The latest developments from the tech and science industry.

The Hoffman Estates company provides software services to about 15,000 auto dealers across North America.
Hoffman Estates, ComEd and Compass Datacenters held a kickoff event to celebrate the redevelopment of Sears’ former headquarters into a massive data center campus.
Customers on the North and South sides lost connection Wednesday when a construction crew working for another company accidentally damaged the network, according to Xfinity.
Fires that erupt from the batteries are ‘not like a regular flame,’ said Patrick Cleary, president of the Chicago Fire Fighters Union, noting that ‘even after they’re put out they can start to regenerate heat again and start up again, especially with cars.’
Founder LaTanya Orr launched FoundHERS Suite as a place that fosters entrepreneurship and a sense of community among women.
About 9,000 attendees are expected at Lincoln Yards for the annual event.
The wireless carrier would get more than 4 million new customers and control of U.S. Cellular’s wireless operations.
Researchers at the University of Chicago analyzed hundreds of TikTok videos on sinus infections in a 24-hour period and found that 44% had inaccurate information.
A small satellite designed by students will be launched into space in 2026.
The lawsuit claims the tech giants “purloined” millions of articles from the newspapers without permission or payment to train their generative artificial intelligence software and dramatically boost their businesses.
It would be at least a year before a ban goes into effect — but with likely court challenges, this could stretch even longer, perhaps years.
The Democratic president Wednesday reached the end of a long, painful battle with Republicans to secure urgently needed replenishment of aid for Ukraine.
The new required pricing labels are modeled on nutritional labels and are meant to help consumers comparison shop and avoid junk fees.
Kove, a West Loop technology company, alleged in a 2018 lawsuit that Amazon Web Services used its patented technology as a building block for its hugely profitable cloud services.
The former U.S. Steel South Works site and the Lockport refinery could become home to quantum computing facilities under a plan proposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office. Chicago certainly would benefit from something big finally happening at South Works, a massive parcel that sorely needs development.
Monday’s forecast for Chicago is “looking to be really good,” the National Weather Service said, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 66 degrees. Downstate Carbondale, in the eclipse’s path of totality, should have good visibility as well, meteorologists said.
Nearly every major web browser has a private mode. Here’s a look at what they do and don’t do for surfers.
Most phone cameras automatically adjust exposure, making eclipse photography difficult with only 4 minutes. Taking more test shots in the days before the eclipse will save time.
An estimated 100,000 to 200,000 people are expected to descend on southern Illinois, where the eclipse’s path of totality will pass early Monday afternoon. Southern Illinois University is holding a four-day party.