Daily Archive : Saturday August 19, 2017

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    Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all.

    How Silicon Valley has escalated its war on white supremacy

    Silicon Valley significantly escalated its war on white supremacy this week, choking off the ability of hate groups to raise money online, removing them from Internet search engines, and preventing some sites from registering at all.

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    The new Google Pixel phone is displayed next to a Google Home smart speaker, left, following a product event, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, in San Francisco. Google is making a greater commitment to hardware in unveiling new phones, a smart speaker and other gadgets.

    How Google Home, Amazon Echo give a new twist to the home phone

    The death of the landline has been well-documented for years, as cellphones have become the primary phone for the majority of Americans. But now, thanks to tech companies’ obsession with the smart home, the home phone is making a comeback.

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    Sling TV bills itself as “a la carte TV,” allowing viewers to watch live TV and create customized channel lineups for a monthly subscription fee.

    Cutting the cord? Freedom from cable TV isn’t free

    In the old days of video streaming — that is, not so long ago — consumers could cut the cable cord and subscribe to one or two services, enjoying a vast array of movies and television programming at a rate far less than the monster cable bill. It’s not so simple anymore.

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    A recent Surkus event in Los Angeles draws a crowd eager to sample food and mingle.

    See thosee hipsters outside that new restaurant? Chicago native’s new app pays them to stand there

    There was a time when you could trust that a crowd of people was a naturally occurring mass of individuals. But that time may be passing thanks to Surkus, an app that allows businesses to quickly manufacture an ideal crowd and pay the people to stand in place like extras on a movie set.

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    In May, Ke Jie — until then the world’s best player of the ancient Chinese board game “Go” — was defeated by a Google computer program.

    AI learns from pro gamers — then crushes them

    For decades, the world’s smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence. Now the AI supergamers have moved into the world of e-sports.

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    If movie studios forge ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, movie houses could fight back by boycotting films slated for sale via download.

    Could movie theater chains get left out of deal on digital downloads?

    Movie studios are considering whether to ignore the objections of cinema chains and forge ahead with a plan to offer digital rentals of films mere weeks after they appear in theaters, according to people familiar with the matter.

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    To change the AirDrop settings on your iPhone, head into the Control Center — the menu that appears when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Just look for “AirDrop,” and it should tell you what your settings are. Tap the icon to turn off receiving completely, or you can choose to receive files from just your contacts or from everyone.

    Change this iPhone setting to stop nude pics from strangers

    Some iPhone users are getting unpleasant surprises from Apple’s AirDrop, a sharing feature that allows anyone to send pictures to their phones. For those who don’t want any surprises, however, there are some easy steps to better control the feature.

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    Up until now, Apple employees have been used to having their own office space. But the new Apple Park will change all that.

    Some Apple employees may quit over new ‘open’ office floor plan

    Construction at Apple Park, the tech giant’s new “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., is projected to be completed by the end of this year. Some 12,000 Apple employees are moving into the 175-acre campus over the next six months. But unfortunately some of them aren’t as excited as you’d think they’d be. Why? Blame the new open office floor plan design.

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    As Apple fights to maintain its technology leadership in smartphones, it’s turning to little-known suppliers that have spent years or even decades developing components in the hope they might one day enjoy widespread adoption.

    Apple’s new iPhone gives suppliers long-awaited payday

    As Apple fights to maintain its technology leadership in smartphones, it’s turning to little-known suppliers that have spent years or even decades developing components in the hope they might one day enjoy widespread adoption.

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    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous employee group following the election of Donald Trump, after it devolved into a forum for divisive political commentary that alarmed management, according to a report by Business Insider.

    Report: Facebook shut down anonymous employee group after Trump election

    Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous employee group following the election of Donald Trump, after it devolved into a forum for divisive political commentary that alarmed management, according to a report by Business Insider.

Life & Entertainment

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    In this Friday, Aug. 18 , 2017 photo provided by HBO, Penn Jillette, right, appears on Bill Maher's “Real Time,” in Los Angeles. Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland. The talkative half of the Penn & Teller magic and comedy act called Newfoundland, quote, "a euphemism for stupid" during Friday's "Overtime with Bill Maher," an online follow-up to Maher’s weekly “Real Time” talk show on HBO. (Janet Van Ham/HBO via AP)

    Penn Jillette apologizes to Newfoundland for insult comedy

    Penn Jillette is apologizing profusely for his wisecracks insulting Newfoundland

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    Take in the partial solar eclipse with your kids Monday, Aug. 21, at the Chicago Children’s Museum, which holds special eclipse viewing and programming from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Midwest travel: Chicago Children’s Museum gets in on the eclipse fun

    Observe the partial solar eclipse with your kids at the Chicago Children’s Museum during a day of out-of-this-world programming Monday, Aug. 21. Prepare to be amazed at Chicago’s latest ACTIVATE event, Network: Pulsing With Power.

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    A well-packed gym bag starts any workout off on the right foot.

    7 things you should always have in your gym bag

    The quickest way to spoil a workout is getting to the gym and realizing you forgot something important. Here is a list of seven things that you should always have in your gym bag.

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    Pulsating sounds in the head may be pulsattile tinnitus

    Q: A few months ago, I started to hear pulsating sounds in my head. I finally came to realize it was my blood pulsing. The sound is always there, but really only noticeable when I’m in bed or sitting quietly. Is it anything to worry about? Will it ever go away?

