University life has always been important to ensure that the experience will be and without problems to the student. Essays and papers are apart of that experience with the class workload and with the dependability and ease-of-access of technology it has always been tempting to grab a computer to help with classes, specifically a MacBook. Apple has always been at the top of the game when it comes to user experience on Mac OS. Utility, compatibility and seamless use has always been Apples strong suit when it comes to their computers. College students always want to find something easier to make their lives a little bit easier, the MacBook has always been that solution when it comes to … [Read more...] about Is a MacBook Still Geared for College Students?
By Joshua Clement TikTok! A new kid on the block that everyone including the news media are talking about. One might think that the talks are the traditional newsworthy issues, but no…some are as silly as feeding a cat. While many have criticized how the new generation has embraced TikTok, others feel that it is no longer what the elite think. Instead, it is about how inclusive TikTok has become. Indeed TikTok has defied the traditional social media platform rules as we see the almost non-relevant individuals from different parts of the world emerge and transform into celebrities. A single case of Dora Moono Nyambe explains it all. Dora started off as a teacher in China, … [Read more...] about TikTok has created a new world of fame for the least recognized by sharing their stories on their platform and gaining huge success.
Here at CSUSB there has been nothing but great flexibility and effort into the push of getting students to continue their academic journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recent graduate I am here to express the experiences gained and missed throughout my undergraduate since enrolling here at CSUSB. I’ve come from a background transferring from a community college, into CSUSB in the Spring of 2021. This was right at the beginning of the global pandemic a few months in. Having to quarantine, it was difficult to adjust in my first semester being a transfer student. Especially coming into the University without any knowledge of where anything is around or what resources to find. Having … [Read more...] about Damn COVID! I missed out on my University experience!
By Dahyun Lee Suppose you have a day without a smartphone. From checking the class schedule to finding out the arrival time of the bus, all the information that could be found with just a few touches every day is alienated. In this case, most people will feel uncomfortable or anxious about not being able to use their cell phones all day. As such, we rely more on smartphones than we think, from trivial to big. According to a study by the ICT Statistics and Information Research Office of the Information and Communication Policy Institute, the smartphone ownership rate in their 20s is 99.8%. For college students, smartphones are a necessity that has melted deep into their … [Read more...] about Mobile phone syndrome, if you can’t avoid it, prevent it
Personalized chatbots on a new myCoyote app will provide automated answers regarding general campus information, advising, financial aid, and more. In approximately two years, AI Cody, through a smartphone app, will remind students what classes they have that day, as well as inform students of events and activities on campus based on their interests. “It knows you personally, what are your interests, what is your major, what deadlines are coming up, it will tell you everything,” explained Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dr. Sam Sudhakar. Information on events happening that day will pop up when walking by campus buildings, mentioned Dr. Sudhakar. Information … [Read more...] about AI Cody Coyote soon to appear on smartphones
Social media influencers get paid to put their lives online, but is it worth it once their safety becomes a concern? Popular social media influencers have had to deal with fans stalking them and showing up at their houses. The fans do this in hopes of meeting their favorite influencer. They don’t consider the boundaries they are crossing which put these influencers in danger. These social media influences consider their online presence as a part of their career. With such a large audience online, they are given many opportunities that others without a following would not get to experience. Dante Paul, owner of the furniture company West Coast Coffins, considers his account to be a … [Read more...] about Are social media influencers concerned for their safety due to what they post online?
Party smarter without burning a hole in your wallet. It's possible with virtual reality concerts. A few weeks ago, Fortnite and DJ Marshmello put on a virtual reality concert in the game world. During the game, players were virtually transported to a massive arena where Marshmello gave an impromptu concert for the fans. For the first time in the mankind history, fans from all around the world were brought together at a concert venue without having to schedule or pay for any travel accommodation, all possible thanks to virtual reality technology. Virtual reality concert is the entertainment that will accommodate the needs of many people. Not only will it help music fans save … [Read more...] about Can you Party with Virtual Reality Headset?
Mark Ortiz, a fourth-year student, is the student assistant/lead at the Innovation Center, who sees a lot of students peek into the room curious about what goes on in the room directly from the elevator. The Innovation Center is a free place for students to go and print out mock designs of any creation they can think of. Whether it be educational models or models for personal use the innovation center is meant to be utilized for students use. "Most people just stare like a deer in headlights, but really we have a wide set of different people from different majors coming in here to network and expand your perspective on your field on groundbreaking engineering ideas," Ortiz … [Read more...] about Coyote Innovation Lab: Birth Place of Creativity
In his novel, Prisoners of Technocracy, David Poland offers a chance to experience a future of technology that could be our reality in as little as 20 years. The legacy of 20th-century technology is expanding rapidly and includes the creation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots. It is almost guaranteed that AI will be optimized enough in the future to be placed in robots that assist in our everyday lives. Based on his engineering background and previous work with AI, Poland believes, if we get it right, we may create wonderfully helpful and “autonomous” machines that will change our world forever. The reader directly experiences the future by following the protagonist, Tommy, … [Read more...] about A glimpse into the future: Prisoners of Technocracy
The 2018 ITS Tech Talk brought together faculty and staff from various colleges on April 17 to encourage the implementation of technology into education and provide resources to use in the classroom. The event coordinators included Faculty Director Mihaela Popescu, Instructional Designer Tracy Medrano, and Academic Multimedia Developer James Trotter, who strive to inspire educators with the use of technology and improve the educational resources students are provided here at CSUSB. "This event is important because students will be expected to know how to use technology in their careers, and if they aren't given the opportunity to use them during their education, they may have a more … [Read more...] about 2018 ITS Tech Talk