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Uber tries new venture

Foot traffic streams past Uber offices on Market Street in San Francisco. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

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

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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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Weekly Weird: Weed affects verbal memory?

Marijuana grower Basil McMahon with his crop in Grass Valley, Calif., on November 12, 2015. A sweeping new package of laws will reverse years of state silence by regulating and licensing every stage of the medical marijuana industry. "It means I’ll be able to do what I'm doing without fear of persecution for the first time in my life, for the first time in generations," McMahon said. (Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Written by Tierra Bell, Staff Writer For years, the argument that marijuana doesn’t harm the body in any way has been going around. However, new research finds that, despite becoming legal in some states, marijuana may not be as innocent as everyone thinks. A recent study published in a JAMA Internal Medicine article finds that over time, long-term marijuana users ...

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Researchers Predict Undiscovered Planet in our Solar System

This artist's conception illustrates a gas giant planet alone in the dark of space, ejected from its own star system. Astronomers think our solar system might hold a distant ninth planet, hurled to the fringes during the solar system's early evolution. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Written by Miles Brown, Staff Writer Recently, it was discovered that there may in fact be a new planet in our solar system. Some have called it “Planet 9” due to its potential position in our solar system. Like many times before, there have been instances and reports of new planets, sometimes called “Planet X.” There are many clues that ...

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New way to search Netflix

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Written by Meaghan Bitters, Asst. Advertising Editor The price to take a date to the movie theatre has nearly doubled in the past ten years. Because it’s now roughly $45 for two adult tickets, two large drinks and a large popcorn, Netflix is becoming a substitution to the traditional movie date. The Netflix movie date ideal has become extremely popular ...

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Weekly Weird: Olive oil to cure HIV cancer?

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Written by Tatyana Phelps, Managing Editor Olive oil is an essential household item. It’s used for cooking, hair, and is often used as an anti-aging skincare product. How shocked would you be if you found out that olive oil can even be used as a cure for HIV and cancer? If you’re having a difficult time believing this, it’s because ...

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Apple may drop headphone jack

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Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer There have been some shocking rumors making their rounds in the tech world in regards to Apple’s iPhone 7. According to Forbes, a pair of sources from Apple’s Chinese supply chain have both confirmed that Apple is making plans to make a major change in the design of the new iPhone 7. The rumor ...

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Apple releases it’s largest iPad yet

Apple's iPad Pro. (Photo courtesy Apple/TNS)

Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer Apple released the new iPad Pro on Nov. 11. According to theverge.com, the tablet was made available in over 40 countries including the US, UK, Japan, and China. Apple claims that this is their most powerful tablet to date. Upon its unveiling, an Apple representative said that this tablet is “a magical piece of glass ...

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Apple may go into the electric car business

The Apple CarPlay app automatically brings up a portion of the apps on an iPhone when it is connected to the 2016 Honda Accord's dashboard during a test in Hayward, Calif., on Oct. 23, 2015. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

WrittEn by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer In recent decades, Apple has been very important to the American tech industry and a leader when it comes to the U.S. economy. Apple has led many companies in terms of research and development. The company has even innovated the whole cell phone industry. Apple’s ground breaking apps are top-notched and—with the recent popularity ...

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Highly-aclaimed ‘Steve Jobs’ film fails to draw audience

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Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer Despite great reviews from the likes of the New York Times, Rotten Apple and a few other sites for the critics, “Steve Jobs” has failed at the box office, mirroring the company’s humble beginnings. Directors Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s movie has been pulled from 2,072 screens nationwide, including Valdosta Stadium Cinemas 16. After ...

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