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The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Features Tech Time 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

In today’s day and age, proper etiquette is a must. Today’s world revolves around social media, so here are a few tips for navigating the internet. • DO share things you like. Things like memes and food videos are always appreciated • DON’T argue with others. If someone says or posts something you don’t like, just unfollow them or speak to them face to face. • DON’T air your dirty laundry on social media. No one cares. • DO maintain your social media. • DON’T over post. No one wants…

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Copy Bird Editorials News Tech Time 

Copy Bird

Today, across the internet, people express their thoughts and feelings. Although, there is a time when you ask yourself whether it is the proper basis of your belief or not. The sad thing today is that people tend to believe everything we do, post, and think. If you think about it, are “tweets” actually copyright protected? On Twitter, the terms of service clearly state that tweeters own anything that they post on the service, but the 140 character limit puts a hold on on making it impossible for their work…

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Senior Project Brings Hope Features News Tech Time 

Senior Project Brings Hope

Senior Xiara Long created a local buzz on September 29 when she presented a new arm to Bedford County girl Rayana Fetters. Long manufactured a prosthetic arm using Northern Bedford High School’s 3D printer. Long said, “She kind of just looked up at me and just the look of pure enjoyment spread over her face. That is when it became more than just a graduation requirement. It was just something I could do to help that little girl sitting across the table.” The arm was 3-D printed and put…

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Playing With Fire News Tech Time 

Playing With Fire

The Federal Aviation Administration has cited fire hazard warnings against the Galaxy Note 7, as well as many other electronic devices on aircraft planes as of September 11, 2016. So far, three Australian airlines and the German carrier, Lufthansa have banned their use on-board.   There was an on-board fire during a flight on an Australian carrier when a passenger’s cellphone was crushed, and the battery caught on fire.   In January, a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta arrived at the gate, crew members noticed a carry-on…

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Beam To The Future News Tech Time 

Beam To The Future

From the holograms in ‘Iron Man’ to the hover boards in ‘Back To The Future’ technology is changing the world. With gadgets like the new Beam Projector it’s easy to see why people’s fascination with the future has always been so prominent, especially because it’s now possible to view the future in an entirely new way. The Beam Smart projector started off like most inventions as nothing but a single idea that branched off in many creative ways. Someone came up with the thought, “What if we could make a…

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Never Walk Home Alone Again Tech Time 

Never Walk Home Alone Again

“Text me when you get home” is a frequent farewell among friends and family. But what if you could actually track their journey home, check in if you are feeling unsafe with their travel, and ensure that they can easily contact the police in an emergency? Now with a new app called Companion you are able to send a request to a phone contact and track their trip using GPS. The app was created over a year ago by a group of five students at the University of Michigan and…

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Laser Armed Fighter Jets 2020 Tech Time 

Laser Armed Fighter Jets 2020

The invention of guns took warfare to another level and now there is another big step heading in the direction of weapons using energy in the near future. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, also known as the AFRL, said it’s on track to demonstrate a working laser weapon on a fighter jet by 2020, according to CNN. “It really is a national tipping point,” said Kelly Hammett the chief engineer of the Research Laboratory. Technology has evolved and matured to a stage where it has been used in war…

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Obama calls tech giants to fight ISIS News Tech Time 

Obama calls tech giants to fight ISIS

On his Sunday evening speech about terrorism, President Barack Obama called on tech companies to help America fight the Islamic State. This is very interesting to see our president want to use hackers to help the fight with ISIS. Usually hackers have a bad connotation and are looked down upon by mostly all law enforcement. “I will urge high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice,” Obama said according to CNN. This is almost a request for hackers to actively…

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