It is not too late to sign up for the Illinois State Genealogical Society's 2014 Fall Conference on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in O'Fallon. Complete details are provided in the free September/October issue of the ISGS Newsletter, accessible from the society's website at http://www.ilgensoc.org.
URBANA — When Urbana High School sophomore Javon Jackson first heard about the new toy his teacher was about to make a part of gym class, he couldn't believe his ears.
URBANA — Volo Broadband has extended its fiber optic gigabit Internet service to parts of central Urbana and announced plans for rolling out the service to other parts of Champaign-Urbana.
The service makes possible upload/download speeds of 1,000 megabits per second for as little as $29.95 a month, according to company CEO Peter Folk.
CHAMPAIGN — A University of Illinois startup company has attracted $650,000 in financing as a result of developing gesture-recognition technology that can be used in wearable electronics.
The hotly anticipated iPhone 6 arrived on Sept. 9 in two versions, both with larger screens than existing iPhones. Other than modest performance upgrades, they won't determine the future, unless Apple's new charge/debit payment system succeeds.
They're 4-0 and leading their conference. But Arcola High's high-scoring football team isn't the talk of a sports-crazed community this morning.
"The students are excited about the football team, too," superintendent Tom Mulligan said. "But they're really excited about the iPads. It's neat to be able to say the kids are excited about education."
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale.