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National Day of Unplugging: Lets Make it a Habit

National Day of Unplugging: Lets Make it a Habit

Erika Suarez, Podcast Director

March 7, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Opinion

National Day of Unplugging took place from March 1 to March 2. This national day is described as a "24-hour global respite from technology." The project came up by the Sabbath Manifesto, which was a project of the organization called Reboot. In the Manifesto 'An adaption of our ancestors' ritual of carving...

AI can make fake HD videos that brings next level of “Deepfake”

Gilberto Espana, Staff Writer

September 4, 2018


Filed under Science & Tech

A new developed AI can turn animated drawings into a fake HD video. Created by Nvidia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The program uses a moot network to create the fake video. In order to create the altered video. AI uses the same components used for a real video such as foreground, lay...

Is Your Information Safe? Over 48 Million Online User Profiles Leaked

Is Your Information Safe? Over 48 Million Online User Profiles Leaked

April 22, 2018


Filed under Science & Tech, Top Stories

Are you sure your information is safe on the ‘net? Forty-eight million user profiles from the likes of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn had their information leaked, without their knowledge or consent, by a little-known data firm back in February of this year.  The incident just came to light this ...

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Ex-Advisor Tricks Companies into Investing Over $250 Million

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Ex-Advisor Tricks Companies into Investing Over $250 Million

April 22, 2018


Filed under Science & Tech, Top Stories

Elizabeth Pierce, former CEO of FCC lead-man Ajit Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), has been arrested for wire fraud after using “forged guaranteed revenue contracts” to trick companies into investing over $250 million in a fiber-optic company. The news came April 12, courtes...

“The Golden State Warriors of Comedy,” HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Set to Return for Season Five

“The Golden State Warriors of Comedy,” HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Set to Return for Season Five

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Top Stories

HBO’s hit comedy series Silicon Valley is coming back for its fifth season beginning Sunday, March 25. Richard Hendrick’s and the Pied Piper crew are set to return and continue their attempt to create a new internet. The last team we saw the Pied Piper team, Gilfoyle (played by Martin Starr) sav...

Bones Found in 1940 Likely Those of Amelia Earhart

Bones Found in 1940 Likely Those of Amelia Earhart

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2018


Filed under Science & Tech, Top Stories

Bones found in a remote South Pacific island in 1940 have been reexamined and are now believed to belong to legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart. The bones were first examined in 1940 by physician D.W. Hoodless. The only conclusion Hoodless made was that the bones belonged to a man. University...

Geek Squad Working Closely with FBI

Geek Squad Working Closely with FBI

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2018


Filed under Science & Tech, Top Stories

The FBI has been working closely with Best Buy’s computer repair service, Geek Squad over the last decade. In an investigation launched by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a digital Civil right group, it was discovered that Geek Squad employees have been playing the role of informants for...

Mind-Reading Tech Coming Soon?

Mind-Reading Tech Coming Soon?

Ramon Alvarado, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2018


Filed under Science & Tech, Top Stories

Self-driving cars, phones with facial-recognition, now mind-reading tech? Using some new artificial intelligence technology, a team at the University of Toronto-Scarborough (UT) were able to recreate images shown to people with surprising accuracy. They used electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors and a special...

Google Buys VR company Owlchemy Labs

Google Buys VR company Owlchemy Labs

Luis Gutierrez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under A&E

May 10 Google announced their purchase of Owlchemy Labs. For those of you who don’t know who they are, they’re the creators behind Job Simulator, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. They’ll be releasing a few VR games for a couple of different platforms. It’s also important to add that Google...

Powered by a Sea Breeze: Wind turbines at sea

Andrew Rudin, Science & Technology Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under News

Energy is heading seaside as companies search for more efficient ways to produce power. This renewable energy resource comes from wind at sea. Developers have been building wind turbines out at sea and the technology has become increasingly cheaper over the years, coming down 22 percent in the last year...

Baseball field upgraded

Victor Quintero, Sports Editor

October 4, 2012


Filed under Sports

As many students have noticed, Rio Hondo community college is under renovation.  New additions to the physical education department are under development and set to be revealed in 2013. The baseball field is also getting a face lift with the addition of the new custom made scoreboard built to represent...

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