Bigger, pricier iPhone expected at Apple event

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales.

Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumored iPhone with a screen that's bigger than the one on last year's dramatically designed model , the iPhone X.

Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

LONDON (AP) — Google is going to Europe's top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend "right to be forgotten" rules to its search engines globally.

The technology giant is set for a showdown at the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Tuesday with France's data-privacy regulator over an order to remove search results worldwide upon request.

Wired In: Mitch Minarick

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference maker. This week, meet MITCH MINARICK, founder and CEO of FarmAfield, which lets users buy crops and livestock with the click of a button. After graduate work at the University of Illinois, he worked as a research professor at University of Nebraska.

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Illinois Ancestors | FamilySearch posts strategy for records preservation

FamilySearch has taken on the "nearly impossible feat' of preserving all genealogical records around the world, sometimes with 330 cameras operating in 50 countries and capturing as many as 40 million digital images of records each year.

Just Askin' | High-tech upgrade for Champaign McDonald's

Q: What's happening at the McDonald's on Mattis Avenue?

A: It's being remodeled with digital kiosks, Bluetooth tables and digital drive-thru menu boards.

Wired In: Pablo Perez-Pinera

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet University of Illinois bioengineering professor PABLO PEREZ-PINERA. He and physics professor Jun Song are affiliated with the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

UI Chicago to use DPI funds for research facilities for medicine, computers

CHICAGO — New research facilities to build on breakthroughs in therapeutic drugs and computer technology are the University of Illinois at Chicago's priorities for a new UI-led statewide innovation network.

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Chunk of DPI funds put UI's planned data-sciences hub on fast track

URBANA — A "world class" data-sciences center for the Urbana-Champaign campus, in the works for more than a year, is on a fast track because of state funding allocated to the University of Illinois for the Discovery Partners Institute and its statewide innovation network.