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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...

Pay with Amazon Expands to Other E-Commerce Platforms

Samantha Stopol Amazon announced on April 4 the expansion of Amazon Payments to more third-party websites, a move that puts their payment services in direct...

Multi-Person Virtual Reality Is Becoming a Reality

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Imagine having a lightsaber battle with your friends using holographic lightsabers or playing “the floor is lava” when...

NASA Developments Can Save Airlines $250 Billion

Peter Crump Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator New developments in NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project could help commercial airlines reduce their fuel consumption...

Pyro: DJ in Your Pocket

Shanthi Guruswamy Promotions Director If you’re a member of the deejaying world, chances are, you’ve heard of the brand Serato. If you’re new to it, Serato...

Tech Companies Are Consolidating Like Crazy

Sandra Lee In the United States, tech giants like Amazon and Facebook are acquiring small businesses at a rapid pace — in other words, they...

Develop Software Skills with Collaborate Workshops

Annie Huang Staff Writer Collaborate of the College of Letters & Science have started hosting quarterly software workshops for the spring quarter. The workshops are held...

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...

Two Sides to a Story: Instagram Creates Culture of ‘Sampling’ Other Social Media Platforms

Spencer Wu Staff Writer A feature where people can post Stories on their feed headlines photo-sharing app Instagram's newest update. The update's similarity to Snapchat’s Story feature,...

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...