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Magazine Assignment

For this assignment, students needed to create a magazine cover. Here’s some great student work.


October 12th, 2016 at 10:31 am

Julia’s Finds 10/12
BMW created a new motorcycle that they claim doesn’t need a helmet
This is a lesson for teachers about how to teach their students more about Thanksgiving. This gives a lesson layout and some interview questions for their kids.

October 12th, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Michelle’s finds This is an amazing new technology. It’s a mini robotic printer, said to come on sale in December of this year. It connect by Bluetooth and can print on any size of paper. Very cool technology that might change how we print forever! This is pretty interesting, it’s a digital sticky note. It’s solar powered, it sticks to surfaces just like paper sticky notes and the note stays permanently. This may not be needed, but it sure is cool.

October 12th, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Whitney’s Finds:

Cool article about a program to easily share you’re favorite snippit of a podcast. I think its like that they’re appying already popular technology to get the word out about podcasts.

This is an awesome re-design of the classic toilet bowl cleaning brush! Sleek and effective design, with a big improvement on storage.

October 13th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Maddy Mae’s finds Oct 13

In an effort to make VR games more fun by eliminating motion sickness game developers are exploring different types of motion and motion detection. One new game will keep players in constant motion such as is experienced in space. This article discusses several new innovative way to overcome the greatest challenge of VR games.

This article is an interesting crossover between VR and fashion. It takes a look at how VR could open up a world of self-expression through avatars and how designers could monetize their art form by selling their designs to VR games. I think it totally possible that in the future instead of having simple chat boxes for messaging there will be options to enter a VR chat room where you can talk and interact, but while portraying yourself (or your avatar) as how you would choose to portray yourself in real life if there were no constraints (monetarily or socially). This could have a profound impact on how we see each other and see ourselves.

October 13th, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Jacob’s finds:

I thought this was super interesting and I’m a little jealous that America isn’t making these adjustments right now. Germany is gonna ban all combustion engine vehicles by 2030. Imagine what that would do for other industries.

This is amazing too. So it looks like some college students have been working on a cast design that lets you scratch your arm! It is also waterproof so all the annoying parts about having a cast are pretty much gone now.

October 13th, 2016 at 4:45 pm


While environmentally friendly energy has become all-the-rage, it seems China and Germany are ahead of the curve because their renewable energy is overwhelming their power grids.

BMW announces a new concept motorcycle that will take the danger out of motorcycle-riding without taking away the thrill.

October 13th, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Keslie’s Finds:
Technology helps do dome amazing things like allowing a paralyzed man to feel touch again even if it is momentarily.
Night shots are pretty difficult to take because of extended time that the shutter is open. Eve on a tripod, the camera can’t take the clearest shots and this ‘upgraded Nikon’ cools down the camera for clearer shots.

October 13th, 2016 at 9:29 pm

Tanner’s Articles

Super cool since we just talked about virtual reality!

This article talks about the importance of learning. Which I feel like is related to the whole purpose of this assignment.

October 13th, 2016 at 10:42 pm

Adam’s Finds
Do you know how much influence Sony has on the technical world of communications? Take a look, it’s pretty impressive.
Ever wonder how often we use Emoji’s in text? Turns out it’s more rare NOT to use them! Check it out!

October 14th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

Taylor’s Finds

Today in class we talked about AI, did you know that Robert Freakin’ Downey Jr. wants to be the voice of Facebook’s AI?

Tim Cook (CEO of Apple on VR and human contact

October 14th, 2016 at 3:49 pm


The NSL is allowed to force companies to hand over consumer information, including email providers like Yahoo. You can keep your privacy safe using encryption, BUT many countries are talking about criminalizing encryption. Our whole lives are online, and we need privacy!

Using plant cells, VTT is growing food! This is a 3D printed CellPod prototype, and they’re looking at getting it on the market. It yields a harvest within a week.

October 14th, 2016 at 8:04 pm

Matts finds

Verizon wireless is now offering unlimted data in 30 minutes. Its called popdata that work similar to app purchases for games.

Its always fun for me to read articles about clever interior designs. This particular article shows how a person solved a problem where a small apartment that didnt have a bedroom needed a bed. He raised the living room floor and created a bed that slides under the steps. Its pretty cool!

