Category Archives: Technology

The Influence of Technology in Election 2016

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Candidates take different approaches to communicate with voters.
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Technology has had a strong impact on the election process in 2016. Candidates are vulnerable to attacks through social media as posts cause train reactions. Candidates attract support from voter through clever techniques to reach out to the public. Online polls allow candidates to learn about what people are interested in and how to appeal […]

Age is but a Number

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Jani had to ability to delete comments made by celebrities or regular users.

A 10 year old hacker from Finland was able to detect a massive defect in Instagram’s photo sharing service.  Facebook awarded the hacker kid of $10,000. Residing in Helsinki, the kid named Jani, stated that the defect that he found could allow him to delete any comment and/or caption before sharing a picture. Jani tested […]

Audiobooksync is Back!

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Courtesy of our wonderful Edison Librarians! A new year of audiobooks opened Thursday, May 5, 2016 with an even better list of free, downloadable, MP3 files of favorite books and stories, both old and new. The program runs through August 17th.  While it is aimed at teens, educators and parents are welcome to enjoy the program, […]

Virtual Reality Comes to Life

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Samsung’s Gear VR headset released in November 2015, going for about $400 per headset.  It is known as a cheaper way to use virtual reality – as long as you have the coordinating Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet to go with it.  So Samsung is introducing a cheaper way to do this, to visit their […]

Robotics Visit

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The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria visited Thomas A. Edison CTE High School to receive exposure to the Career and Technical Education offered. They learned and explored robotics engineering. Current robotics students showed their extensive projects and gave them an insight look into what goes behind the creation of robots. The students showed the […]

Time to Revamp your Old Smartphone

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Once people upgrade their smartphone, they pay no attention to their old smart device. Did you invest $500 in getting that old device, only to put it to waste? There are several ways that you can utilize their smartphones, other than returning it to a trade in program. You can connect your smartphone to a […]

Is This Even My Phone?

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Many enjoy the iPhone for its simple user interface and smooth features, but for someone who needs their smartphone personalized to suit them, Android is the way to go. Not only do Android phones come preloaded with everything you need for a fully functional phone, but in the Google Play Store, there are many more […]

Whats Going On AtHome?

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Secondary Android phone in the process of being used as a security camera.

If you’ve ever felt the need for a security camera in or outside your home, but didn’t want to spend too much, there is a much more cost effective option. AtHome Camera paired with AtHome Video Streamer. These two apps allow you to use an old or secondary android device as a security camera instead […]

Throwback to the Top Emojis of 2015

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Lol. Omg. Ttyl. Messaging has evolved greatly over the past few years; it has changed from regular English to abbreviations and emojis. People are always looking for the easiest and quickest way to message their friends. The use of grammatically correct messaging is scarce these days. Instead, abbreviations are used to send a wordy message […]

Facebook Gives Back

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Everyday millions of people log on to Facebook and scroll down their newsfeed to see what’s going on in their friends’ lives. Facebook is more than just an ordinary social media website, the company has branched out since it launched in 2004.It has become an IPO which gives people the chance to buys stocks from […]