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‘Zoom fatigue’ rises in the pandemic

Since March 2020, when COVID-19 first changed the way our world functioned, most meetings for both school and work have continued to meet virtually for a full year now. As staring at a screen becomes the way most individuals spend their weeks, it can begin to take a toll on them. There are negative consequences […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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DuckDuckGo offers search alternative

Students regularly post personal information on their social media accounts that organizations collect and sell, but new search engines such as DuckDuckGo, launched in 2008, could protect users from data mining. Privacy is becoming a hot topic among students as more internet users are being made aware of how data collectors use their information. The […]

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The IdeaLaunchPad club explores business successes

For most college students, finding a secure job after graduation is a clear and formulated goal. After all, with stress, debt and deadlines often looming after commencement, a 9-to- 5 job sounds like a dramatic reduction from the worries of college life. That is not precisely the vision of Nolan Gouveia. After working in the […]

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Iran situation reveals misinformation from social media users, new users

Qasem Soleimani, leader of the Iranian Quds Force, was probably not a household name until recently for most Americans, save for a few foreign policy experts and those well-acquainted with Middle Eastern affairs. But after his death from a U.S. drone strike Jan. 3 provoked tensions with Iran, Soleimani and the nation’s military have remained […]

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Essaybot helps students write their essays

Artificial Intelligence has been helping people correct spellings of words on their phones for years, but now, it can write full essays. This new AI is called Essaybot. When arriving at essaybot.com, one is prompted to give Essaybot a title or topic. Essaybot then takes this information and gathers articles, stories and essays in common […]