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Mace and Crown | May 25, 2018

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Future in Tech Archives * Mace and Crown

Slowing the spread of fake news through social media

March 24, 2018 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor

Fake news is a term we hear on a regular basis these days. Sometimes it’s used as a joke among friends, and other times, it’s not meant as a joke. Social media outlets have been working … Read More

Artificial intelligence recognizing sexuality through pictures

October 29, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Technology Editor


Artificial intelligence is expanding into the world of sexuality. It’s getting its own “gaydar,” and its suggested that it could be better than a human’s.


A study from Stanford University said that an electronic classifier could correctly … Read More

Transatlantic cables come to Virginia Beach

October 4, 2017 |

Daija Marrow | Contributing Writer

The neighboring city of Virginia Beach is now known by the tech community as a digital sea port. This means that it is a starting point for the 4,000-mile wire. This cable is called a transatlantic … Read More

Cybersecurity Firm Leaks Hacking Tools, as Apple Warned

February 22, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

When experts say “no, this could be a bad idea,” it may be a good idea to listen to them. This is especially true when not listening could result in something bad happening, or in this … Read More

Automation and the Future of Jobs

February 10, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

Robots are seemingly taking over the world. Specifically, it can feel like they’re taking over your jobs and job opportunities. Slowly but surely, more companies are bringing on robots to replace humans as employees. Between the … Read More

Amazon Go, Prime, Air and Locker: A Physical Presence for an Online Store

December 9, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Staff Writer

Amazon is working to create the future of grocery shopping through an app called Amazon Go. When we go shopping in many stores today, we have the option of going through the usual checkout line or going through … Read More

Lyft, Uber and Ford Pursue Autonomous Car Technology

September 22, 2016 |

Lyric Jones Contributing Writer

Thanks to new technological advances, self-driving cars are gaining more of a presence in modern society. Lyft’s co-founder and president predicted that within five years a majority of Lyft’s peer-to-peer ride sharing will be done in self-driving cars. The company’s … Read More

Self-Driving Cars Facing Ethical Dilemmas

September 9, 2016 |

Audra Reigle

Staff Writer

Self-driving cars have been a controversial subject for some time now. The biggest concern currently is that the cars can’t always make decisions that would prevent accidents.


The MIT Technology Review says that Christopher Hart, chairman of the National Transportation … Read More

Mitigating Climate Change with Technology

March 1, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Contributing Writer

Although an accepted phenomenon, many people have their doubts about global warming being as threatening as it’s made out to be. Research from William Happer at Princeton University showed “a doubling of CO2 will only cause a 0.6℃ … Read More

ODU Juniors Building Tools for Outer Space

February 29, 2016 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

After finding out about NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams Challenge, (Micro-g NExT) junior mechanical engineering students Alec Ferley, Ian Haskin, Nathan Sivertson, Dana Lambert and Andrew Hibbs decided they were up to the challenge of … Read More

Google’s Self-Driving Car May Be Considered a Legal Driver

February 16, 2016 |

Morgan Engelhardt Contributing Writer

Artificial intelligence may be considered a designated driver now, as Google’s self-driving cars may be street legal without the presence of a physical driver. Last November, Google submitted a design for a car that needs no driver … Read More

Student Startup 3DXtremes Now Printing on Campus

December 30, 2015 |

Jason Kazi Staff Writer

3DXtremes is the latest innovative startup to be launched in association with the Strome Entrepreneurial Center at Old Dominion University. This past semester, 3DXtremes was launched by Aron Blade Taylor with the goal of using 3D printing … Read More

Move Over Wi-Fi, Li-Fi is Here

December 5, 2015 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The successor to Wi-Fi could replace the light over your head in the very near future.

“Li-Fi” is the light-based wireless connection that is set to enter commercial production and availability within the next few years, according to … Read More

Freedom Electric Solutions: A Student Startup Story

October 29, 2015 |

Ross Reelachart Tech Editor

he unassuming building at 111 Granby St. serves as the starting point for many young entrepreneurs and budding businesses, including Erin Desmond Marshall and his student startup company that builds … Read More

Virtual Reality for Fun and Therapy

October 24, 2015 | 1

Audra Reigle Contributing Writer

3D environments are not just for the movie theater. It can also be a part of our everyday lives through the use of virtual reality technology. Helmets and gloves can … Read More

Google and Apple’s Self-Driving Cars

October 23, 2015 |

Corbin Pangilinan Contributing Writer

Self-driving cars are coming into vogue, and Google and Apple, among other companies, are racing to try to get their vision of the world’s first self-driving car to the road. Imagine … Read More