See the update on Page 2 with more about the suspect--and an apology--followed by tips to avoid becoming a sextortion victim. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 26, 1:57 P.M.: Remember Luis Mijangos, the wheelchair-bound Santa Anan who idolized Marvel Comics superhero Professor X and was convicted of using his a ... More >>
In a new doc, Napster's still playing dumb
By: Jessica HopperAre you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is ... More >>
One reporter goes on a hellish journey to retrieve her $9.99 subscription fee
Well isn't this nice: after spending a couple of years in his Orange lair refraining from day-to-day blogging so he can suck from the government teat he so loves to bash, the reprehensible Matt "Jerbal" Cunningham has decided to reenter the Orange County political blogosphere to blog about my belove ... More >>
Dashboard cameras--they are not just for cops to display crimes and other mayhem anymore (nor to mysteriously malfunction when it's the cops accused of wrongdoing).The YouTube video after the jump shows a recent car crash in Costa Mesa caught by the dash cam of a civilian driving behind.Stick around ... More >>
Among the sights from VidCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center you'll see after the jump are: Wil Wheaton playing a board game; colorful people and plushies on the main convention floor (including those filling two long-ass lines for Charlie McDonnell); boys jousting; girls playing Twister; and ... More >>
Google has hired a former Food Network exec to head a YouTube channel called HUNGRY this summer. Going live on July 2nd, the new offering will feature at least a dozen original programming, which will include, among others, a new series with Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes, a show called Brother ... More >>
Alison Rosen has made many best friends since leaving the OC Weekly newsroom many moons ago--a million, to be precise.A day before her birthday, the writer-broadcaster-Adam Carolla newsgirl, can boast that there have been 1 million downloads of her Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast, which ... More >>
Smosh, iJustine, Meekakitty, Wheezy Waiter and Mystery Guitar Man will be together in one place in Anaheim in early summer. The third annual VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center June 28-30 is also expected to allow 6,000 devotees of online videos to meet and mingle with Alex Day, Charlie McDonnel ... More >>
Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first ... More >>
Yup, Antoine Dodson of ye olde "Bed Intruder Song" fame is back, and he's out to reclaim the lost art form of the slow jam on his song, "Lovesick Lullabye." Featuring another guy big on the Internet, Brent Morgan, it's slick ultra-autotuned fodder, but it's pleasing to the ear and really makes yo ... More >>
Electronic Arts today announced its collaboration with Katy Perry for The Sims. The life-simulation game will feature Perry-themed content and virtual goods such as clothing, hairstyles, props and furniture. The Collector's Edition expansion pack for The Sims 3 Showtime will be out in March.Ste ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyBlizzCon 2011 took place in the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend. As a celebration of some of gaming's most popular franchises, Blizzard used this opportunity to make many announcements of release of new content for their WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo gam ... More >>
According to TMZ, our favorite YouTube sensation Antoine Dodson was arrested in Alabama on Saturday for possessing weed. That's right--weed. He was also arrested for failing to appear on a traffic charge, failing to have insurance and speeding.
Costa Mesa is finally onboard. One week into its top-dollar investment in a communications director and the city of Costa Mesa now has its own (active) Twitter and Facebook accounts. Congratulations, you're now where most of America was in 2008.Okay, that may have been a bit harsh a critique ... More >>
Masahiro Sakurai's TwitterA photo by Kirby creator Masahiro Sakurai shows empty Tokyo streets after the earthquakeWith the death toll rising above 10,000 people, 88,000 people reported missing and the threat of numerous nuclear meltdowns, Japan is facing its worst national catastrophe since World ... More >>
Say what you will about the dingbat Dervaeses of Pasadena, the family that stirred a national controversy when they decided to trademark the terms "urban homstead" and "urban homesteading," but at least they're remaining consistent. They've maintained their innocence from the start, blaming a conspi ... More >>
Here in the goldarn US of A, we argue about Net neutrality, but over in Vietnam, there are citizens struggling just to get access to the Internet. It's like a mass of people who would looooooove dial-up AOL.Help for them is coming from this side of the world--in Washington, D.C., to be precise--w ... More >>
But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?
