Chicago Police Started Secret Drone Program Using Untraceable Cash: Report

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The Chicago Police Department started a secret drone program using untraceable money seized in drug raids and other criminal investigations, according to a bombshell new report from the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago Teachers Locked Out of Digital Classrooms Amid Omicron Surge

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Chicago Public School teachers attempting to teach students remotely on Wednesday discovered they’d been locked out of their digital classrooms, an apparent effort by city officials to prevent a return to remote education amid recent spikes in covid-19 cases among students and teachers.


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AT&T and NBA Launch Mobile AR Experience via Chicago Bulls App

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The Chicago Bulls may not be very relevant in the current NBA standings, but they do lead the league in one other area.

All Hell Is Breaking Loose in Chicago's Skies

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Activists Sue Chicago for Use of Controversial ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Tech

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A federal lawsuit filed against the city of Chicago is calling into question law enforcement’s use of controversial gunshot detection technology for gathering key pieces of evidence.

Chicago Is Suing DoorDash and Grubhub for Being Shady Pricks

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Alleging the exact type of slimy business practices one might expect from a pair of food delivery apps best known for scamming restaurants out of their hard-earned money during a pandemic, the city of Chicago filed two separate lawsuits against DoorDash and Grubhub on Friday to accuse them of intentionally deceiving… Read more.

Chicago Cops Can Use Fake Social Media Profiles to Spy On You, With the FBI's Help

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Now, newly released documents show that Chicago cops can catfish as… Read more. Law enforcement agencies are finding new and flawed ways to try to arrest more people all the time.

'USA Today' Turns to Augmented Reality to Tell the Story of Corruption in Chicago

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To punch up the launch of its new podcast, USA Today has created an augmented reality experience to introduce listeners to the story of corruption in Chicago. The podcast's first episode focuses on how municipal government, organized crime, and federal authorities conspired to dump trash in a vacant lot of Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood.

Magic Leap & AT&T Team Up to Bring Fans 'Fantastic Beasts' AR Movie Experience in Chicago

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Don't Miss: The 5 Most Innovative Augmented Reality Products of 2018 The special experience, which is only available to the public at AT&T's Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, was revealed by Magic Leap on Sunday via Twitter. Despite less than glowing reviews from critics, the latest installment from the Harry Potter spinoff movie series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, is winning at the box office.

Chicago Bar Now Serves A VR Cocktail Using A Gear VR

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This Chicago-based bar and restaurant is known for its ambitious and unusual menu in which nothing is too elaborate.That’s certainly true of its latest invention, The Macallan Rare Journey, revealed by Forbes. If it all sounds a little too up market then that’s because it kind of is; the cocktail is $95 and the bar is based in the Conrad Chicago luxury hotel.

Chicago Pharmacist Faces 120 Years In Prison for Allegedly Selling CDC Vaccination Cards on eBay

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Now that we’re seeing more and more businesses asking for patron’s vaccine status when they walk through the door, forged vaccine cards are quickly becoming a hot commodity among folks that are either unable or unwilling to get the real deal. And now, the Justice Department is taking notice.

The future of immersive VR? ‘Chemical haptics’ applied to your skin

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Researchers at the University of Chicago are developing chemical haptics that could change how we interact in virtual reality. Computing News chemical haptics Metaverse university of chicago Virtual Reality VR

Kieron Gillen on How the DIE RPG Brings the Heartbreaking Comic to Life

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to speak to game designers and comic writers in the UK, only to have them talk about the merits of Chicago pizza versus the more “traditional” New York style. You really haven’t attended a chaotic interview until you wake up at 8 a.m.

