Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach

A data breach at Supervalu may have affected about 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.

Rich Warren: Collectors spinning a profit with turntables

Cleaning out vintage audio components cluttering your basement or attic?

One reader expressed curiosity about whether old electronics retain any value.

"Do you have any idea of the second-hand value of a hi-fi system consisting of a Dynaco pre-amp, power-amp and FM tuner, kit-built and all tube, with a Thorens turntable and Shure SME arm, with 2 ARX speakers from 1968?"

Collaboration of art, math brings beautiful quilt creations

URBANA — Nina Paley took the DIY ethos to the max when she made her ground-breaking, award-winning feature movie "Sita Sings the Blues," doing all the time- and labor-intensive animation herself.

Rich Warren: Local connection brings much satisfaction

Everyone pile on Comcast!

Face it, Comcast is the business you love to hate, sort of like combining the old phone company monopoly, the power company and throw in computer tech support for seasoning.

If Lily Tomlin revised her Ernestine skit today, she would be working for Comcast.

Unlike the old Bell system or the power company, Comcast is not a monopoly.

WDWS, News-Gazette to merge websites

The website for Champaign radio station WDWS will soon look a little different.

As a part of the joint news-gathering effort between The News-Gazette and WDWS, the website will soon take you to a shared News-Gazette-WDWS website.  It will look similar to the current News-Gazette website.

Founder: Sony Biotechnology had 'fantastic employees' here

CHAMPAIGN — Sony's stay in Champaign lasted not much longer than a single presidential term.

Sony acquired Champaign-based iCyt Mission Technology in 2010 and two years later changed the name to Sony Biotechnology.

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?