Thursday, February 22nd 2018

FCC Approves Next Generation TV ATSC 3.0 Standards

Xiaotong Zhou Staff Writer The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved use of ATSC 3.0, a new technological standard that will improve picture and audio quality of...

Microsoft Plays Catch-Up with the Xbox One X

Josh Webb Microsoft launched its newest console, the Xbox One X, last week. It features a faster processor and larger hard drive than its predecessors,...

Social Media Giants Respond to Russia-linked Election Meddling

Xiaotong Zhou Staff Writer In response to a continuing congressional investigation, major social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google sent representatives to a hearing...

Apple and G.E. Partner on Software Development Kit

Hannah Maerowitz Staff Writer In recent years, General Electric has rebranded as the “Digital Industrial” company. The company’s eager adaptation of technology and the reputation that...

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...

Summit Held at UCSB to Prevent Ships Colliding with Whales

Hannah Maerowitz A ship crew coasts into port, suddenly realizing that they’ve brought something else on shore aside from their intended cargo: remnants of a...

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...

A Refresher on Net Neutrality

Ameen Hussaini Staff Writer In March, the Trump administration made clear that it intended to undo Obama era net neutrality rules. Although many people are aware...

Tides Have Turned with New Shark Deterrents

Tanner Walker Science & Tech Editor Beachgoers traumatized from hearing about the recent great white shark sightings and attacks in Santa Barbara should have less to...

Drones: A Nuisance or an Advancement?

Jackie Caldwell When you hear the word “drone,” what comes to mind? The remote-controlled camera-carriers from Best Buy? The way your high school physics teacher...