October 14th, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Shelley’s finds:

Google and Facebook are laying underwater cables because of increasing customer demand in the Asia Pacific area. More people are watching videos and TV so providing a fast and stable infrastructure is key or else the customers will look to other competition.

Ruiz Avila created a self-contained, laser-based, volumetric display system will comfortably fit on your lab bench or desk, and boasts the ability to draw 3D objects in midair using light. AKA HOLOGRAMS PEOPLE, ITS HAPPENING.

October 14th, 2016 at 11:37 pm

Amy Costello

A new app called Stash uses AI to tag and organize your bookmarks for you so you can search through them by category without manually tagging everything.

A look at a cool kids toy robot that uses AI to appear emotional and interact with the user–like a little Wall-E robot.

October 15th, 2016 at 2:28 am

David Hillier
NBC is preparing for the future of Television with 4k
an important look at an underlooked facet of production

October 17th, 2016 at 9:41 am

Jenica’s finds:
This article addresses how app users’ attention spans are diminishing every year. For example, the average attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds. Now it is 8 seconds. One of the most shocking parts of the article is how apparently spinning wheels to indicate that the website or app is loading, is bad UX design. It’s funny because since elementary school we’ve all called the Mac loading indicator “the spinning wheel of death.” That mentality still exists for the Gmail app today.
This article reported the latest progress of VR, AR, and MR. Cofounder of 8i said that “A year ago, it took 24 hours to render a 3D image. Today it takes 15 minutes.” I wonder what will be the progress in 2017 and 2018.

October 18th, 2016 at 6:34 am

Deric’s finds:
I like the idea that we can encourage a diversity of outcomes rather than insisting on one right answer through technology
On the other side Im not sure the Ipad direction is the best for our class rooms. This is from Psychology today and it lines up with how i feel as a parent. I think that we could use the money form Ipads for other Tech. and have a better outcome.

October 18th, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Julia’s Finds 10/18
There are now new options for epipen users. A new pill is coming out for those who are too scared to inject themselves.
Instagram is introducing a new system to help in suicide prevention.

October 20th, 2016 at 10:53 am

Adam’s Finds

“What can you learn in 6 second?”

Facebook may be making a face plant with a new competitor social media format coming to take the throne by storm.

October 20th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Maddy Mae’s Finds:

This article discusses new technology to help the legally blind read. Recently we talked about voice recognition software and this technology explores text recognition software. This technology will increase accessibility for those who are legally blind.

This article discusses the interesting new trend of companies branding their web address by substituting ‘.com’ with their brand name (ex: .google). I find it interesting how they are manipulating the format of the internet to further their ability to promote their companies.

October 20th, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Jacob’s finds:

Nintendo finally leaked their new console, The Nintendo Switch! I’m so excited for this. It looks like Nintendo took portable gaming to a whole new level and also seems to have broken more social barriers in the world of gaming.

And to keep the gadget-theme going, Razer designed and came out with a new gaming laptop! It’s super sleek and well designed, it also has an amazing processor. Check it out!

October 20th, 2016 at 4:29 pm

Michelle’s finds:
This is pretty cool it’s a flexible battery. This is something that can power wearable devices or devices that are not always a distinct shape.

This could be revolutionary if they were able to get it out there, it’s a temporary tattoo that can monitor a person’s vital sign from home.

October 20th, 2016 at 5:55 pm


Samuel Burke takes a look at the Kodak Ektra, the camera-maker’s first endeavor into the smartphone market. While the phone is thick, it packs a 21-megapixel camera into a retro-styled body.

Rwanda is launching a drone delivery program Friday, which the country says will save lives.

October 20th, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Amy Costello

This Engineer predicts that robots aren’t going to put us all out of a job and make America run by huge monopolizing corporations, but rather they will allow a cottage-industry, bartering-based economy to emerge because everyone’s basic needs will be easily met and what we can’t make or grow ourselves we will have easy access to through the internet which connects us to other people.

“The economy is more a messy, fractal living thing than a machine”

This is a sponsored post for a particular school’s Master’s program, but their argument is that it’s going to become more and more important for visual/product/UX designers and computer coders/engineers to be the same people–so that one person or team can have complete control over digital design from start to finish.

“Towards A More Inclusive Model for Digital Product Design”

October 20th, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Tanner’s Articles

This article is short but is something that I have been thinking about a lot which is trying to surround myself with quality things, which includes the machines I interact with.

