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The 2018 Snapchat Upheaval

Early last week, in the middle of the night, Snapchat updated its mobile app. This lead to an outcry from Snapchat users regarding the completely reworked system. So what happened? Starting a Strike This social behemoth currently finds itself under fire from about 83% of their users. Snapchat users have started boycotts, referring friends to message… Read the full article…



What’s New With Wearable Technology?

Although we don’t have flying cars in 2017, we do have smart accessories and clothing. Wearable tech has been on the rise for the past few years and companies are gaining momentum. Leading players in the wearable technology field include Fitbit, Nike, Adidas, Apple and many others. Companies have caught on to this growing trend… Read the full article…



Voice Command Devices: What Can Go Wrong?

 A blog series on the risks associated with using “Internet of Things” smart devices: phones, cars, webcams and voice control devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home. What’s can go wrong if I get an Amazon Echo or a similar voice command device? Continuing on the potential dangers of Alexa, in this article we take an… Read the full article…



Android Security: What Can Go Wrong?

What can go wrong if I order Pizza Hut from my Android device? Due to a well-publicized bug found in over 100 Android apps, when ordering Pizza Hut via the Android app the user’s password was exposed and easily could have been intercepted by a hacker. If you are like many people, you use the… Read the full article…


Amazon’s Alexa: What Can Go Wrong?

A blog Series on the risks associated with using “Internet of Things” smart devices by Michael Wangerin What’s the worst that can happen if I get an Amazon Echo (Alexa)? This is a question that will rapidly evolve over time. Amazon appears to continuously be developing new features for the product, as Farhad Manjoo reported… Read the full article…


Get on Github

I Did Not Thrive in IST263. Sure, HTML was straightforward enough. It was like the monochromatic storyboard sketch of web development, providing only what was necessary to push the project along. Of course, next came the oh-so-glamorous CSS, ready to jazz things up. This is already where things got a little disconcerting for me, mostly… Read the full article…


The Evolution of Social Media: Facebook

Facebook was launched on February 4, 2004. Now, 13 years later, Facebook looks very different than it did when it started! How did Facebook start? Facebook was originally created just for Harvard University and was called “the facebook” where it only allowed Harvard University students to be members.  About a month after the initial launch the… Read the full article…