April 19, 2024

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4 Tech Takeaways From The D.C. Riot

The Capitol riots in Washington D.C. last week shook the nation. For avid social media users, though, the events may not have come as such a shock. The trends leading up to the storming of the Capitol grew across social media for years. Now that real-world effects of the dark side of social media are clear, tech faces some increased scrutiny.

Microsoft Will Provide Teachers With Back-to-School EduDay Jan. 20

The education system has faced some unusual challenges in 2020. As COVID-19 forced many schools to close their doors, 93% of school-aged children started engaging in some form of distance learning. For many school systems, this meant embracing technology, and Microsoft has taken note.

Here’s How To Watch CES 2021

CES 2021 is here. It’s the first massive technology event of the year, and this year, specifically, promises to be a little different. With the pandemic keeping everyone inside and distancing, you can watch CES 2021 from your home on the livestream.

The event this year won’t have as many participants and speakers as it has in the past, due to the dynamic of being virtual. However, this change only means that the event has honed in on the best of the best. From big tech companies to smaller startups, you’ll get a range of inside looks and announcements in the industry.

A Green Tech Boom Could Solve the Ecological Crisis After COVID

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people excitedly analyzed positive environmental changes caused by the lockdowns associated with it. For example, air and water quality improved due to decreases in car and boat traffic. Environmental conservationists wondered if the pandemic could signal a remarkable improvement in sustainability.

5 Industries 5G Will Impact the Most

Few, if any, technologies in recent memory have received the same publicity as 5G. Plenty of articles say that it’ll disrupt industries, which it will, but it won’t affect them all evenly. Some sectors will see faster, broader and more impactful changes from 5G.

What’s In Store for Sony’s Vision-S Smart Car?

Electric cars are more promising than ever, and a growing number of carmakers are producing them. It’s not just car companies, either, as the world learned when Sony unveiled the Vision-S at CES 2020. Since then, though, Sony’s been relatively quiet.

UK Unions Demand Investigation Into Amazon Employee Surveillance

Amazon is no stranger to controversy when it comes to employee conditions and relations. Through protests, strikes and walkouts, the company has seen workers stand up and demand fair treatment. Recent breaking news regarding surveillance of employees has now reignited that controversy. In the United Kingdom, union groups and activists are demanding action against Amazon’s latest move. 

What Does Apple’s $2 Trillion Market Value Mean for Big Tech?

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach a $2 trillion market cap. The company, which was also the first to reach a $1 trillion market cap, added half of that value in just a few weeks. Apple’s stock is up 60% this year alone.

Why Do We Need STEM In Government?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) come together to form a field of study that is versatile and applicable to everyday life — as well as industries of all kinds. On a larger scale, governments should be inclusive of STEM experts and perspectives. This will lead to a universally beneficial approach to all sorts of affairs. 

How Effective Are Predictive Policing Programs?

Public safety and the justice system are two growing areas of interest for citizens and police in the United States. Between political and racial tensions, unrest has been on the rise in drastic ways this year. Specifically, government officials and civil rights activists have turned a spotlight on police violence. More than ever, people are questioning how helpful or hurtful predictive policing is in today’s society. 

Restaurants Are Using Tech To Survive The Pandemic

COVID-19 took the world by storm. People have been dealing for nearly a full year with the virus’s effects. How long it will stick around is unknown. One industry that’s taken a particularly hard hit is restaurants. With social distancing and quarantines, people have been turning away from dining for the most part. However, technology is here to help. 

High-Tech Medical Devices For The Smart Home

Your smart home probably has gadgets to help you enjoy more convenience or stay entertained. Why not add to the assortment and invest in things that could improve your well-being? Here are seven high-tech medical devices to consider adding to your smart home. 

Tech Is Making Travel Safer During the Pandemic

A lot of people now work from home, thanks to COVID-19, but not everyone has that luxury. Whether you’re a remote worker who needs to travel or have a meeting you can’t miss, you may need to take a trip. With the pandemic still raging, that can be a cause for concern.

Wearables Might Be Powered by Sweat Sooner Than You Think

The future of wearables is here. These devices have been around for a few years but have recently taken off as hot commodities. Whether it’s for exercise or health, wearable technology is becoming increasingly valuable. Though these devices usually use battery power to operate, new wearable technology now has a biological option — sweat.

