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Mace & Crown | March 24, 2017

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YouTube to Kill Unskippable Ads in 2018

February 17, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

In a move that will surely make internet video viewers happy, Google announced that it will end non-skippable 30-second ads in 2018. This was announcement was first made to UK publication Campaign and later confirmed by The … Read More

Social Media Cracks Down on Fake News

February 10, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

News and social media outlets are cracking down on “fake news” after wide distribution during last year’s presidential election cycle made its dangers apparent. While the U.S. presidential election has passed and President Trump has officially … Read More

Google Maps to Make Locating Parking Easier

January 27, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

When you’re running late for work, class or a night out with your friends, the last thing you want to be stressed about is finding a parking space. When parking is limited in an area, it … Read More

The Disability March: Employing Social Media to Get the Word Out

January 27, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

Over the weekend almost 500,000 people in the Women’s March shook Washington, D.C. There were also several affiliated marches in cities across the U.S. and around the world, including one in Norfolk. For those whose disabilities … Read More

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: A Breakdown

December 6, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Staff Writer

The day after we celebrate and tell everyone how thankful we are for the things in our lives, we rush to the stores to get the best deals on things we don’t have in our lives (but … Read More

How the “Internet of Things” Can be Used Against Us

November 3, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

Time and time again, users of the internet and internet-connected smart gadgets are told to secure their personal information and beef-up their electronic security. While most users do their best at keeping their passwords secret and their … Read More

The Presidential Debate in the Digital Age

September 29, 2016 |

Robert Younger

Contributing Writer

During the 2012 election season, the role played by the internet and digital technology in either presidential campaign was seen as revolutionary. This election season, the bar has been raised to new heights. Every major social media site had … Read More

Stan Wong Offers Voice-Activated Ad-Blocking

March 2, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

One of the greatest challenges facing both users and creators on the Internet today is the challenge of advertising. Content creators often rely on ad revenue on their sites and videos to make a living, but audiences … Read More

Fine Brothers Attempt and Failure to Trademark ‘Reaction Videos’

February 10, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The Fine Brothers, one of the largest YouTube channels with 14 million subscribers, has earned the ire of the Internet by attempting to trademark the word “react” as it pertains to the popular genre of “reaction videos” … Read More

FBI’s Questionable Actions and Cybersecurity

January 23, 2016 |

In July of 2015, the FBI seized a Tor-hidden website that involved the exploitation of minors. Although arrests were made and the website was removed from access, the FBI’s methods and activities during the operation were cause for scrutiny from the cybersecurity community, as well as raised questions about the legality of it all.Read More

Brain Games Aren’t All They Claim

January 15, 2016 |

By Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The only “brain game” Lumosity will be playing now is figuring out how to pay the $2 million fine that has been levied against them by the Federal Trade Commission.

Lumos Labs, the company behind Lumosity, will … Read More

Apps Perfect for College Students (And One That is Questionable)

November 19, 2015 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

Not all apps are created equal, and some are better for the college student than others. Here are three downloadable apps — and one that isn’t — that could make university life a little easier, and frequently, … Read More

“Disliking” Coming Soon to Facebook

September 19, 2015 |

Facebook users may soon have the option of “Disliking” content, according to founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg. On September 15, Facebook held a live-streamed Q&A session wherein Zuckerberg made his softened stance on … Read More

Fighting Back Against Ads

September 11, 2015 |

By Robert Williams Contributing Writer

Sick of thirty second clips prolonging you from viewing the content you really want to see? Rather just skip right to the video without ever seeing any commercials or pop-ups? … Read More