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New Earth-like planets have been discovered broadening the possibility of humans in outer space

This past Tuesday, NASA announced a new discovery of a system of planets that are potentially habitable. The solar system that NASA discovered is called Trappist-1. There are at least 7 Earth-sized planets in the system, which is located approximately 40 light-years from Earth.

Mau Mendoza and Joel Chavez

February 24, 2017

NASA has made a remarkable discovery that may bring humans a step closer to living on other planets! An entire system of Earth-sized planets was found just 40 light-years away from Earth. The announcement of this new planet system, named Trappist-1, was made by NASA just this Tuesday, February 21st. With...

Snapchat Spectacles now available for online sale in the United States

Snapchat has finally released the Snapchat Spectacles for sale online on Febuary 20th. The set price for the Spectacles are at $129.99 but there can only be 6 per household. Most of the students that own a smartphone use or have used Snapchat, and these Spectacles could be a great extension of the social media.

Micheal Everman, Tech Reporter

February 21, 2017

Snapchat has finally released their Spectacles for sale online on Febuary 20th. Snap has been setting up vending machine-like "Snapbots" randomly around the country. Originally, the movable "Snapbots" were the only way for customers to get a pair of Spectacles by purchasing from the machine. The...

CICRET bracelet leaves more to be desired

From the start of science fiction, interactive holograms have been used in movies, but it may soon be a reality.

Micheal Everman, Tech Reporter

February 16, 2017

From the start of science fiction, interactive holograms have been used in movies, but it may soon be a reality. A group of developers announced the concept of the CICRET bracelet in a video released on YouTube in 2014. Yet the most recent prototype video has left awaiting consumers wanting much more. In...

WoW tokens can now convert into Overwatch items

Blizzard has recently announced that people can now use tokens in World of Warcraft in Overwatch. With all the new updates in Overwatch, its the ideal time to sell your unneeded items in world of warcraft.  Each token is equal to $15 battle.net credits and almost 63,000 in-game gold.

Micheal Everman, Tech Reporter

February 10, 2017

Blizzard has recently announced that players can now use tokens from World of Warcraft to purchase in-game items in their other games, such as the hit first-person shooter Overwatch. Considering the latest Overwatch updates, it is likely that now is the time that players would want to cash out to get...

Clash Royale: The video game forming a community

A Don Lugo student is seen watching a playback of a previous thrilling match. Clash Royale has many Lugo students hooked, creating a community among the 'clashers.' The app was named the Best Mobile Game of 2016 by multiple technology reviewers.

Mau Mendoza and Christopher Morales

February 8, 2017

Mobile game 'Clash Royale' has become an immensely popular app among Don Lugo students. Since its release back in early 2016, the game is continually growing as a fan favorite for a large variety of students. Clash Royale's strategy-based game play combines the elements of card collecting, tower defense...

Robots in classrooms advance learning

Changes in curriculum in multiple schools around the world may show the future of education. Learning with the help of robots and drones is no longer science fiction and it is proving to be very effective. Image above shows the ability of humans being able to interact with robotic technology.

Mau Mendoza, Reporter

January 30, 2017

In London, students are working alongside robots and drones to learn in ways like never before. Contrary to most schools around the world, the students in London Design and Engineering university technical college invest significant time learning how to program and code as part of their curriculum. There...

Samsung S8 meant to blast iPhone out of the water

Samsung announced a new phone, the Samsung S8, and it is speculated to out perform the new iPhones. After being announced to being released in later April it is likely that it will be less of an

Micheal Everman, Tech Reporter

January 27, 2017

Samsung announced a new phone, the Samsung S8, and it is speculated to out perform the new iPhones. The phone is rumored to be released in late April to early May. With all the improvements, it is likely it will be less of an "explosive" product than the previous phone. With a price tag of $850,...

HTC shows replica mistakes that several other phones have had before

The new HTC smartphone, HTC U-Ultra, repeats the same mistakes that several other phones like not having a headphone jack. 
The new smartphone has a lot of new upgrades but is powered by a smaller battery power. The new HTC smartphone will be available early this March for about $750. Phone pictured is not the HTC U Ultra.

Joel Chavez, Tech Reporter

January 26, 2017

Upon reveal, HTC U-Ultra shows replica mistakes that several other phones have had before. The HTC includes new features such as a narrow touchscreen panel at the top of the phone. The phone also has a massive 16mp camera. Within all of these upgrades the new smartphone has a 3000mAh battery that...

Lunar New Year event hits Overwatch servers today and brings several Chinese themed features

Overwatch has a brand new event starting today, the Lunar New Year. To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rooster, Blizzard has released a slew of around 100 new Eastern-inspired skins, sprays, icons, highlight-intros, and emotes. A CTF-like Brawl has been released, Capture the Rooster, and will be played on a newly decorated Lijiang Tower to celebrate the New Year.

Marissa Reinhart, Tech Editor

January 24, 2017

Overwatch's Lunar New Year event is live today, boasting a traditional Chinese style to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, which occurs on January 28. The update features several new additions, most of them are the typical features of an event. A new Brawl, Capture The Rooster, is a...

Amazon’s new initiative opens up jobs

During a press conference, Amazon revealed that the company's new initiative will be opening up jobs throughout the company. By mid 2018 the company plans on creating 100,000 jobs around the company. Some believe that the new initiative could be a way to appease new president elect.

Micheal Everman, Tech Reporter

January 20, 2017

Amazon revealed a new initiative to offer thousands of jobs to open up to new employees throughout all branches and departments of the online-shopping giant. During an Amazon conference on January 12, the company stated that 100,000 jobs will open up by mid-2018. With the fact that most students will...

Could this nasal spray prevent suicide?

The U.S. Army is funding research for a nasal spray that may possibly prevent suicide. Dr. Michael Kubek from the Indiana Medical Institute and his team have found that TRH can be released into the human brain more effectively through  a spray, in comparison to injections or pills. Dr. Ken Duckworth, medical director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, shares,

Camille Encarnacion, Reporter

January 19, 2017

The U.S. Army has donated $3 million to a research group at the Indiana University School of Medicine to help with the making of a nasal spray which releases TRH, a neurochemical thyrotopin-releasing hormone that has the same effect as an antidepressant and may prevent a suicide. Dr. Michael Kubek...

New generation of rubber duckies

Edwin the Duck provides kids a safe place to learn and play with original songs, stories, educational games, and more in Edwin’s interactive apps. Many Don Lugo students show special support for the product. (Picture displayed is not an actual Edwin the Duck product).

Mau Mendoza, Tech Reporter

January 13, 2017

Edwin the Duck brings "smart play" to a whole new level with its re-imagination of the classic rubber duck. The company describes Edwin as "the app-connected smart duck you and your kids will love," as the product provides parents helpful tools for children's education. With learning and technology becoming...

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