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More students are starting to use e-books

Technology is constantly advancing and becoming more relevant in daily life. School is just one example of this. Elementary-school children are learning how to navigate computers, while college students may carry around all their class textbooks and necessities on a singular iPad. However, as technology begins to become the norm, we see other things begin […]

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 […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | TikTok is one of the fastest growing online communities, popular with students around the world.

Microsoft in talks to buy social media app TikTok despite security concerns

Many companies have expressed their desire to buy or buy a portion of the popular Chinese-made short video-sharing social media platform TikTok.  President Donald J. Trump considered banning the platform in the United States altogether after security issues were brought into question, but he has since given his blessing to Microsoft to buy out the […]

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Hackers target major video-conferencing platforms, Zoom

With video-conferencing platform Zoom’s rise to prominence in a world of distancing comes numerous security issues. In the past few weeks, more than 500,000 hacked Zoom accounts have surfaced on the dark web, according to cyber-security organization Cyble. Cyble told news organization Bleeping Computer that they found 530,000 Zoom accounts on the dark web selling […]

Illustration by Luc Stringer | Banner | Students in a variety of majors use their computers and cell phones to accomplish their studies and works.

Technology enhances learning

At this point in American culture, one cannot seem to go a day without interacting with some form of technology. Whether it be a cellphone, a laptop or a projector in a classroom, students constantly find themselves in the presence of technology. According to the Pew Research Center in February 2019, 81 percent of Americans […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Aaron Kooistra, freshman engineering major, throws out and ability in " League of Legends" on his computer

eSports viewership surpasses the Super Bowl

“League of Legends,” a massive electronic sports (eSports) competition in video gaming, surpassed the Super Bowl’s viewership numbers in 2019, ushering in a new generation of competition. According to numbers released by Riot Games, the company behind the game, the 2019 “League of Legends” World Championship Finals clocked in at more than 100 million unique […]

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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 […]