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Facebook introduces new way to ‘like’

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor Facebook has introduced a new emoji feature to express whether a post is likeable enough. After months of testing, the social media platform is rolling out five new reaction emojis -“love,” “haha,” “angry,” “wow,” and “sad”- that will accompany the “like” button. While there still is no dislike button, the emojis are a step in ...

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New surgical microchips the key to the future

Written by Meaghan Bitters, Staff Writer Imagine a world where people can enter buildings and turn on machines using a tiny microchip in their hands. Well, that future—at least for Sweden—isn’t too far out. A few office workers in Sweden are being injected with a microchip the size of a grain of rice “that will open doors, turn on machines ...

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New Self-Filling Water Bottle to Revolutionize Fresh Water

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer California and other parts of the world are experiencing extreme drought problems, so conserving water is a must right now. Since only 2.5 percent of the Earth’s water is drinkable, we need to come up with new ways to access drinkable water before we run out. Kristof Retezár, a designer in Vienna, did just ...

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Help Leo finally win an Oscar!

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor With just days until the big show, known Oscar desperado Leonardo DiCaprio needs all the help that he can get in finally capturing that coveted Academy Award. British animation group The Line has created a new way for you to contribute in the actor’s storied quest in snagging the much maligned award in the ...

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Pop Addict–Grammy Edition

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor A pop culture fanatic’s shortlist of this week’s happenings. Secondhand embarrassment for Bow Wow New year; same results. For the second year in a row, the Grammys churned out yet another snoozer of an award show. The show was low on the awards and high on the tribute performances Monday evening. According to Deadline, ...

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iPhone hacks and tricks

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Although  Apple is already in the works of creating the new iPhone 7,there are still quite a few of us that are just now purchasing the iPhone 6/6s or 6 Plus/6s Plus  and are not entirely sure how to use the newest iPhone and the newest features. Besides the basic features that we all ...

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The evolution of dating: Dating now vs. dating before social media

Written by Geneva Crooks, Staff Writer Have you ever heard your parents go on and on about how much times have changed? Well, although we don’t always want to admit it, they most certainly have. With all the new technology we’ve welcomed over recent years, dating has gone from an extremely formal thing to something that can easily be done ...

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Premature posting can have dire consequences

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer We live in a world where we share every tidbit of our lives from who we hung out with last night to what we just ate, which begs the question, do we over share? Absolutely. Many people share personal details about their lives that the world does not need to know. For example, why ...

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Uber tries new venture

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Many would think of Uber as the taxi service of the internet. You open the app on your phone, the app shows you where you are, and where their drivers are, and then you order the car which you’d like to ride in. These days, Uber is working on a new campaign. Uber is ...

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Ebroji: The new way to text

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Ebroji is “bringing language to life”, with their new GIF text keyboard and making those texts that we second guess, easier to send. Co-founder Jesse Williams felt that text lacks tone and texture, and GIFs inject a contagious joy into any thread. Different from other keyboard apps, Ebroji uses gifs to replace emojis and ...

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