DC Riots

4 Tech Takeaways From The D.C. Riot

The Capitol riots in Washington D.C. last week shook the nation. For avid social media users, though, the events may not have come as such a shock. The trends leading up to the storming of the Capitol grew across social media for years. Now that real-world effects of the dark side of social media are clear, tech faces some increased scrutiny.

Microsoft Will Provide Teachers With Back-to-School EduDay Jan. 20

The education system has faced some unusual challenges in 2020. As COVID-19 forced many schools to close their doors, 93% of school-aged children started engaging in some form of distance learning. For many school systems, this meant embracing technology, and Microsoft has taken note.

Here’s How To Watch CES 2021

CES 2021 is here. It’s the first massive technology event of the year, and this year, specifically, promises to be a little different. With the pandemic keeping everyone inside and distancing, you can watch CES 2021 from your home on the livestream.

The event this year won’t have as many participants and speakers as it has in the past, due to the dynamic of being virtual. However, this change only means that the event has honed in on the best of the best. From big tech companies to smaller startups, you’ll get a range of inside looks and announcements in the industry.

A Green Tech Boom Could Solve the Ecological Crisis After COVID

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people excitedly analyzed positive environmental changes caused by the lockdowns associated with it. For example, air and water quality improved due to decreases in car and boat traffic. Environmental conservationists wondered if the pandemic could signal a remarkable improvement in sustainability.

5 Industries 5G Will Impact the Most

Few, if any, technologies in recent memory have received the same publicity as 5G. Plenty of articles say that it’ll disrupt industries, which it will, but it won’t affect them all evenly. Some sectors will see faster, broader and more impactful changes from 5G.

What’s In Store for Sony’s Vision-S Smart Car?

Electric cars are more promising than ever, and a growing number of carmakers are producing them. It’s not just car companies, either, as the world learned when Sony unveiled the Vision-S at CES 2020. Since then, though, Sony’s been relatively quiet.

UK Unions Demand Investigation Into Amazon Employee Surveillance

Amazon is no stranger to controversy when it comes to employee conditions and relations. Through protests, strikes and walkouts, the company has seen workers stand up and demand fair treatment. Recent breaking news regarding surveillance of employees has now reignited that controversy. In the United Kingdom, union groups and activists are demanding action against Amazon’s latest move. 

What Does Apple’s $2 Trillion Market Value Mean for Big Tech?

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach a $2 trillion market cap. The company, which was also the first to reach a $1 trillion market cap, added half of that value in just a few weeks. Apple’s stock is up 60% this year alone.

Why Do We Need STEM In Government?

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) come together to form a field of study that is versatile and applicable to everyday life — as well as industries of all kinds. On a larger scale, governments should be inclusive of STEM experts and perspectives. This will lead to a universally beneficial approach to all sorts of affairs. 

How Effective Are Predictive Policing Programs?

Public safety and the justice system are two growing areas of interest for citizens and police in the United States. Between political and racial tensions, unrest has been on the rise in drastic ways this year. Specifically, government officials and civil rights activists have turned a spotlight on police violence. More than ever, people are questioning how helpful or hurtful predictive policing is in today’s society. 

Restaurants Are Using Tech To Survive The Pandemic

COVID-19 took the world by storm. People have been dealing for nearly a full year with the virus’s effects. How long it will stick around is unknown. One industry that’s taken a particularly hard hit is restaurants. With social distancing and quarantines, people have been turning away from dining for the most part. However, technology is here to help. 

High-Tech Medical Devices For The Smart Home

Your smart home probably has gadgets to help you enjoy more convenience or stay entertained. Why not add to the assortment and invest in things that could improve your well-being? Here are seven high-tech medical devices to consider adding to your smart home. 

Tech Is Making Travel Safer During the Pandemic

A lot of people now work from home, thanks to COVID-19, but not everyone has that luxury. Whether you’re a remote worker who needs to travel or have a meeting you can’t miss, you may need to take a trip. With the pandemic still raging, that can be a cause for concern.

Wearables Might Be Powered by Sweat Sooner Than You Think

The future of wearables is here. These devices have been around for a few years but have recently taken off as hot commodities. Whether it’s for exercise or health, wearable technology is becoming increasingly valuable. Though these devices usually use battery power to operate, new wearable technology now has a biological option — sweat.

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