Illinois Ancestors: Black history celebrated this month

February has again been designated as Black History Month. Thus it is appropriate to highlight some websites related to this subject.

Digital library on slavery

Breaking ground at UI: Five things to know about Yahoo

With Yahoo planning to break ground Wednesday on an expanded location in the University of Illinois Research Park, here are a few things to know about the Internet giant:

Yahoo has had a presence in the UI Research Park since 2007. Its 24,000-square-foot office at 2021 S. First St., C, has about 90 employees.

UI grad returns to campus to encourage 'hackerspaces'

URBANA — If you've ever found yourself in a restaurant or clinic waiting room with a TV or three turned on, volume up, political pundits shouting at each other or game show contestants screaming, and wished it would all go away, you just may have found a friend in Mitch Altman.

Cellist plans enlightening performance

URBANA — Innovative cellist Maya Beiser has incorporated visuals in her performances before, but usually as video projections on screens.

Then, not too long ago, she became inspired by famed Korean-American artist Nam June Paik's "TV Cello," designed in 1971 for the avant-garde cellist Charlotte Moorman.

Rich Warren: 'Smart' appliances coming ... as if we need them

Las Vegas regressed to normal. Visitors once again reverted to losing money on the slot machines rather than betting on the latest hot technology. The overall take on this year's International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month was that it focused on an interconnected world of things.

Easter, Kennedy condemn online remarks about Wise

URBANA — University of Illinois President Robert Easter and Board Chairman Christopher Kennedy today condemned the hateful remarks uttered earlier this week by some students who disagreed with the chancellor's decision to hold classes on Monday.

Illinois Ancestors: Genealogy sites ranked worldwide

GenealogyInTime Magazine has released its third annual ranking of the 100 most popular genealogy websites.

Commenters not likely to be punished

Can University of Illinois students be disciplined for hurling racist and sexist insults at their chancellor on social media?

Not usually, according to Brian Farber, director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution.

City's new website aims to connect neighbors

CHAMPAIGN — City officials this week will unveil a website they hope will act as a resource and message board for residents concerned with their neighborhoods.

It's a new idea among local governments, said Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson, and one he hopes will catch fire and keep people in touch with the city and with each other.

TV news from consumer electronics show

Last week, we test drove the International Consumer Electronics Show. This week, we drive CES home.

The major nongadget action at this year's show in Las Vegas concerned TV, mainly 4K Ultra-High Definition TVs.