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Slide to unlock: fashion in the digital age

February 23, 2018

From the 2004 Blockbuster movie "iRobot" to the recent YouTube star, human-like robot Sophia, people are fascinated with the idea of robots. Just as technology dominates the consumer world, the fashion ind...

Actor Josh Brener, who plays Big Head on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” said he is lucky to play the “wide-eyed confused dumb-dumb.”

‘Silicon Valley’s’ Big Head isn’t as dumb as he seems—at least actor Josh Brener isn’t

May 5, 2017

Josh Brener laughs when asked about his similarities to his character Big Head from HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” He thinks about it—because maybe they are more alike than he would like to believe. But the s...

'Siri, do everything!' The future of the interconnected world

‘Siri, do everything!’ The future of the interconnected world

November 28, 2016

Like something out of “WALL-E,” smart gadgets and gizmos are poised to invade every aspect of life, leaving some fearful of a dystopian nightmare and others excited for an automated future. While n...

Virtual reality only semi-real

By Grady Flanary

April 4, 2016

Despite the fanfare leading up to the March 28 launch of the Oculus Rift virtual reality system, VR fever has not yet reached a boiling point. The current VR technology’s lack of features and functionality guarantee that only enthusiasts are likely to adopt the fledgling technology.Despite the hype about a potential broad range of personal and business applications, since its inception, VR has focused on entertainment. The...

College Wi-Fi connectivity said to be growing worse

Technologically, Columbia is up to 15 years behind, said Byron Nash, chief information officer and associate vice president of Technology Services on Nov. 13. 

By Campus Reporter

November 30, 2015

Many Students and faculty contend that the college’s Wi-Fi network has been more unreliable and difficult to connect to this semester than in previous semesters. As reported Nov. 23 by The Chronicl...

Birthday party of General Assembly was celebrated on Nov. 5 at 640 N. La Salle St.

Made in Chicago Week highlights city’s influential entrepreneurs

November 9, 2015

Entrepreneurs celebrated their accomplishments with General Assembly Chicago, which offers classes and workshops in business, design and technology, by ringing in the institute’s first anniversary Nov...

Chef Driven Food Tours takes The Chronicle to Pilsen

May 11, 2015

Chef Driven Food Tours, a culinary tour designed, owned and guided by professional chefs, gave The Chronicle a personal tour of Pilsen. Chef Greg shows us Pilsen's hidden gems, starting with the neigh...

Search engine accessibility may foster fake intellect

Search engine accessibility may foster fake intellect

April 27, 2015

In a generation where information is a click away, Google is the go-to search engine for any question imaginable, but does the accessibility to answers make people more intelligent, or just make them thi...

Notable Native

Notable Native: Tricia Martinez

April 13, 2015

Women have the ability to create the most change in their communities, according to Tricia Martinez, founder and CEO of SHIFT, a web and mobile platform that allows users to send money to women in third-w...

Survey parts sea on religion, science

Survey parts sea on religion, science

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 30, 2015

Though Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is considered rock solid by scientists and researchers all over the world, politicians and public policy-makers alike have wrestled with how scientific and r...

Halftime from the Sideline

NBA season a fitting length

March 30, 2015

The NBA season isn’t too long or too short; 82 games is just right.NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been open about extending the league’s season, which would reduce the teams’ burden of back-to-ba...

Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

Jessica Droste Yagan

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO of Impact Engine, is all about changing the world.Impact Engine is a tech company that helps startups earn a profit by solving environmental and social issues. In a 16-week accel...

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