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A jet pack at LAX? Maybe. Jet packs are very real

A jet pack at LAX? Maybe. Jet packs are very real

Samantha Masunaga

September 2, 2020

It sounds like something out of a movie: An American Airlines pilot calls the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport to warn that his plane just flew past someone in midair — a person wearing a jet pack. But the pilot really did give that warning Sunday night, and it wasn’t laughed off...

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

How to prevent trolls from Zoom bombing your online meeting

MCT Campus

April 9, 2020

As students at the University of Tennessee were participating in a virtual “Milkshake Monday,” an anonymous person jumped into the Zoom gathering and began berating everyone with racist rants. “Zoom bombing has unfortunately become an issue at institutions across the country, and this is at least ...

The future of web designing for businesses

The future of web designing for businesses

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor In Chief

March 5, 2020

NORFOLK- Have you ever found yourself searching through a business's website to find information? Or gotten lost looking for a button to take you to the right page? We have all been in this position and sometimes it takes way too much time.  A good website and social media marketing can mean the difference between making a sale and not making a sale.   Every busi...

Job shadow experience helps me find my career path

Job shadow experience helps me find my career path

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor In Chief

March 5, 2020

NORFOLK - As I began my education here at Northeast Community College, I was completely lost on what career I wanted in the future after transferring to a four-year college. Now as I am nearing the end of my two-year program, I am glad that I have been slowly starting to see a clearer plan of where I ...

A foldable iPhone? New Apple patent suggests it’s possible

A foldable iPhone? New Apple patent suggests it’s possible

MCT Campus

February 13, 2020

One of the biggest games that tech gadget fans like to play is speculating what Apple will do with its next version of the iPhone. Every year, almost as soon as a new iPhone is released, Apple watchers and insiders waste little time in guessing about what new cameras, designs and security features Apple wil...

Facebook, Google drop out of top 10 ‘best places to work’ list

Google employees in Venice joined their counterparts around the world and staged a mass walkout Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in protest of sexual misconduct at the company. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

MCT Campus

December 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Big tech companies like Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, long seen as some of the world’s most desirable workplaces offering countless perks and employee benefits, are losing some of their shine. The Silicon Valley companies dropped out of the Top 10 “best places to work...

This startup is designing cashier-less stores — and just raised $30M

This startup is designing cashier-less stores — and just raised $30M

MCT Campus

December 5, 2019

SAN DIEGO — A technology startup in San Diego has just raised $30 million from investors to continue building out its software for cashier-less, “grab-and-go” stores. The model, popularized by Amazon Go, allows shoppers to simply walk into a store, grab items from the shelves, and walk out — w...

Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information

Uber shows a big rise in government requests for rider information

MCT Campus

November 21, 2019

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Uber said on Wednesday that the number of requests for data on its riders from government officials in the United States and Canada rose sharply last year due, in part, to a “rising interest” in information on the ride-hailing company’s users. In its latest transparency report, Uber said...

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why

MCT Campus

November 12, 2019

Streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday morning to massive anticipation — and technical glitches. Many users who tried to access the $6.99-a-month Disney app to watch heavily promoted shows like “The Mandalorian” experienced problems logging in and service failures. Some users who had issu...

TikTok music-video app gets national security review

TikTok music-video app gets national security review

MCT Campus

November 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. government has launched a national security review of the popular music-video app TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance Inc., according to a person familiar with the investigation. Beijing-based ByteDance bought Musical.ly two years ago for almost $1 billion to me...

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.

MCT Campus

August 27, 2019

The Apple iPhone 7 was set to operate at full power and secured below a tub of clear liquid, specially formulated to simulate human tissue. With the push of a button, a robotic arm swung into action, sending a pencil-thin probe dipping into the tub. For 18 minutes, it repeatedly measured the amount of radi...

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

Alexa, don’t store this recording: California bill targets smart home speakers

June 25, 2019

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent. The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which cleared its first committee Wednesday, would also ban smart speaker device manufacturers from s...

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