By Phil Ruddle | Staff Writer Last week the Chronicle published a feature about an upcoming new era to technology called Google Glass. If you missed it, you can find part one at coyotechronicle.net. In last week’s issue, we learned all about Glass and its features as they are computerized glasses that can take pictures, record video, give you directions and translate foreign languages. However, the issue of privacy arises when you snap a picture or record someone in public without their permission. There is no LED light in the front of the device that is blinking or making any indication of telling anybody that its recording. The product is in its early stage, so it will … [Read more...] about Let the stalking begin; privacy issues arise with Google Glass
By Phil Ruddle | Staff Writer | Attention nerds, techies and developers. Google has been under development for its own ground-breaking technology device called “Google Glass.” The much anticipated Google Glass are computerized glasses that can take pictures, video, give you directions while traveling and even translate foreign languages. “Google is trying to incorporate the convenience factor by using an everyday accessory such as glasses,” said student Andrew Reveles. With Glass, Google is trying to advance technology, push the limits and surpass smartphones and tablets. It syncs up with your smart phone and you do have to have your phone with you at all times for it to … [Read more...] about Goo-goo Ga-ga for Google Glasses
By Brenda Servin |Staff Writer| More than 55 percent of CSUSB students said they’d rather lose their wallet than their smart phone. When people lose their wallets, they fear that the information lost will be used to steal their identities. The amount of personal information that we keep on our phones is greater than the contents of our wallets. Unless you keep your social security card in your wallet, which means you’re begging for someone to steal your identity. I don’t know about you, but I have all my passwords saved in my phone to make it convenient to check my mail; this can pose as a great vulnerability. E-mail accounts contain so much more information and grant … [Read more...] about Surveyed students choose phone over wallet
By Amanda Wigley |Staff Writer| In this day and age we can find an app for just about anything. Apple products, such as the iPhone, are well-known for their astonishing amount of apps. In June 2008 there were approximately 800 apps available for Apple products. And as of September 2012 there are close to 700,000 apps available. I spoke with students around campus and Edgar Silva noted that his favorite apps are “ones that keep me informed, like the CSUSB mobile app, just in case I am not close to a computer and need information.” Silva also likes social media apps such as Facebook. As you can imagine with seven hundred thousand apps, they fill a wide range of interests. After … [Read more...] about Apps are students favorite pastime
By Stephanie "Lilo" Madrigal |Staff Writer| From phones to tablets, rumor has it that an Apple iPad Mini is on its way. I am all for new products and technology, but I do not understand the need for an iPad Mini. Reports speculate that the features will include IOS 6 software, it will be able to run all applications and games offered and will only be able to surf the Internet through Wi-Fi connection. With the good comes the bad; there has been talk that the iPad Mini will not have 4G speed, will not have a slick resolution retina display or as much power as the iPad. “I don’t get why they would make a product with less features,” said student Alexis Lopez. “It seems like a waste of … [Read more...] about iPad Mini: is there really a need for it?