Are we one step closer to space tourism?
Virgin Galactic launched a spacecraft more than 50 miles high Thursday, reaching the Federal Aviation Administration's definition of space and capturing a long-elusive goal for the company founded by Richard Branson that one day wants to fly tourists through the atmosphere.
In annual ranking of most common passwords, 'donald' makes its debutThe word "password" and the numbers "123456" are yet again the most commonly used passwords, according to an annual ranking of the worst passwords to use published by the software company SplashData. But another password made the list for the first time this year: 'donald.'
Could Amazon Go be coming to an airport near you?Retail and airport experts agree that the Amazon Go model could bring a major boon to the company and airport shopping as a whole.
4 tech tasks to keep your parents safer onlineWhen you're home for the holidays, or the next time you visit your folks, offer to help with a few tasks that can keep your parents safer online.
Problems with facial recognition easy to see, hard to manageAn unusual consensus emerged recently between artificial intelligence researchers, activists, lawmakers and many of the largest technology companies: Facial recognition software breeds bias, risks fueling mass surveillance and should be regulated. Deciding on effective controls and acting on them will be a lot harder.
How does a tech billionaire say sorry for his unauthorized wedding? With an app, of course.Sean Parker repaid California for his multi-million dollar wedding in the redwoods. In kind of the best way.
How tech workers are fueling a new employee activism movement"It's increasingly feasible for employees to lead social movements within their organization," said Jerry Davis of the University of Michigan. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the tech industry.
Amazon may be working on 'database of suspicious persons' using facial recognitionA patent application filed by Amazon offers a vision of how doorbell cameras could be equipped with new technology that would allow the devices to gather data and identify people considered to be "suspicious."
Esports players say 'dream job' is more than fun and games"It's definitely my dream job. But over time, it's become more and more a of a job ... It isn't as fun as anymore, I see it more of a job now," said Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen, better known on the League of Legends circuit as "Santorin." He says he logs up to 14 hours of gameplay per day, and only sees his friends "once a year, for 5-8 hours."
'What is bitcoin?' According to Google, people still don't know'What is bitcoin?' was the most searched definition in the U.S. and U.K. in 2018, according to Google Trends.
How to plan your smart home -- and weigh privacy risksTechnology companies are pushing the "smart home" hard, selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn't know you needed. But before you succumb to the temptation -- for yourself or others -- consider that these devices might also give companies and hackers a key to your homes.
The American dream comes true for Lake Zurich business ownerSergio Briseno expanded his authentic Mexican restaurant in Lake Zurich.
The next step: Do you have the right people in place?Whether your business is positioned for growth or your exit, personnel decisions can weigh heavily on the process. If you're on the growth track, you'll need to know whether you have the right resources in place to support your growth plan. When you're ready to hand the business to the next generation, you'll need to be honest about whether your family members have the skills needed -- or the desire -- to take over the business.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- Lake ZurichThe American dream comes true for Lake Zurich business owner
- Elk Grove VillageWill 'Makers Wanted' in Bahamas Bowl name work for Elk Grove? Marketers say yes
- MundeleinMundelein to allow restaurant patrons to bring their own wine
- Elk Grove VillageWill Bahamas Bowl help Elk Grove? Some like sponsorship, some still skeptical
- BusinessAllstate CEO calls for efforts to fight climate change
- Des PlainesRiddell, Pop Warner renew partnership
- ElginFuneral home plans to open Elgin's first crematorium
- Oakbrook TerraceFerrara Candy moving from Oakbrook Terrace to Chicago
- Vernon HillsAldi adds to grocery store options in Vernon Hills area
- Buffalo GroveBrown associate brokers three property sales
- Hoffman EstatesEx-CEO of Hoffman Estates company imprisoned for pocketing $2.2 million in investments
- BartlettAmbassador visits Bartlett manufacturers
- Carol StreamTeam Concept Printing marks 20th anniversary
- PalatineGroups donate to Dist. 211 trades program
- LibertyvilleCFO of Libertyville auto parts company indicted on embezzlement charges
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