| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers.
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:52 AM
Here are a few things, technologically speaking, sure to arouse interest, awe, suspicion or ridicule in 2013:
Near field communication: NFC is making smartphones even smarter, allowing devices to exchange information without a wireless network. It's...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Those using Scoville Park in Oak Park now can connect to the Internet on their laptop computers, smartphones or tablet devices due to cooperation between the Park District of Oak Park and the Oak Park Public Library.
The library has extended its...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:13 PM
What better way to ring in 2013 than with a new single-family home built by widely respected William Ryan Homes? New home communities with furnished models throughout the Chicago suburbs including Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, Island Lake, Elgin, Palatine,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 12:57 PM
All the happy children in the Glendale Unified School District will soon be out of school for the summer. Looking forward to sleeping in, playing outside with friends, going to the pool or perhaps to the beach.
Maybe some will enroll in a summer camp of...
| May 23, 2013
Global gaming market: $65 billion spent in 2012
Xbox: Introduced Nov. 15, 2001
Retail price: $299
Sold: 24 million units
Xbox 360: Introduced Nov. 22, 2005
Price: $299 (core system) or $399
Sold: 76 million units worldwide
| May 17, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jason Kuhl, executive director at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, asked people what they wanted to see improved at their library, their responses usually fell into one of two categories.
The first answer went something like, "What could you...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:21 PM
I’d like to see in the near term a review of the current policy the city has for community notification in R-1 zones where major improvements are planned using the city's easement rights for erecting/construction of wireless transmission facilities....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:43 AM
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has a suggested selection of "rock star" gifts from Seminole Paradise.
A Lucky Exclusive for the High Roller: 14K Gold and Sterling Silver Dice Charms - $440 (gold) and $30 (sterling silver);...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Today's secret word is "Xfinity." That was supposed to be the password for a Bloomfield resident's Comcast wireless service until he found out otherwise after his computer crashed in January and he couldn't rejoin the home network.
Marc, a lawyer who...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:19 AM
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, country music's reigning power couple, are standing by one another in the wake of some recent tabloid reports. The allegations: Their marriage is in trouble. Their response: A united front! Mostly. Miranda Lambert is...