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Thursday, July 16th 2020

UC Berkeley Climate Hackathon Suggests Hackers are New Activists

Jack Shea Lately, American politicians have been distrusting scientists over well-scrutinized and supported research, including climate change issues, sexuality, evolution, and more. Political action advocating...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Is Apple Pay the Future?

Pragya Parmita Staff Writer Illustration by Hector Lizarraga, Staff Illustrator With Apple Pay, Apple believes it can revolutionize mobile payments. The program was first introduced with the...

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...

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,...

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...

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...