This article is also interesting as I feel like our major is pretty close to 50/50 male/female ratio.

October 21st, 2016 at 12:59 am

Keslie’s Finds:
Technological mapping of moving objects improves yet again.
This is another Amazon Echo project that reminded me of class!

October 21st, 2016 at 10:40 am

Shelley’s finds:

Ektra- a smartphone, camera hybrid made by Kodak. It has a 35 mm lense, a leather case and retro design.

Really important. Facebook launched “Marketplace” so now you can by things on Facebook, including FOOD.

October 21st, 2016 at 11:43 am

Dillon Durrant

Interesting article about hacking from a couple weeks ago. Reminder that no system is unhackable, even one with millions of resumes!

An interesting article about our Voice-Recognition software. Interested to see how this affects impulse buying and debt.

October 21st, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Cassidy Vela:

The internet is currently being redesigned to accommodate the exponential increase in electronic devices. They want to change the IP system to name-based routing.

A new MOOC teaching quantum cryptography is teaching the future of cyber security. Students need a strong background in Linear Algebra, but it is a viable MOOC. I totally want to take MOOCS when I’m graduated to keep learning new things.

October 21st, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Whitney’s Finds:

This was a well thought out and funny article about why vidangel is legal. #SaveFiltering

It’s exciting that medical technology is getting to the point where something you can wear can help predict health issues!

October 21st, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Matts finds

Today, the internet was hit with a staggering distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. It appears the cause is what’s known as a Mirai-based IoT botnet. Read on to learn more from the link

Self driving robocars are coming, and sooner than you think. When this technology is implemented in our society. Its going to change how our cities are built. Read on to see how. Click on the link

October 25th, 2016 at 7:07 am

Derics Finds
Ee talked about this in class i find it incredible that this is even possible /

this one is mostly stats but i found it interesting although the teachers think it is important to use edtech few are using it

October 25th, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Julia’s Finds 10/25
The NASA rover might have exploded on its landing on mars, but NASA was still able to take a few photographs from its mission
3D printing is changing the medical world and opening lots of possibilities… it might be an alternative to animal testing

October 26th, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Oct 26 Maddy Mae’s Finds:
A new app is making photography a more social and collaborative endeavor. It combines photos and maps to help travelers and photographers get new perspective of an area. I think this could be an interesting way to create a community of photographers and promote good work and ideas.
While the Amazon Dash buttons have been out for a while, they are seeming to increase in use. I think this is a foreshadow of a world where supplies and goods will be restored automatically bypassing a customers need to make conscious decisions. This will more easily allow for monopolies of major brands.

October 26th, 2016 at 3:15 pm

Jacob’s finds!!!!!

This is probably one of my favorite articles I’ve found. So Instagram has noticed that lot’s of people that are struggling emotionally will hide those struggles from the public except for on social media. People hint that they are struggling. Now you can help with that and let Instagram know if you think one of your friends is struggling emotionally. Then Instagram will follow up on that person and get them to help if they need it.

This one is also super cool. So I know that 3D printing is the future and all but I’m just blown away on what we’ve been able to accomplish with it. So Harvard scientists found out a way to 3D print organ-like tissue that they can use instead of animals to test how an organ would react to certain medications, etc. Wow, just wow.

October 27th, 2016 at 10:57 am

Michelle’s finds 10/27: This is Microsoft’s new gadget that they released yesterday (10/26) you place it on the touch screen and you can change colors as you draw, volume, options, it’s an amazing new development. This is a fun seeing as Halloween is on Monday, this pairs virtual realisty with haunted houses. Absolutly terrifying but really cool at the same time. Check it out.

October 27th, 2016 at 6:18 pm

Shelley’s finds 10/27:
Apple’s new Macbooks will include a OLED touch-capable bar residing above the keyboard. Basically it will replace the top line of the key board and combine search and browse bars into one.
Wearable hand device that makes it feel like you are really gripping something in a VR game.

October 28th, 2016 at 12:21 am

Keslie’s Finds:
It’s an instrument that play’s one voice. It’s a whole new technological communication device!
This video reminded me of our new project because the biker used the stabilizing camera tool which makes the crazy bike ride look so smooth.

January 30th, 2017 at 10:35 am

This article gave lot of useful information. for more info on Amazon Echo refer


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