Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Best Chrome Extensions for the Average College Student

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Alexis McCurdy| am447915@ohio.edu | Twitter: @AlexisMcCurdy14

Issues with productivity, memory, or money? Most college students face at least one of these at some point in the semester, if not all at the same time. More often than not, Google Chrome extensions can solve the problem – or at least alleviate the pain. Here are the 10 best Chrome extensions that won’t make life completely stress-free, but might make it just a little bit easier.

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4 Devices of the Future told by the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

Society Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

Every year since 1967, Las Vegas has hosted the Consumer Electronics Show, a gigantic convention that gives tech and design companies the opportunity to show off new products and prototypes. Today the event is so large, it would be nearly impossible to see everything, with booth after booth demonstrating new ideas for mass consumers. Continue reading 4 Devices of the Future told by the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

The Emerging World of Virtual Reality

Society Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

Major technology companies are developing virtual reality headsets, like this one from Samsung. Source: Nan Palmero via Flickr
Major technology companies are developing virtual reality headsets, like this one from Samsung. Source: Nan Palmero via Flickr

Welcome, once again, to the future. Humans have built virtually invincible monuments, infiltrated outer spac, and combined dozens of recreational hobbies into an object that fits in the palm of a hand. On March 28, 2016, the Oculus Rift became commercially available, adding to this list of human achievements that, 20 years ago, were only seen in science fiction. The Rift is the first affordable, consumer-targeted virtual reality headset to hit the market, followed nearly a week later by the HTC Vive.

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3-D Reality Braces

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kalila Bell | kb740513@ohio.edu

Technology has taken the wildest dreams of science fiction fans and made them a reality. From hover boards that let you float down the sidewalk, to 3-D printing technology that can create everything including medical devices and the Green Goblin’s suit from The Amazing Spider Man 2, which was completely 3-D printed. According to the Wohlers Report from 2015, the 3-D printing industry is expected to grow from 3.07 billion in 2013 to 21 billion by 2018.

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Is the Whisper App a Safe Space or a Creepy Place?

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Kayla Blanton | kb408112@ohio.edu

If you’re an active user of social media, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen an ad promoting the secrets that lie within an app called Whisper. Geographic location retrieved by social media profiles is used to target specific universities. A teaser quote might read, “I’m sleeping with my professor.” Juicy secrets like this one and others like it urge students to download the app that allows them to anonymously confess their deepest secrets, while giving them access to those of other users.

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An App for the Lonely City Girl

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Rachel Sinistro | rs651613@ohio.edu | @rachyrachy

Hey! VINA is like the tinder for girl friends. Source: Hey! VINA via iTunes
Hey! VINA is like the tinder for girl friends. Source: Hey! VINA via iTunes

Picture this: you’re a female college graduate and you are moving away from your hometown to start your dream job. You are so excited for your new adventure; the only problem is you’re leaving all of your best girlfriends behind and moving to a huge city where you don’t know anyone. Yikes!

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Netflix is Bringing Out the Investigative Journalist in All of us

Society Staff Writer | Sarah Blankenship | sb856312@ohio.edu

If you haven’t already watched Making a Murderer, a 10-hour documentary-style series on Netflix, it is likely that you’ve at least heard about the show by now. When the Netflix original series was released on Dec. 18, some superfans delved right in and watched 10 consecutive hours of 20-year-old court cases and evidence straight through.

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Facebook Dislike? Not Likely

Lifestyle writer | Amber Huntzinger | ah972815@ohio.edu

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Will the new “dislike” button be a good way to sympathize with friends? Or will it lead to bullying? Source: TechCrunch

After years of Facebook users asking for a dislike button, Mark Zuckerberg finally announced September 15 that they are working on it, and are very close to testing the button. This news of development comes as a far cry from last year, when he said that it wouldn’t happen anytime soon. And with this exciting news came a lot of controversy. Will it really be a dislike button? Will this lead to more bullying? What does this mean for advertisers?

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