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Five Mobile Games to pass the boredom away

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer   Its break time, you have an hour before your next class and decide to go get a Starbucks coffee. While you wait in line, you might get on your phone to see what games you have to pass the time. The question is, what is a good game to play to relieve the ...

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YouTube deletes longtime users

Written by Kimberly Cannon, Staff Writer During the first week of September, numerous YouTube content creators posted on their Twitter accounts and uploaded videos discussing the issues of censorship and demonetization of their YouTube videos. Philip DeFranco has been a YouTube creator for a decade, but on Aug. 31 DeFranco posted a video that addressed the possible shut down of ...

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Driverless taxis may soon be hailed

Written by Evelyn Dunn, Staff Writer Singapore became the first ever country to have a driverless taxi run its streets, an innovation that could possibly change the transportation industry forever. Who wouldn’t want to take a high tech ride like this? The driverless taxi project was trialed by nuTonomy, a company that was founded by two MIT researchers. Karl Iagnemma ...

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Lifestage: the new Facebook app

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Recently, Facebook quietly released a stand-alone app for teens only, specifically high schoolers. The app, Lifestage, was designed by Michael Sayman, a 19-year-old employee of Facebook, who immediately left high school to work for the social media empire. Similar to Snapchat as I have come to find, the app, which is free, opens to ...

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NFL games make thier way to Twitter

Written by Hunter Terrell, Staff Writer The National Football League (NFL) made an exclusive deal with Twitter with intentions of providing a live stream of Thursday Night Football games to a global-wide audience. The 2016 NFL Regular Season, a total of 10 games, will be streamed completing the league’s “Tri-Cast” distribution model of broadcast (NBC/CBS), cable (NFL Network), and now ...

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NBC Universal Signs Deal with Snapchat

Written by Shanice Barnes, Staff Writer NBC Universal signs deal with Snapchat to produce original content and episodes within the app. Yes, that means your favorite app, famous for those amazing filters just got much better. These two companies are no strangers to one another. NBC already has an existing deal with Snapchat where they showcase the 2016 Olympics in ...

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iPhone hacks and tricks

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Although  Apple is already in the works of creating the new iPhone 7,there are still quite a few of us that are just now purchasing the iPhone 6/6s or 6 Plus/6s Plus  and are not entirely sure how to use the newest iPhone and the newest features. Besides the basic features that we all ...

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The evolution of dating: Dating now vs. dating before social media

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer Have you ever heard your parents go on and on about how much times have changed? Well, although we don’t always want to admit it, they most certainly have. With all the new technology we’ve welcomed over recent years, dating has gone from an extremely formal thing to something that can easily be done ...

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Premature posting can have dire consequences

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer We live in a world where we share every tidbit of our lives from who we hung out with last night to what we just ate, which begs the question, do we over share? Absolutely. Many people share personal details about their lives that the world does not need to know. For example, why ...

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Uber tries new venture

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Many would think of Uber as the taxi service of the internet. You open the app on your phone, the app shows you where you are, and where their drivers are, and then you order the car which you’d like to ride in. These days, Uber is working on a new campaign. Uber is ...

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