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Computer Technology

  • Film

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Design an Anti-Zombie Car and The Walking Dead's Creator Robert Kirkman May Build It

    Thanks in part to a Huntington Beach advertising agency, The Walking Dead fans can not only use an app to design their own vehicle to help survive the zombie apocalypse, but if the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman chooses your mock-up, a built-out version will be unveiled by him at October's N ... More >>

  • Film

    July 18, 2013
  • Culture

    June 27, 2013

    App-cessorize Your Wardrobe

    [Trendzilla] Clothia, Stylebook and other apps to help you look your best

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    iPadding Test Scores: UCI Medical Students with Special Tablets Do Better Than Others

    First-year medical students at UC Irvine were give special iPads in 2010 that were loaded with enhanced note-taking and recording capabilities, podcasts of topical lectures and other software to supplement self-learning. Today, those same students are reportedly scoring better on tests than the nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Maury May Be Able to Say, 'You ARE the Father,' Thanks to Smartphone App Developed at UCI

    Pretty soon, the host of syndicated TV's Maury may be able to whip out his smartphone, look at the screen and proclaim, "You are the father!"And if Maury Povich does do that, he'll have computer scientists to thank at UC Irvine, where an Android smartphone app has been developed to store a small amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    New Camera App Translates Chinese Menus

    If you like to go to Chinese restaurants but can't read a lick of Chinese, you'll probably appreciate a new Chinese character translating app called WayGo, which was designed with deciphering food phrases in mind. Using the free download, you point your iPhone's camera at a block of Chinese text, li ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 10, 2013

    Expensive Fish

    [Hey, You!] Hats off to the inventor of the kids' game that tried to rob me blind

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Blizzard Entertainment's Online Accounts Hacked

    If you're playing World of Warcraft on one monitor and Navel Gazing on another, lissen up: You may have been hacked.No, it's not through your favorite alternative newsweekly blog that virtual bogeyman let themselves in but the online accounts of Blizzard Entertainment of Irvine.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    OC Music Awards Announces Launch of iPhone App

    ​The OC Music Awards announced the launch of its free iPhone app today featuring interviews, photos and playlists of bands participating in the nine-week competition. We here at Weekly World Headquarters were rightly hooked by the word "free," and proceeded to tap furiously at the faces of our pho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Inside the Mind of Luis Mijangos, Sextortion Hacker "Mistah X"

    ​January's GQ has a fascinating piece on a fellow who turned up in our crime coverage the past couple years: Luis Mijangos, the so-called "sextortion" hacker out of Santa Ana sentenced Sept. 1 to six years in prison for cyber-terrorism. The 32-year-old undocumented immigrant hacked into dozens of ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 12, 2012

    Mr. Chiizu Makes You Say, 'Cheese!'

    [Trendzilla] IPhone app lets you create your own Japanese-style photo booth

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Three Reasons the Michael Jackson Trial App Feels So Wrong

    ​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 >>

  • Columns

    September 15, 2011

    Getting a Rise Out of Me

    [Hey, You!] After sunset, you should probably keep the Good News to yourself

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    WeedMaps Unveils New Amazon-Friendly Android App

    ​General Cannabis, the Newport Beach company that owns WeedMaps, is celebrating the official launch of a new marijuana-club locating phone application. While WeedMaps has already released I-Tunes and Google Android apps, this latest version is specially designed to work for Amazon-platform Android ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Become a Falling Still Fan to Win an iPad

    ​Remember Falling Still? The band from LA that compared Orange County to the Midwest? Well, they're running a iPad promotion for the next two weeks. Anyone who likes, follows, or shares their Twitter and Facebook pages are automatically entered to win an iPad. The winner will be announced on Aug. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    [UPDATED with Sentencing] Gary A. Shawkey's Trail of Lies Ends in Santa Ana, Where He's Found Guilty of Murdering Partner

    Shawkey​UPDATED, JULY 22, 12:40 P.M.: Today in a Santa Ana courtroom, Gary A. Shawkey received his sentence for murdering a 71-year-old business partner in 2008: life in prison without the chance for parole. The victim was last seen on a boat with Shawkey, leaving Dana Point Harbor. It is believed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    TSA Agents No Longer Get To See You Naked

    Bluefly​Soon, air travel will no longer require passengers to put on a virtual strip show.The Transportation Security Administration announced that over the next few months, full-body scanners at airports nationwide will be upgraded with new software that eliminates "passenger-speci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Kelly Janeth Mejia, Fullerton Cop, Placed on Paid Leave for Alleged Theft of iPad in Miami

    ​Fullerton police officer Kelly Janeth Mejia was arrested last month for allegedly stealing an iPad from another traveler at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Miami International Airport.This week, the six-year veteran of the department was placed on paid administrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2011

    E3 2011: Hands-off Impressions of New Kinect Hardware

    Peter Mai/OC Weekly​Unlike Nintendo and Sony, Microsoft's biggest focus this year is all about software--specifically, software to support the Kinect sensor that was released half a year ago. Although the peripheral sold a world-record amount of units since launch, the amount of games and applicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    [UPDATED with Charges:] Trevor Harwell, Computer Tech, Accused of Using Spyware to Get Images of Naked Female Customers

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 10, 1:11 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) has announced the charges filed against Trevor Timothy Harwell, the 20-year-old computer technician accused of secretly installing spyware on female customers' hard drives to capture images of them naked.The Fullerton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    iPad-Equipped Restaurant Opens Tomorrow in Torrance; Cerritos in the Fall

    ​Our sister blog Squid Ink and other LA food sites have been writing about Stacked for months. The hook of the restaurant is that each table is equipped with an iPad from which you order and customize your burgers, pizzas and salads via dragging the ingredients on Apple's tablet computer. You pay ... More >>

  • Film

    April 21, 2011

    Newport Beach Film Festival: Programmers' Picks!

