| Oct 8, 2014
By Ali Oswald Dash cams may not be as popular in the U.S. as in Russia, where footage from them has produced many popular YouTube videos, but they do have a number of practical benefits for drivers. Related: Most Backup......
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:44 AM
We gathered recently at the bottom of Sugarloaf Mountain in Lake County, a bucket list ride for many cyclists in Florida.
Yes, it is a bit grand to call it a mountain, but as Tracy Draper, director of the Mount Dora Bicycle Festival, said that rainy...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
It was just before 3 a.m. Tuesday in the town of Palm Beach and three thieves were up to no good on South Ocean Boulevard, police say.
One of them opened the door of a parked car, only to find that a man was sitting in it. "Yo!" the car occupant yelled....
| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:03 PM
The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports:
A man about 6-foot-1 and weighing 160 pounds hijacked an Oak Park resident's silver 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, valued at $4,000, on the 0-100 block of Division Street at 9:27 a.m. Aug. 30. He...
| Sep 3, 2014
The following incidents were taken from Palatine police reports:
A security wand detected a 20-piece polishing kit in the front of a man's pants at a hardware store at 790 W. Euclid Ave. on Aug. 20. The store manager searched the man after he set off...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Name: Garmin Virb Elite
What it is: HD Action video camera that comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery and a USB cable. The camera uses a microSD card, not included, up to 64GB. It also comes with a basic mounting device, and it has seven speeds,...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 2:24 AM
Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.
The world's biggest watchmaker, which sees the...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Cary Chadwick and David Colberg are state employees and educators. Colberg is with the the Connecticut Natural History Museum and Chadwick is with UConn's Extension Center and CLEAR, the Center for Land use Education and Research. Their mission is to...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
My Garmin vivofit fitness band makes me feel guilty.
Perhaps, to be more precise, I should say I feel guilty when I see the numbers on my wrist, telling me I still have a few hundred steps to meet my daily goal.
There are several fitness bands on...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:57 AM
The following items were gathered from Oak Park police reports.
An Oak Park boy was riding his bicycle north on Lombard Avenue at Division Street at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 1 when someone hit him on the left side of his face and stole his Apple iPhone valued at...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 11:51 AM
The following items were taken from Oak Park police reports:
A 21-year-old Glen Ellyn man was charged with child abduction after he grabbed a 15-year-old Oak Park girl on the 400 block of Madison Street at 8:52 p.m. July 29 and tried to pull her into...