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While it may have seemed taboo 15 or 20 years ago, online dating is now a courtship commonplace. We explore the growing prominence of dating in the digital world.

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Shootings are down over last year, a trend the Chicago Police Department hopes to continue by expanding its predictive technology.

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Why accepting cash could become a thing of the past. The growing trend for businesses to go cashless.

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What will cyber warfare of the future look like? We discuss how the private and public sector is impacted by cyberattacks.

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Lincoln Park Zoo's upcoming Sea Explorer 5-D lets visitors "dive" into the ocean in a virtual submarine. (Courtesy Attraktion!)

A new experience coming this fall to Lincoln Park Zoo will allow visitors “dive” into the ocean and explore landscapes and wildlife at the North and South Poles or in deep ocean waters. 

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Meet DiaBetty, the voice-enabled diabetes coach and educator developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to help newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes patients manage the condition.

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The governor said a bill requiring mobile apps to seek users’ permission before collecting and sharing their geolocation data would cost the state jobs without “materially” improving privacy protections.

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The man behind a weekly gathering of Chicago web developers tells us how they use their tech skills for good.

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Should cellphone users be better notified when apps seek their location data? Proponents of a new bill say more transparency is needed, but opponents say the measure is bad for business.

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BraveCamp participants at work on a project. (Courtesy of Brave Initiatives)

There are plenty of coding classes for teens and young adults in Chicago, and most of them aren’t cheap. But one local nonprofit is shaking up the landscape by offering coding classes to young women—for free.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is lending the city access to technology that police hope will help close thousands of gun cases opened every year.

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The Chicago chapter of Women Who Code wants to help shape the culture of the city’s technology industry.

The international nonprofit Women Who Code boasts 100,000 members worldwide. This week, it’s relaunching its Chicago chapter and plans to offer meet-ups and other networking opportunities.

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(Courtesy of Brookfield Zoo)

Customized activity monitoring devices are helping Brookfield Zoo staff study sleeping patterns and other behaviors in giraffes. 

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TechGirlz is “dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations,” according to its website. (Courtesy of Tracey Welson-Rossman)

An organization dedicated to teaching technology to middle school-age girls is coming to Chicago this spring.

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The new book “Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World” by Devorah Heitner.

Technology is creating challenges for today's parents. A local author has advice for how parents can plug into the changing world of social media, apps and the online world.

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Technological advances are changing not just our work, but our workplace as well. While creating whole new industries and products on the one hand, it also ushers in the decline of other, traditional industries. A panel of experts gives us a glimpse of what the workplace of the future may look like.