Science & Technology News Science & Technology News from en 60 A look at the city's official Christmas trees since 2009 (interactive map) The city's first official Christmas tree was lit on Christmas Eve 1913 by Mayor Carter H. Harrison Jr., with heralding trumpets playing atop the balcony of the Chicago Athletic Association building. The 35-foot Douglas spruce placed in Grant Park was a gift of F.J. Jordan, in honor of his deceased... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:53:00 -0600's%20official%20Christmas%20trees%20since%202009%20(interactive%20map) Home - Chicago Tribune Laquan McDonald shooting protest groups plan Friday march A collection of elected officials, community activists and labor leaders are planning a demonstration billed as a "march for justice" Friday on Michigan Avenue in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald.Demonstrators are calling for an independent investigation... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:54:02 -0600 Home - Chicago Tribune What to tell your relatives when they ask why you're single It's the holidays! Your relatives have been waiting 12 long months to ask you: (a) what the deal is with Millennials anyway, (b) how to fix their printers, and (c) why you're denying them happiness by refusing to find love. The answers are: (a) Why are you so obsessed? It's ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:46:00 -0600're%20single Home - Chicago Tribune Infineon Profit Beats Forecasts Shares in Infineon Technologies jumped after the German semiconductor maker reported better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter net profit and increased its dividend, due in part to the benefits of a recent acquisition. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:34:42 -0600 What's News Technology Bringing back Jeff Samardzija a good risk for Cubs - at the right price It was a little strange to hear that Cubs President Theo Epstein met last week with former Cubs and White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija at a North Side dive bar. The news wasn't surprising. We knew the Cubs were open to bringing Samardzija back, and the feeling appears to be ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:06:00 -0600 Home - Chicago Tribune Chinese Drone Maker Plows Into Agriculture China’s SZ DJI Technology is setting its sights on the agriculture industry with the launch of a crop sprayer that will test whether farming is fertile ground for drone technology. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:49:28 -0600 What's News Technology Rare baby gorilla born at London Zoo Meet this adorable new addition to the critically endangered Western lowland gorilla species Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:43:46 -0600 SciTech - Boy born with brain cancer inspires as he reaches survivor milestone Matthew Erickson greets his mother the same way every morning, waving his right foot in the air from his bed. He wiggles his toes around, wrinkles his nose and makes a loud sniffing noise before bursting into laughter. It is a ritual that his mother treasures, a reminder of all ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:41:00 -0600 Home - Chicago Tribune Man in custody after jumping fence at White House: reports A man was taken into custody Thursday afternoon shortly after he was caught jumping the fence of the White House, according to reports from CNN.The First Family is in the White House to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Secret Service could not be immediately reached for details.The man was... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:18:00 -0600 Home - Chicago Tribune Best TVs under $1,000 It’s finally happened: the 4K Ultra HD revolution has left the star-studded homes of the video elite and landed right here in Everytown, U.S.A. Named for a pixel density that’s around four times higher than 1080p HD, 4K has been champing at the bit since way back in 2013. But this year, TVs bearing ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:15:31 -0600$1,000 Wireless News Headlines - Yahoo! News Hearthstone’s revamped e-sports tournament features $1 million in prizes Activision Blizzard is getting serious about e-sports, and that now extends to the ever-popular digital card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard has announced details for the 2016 edition of the Hearthstone Championship Tour, and it differs from 2015 in one key regard: there's a lot more money on the ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:07:02 -0600$1%20million%20in%20prizes Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News Grab the gear you’ve been waiting all year for with the best Cyber Monday deals While Black Friday continues to creep into Thanksgiving day, with stores opening as early as 3 p.m., Cyber Monday remains a core celebration falling on the Monday after the big shopping weekend. This year, many retailers, even those traditionally brick and mortar, are joining in on the Cyber Monday craze, ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:02:53 -0600 Wireless News Headlines - Yahoo! News The brand new Huawei Mate 8 has an ultrapowerful processor The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has unveiled its new flagship phone, the Mate 8, a phablet with a groundbreaking powerful chipset. The design of this 4G compatible device is a continuation of the Huawei Mate 7. Huawei Mate 8 will run Android Marshmallow (6.0), with Huawei's own EMUI skin on top. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:31:45 -0600 Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News Amazon is making a big move in its battle with Netflix Amazon will soon give customers one more reason to join its special membership program: access to even better TV content than what’s already available to Prime subscribers. The company is apparently working on adding various other online on-demand networks to Prime in a move that’s likely meant to help it ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:30:20 -0600 Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News Putin: Russia to cooperate with U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is ready to cooperate with the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Putin said after talks with French President Francois Hollande that Russia is open to closer cooperation with both France and the U.S.-led coalition on selecting IS targets.... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:09:00 -0600 Home - Chicago Tribune