Daily Archive : Saturday July 22, 2017

News

Sports

Business

  •  
    A worker at agriculture manufacturer AGCO uses Glass to see assembly instructions, make reports and get remote video support.

    Remember Google Glass? It’s back and ready to go to work

    The much-ridiculed augmented-reality goggles from Google, once known as Google Glass, are back after two years of relative silence. And this time Glass seems to be embracing less glamorous but arguably more practical uses such as training workers and making factory workers more efficient.

  •  
    Think of the airwaves carrying information to your electronic device as lanes on a highway. In many home WiFi routers today, you’ll find two lanes. One whose waves operate at a frequency of 2.4 GHz and one that operates at 5 GHz. Data travels from the outside world into your home and through the router, at which point it’s beamed wirelessly through the air and onto your device over these specific lanes.

    Explained: Why your WiFi feels so slow sometimes

    So, why does your WiFi get slow sometimes, anyway? It all boils down to the airwaves carrying information to your electronic device. You can think of these airwaves as lanes on a highway.

  •  
    Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away. The security update patches a dangerous vulnerability in WiFi chips that allows hackers to “execute arbitrary code” — industry-speak for taking over your device.

    Why you should download latest Apple iOS, macOS update right away

    Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away. The security update patches a dangerous vulnerability in WiFi chips that allows hackers to “execute arbitrary code” — industry-speak for taking over your device.

  •  
    Samsung is finally rolling out the English-language version of its Bixby voice assistant to U.S. users with Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, the company said Wednesday.

    Samsung finally rolls out Bixby voice assistant on Galaxy S8

    Samsung is finally rolling out the English-language version of its Bixby voice assistant to U.S. users with Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones, the company said Wednesday.

  •  
    IBM says it has achieved a breakthrough in security technology that will allow every business from banks to retailers to travel-booking companies to encrypt their customer data on a massive scale — turning most if not all of their digital information into gibberish that is illegible to thieves with its new mainframe.

    Analysis: How IBM wants to fight hackers by encrypting the world

    There are only two types of companies, it is commonly said: those that have been hacked, and those that just don’t know it yet. IBM, the computing giant, wants to get rid of both.

  •  
    How to deal with vomit represents one of many great unanswered questions about the mythic business model that Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick once summed up as, basically, getting rid of “the other dude in the car.” In the future he and Lyft co-founder John Zimmer have described, apps and bots do the work, consumers save big time and investors just rake it in. But number-crunchers are adding up a lot of costs that will get in the way of robotaxis being cash cows.

    When taxis go driverless, who cleans up the vomit?

    How to deal with vomit represents one of many great unanswered questions about the mythic business model that Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick once summed up as, basically, getting rid of “the other dude in the car.” In the future he and Lyft co-founder John Zimmer have described, apps and bots do the work, consumers save big time and investors just rake it in. But number-crunchers are adding up a lot of costs that will get in the way of robotaxis being cash cows.

  •  
    Hackers recently attempted to acquire data from a North American casino by using an Internet-connected fish tank, according to a report released Thursday by cybersecurity firm Darktrace. The fish tank had sensors connected to a PC that regulated the temperature, food and cleanliness of the tank.

    How hackers used a fish tank to breach a casino

    Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to access people’s data. Most recently, the way was as simple as a fish tank. The hackers attempted to acquire data from a casino by using an Internet-connected fish tank, according to a recent report. The fish tank had sensors connected to a PC that regulated the temperature, food and cleanliness of the tank.

Life & Entertainment

  •  
    Learn how to make fine craft cocktails while nibbling delicious appetizers Wednesday, July 26, at Texas de Brazil Chicago.

    Midwest travel: Mix up your week at Texas de Brazil Chicago mixology event

    Shake up your midweek schedule at a mixology event Wednesday, July 26, at Texas de Brazil in Chicago. Head north to Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, for a three-day music festival, Shake the Lake, that features live tunes from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and beyond July 28-30.

  •  
    Snake venom could provide the blueprint for a new drug to prevent blood clots.

    Snake charms researchers with possibilities of blood clot prevention

    Snake venom could provide the blueprint for a new drug to prevent blood clots, research shows.

  •  
    Female runners with a low BMI appear to be more prone to stress fractures, a new study says.

    Low BMI could lengthen healing time, according to study on athletes with fractures

    A study found that women with BMIs lower than 19 were at a higher risk to develop stress fractures.

  •  

    Global rise of yellow fever necessitates vaccine increase

    Q: I read that hospitals in the United States might run out of yellow fever vaccine soon. I’m a natural worrier, but I can’t help wondering if yellow fever really is an issue in this country.

  •  
    Retired Chicago Cubs player David Ross signs copies of his book “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at The Book Stall in Winnetka.

    Author events: David Ross, Veronica Roth appear at Book Stall events this week

    Retired Chicago Cubs player David Ross signs copies of his book “Teammate” Tuesday, July 25, at The Book Stall in Winnetka. Barrington native and “Divergent” author Veronica Roth discusses “Carve the Mark” at a young adult authors’ panel Wednesday, July 26, also at The Book Stall.

