Technology

Technology

Wired In: Jesse Cornman

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet JESSE CORNMAN, senior robotics engineer Psyonic, a startup lauched in 2015 at EnterpriseWorks that's changing the way people with prosthetic limbs are navigating their way through life.

I3 Broadband expanding fiber network; retail store open

CHAMPAIGN — Telecommunications provider i3 Broadband is continuing expansion of its fiber-optic network into more neighborhoods and has opened a retail store.

At the retail location at 808 Dennison Drive, C, people will be able to buy i3 internet, TV and voice services, and swap or return equipment.

Phishing scam targeting UI computer users, passwords

If you got an email message with a fax attachment from someone at the University of Illinois on Wednesday, you should probably delete it.

A two-part computer "phishing" scam ultimately designed to steal banking passwords attacked UI computer users and their off-campus email contacts as far away as Ohio.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017

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Playing Critic: Raising funds takes all the fun out of 'Vostok Inc.'

Remember the '80s?

I'm certain the creators of "Vostok Inc." do.

Graphically, it's like the game was thrown together on "MS Paint," and it uses the limited color palette characteristic of ancient EGA-capable computers, including a lot of pink.

Illinois Ancestors: Registration open for genealogical society's fall conference

Registration is now open for the Illinois State Genealogical Society's Fall Conference, set for Oct. 27-28 at the iWireless Center in Moline. To be presented in partnership with the Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society, the conference's featured speakers will be Karen Stanbary, J.H. "Jay" Fonkert, as well as Tony Burroughs, Ginger Frere, Dr.

Ameren deploys some new eyes in the sky

URBANA — Ameren Illinois, which provides electrical and natural-gas service to most of the Champaign-Urbana area, is now using a fleet of drones to detect power outages, inspect power lines and poles and plan for construction projects.

Rich Warren: 'Good enough' becoming the norm

In the pre-internet, mostly pre-digital, era, a small but significant group of people quested for quality. They kept high-end audio salons and high-end camera shops booming. While both audio aficionados and photography purists remain, their dwindling numbers point to the direction of technology and society. In most cases, "good enough" now guides us.

Wired In: Matt Yoder

Each week, staff writer PAUL WOOD chats with a high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet MATT YODER of the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study.

#TheMJs, Aug. 18, 2017

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