Saturday, November 17th 2018

UCSB Hyperloop Team Showcases Innovative Hyperloop Design

Jessica Gang Staff Writer Theta Tau (UCSB’s co-ed engineering fraternity) presented “An Evening with Hyperloop,” an event designed to showcase the UCSB Hyperloop Team’s newest designs...

China Introduces a New Social Credit System

Krystal Chen China will fully implement a “social credit system” that rates citizens on behavior ranging from online speech to expense records in 2020. This...

Professor Rod Garratt Discusses Cryptocurrency and the Decline of Cash

Minh Hua Staff Writer Last Wednesday, student-run organization Blockchain at UCSB hosted a discussion that UCSB Professor Rod Garratt led about the role central banks could...

Reddit Use May Be Good for Mental Health, Study Shows

Sabrina Bui Reddit has gained a notorious reputation online and offline: the website is infamous as a hub for users who support unsavory topics such...

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...