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There’s a service that works like a Facebook page for devices rather than people. It’s in the cloud, but it’s also in Greektown. The solution, dubbed Zatar, enables companies that depend on cloud-connected devices to see the status of their … Continue reading

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The assemblage of a Holiday Gift Guide represents the greatest challenge of my entire yearlong editorial calendar. How (the bloody hell) am I meant to convey my enthusiasm regarding a tech or tech-adjacent item in something less than 2000 words? … Continue reading

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A 16-year-old multimedia company is gaining recognition as a go-to expert on connected devices, wearable gadgets, and tag-and-touch technology. The firm, Specialty Publishing, owner of Connected World magazine, is hosting its first pavilion and conference at the Chicago Auto Show … Continue reading

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Connected World this week is publishing its holiday gift list of tech gadgets, including trackers for your pet, your posture and even your socks. Our picks: Tagg Tracker: A pet collar that uses GPS and wireless technology to track a … Continue reading

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A Chicago startup says it’s found a way to enable marketers to reach your Facebook and Twitter posts. Tagkast is a service that sends photographers with high-end cameras and tablet computers to company events to take pictures of attendees. The … Continue reading

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David Suggitt sees the naivete of his otherwise savvy clients when it comes to cybersecurity. Suggitt, head of Suggitt Technical Creative IP, in Calgary, Alberta, recalls watching helplessly as one of his longtime clients — a semiretired Vancouver architect weakened … Continue reading

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In February, Manny Almagro penned a 108-character poem that ended up costing him $1,500. It went like this: #ifihadglass I would wear them, the tech is so hot. If I had glass – I would build apps for people who … Continue reading

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David Kalt is upping the ante in his bid to unseat eBay as the place where music gear changes hands on the Internet. Reverb, Kalt’s Chicago-based online marketplace for new, used and vintage instruments and music gear, is set to … Continue reading

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Alon Schwartz is an unabashed cuddler. So when a girlfriend threatened to withhold the hugs, he decided to do something about it. “We’d cuddle, and after 10 minutes every night, she would say, ‘I can’t sleep with you. Your arm … Continue reading

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As the justly-oft-quoted line from “Harvey” says: “In this world, you must be oh-so-smart or oh-so-pleasant.” In the past few years, manufacturers have focused on making phones that are “oh-so-smart,” driving performance and features higher and higher … perhaps way … Continue reading