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Automation: a blessing in disguise for the unemployed

Automation: a blessing in disguise for the unemployed

Ryan Swanson

June 20, 2019

It’s 2040. Kids around the world are dead broke, and at no fault of their own. Work just simply doesn’t exist. The “summer job” has become an obsolete novelty, ground under the boot of economic progress because a piece of machinery can do their jobs slightly more efficiently than they could eve...

Apple’s tech reign begins to rot

Apple’s tech reign begins to rot

Eliane Tapia

March 15, 2019

It seems that with every passing day, technology advances exponentially. Now, phones have the capability to track things like health and sleep, and complete tasks with a simple voice command. Through the years, Apple has dominated the technology market with their watch, computer and smartphone sales. ...

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Artificial intelligence needs more regulation

Caroline Monaghan

June 15, 2018

Self-driving cars, thermostats that learn your heating and cooling needs and digital personal assistants: welcome to the multi-billion dollar industry of artificial intelligence (AI). Nearly 50 years before Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google, scientists began to explore the potential of AI, ...

Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Radio stays relevant, keeps up with evolving technology

Jacynth Apora and Rebecca Heath

May 4, 2018

The use of traditional radio seems to be decreasing as alternatives such as Spotify, iTunes, podcasts and more grow. But, studies show that traditional radio remains popular, with 42,940,000 Americans still listening to radio stations of Cumulus Media Holdings Inc, a radio broadcasting stations company, ...

Teens experience peer pressure through technology

Teens experience peer pressure through technology

Caroline Monaghan

September 15, 2017

The pressure we feel comes from much more than solely our peers. TV shows, movies and social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram create internal pressure for teenagers. But peer pressure is not a constant negative, nor does it function the way one sees in the movies. The National Center on Addiction and Substan...

Why today’s teens aren’t getting enough sleep: Technology

Why today’s teens aren’t getting enough sleep: Technology

Alexis Colucci

September 15, 2017

Phones plugged into bedside outlets, televisions blaring at nighttime and laptops dinging with notifications come as nothing new to teens. Neither is the lack of sleep that tech can cause. Technology impacts the vast majority of teens, with more than three quarters of teens having access to cellpho...

Technology has popularized poetry

Technology has popularized poetry

Grace Treshock

December 22, 2016

“Poetry is not the kind of thing people are going to run into on their own,” poet and associate professor Kyle Dargan of American University told CNN. “It’s not Jurassic World.” Dargan was proved correct when Nielsen Bookscan, a data provider for the book publishing industry, followed the...

Android has benefits, Apple lacks

Android has benefits, Apple lacks

Sally Ehlers

December 22, 2016

The amount of variety in smartphones is overwhelming, even unbelievable, but Apple conquers the industry. As an owner of an Android, I am often questioned about my choice. “Do you wish you had an iPhone?” they ask. “Why would you buy an Android?” No, I do not want an iPhone. Apple pr...

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Social media is changing the way people consume news

Lauren Spiezia

December 22, 2016

In a world ruled by the internet, social media platforms make news more accessible to the public, but can also further the divide between people on opposing sides of social and political issues, especially in recent events. About 50 percent of social network users have shared or reposted news articl...

Advanced technology has revolutionized the sports world

Advanced technology has revolutionized the sports world

Mia Gallo

November 10, 2016

If a modern sports fan at the Super Bowl happened to miss the winning touchdown of the game, he or she would only have to wait a couple of seconds for the instant replay. But any time before 1985, this fan would have missed the pivotal moment in the biggest football game of the year. According to T...

Teen use their tech to prevent future DUIs

Teen use their tech to prevent future DUIs

Maddie Curtis

November 9, 2016

Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in the United States. But thanks to apps like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the number of people in general who drink and drive has dropped by 54 percent since 1991, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports. About 32 percent of fatal car accidents inv...

Technology takes over the Met Gala red carpet

Izzy Cavazzoni

June 17, 2016

As the rainy days of April ease into May with promises of warmer weather, everyday fashions are carried into summer street style fit for the higher temperatures. Still, true fashionistas know that the arrival of May does not just mean shopping for new Memorial Day Weekend outfits but also includes the...

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