Think you have what it takes to be a 5-star citizen?

Although courtesy and kindness are the ideals which we strive for as individuals in a single society, such is not always the case in practice. Even the kindest and altruistic among us probably has had an off-day, where he/she made more self-serving decisions than generous ones. In the case of China, the government seeks to […]

The Condom Challenge: Social Media Causes People do to Dumb Things

So I was looking around trying to figure out what I wanted to blog about today and I saw this headline: “The Viral condom-snorting challenge is a dangerous idea – here’s why you should never put a condom up your nose”. Naturally, this headline leads to two thoughts. 1) how come I’ve never heard of […]

Silicon Valley 2.0

Sparked by one of our classmates tweets, I sought to investigate the domestic hubs of technology, focusing specifically on Silicon Valley. For decades now, it has been the go-to for all things named after a fruit, leaking data, and too advanced for my grandparents’ use. Aside from the obvious factors, though, why? A closer look […]

Twitter Takes Flight

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to travel to Europe for spring break. However, I was unlucky enough to be traveling during a snowstorm that produced hurricane force winds, and ultimately delayed me for a couple of days. I was tempted to write that I was unlucky enough to travel with Turkish Airlines, but […]

AR eSports *on Demand*

Imagine being able to view a gaming arena through your own smartphone, literally using the device as a window into a computerized world where players battle for supremacy. How amazing does that sound? That hypothetical is actually a reality, and it’s one that I’ve experienced just today! Although the first-person shooter, Guns of Boom, isn’t new, […]

Why did Facebook buy Oculus in 2014?

Those who have tried virtual reality (VR) attest to the intense immersive experience the technology offers. Products such as the Oculus Rift headset and the HTC Vive have excited game developer as they open new possibilities to how video games can be played. Last summer I experienced VR via an Oculus Rift at a friend’s […]