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
Updated Feb. 23, 2018 to reflect GoPro's current involvement with the Karma drone. Now is the perfect time to make a purchase if you are looking to buy a drone for photography or videography. Considering GoPro is already in the camera business, they decided to take a different route and in 2016 tried to compete with companies in the drone market such as DJI. However, GoPro ended up recalling their Karma drones and decided to release a new and updated version. It performed better, but the fact that it had the stigma from the first released version did not benefit sales. I still think the Karma drone is a steal with the price being at 599 dollars. The Karma has … [Read more...] about The new Karma drone from GoPro
Drone racing can be considered the equivalent to pod racing in real life. With small flying machines that fly up to 120 mph, these racing drones are looking for pilots with the fastest reaction times and skill to master them. Although drone racing has been around for a while, it has started to pick up in popularity, with big companies such as Bud Light and Swatch looking for pilots to sponsor for racing seasons. For instance, last year's contract from Bud Light paid 75,000 dollars for a spot on their team. The Drone Racing League season is televised on ESPN and is live streamed via Twitch.tv. There is some terminology involved in understanding how drones work … [Read more...] about Drone Racing
The computer game, Stardew Valley, first released in 2016 is now available on the Nintendo Switch as of Oct. 2017. The role-playing video-game is similar to Animal Crossings and Harvest Moon in content and graphics. As the player, you create the appearance of your character and choose a name. The player is acquainted with the game during the beginning story line when the player's character is given a letter from his or her passing grandfather that he has said to only open when tired of the repetitive and over complicated city life, when the character needs a lifestyle change. You, the character, open the letter one day at work and it has a deed to your grandfather's farm in Pelican Town. … [Read more...] about Stardew Valley