Elijah Hickman | Banner | Facebook rebranded to Meta in an attempt to improve the company’s image and look toward the future.

Facebook company rebranding as Meta

On Oct. 28, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced big news. Facebook Inc. will now be named Meta. During the Facebook Connect Conference in which the news was announced, Zuckerberg explained that Meta will “recast the company’s public image from battered social network to tech innovator focused on building the next generation of online interaction, known […]

Photo illustration by Elijah Hickman | Banner | Many cellphone cameras are now equipped with virtual reality capabilities.

Smartphone camera technology is continuing to advance

As phone technology advances, so do their photographic capabilities. Some people may have noticed that the cameras on many newer smartphones may have dual, triple or quad rear cameras, meaning they have more than just one camera lens, some as many as four. Having multiple lenses on cameras allow for a better change of distance, […]

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Facebook and Ray-Ban release smart glasses, Ray Ban Stories

The wave of smart technology is here. What began as smartphones has spread to smartwatches, smart speakers, smart home devices and now, as of Sept. 8, we have smartglasses. Facebook has partnered with Ray-Ban to release smart glasses in a new line called Ray-Ban Stories. These glasses, which come as sunglasses or reading glasses, have […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | Peacock offers many free shows and movies like "Parks and Recreation" and "Kung Fu Panda."

Streaming services offer free options

Streaming television shows and movies are becoming increasingly common activities. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime video and ,strong newcomer, Disney+ have dominated the field, although some networks have started making their own streaming services to make revenue for themselves, such as HBO Max and the rebranded Paramount+ that was previously CBS All Access. These companies charge […]