These four ‘Eyes First’ Windows games could do for eye tracking what Solitaire did for the PC’s mouse

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Microsoft Research has published four “Eyes First” games, designed to help make eye tracking more of a mainstream technology for Windows 10 users.

The Eyes First games—Tile Slide, Match Two, Double Up, and Maze—aren’t much in terms of actual games, as they’re just twists on existing apps. The difference, though, is that they can be played with eye tracking, using hardware from Tobii and others that tracks your gaze as you look at the screen. You’ll obviously need an eye tracker, but also a PC running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update or newer. 

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Credit Karma Will Give You a Year Of Free Tax Audit Protection, For a Limited Time

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Getting audited by the IRS sounds like less fun than a root canal performed by an art history graduate, but for a limited time, Credit Karma will give you a level of protection for free, just for signing up.

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Tech firm Cisco plans large office in Old Post Office

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Technology firm Cisco Systems is close to becoming the latest office tenant in the redeveloped Old Post Office along the Chicago River.

Cisco is negotiating a lease for about 130,000 square feet in the 2.8 million-square-foot former old main post office, according to real estate sources.

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How Do I Digitize and Share a Ton of Old Family Photos?

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Welcome back to another week of Tech 911—Lifehacker’s advice column that’s designed to answer your most pressing and peculiar questions about technology. This week, we’re taking a question from someone who wants to find a solid photo-storage service for a special project. I’ll let Lifehacker reader Joel explain:

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city to hire outside firm to help with workers’ comp program

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Chicago will transfer day-to-day control of its $100 million-per-year city workers’ compensation program, which for decades largely was handled in secret under the auspices of now-indicted Ald. Edward Burke, to a private company, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday.

A recent outside audit of…

An autonomous vehicle took on Chicago’s thick morning traffic. Here’s what happened.

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Autonomous vehicles conjure visions of futuristic machines that lack steering wheels, but the first driverless cars probably won’t actually be driverless.

Instead, manufacturers will likely start out with low levels of automation and gradually increase the technology.

Most of the self-driving car…

Apple’s iCloud app finally comes to the Windows Store, with OneDrive’s syncing prowess

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Apple has had an iCloud app for Windows 10 for a while now, but the link to download it was always buried deep in Apple’s support pages. Thanks to a rare joint-effort from Apple and Microsoft, though, now you can find a free and improved official Apple iCloud app in the Windows Store itself.

It largely looks and works like the old app, but this version shares the same technology behind Files On-Demand for Microsoft’s own OneDrive service. As a result, you can open and work on your iCloud files through the app without having to download them to the PC, as iCloud Drive will keep the changes in sync. In most scenarios, that should save both your time and disk space.

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‘I was just thrilled’: Chicago actors with disabilities respond to historic Tony win by Ali Stroker, who uses a wheelchair

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As an actress with dwarfism, Tekki Lomnicki knows what it’s like to have directors look right past you at an audition. As a former theater camp instructor, she knows how fiercely some kids with disabilities want to act and sing and command the stage.

So seeing Ali Stroker make history Sunday as…

10 companies to offer scooters during Chicago’s summer pilot program that starts Saturday

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Electric shared scooters are coming to the city on Saturday, and 10 companies have been chosen to take part in a four-month pilot program to test the popular but controversial technology on Chicago streets.

The city said that the chosen companies showed the ability to meet the strict operational…