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‘The Vast of Night’ review: A sci-fi noir centered on lo-fi tech – Chicago Sun-Times

“The Vast of Night,” a micro-budget noir set in 1950s New Mexico, crackles with B-movie electricity. The film is one of those little miracles: a directorial debut, made for nothing,…

Motorola parent Lenova signals cost-cuts in COVID-19 era – Crain’s Chicago Business

(Bloomberg) — Lenovo Group Ltd. said it’s cutting costs in some parts of its business in the wake of a global recession triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Like every business…

Boeing defense unit must offset commercial aviation decline – Crain’s Chicago Business

After years of playing wingman, Boeing's defense business is flying lead. Boeing is counting on military sales to cushion the impact of COVID-19 and the 737 Max grounding on its…

Dems crowd field for Lake County Recorder nomination – Chicago Tribune

“I am a cause-driven leader. I have a track record of implementing innovation and improving efficiency without sacrificing quality,” Sera said. He has worked for the National Marine Manufacturing Association,…

ACLU sues Clearview AI over its facial recognition technology – Chicago Sun-Times

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday filed suit in Cook County against Clearview AI, a New York-based startup that has developed a controversial facial recognition tool that allows users…

China’s virus apps may outlast the outbreak, stirring privacy fears – Chicago Tribune

In Hangzhou, where the system was pioneered, officials are exploring expanding the health code to rank citizens with a “personal health index,” according to a post last week on an…

CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery – WGN Radio

Technology News by: TOM MURPHY, Associated Press Posted: May 28, 2020 / 09:38 AM CDT/ Updated: May 28, 2020 / 01:32 PM CDT

Top Chicago Universities Launch Social Movement to Team Up the Public & Researchers in Fight Against COVID-19 & Other Diseases – Newswise

Newswise — CHICAGO — Nine top universities and hospitals have launched a social movement and free tool to match the public with health research opportunities that need volunteers in the…

Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack – WGN Radio

Technology News by: DAVID RISING, Associated Press Posted: May 28, 2020 / 08:19 AM CDT/ Updated: May 28, 2020 / 08:52 AM CDT

‘There’s Just Not Enough of Us:’ Illinois Unemployment Workers Allege Understaffing, ‘Insurmountable’ Workloads, Fear Of Infection As They Process Claims – CBS Chicago

By Samah Assad, Tara Molina CHICAGO (CBS) — Since the pandemic first tightened its grip on the country’s economy, Illinois has seen devastating job losses of its own. Week by week, beginning…

Chicago startup RapidRona aims to bridge COVID-19 testing gap – The Daily Northwestern

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Higi Raises $30M to Make Healthcare Accessible with ‘Smart Health Stations’ – Built In Chicago

HigiHigi, a Chicago startup with a nationwide network of “smart health stations,” announced Wednesday it closed on a $30 million Series B round led by Babylon Health. This brings source…