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

NASA Successfully Says Hello to Voyager 2, 11.6 Billion Miles Away

For many high school students, one of the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic is social isolation. Being far away from friends is hard, but luckily here on Earth the farthest you can be from anyone is only about 8,000 miles. Right now Voyager 2, humanity’s ambassador to the galaxy, is more than 11.6 billion miles from home, and it hasn’t had anyone to talk to … Continue reading NASA Successfully Says Hello to Voyager 2, 11.6 Billion Miles Away

Microscopic 3D Printed Star Trek Voyager Can Move On Its Own

Physicists from Leiden University have developed and 3D-printed a miniature version of the USS Voyager from the show Star Trek Voyager. The idea of a tiny starship is probably something you have not heard of outside of a science fiction movie, but the model is actually a part of a larger research experiment.  The ship is so small its size has to be measured in … Continue reading Microscopic 3D Printed Star Trek Voyager Can Move On Its Own

Minecraft’s Huge Cliffs & Caves Update 2021

On October 3, Minecraft Live presented new content coming to Minecraft by the summer of 2021. The much requested update, named Caves & Cliffs, has been quietly worked on for some time and is something that all Minecraft players should be excited about. It further expands the game we all know and love into something even better.  After the update, the generated caves will have … Continue reading Minecraft’s Huge Cliffs & Caves Update 2021

Military Starts Testing AR Goggles for Dogs

Augmented reality goggles have been around for a while now and have been used for many different purposes. Recently the United States Military has been looking into AR goggles for military dogs! The military has been using highly trained dogs for sniffing out explosives, finding targets, and working with patrols in dangerous areas. The handlers communicate with their dogs using laser pointers or hand signals, … Continue reading Military Starts Testing AR Goggles for Dogs