| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Ask Tom Riley what he enjoys most about playing a young Leonardo da Vinci in "Da Vinci's Demons" and he doesn't say the sword-fighting or the inventions or the romance—but his answer includes all those things.
"Oh man, the unexpected, the not...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St. in Springfield, Mass., presents “Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City,” an exhibit of work in the steampunk aesthetic, from Saturday, March 22, until Sunday, Sept. 28. The opening reception...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2014
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.
The son of a second-generation orange grower,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:30 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions.
Use of such business-method patents has...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Silicon Valley-based Cinequest draws more than 100,000 people and throws a spotlight -- appropriately, given its location -- on the crossroads of new film technology and new films themselves. This year marks the 24th year for the fest, one that...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner highlights the vast gap between the imagined world the broadband industry's critics and the real world in which these companies must compete.
For years, the critics have advocated forcing companies...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel is enticing sweet tooths once again with a new invention. The New York pastry chef has created something called the chocolate chip cookie milk shot.
It's a wonder no one thought of this before. A shot glass made of a...