| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Luxury brand Belmond offers a deal for summer travelers going to Peru: Stay three nights at one of its hotels and receive a free night at a sister site. That means you could visit Lima or Cuzco and then stay for free at the iconic Belmond Sanctuary...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The following items were taken from Des Plaines police reports:
A woman reported that a wallet containing $300 and multiple credit cards were stolen from her purse at Rivers Casino, 3000 South River Road, on July 21.
A laptop computer valued at $800...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:01 AM
After you slip on Google Glass — the new computer you wear on your face — you get things rolling with the voice command, "OK, Glass." Then you tell the eyeglass-like contraption what you want it to do — take a picture, shoot a video,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The following items were taken from Arlington Heights police reports:
A total of $10 was taken and two windows were broken in the maintenance building of a country club at 2525 E. Rand Road on June 17 or June 18.
A black leather wallet valued at $10...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:03 AM
For a while, hotels and resorts touted such perks as iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, and even use of free iPads. But some guests, weary of hours sitting in front of a computer/cell phone screen and being bombarded by texts, and emails, tweets and instagrams, seem...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:38 PM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports:
An Oak Park man walking in the alley behind the 100 block of South Scoville Avenue was jumped by four men who stole his cell phone and his wallet. The incident...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
My kids' current favorite show is "Shark Tank," where budding entrepreneurs pitch ideas to a team of corporate tycoons who double as potential investors. While listening to concepts for, among other things, collapsible kayaks and colored fur spray for...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:31 PM
If Watson, IBM's cognitive computer and "Jeopardy!" winner, were taking notes while working with students at Ohio State University this summer or dreaming up another barbecue sauce recipe, it'd probably reach for a Livescribe 3 smartpen.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Think of them as Lazarus moments.
One by one, we are introduced to a series of elderly people with serious dementia. People who've barely said a word in years, who don't recognize their own children, who sit around nursing homes like the living dead....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Two Oak Park residents were robbed at gunpoint of cash, an iPhone and a flip phone, all valued at $500, in the 800 block of Mapleton Avenue at 9:10 p.m. July 16.
Two 21-year-old Chicago...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
These gadgets are all designed to save students money by avoiding things like lost items, unnecessary phone and Internet charges -- even traffic tickets. Of course you have to spend a little money on them initially, but they'll probably save you some cash...