    A dozen of the finest the fest has to offer

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    WeedMaps Owner Expanding OC Headquarters

    ​No, General Cannabis isn't a Jamaican dancehall singer. It's a Nevada-based technology company that owns Weedmaps.com, CannaCare.com and other medical marijuana related concerns. The company is currently headquartered in Costa Mesa, but according to a press release today, it just moved into new o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Controversy Over Smartphone Apps That List DUI Checkpoints

    The Checkpointer iPhone App ​Accidentally drank too many brewskies and now need to bypass the cops on the dangerous drive home?   There's an app for that. Several of them, actually, including the $4.99 iPhone "Checkpointer" by Baron Zweber, which lists DUI checkpoints in OC. According to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Me Arlene Settle Could Get Stiff Prison Sentence for Role in International Phishing Ring

    ​When federal indictments were announced in the fall of 2009 as part of Operation "Phish Phry," a multinational investigation conducted in the United States and Egypt that led to charges against 100 people, it was hailed as the largest number of defendants ever charged in a cybercrime case. Fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Forget The App, It's A Playable Angry Birds Cake!

    There's SweetSpot Baker's Workshop, where they encourage fun Color-Me-Mine-ing your own cupcake. The gang at Blackmarket Bakery will even get you started with flames or waves, but the finishing touches are at your discretion. And you'll remember Michelle's post on the Angry Birds gingerbread hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    UCI Presentation Explores Designing, Sharing and Customizing Video Games in Your Browser

    ​An academic from Switzerland will be at UC Irvine this afternoon advocating a web-based game-design program aimed at the general public.Navid Ahmadi, who is on the faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano, Switzerland, will present AgentWeb, a first-of-its-kind web-based game design and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system. What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you weren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generator (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system. What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you weren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generator (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​Don't know about you, but we got pretty attached to the Captcha commenting system.  What started out as merely a utilitarian tool to make you prove that you aren't some bot trying to sell us UGG boots actually kind of grew on us.But now, Captcha--otherwise known as the Wavy Band Name Generat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    [UPDATE] Three Things You Didn't Know About the 'Tron: Legacy' Soundtrack

    ​The whole interview is up on KCRW.com. Listen to it here. "Solar Sailer," an instrumental track, will be offered today only as a free download.Last Saturday in Santa Monica, California, Disney unveiled parts of the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. Five of the 22 tracks were previewed, and director Jose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Ten Hilarious Anti-Piracy Methods for Video Games

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Video Game Lecture Wades Into Walden Pond

    Walden, a game about the experience of author Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, helps demonstrate experimental video game design at a UC Irvine presentation this afternoon.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Are You Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Into Computer Game Platforms?

    ​"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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Dance Music Pick of the Week: Joris Voorn at Code

    Krijin van Noordwijk​Once every few years a game-changing album will accelerate the evolution of electronic dance music. The Prodigy added punk rock aggression to the scene in 1992 (Experience), the Chemical Brothers became the Beatles of club-land in 1995 (Exit Planet Dust) and Moby introduced th ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Welcome to Agrestic, errrrr, Orange County

     When did Showtime's Weeds, which is set in Valencia or Calabasas or Santa Clarita or Stevenson Ranch or Gorman or wherever the hell it is, spring up in Orange County? It's sure seeming very Agrestic-like based on two police incidents mere hours apart Wednesday.First, cops started going door-to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Pardon Our Digital Dust

    So our website has changed quite a bit. Many of the differences are intentional. Some of the others are, um, not. If you're having problems using our online article archive search feature, or if you click through on a link and it takes you nowhere, it's not you. It's us. Our crack development team ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Aural Reports

    Debutante Squall: Millionaires' naughty intentions and catchy electro pay dividends

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2007

    Earth to Sol-T

    Listen, buddy. Nominating yourself for "best local hip-hop artist" on our online poll DOZENS of times ain't gonna get you a place in print. So quit spamming my inbox. Besides, aren't you from...Los Angeles? Which makes the nomination, y'know, moot. UPDATE: Sol-T's people tell us that page was outd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Beach Break: Send in the Clowns - Eventually

    On the corner of Pine Avenue and Shoreline Drive in downtown Long Beach hangs a banner. It says "COMING SOON." and it's been hanging for years from what is supposed to be the newest Laugh Factory at the Pike at Rainbow Harbor. A November 2003 article in the Long Beach Press Telegram celebrated th ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2006

    Fire Bomb

    Ford limps and wheezes through his latest action thriller, Firewall

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Insta-Feedback to the New Website

    The names have been withheld to protect our incense. Your Favorite Time-Waster's answers--not that anyone asked for them--appear in groovy italics: Where did the link to the personals.ocweekly go on the home page? http://personals.ocweekly.com With the new website format instituted today, WHAT ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 15, 2005

    Trendzilla

    Keeping the Swiss safe

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    The Danger of Google History in a Time of War

    Or Dennis Prager called me a liar

  • Music

    August 22, 2002
  • Culture

    July 19, 2001

    By Any Means Necessary

    Finding new, free music without Napster

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Making Copies

    The menace threatening the global entertainment industry? Linux users!?

  • News

    December 24, 1998
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