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UCSB Professor Considers “Virtual Reality Field Trips” in the Journal Science

Eric Long Virtual reality (VR) is often thought of as a gimmick to the gaming industry, but UCSB assistant professor Douglas McCauley feels that it...

Western Digital Debuts New Helium-Filled Hard Drive

Jennifer Kim On Nov. 4, developers at HGST, a Western Digital company, introduced their newest product, the 6 terabyte Ultrastar He6, the world’s first airtight...

“Where’s the Bear?” Project Identifies Animals with Digital Cameras and Machine Learning

Victoria Penante A team of professors and students from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Computer Science has developed a system designed to aid ecological...

New ‘Samsung Pay’ App Coins a Different Way to Pay

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration By Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Samsung may be late to the mobile wallet party, but it sure made a head-turning entrance. Samsung’s new...

Fitbit’s FalsePulse

Chelsea Viola Staff Writer FitBit has recently been confronted with allegations that their “PurePulse”  technology is inaccurate. Users may not have been getting accurate readings of...

Apple Introduces Health App ‘CareKit’

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer On Mar. 21, Apple announced the release of CareKit, a new health application designed to empower people to take a more active...

SpaceX Shoots for Stars from Lompoc

Madison Hallam The first orbital class rocket capable of being reused was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc last Monday. The rocket belongs...

Punkt MP01: A Nostalgic Nuance of Nothingness

Matthew Lee Punkt, a Swiss company that specializes in consumer electronics, prides itself on the design of the MP01, a cellular device that focuses on...

Dojo Security System Could Be the Keystone of Smart Home Security

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Thanks to those at Dojo-labs, pet rocks have more use than ever. The Dojo is a new security technology that monitors the network...

A Closer Look at Snapchat Spectacles

Spencer Wu Staff Writer Marketing teams are always looking to expand a brand and push the boundaries of conventional marketing. The incredibly popular app Snapchat has...