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Amazon recieves approval to begin drone-delivery system

These days, consumers expect deliveries in record time, but Amazon is about to start rolling out what is potentially the fastest and most effective delivery system of all time. The Federal Aviation Administration approved Amazon’s new drone delivery program in early September, allowing Jeff Bezos’ industry giant to move forward with this technology. Amazon has […]

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Mario celebrates 35th anniversary

Everyone’s favorite plumber wearing overalls and a signature red hat turned 35 this Sept. 13. Super Mario Brothers, Nintendo Entertainment’s flagship video game character, celebrates a long life with a trip through Mario’s most classic moments. In a recent CNN interview, Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario’s Japanese creator, said he chose to create a character that might […]

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Apple’s app store raises controversy

The makers of the popular video game “Fortnite” accused Apple of monopolistic actions Aug. 13 after the game broke terms of service to bypass Apple’s 30% cut of all in-app profits.  Epic Games, “Fortnite’s” publisher, said 30% is unreasonable. While previously players could buy “v-bucks,” “Fortnite’s” in-game currency, through the App Store, Epic added a […]

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COVID pandemic inspires entrepreneurship in students

In March, the creative world ground to a halt. Photographers, designers, creators and more saw their work slow or even cease altogether. Yet for some, the increase in free time offered an opportunity for entrepreneurship. One such person is a California Baptist University student who now runs a modest online store selling her creations. Natalie […]

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A look at students who remain on campus amid COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 11, it was life as normal. Thursday morning, March 12, there was officially a pandemic, nations were closing their borders, the United States seemed to panic and spring break at California Baptist University was extended by a week. Little did anyone know, soon the only people left on campus would be the […]

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Hackers target major video-conferencing platforms, Zoom

With video-conferencing platform Zoom’s rise to prominence in a world of distancing comes numerous security issues. In the past few weeks, more than 500,000 hacked Zoom accounts have surfaced on the dark web, according to cyber-security organization Cyble. Cyble told news organization Bleeping Computer that they found 530,000 Zoom accounts on the dark web selling […]

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CBU student eats Acai bowl every day

For many, acai – a Brazilian blueberry that makes a wonderful smoothie-like substance – is just another healthy treat. But for one California Baptist University student, it is a way of life. During the fall semester of 2019, CBU opened two new dining locations: Shake Smart and Delect-a-Bowls. Shake Smart became an instant hit as […]

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Opinion: Post-apocalyptic media has shaped our response to COVID-19

A viral infection. A race for a cure. Growing global fear. It seems like a storybook. Post-apocalyptic media forged our response to the novel coronavirus. Perhaps this brave new world seems so much like a dream because it is hauntingly familiar. Post-apocalyptic fiction has been around for as long as we can remember. In fact, […]

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Study shows Americans prefer receiving gift cards over cash

The best gift you received as a child might stick in your memory for the rest of your life, but in 2020 many Americans want cash or a gift card over traditional gifts. The kicker — many of those gift cards end up wasted and gathering dust. The personal finance website Bankrate.com estimates that American […]