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Meet Cook County’s award-winning chief information officer who is trying to bring 21st century IT solutions to county government.

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The PKG provides clinicians with objective measurements of Parkinson’s symptoms. (Courtesy of Global Kinetics Corporation)

Treating the progressive degenerative disease can be difficult. Researchers are hoping a wearable device can provide clinicians with more objective data to inform their treatment decisions.

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Chi Hack Night co-founder Derek Eder

A weekly tech event at the Merchandise Mart celebrated a milestone last week. We take a look at the standout projects and people from its six-year history.

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A still image from the video game “Soteria,” created at the Deep Games Laboratory at DePaul University’s School of Design.

What “deep games” are and how they can provide more than entertainment. We speak with game developer Doris Rusch of the Deep Games Laboratory at DePaul’s School of Design.

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Fans can a buy a shout-out from Dennis Rodman for $1,000 on Cameo.

Are selfies the new autograph? A local company connects celebrities with their fans through personalized videos.

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Northwestern University hosts an Oxford-style debate on net neutrality this week. What are the pros and cons?

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Two Illinois politicians grabbed national headlines as they grilled Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during his testimonies before Senate and House committees this week.

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Atlanta is still in the throes of a major cyberattack. How vulnerable are cities like Chicago to hackers using ransomware?

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Facebook is facing backlash in the wake of a data privacy scandal. University of Chicago computer science professor Ben Zhao shares his perspective.

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An app developed by local researchers to predict manic episodes and depressive moods in people with bipolar disorder – based on how they interact with their cellphones – is now available to download in Apple’s app store.

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CEO Tim Cook: CPS among most diverse, forward-thinking school districts

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Chicago's Lane Tech High School.

Apple CEO Tim Cook had nothing but praise for the city of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools during one of the company’s signature product reveals Tuesday morning in Roscoe Village.

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The sign outside the main entrance to Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California. (Photo courtesy Facebook)

Facebook’s “disregard and misuse” of users’ personal data allowed a foreign firm to profile 50 million voters without their consent prior to the 2016 election, and according to a new lawsuit, it may have violated Illinois state law.

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A British firm is accused of using personal Facebook data of millions to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.

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A woman covers her mouth with a handkerchief while walking through the streets of Ahmedabad, India. (Jill Ryan / WBUR Boston’s NPR News Station / Flickr)

Air pollution kills more than one million people every year in India. A team of Chicago students are now developing an app they think will give Indians the tools needed to confront the deadly problem.

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A new study by researchers at Northwestern University could help tech developers incorporate smell into virtual reality systems, adding a new wrinkle to technology that has, thus far, focused primarily on visuals and audio.

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Artificial intelligence research has been around for more than half a century, but we’ve only recently seen developments in AI technology that might bring sci-fi film plotlines to life. Should we be afraid?

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