Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reveled a $50 million project to provide internet access to more than 100,000 CPS students to help bridge the digital divide.
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Lightfoot: High Speed Internet Plans For 100,000 CPS StudentsChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot reveled a $50 million project to provide internet access to more than 100,000 CPS students to help bridge the digital divide.
T-Mobile Customers Hit With Nationwide OutagesIf you're a T-Mobile customer hit with problems calling or texting, you're not alone.
QuarantineChat App Allows People To Connect With StrangersIf you’re missing interactions with everyday strangers, the app QuarantineChat allows a new way to connect. CBS News’ Nancy Chen reports.
Small Device With Big PromiseCBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports on a breakthrough wearable device developed at Northwester University that can track symptoms of COVID-19 patients.
E-Learning With New ComputersCBS 2's Marissa Parra reports on how a South Loop resident was able to get her neighbors to help get laptops for CPS students who needed e-learning devices.
Joliet High School Class Subjected To ZoombombingJoliet Central High School teacher Ernest Crim said the intruder screamed racial slurs and showed porn during a remote learning session. CBS 2's Tara Molina reports.
Hackers Lock Up LaSalle County Government Computer SystemHundreds of computers at the county's administrative offices in Ottawa have been rendered unusable by ransomware. CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports.
Tech Company Develops App To Keep People Off DrugsA former drug addict says she is proof that the app works. CBS News' Kenneth Craig reports.
App Can Provide Lovede Ones Updates From Operating RoomThe app called Ease allows hospital staff to share pictures and texts from the operating room. CBS News' Kenneth Craig reports.
Apple AirPods Are Losing Power FastAnd as CBS 2's Chris Tye reports, there's no cheap and easy fix.
Celebrity Shoutout App Cameo Makes LinkedIn List Of Top StartupsA hot new tech company called Cameo is the only Chicago firm to make LinkedIn’s 2019 “Top Startups” list, and they’re hiring. Cameo allows consumers to pay celebrities to give shoutouts to friends and family. CBS 2's Erin Kennedy reports.
In Elon Musk's O'Hare Express Tunnel Plan, Futuristic Passenger Pods Replaced By Tesla Electric CarsCould billionaire Elon Musk’s proposed tunnel from downtown to O’Hare International Airport be nothing more than riding a Tesla underground? In recent tweets, Musk said that’s “pretty much” the idea.
After Switching Carriers, Couple Can't Unlock Their Cell PhonesA Chicago couple was at their wits trying to unlock their phones, forced to endure a months-long runaround after switching cellular carriers. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Northwestern University Researcher Working On Brain ChipsWhat if you could make money, or type something, just by thinking about it? It sounds like science fiction, but it might be close to reality. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Santa Tracker Is Still Helping Kids Of All Ages Find Jolly Old St. NickDespite the government shutdown, NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is still tracking the movements of Santa Claus who is traveling the earth to get gifts to kids of all ages.
Co-Founder Of HQ Trivia Dead At 34The man who co-founded the popular app-driven trivia game HQ is dead. Colin Kroll also founded the short video app Vine and worked for Twitter.
New Amazon Go Store In ChicagoAmazon has opened its third cashierless store in Chicago, with a new Amazon Go location at the Ogilvie Transportation Center downtown.
Google Planning Second Office In ChicagoTech giant Google is expanding its offices in Chicago, moving into a second building just south of its current Fulton Market facility.
Former Cambridge Analytica Employee Says 'There Were More' Apps That Collected User DataA former official at Cambridge Analytica is sharing what she considers some of the data firm's questionable practices. Brittany Kaiser worked at the British-based company from 2014 until this January before the company shut down.
AAA Study: Android Auto And CarPlay Less Distracting, But Not Safe While DrivingA new study by the AAA has examined the impact of vehicle infotainment systems on distracted driving. The study found some systems that come built-in with most new cars aren’t making the grade. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
Waymo Launches Self-Driving Taxis In CaliforniaWaymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent company, is getting ready to roll out a fleet of autonomous taxis. CBS 2's Kris Van Cleave reports the cabs won't be entirely without human drivers, though they might be miles away.
Thwart Hackers With Easier Password Security PracticesWith so many websites and apps requiring a password, it's hard to keep them all straight. Having secure passwords can prevent you from getting hacked, but most people have a tough time remembering a complicated set of letters, numbers, and characters. CBS 2's Danielle Nottingham found some ways to make it easier.
Zuckerberg To Testify On Capitol Hill AgainFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is back on Capitol Hill today for a second day of testimony. Yesterday he apologized for failing to protect the privacy of millions of users. CBS 2's John Schiumo reports.
Zuckerberg To Testify On Capitol Hill About Facebook Data ScandalFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be updating his status from Capitol Hill. He's expected to apologize once again for the social media site's mishandling of users' personal data when he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. CBS 2's John Schiumo reports.