| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Five dudes in an SUV on a Saturday night, heading to Chicago for a rock music extravaganza. As tunes from satellite radio filled the vehicle's interior, naturally the conversation turned to concerts.
"Last one you attended?" I asked my companions while...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:49 PM
With much fanfare, SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled a cone-shaped spaceship that he hopes will one day ferry NASA astronauts and equipment to the International Space Station.
Standing before a crowd of journalists and SpaceX...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
— Christen McWithey is sitting in front of a 3-D printer the size of a microwave, figuring out how to turn computer graphics into model satellites and telescopes to support a NASA mission.
Christen McWithey is 19 years old.
McWithey, who just...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
For at least an hour, one of the biggest stars on the planet was the center of attention at the premiere of CBS' science-fiction drama "Extant" at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. Hundreds of invited guests sampling appetizers and wine...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:50 AM
The Tennis Channel is launching a digital subscription service that puts a new spin on the established business model for TV sports programming.
Beginning Sunday, the sports network will begin selling a programming package directly to consumers. The new...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:50 PM
| May 28, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Chicago Public Media will begin self-distribution of its signature program, "This American Life," on July 1, taking over key business functions for one of public radio’s most significant franchises.
The move, announced Wednesday, will deliver...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:03 PM
In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service.
The seemingly innocuous...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Space Shuttle Endeavor served as the perfect backdrop for the Monday premiere of the CBS sci-fi drama "Extant" as guests including series star Halle Berry flocked to the California Science Center for a screening of the pilot episode.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:24 PM
In-flight Internet provider Gogo Inc. said Tuesday that it has reached agreements with several airlines that will allow it to test new satellite services that should greatly speed up download capacity.
The satellite services, both of which rely on low-...