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Rich Warren: The latest gadgets invade our privacy

If you fear your TV spies on you, disconnect it when not in use. Pull the AC power cord. Depending upon what you watch on your so-called "smart" TV, disable its WiFi and/or disconnect its ethernet cable.

Obviously, that won't work if you watch programming via the internet. Everything is a trade-off. Many of the latest "smart" features require two-way communications.

Who lives here? March 18, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

#TheMJs, March 17, 2017

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

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Top o' the Morning, March 17, 2017

COLE HENKE won't skip the NCAA tournament. But his current location makes it tricky.

"I haven't missed one in years and don't plan on missing one now," Henke said.

The UI broadcast journalism major from Belleville is spending the semester in Canberra, Australia. He is studying at the Australian National University and "having an amazing time."

Entertainment listings, March 16-23, 2017

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Next week

PRAIRIE GARDENS FAIRYTALE GARDEN FAIR

Frank's Faves: St. Patrick's Day movies

This week: A funny thing happened to my genealogy a couple years ago. I became a wee bit Irish ...

Who lives here? March 11, 2017

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

LAST WEEK'S ANSWER

Entertainment listings, March 9-16, 2017

SPECIAL EVENTS

This weekend

BECKMAN INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE

Nick Offerman returning to UI for Japan House event

URBANA — Actor/humorist Nick Offerman will return to town to take part in "Whisky, Wood and Barbecue," a fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. April 1 for Japan House, founded by his mentor, Shozo Sato.