Technology

Rich Warren: Can't stay quiet about television sound levels

One of our online readers decries fluctuating TV sound levels.


Illinois Ancestors: Genealogist tracks digitized newspapers

California genealogist Larry Parker recently learned of many websites having digitized newspapers and forwarded his list to Richard Eastman for his online genealogy newsletter.


Rich Warren: It's time to donate your plasma (screens)

Farewell, plasma.

Recently Samsung and LG, two of the world's largest TV manufacturers, announced they would no longer manufacturer plasma TVs.


Illinois Ancestors: Scots-Irish research easier with guide

What is Scots-Irish? Where did they settle in America? Where did they come from?


Microsoft focusing more on product design

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food — or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go. Among them: dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks; a tubular meal that can be pulled with two fingers from a car cup holder base; and a fork that squeezes out sauce.


Program boosts STEM activities for Danville elementary students

DANVILLE — Last year, a classroom at South View Middle School looked more like an engineering lab.


'If you think you can do it, you can'

DANVILLE — Four days into designing an insect-themed pinball machine and building it with cardboard, a cereal box and parts of an old DVD player, 9-year-old Angolina Anderson and 8-year-old Carter Block were ready to attach a main feature.


Safety comes first on the Midway

URBANA — The day before the Midway's hair-raising new ride debuted at the Champaign County Fair, the mighty Cliffhanger went round and round for a private audience of one: an inspector with the Illinois Department of Labor.


Rich Warren: Finding media services can be bundle of trouble

Aereo, an advanced technology service that allowed residents of major cities to watch local TV stations via computer, smartphone or tablet, suffered bad reception from the Supreme Court. Unlike local cable companies, Aereo paid no royalties to broadcasters for relaying their programming, which greatly riled them.


Illinois Ancestors: New Irish Lives Remembered online

The July/August edition of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine is now available free on the Internet at http://www.irishlivesremembered.com. The cover story spotlights actor George Clooney, whose Irish ancestors left County Kilkenny and settled in Kentucky.


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