Kengkue Her | Banner | Caleb Lee, junior business marketing major and real estate minor, focus on his game of Super Smash Brothers on his 2017 Nintendo Switch.

New Nintendo Switch Lite provides mobile gaming option

After much anticipation, Nintendo finally released the plans for the newest addition to its brand of well-known gaming systems: the Nintendo Switch Lite. This new form of a handheld Nintendo Switch is designed to give users an extremely portable option for the games they know and love.  According to Nintendo’s website, “The Nintendo Switch Lite […]

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New Google Chrome extension helps users learn new languages

There are no shortcuts to learning a new language, which is why it can be a tough feat, but a new Google Chrome plug-in is looking to simplify the language-learning experience using Netflix. Language Learning with Netflix is a Google Chrome extension that allows users to watch Netflix with dual subtitles. To begin, users select […]

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Memes change marketing tactics

Memes may be great for laughs but they can also be great for marketing, too.  A meme is “a unit of cultural information … that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action…”, according to the Free Dictionary by Farlex. As it applies today, memes typically come in the form of videos or images shared on […]

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Learn to balance tech quality and price

Looking for quality customer service, positive reviews and a reputable company are just a few ways to stay within budget and find high quality devices. When buying computers, it is important to balance cost with quality, especially for college students. One can buy something inexpensive that may not work best, but buying the most expensive […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Jason Englert, relaxes after finishing his shift working at Walmart by playing one of his favorite games, Rocket League, at Play Live Nation in the Tyler Mall in Riverside, Calif.

Play Live Nation offers gaming haven

Play Live Nation, a premium social gaming lounge, opened March 2018 on the second floor of the Galleria at Tyler Mall in Riverside, and o ers the latest games for video game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. PLN also caters to many players of other games, such as “Magic the Gathering”, […]

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High use of technology can cause harmful mental states

In today’s day and age, smartphones have become tools on which many people rely. From being alarm clocks to bankers or personal assistants, “Siri,” smartphones are continuously used for more than just communication. As Apple begins to show users how much time they have spent on his or her phone a day on its “Screen […]

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Using earbuds increases risk of hearing loss

Before cranking up the volume in one’s earbuds people should consider the fact that if  sound exceeds 85 decibels, ear damage can become a serious risk. If music from earbuds that are in someone’s ear is audible to an outside listener, the volume is probably too high. Dr. Bruce Prins, biology program director and professor […]

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Media consumption affects how people speak

The types of to which music one listens and the movies  or shows one watches can affect people in ways they not expect. However, avoiding media with foul language may not be beneficial to those who do not wish to have that habit. Psychology has showed the profound effects media exposure has on behavior, especially […]

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Glasses lessen blue light exposure

Lenses filter blue light to help reduce strain on eyes If staring at blue light emitting computer and phone screens makes a student’s eyes feel strained, then blue light-blocking glasses may be the solution. These devices filter out a little over half of the blue light eyes would otherwise take in. In addition to preventing […]

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Colleges offer esport scholarships

Say goodbye to the days of traditional collegiate sports and hello to the age of competitive online gaming. Having a passion for video games and knowledge about how to play them is finally paying off. In 2016, the National Association of Collegiate Esports formed in Kansas City, MO. This nonprofit organization supports more than 80 […]