Category Archives: Technology

Practical Polymers: New Fabric in Development Acts as Wearable HVAC

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The last week of January was a rattling gauntlet of cold for students and commuters. The polar vortex brought temperatures in the midwest well below zero, exhausting heating units and causing several deaths due to freezing and hypothermia. “I just put on a hoodie and jacket – no gloves.” said senior Jonathan Mui. This general […]

The Apple Card: Not Like the Other Cards?

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If a store doesn’t support Apple Pay, users can pull out the physical card to complete a transaction with 1% cash-back.

Apple has officially announced its own credit card, offering “simplicity, transparency, and privacy.” Its advertised features represent Apple’s product line promises of seamlessness and user-friendly utilities. The flagship features of this titanium card is its integration with Apple Pay and absence of numbers on the front or back as a security measure against skimming. Other […]

Purchasing Products On Instagram

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You can now click on a product you like on Instagram and purchase it directly on the app from select brand profiles.
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A new feature on Instagram will now allow you to essentially purchase items directly on the app. Up until March 26th, Instagram users were sent to the retailer’s website when they wanted to purchase something they saw on a brand’s page, but now Instagram users can have their credit card and shipping information saved on […]

How Technology Could Change Border Security

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Many people in the United States can seem to understand that a physical wall would be a highly ineffective way to improve border security. However, President Donald Trump does not seem to understand this and is adamant that he will build the wall. Throughout his presidency, he has continuously claimed that Democrats do not want […]

Edison Cruises into National Auto Technology Competition

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Jordy Castro and Lazaro Sidoro competed in GNYADA, a nationally recognized competition, thanks to the guidance of Mr. Sierra, their shop teacher and coach. Mr. Sierra said, “We go from city level then state and now national. For city only the top 1-4 move on to states. For states only the first place winners can […]

Is Apple Listening to Us?

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Apple launched AirPods in September 2016, along with iPhone 7. A recent update on all iPhones have lead to an interesting discovery regarding the AirPods. This update allows the microphone in the phone to pick up the noises surrounding it. Live Listen is equipped to listen in a conversation in a noisy room or hear […]

Processor Core Count: Is More Always Better?

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Caption: The average desktop CPU chip can be held at your finger-tips and installed by the user with ease. The current clock speed for consumer pc’s is around 1.5 to 2.5 GHz
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If you’re in any elective course related to computers, you’ve probably heard of the microprocessor. It’s the cheez-it sized chip in your laptop or desktop that handles all of your computing. For branding purposes, Intel and AMD tout core count and clock speed as the source of high speed to the average consumer. While there […]

App-Integrated Smart Books: Do they Out-Class Your Traditional Notebook?

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Say goodbye to ripped loose-leaf and heavy binders, smart notebooks can send your writing to the cloud. Companies like Moleskine, Wacom, and Rocketbook are making it easier to keep track of your pen strokes with scanning technology, whether you need to quickly share material online, organize your notes, or lighten the load in your backpack. […]

Facebook Infringing Users’ Rights

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Facebook’s efforts to add transparency to their website and ads have turned up to be a failure and resulted in an investigating. Through recent use of “Paid for by” ads, clickbait, and even the terms of the agreement, the ways that our information gets compromised has become more diverse, and less detectable. The “Paid for […]

Saving The Under-privileged

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The first floor of the Thomas A. Edison High School holds a room filled with kids that are more than just students, they are the change of tomorrow. The Model United Nations students are determined to get their word broadcast and they do so with the help of technology. They utilize technology to communicate and […]