With advances in text to type technology, financial adviser Craig Larsen of AHC Advisors Inc. is able to remember the most insignificant details about his clients’ lives. How does the St. Charles man do it? He uses a transcription service that allows him to call in, dictate a message, and within a few hours, receive a transcript. Larsen states it cuts hours out of his work time every month. Continue reading here.
An image of how Copytalk works. Copytalk is the service Craig Larsen uses to dictate messages to remember and get receive transcripts. Photo from copytalk.com/mobilescribe_how.po
The Kane County Board is considering creating more permanent electronics recycling drop-off sites to make getting rid of old electronics easier for citizens. Creating these sites would also generate revenue for the cities. Continue reading here.
Locations of Electronics Recycling Facilities across Kane County. If a proposal passes the Kane County Board, citizens will have more locations to drop off E-Waste. Photo from Google Maps
St. Charles North High School senior Brian Ricketts was diagnosed with cancer in his leg at the age of 6. After his leg was amputated, he developed a passion for computers and robotics, the same technology that allows him to walk. Continue reading here.
Brian Ricketts with the robot he created with the school's robotics team. The St. Charles senior will attend DePaul University in the fall to study computer science. Photo credited to Sandy Bressner - email@example.com
Spliced 35mm plastic film is on the way out, being replaced by digital projectors reading movies from hard drives. Many theatres across the suburbs have upgraded visual and audio technology to accommodate the high-definition video and pristine sound movie-goers are now expecting. Continue reading here.
Jake Pauling prepares a new digital projector before the start of a film at The Classic Cinemas Charlestowne 18 in St. Charles, Ill., on Thursday, May 3, 2012. | Andrew A. Nelles~For Sun-Times Media |
Owners of an out-of-home business in St. Charles had to switch to a different cell phone service when, after months of downtime, their Sprint phone service was still offline. Not offline because they didn’t pay their bill, but because long-term network upgrades to Sprint’s network caused their phones to lose service. As bandwidth demand grows, mobile phone providers are working to balance upgrades with downtime. Continue reading here.
Over the next 6 months, Sprint will be upgrading their towers (in blue) with new hardware. The hardware swapping will cause downtime across Chicagoland. Photo from http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/410139