Advancements in technology are forcing the retail industry to adjust how they operate. Advertising, payment processing, and customer engagement are all getting a digital facelift with new services and technologies. Accourding to the Downers Grove-based IT non-profit CompTIA, retailers will increase spending on IT by 63% in 2012. Continue reading here.
The above video is an Intel concept for digital signage. As retailers go digital, chances are you’ll be seeing many more television and interactive screens in your local retail stores. Video from intel.com
A new study by Downers Grove-based CompTIA discovered that less than 20% of teens that actively use and enjoy technology are interested in pursuing technology careers. Continue reading here.
Teenagers often use and enjoy technology, but a new study finds that teens are not interested in pursuing careers in technology fields. Image from marketingchristianbooks.wordpress.com
Mobile technology allows nonprofits and organizations better conduct silent bidding by allowing members to receive text updates, charge credit cards, print invoices, and display information via cell phones or tablets. Continue reading here.
AuctionsByCellular allows bidders to bid and be updated on silent auctions regardless of their physical location. Photo from www.nwitimes.com. Story by Lesly Bailey | Times correspondent
Eugene Polley of Glen Ellyn “…invented the first wireless TV remote control in 1955 while working as an engineer in Chicago for Zenith. The ‘Flash-Matic’ is now in the Smithsonian Institution.” He had been living at the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove and passed away at 96. Continue reading here.
This undated photo provided by LG Electronics shows engineer Eugene Polley. A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says Polley, the inventor of the "Flash-Matic," the first wireless TV remote control, died Sunday, May 20, 2012, of natural causes in Downers Grove, Ill. He was 96. (AP Photo/LG Electronics)
Students from St. Joseph School in Downers Grove won six gold awards at the State Exposition of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this past weekend. The event hosted over 1000 projects and papers from 1500 participants. Continue reading here.
The 8th Grade Gold Award Winners for their presentations at the Annual State Exposition of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science. Photo from triblocal.com/downers-grove.