Ventra App Proves Popular With Transit Riders On Public DebutThe Ventra smart phone app is off to a fast start. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the first day it was available to the general public, more than 20,000 people had downloaded the free app and it was the #3 trending app at The App Store.
Orland Park Police Get OK To Use DroneThe Orland Park Police Department has announced it is the first municipal department in Illinois authorized to use a drone.
City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.
State Sets Up Task Force To Recommend Drone Rules
CPS Bringing High-Speed Internet To Every ClassroomEvery classroom at the Chicago Public Schools should have broadband wireless Internet access by next school year, thanks to a $38 million federal grant announced Tuesday.
Chicago On Track To Have 4G Service In Subways By Year's EndWorkers have completed installation of 4G data coverage inside an initial section of Chicago's subway system.
Physicists' Nobel Prize For Neutrino Research A Big Boost For Counterparts At FermilabScientists at Fermilab on Tuesday were celebrating the Nobel Prize awarded to two physicists for their work on neutrinos, subatomic particles which are notoriously difficult to study.
Personal Safety Apps: Help Is Just A Tap AwayHow can you protect yourself, when you know you will be alone, in a potentially dangerous place?
Lawsuit Seeks To Block Chicago's "Netflix Tax"The Emanuel administration has been hit with a lawsuit over a June decision to expand its taxing authority to Internet streaming services.
Marine Archaeologists Compile 3-D Images Of Lake Huron ShipwrecksChicagoans can get an up-close look at shipwrecks sunk far below the surface of Lake Huron, hundreds of miles away, without ever leaving the Windy City, thanks to new 3-D models of the ships.
In-Flight Internet Provider Gogo Opens Chicago HeadquartersGogo moved from the suburb of Itasca, Illinois, to a building in downtown Chicago that houses offices of other tech companies like Twitter and Uber. The site, which used to be called River Center, was renamed The Gogo Building.
"Remind" App Helps Teachers Keep Students Posted About Homework And TestsA smartphone app has been touted as a great communications tool for teachers, and could get a lot more use now that schools are getting back in session.