Wednesday, June 20th 2018

T-Mobile Agrees to Pay $40 Million in Fines Over False Ringtone Charges

Jessica Gang Staff Writer Cellular company T-Mobile agreed to pay $40 million in fines to the U.S. Treasury after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proved that...

Spotify Listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Mia Pollini Staff Writer As of April 3, Swedish music streaming service Spotify is finally trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol...

Plans to Map Mars with ‘Marsbees’ Unveiled by NASA

Jessica Gang Staff Writer NASA unveiled tentative plans to replace its traditional land-based Mars rovers with cutting edge flapping wing aerospace architectures on March 30th. These...

Explaining the Cambridge Analytica Scandal to a Student

Jack Alegre Features Editor While scrolling through your Facebook timeline, you might have noticed something called Cambridge Analytica pop up more than once. If that less-than-thrilling...

Turkey Creates State-Backed Cryptocurrency “Turkcoin”

Jacob Wong Student investors at UCSB looking for the next hot Bitcoin or Ethereum, look no further: cryptocurrency is coming to Turkey. Dubbed “Turkcoin,” the...

Google Tightens Hold on Digital Ad Industry With New Policy of Automatically Blocking Ads

Jessica Gang Staff Writer On Feb. 15, Google implemented a new ad-blocking policy that aims to automatically block ads that fail to comply with the new...

Samsung Impresses Users with Unveiling of Galaxy S9

Ziqiang Zhao Staff Writer Samsung’s Galaxy S9 has attracted much attention from people all over the world since the beginning of 2018, and details of the...

SpaceX Impresses with the Falcon 9 Rocket

Dylan Goldman Staff Writer After minor difficulties and two delays, SpaceX finally launched a single core of their  anticipated Falcon 9 rocket along with two subsidiary...

NASA Gets a Budget Boost to Revitalize the Moon Program

Alexandra Munos On Feb. 12, President Trump’s administration released its 2019 federal budget, which includes a request for an additional $500 million towards the government’s...

Waymo and Uber Settle Up on Theft Lawsuit

Annette Ding Staff Writer Following nearly a year of mudslinging between two of the largest companies in the autonomous vehicle industry, Google and Uber reached a...