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    If you don’t mind the size and the price bump, the iPhone 8 Plus is more appealing than the iPhone 8. The camera features are worth paying for — as is the extra battery life — even if it does feel a little cumbersome at times if you’re not accustomed to the size.

    Review: Are Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus worth the upgrade?

    Apple has three new phones coming this fall. While most of the attention has been focused on the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will hit stores first — and at a lower price than the iPhone X’s $1,000 price tag. They go on sale starting at $699 and $799, respectively. How much of an upgrade are we getting with these two phones?

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    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk congratulates teams competing on the Hyperloop Pod Competition II at SpaceX’s Hyperloop track in Hawthorne, Calif., Sunday, Aug 27, 2017. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX is approximately one mile in length with a six-foot outer diameter.

    The real winner in SpaceX student hyperloop competitions? Elon Musk

    In the two years since Elon Musk’s SpaceX started organizing student hyperloop competitions, the rocket company has found a unique formula for luring talent at little cost. While most companies spend extensively on recruiting, the hyperloop competitions consistently bring in eager, young prospects on their own dime jockeying to show off their abilities.

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    Want to make the leap from an Android phone to the iPhone? The good news is that Apple has an app that will help you switch from Android to iOS. But there are some roadblocks, even with guidance from the app.

    How to switch from Android to iOS

    Want to make the leap from an Android phone to the iPhone? The good news is that Apple has an app that will help you switch from Android to iOS. But there are some roadblocks, even with guidance from the app. Here are five tips to help you along the way.

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    This week’s Tokyo Game Show will feature a main-stage tournament for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a hit online survival PC game that’s been downloaded more than 10 million times since March.

    Move over consoles, PC gaming is back

    After taking a back seat to consoles for the past few years, personal computers are enjoying a resurgence in gaming, thanks to the popularity of e-sports, customizable machines and faster software releases.

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    By adding support for 4K content, Apple TV joins competitors such as Roku in offering super-high definition quality for shows and films.

    Review: New Apple TV 4K finally catches up to competitors

    Apple is ramping up its push into the living room, making sure that its main vehicle for its entertainment ambitions — the Apple TV — is ready for the future. By adding support for 4K content, Apple joins competitors such as Roku in offering super-high definition quality for shows and films. But, because it’s Apple, this 4K version has its own particular flair.

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    Senior vice president of hardware for Google Rick Osterloh, second from left, speaks during a press conference in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services. With Osterloh is, from left, Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, and Chia-Lin Chang, president of smartphones and connected devices for HTC.

    Analysis: Can Google, HTC crack the Apple-Samsung smartphone duopoly?

    Google’s announcement that it would pay $1.1 billion for HTC’s smartphone unit prompted waves of speculation about what might come next from this hookup. But here’s one hope: that Google’s clout and HTC’s design can give us something to challenge Apple and Samsung.

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    Phil Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, speaks about iPhone X during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday.

    50-year-old facial recognition goes mainstream with Apple iPhone X

    Thanks to Apple’s new iPhone X, facial recognition may finally be on the verge of breaking out with consumers. The technology first developed in the 1960s has since been mostly relegated to the realm of government agencies and high-security firms. But now it’s just a matter of time before the technology starts popping up in homes, stores and on other phones, too.

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    Scientific American reports that one to two million animals are killed by motorists every year in the United States — the equivalent of one collision every 26 seconds. That doesn’t include all the raccoons, skunks and other smaller animals that usually go unreported when hit.

    Can technology prevent most roadkill accidents?

    A Brazilian start-up has developed a proprietary electronic roadside animal detection system that will alert for both large and smaller animals.

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    Video: That’s right; they made an underwater ‘Iron Man’ jetpack

    The goal was an ambitious one: Create an underwater, “Iron Man”-inspired jetpack capable of propelling someone through water faster than Olympian Michael Phelps on his best day in the pool.

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    You’ve got to make the flow go in Aqueducts, a puzzle game that has you averting drought by figuring out how to get water from a lake to a city.

    App reviews: Aqueducts, Pigments

    App reviews: You’ve got to make the flow go in Aqueducts, a puzzle game that has you averting drought by figuring out how to get water from a lake to a city. Pigments is a fun puzzler in which players must blend and clear as many dots as possible from a grid.

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    Baseball fans react as a young girl receives emergency attention after being hit by a line drive Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York.

    Editorial: Cubs, White Sox, MLB must extend netting

    In this editorial after a young girl was hit in the face by a line drive Wednesday at Yankee Stadium in New York, the the Daily Herald calls on the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and MLB to extend ballpark netting from foul pole to foul pole to protect the baseball fans.

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    The most important story we’ll ever cover. Until tomorrow.

    Columnist Jim Davis: The news in front of your face is always most important.

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    Notes on General Robert E. Lee
    A Streamwood letter to the editor: 1. In 1860, Robert E. Lee owned several large estates in Virginia and numerous slaves.

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    Stop Cook County’s lawsuit lottery
    A Marion letter to the editor: Cook County has long been known as a haven for frivolous lawsuits, so it was no surprise to read about a man who recently filed a lawsuit in Cook County court against Walgreens and McDonald’s for mistakenly applying the new soda pop tax to unsweetened sparkling water.

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    The battle between truth, opinion
    A Round Lake Beach lte: From all that I read these days, I do not believe that most Americans know any longer what is true and what is false.

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    Bill protects against techno-stalkers
    A letter to the editor: Do you trust technology companies to keep your personal information safe? What about to collect, record and sell your geographic location at any moment?

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    Bill protected Alzheimer’s sufferers
    A Buffalo Grove letter to the editor: Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease — for the person living with it, their caregivers and their family.

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    Chanting with the gusto of medieval monks
    A West Chicago letter to the editor: What illegal guns? Chicago’s mayor bemoans the proliferation of what he calls “illegal guns.” But, really, aren’t these guns nothing more than “undocumented” weapons? Why let a little paperwork separate right from wrong?

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    Who got more votes, has more expertise?
    A Kane County letter to the editor: If you wonder why people are angry enough to elect Donald Trump as our President of the United States and why newspapers are held in such contempt by many, just look at the Daily Herald’s sensational headline and article regarding budget policies.

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