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Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

LANSING | The Digital Bookmobile National Tour (www.digitalbookmobile.com) will showcase the free eBook service at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 29. At these free events, readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from the library through…

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Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

Lansing Public Library to host digital bookmobile national tour event, share book experience

On July 29 the Digital Bookmobile will visit the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., to teach patrons about the library's digital offerings.

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Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

The “X1 Remote Voice" is a voice-enabled app so customers can control the TV with their voice (change the channel, find movies and TV shows, etc.). Comcast says its Xfinity TV Remote app has been downloaded 10 million times.

July 23, 2014 1:42 pm
Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

The “X1 Remote Voice with TV” is a voice-enabled app so customers can control the TV with their voice (change the channel, find movies and TV shows, etc.). Comcast says its Xfinity TV Remote app has been downloaded 10 million times.

July 23, 2014 1:42 pm
Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

Trays or low baskets are perfect for storing remote controls. "Oh, and definitely don’t store them beside the TV,” said Liz Jenkins, a professional organizer in Franklin, Tennessee. “As with everything in your house, you should store it closest to where you’ll be using it."

July 23, 2014 1:42 pm
Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

Disorganized remotes? 7 creative answers

The J-Me Cozy Remote Control Tidy, made of non-skid rubber with voluptuous curves in bright primary colors, is one of a number of remote-control organizers that come in a variety of prices and styles.

July 23, 2014 1:42 pm
Comcast bringing Internet access to low-income families in Thornton Township

Comcast bringing Internet access to low-income families in Thornton Township

DOLTON | Comcast is expanding Internet access into Thornton Township for low-income families who might otherwise not be able to afford it.

July 17, 2014 12:35 pm
Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

INDIANAPOLIS | A six-year battle over a website address between a LaPorte resort and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau appears headed for the Indiana Supreme Court.

July 16, 2014 4:30 pm Related

Committee narrows candidates for Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Judicial Nominating Committee selected three candidates Wednesday to fill the position of Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge. 

July 02, 2014 6:28 pm

D.167 approves technology upgrades

GLENWOOD | Brookwood School District 167 took the next step toward providing more focused science, technology, engineering and math education for its students by approving an infrastructure project Monday.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

T1red of p@sswords? Y0u @re N*t @lone!

CHICAGO | Good thing she doesn't need a password to get into heaven. That's what Donna Spinner often mutters when she tries to remember the growing list of letter-number-and-symbol codes she's had to create to access her various online accounts.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am

Techies can get civic-minded at Gary Hack Night

GARY | Techies, coders and others outside of city government could be the source of new ideas needed to reverse Gary's long, continual decline.

June 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Computer problems temporarily shut down driver's license facilities

SPRINGFIELD | The main computer for the Illinois Secretary of State's office stopped working for about three hours Thursday, bringing a halt to potentially thousands of transactions ranging from car license renewals to corporate filings.

June 19, 2014 3:59 pm

Illinois puts $2.5M into tech center expansion

CHICAGO | Illinois officials are putting $2.5 million into expanding a downtown Chicago center for startup companies called 1871, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Tuesday.

June 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Tear down that cubicle wall, office furniture designers say

Tear down that cubicle wall, office furniture designers say

Office workers have often found themselves lined up in uniform rows of utilitarian cubicles under a steady fluorescent glare.

June 14, 2014 5:00 am Video 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

Prison visiting hours affected by computer switch

SPRINGFIELD | Every prison in the state will be closed to visitors for one day later this month to allow officials to install a new computer system.

June 11, 2014 4:04 pm

GUEST COMMMENTARY: Technology knocked nation off its flight path

Are you satisfied with the direction our country is headed? Do you really like the path we are on to give our children and grandchildren a wonderful life in the future?

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Energetic carbon rules would hurt Hoosiers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally revealed plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that could be devastating for Indiana.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
Porter Co. man leads state Libertarian Party ticket

Porter Co. man leads state Libertarian Party ticket

INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County man selected by the Libertarian Party last month to head its 2014 electoral ticket soon officially will have company in the race for Indiana secretary of state.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
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