Technology

Technology

Rich Warren: An in-car CD player that strikes a chord

Meet my new CD player. It came with four wheels and a hybrid engine as part of the new 2017 Honda Accord. Unlike my other CD players it offers five color choices for its large and impressive LCD displays. Best of all, it sounds fabulous.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Newsletters and blogs keep us updated

Having a subscription (free!) to a regularly (or irregularly) scheduled newsletter delivered to one's email address can be interesting as well as informative.

For the retirees, Aug. 14-22, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Wired In: William Widjaja

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, William Widjaja, 19, an electrical engineering major and CEO of Tweetsense.

How did you get the idea?

#TheMJs, Aug. 12, 2016

On Fridays, Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) will provide a quick glance at the best that Twitter has to offer.

TOP TWEETS

SPORTS

Rich Warren: Radio interference is everywhere

We live in a miasma of radio waves. Every year new technologies add more waves to the mix. Fortunately, by the time most radio waves enter or pass through your body they are too weak to cause damage. The jury remains out concerning cellphone radio waves because of their proximity to your body.

For the retirees, Aug. 7-15, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Wired In: Naira Hovakimyan

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Naira Hovakimyan, the Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois. She co-founded IntelinAir with CEO Alfred Eisaian.

What's the current state of development in IntelinAir?

Rich Warren: Reader needs help fixing screen ratio

Until high-definition television rolled into town, nearly square TV screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio dominated the world and nearly all TV broadcasts perfectly filled that screen. Only rented movies in their original widescreen aspect ratio failed to fill the screen.

Urbana council OKs agreement for sale of iTV-3

URBANA — The expansion of fiber-optic internet throughout Champaign-Urbana will likely speed up soon after a memorandum of understanding was reached Monday night allowing CountryWide Broadband to buy the stalled iTV-3 Inc.