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Review: Real potential in foldable screen on Lenovo laptop
Geoffrey A. Fowler
May 19, 2019 6:22 AM
The folding laptop is trying to do just one thing: make a laptop less awkward to carry around. But can it hold up in real-world use?
Which wireless earbuds are best for headbanging? Sammy Hagar puts three to the test
Geoffrey A. Fowler
May 20, 2019 6:21 AM
Sure, sound quality, price and call quality matter for headphones. But not if the darn things won't stay in your ears as you bounce through life. See how Apple's AirPods 2, the new Beats Powerbeats Pro and the Bose SoundSport Free hold up to the rocker test.
Constable: New charity gives Des Plaines mom the furniture she needs
By Burt Constable
May 18, 2019 4:10 PM
A mom with two kids was facing eviction when she found an apartment in Des Plaines, thanks to Open Communities. A new charity called the Chicago Furniture Bank, with help from Walter E. Smithe, gives her the furniture she needs.
Mark Cuban shares business life lessons, talks politics with crowd at Judson
By Madhu Krishnamurthy
May 16, 2019 5:45 PM
Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban shared life lessons and insights about business, politics, his successes and failures, and finding inspiration with a crowd of more than 400 people at Judson University's Elgin campus Thursday.
Humanoid robot easily crosses a balance beam in video
May 11, 2019 6:00 AM
Seems fairly simple, right? But the ability to navigate such obstacles by the human body, with its complex joints and natural system for creating balance, is far more difficult to replicate in a machine, especially one that operates autonomously.
Analysis: Alexa has been eavesdropping on you this whole time
Geoffrey A. Fowler
May 11, 2019 6:24 AM
Many smart-speaker owners don't realize it, but Amazon keeps a copy of everything Alexa records after it hears its name. You can listen to your own Alexa archive. Tech writer Geoffrey Fowler did. Here's what he learned.
Mourners gather to remember people killed in Waukegan factory explosion
By Russell Lissau
May 11, 2019 7:42 AM
One week after an explosion reduced a Waukegan factory to rubble, more than 100 people gathered at the site Friday morning to remember the four employees killed by the blast.
Arlington Heights touts 'Rockwell' parade experience in video
By Christopher Placek
May 8, 2019 6:07 PM
In anticipation of Arlington Heights' centennial Memorial Day parade and ceremony, organizers have released a video recounting what's been described as the town's annual "Norman Rockwell" experience.
Take a look inside a suburban marijuana farm
By Eric Peterson
May 7, 2019 6:17 AM
As Gov. J.B. Pritzker forwards plans to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults, a medical cannabis cultivation facility in Elk Grove Village opened its doors to the media Monday in an effort to show the stringent guidelines and quality controls it follows.
How German journalists are using Snapchat to teach teens about the Holocaust
May 4, 2019 6:17 AM
"The big problem we see is the Holocaust is not being seen as close in history as it was a few years ago," said Henry Donovan, 29, a member of the Sachor Jetzt project. "We want to be a part of this process of preventing the up-and-coming youth of forgetting what happened."
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