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Beacons enlighten show planners with vital data
By Richard Klicki
Oct 11, 2017 1:00 AM
Bluetooth-enabled wearable beacons are the latest technology trend helping event organizers and attendees gather and analyze valuable data.
Elk Grove Technology Park group unveils plans for potential $1 billion development
By Chacour Koop
Oct 10, 2017 4:46 PM
A real estate group potentially building a $1 billion development in Elk Grove Village has released its most detailed plans yet ahead of a meeting next week.
Rising fees have bitcoin users rethinking practicality
Oct 7, 2017 8:12 AM
For many companies hoping to do commerce via bitcoin, the fees are prohibitive.
Study: Thousands of Macs, PCs may be vulnerable to attack
Oct 7, 2017 7:19 AM
An analysis of more than 70,000 Mac computers being used in businesses and organizations has revealed a firmware vulnerability that could be exploited by a determined, well-resourced attacker. Thousands of computers, if not more, are potentially in danger. And Windows-based machines are even more likely to be at risk.
How Facebook fought to avoid political ad disclosure rules
Sarah Frier and Bill Allison
Oct 7, 2017 7:17 AM
Facebook is pledging greater transparency about who's behind election-related ads online. For years, the company fought to avoid it.
Review: Hands-on with Google's new Pixel 2 phone
Oct 7, 2017 7:22 AM
Google is accelerating its push into making its own devices. The firm on Wednesday introduced two new smartphones, a new laptop called the Pixelbook, a stylus and new wireless earbuds called Pixel Buds. It also debuted "Mini" and "Max" versions of its Google Home hub. But the stars of the show, really, were the new Pixel 2 smartphones.
Study: New cars are more distracting than ever
Ashley Halsey III
Oct 7, 2017 7:20 AM
New-model cars are loaded with more driver distractions than ever before, including navigation systems that take an average of 40 seconds to program, according to a study of more than two dozen 2017 vehicles. "It's a staggering increase in the technology and complexity of the vehicle in the last two to three years," said David Strayer, lead scientist in the study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Apps: Ikea Place, Visit a City
Oct 7, 2017 7:15 AM
App reviews: Furniture giant IKEA is taking advantage of Apple's new capabilities for augmented reality with IKEA Place, an app that lets you place IKEA furniture on pretty much any surface at which you can point a camera. Ever wanted to just pick a place on the map and go? Visit a City's designed to make that dream as close to reality as possible.
Review: 10 minutes with Samsung HMD Odyssey VR headset and Windows 10
Oct 7, 2017 7:18 AM
Microsoft recently showed off a slew of new high-end virtual reality headsets for Windows 10 PCs from a number of partners to show off the breadth of its ecosystem, including a new $500 set from Samsung. This may be the beginning of the beginning of VR for the average person.
Mattel cancels plans for a kid-focused AI device after privacy complaints
By Hayley Tsukayama
Oct 7, 2017 7:00 AM
Mattel has decided not to move forward with plans to sell a kid-focused smart hub. Children's health and privacy advocates this week petitioned the toy giant not to release the device, which they argued gave the firm an unprecedented look into the personal lives of children.
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