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New sound grenade device might make college students safer on campus

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor One quick pull will set this grenade a ringin’. An Oakland-based startup company recently released a new portable safety device that is quickly gaining popularity on college campuses nationwide. The ROBOCOPP sound grenade weighs less than an ounce, and when the black pin is pulled the device emits an ear-piercing sound that is as ...

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Ten years ago, top singles were both annoying and addicting

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer We take a look back at the music that topped the Billboard Music Charts 10 years ago this week. Bad Day – Daniel Powter “Bad Day” was initially recorded in 2002 but due to finding a label situation was put it on hold. “Bad Day” was a pop single featured on Daniel Powter’s debut ...

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Pain tolerance higher in men

Written by Erin Martin, Staff Writer Considering childbirth, menstrual cramps, and the occasional and tragic broken nails, you would reason that women must have a high pain tolerance, right? Well, with developing technology and science, studies have revealed that women actually don’t handle pain as well as men do. Science is ever changing and almost always on top of things ...

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Netflix Picks: The go-to movie to watch at home

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer If you are still looking to “Netflix and chill” even after the colder months have passed, or simply want to watch a movie by your lonesome, then this list is for you.  The list below is collaboration between my own movie experiences and some suggested titles. City of God This movie has personally become ...

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Illegal to walk and text in New Jersey?

Written by Kayla Stroud, SpecTech Editor Texting and driving has been illegal for years, but now texting and walking might also book you a two week stint in a jail cell. A New Jersey lawmaker introduced a bill that, if passed, would make it illegal to walk the streets with a cell phone glued to your face. According to CBS2, ...

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Dominos gets futuristic delivery

Written by Kayla Stroud, SpecTech Editor The average pimple-faced teenage delivery boy that we’ve all become accustomed to bringing us our favorite pepperoni topped treats is getting futuristic. The Australian independent branch of the pizza franchise, Dominos, is developing an innovative way of bringing starving customers their pies by creating a robot. According to NOLA, the new four wheeled prototype ...

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In need of groceries fast? Amazon uses drones to deliver groceries

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Amazon is about to eliminate the strain of shopping and loading grocery carts. The big thing in recent technology is drones, and Amazon is about to change the grocery game with their new grocery-delivering robots. They have plans to expand Amazon Fresh to include delivery by drones. The drones will not be like the ...

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New way to purchase items by swiping your credit card with the MasterCard selfie

Written by Danielle Shaw, Staff Writer Case-sensitive passwords can be a drag when you fail to recall your first pet’s name, and can’t seem to prove that you’re simply visually impaired and NOT an alien when attempting to reset them. You think to yourself, “If only there were a simpler way.” Lucky for you MasterCard has got you covered! MasterCard ...

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How easy is it for Internet Uses to get tricked?

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Have you ever messaged a stranger or received a message from a social media user and carried many different conversations before you realize you have no idea who you are really talking to.  Users who talk to fake profiles on the internet realize that they were never able to truly know who they were ...

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