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Los Angeles Judge Orders Defendant to Unlock iPhone with Fingerprint

Posted by Jason Diaz Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Corporate News


The Apple encryption battles continues! Despite Apple coming up on top when the FBI and the DoJ’s petition to unlock the infamous Bernardino iPhone was withdrawn, a new brouhaha has commenced. A court order has been filed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Rosenberg mandating that Los Angeles defendant, Paytsar Bkjchadzhyan, unlock her iPhone by placing her finger on the Touch ID’s home button.

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EVENT: Warren Ellis to Speak at The Farmhouse in Hollywood

Warren EllisHow does listening to Warren Ellis speak under an avocado tree in Hollywood sound to you?

Transmetropolitan, Red, and Iron Man fans in the greater Los Angeles area have the chance to witness this come Sunday, January 26 from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets range between $20-$50, which includes some light drinks and snacks - not a bad deal at all! The British author is expected to "tell stories about the world we live in now (and where we’re going in the future)." Get tickets soon, as the event is fairly intimate, capping at around 40 people.

In addition to penning the aforementioned comics, Ellis has written for Vice, Wired UK, and Reuters.

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Sprint rolls out LTE in 21 new cities including LA, Charlotte, Memphis

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News

Sprint LTE cities

While Sprint still has a way to go to catch up to the LTE footprint of Verizon and AT&T, the company continues to chug ahead, and today has announced 21 new cities where they've lit up the faster 4G service. If you're in places like Charlotte, North Carolina, Memphis, Tennessee, and Los Angeles, California, you should be able to pick up on the LTE network that Sprint has just turned on in your area. With today's additions, that brings Sprint LTE to 88 cities across the USA. Hit the source link for a list of all 21 cities where Sprint just got a whole lot faster.

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Xbox E3 2012 Media Briefing takes place June 4

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: E3, Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360

Xbox E3 Media Briefing 2012 invite

E3, the huge video game trade show, is almost upon us, and companies are starting to send out invites for the media briefings that'll feature all the huge announcements that set up the rest of the year. The biggest briefings, of course, are those held by Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and today we received our invite for the Xbox Media Briefing. Turns out it'll take place on June 4, 2012 at 9:00 am PDT, and we'll make sure to have all the news for you right here as it happens.

Comic Con International 2011: Traffic Update

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Conventions, Editorials

Los Angeles Traffic"If I can just get off of that L.A. freeway without getting killed or caught…"
Jerry Jeff Walker, L.A. Freeway

So it's probably safe to say that the city of Los Angeles might be kinda bummed that they didn't succeed in luring Comic Con International away from San Diego.

But do they hold a grudge?

Oh, I think so. I can't prove it of course, but this being the internets means I don't have to.

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Comic Book Jobs: Online Comics

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials

Steve Jobs & iPadWorkbridge, a job recruiting organization, has the details for a job on Los Angeles' west side: an unnamed arts/entertainment/media company is looking for Front End Developer.

If you're familiar with West L.A. you might think that phrase has something to do with plastic surgery. Well, it doesn't.

This unnamed company specializes in online comics and ebooks.

The annual salary range is $25,000-$50,000, and I assume that's based on your experience, especially with AJAX, Javascript and Flash.

And if you have design experience that's a plus. So is experience with Python or other Back End technologies, and that's not a plastic surgeon's phrase either.

Good luck, job seekers!

[Artwork: Mr. iPad]

GamePro Publisher Hopes To Rekindle that E3 Magic

E3 Logo IDG, Publisher of Gamepro magazine has announced that they will launch a consumer game show in Los Angeles, to be held at or near the Los Angeles Convention Center late next year. Sound familiar? It should… in taking over E3’s venue and timeslot, IDG hopes to capitalize on the huge number of fans looking for the next big game convention. While we’re not going to get hyped up just yet, there’s a significant change that IDG could pull this off - just recently the ESA (Electronics Software Association) threw their weight behind the idea, so it’s looking like this may actual be a viable contender to fill the gaping, E3-sized hole in our heart.

Read More | Gamespot.com