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Could Robot Workers Be Coming to a Rockford Area Schnucks?

The short answer is maybe. And, if they do, they won't look like this photo. However, a Schnucks Markets grocery store in Missouri is testing the new tech, and they're very positive about what the future may bring.

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In the Future, Rockford Parking Violators May Get the Barnacle Instead of the Boot

If the folks at Barnacle Parking Enforcement have their way, Rockford and thousands of other cities and towns across America may be giving the boot to "the boot," and going with something equally galling to parking offenders, but more user-friendly to parking enforcement. That something is called "The Barnacle."

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Swedish American First to Use New Technology to Keep Newborns Safe

There is a new digital way to scan a newborn's footprints called CertaScan, and Swedish American is the first hospital in Illinois to implement this new technology.

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Rockford Chick-fil-A Is Removing One Our Favorite Sandwiches From Their Menu
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Would You Do This at Rockford’s Chick-fil-A for Free Ice Cream?

Free ice cream is pretty amazing, but would you part with this in order to get it?

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Trouble Waking Up? There’s Tech for That!

As a morning radio talk show host, I get up really early each day. I've often claimed that if someone had told me that I would be spending the majority of my adult life getting out of bed at 3:15am, I would have done something desperate...like study harder to get a better job, or something equally crazy-sounding. But, no one told me, so I keep getting up.

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Apple Expected to Launch Original Programming With iPhone 7

Every year Apple announces a new iPhone at a big keynote event. Sometimes it’s an incremental update, like the iPhone 6S announced last September. Other times, like this year when Apple will announce the iPhone 7, it’s a big leap forward in technology. While there have been many rumors around the upcoming iPhone 7 (including no more headphone jack and wireless charging), none will be as exciting to movie and TV fans as this news: Apple is expected to make their official foray into original programming when the iPhone 7 launches, competing with both Netflix and Amazon.

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Boeing’s Airplane Cabin of the Future

When I think about the technological and aesthetic changes and developments I'd like to see in the "airplane cabin of the future," I can really only think of one thing that would make flying more pleasant for me: more leg room...

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What a Famous Person’s Phone Looks Like

Do you know the guy in the photo above? Maybe, but I'm guessing you probably don't. I'm not being smug here, I had no idea whatsoever who this dude was until I learned a bit about him this morning...

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Addicted to your Snooze Button? Get the Ruggie!

In the interests of full disclosure, I must tell you that I do not use my snooze button. It's mighty tempting, especially when your alarm goes off in the 3am hour, but having been burned once by using it, I gave it up...

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These Headphones Cost More Than Most Cars

I've always wanted to go to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and geek out on all the cutting edge technology on display. CES 2016 just wrapped up last week, so I've missed this year's show, but there's always next year...

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