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Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

Facebook launches Portal TV in new streaming television push

MCT Campus

September 19, 2019

Facebook on Wednesday took another step in its efforts to gain a piece of the home video-communications market by taking the wraps off of Portal TV, a new set-top box for streaming TV programs and video chats. In a company blog post, Facebook said that Portal TV will cost $149; they’ll be shipped N...

How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

MCT Campus

September 12, 2019

Last October, software developers at Riot Games in Santa Monica fielded an unusual request. Like other video game makers, Riot’s success depends on its ability to make games that are compulsively playable, like its global hit “League of Legends.” But Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns Ri...

Google to pay $170 million for YouTube child privacy breaches

Google to pay $170 million for YouTube child privacy breaches

MCT Campus

September 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — Google’s YouTube agreed on Wednesday to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws. The world’s largest video-sharing site agreed to pay the fine, which is a record for a children’s privacy case, t...

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...

The Viewpoint staff takes on the Animal Shelter

The Viewpoint staff takes on the Animal Shelter

Kaylea Kuhlman, Reporter

April 18, 2019

NORFOLK- The Viewpoint staff went out and volunteered at the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska on Tuesday, April 9. The staff also had a chance to talk to the manager of the shelter, Lisa Doescher. Volunteering is not only good for yourself for multiple reasons, but it is also clearly a major help...

Northeast Phi Beta Lambda Helps Make a Difference

Northeast Phi Beta Lambda Helps Make a Difference

March 28, 2019

Today, three members of Northeast Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), an organization on campus dedicated to building career skills, helped volunteer at the Norfolk Salvation Army. They helped package chocolates that were donated to provide a treat to areas that were impacted by the devastating flood.   This...

Why should students join The Viewpoint?

Why should students join The Viewpoint?

December 11, 2018

My name is Hunter Bergman, a business administration major interested in mass media. I decided to work for The Viewpoint the second semester of my freshman year and learn more about the digital world. My goal was to start a podcast and learn more about marketing analytics. The first step on my journey...

Northeast Community College student runs own studio

Northeast Community College student runs own studio

Regan Dorcey, Reporter

December 10, 2018

Northeast Community College is a place students can learn about their passion and interest. Student, Ben Viergutz, took advantage of the opportunities Northeast gave him. In May of 2018, he graduated from Northeast with an Audio and Recording degree. Currently, Viergutz is back at college majoring in ...

Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce forms Cadet Club to foster student engagement with the local community

Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce forms Cadet Club to foster student engagement with the local community

November 13, 2018

Do you want to expand your professional network off campus? Now you can have that opportunity with the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce Cadets program. November 11 marked the first meeting of the Cadets. The goal of this group is to get students involved in the local community. What does a Cadet...

Northeast Community College Board of Governors approves 2018-19 budget

Special to the Viewpoint, Reporter

September 20, 2018

NORFOLK, NE – A decrease in funding from the state and no change in property valuations are among factors that will impact the operating budget for the next fiscal year at Northeast Community College. On Thursday, the Board of Governors gave unanimous approval to the College’s 2018-19 budget following a ...

Northeast continues to train the next generation of media professionals

Northeast continues to train the next generation of media professionals

May 11, 2018

NORFOLK, NE – If you saw the feature motion pictures Mad Max: Fury Road or Kingsman: The Secret Service, they were shot using the same type of cameras and equipment that are being used by the next generation of media professionals at Northeast Community College. Now...

Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

Pablo Escobar is old school; modern global criminal is a hacker

February 22, 2018

WASHINGTON _ The amount criminals earn off ID theft, hacking and other forms of cybercrime worldwide is approaching the levels of global drug trafficking, and rising rapidly, experts say. Hackers display "shocking inventiveness" in leveraging technology for extortion as they cause losses of up to $600...

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