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  • Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

    Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture
    When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway. He succeeded. The son of a second-generation orange grower,...
  • Fred Anderson tributes summon his no-limits approach to music

    Fred Anderson tributes summon his no-limits approach to music
    When saxophonist Fred Anderson performed, famously leaning forward a bit, torrents of sound rushed from his horn. The deep-amber tones and craggy lines at the heart of his music summed up a vast swath of jazz history, from the ricocheting bebop tunes of...
  • GDC 2015 returns to San Francisco March 2-6, 2015

    GamerHub.tv The 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world's largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, set an attendance record with more than 24,000 industry professionals at last...
  • Why a Loss for Aereo Wouldn't Threaten Cloud Services

    Aereo, which will fight for its life before the Supreme Court next month, has issued dire warnings that if its TV-streaming service is ruled illegal, it would spell the doom of "cloud-based" services like Dropbox or Google Drive. "If the broadcasters...
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting 'Millions' in FCC Filing

    Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today. They also dismissed critics' objections that the...
  • FCC Chairman Defends Regulatory Moves at NAB Confab

    LAS VEGAS -- FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told broadcasters on Tuesday that they can move from "being the disrupted, to the disruptor," a call for them to pursue innovation even after many have grumbled that the agency is targeting them for regulations...
  • Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents

    Acacia Research seeks to profit from patents
    Matthew Vella certainly doesn't look like a troll. Vella is the regular-guy chief executive of Acacia Research Corp., which calls itself a patent outsource licensing company. The Newport Beach firm links up with inventors who fear that others are...
  • Maryland moves toward innovation [Letter]

    Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed...
  • At Tribeca's New Innovation Week, the Future Is Now

    With its newly launched Innovation Week, the Tribeca Film Festival is calling on coders, gamers, hackers, directors, screenwriters, techies -- and anyone with a story to tell. The fest's latest addition features a series of discussions called Future of...
  • Springfield Re-Imagines Industrial History With A 'Steampunk' Exhibit

    Springfield Re-Imagines Industrial History With A 'Steampunk' Exhibit
    Springfield, Mass., has seen better days. Many industrial cities that boomed during the 19th century are like that. A new exhibit at Springfield Museums turns the timeclock back to the city's Victorian-era glory days and gives that era a bizarre, sci-fi...
  • Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

     Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture
    When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway. He succeeded. The son of a second-generation orange grower,...