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Binaural beats help with stress

Between classes, work, sports, homework and other time-consuming commitments, the life of a college student can become overwhelming.  Students often forget how important it is to rest and relax. Binaural beats, auditory tones played at different frequencies, may be the solution for some students’ stress and anxiety. Binaural beats can significantly help a student relax, […]

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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 […]

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Media consumption can affect psychological intake

Ideas influence thought and society’s direction, but do the way people consume ideas affect the way they process them? The medium that is used to convey a message affects the way it is received. However, all mediums have their place and can be used in constructive ways to convey information. Philosopher and media theorist Marshal […]

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller allows disabled gamers to join in on action

Nearly 100 million people watched Super Bowl LIII this year. These millions of viewers also likely watched Microsoft’s commercial for the new Xbox Adaptive Controller.  “When everybody plays, we all win,” were the words that ended the commercial.  The new controller from Xbox features a sleek black and white rectangular design with two circular touch-sensitive […]