On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week: IntelliWheels CEO Scott Daigle talks about the ways his business, in the University of Illinois Research Park, makes using wheelchairs more efficient.
URBANA — Inspired by her father and uncle, both West Point graduates, France Cordova planned as a child to attend the U.S. military academy.
Her father's West Point degree still hangs on the wall of her Washington, D.C., apartment.
But West Point didn't admit women when Cordova graduated from high school in the 1960s.
URBANA — You've felt it in your phone or laptop: the heat that builds up as the processor handles all those texts, emails and streaming videos.
Every electrical device, no matter how efficient, gives off heat, a process known as "thermal buildup." And if the temperature builds up too much, electronics stop working and things tend to melt.
Bose recently improved the versatility of its SoundTouch WiFi Internet radios while lowering prices and adding a budget $199 mono model. Bose dropped the battery-powered model because it lacked sufficient battery life.
Years ago (before computers and the Internet — as some may recall) genealogical researchers would consider joining a genealogical society by first writing a letter (and enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope) to inquire about the advantages of a membership: cost, whether volunteers can answer mail inquiries, what unique resources the society has, whether that society has published material
On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high tech difference maker. This week, Tim Sinclair, 37, CEO of RINGR, an app that lets you connect on the phone, record your conversation and instantly download it for editing, playback and sharing — with impressive sound quality.
Daily Bread fundraiser
Benefit performances for the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Renovation Fund for the new building at 118 N. First St., C, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. next Sunday at the Esquire Lounge, 106 N. Walnut St., C.
Internet freedom activist SASCHA MEINRATH, back in town today for the 15th anniversary of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, was named to Newsweek's 2012 Digital Power Index Top 100 influencers for his efforts to develop open-source, low-cost community wireless networks and for his role in fighting the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts.