I’m finding it extremely difficult to accept that my time at SMU is coming to an end. The last three years have been the most challenging, exciting and unforgettable years of my life. I could write pages on pages, yet I still believe that would not adequately describe my time at SMU. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I wonder how many words a gif is worth? Inspired by my fellow classmates, I will be using gifs to highlight my time at SMU. Continue reading
A team of researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a new taste simulator that allows you to sample virtual food. The device consists of a small silver electrode that attaches to the tip of the your tongue. Through slightly shifting the electric currents and altering the temperature of the electrode, almost identical tastes to the natural flavors can be experienced.
JP Morgan Chase & Co. is already in the negative spotlight due to eight Justice Department investigations. The company further cemented this negative attention after opening up a Q&A session on Twitter, using hashtag #AskJPM this past week.
Last Thursday an Instagram account used to intimidate and identify violent crime witnesses in Philadelphia was finally shut down. The account, “rats215” had nearly 7,900 followers. Through the account over 30 witnesses had been exposed since February. In addition, the account posted confidential photos, police statements and a testimony.
The media influences our perception of current events, the products we buy, our political beliefs, and almost every aspect of the American life. It is the most powerful social and cultural influence that comes with the responsibility to create positive changes in our society. And yet, it promotes rape culture and the belief that a victim of rape must have been “asking for it” by the clothes she wears or how much she had to drink.
Ryanair, Europe’s low far airline is known for many things, their outspoken CEO, Michael O’Leary being just one of the many. Known for his outrageous behavior, such as dressing up as a French chambermaid and cursing at journalists, it comes as no surprise that when O’Leary took to Twitter last week for a live Q&A session, things got interesting.
According to Intel, every minute 639,800 gigabytes of information are transmitted around the net. Unfortunately, in that same minute, twenty people find themselves victims of identity theft. Many more find themselves victims of less nefarious actions such as data mining. Data mining occurs when your Internet behavior is tracked, profiled and then stored. This information is often then sold to advertisers and/or government agencies. This means that every click, website visit, purchase etc. does not go unnoticed. In order to keep your information private and provide yourself with a better sense of security here are some top tips to keep your Internet usage private:
“Update to iOS 7 and become waterproof” claims the ad (see picture below) explaining that “In an emergency, a smart-switch will shut off the phone’s power supply and corresponding components to prevent any damage to your iPhone’s delicate circuitry.”
Generation Opportunity, a conservitive group that describes itself as a “national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization,” released a controversial anti-Obamacare ad this past Thursday. The video depicts a creepy and cartoonish “Uncle Sam” acting in place of a gynecologist.
Abercrombie and Fitch further incites negative social media attention with its new and improved “Look Policy.” Buzzfeed got a hold of the Look Policy, which assists managers when hiring new employees and guides current employees to adhere to certain appearance and wardrobe choices.
Both a website and mobile app, Pheed is taking over as the latest social media craze. Pheed is currently ranked as the No.1 spot in social free apps and No. 7 of all free apps in the App Store. With the catchphrase “a new way to express yourself,” this app combines some of the best aspects of Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram while also adding its own features. Continue reading