The Fault In Our Stars

[Not remotely a John Green fan but will absolutely use his trash novel/movie title ironically to encapsulate the overarching theme of my article choice.]   Article: Twitter Ditching Stars Is All About Snagging New Users Every time a social network makes a small change it kicks up dust, sometimes with good …

A Pet Rock Protects the Cloud

Dojo Labs has created a device to protect all of your other devices. It connects directly into your wi-fi router and keeps a close eye out for suspicious activity. Such an active device calls for an active design right? Wrong. Say hello to the Dojo, your new pet rock and …

Cinematic Gaming

The phrases used in Daniel Starsky’s review of the new Star Wars: Battlefront are nothing new. “The most faithful interactive reproduction…condenses all the highs and lows of a film…Plays Like You’re Watching the Movie”. And if you took only a casual glance, it would be easy to write off Starsky’s review as …

I’m scared of humans app!

The article I’m focusing on today is about the app called Nextdoor and the impact it has versus physical interaction. “Nextdoor is a fast-growing social network based on geography. So far, over 77,000 communities have signed up. Here’s how it works: Download the app or log in via the website …

Ubered Out?

In the article I found, it explained the Uber boom in society, and the new Uberable items we may have in the future. People are wondering, could the instant gratification we get from this taxi app be applied to other businesses? Many people believe that if other businesses follow the …

Access Granted

Search. Post. Connect. Share. Buy. Our habits and behaviors create patterns, and when we agree to the ever-changing terms and conditions of the products and services we use, what and to whom are we granting our permissions? In Terms and Conditions May Apply, director Cullen Hoback examines the ways that …

Come get some…open sourced A.I. Engine that is.

And here we have it. Google is now throwing its hat into the open source ring, and when they come out, they come out swinging! Google has just open sourced its Artificial Intelligence Engine, TensorFlow. This is google newest Deep Learning engine which allows for machine learning through deep web …

Beginning of New Aesthetics

As a quick overview, this article is talking about kids being with devices such as tablets and parent’s old cell phones at a young age. As I read this article and went through my notes I stumbled upon a quote I wrote down: “Obsolescence is not the end of anything, …

Is Technology Good Or Bad?

The article I picked addresses the issue of whether or not use of electronic media is safe/healthy for children under 5 years old. “If children are sitting by themselves glued to digital candy, we simply don’t know what the consequences are for their early social development,” says Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a professor …

Alone Never

The article I chose highlights the beta release of an app that anonymously encrypts your IMs. Tor Messenger, created by the non-profit Tor Project, is said to bring another level of privacy to instant messaging by tunneling conversations through a maze of computers, obscuring the sender’s IP address. “With Tor …