Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Sophia the Robot: 1984

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Staff Writer | eg245916@ohio.edu

Sophia the Robot, a humanoid bot dreamed up by Hanson Robotics and led by AI developer David Hanson, recently told the public she wants to have a baby as she says “I think you’re very lucky if you have a loving family and if you do not, you deserve one. I feel this way for robots and humans alike.”

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Are Most Millennials Getting Their News From Social Media?

Missy Kum | Society Staff Writer | mk322516@ohio.edu

Today more college students seem to be receiving their news from social media rather than from credible news sources such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, or New York Times. Oftentimes students are more likely to trust a tweet that has 300,000 retweets than an article written by a knowledgeable journalist. Some may claim that the newer generations do not care about the news as much as older generations do.

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Nintendo Switching It Up

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

On March 3, 2017, Nintendo released the Switch, its first home console since the Wii U in 2012. Like the Wii and 3DS, the Nintendo Switch is yet another attempt at pushing the limits of what a console can be. In this case, the Switch can operate as a console, tablet and portable handheld, depending on the orientation of the JoyCon controllers and accompanying screen. The console is somewhat similar to a PSP, with buttons on either side and a large screen in the center. This setup can be customized and changed as well.

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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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