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 >>
The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline
Detroit Bar.com You may have noticed that Detroit Bar's website has a new look. The background isn't beige anymore, and the information for their shows isn't in a flyer format (in a "cool in 1998" way). Plus, it doesn't take forever to load. The best part? You can share information about the show ... More >>
Seems like a shameless attempt at promoting oneself, but Sherri from Fullerton swears she's not a food blogger:I love you guys, remember when you first printed Shuji as Professor Salt, and have been a groupie of Edwin and Das Ubergeek since they were on the original Chowhound. I'm so glad you got ... More >>
An Irvine technology and accounting services firm recently examined the Internet strategies employed by Orange County's 34 cities and singled out eight for such criteria as best embracing social media, offering greater transparency and increasing citizen access to their government.And the virtual ... More >>
Burnt LumpiaFood bloggers and food trucks form a symbiotic relationship. You'll likely hear about a new food truck from a food blogger before anyone else. Nastassia Johnson and Marvin Gapultos are food bloggers. But they're not content on just writing about food trucks anymore--so they're s ... More >>
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) is "outraged" that Vietnam used malware to illicitly monitor the Internet activity of human rights and democracy activists.
As the Federal Communications Commission meets today to develop some "rules of the road" for the Internet, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Sarah Palin) has thrown up a roadblock.The bitter, defeated presidential nominee today introduced legislation that would block the FCC from creating new "net neutral ... More >>
The food blog network Foodbuzz has come out with the nominations for The Foodbuzz Blog Awards and it's as if the Oscars were actually smart enough to nominate The Dark Knight for Best Picture -- something I can get behind.
Coburn: Ready to blow?With UC Irvine's announcement of the establishment of the Center for Computer Games & Virtual Worlds, you've got to wonder if U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's head is going to explode. At least his virtual noggin must be staining a carpet in some sims world somewhere. The Okla ... More >>
A supporter or two of Brian West--the plastic surgeon whose ups and (mostly) downs, involving his drinking problem and former patients, I've covered in these pages--has now taken to trying to sully mine and Sacramento CBS television reporter Kurtis Ming's names with a comical new blog experiment. Mi ... More >>
He's been all over the radio dial. He's burned through all the local broadcast television channels. Now Poorman is headed for the infinite bandwidth of the World Wide Web. God help us all . . . Newport Beach, CA - January 21, 2009 - Picture Jay Leno meets Loveline meets Wayne's World with the l ... More >>
A telecommunications executive today resigned from his director's seat at Newport Beach-based Mindspeed Technologies to work at the White House as Barack Obama's director of presidential personnel.Obama can thus expect heavy scrutiny from net-neutrality advocates fearful of Donald H. Gips' closeness ... More >>
Extraordinarily popular Santa Monica-based radio station KCRW 89.9 FM is introducing a new cutting-edge media player that, its publicist claims, “will empower online listeners to make KCRW their own.” (Does that mean we have to make the coffee, too?) KCRW’s Director of New Media, Anil Dewan ... More >>
Indie music retail gains momentum online
As online radio faces possible financial doom, Pandora thinks outside the box
Bugged by MySpaces clutter and limitations, some musicians are turning to smaller, artist-friendly alternatives
Tonight we're going to be blogging like it's 1984! Check back here and check back often for new blog posts as we'll have reporters out in the field, in front of the tube and under wherever it is upskirt camera shots are taken. Consider yourself duly warned.
Republican activists engage in right-wing circle jerk on the Net
Ex-OC politico wants to sell you lorettasanchez.com
Is Net speed or censorship behind Napster spat?
Whos been sleeping in your Web domain?
Court rules library must remove OC firm's filtering software