TED HESSER SHOT THE MOST ICONIC ECLIPSE PHOTO OF THE CENTURY. HERE’S HOW

TED HESSER SHOT THE MOST ICONIC ECLIPSE PHOTO OF THE CENTURY. HERE’S HOW

nless you’ve been living under a rock, on August 21, 2017, millions of Americans witnessed the first total solar eclipse, or “The Great American Eclipse,” since 1918. During and after the celestial event, social media exploded with photos documenting the...

CHECK OUT OUR FAVORITE BACK-TO-SCHOOL DEALS TO GET YOU READY FOR A NEW YEAR

CHECK OUT OUR FAVORITE BACK-TO-SCHOOL DEALS TO GET YOU READY FOR A NEW YEAR

School is less than a month away, so it’s definitely time to start scoping out deals. Summer sales are the perfect way to stock up on dorm gear, study essentials, and other student-friendly gadgets ahead of the end-of-season retail rush. For the next few...

SCIENTISTS DETECT STRANGE REPEATING RADIO BURST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COSMOS

SCIENTISTS DETECT STRANGE REPEATING RADIO BURST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COSMOS

It seems like every time we attempt to take a step toward better understanding our cosmos we are left with more questions than answers — a regular Bonini’s Paradox. Just a few years ago we didn’t even know that the cosmic phenomena known as fast radio bur...

AI RESEARCHERS MAKE $1 MILLION CHALLENGE TO ANYONE WHO CAN SOLVE CHESS PUZZLE

AI RESEARCHERS MAKE $1 MILLION CHALLENGE TO ANYONE WHO CAN SOLVE CHESS PUZZLE

Have a good mind for computational problem-solving? Fancy netting a cool $1 million for your efforts? Then the University of St. Andrews and the Clay Mathematics Institute sure have the competition for you. Announced on Thursday, the prize (awarded by the...

THAT’S ‘PROFESSOR BOT’ TO YOU! HOW AI IS CHANGING EDUCATION

THAT’S ‘PROFESSOR BOT’ TO YOU! HOW AI IS CHANGING EDUCATION

There didn’t seem to be anything strange about the new teaching assistant, Jill Watson, who messaged students about assignments and due dates in professor Ashok Goel’s artificial intelligence class at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her responses wer...

MICROSOFT AND AMAZON ARE ALLOWING CORTANA AND ALEXA TO WORK TOGETHER

MICROSOFT AND AMAZON ARE ALLOWING CORTANA AND ALEXA TO WORK TOGETHER

Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana may not be the best of friends, but they’ll soon get to know each other a little better. On Wednesday, August 30, Amazon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will see the two companies’ AI-powered assistants...

HOW TO CONVERT M4A FILES TO MP3 FORMAT

HOW TO CONVERT M4A FILES TO MP3 FORMAT

The M4A file format isn’t exactly a household name, coming in far behind the vastly more popular MP3 format. However, that does not mean it is irrelevant. Apple’s iTunes store — a dominant force in digital music distribution — offers DRM-free music as M4A...

READY, SET, LIVE! FACEBOOK TESTS LIVE AUGMENTED REALITY, AUDIO, AND STORIES

READY, SET, LIVE! FACEBOOK TESTS LIVE AUGMENTED REALITY, AUDIO, AND STORIES

Facebook users could soon have more ways to share unscripted, unfiltered videos — the social media platform is currently testing the ability to go live through Facebook Camera, as well as live inside Facebook Stories and even live audio. Over the weekend,...

YOU CAN NOW GO LIVE ON INSTAGRAM WITH YOUR FRIENDS THANKS TO ITS NEWEST FEATURE

YOU CAN NOW GO LIVE ON INSTAGRAM WITH YOUR FRIENDS THANKS TO ITS NEWEST FEATURE

Camera-shy until you have a companion? Instagram understands and it is doing everything it can to help get you broadcast live to all your friends, family, and followers. On Tuesday, the social media app announced the debut of a “ Instagram envisions it...

THE 8 BEST DATING APPS FOR 2017

THE 8 BEST DATING APPS FOR 2017

Dating apps kind of suck — just ask anyone between the ages of 21 and 35. Despite this, they’ve become the normal way to meet people and ask them out. This puts many of us in a difficult position. Because everyone else is using dating apps, it’s tough to...