Category Archives: Technology

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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Photo Credit: Dominic Totino

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
Credit: Matthew Moore

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 […]

What Effect Will Amazon’s New Headquarters Have on New York City?

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Long Island City is a "melting pot" for people from all over the world.
Photo Credits: Michelle Edmonds

Long Island City is the melting pot of all types of people from different backgrounds. It’s a city filled with a rich history, culture, art and a growing community. So it’s no surprise that Amazon recently chose Long Island City, Queens as the location for its secondary headquarters. Amazon’s arrival may change our city forever […]

The Good and the Bad of Artificial Intelligence

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The Amazon Echo is considered to 
be an “always on” device which 
can be a threat to privacy.
Credit: Parsha Zaman

Robots haven’t taken over the world yet, but the recent advancements in artificial intelligence show that they might! Almost everyday, a new form of A.I. is being introduced to people all over the world. In many homes, people can shout commands to little machines, like the Amazon Echo, and casually get responses back. Our own […]

NVIDIA Trying to Sell Slower Cards for the Same Prices?

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MSI's DDR4-equipped GT 1030, dubbed the "1030 2GD4." 
Photo Credit: MSI

Being referred to as a “quiet roll out,” NVIDIA has confusing many and began releasing versions of their low-end GeForce GT 1030 that are slower and lower TDP when compared to their original counterparts. While all well and good that they output less power due to their lower TDPs, the fact that the consumer inevitably […]