Category : Technology

The Dangerous Truth Behind Netflix

Recently it has come to my attention that Netflix has had to make special commercial breaks or advertisements solely dedicated to motivating people to get off their couch and to “binge wisely.” In one of the commercials, a well-known public…

0 Comments / 179 View / April 9, 2015

6 Tech Trends That Will Dominate 2015

1. Wearable Tech The Moto360 Android Smartwatch While still reserved for “early adopters,” wearables — including smartwatches and smart glasses —will become the next battleground for gadget Goliaths like Samsung, Apple, Google and Microsoft. As the name suggests, wearables refers to…

0 Comments / 168 View / January 21, 2015

Expectations for Our Nation’s New Top Doc

After what seemed like forever, the wait is now over. The long delayed confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy as our nation’s next surgeon general has shown that there can be life after death, and ushers in an opportunity to refocus…

0 Comments / 145 View / December 31, 2014

HackPrinceton 2014: A Q&A Session With Rohan Doshi

Earlier this month, two teams were named overall winners at HackPrinceton, one of the nation’s top hackathons. The event brought together college students from all over the nation to bring their software and hardware ideas to life as they competed…

0 Comments / 398 View / December 5, 2014

Call it Neurodiversity. Not Mental Illness.

When I was asked to participate in Mental Illness Awareness Week, I balked at the idea.  I have never identified as having a mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a mental illness is “a medical condition…

10 Comments / 527 View / October 6, 2014

GamerGate: Misogyny At Play

Every so often, the world seems to go mad.  A single issue pervades society and sets it ablaze. It consumes news outlets, tears communities apart, and generates intense feelings of outrage in numerous people.  The resulting chaos is never pleasant…

1 Comment / 63 View / October 1, 2014

Yik Yak – A Place for Racism and Sexism

“Did you Yak that?” is a question that can be heard from at least one college student’s mouth everyday. Apps are like viruses in dorms: once one person gets it, everyone else will get it quickly after. Yik Yak, an…

6 Comments / 755 View / September 28, 2014

Pushing the Limits of Computation

Modern life runs on computers. We shop on Amazon, store our collective knowledge on Wikipedia, and share our social lives on Facebook. With advances in machine learning, computers can be trained to do everything from recognize faces, to decipher human…

0 Comments / 65 View / September 24, 2014

What Happened to BlackBerry?

Around half a decade ago, one of the most respected phones was the BlackBerry.  It was designed for work, concentrating on providing adults with modern tools of communication.  But soon, its vision fell short to the growing power of the…

1 Comment / 1487 View / September 24, 2014

One College Tradition Dismantled This Year: Java

For the first time in history, Python is the most popular introductory college course nationwide. For years in the past, Java reigned as the main language taught to undergraduates at the introductory level.  But according to the Association of Computer…

0 Comments / 309 View / September 18, 2014