5 reasons to hold off on buying the new iPhone
Apple will sell no fewer than eight iPhone models in 2018. But they haven't all gone on sale yet -- and there are reasons to hold off on the two most-expensive ones that hit stores on Friday: the $1,000 iPhone XS and $1,100 XS Max.
Analysis: Amazon's Alexa is coming for your microwave, wall clock and moreAmazon.com unveiled some 70 new devices and capabilities for its Alexa product line at its Seattle headquarters Thursday. Like a rebooted Sharper Image catalog, Amazon is adding its talking artificial intelligence to a microwave, a wall clock, a wall plug, cars and more.
Review: Aibo, Sony's robot dog, will melt your heart with mechanical precisionThis much is clear: The era of the affectionate robots is dawning, and Aibo offers early evidence we're going to love them.
Mixed reviews on facial recognition scans of travelersFacial recognition has been used in more than 3 million instances by Customs and Border Protection since June 2017. But privacy advocates and civil libertarians are concerned about the devices' accuracy and potential misuse of the information they collect, and they say the technology is being rushed into use before it has been fully vetted.
'Star Wars' holograms -- the next promise of 5g technologyVodafone Group used an experimental 5G network on Thursday to conduct Britain's first live holographic call. The 3D image was also projected onto a stage for an audience, evoking parallels with the 1977 Star Wars movie scene in which the robot R2-D2 projects Princess Leia's appeal for help to Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Where do future pro gamers hone their skills? At esports camp, of course!As the esports market explodes -- by one estimate, the industry is worth $905 million and could grow to near $1.4 billion by 2020 -- video games continue to take on a new role in America's recreational landscape, not just as a legitimate competition but also as a primary hobby for adults and children alike.
New app is helping parents track their childrenA new app launching this month called "Mom I am Ok" will allow parents to set agreed-upon "check-ins" with their children or loved ones. Those check-ins arrive in the form of push notifications asking whether the phone's owner is safe.
Carson's launches online sales, sprints to reopen storesCarson's is back. A technology company bought the 120-year old bankrupt retailer, relaunched the website and is in a "sprint to reopen stores ahead of the holidays," the new company leader said.
Panel: Despite good market, boomers not ready to sell businessesAlthough the market could not be better for aging Baby Boomers to sell their businesses, many are not doing so because they are not ready to give up their work, according to financial experts speaking at the Daily Herald Business Ledger's Newsmakers Forum on Banking and Finance Thursday.
Facelift to refresh Naperville's Ogden 6 theater, with nod to nostalgiaThe Ogden 6 cheap theater in Naperville soon won't be quite so cheap. But it'll be showing first-run movies and sporting heated, reclining seats. Tickets will be $7.50 max.
Construction complete on Arlington Heights apartmentsConstruction is complete on a seven-story, 45-unit apartment building in downtown Arlington Heights, officials said this week, despite initial delays.
South Elgin's Stanley's Restaurant expanding to West DundeeEight years since opening Stanley's Restaurant and Ale House in his hometown of South Elgin, Scott Stanley is expanding his business into another Fox Valley community where his roots run deep.
Columns | Elmhurst's Stenograph dominates shorthand industry for 80 yearsSince the first machine was sold 80 years ago, Elmhurst-based Stenograph LLC's reputation for quality, accuracy and customer service has commanded almost 90 percent share among the half-dozen companies in the market, making the name synomimous with court and legal shorthand reporting.
Checkbox training doesn't fix harassmentEvery HR leader has likely told a manager that sleeping with a subordinate is a lawsuit waiting to happen, and that unwelcome sexual jokes and/or touching are inappropriate in the workplace.
Francke among 5 MPS attorneys earning top honorsHal Francke, a partner at Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle LLC has been named 2019 "Land Use and Zoning Lawyer of the Year" for the Chicagoland area by Best Lawyers.
Thinking of selling your business? Now may be a good timeSelling a business is one of the most important financial decisions in a business owner's lifetime.
Suburban Business News
from the staffs of the Daily Herald and the Business Ledger
- LislePanel: Despite good market, boomers not ready to sell businesses
- NapervilleFacelift to refresh Naperville's Ogden 6 theater, with nod to nostalgia
- BusinessConstruction complete on Arlington Heights apartments
- West DundeeSouth Elgin's Stanley's Restaurant expanding to West Dundee
- Mount ProspectMount Prospect closes deal on vacant Busse Triangle sites
- BusinessHighland Park property sold for $4.1M
- GilbertsGilberts: Village laws trump billboard company's desire for 'bigger'
- BusinessDan Hampton to help open Arlington Heights memory care facility
- Des PlainesNew partnership for podiatric care in Des Plaines
- PalatineThree new restaurants coming to Northwest Highway corridor in Palatine
- Rolling MeadowsSuburban pest control company's growth built on vision -- and bedbugs
- BataviaBatavia council likes plan for another assisted-living facility
- GurneeWhy tech firm sees Gurnee as the 'diamond prairie,' home to new cellphone, warfare material
- LisleConstable: When a tree falls, sympathy, sadness take root
- LincolnshireFlavorful fine dining impresses at Three Embers in Lincolnshire
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