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10 Reasons Why Technology is Ruining Our Brains

In Editorials on February 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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Pipczynski ’15

Nowadays, people are so consumed by their smartphones, tablets, video games, and computers. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or something actually useful like educational information; people never stop staring at their screens. You go out to a party or out in public somewhere, and all you see, is people fiddling with their devices like zombies with no personality. Even with driving laws the way they are, people still drive with their heads down reading something off their phone instead of paying attention to the road. That being said, yes, there are upsides to technology like advances in medical technology, advances in transportation, and advances in homeland security. But when it comes to social media, or applications and games, technology is ruining the human brain. I’ve come up with 10 reasons why technology is a bad thing. Read the rest of this entry »

A New Type of Camera has Emerged

In Features on November 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Lytro, a company in Silicon Valley, unveiled a completely new type of camera on October 19 called The Lytro. The Lytro is a camera that uses a radical new technology to focus an image after it has been taken. While today’s camera’s use a lens to focus on a single object, Lytro uses a light field sensor to capture all areas of focus at once. Looking at the cameras internals, Lytro uses a supercomputer chip located behind a standard camera sensor to process where an object is in the light field by using complex algorithms that have been saved in the cameras internal storage. Read the rest of this entry »