UPDATE, 6 P.M.: After a flurry of online outrage, Disney has decided to no longer pursue a trademark on "Dia de los Muertos."
*Lawsuit: Disneyland Employee Dressed as White Rabbit Refused to Hug Black Child
*Disneyland and AIDS Charity Sued for Darth Vader Swinging at Bird But Hitting Lad ... More >>
Irvine Police are investigating a recent iPad theft where the victim is a man who said he hired an escort through backpage.com and the alleged thief is a woman who was accompanied by two men wielding pepper spray. The now iPad-less one also claims the unthinkable: the "Ashley" who came to his apartm ... More >>
See update at the end of this post.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 1, 6:34 A.M.: Heal the Bay's Beach Report Card unveiled last week showed 94 percent of Orange County beaches received A and B grades for water
quality during dry weather last summer, while a still-respectable 87 percent got A's and
B's in the ... More >>
Have you downloaded it yet?You know how we're doing all these Ten Great lists of different local faves (pizza, tacos, etc.) under the "Best of Best of Best of!" category? It's for more than cheap hits--we're slowly trotting out our Best Of . . . app for smart phones and the like, which group toge ... More >>
Gateway Inc., which was founded in 1985 in Sioux City, Iowa (thus the cow logo), was flying high by 1991, with some believing it was poised to become the biggest and most popular personal computer maker in the world. But after a dodgy retail store strategy, the dot-com bust and moves to North Sou ... More >>
So yes, there is such as thing as a Michael Jackson Doctor Trial App, a mini "media center for the iPhone and iPad and Android devices." Released by Fox Television Stations, the app includes live video of the trial proceedings, recorded local news segments, photo galleries and biographies of thos ... More >>
You're sitting there at the side of the road with another slack-jawed driver you've just engaged in a fender bender. Time was, you'd fumble for paper and pen and switch names and digits with the other bumper carsman for insurance deductible considerations to be figured out later. But now, a Newpo ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 2, 11:04 A.M.: Two victims of Luis Mijangos hacking into dozens of computers to obtain personal data--and in some
cases demanding sexually explicit videos from female victims in exchange
for not distributing other images--spoke at the undocumented immigrant's sentencing."During to ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 28, 2 P.M.: Sentences totaling 13 years for convictions in two cases have been given to Kenneth Joseph Lucas II, the "kingpin" of an international "phishing" operation that used spam e-mails and
bogus websites to collect personal information used to defraud
The 27- ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 22, 4:46 P.M.: Santa Ana's Luis Mijangos, who had previously pleaded not guilty to 16 federal charges, pleaded guilty Monday to two federal counts related to his tricking about 230 people into downloading a virus that allowed him to hack into their computers, and then extort from th ... More >>
In Tom Coburn's just-released "Wastebook 2010," an 85-page tirade on what the U.S. senator believes are the year's 100 most outrageous uses of tax dollars, UC Irvine's $3 million research of World of Warcraft and other games comes in at No. 6. "Most people have to work for a l ... More >>
After losing a ruling in Orange County Superior Court, the Sierra Club is turning to the
California Court of Appeal in an attempt to win no- or low-cost access to the County of Orange's Landbase parcel map system, which the public must currently pay thousands of dollars to get to.The lower court ... More >>
UPDATE: Luis Mijangos pleaded not guilty today to 16 federal charges, including conspiracy, mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, extortion, wiretapping and other counts. U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick in downtown Los Angeles set an Aug. 9 status conference in the case.In the Marvel Comic ... More >>
For as long as video games have existed, there have been people who try to find ways to play them without paying for it. These software pirates use a variety of techniques to steal games, from something as simple as burning a CD to the complicated method of hacking into a console.In response, game p ... More >>
After a six-month FBI investigation into his alleged hacking, a 31-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested today on federal extortion charges that he hacked
into dozens of computers, obtained personal data about people using the
computers, and then demanded sexually explicit videos from girls and w ... More >>
dave77459/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0Not the new Apple iPadThe Apple iPad comes out in two days! Excited? Or do you like bacon more than newfangled tablet computer technology? Let your voice be heard at iPadBacon.com, which asks the all important question: which do you prefer, the iPad or fatty, salty, sm ... More >>
"Think Inside the Box: Platform Studies" is the topic of the next
Center for Computer Games and Virtual Worlds Speakers Series
presentation Friday at UC Irvine.Panelists are: Ian Bogost, associate professor of Literature, Communication and Culture at Georgia Institute of Technology; Nick Mon ... More >>
No, not that kind of fish fry.
Congratulations, Orange County! Some of your residents were among today's arrestees in the largest cyber crime case of its kind.
"Operation Phish Phry," the first joint cyber investigation between Egyptian law enforcement authorities and United States of ... More >>
Correction: Before you read further, the video and description of the Coachella iPhone App below is NOT THE FREE ONE. This program is not affiliated with the festival. The FREE App, written by Dave Bullock has a few specific differences:1) The official Coachella App is FREE, the program below costs ... More >>
Today at ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona's federal corruption trial, prosecutor Brett Sagel introduced the following inflammatory excerpt of a secretly recorded July 7, 2007, conversation between then-Sheriff Carona and Don Haidl, who had served as assistant sheriff.
At the time of the conver ... More >>
If your plan for getting your taxes done before the looming deadline involves using Turbo Tax's online service, you may want to reconsider. According to NBC 4 in Washington D.C., a customer wanting to check her tax info Turbo-ly, discovered something big and bad by accident. ""I knew immediately ... More >>
I get by with a little help from my friends. Got a note from one of 'em today, in fact, a patriot hard at work supporting our troops.
[Dear Navy Customer],
On Friday we discussed pushing the Dev. updates from February to the [Server of Imminent Doom]. As you know, these updates broke the Dev. serve ... More >>
Following that last thrilling post, we went into our Askimet spam folder to delete all 156 pieces of crap that acquired in there since yesterday. We do that so there is no way you, the home viewer, will be exposed to unwanted (and unpaid for) advertising. That's just a service we provide. 'Cause tha ... More >>