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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 […]

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Camera company changes game for filmmakers

For independent filmmakers, it can be difficult to find an in-budget cinematic camera that can compete with studio standard cameras, such as Arri and RED. Blackmagic puts that power in filmmakers hands. Blackmagic released its first cinema camera in 2012. The company released the Pocket Cinema Camera in September 2018. Blackmagic’s new camera has a […]

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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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Women continue to make milestones with technology

Technology and science industries have long been dominated by men. Men such as Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have had major accomplishments within areas of science and technology, but one woman wants to see the scales balanced. Her name is Maria Klawe. Klawe is a well-known computer scientist, former head of the Department of Computer […]