| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Two years after launching, it appears Siri has finally exited beta mode.
The Apple voice assistant's beta label was removed from the company's website in preparation for its next update, which comes Wednesday as part of the iOS 7 software release....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Despite the growth of Netflix, Amazon.com and other legal channels for watching entertainment online, the volume of pirated movies, TV shows, music, books and video games online continues to grow at a rapid pace.
The amount of bandwidth used for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Mirrorball Madness is back, baby!
They waste no time going straight to the competitive routines after a brief welcome from Tom and Brooke following the opening number.
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd
Brant describes himself as a "single...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Chopin is free.
His freedom -- technically his music's freedom -- comes courtesy of composer Aaron Dunn’s Kickstarter campaign: Raise $75,000 to record the complete works of the 19th century Polish romantic composer and offer them on Dunn’...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The term was invented by the CIA during the Kennedy administration to protect the president. It means the spy agency would withhold information from the president to protect him should their dark dealings become public. In political campaigns, plausible...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:29 PM
The newest partial owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O’Neal, met with Gov. Jerry Brown in the state Capitol on Monday, a meeting that ended with the former Lakers star hoisting the governor’s wife above his head.
But more on that...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
It's easy enough to see Yannis Pappas for free. The Brooklyn-born comedian has performed widely onstage and on TV, but two of his most prolific acts are characters who star in YouTube videos: Greek restaurant owner (and chain-smoking video blogger) Mr....
| Apr 14, 2013
Amazon has purchased the book-oriented social networking site Goodreads for an undisclosed sum. Speculation from Bloomberg Businessweek based on other social media properties (like Instagram and LinkedIn) puts the market price close to $1 billion. Other...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:35 AM
It's "Latin Night" and at the top of the show, Tom tells us the stars will have "a chance to dance for immunity." I do not like that sound of that one little bit.
Mark Ballas is wearing a color-coordinated fedora. Guess how I feel about that. Also, I&...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Although Pier Paolo Pasolini was best known as an Italian filmmaker, he called himself a poet and his Wikipedia entry begins by also describing him as a journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, columnist, actor, painter,...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
As a resident of the city for more than 37 years, Nick Berkuta has waited a long time to receive the distinction of being chosen La Cañadan of the Year.
But he said at a La Cañada Kiwanis Club ceremony at Descanso Gardens on Wednesday afternoon that his...