Technology

Gearhead of the Week: Mike Hobson

Mike Hobson of Paris talks about the 1968 Camaro owned by his wife Miki.

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

University of Illinois Open Houses 2013

Open houses, which include Naturally Illinois Expo, College of Engineering Open House and Beckman Institute Open House, in conjunction with EOH, present a large variety of exhibits and demonstrations for the public across University of Illinois campus in Urbana and Champaign on Friday, March 8, 2013. The open houses, including ExplorACES on UI campus, continue today. 


Rich Warren: A few more odds and ends about batteries

My recent battery column elicited a few sparks, but I cannot confirm the veracity of the two emails I received concerning exploding lithium batteries. These emails won't be printed until I can be sure of their honesty and objectivity.


Bill restricting government use of drones clears Senate committee

SPRINGFIELD — Despite opposition from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, a bill restricting law enforcement's use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, cleared an Illinois Senate committee Wednesday.


Comet making closest approach ever to Earth

MARCIA DUNN,AP Aerospace Writer


Turbine blade breaks caused by isolated issue, manufacturer says

ARMSTRONG — An "isolated manufacturing issue" caused two wind turbines in East Central Illinois to break last year, the manufacturer of the towers said Monday.


Oso CEO wins one of three Lemelson prizes

URBANA — Oso Technologies is collecting oh, so many prizes.

On Monday, its CEO and co-founder, Eduardo Torrealba, won the $30,000 Lemelson-Illinois Student Prize for innovation.


UI volunteers help Clark-Lindsey Village residents with tech issues

By F. AMANDA TUGADE/For The News-Gazette


Reluctant Townie: Six strikes and you're out, apparently

This week, the United States' five largest Internet providers — AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon — implemented their long-threatened, er, promised Six Strikes program. The move purports to be an educational tool to combat Internet piracy but is really just a way for your provider to charge you extra fees.


Tom Kacich: Unmanned drones a concern at local level

Unmanned drones are an issue not only at the national and international level but also in Illinois and even Champaign County.

And an official with the American Civil Liberties Union believes they will become a greater concern as the use of inexpensive, technologically advanced radio-controlled planes and helicopters, as well as more expensive drones, expands.


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