October 16, 2012 |
Millennials are a tech-savvy, mobile generation. But are election officials keeping up? In Illinois, many consider voter registration a time-consuming, antiquated and multi-step process. The good news is Chicago's election board is trying to bring the process into the 21 s t century. Earlier this year, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners allowed eligible voters to launch the registration process online. The board offered to print out completed forms and send them to voters for their signatures.
November 16, 2011 |
Need to know how crowded John Barleycorn is right now? Or whether there are more women than men at Vertigo Sky Lounge? How about the average age of patrons at Schoolyard Tavern? If you're in Chicago, there's an app for that. SceneTap, a mobile and web application that launched in Chicago in July, uses cameras to gather information for its facial detection software, which provides real-time stats on the age, sex and number of patrons in more than 50 bars in Chicago. While the app does not reveal any identifying information about...
December 19, 2011
Chicago folk-rockers the The Wall & the Window answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire . Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? It's very intimate, and what you hear is what you get. Sometimes we pull out the circus and use all the instruments we know how to play. And sometimes we strip it down to just the essentials: two voices and a guitar. Describe your sound in five words or less. Handcrafted folk-pop tunes.
May 9, 2013 |
A plastic gun made almost entirely with a 3D printer was fired last week, marking the first time ever a functioning firearm has been created with the technology. Well, sort of. The 3D printed gun, called “The Liberator,” was created in Austin, Texas, by an organization called Defense Distributed, which claims its goal is to “produce and publish information related to the 3D printing of firearms.” The weapon was created with a 3D printer purchased on eBay for $8,000 and assembled using 15 printed components made from ABS plastic.
May 1, 2013 |
Networking rarely sounds so good. As part of ThinkChicago - a program from Mayor Emanuel built to showcase Chicago's growing tech and startup scene - 100 students from across the country have the chance to get their hands on three-day passes to Lollapalooza, and a chance to rub elbows with some of the city's top tech companies. “You've got this international spotlight in the summer with Lollapalooza, demographically appropriate for people looking for jobs, why not use it?
February 13, 2013 |
The founders of a Chicago-based online matchmaking service say the art of courtship has evolved as technology has become more pervasive in our lives--and that's not necessarily a good thing. "We think things have went a little bit too far with Facebook, with online dating where you're just interacting with your computer," said Sarah Press, CEO and co-founder of Project Fixup. "We wanted to create a fun way to bring single people together to meet in person at a fun bar and have a conversation and see if they hit it off. " Project Fixup...