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Posted Mar. 26, 2013, 9:22 am
New Roads School's robotics team has won the prestigious "Rookie All Star Award" this past weekend, earning them a coveted spot at the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championship.
Posted Mar. 19, 2013, 9:04 am
David Bryan was born in New York City and grew up in large cities and small rural communities in New York and New Jersey.
Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 8:51 am
The AT&T Developer Program held at ROC (604 Arizona) in Santa Monica Feb. 8-9 welcomed more than 120 attendees who hit the ground running and with assistance from our friends at Pearson, Layer7, and GameDesk who have coded a total of 12 plus mobile apps.
Posted Feb. 7, 2013, 12:20 pm
Santa Monica app developers will have an opportunity to create the next revolutionary, education-inspired app at the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 2:33 pm
One year after The Santa Monica Mirror launched its new weekly video show called the Santa Monica Beat, the arrival of 2013 brings a revamped schedule with an expanded format.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012, 9:22 am
It comes as little surprise Silicon Beach -- or Venice Beach, as it is more commonly known -- will be hosting a high-tech ball drop of its own this New Year’s Eve. Unlike Times Square, however, Venice will be dropping a giant 3-D beach ball at 11:59 p.m. PST at the historic mural of Venice Founder Abbot Kinney on N. Venice Blvd. paying homage to the beach ball that was invented by Jonathon DeLonge in Venice, CA in 1938.
Posted Nov. 10, 2012, 1:31 am
Thursday, Nov. 15: taking part in a live teleconference and video conference with the International Space Station (ISS) from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Posted Oct. 3, 2012, 1:58 am
Sony is introducing their finest 3D smart HDTVs to the United States with a local event at the Video & Audio Center in Santa Monica this Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Posted Sep. 27, 2012, 1:09 am
My last article covered a few travel tips for Wi-Fi and access to electricity. This week I want to focus on cell phones. As an infrequent international traveler, I had a bit of an education on my recent trip to Costa Rica.
Posted Sep. 26, 2012, 4:45 am
In recent months, a technology startup hub around West Los Angeles with Santa Monica at the heart has gained much steam including national media coverage. Dubbed “Silicon Beach,” the roughly 3-mile stretch of sand from Venice to Santa Monica, is now home to more than 500 startups. Ambitious, mostly young businesspeople have set up shop to serve a wide range of industries including internet broadcast services, traditional entertainment, mobile applications and celebrity-aligned companies.
Posted Sep. 13, 2012, 3:57 am
Brothers, technology entrepreneurs, satirists and co-founders of the Santa Monica-based JibJab, Evan and Gregg Spiridellis will speak at a USC conference today at 4:30 p.m.
Posted Sep. 8, 2012, 11:00 pm
I’m writing this week’s article from my hotel room in Costa Rica. Intended as a pure vacation, my trip turned into a working vacation when a conversation over sushi in a little beach town in Costa Rica revealed that a local hotel had lost their Wi-Fi coverage and their tech guys had been non-responsive. Scott to the rescue! A techie’s work is never done. A couple hours of tinkering later, Wi-Fi coverage is restored and I have my first client in Costa Rica.
Posted Aug. 16, 2012, 1:08 am
Over the past few weeks, I’ve written about Windows, Mac, and mobile operating systems. This week I want to cut to the chase with a decision guide for how to make a choice when buying a new mobile device. The concept here is for anyone to be able to read through this and come to a conclusion about what type of device to get.
Posted Aug. 9, 2012, 1:04 am
In our last installment, we discussed Apple versus Windows for desktop and laptop computers. For this week’s topic, I want to open up the conversation a bit to include Google’s Android operating system.
Posted Jul. 29, 2012, 3:29 am
Veterans looking for new skills to acquire to help land a new job or increase current work performance in the high-tech working world are being given the opportunity for free Search Engine Optimization training in Santa Monica at SEO Seminar Los Angeles.
Posted Jul. 19, 2012, 1:25 am
These days more and more people are switching from PC to Mac. I frequently ask these people at my seminars why they chose to do so, and the answers I get most often are along these lines of: I just wanted to join the party; My iPhone works great; All my friends love theirs; or they say you can’t get viruses.
Posted Jul. 5, 2012, 2:08 am
For the last installment of this series on computer security, I’d like to focus on passwords. Passwords are absolutely essential to protect your data, whether it is banking information, email accounts, business server, or just pictures of the grandkids. Your information should remain just that – your data. And passwords are your first line of defense.
Posted Jun. 21, 2012, 1:06 am
When you take a laptop or iPad to a friend’s house, it has become standard practice to ask for the wireless password. “What’s the password fo...
Posted Jun. 14, 2012, 3:30 am
The City of Santa Monica has teamed with the US Ignite Partnership to capitalize on what is possible through virtualized ultra-fast broadband netwo...
Posted Jun. 7, 2012, 1:22 am
In our last installment, I wrote about backups for multiple computers in the small office or the home. These local backup copies of your da...
Posted May. 17, 2012, 5:19 am
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Posted Apr. 24, 2012, 11:47 pm
The City of Santa Monica Information Systems, Community and Cultural Services, and Housing and Economic Development departments have collaborated t...
Posted Apr. 7, 2012, 1:44 am
The City of Santa Monica has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website designed for users on-the-go. Smartphones and other mobile devices c...
Posted Mar. 29, 2012, 12:54 am
Imagine the following scenario. You’ve been working on a project on the computer for hours. No – days. You’re nearing the end. You begin to a...
Posted Mar. 21, 2012, 1:45 am
Last time we discussed secure passwords and anti-virus software. While anti-virus is important on Windows, Macs are fairly virus resistant. Passwo...