I propose two effective, if buggy, tools for liberation? One is an iPod slayer. The other is an anti-iPod. The former plays music despite its many software bugs. The latter entices you into the...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Tropicana Las Vegas has reclaimed its elite status on the Strip thanks to a recently completed $180-million comprehensive transformation. In addition to offering an array of new or upgraded amenities and exciting new entertainment options, the Trop...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The opening of the Octavius Tower — the sixth at Caesars Palace — wraps up the hotel’s $860 million renaissance. The opulent Octavius guest rooms — the smallest of which is still a respectable 550 square feet — are decked out...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In Oakland, news helicopters began rumbling overhead by 4 a.m. Monday, assessing the mounting congestion on the tangle of freeways that feed the Bay Bridge because of the BART strike.
Manu Sidhu, a 30-year-old research associate at UC San Francisco,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Apple released the second version of iOS 7 beta Monday, bringing the new operating system to developer's iPads for the first time.
The Cupertino, Calif., tech company unveiled iOS 7, its next mobile operating system, this month and made it available...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The morning commute was like any other — almost. As cars flew by on the northbound 710, I hit "play" on my iPod and a melody swept over me. Rush hour melted away.
"Ah-vey, ah-vey, veh-room corrrr-pooose," the choir began. The Latin words open "Ave...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The world of tech is known for its ingenious inventions, but sometimes, it's flops are even more memorable.
From Google to Twitter to Microsoft, every major player in the tech industry has at one point or another also invented and released a gadget so...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Apple's next mobile operating system, iOS 7, was unveiled Monday and will be available to the public in the fall. But will your mobile device be able to use it?
The new operating system -- built for the company's line of iPhones, iPads and iPod...