Category Archives: Sci/Tech

Distracted walkers beware: many support ‘wexting’ ban Life, Lifestyle, News, Sci/Tech

By: Reagan McSwain Falling down stairs. Grazing strangers. Bumping into walls. Stepping into traffic. While many people commute on foot, using a handheld device is hard to resist. Walking while texting, increasingly referred to as ‘Wexting’, continues to be a leading factor in pedestrian road accidents and fatalities, and has many wondering what can be done to change

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Samsung ends Galaxy Note 7 production Business, News, Sci/Tech

By: Caitlin Patrick Samsung announced this week that they are ending production of their Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, after reports of the new devices catching fire. Samsung originally recalled the phone on Sept. 15, and later released replacement phones to compensate. After more reports of the second wave of phones overheating and causing fires, the

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Google unveils new Pixel smartphone Business, Sci/Tech

By: Kylie Vaillancourt Google announced a new phone on Wednesday known as Pixel. The company made the announcement at a press conference today in San Francisco. CEO Sundar Pichai started off the conference saying the invention of smartphones created a mobile revolution “that’s changed people’s lives.” For the first time with this new phone, the software

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NASA finds evidence of vapour plumes on Jupiter moon Europa News, Sci/Tech

By: Ken Kellar A new study of one of our interstellar neighbours is helping to support a theory there may be water elsewhere in our solar system. NASA this week announced the findings of an observational campaign of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, where scientists have determined that there is strong evidence to support the existence of

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