The future of autonomous delivery may be unfolding in an unlikely place: the suburbs
Officials at Nuro, a robotics company, say they were also drawn to Houston for the complexity of its metropolitan environment, a puzzle of independent communities, each with its own road conditions, zoning ordinances, parking rules and traffic laws. Some neighborhoods offer wide lanes and little traffic, others are narrow and perpetually hectic -- providing the company's robotic software a massive variety of testing conditions.
Are video games art? We asked three developers. Here's how they answered.Film critic Roger Ebert famously stated that "games cannot be art," though he later softened his stance. For developers, the question of whether video games are technically an art form has a more complicated answer.
As smartphones begin using scanned IDs, skeptics cite glitches, misuse and a growing surveillance cultureA small but passionate group of smartphone owners are resisting the recent wave of biometric security features, such as Apple's facial recognition technology and Samsung's iris and facial scans. Instead, they're sticking with passcodes or unlock patterns.
Apple plans new iPad pro in 2020, standalone AR and VR gaming headset by 2022Apple is working on a range of augmented- and virtual-reality devices underpinned by a new 3-D sensor system, according to people familiar with the plans. A new iPad Pro for release as early as the first half of 2020 will feature a new module with two camera sensors, up from one on the current model, and a small hole for the 3-D system, letting people create three-dimensional reconstructions of rooms, objects and people.
Dell unveils subscription model to counter Amazon, MicrosoftDell Technologies Inc. will offer business clients more flexible, on-demand buying options for products like servers and personal computers, seeking to counter the lure of cloud services from Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
Business students use virtual reality to prepare for boardroomsIn the business world, where relationship-building is essential, "soft" skills -- personal confidence, negotiation, active listening, calm and flexibility -- can play an outsize role. But they're often treated like inborn traits. At Fordham University this semester, business professors are challenging this notion with a high-tech teaching tool: virtual reality.
Getting Google to forget his past not easy for Mr. ABCA mystery entrepreneur with a criminal past failed to get Google to remove links to a blog post about his old conviction after he refused to disclose his name to the search-engine giant or a London judge.
Big changes at Pheasant Run? Resort to lay off 75% of its staff amid plans to restructurePheasant Run management anticipates reducing its staff by more than 75% amid plans to restructure operations at the St. Charles resort.
How West Dundee is addressing downtown traffic concernsCut-through traffic, speeding and stop sign violations are recurring issues in downtown West Dundee, police Chief Tony Gorski said. The village board recently allotted $21,222 toward addressing those safety concerns.
Bevy of new restaurants opening soon in Vernon HillsSeveral restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines will be opening soon in Vernon Hills. Salsa Street Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, Jameson's Charhouse, Ramen House Shinchan, Buttermilk Cafe, and Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea are among those on the way
Topgolf in Schaumburg opens to serious golfers and those just looking to have funSuzi Sullivan of North Barrington was among those who took advantage of the first official day at the new Topgolf in Schaumburg to practice her game with three friends from work. Though she does play golf herself, she said the friends came for the entertainment aspect.
Making the most of wellness programs: Five ways to help people take advantage of well-being programsAs people seek to improve their health habits, here are some tips to help consumers become healthier and make the most of their well-being programs.
Communities embrace potential of opportunity zonesFollowing the release of the second tranche of federal Opportunity Zone regulations by the Treasury Department in April 2019, investors and community stakeholders were emboldened by the clarity provided by those regulations to further explore ways in which the tax incentive can spur economic development in the communities that truly need it.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- St. CharlesBig changes at Pheasant Run? Resort to lay off 75% of its staff amid plans to restructure
- West DundeeHow West Dundee is addressing downtown traffic concerns
- Vernon HillsBevy of new restaurants opening soon in Vernon Hills
- SchaumburgTopgolf in Schaumburg opens to serious golfers and those just looking to have fun
- Vernon HillsInteractive experience at Hawthorn promises 'a different way to meet Santa'
- NapervilleNaperville store to 'sew locally,' 'help out globally'
- BusinessRemembering family man, lumber business founder Bob Heller
- West ChicagoNeighbors oppose proposed subdivision near West Chicago
- MundeleinGas station memorabilia from Mundelein repair shop going up for auction
- Mount ProspectMount Prospect closer to setting regulations for recreational marijuana sales
- BusinessFresh Outlook Staging owner receives top award
- GenevaPB Kitchen Design honored in two design competitions
- GurneeSuch a clatter arises as Santa arrives at Gurnee Mills
- NewsHome health care agency relocates to downtown Arlington Heights
- NapervilleAttorney: Corporate culture fostered 'a cancer like racism' in Buffalo Wild Wings case