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Instagram adds ‘Insta-Shopping’

Instagram has released that there will be a shopping feature. Users will be redirected to the shop site to buy products if they cannot be sold from the app. Instagram and Snapchat is an integral part of student life, regardless of who you ask.

Micheal Everman, Tech Reporter

November 4, 2016

Instagram is testing a shopping feature as announced on November 1st to try to further the popularity of the app. Regardless of who you ask on campus, social media sites like Instagram and Snapchat have been an integral part of student life. The shopping feature will attempt to make the app easier to...

Google’s Jamboard empowers collaboration

Google's Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that allows a group of people in a room or anywhere in the world to collaborate in one organized space through cloud connection. Jamboard is a movable device and could be set up in any room to conduct projects, planning, and give a presentation of such planning. Jamboard is set to be released in 2017 at a price of $6,000.

Joel Chavez, Tech Reporter

October 27, 2016

To reinvent the traditional classroom whiteboard, Google is unveiling the cloud-connected digital Jamboard, which will allow a group of people to collaborate together in one organized space, no matter where they are in the world. Jamboard is a 55-inch 4k display that will be able to show any picture...

Red Dead Redemption 2 is real!

A sequel for the Red Dead Redemption video game series has been announced. Fanatics of the game at Don Lugo have demonstrated great excitement for the upcoming release. Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available for purchase in the Fall of 2017.

Mau Mendoza, Reporter

October 23, 2016

After 6 years of great anticipation, Rockstar has finally confirmed an upcoming release of Red Dead Redemption 2. The company uploaded the trailer for the video game earlier this week, creating huge talk among fans at Don Lugo. The trailer gives fans a clear look at the long anticipated project. Red Dead...

Meet Cozmo: Anki’s artificial intelligence companion

Anki's Cozmo is a new basis for human-to-robot interaction. With artificial intelligence, Cozmo is able to distinguish the user's personality and will refelect it on his own through a variety of emotions ranging from happiness, anger, excitement, and frustration. As of today, he is available for shipping at $180 in the US; shipments to other countries will be evaluated in the upcoming year.

Marissa Reinhart and Camille Encarnacion

October 17, 2016

Anki's new toy, Cozmo, is a witty pet-like robot powered by artificial intelligence that has the ability to connect with people, learn about them, and play games with them to provide a joyous experience. Being a robot with growing artificial intelligence and sophisticated programming, Cozmo is more...

Olloclip Lenses gives iPhone 7 better pictures

The Olloclip Lenses will provide iPhone 6 and 7 users three different lenses to take better quality photos at a distance. Each of the lenses have their own features and magnification. The Olloclip Lens will be available in early November.

Joel Chavez, Tech Reporter

October 14, 2016

Olloclip has created a series of three light-weight attachable lenses that will soon provide iPhone 6 and 7 users with the ability to take high quality pictures. Each individual lens contains a variety of features that will enable iPhone users to have different sizes, magnifications, and a high overall...

Google upgrading to 4K with Chromecast Ultra

Google is releasing the Chromecast Ultra to follow their competitors into 4K streaming. The Chromecast Ultra plugs into a TV and can stream content from Netflix and YouTube off of a phone or tablet. It is set to release in November at $69.

Marissa Reinhart, Tech Reporter

October 12, 2016

Google is releasing the new version of their streaming device known as Chromecast Ultra, as revealed on a press event held on October 4. To follow the rise of 4K media and devices, Google has revamped their streaming device, Chromecast, to the new Chromecast Ultra. The original device had the ability...

Get interactive with Interactive Dynamic Video

Abe Davis from MIT, along with other researchers, created a new system format called Interactive Dynamic Video. IDV is a system made to enhance CGI effects in a real world situation for augmented reality gaming. This new system could be a more effective and cheaper substitute for green screens and 3-D Modeling.

Mau Mendoza, Reporter

October 7, 2016

MIT research students and head researcher, Abe Davis, reinvented video production through a method that allows direct interaction with on-screen objects, known as Interactive Dynamic Video (IDV). IDV ultimately analyzes the vibration modes of an object at different frequencies. By identifying these...

“Velocibeasts” is fighting to become the best VR game

A gaming company is creating an innovative VR game, Velocibeasts, to become a main developer in the VR gaming industry. The main innovation in the game is the form of teleportation. The game will be released on December 25, 2016.

Micheal Everman, Technology Reporter

October 6, 2016

A gaming company called Churroburo is creating an innovative player vs player Virtual Reality game, Velocibeasts, where players fight against each other using swords with the ability to teleport and where players are humanoids, half-human bodied and half-animal headed creatures. With only 3 months into...

Volvo evolves into self-driving cars

Self-driving cars provide people with the privilege to do tasks they normally wouldn't do in a manually-driven car. Volvo's Concept 26 is an autonomous vehicle that is cosmetically similar to a regular car, with the functionalities of a self-driving car. Volvo is considering to release the Concept 26 by 2021.

Joel Chavez, Tech Reporter

October 5, 2016

The production of self-driving cars have left many in awe as they have allowed individuals to complete tasks they wouldn't normally do in a manually-driven car: use laptops, eat, apply makeup, read books, or even have a brief office conference call. Well recently, Volvo has produced a self-driving car...

An inside look into Snap’s Spectacles

Snap Inc. is currently in the process of innovating Spectacles. This camera-equipped pair of glasses is able to capture content through a 115 degree camera lens, similar to the field view of an average man. The company shares on their Snap Inc. blog site,

Camille Encarnacion, Tech Editor

September 30, 2016

Snapchat, now known as Snap, is currently in the process of innovating a new way to share ten-second videos as well as capture pictures through a camera-equipped pair of sunglasses called "Spectacles." With a 115-degree camera lens and touch-sensitive recording controls, users are provided with a first-person...

Google Station providing fast WiFi to anyone, anywhere

Google wants to provide fast, quality WiFi to millions of people all across the world with Google Station. Google Station will be somewhat of an expansion off of a project completed along the Indian Railway, a project that has provided WiFi to over 3.5 million people per month. Google will create deals with partners to set up Google Station 'hotspots' in businesses and buildings like shopping malls and universities.

Joel Chavez and Marissa Reinhart

September 30, 2016

Google plans to provide "fast WiFi for everyone, everywhere" within the coming months. The program, Google Station, was inspired by another successful endeavor that Google constructed along the Indian Railway this past year. The similar program provides fast and reliable WiFi all across the Indian...

Ayala students hack into school network

Ayala students hack into school network

Micheal Everman, Tech reporter

September 30, 2016

Two 16-year-old students from Ayala High School hacked into their school network on September 5th. The students were able to modify their grades using stolen login credentials. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department, the two students are being charged with hacking and other unreleas...

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