  •  
    Dee Snider from the band Twisted Sister performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Saturday, July 22.

    Weekend picks: Dee Snider, Gary Hoey share bill at Arcada

    Heavy metal hit maker Dee Snider shares a concert bill with guest Gary Hoey at St. Charles’ Arcada Theatre. More on this and other fun events.

  •  
    Discovery Channel kicks off its popular Shark Week Sunday, July 23.

    Shark Week resurfaces on Discovery Channel Sunday

    Shark Week returns Sunday, July 23, offering up nearly 20 hours of first-run programming as part of Discovery Channel’s 29th annual exploration of the oceans’ most notorious and misunderstood predator.

  •  

    Network provides access to care for travelers

    Health care network that provides direct access to care via mobile devices, is now available at Love’s Travel Stops nationwide, including in Bridgeview, Illinois.

  •  
    SimpleHuman’s 46-liter Rectangular Step Can Dual Compartment, $180.

    Don’t trash these garbage cans

    At its most basic level, a trash can “has to work,” says Julie Carlson, founder and editor-in-chief of Remodelista. But that doesn’t mean it can’t please the eye.

  •  

    How I was scammed! Don’t let it happen to you

    I recently received an email advertisement on a topic in which I had an interest — enough to watch a video touting the contents of a book on the subject. I thought no more about it until today, when I received a monthly statement from one of my credit cards. The statement had a $37 charge I did not recognize from a firm identified as www.softwareprojects.com.

  •  

    Gift from parents not without consequences

    Q. My aged parents are about to put their house in my name. What are the tax implications for me, other than annual property taxes? Is this considered a gift that I have to claim as income?

  •  

    Assessment for sidewalk work required owner vote

    Q. Our condominium property does not include many sidewalks. The board would like to install additional sidewalks this year; however, this is not a budgeted expenditure. The board levied a special assessment to pay for the additional sidewalks. Was unit owner approval required?

Discuss

  •  
    Nine families that bought the Wynstone Golf Club in their North Barrington subdivision intend to prove that they have a formula to make it a success in an era of decline.

    The Soapbox: Daily Herald editors offer brief thoughts on suburban topics in the news.
    The Soapbox: Assessment debate in Cook County, a Naperville treasure for book lovers, food bank volunteers all over the suburbs and more. Daily Herald editors offer brief thoughts on suburban topics in the news.

  •  

    Elitism drives city’s golf course plans
    A Rolling Meadows letter to the editor: The mayor and the Chicago Park District are planning on closing two nice golf courses, South Shore and Jackson Park, which I have played, along with nature preserves, to build a PGA championship course next to the Obama Library in Jackson Park.

  •  

    Leaders not working in the people’s interest
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I thought we put elected officials in government to work for the best interest of the American people. I’m finding out I am mistaken.

  •  
    Michael Formento

    Madigan tactics result in income tax hike
    A Glen Ellyn letter to the editor: What is Mr. Madigan and the Democrats answer to Illinois financial problems? Easy! Let’s find a way to additionally tax the people of Illinois. After all, nobody’s really checking how the Democratic Party has unwisely spent all of the tax dollars they have received from the people of this state over many years. So let’s do it again.

  •  

    State didn’t check its reckless spending
    The Illinois legislature has overturned the governor’s veto, thereby implementing a budget unseen by the state in over two years. In order to pay its spiraling liabilities, and avoid junk bond status, the legislature has seen fit to raise both the income tax and the corporate tax rate. While this might be enough to currently correct the legislature’s irresponsible spending, it opens up the likelihood of continued fiscal irresponsibility by the state, all while placing the burden squarely on the shoulders of taxpayers.The total debt for the state of Illinois is over $150 billion. The state of Illinois owes its creditors over $20 billion this year alone. In order to remedy this situation, legislators insist on increasing taxes, not cutting their irresponsible spending. First, individual income taxes will increase 32 percent, from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent. Secondly, the corporate tax rate will see an increase of 33 percent, from 5.25 percent to 7 percent. This corporate tax, coupled with the Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act, placing a tax of $. 01 per ounce on “bottled sugar-sweetened beverages,” will affect the taxes businesses pay, not necessarily the businesses’ revenue. Through the legislators’ reckless fiscal policies, Illinois taxpayers are being further burdened by the weight of taxes. Individuals are responsible for consuming only what they earn; the Illinois legislature should be held to the same standard. Instead of raising taxes and undermining the hard-work and responsibility of Illinois’ taxpayers, the legislature should be required to pass balanced budgets, spend only within their means, and in times of crisis, cut spending rather than raise revenue. By raising revenue, the legislature is all but guaranteeing the continued rise of state spending.Christopher HillWillowbrook

  •  

    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

  •  

    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

  •  

    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

  •  

    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
    Today’s Daily Herald Opinion page editorial cartoon

«Jun

Jul 2017

S M T W T F S
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5