Facebook informs its users on how to get the COVID vaccine

Facebook’s COVID-19 Information Center promises to connect more people than ever with 2021’s coronavirus vaccine. This Information Center can be easily accessed on a mobile phone. Here, Facebook has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital to provide information on vaccination centers such as location and opening hours. Facebook uses data from the  Centers for Disease  Control […]

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Justified anger can help fuel necessary changes in society

“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” Yoda’s famous quote from “The Phantom Menace” quickly became a widely-accepted adage after the “Star Wars” prequel hit screens in 1999.  When I threw a tantrum as a kid, I remember what my belligerence would receive: “Dear, what did Yoda say again?” from […]

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 […]

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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 […]