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

Sit and Stand: A new way to help crutch users

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer Many people who have used crutches have had a number of complaints and problems. Traditional crutches can leave irritated red patches of skin on your underarms, they can be quite tiring to use, and they make it difficult to do anything with your hands.  Luckily for those injured, life will become much easier and ...

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Drone hovers over VSU’s campus

Written by LaMarcus Wilkerson, Staff Writer The drone’s capabilities are mind-blowing. According to Associate Director for Marketing and Digital Media, Keith Warburg, the drone can snap pictures from any angle. The UVA shoots 13 megapixels photos, and the drone shoots 4K resolution which is the highest quality of video today. The UVA needs a co-pilot to steer the camera. However, ...

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Highlight it, send info to computer, done

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Wouldn’t it be cool to have a highlighter that sends what you highlight directly to the computer? Well Scanmarker has made this product available. Scanmarker makes it so students, lawyers, researchers, and anyone else can highlight text and have that material sent to their computer. This highlighter recognizes various different types of texts from ...

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Ditto app lights up tech life

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Ditto is the brainchild of inventor Robert Bye and a fellow colleague.  This concept design is very simple with a mirror that attaches to the top of your laptop and allows your webcam to view and record what is in front of you. It is a great product for students, because they can record ...

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Teens’ condom detects STD

Written by Carlius Williams, Staff Writer Three British teens have proposed an idea for a new type of condom that could detect sexually transmitted diseases.  The proposal won the trio a prize in the U.K. The teens, 13-year-old Muaz Nawaz, and 14-year-old Daanyaal Ali and Chirag Shah, said that the idea came to them after discovering how big of a problem ...

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Weekly Weird: Gene altering allows two men to concieve

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Who says only a man and a woman can conceive a baby anymore? According to a paper published in Cell, a research paper publisher, two men could possibly be able to have a baby together in the near future. No, men will not be able to physically carry a baby for nine months (a few women ...

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Kingdom Hearts 2.9? So close, yet so far to Kingdom Hearts 3

Written by Stella Henderson, Photo Editor It’s been three years since The Kingdom Hearts franchise has released a new game and eight years for a non-hand held console. With this year’s E3 event, Square Enix showed snippets of what was to come for Kingdom Hearts three and a mobile phone game, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained. At the Disney D23 expo in ...

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A new Apple fell from the tree; Apple unveils new iPhone 6s (and more) at keynotes presentation , but are they worth the price?

Written by Mayah Cantave, Staff Writer Look in your pocket, on your desk, television or even around campus. Chances are that something that you own, or that you have seen recently has been influenced by Apple and its products. Apple has become increasingly popular in the past 20 or so years with products such as the IPhone, IPad and MacBook ...

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Appily ever appter

Written by Julia Rodriquez, Staff Writer Sometimes it can feel like, as a college student, you are constantly starving, broke, or both; now there’s an app for that. Even if you aren’t always hungry or broke, an app that can help you get free food or manage your finances can be your best friend. Money seems to leave faster than ...

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RetroSpec: A forgotten action hero gets remembered

Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief Some would argue that gaming reached its best level at the popularity of the PlayStation One.  Atop the pixelated throne sat gaming juggernauts Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil, to name a few. Action heroes Lara Croft, Solid Snake and a loveable purple dragon by the name of Spyro, were some ...

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