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Do Apps Really Help Us or Waste Our Time?

Do Apps Really Help Us or Waste Our Time?

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

August 21, 2018

It’s no revelation that smart-phones and today’s highly advanced technology are majorly distracting. It’s no eye-opener to see almost everyone around you with their noses in their phones. It’s how the world has been since the first flood of iPhone obsession. You’ve also probably noticed...

Top five best tablets for students

Top five best tablets for students

Ariana Beedie

October 23, 2013

Tablets, a newer  technology item, have taken student gadgets to the next level. A large percentage of students carry laptops to class for note-taking purposes. These new editions of tablets make student life easier with each different capability, including note-taking directly on the device. Many...

What you’re missing: Applied Engineering Center houses state of the art equipment

Meredith Harris

September 24, 2013

Engineering Department Chair Zane Mitchell said his favorite piece of equipment in the Applied Engineering Center is the holographic monitor. “I think it represents how far technology has come in a very short period of time,” he said. The machine works the same way a 3D television does. Similar...

Optimizing the digital experience

Jake Tapley

September 24, 2013

As I write this, BlackBoard is refusing to let me log in. Something about an “Authorization Failure” – I assure you I don’t know. Now, if this was an isolated incident, I wouldn’t think too much of it. I understand that technology malfunctions, and that there's a lot about coding and web...

New iPads available for student use

Jessica Stallings

March 6, 2013

All students now have access to the 40 new iPads that joined the shelves in Rice Library. The iPads became available to check out Monday, and students can keep them for up to a week without renewals. The 16-gigabyte iPad 3s are equipped with preloaded applications such as Blackboard. Students are...

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