Daily Archive : Saturday September 16, 2017

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    This image from a video posted on YouTube by SpaceX on Sept. 14, 2017 shows one of the unsuccessful landings of the company's orbital rocket boosters.

    The greatest SpaceX explosions, courtesy of Elon Musk

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has given the world a blooper reel of the company's many failed attempts — a two-minute video, set to a John Philip Sousa march, of explosion after fiery explosion.

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    Apple’s iPhone X. While we’d all love for phones to have it all, the right decision requires you to rank some attributes.

    Here it is: Your practical guide to choosing a smartphone

    Buying a smartphone can be daunting, particularly when there are so many new options on the market. Choosing the right phone is an intensely personal decision, and one answer may not fit all — even for those who aren’t obsessed with the minute differences in technical specifications.

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    Two former Googlers recently introduced Bodega — basically a fancy box that uses an app-based system of unlocking and payment to provide nonperishable, convenience-store-type goods to people in a specific location. Sound familiar? Kind of like a vending machine?

    4 things Silicon Valley ‘invented’ that already existed

    An “invention” that already exists has been kind of a running theme in Silicon Valley products, particularly those that tend to make a lot of people mad. Here is a roundup of some of the “best.”

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    Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. Since news of the breach, LifeLock has seen six times its usual web traffic and the company is enrolling 10 times as many new customers every hour than before the attack was disclosed.

    Who’s profiting from Equifax hack? LifeLock

    Since news of the Equifax breach, LifeLock — owned by Symantec — has seen six times its usual web traffic and the company is enrolling 10 times as many new customers every hour than before the attack was disclosed.

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    Jony Ive, chief design officer for Apple, center, and Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, show off the iPhone X during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday.

    Analysis: Apple edges closer to fraught age of facial recognition

    A whiff of dystopian creepiness has long wafted in the air whenever facial recognition has come up. Books, movies and television shows have portrayed the technology as mainly a tool of surveillance and social control. Apple sought to reverse that equation Tuesday

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    Libby is the new app from OverDrive — a company that works with many local libraries to show off their e-books and audiobooks on offer.

    App reviews: Libby, ReadThisNext

    App reviews: Libby is the new app from OverDrive — a company that works with many local libraries to show off their e-books and audiobooks on offer. ReadThisNext helps you pick your next read by following your favorite authors to see what they suggest.

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off the event for a new product announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. “I love hearing his voice and his inspiring message, and it was only fitting that Steve should open his theater,” Cook said. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Steve Jobs still looms large at Apple

    For the many Apple watchers who’ve questioned whether Tim Cook will ever match the company’s innovation mojo under Steve Jobs, for the analysts who’ve wondered whether this would be the moment when Cook stepped out of Jobs’ shadow, Cook seemed to have an answer: He’s fine with embracing the legacy of his predecessor.

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    An elector casts a ballot last year for president of the United States.

    Editorial: The flaws in the Electoral College

    Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was just the latest example of the Electoral College overruling the will of the popular vote in electing a president. In this editorial, the Daily Herald argues it’s time for the country to re-examine the usefulness of that system.

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    Lombard residents are fighting plans to install lighted billboards on Glenbard Wastewater Authority property, the source of a controversy that flared in the past week.

    Davis: Lighted billboards? Smelly plants? Give us a call.

    Columnist Jim Davis: Two big stories converged on a sewer treatment plant and underscored the value of a phone call to the newspaper.

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    Storms’ reminder
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Storms across the gulf states, the Atlantic coast and other southeastern states are beginning to subside and the monumental task of rebuilding has begun.

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    College libraries behind the times
    A Libertyville letter to the editor: College books can come with ridiculous price tags.

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    Pardon precedents
    An Arlington Heights letter to the editor: I am always amazed at liberals whose rudimentary knowledge of American history is so appalling.

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    Beware the alarmists
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: “The sky is falling. The sky is falling,” said the frightened little chicken.

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    Amnesties are no immigration solution
    A Wisconsin letter to the editor: Your Sept. 5 editorial, “Congress has duty and ability to protect ‘Dreamers,’ “ parrots a familiar but unproven argument: Removal of illegal aliens would be a “blow to the economy.”

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    Editorial didn’t cite all the facts
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: I was dismayed that your recent editorial regarding Elk Grove Township was unfair in representing my viewpoint and didn’t state some pertinent facts.

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    Editorial didn’t cite all the facts
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: I was dismayed that your recent editorial regarding Elk Grove Township was unfair in representing my viewpoint and didn’t state some pertinent facts.

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    ‘Others money,’ not problem-solving
    An Elgin letter to the editor: After years of listening and watching the actions of what is called the progressive movement in this country, it still baffles me that the folks who embrace these changes (health care, college for all, minimum base incomes, etc.) spend enormous amounts of money and time to make each of these a political/social issue instead of just solving the problem.

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    Don’t abandon Endangered Species Act
    A Bloomingdale letter to the editor: With all the Congressional drama happening in Washington, DC, I don’t want to forget about one of our most fundamental environmental laws: the Endangered Species Act.

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