By Andy Quintana |Staff Writer| Technology can make people lose focus of there surrounding. Here is an example. The San Francisco Gate reported the Sept. 23, shooting death of a 20-year-old man by a 30-year-old suspect, in an apparent random encounter inside a crowded Muni train. While the suspect allegedly waved his gun around, dozens of passengers remained engaged on their smartphones and tablets. Then he randomly shot and killed someone. We have become so dependent on our technology that we cannot even be aware of our surroundings. We aren’t even conscious when there is a gun just a few feet away. Student Danny Cruz agrees. “My iPhone is my life, my baby,” said Cruz. … [Read more...] about Is technology dumbing us down?
By Angelina Garibay |Staff Writer| Can anyone remember what life was like before cell phones were our constant companions, our favorite accessory, our lifeline? Cell phones have become such an integral part of our lives. They keep us connected to our little sphere of society and the world at large. We can Tweet in an instant to reveal to our followers our deepest thoughts or a funny incident. We can share a laugh by posting a picture of some outlandish outfit that someone thought fit to wear in public, or better yet, upload a video to YouTube of their antics prancing around in it. And who can live a day without checking Facebook? Cell phones offer so much entertainment and, … [Read more...] about Paying attention to your phone or your professor?