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Thursday, June 4th 2020

Google’s Project Loon Looms Over the Indonesian Horizon

Kristie Chairil Staff Writer Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announced at the end of October its plans to launch WiFi-beaming balloons into Indonesia’s stratosphere. The project, called Project...

Building A Faster Future: Private Aerospace Company Hosts Hyperloop Contest and UCSB Students Take...

Miguel Rodriguez Illustration by Robert Perez, Staff Illustrator Numerous groups of students from the University of California, Santa Barbara and abroad are participating in a competition...

New Developments in 3D Printing Promise to Create Human Organs

Peter Crump Staff Writer Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator In addition to creating plastic and metal replacements for internal organs, new developments in 3D printing by...

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...

AI Machine Takes IQ Test: Scores Similar to a 4-year-old

Peter Crump Staff Writer Advances in computer technology inevitably raise questions about the intelligence of machines compared to humans. In an attempt to answer some of...

BlackBerry and Android: New BlackBerry Priv Announced to Feature Android OS

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Motorola Razr. Samsung Sidekick. LG Env 3. BlackBerry Curve. If you had a phone in middle or high school, chances are you...

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...

iPhone 6s: Bigger, Better, Beautiful—But Worth It?

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Apple has recently unveiled its newest addition to the iPhone family: the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Since the release of the...

Windows 10: The Breakdown

By Gwendolyn Wu AS Beat Reporter For most PC users of Windows 7, 8, or 8.1, a small Windows icon hovered in their desktop windows tray for...

Heal: The App Bringing Doctors to Your Door

Joanne Rhee Staff Writer Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator Thanks to advancements in technology, it’s easier than ever to see a doctor. Have a weird infected...