| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Amazon.com has teased a June 18 announcement in its hometown of Seattle, where the e-retailer is expected to unveil a 3D-capable smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone and Samsung Electronics' Android devices, among others.
But it's not clear how...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:29 AM
That Steve Ballmer is buying a sports franchise is no surprise to anyone who worked with him over the many decades he was at Microsoft.
As a boy, born and raised in Detroit, he badly wanted to play basketball, but ended up a manager for his high...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:48 PM
The dirty business of counting doe DOAs has gone high-tech, courtesy of a Utah State University team that developed a smartphone application to chart collisions between motor vehicles and animals.
The system could help reduce collisions that cause an...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Google Glass, the smart eyewear that has been available mostly to a select group of users such as app developers, has launched a pilot program in an old-school retail channel: optometrists' offices.
The stamp-size electronic screen mounted on the side...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Rather than making any single splashy announcement, Apple's latest developers conference keynote Monday was all about how the company plans to make its gadgets work together even better.
The ease and simplicity of its iPhones, iPads and Macs have long...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:17 PM
As expected, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems Monday morning at the keynote event of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Led by Chief Executive Tim Cook and Senior Vice President Craig...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:08 PM
New technology is creeping into the world of wedding etiquette, with live streaming of the ceremony to a remote audience being a current example. We searched for a consensus among wedding planners and etiquette experts on its propriety. The result?...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Downers Grove elementary school officials say they are boosting revenues and cutting costs in their newest budget, preparing the district for tougher fiscal conditions in upcoming years.
Grade School District 58 administrators recently previewed plans...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:37 AM
The proposal to classify Uber as a common carrier — as ordered yesterday by the state's chief public utility law judge but potentially up for consideration by the Maryland Public Service Commission in the next 30 days — is probably not the...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:04 PM
The city has shooed away the first attempt by a ride-share company to make illegal inroads at Chicago's airports, which up until now have been the profitable domain of taxis and limos fiercely competing for passengers.
The four-day episode started...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Apple investors were rejoicing this week after the company reported first-quarter earnings that were far better than expected, thanks to strong iPhone sales. Throw in an additional $30 billion that the company plans to spend on stock buybacks and...