Photo Illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | Yelp now gives users the option to fill out a coronavirus safety precaution review on businesses' and restaurant profiles within the Yelp app.

Yelp adds brand new COVID-19 safety option for users’ reviews

With tensions on the rise and the pandemic’s impact as strong as ever, businesses must consider COVID-19 safety to stay in business.  Yelp announced in January that it now accepts COVID-19 reviews about restaurant safety. Health and safety was always a concern, but this new measure by which we gauge a business may change the […]

Photo Illustration by Luc Stringer | Banner | Earlier this year, Trump's Twitter account was suspended following the events at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Social media sees political controversy over Trump ban

As American lives become increasingly digital, the stage is set for a new kind of political rhetoric. Lights. Camera. Smartphone. The security breach at the U.S. Capitol showed the world how a few words online could become the slogan for organized violence.  It prompted sites such as Facebook and Twitter to institute new standards for […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | The Gamestop opposite Tyler Mall remains open, serving customers during the uncertainty of their organization.

Users of forum website Reddit cause stockmarket surge

Gamestop stock reached a record high as small investors from an online messaging board take the financial world by storm. Gamestop is filing a lawsuit against Robinhood — the daytrading app that made everything possible. Hedge funds thought they were smarter than the common man. It is something big corporations often do — a technique […]

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Google and Microsoft compete via video game streaming services

For consumers, being able to open their phone, bring out a controller and play the newest Call of Duty game on the go was just a pipe dream, but now Google and Microsoft are promising major advancements to gaming-on-the-go with new game streaming services. PCs and consoles are expensive. Google’s newest gaming project, called Stadia, […]

Dylan Stewert, senior healthcare administration major, play a boxing simulation game on his VR while spending time with friends.

Using VR to battle the pandemic

Technology that, a few years ago, was used for little more than to play games and give some people headaches may now save lives. Virtual Reality technology is more important than ever as the United States searches for a cure for COVID-19. ReasearchAndMarkets.com compiled the “Global Virtual Reality Market Report 2020” in early September. They […]

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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 […]

Camille Grochowski | Banner | A collection of iconic Mario games from Nintendo are showcased on display as the well-known character celebrates 35 years.

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 […]