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A blog and column with news on new technology, innovations and gaming, brought to you by Steven Setser.

Researchers Predict Undiscovered Planet in our Solar System

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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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Alien paranoia invades California

Written by Jyrell Wynn, Staff Writer Paranoia invaded Southern California on Nov. 7 as witnesses reported seeing a bright white light flying through the night skies. In a CNN article, Witness Matt McKee described the scene as a strange experience. “What was weird, the tail was light and wide and it got bluer and bluer,” McKee said. “Then it just ...

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‘Fallout 4’ Review

Written by Stella Henderson, Photo Editor and Jefferson LeBlanc, Multimedia Editor War never changes, but the “Fallout” series has seen a lot of changes over the past decade. When “Fallout” was first created by Black Isle Studio, later known as Obsidian, it was a tactical turned based RPG blended with many elements from the popular Sierra point-and-click  games of the ...

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New app allows people to rate others habits

Written by Terrance Johnson, Staff Writer The idea of rating people has caused a buzz in the media recently, with the establishment of the Peeple app. Peeple will allow people to “rate and comment about the people you interact with in your daily lives,” according to Julia Cordray, CEO of Peeple. Corday is accompanied by co-founder Nicole McCullough. “People do ...

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