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MyMe Wants to Record Your Social Life, or Lack Thereof

Left Brain, Tech

December 15, 2018

The MyMe is a small wearable device that features a wide-angle camera meant to use facial recognition software to identify people in your life and log the amount of time you spent with specific people. Each person can be filtered

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Lawmakers, Public Dissatisfied With Google CEO’s Congressional Hearing

Left Brain, Tech

December 12, 2018

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently testified before Congress, supposedly to address concerns about political bias within the company, and the potential dangers of Google cooperating with the Chinese government in order to form a version of the flagship search engine

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Stolen Picasso Painting Potentially Found in Romania Six Years After Heist

Right Brain, The Arts

December 7, 2018

Six years ago, art thieves stole a Pablo Picasso painting from a Dutch museum. Two weeks ago, the alleged Picasso painting was recovered in Romania. In 2012, the thieves visited the Kunsthal Museum and stole seven pieces by famous artists

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The Plan Behind the Packaging: Leading Designers Moree Wu and Sijia Zhang Give a Pre-Holiday Crash Course on the...

Left Brain, Right Brain, Tech, The Arts

December 6, 2018

The holidays are a time of year when commercial design is prominent. From the boxes that hold our most coveted wishlist gifts to the timeless posters of classic Holiday movies, the holiday season seems like one big competition to gain

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Microsoft and Apple are Neck and Neck in the Race for Technology

Business, Left Brain, Tech

December 5, 2018

Several years ago, Microsoft wasn’t seen as a forerunner in the race for faster, better technology. It fell behind in the profitable future of mobile, search, advertising, and cloud advancements. Today, it is just as lucrative as Apple, and both

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Case Closed: DNA Technology Help Cops Crack Cold Cases

Left Brain, Tech

December 3, 2018

DNA technology has made incredible advancements over the years. With DNA phenotyping, police can solve cases that have gone cold for years. DNA phenotyping can predict what a victim’s or suspect’s face could look like from a single drop of

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“Ralph Breaks the Internet” Goes Viral

Film/Entertainment, Right Brain

December 1, 2018

NPR reports that the sequel to the animated film Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet, leaves the world of 8-bit music and arcade games behind to tackle the world’s biggest phenomenon: the internet. For this film, directors Rich Moore and

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YouTube: Fueling California Fire Conspiracies

Left Brain, Tech

November 28, 2018

YouTube has come under fire for fueling conspiracy theory videos related to the California wildfires. Videos suggesting that the California wildfires were ignited by government laser beams have been viewed millions of times. When searching for clips regarding the fires,

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Back Down

Business, Left Brain, Tech

November 26, 2018

In the face of those calling him to resign, Facebook CEO and chairman Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that he will not back down. He claims that Facebook is still a beacon for the greater good, despite mounting criticisms

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Artist David Hockney’s $90 Million Painting Breaks Record for Any Living Artist

Right Brain, The Arts

November 25, 2018

David Hockney’s painting “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” broke artistic records when it sold for $90.3 million with fees at the New York auction house Christie’s. Painted in 1972, it depicts two men, a sparkling pool, and

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