Science and Technology

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence's Inaugural Lecture is THIS EVENING

    An internationally known professor who created a tool for predicting lethality in domestic violence situations gives the inaugural lecture for the newly minted UC Irvine Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence this evening. Jacquelyn C. Campbell, the Anna D. Wolf Chair at Johns Hopkins School o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Obama's Full Climate Denier Denouncing UCI Commencement Speech (with Reactions)

    Amy Ridenour, chair of the conservative National Center for Public Policy Research think tank, obviously is not a fan of President Barack Obama's commencement speech to UC Irvine graduates at Angels Stadium Saturday.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Best Drinks in Orange County

    The humble "drink" doesn't get the respect it should. Centuries ago, tea and coffee houses were the centers of philosophical and political discussion. The Age of Enlightenment conveniently corresponded to the rise coffee shops in Europe, and revolutions were planned around steaming glasses and kettl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Jared James Abrahams, Alleged International Sextortion Hacker, Has Family That's Sorry

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Jason Bentley, Z-Trip and Bonobo Added to Pacific Symphony's Wavelength Festival Lineup

    Fans of EDM in Orange County, rejoice. Pacific Symphony's Wavelength Festival of Music will be heading to the OC Fair & Event Center on August 24, featuring sets by KCRW's Jason Bentley (the host of Morning Becomes Eclectic for those of you who don't know), DJ Z-Trip and Bonobo, alongside members of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Green Technology Makes OC Register See Red

    Media Matters for America, the progressive watchdog counterpart to Accuracy in Media, takes issue with an Orange County Register editorial that uses the financial woes of nearly dead electric car company Fisker Automotive to argue against government investment in green technology: "Despite the incre ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Why Does Spotify Keep Ripping People Off?

    One reporter goes on a hellish journey to retrieve her $9.99 subscription fee

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Matt Damon's 'Promised Land' Is a Fracking Film

    Gus Van Sant directs Damon and John Krasinski's (and Dave Eggers') message as the message

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Joyce Keyak, UCI Researcher, Helps NASA Understand Hip Bone Stress on Astronauts

    A UC Irvine researcher is helping NASA understand more about bone density loss experienced by astronauts who spend long stretches at the International Space Station. Joyce Keyak, professor in residence of radiological sciences, will emploky a technique she created to analyze how microgravity-influe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    BlizzCon 2011 Highlights

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​BlizzCon 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 >>

  • News

    April 7, 2011

    Lazy-Deputy Cases Keep Stalling

    [Moxley Confidential] Two mistrials save a sheriff's deputy from charges she falsified official reports

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Dervaes Family Sends Out Ridiculous Press Release Claiming They're Not Trying to Shut Up Urban Homesteaders

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Goes to the Net for the Vietnamese

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Storm of Biblical Proportions as Likely as Big Quake

    ​Screw the "Big One": a coming storm of biblical proportions may prove to be an even greater threat to Southern California than a mega-earthquake along the dreaded San Andreas fault.So say more than 100 scientists and experts gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to create an "ARkStorm Sce ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife

    But not your WiFi! In 2010, the Internet was the medium by which we all went what the fuck?

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Luis Mijangos Accused of Hacking Into Hundreds of Computers and Demanding Sex Videos or He'd Spill Females' Personal Info

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Toyota Prius Critic Turns a New LEAF

    An electrifying ride​Electric-car advocate/Toyota Prius critic Doug Korthof of Seal Beach is bullish on the hybrid Nissan LEAF.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Calvary Chapel to Crucify Darwin this Weekend!

    ​While Rick Warren goes around eating ice cream, the mothership Calvary Chapel campus will host a two-day conference starting Friday on the evils of Charles Darwin. Titled, appropriately enough, "Darwin was Wrong," a press release promises many lectures on the subject by scientists who "will prese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    Coburn Ready to Blow Over UCI Computer Games Center?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Californians Fare Best in NRDC Oil-Dependence Rankings

    ​The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) just concluded a press conference in Washington, D.C., where the environment protectors released a report ranking states by: a) how vulnerable its citizens are to the combined effects of the economic downturn and changing oil prices and, b) significant ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    That's Not a Virus Infecting Your Computer, It's Poorman

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Will an Alternative Fuel Revolution Begin in Santa Ana?

    Santa Ana may find itself at the center of this country's clean-burning alternative fuel future beginning next month, when IMPCO Technologies begins manufacturing "innovative alternative fuel solutions for the North American transportation market," according to a release from IMPCO's holding company ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Wire: Haidl and Carona Caught on Tape

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Handle With Care

    Bolsa Chica Preservation

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 8/22-8/24

    Debra's Girls Present: Going Green Theme Party, Friday 7 p.m. Long Beach's favorite gay bar pitches in to help the environment. Ripples 5101 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 562-433-0357 Hootie & The Blowfish, Friday 8 p.m. Hold My Hand! House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 714-778-2583 ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 19, 2007

    Game On

    Hot Mama: Cooking Mama for the Wii looks good enough to eat

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Fun with Computers (Friggatriskaidekaphobia edition)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Baby, It's Warm Outside

    The Inconvenient Truth is on its way to becoming the box-office champeen of documentaries (pound sand, Michael Moore!). Orders are already brisk for the DVDs that won't be out until November. However, because Truth starred Satan's spawn Al Gore, there's a good chance many holy rollers skipped it and ... More >>

  • Web

    July 20, 2006

    Remote Hog

    Global Warming: What You Need to Know With Tom Brokaw

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Drilling Bit Players

    Further proving that otherwise politically conservative Newport Beach has an environmental streak when it comes to its own shores (but no one else's): Rep. John Campbell (R-The Arches) joined Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) as the only members of the Orange County congressional delegation to v ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Who Is 'Jubal'?

    Republican activists engage in right-wing circle jerk on the Net

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Change in the air?

    This is certainly a refreshing development, although the participation of a gubernatorial candidate smacks of political posturing. NEW REPORT ON COMPANIES IN CALIFORNIA, ELSEWHERE TO FIND WIDE DISPARITY IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESPONSES; INVESTORS WILL PUSH POOR-PERFORMING FIRMS TO SHAPE UP NEWS ADVISOR ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 13, 2003

    Infinity, IYI

    David Foster Wallace stares into a mathematical abyss and lives to write about it

  • News

    February 13, 2003
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    November 14, 2002
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    October 31, 2002
  • Unknown

    October 17, 2002
  • Supplement

    December 16, 1999

    Extreme Holiday Gift Guide

    The Wish List They Don't Want You to See!

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Counter Culture

    Census officials join with OCs street vendors to count Latinos

  • News

    September 9, 1999


    Whos been sleeping in your Web domain?

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Internet Appleiance

    What the iMac really isand what it means for Apple

  • Features

    July 29, 1999

    Virtual Pansy Road Game

    A virtual tour of touring

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Sequelitis Hits Gaming!

    Are megamergers healthy for the industry?

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Non-Windows Users of the World, Unite!

    Microsoft Windows Refund Day is just around the corner

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    A New Breed of E-Horror

    Who's behind the Net Profit e-mails?

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Prescription for Disaster

    If San Onofre is so safe, why are federal officials pushing anti-radiation pills on its neighbors?

  • News

    December 17, 1998


    Court rules library must remove OC firm's filtering software

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    Shut Up, Again

    Senate takes another whack at free speech online

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