Rich Warren: Good antennas, 'smart' TVs help when cutting cord

This column promises great reception of reader questions.

As Chevy Bolt rolls out nationwide, 'practical' is the word

DETROIT — The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming back to one word.

"Driving an electric vehicle is just now practical," Darin Gesse says of the Bolt. He repeats "practical" with the same fervor that Elon Musk might say "compelling."

DirecTV Now joins online services aiming to replace cable

NEW YORK — There are already a few online services that aim to replace cable, but they haven't attracted many users yet. AT&T's DirecTV hopes to change that with a new service announced Monday.

Playing Critic: A solid system for arcade generation

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Wired In: Jean Paul Allain

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet JEAN PAUL ALLAIN. He is the president, CEO and founder of Editekk, an early-stage start-up with a revolutionary process for manipulating surfaces and interfaces at the atomic level. The name sounds French, but the University of Illinois professor is from Colombia.

Rich Warren: What to put on your shopping list

I hope you remained on high ground at the Thanksgiving table, giving thanks for our family, friends and the joys we share and not rushing out to the mall or North Prospect to save a few dollars Thursday. There's plenty of time to participate in gladiator shopping on Friday.

Wired In: Sanjay Patel

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet SANJAY PATEL, 47, CEO and co-founder of Personify and an electrical and computer engineering professor at the University of Illinois.

#TheMJs, Nov. 18, 2016

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.



Rich Warren: Positively charged up about batteries

In this column mainly dealing with high tech, behold a cordless hand vacuum cleaner.

Amazon pickup location opens Wednesday in Illini Union

URBANA — Amazon's new facility on the University of Illinois campus opens Wednesday.

Amazon@Illinois, a fully staffed pickup location, will officially be in business in the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., U.

Following an opening ceremony at 11 a.m., guests will get a chance to tour the new location.