February 6, 2014 |
Tired of swiping right to no avail? New dating app Hinge could be the answer to your problems - or the start of more. I put both to the test to see if tried-and-true Tinder held court against the new kid in schoo - I mean, within your geographical radius. Tinder How it works: If you've been living under a rock or have just emerged from a long-term relationship (so, pretty much the same as living under a rock), Tinder is Generation Y's answer to dating: rapid-fire physical judgment followed by bitter disappointment at the person's weird way of holding a fork.
February 5, 2014 |
EAT Roots, Rock, Reggae Roots Handmade Pizza 1924 W. Chicago Ave. 773-645-4949 Celebrate Bob Marley's 69th birthday with a Jamaican jerk shrimp pizza featuring pineapple, pickled onions and jalapenos, green peppers and scallions ($20), $3 Red Stripe beers, $5 Planter's Punch cocktails, a reggae playlist and a best "island-themed attire" contest with a $100 gift card prize. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover. Metal Beers & Burgers Kuma's Corner 2900 W. Belmont Ave. 773-604-8769 Kuma's Too 666 W. Diversey...
December 26, 2013 |
Being a sports fan is serious business. Lifelong friends and business partners Ross Karel, Todd Heyden and Jason Kreiter know that firsthand. "We're sports guys," said Heyden, 30, a founding partner of Lock. As sports guys, they figured there was a fan experience missing for a younger, fast-paced generation. "We just wanted to build something that would change the reputation of what fantasy [leagues] had become, something that was so time consuming that there's a reason only a minority of sports fans are playing fantasy," Heyden said.
November 19, 2013 |
What WOULD you say? A new Facebook app developed by Princeton students in a 36-hour hackathon is making the rounds, and it's eerily accurate at copying how users talk on the social networking site. What Would I Say asks users to login using their Facebook, and using fancy terminology like bigram and unigram probabilities, trains a “bot” to mimic any given users way of speaking. Past comments and status messages are mashed up, and the results range from dead-on accurate to hilariously bizarre.
November 11, 2013 |
Fed up with the multiple taps it took for his Ventra card to work, Michael Askew turned his problematic taps into a problem app. Askew, 35, this month created an app for iPhones called “Ventra Fails.” CTA riders can record when and where their Ventra cards fail. The CTA announced last week it is slowing its transition to Ventra, a new fare payment system, while system operator Cubic works out glitches that have ranged from long customer service waits to delayed mailings of cards to slow processing time once a Ventra card has been tapped.
October 17, 2013 |
Even some 800 miles away, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jason Corbin couldn't help but hear about Chicago's struggles with increasing violence. “On the East Coast we turn on the news and the first thing we hear about is Chicago,” said Corbin, 32, a native of Long Island. As a firefighter and police officer, Corbin felt an obligation to keep the public safe, even if the distance between the two cities made it seem impossible. But as a self-proclaimed “tech guy,” he knew just the way to make it happen.