Technology

Device helps athletes monitor practice

CHAMPAIGN — Adam Tilton has developed a gesture-recognition device to help athletes monitor what they've done in practice.

Using it, weight lifters can check on how many curls or hammer curls they've done during workouts. Sprinters can find out how many strides they took, and swimmers can keep track of how many strokes they used while doing laps.


DS Volition seeking city incentives to remodel, expand

CHAMPAIGN — Video game developer DS Volition is seeking about $200,000 in incentives from the city of Champaign so the company can remodel its downtown offices and expand by as many as 100 employees.

Without the incentives, the company said it may have to consider other locations outside downtown Champaign because the remodeling would be cost-prohibitive.


Rich Warren: Cable options on the rise - and so is the cost

Can you believe a technology columnist who wrote a high school term paper explaining why pay TV would never succeed? Of course, back then pay TV consisted of an experiment by Zenith to broadcast one channel of pay TV in Chicago.


Monticello council OKs fiber deal

MONTICELLO — The council became the second entity to approve purchase of the joint fiber optic network that has been installed throughout the city.

Aldermen approved an amendment to the four-entity intergovernmental agreement that sets the cost to take ownership at $306,074, with the city's share being around $76,500.


Zebra to spend $3.45 billion on Motorola business

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion that is both technological and geographical.


36 hours of unbridled creativity

This weekend, participants in Hack Illinois will try to show off high-tech prowess for bragging rights, as well as some cash, prizes

Laptops: Check.

Backpacks: Check.

4,300 cans of Red Bull: Check.


'Heartbleed' bug causes major security headache

ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers
MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers


Rich Warren: VHS may not look good on new TV

Will a new TV bring an old VHS tape to life? That's the quandary from this St. Joseph reader: "This involves transferring VHS tape to a DVD. I know you have written repeatedly on this and I have the columns in which you address that so I think I know what to do. But before I go to that trouble, here is what I ran into that has me questioning if I should proceed.


State's questions resolved on UI solar farm

A field of solar panels designed to supply about 2 percent of the electricity demand at the University of Illinois has cleared a major hurdle with the state, and officials are hopeful installation will start later this year.


Students warned: Think before hitting 'send'

THOMASBORO — Praireview-Ogden Junior High students learned about responsible — and irresponsible — social media use at a school seminar.

Dan Bolsen, a University of Illinois academic counseling graduate assistant, spoke to students last week about the power of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.


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