It would be a lie to say that I’m not addicted to my phone, like a lot of people, especially teens. More than 210 million people worldwide suffer from social media and internet addiction, according to Science Direct. And some teens spend more than 7 hrs a day on social media. This sounds concerning, doesn’t it? Previous employees of these social media companies agree. In … Continue reading #Hacked

Meta’s Connect Event

On October 11, 2022, Meta had an event that they have been hosting every year since 2020 called “Meta-Connect,” which is an event that is supposed to focus on all the aspects of the VR and AR programs that Meta has been working on throughout the year. This year Meta introduced a groundbreaking component to Meta’s Metaverse, one that will shape VR as a whole: … Continue reading Meta’s Connect Event

Tesla AI Day

To many, Tesla is known for its production of electric vehicles, having developed cars on par with its competitors, including Ford and Volkswagen, and becoming the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world. However, following Tesla AI Day on September 30, 2022, the company portrayed itself as a catalyst for modern technology, particularly artificial intelligence. Throughout the presentation, Tesla showcased their progression in the development … Continue reading Tesla AI Day

The U.S Military and The Metaverse: An Unexpected Pair

The metaverse. We’ve heard of it, seen it talked about on TV. Heck, maybe we’ve even experienced it, but the fact is that it’s a very loose term. What is the metaverse, and what’s the military doing with it? For starters, the metaverse is “characterized by persistent virtual worlds that continue to exist even when you’re not playing,” according to a Wired article titled “What … Continue reading The U.S Military and The Metaverse: An Unexpected Pair

iPhone 13 Signals A New Era For Consumer Technology

Last week Tuesday in a short company event spanning just over an hour, Cupertino, Calif. tech giant Apple Inc. announced the release of several new products. Due to coronavirus concerns, the company elected to deliver the entire event experience online — sans live audience — from its own native website Apple.com. In a characteristically clean presentation dominated by the headlines of a new iPhone — … Continue reading iPhone 13 Signals A New Era For Consumer Technology

The 59 Second Minute

December 31st, 2016. The clock was at 23:59:58. Tick. The clock struck 23:59:59. Tick. Now, in a normal year, the time would change to 00:00:00, January 1st. But 2016 was no normal year: Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton had become a nationwide sensation, Harambe had been transformed into a meme, Pokemon Go had taken over everyone’s social life, and the Earth was spinning too slowly. Yes, … Continue reading The 59 Second Minute

New AI “Deep Nostalgia” Brings Incredibly Old Photos to Life

Last Sunday, an AI-powered service named “Deep Nostalgia” became popular throughout Twitter. The videos users have made are quite creepy, as the movements of the pictures legitimately look like real life. The Deep Nostalgia service is offered by an online company, MyHeritage, and it uses AI to create an effect that an antique photo is still moving. This is similar to iOS live photos feature, … Continue reading New AI “Deep Nostalgia” Brings Incredibly Old Photos to Life

Meet Ingenuity: The First Martian Helicopter

The rover Perseverance was outfitted with a groundbreaking helicopter called Ingenuity.  Until now, Earth has been the only planet with technology capable of sustained flight in our solar system. This might not seem like a big deal, but Mars’ atmosphere is roughly 1% of our atmosphere. For perspective, the tip of Mount Everest has a third of the atmospheric pressure there is at sea level. … Continue reading Meet Ingenuity: The First Martian Helicopter

PSA: Don’t Put Your Router in a Cage

You’ve all read the stories: “Single Mother Brought Down By Electromagnetic Radiation,” “Grandmother Falls and Can’t Get Up Thanks To Electromagnetic Radiation,” “Electromagnetic Radiation Strikes Again: Claims Four Babies,” and the list goes on. Oh wait it doesn’t, because that’s insane. Electromagnetic radiation is emitted by the lights, radios, and Wi-Fi routers in your home, but has never hurt anyone in this setting. The term … Continue reading PSA: Don’t Put Your Router in a Cage

PSA: If You Couldn’t Use YouTube Last Week, You Weren’t Alone

Last week Wednesday, beginning at around 7:30 PM, YouTube was hit by some form of massive outage that appears to have affected all YouTube services across the world. If you tried to watch a video between 8:00 and 9:00 that night, the height of the outage, and received the “an error occurred screen”, you shouldn’t worry about your computer or connection, the issue affected everyone. … Continue reading PSA: If You Couldn’t Use YouTube Last Week, You Weren’t Alone