How to watch MLB: Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals online

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The three-game series between the Cubs and the Cardinals starts tonight. Here's how to stream it live online. Deals How-To Movies & TV Commerce How-To ESPN how to watch MLB

Your Next American Airlines Flight Might Be a Bus

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U.S. Southern Heatwave Moving to the East Coast This Weekend

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Tonight, I Will Dream About This $9,000 Digital Pinball Machine With a 55-Inch Screen

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Virtual Actuality at Sandbox VR in Oakbrook, Illinois [Amber Sky 2088 & Deadwood Mansion] 2020


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Report: Cops Have Been Pressuring ShotSpotter to Alter Evidence

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They're Here

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Despite In-Flight Celebrations, Many Americans Would Prefer to Keep Masks on Planes: Poll

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Nobody Knows How Many People the Pacific Northwest Heat Has Killed

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Lime Expands Fleet With New E-Bike That Uses the Same Battery Pack as Its Scooters

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A Magnificently Elaborate Weird Al Pinball Machine Is Coming With 17 of His Best Parodies

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Researchers Use Menthol To Simulate Cold Weather In VR


Researchers based out of the Human Computer Integration Lab at the University of Chicago’s Computer Science Department are working on a new form of haptic feedback technology that uses specific chemicals to simulate various sensations in VR, from heat and cold to numbness, stinging, and tingling.

PIXO VR releases gas meter inspection training system


Their newly-announced gas meter inspection training system is already in use by Chicago’s Peoples Gas and in vocational training within the Chicago Public School system. VR safety training company PIXO VR today announced the release of its Gas Meter Safety Inspection VR Training system , marking the first time a VR training module has been made commercially available for utility companies.

40 Burger King Locations Fined for Denying Workers Sick Leave During Pandemic

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Tri City Foods, the owner of dozens of Burger King restaurants in the Midwest, has been ordered to pay $458,931 in restitution to workers and $100,000 to the city of Chicago after the company denied employees paid sick leave during the covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Read more.

Judge Rules Trump's Chicago Hotel Is Putting Fish in Danger

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Donald Trump is a real jack of all noxious trades. It turns out that as he was rolling back environmental policies and overseeing an endless stream of noxious climate misinformation as president, one of our dear former leader’s hotels has also been ignoring clean water protections.

Snapchat Turns Wrigley Field into the Upside Down for 'Stranger Things' Promotion

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For its latest promotion, Netflix has summoned the AR powers of Snapchat to bring "the upside down," the alternate dimension from the show, to Chicago's Wrigley Field for "Stranger Things Night". The AR experience launches on Monday, which coincides with the start of the series between the two first-place MLB teams, the hometown Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves (#chopon).

Back to where it started: Testing 5G in the Chicagoland area

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I tested 5G in Chicago, the city where the first 5G networks rolled out in the United States. The results were quite good. Features Mobile 5G AT&T T-Mobile Verizon

Location-based virtual reality goes to the mall as The Void plans a rollout in 25 more locations

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USA Today Deepens Story on Afghanistan War with AR Experience

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Don't Miss: USA Today Turns to Augmented Reality to Tell the Story of Corruption in Chicago Meanwhile, on the USA Today app for iOS and Android, the Show of Force augmented reality experience.

Tune In for Chi-Town Christmas, a Virtual Concert Film By Chance the Rapper


Born in Chicago, Chance the Rapper has been entertaining fans since the debut of his first mixtape in 2012. And tomorrow, December 18, he’s bringing

PayPal Begins Layoffs, Plans to Shut Down San Fransisco Office

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PayPal has reportedly started laying off employees this week from its offices in Chicago, Omaha, Nebraska and Chandler, Arizona, in an effort to reduce its spending.

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Snapchat AR Filter Turns Wrigley Field Into The Upside Down From Stranger Things


Netflix is launching the third season of the massively popular show on July 4th and to help celebrate they’ve released a new Snapchat AR filter that opens a door to the creepy world of the “Upside Down” right in the middle of Chicago’s historic Wrigley Field. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 20, 2019. The AR experience is part of Wrigley Fields “ Stranger Things Night ” taking place during this evenings game between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Atlanta Braves.

VR Social Platform Rec Room Is Partnering With The NBA


You can hit the court and play basketball against other players and customize your avatar with a variety of official NBA accessories, including 30 new shirts for each NBA team, from the Chicago Bulls to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Amazon Accused of Working With Book Publishers In Price-Fixing Scheme

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A small indie bookseller in Chicago is taking on Amazon with a new class action alleging that the e-commerce giant conspired with major publishers to keep prices high and competition low.