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    A bedroom for boys by designer Steven Gambrel and architect Martin Sosa has dramatic trim painted in Pratt & Lambert’s Garnet.

    Why always white trim? These designers are breaking the mold.

    Ask most designers what color they usually paint interior trim — no matter the wall color — and they will tell you the same: white. But lately I have seen several designers breaking the mold.

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    Director Steven Soderbergh, left, and actor Daniel Craig on the set of their film “Logan Lucky.”

    Unretired, Soderbergh wants to pull a fast one on Hollywood

    Four years after dramatically quitting moviemaking, Steven Soderbergh is back with “Logan Lucky.” The new movie is a heist movie so similar to his “Ocean’s Eleven” films that the West Virginia characters of his caper even refer to their plot as “Ocean’s 7-11.”

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    The U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights is featured at the 59th annual Chicago Air and Water Show.

    Weekend picks: Don’t look down! Air and Water Show hits Chicago

    See the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and more at the 59th annual Chicago Air and Water Show. More on this and other fun events.

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    Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller signs copies of her newest crime-fiction title Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

    Author events: Pulitzer winner Julia Keller stops at Anderson’s

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller signs copies of her newest crime-fiction title Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville.

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    Matt Avery has been writing his weekly Classic Recollections column for the Daily Herald for seven years.

    Avery earns media award

    Matt Avery, the Daily Herald’s classic car columnist, recently earned a silver medal in the 26th annual International Automotive Media Competition.

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    Antiquing is an eco-friendly practice, putting to use items that have been recycled and reused.

    Older, midrange pieces are an introduction to antiques

    Antique furnishings, decor, coins, and toys remain popular among consumers. Unlike the mass-produced merchandise of today, antiques have history, and their endurance through decades, if not centuries, is a testament to the quality craftsmanship and materials used to create these often timeless pieces.

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    More down payment versus more house

    A homebuyer in a position to make a down payment of varying size actually has two investment options. One is to make the larger down payment. The other is to buy a larger house.

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    When do budgeted increases require owner vote

    Q. I have a question about Section 1-45(c) of the Common Interest Community Association Act. When are annual budget and special assessment fee increases subject to a vote of all owners and not just the board?

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    There will be an open house Sunday at this multilevel brick home in Park Ridge.

    House of the week

    This lovely brick home has been providing wonderful family spaces since its construction in 1963 and it is located in the premiere community of Park Ridge, which is close to Chicago with its plethora of jobs, entertainment and shopping.

Discuss

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    This total solar eclipse took place above Saint Pierre du Port near Normandy, France, in 1999.

    Editorial: Solar eclipse, a gift from the cosmos

    In this editorial, the Daily Herald looks toward Monday’s solar eclipse with the thought that it will remind us of our small and fragile place in the universe.

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    Our totally awesome eclipse expert, Charles ‘Chuck’ Fulco is shown preparing for totality in Patagonia, Argentina.

    Davis: Chuck Fulco, our awesome total eclipse expert

    Columnist Jim Davis: Not that I know many eclipse experts, but in my book, Chuck Fulco is the rock star of the genre.

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    How does Mideast involvement help?
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: The Afghanistan War began Oct. 1, 2001, almost 16 years ago with no end in sight. I wonder if anybody has any idea what an end to that war would even look like.

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    Clearing greenery disturbing residents
    A Grayslake letter to the editor: The Public Works Department of the Village of Grayslake has proceeded to clear out most of the greenery along Route 120 of the southwest corner of Grayslake. I live in Grayslake and am shocked by what has occurred.

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    Perverting history
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: The South with its Confederate flags and monuments has a perverted sense of history, which honors traitors who turned their backs on the Union, their military oaths and allegiance to the Congress of the USA.

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    Don’t cut COLAs
    A Park Ridge letter to the editor: As a federal retiree who served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president’s budget which would eliminate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for current and future federal retirees.

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    Rauner should sign automatic voter bill
    A Vernon Hills letter to the editor: Nearly 100 years ago Friday, our country took a huge step in the fight for equality and voting rights.

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    Respectful advice
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: Mr. President, (I respect the office) in the words of a famous Southerner:

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    Hypocrisy on service
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Re: Donald Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal: Donald Trump should pay attention to what he says regarding other persons’ military service.

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    Madigan and Co. protect themselves
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Due to a company transfer my family moved to Illinois in 1971. Now, the state is in financial trouble under Michael Madigan, House speaker, and Senate President John Cullerton — or Madigan and Co.

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    State must prove it can handle money wisely
    An Elmhurst letter to the editor: I just finished reading an article in the Herald by Jake Griffin about how much money the state is losing because of not taxing senior citizens income. How come whenever people talk about taking more money from someone they say it costs the state “X” amount of dollars to let you keep your own money?

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    Hypocrisy on service
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: Re: Donald Trump’s attacks on Sen. Blumenthal: Donald Trump should pay attention to what he says regarding other persons’ military service.

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    Madigan and Co. just protect themselves
    A Palatine letter to the editor: Due to a company transfer my family moved to Illinois in 1971. Now, the state is in financial trouble under Michael Madigan, House speaker, and Senate President John Cullerton - or Madigan and Co.

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