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GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts promote our freedom, in Asia and globally

GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts promote our freedom, in Asia and globally

The Beijing Independent Film Festival was abruptly shut down over the weekend of Aug. 23-24. With timing likely to be considered too contrived in a movie script, this crackdown occurred just before Hollywood’s Aug. 25 Emmy awards for television programs.

August 30, 2014 12:06 pm
NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

NEW YORK | NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope.

August 03, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call changed economy, society and ourselves

GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call changed economy, society and ourselves

The telecom hills are alive with the sounds of mergers, with two at crescendo. In February, Comcast agreed to purchase Time Warner for $45 billion. AT&T last month announced purchase of DirecTV, which if confirmed is valued at about $48.5 billion. Other possible deals provide background …

June 14, 2014 12:00 am

Mobile devices will tell you what to do with your downtime

SOUTH HOLLAND | In the future, you'll be able to place orders or help your kids with their homework on credit card-sized mobile devices that you'll be able to use by tracing your finger in the air nearby.

May 19, 2014 10:00 am

Microsoft executive will talk tech in manufacturing

SOUTH HOLLAND | A Microsoft executive will outline the future of technology in manufacturing at an upcoming luncheon.

April 26, 2014 10:37 am
Walmart to begin video game trade-in program

Walmart to begin video game trade-in program

SCHERERVILLE | Tired of the same old games?

March 25, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Cool apps for the cold

Cool apps for the cold

With the Midwest coated in the polar vortex chill, many, myself included, are staying in and avoiding leaving the friendly warmth of our homes. With the perks of smartphones and tablets, staying in is easier than ever, so what better way to forget the cold than to read about the best apps to…

February 18, 2014 1:21 pm
Device Devotee: Playstation 4 or Xbox One?

Device Devotee: Playstation 4 or Xbox One?

I am sure you fine folks have heard about the new Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, the most recent gaming systems to hit the market. (According to a recent study by the Entertainment Software Association, 37 is the average age of a game player and 41 is the average age of a game buyer.) But t…

January 21, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Pace of technological race is picking up

YOUNG VOICES: Pace of technological race is picking up

With Apple’s recent press conference and companies revealing a smart watch, the high-tech race continues to heat up the technological market.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call has changed our economy, society and ourselves

GUEST COMMENTARY: Placing a call has changed our economy, society and ourselves

The phones are busy, and so are the companies that design, make and market information devices. As with earlier communications technologies, smartphones are helping to disseminate political power and foster the growth of equality. Overall, however, the interplay between technology and societ…

September 07, 2013 12:00 am
JOHN DAVIES: Making ‘light bulbs go off’ for kids

JOHN DAVIES: Making ‘light bulbs go off’ for kids

When you work around creative and innovative people, the conversation inevitably turns to innovation and youth.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Region companies place in Best Place to Work list

INDIANAPOLIS | Multiple companies with region ties were honored as some of the best places to work in Indiana.

May 03, 2013 10:30 am

EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser pact

AMSTERDAM | The European Union has fined Microsoft 561 million euros ($733 million) for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company's flagship Windows operating system.

March 06, 2013 3:36 pm
Review: 'Nike+ Kinect,' 'Your Shape' sweat it out

Review: 'Nike+ Kinect,' 'Your Shape' sweat it out

Why wait to work out, or even leave your living room, when you can get your heart rate up at home with these recently released fitness games?

January 04, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Ask yourself: What would Nathan Myhrvold gift?

Ask yourself: What would Nathan Myhrvold gift?

Anybody can giftwrap a matching apron and oven mitts. But if you really want to impress the foodie in your life, give the gift of kitchen tech.

November 21, 2012 12:00 am

Bing to duel Google with Facebook-friendly format

SAN FRANCISCO | Microsoft's Bing search engine is heading in a new direction as it drills deeper into Facebook's social network and Twitter's messaging service to showcase information unlikely to be found on Google.

May 11, 2012 12:00 am

BUSINESS MARKETING: Use of the Windows key can speed tasks

Q: I try to use my Windows key whenever I think of it because I know it can save time. Do you have a list of Windows 7 shortcuts that use the Windows key?

March 03, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Mobile devices will dominate our lifestyles this year

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mobile devices will dominate our lifestyles this year

The Great Recession might have delayed the onslaught of mobile devices as a driver of our digital culture, but 2011 will be the year when many aspects of our lifestyles are influenced by mobile communications:

January 11, 2011 12:00 am
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