Tag Archives: internet

The dark abyss of internet comment sections

As a journalist, I’m constantly reading articles from various sources about current events or issues of social justice. I enjoy viewing a topic from multiple perspectives and try to expand my media diet by including reputable sources across the political ...

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Campus network upgrade boosts Internet speed and reliability

If your Netflix streams and Instagram uploads seem a little bit faster on campus, there’s a reason for that. Since August, Fresno State has been undergoing an Internet network upgrade as part of a California State University systemwide program through ...

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Internet censorship comes with a heavy price

Oh, how the Internet has claimed our lives and souls. It seems to drive our fingers with an invisible force as we tap away mindlessly on our mobile phones, tablets and computers. It is now, seemingly, second nature for us ...

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NSA spying under scrutiny

With the disclosure by the National Security Agency (NSA) that it conducted both domestic and international spying on United States citizens and foreign leaders in the past year, the right of privacy in technology use has been the subject of ...

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Campus transitions to new wireless portal system

Fresno State Technology Services implemented a new wireless portal system on Sept. 11 that allows students to automatically connect to the network after installing the new portal on their laptops or phones, changing their password, and logging in.

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INTERNET INTIMACY: A guide to safe online dating

As technology’s limitless progression occurs before our eyes, students are offered easy alternatives for every day circumstances. With the invention of smart phones and tablets, we are able to carry a world of convenience in our pockets and book bags. ...

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Business student receives College Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Business administration student Mike Pronovost was surprised when, just says before the event, he was selected by the Chamber of Commerce for the College Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award was presented on Tuesday to Pronovost in front of more than 400 business leaders.

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Anti-piracy bill isn’t sunk yet

The recent Stop Online Piracy Act in the House was — at least until the vote on it was postponed by scared-straight legislators — meant to block websites from spreading copyrighted material, such as music, movies, television shows and photos.

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Technology, curse or blessing?

With the help of technology and handy gadgets, the world of communication allows incredible access to information and people on any side of the planet. Smart phones, tablets, the Internet and email are nearly an extra limb to most of us even to a point that we can’t remember what it was like before this technology existed.

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Amazon customers to pay sales tax

Amazon will begin collecting sales tax from California residents by 2013, which will generate in increase of $200 million in revenue for the state.

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The ups and downs of technology

For the 21,655 freshman at Fresno State, everything about college is new. The teachers, the campus and the all-around lifestyle are aspects that will take time to get used to. However, the one thing that has never been new to the largest freshman class in Fresno State history is the Internet.

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The collapse of cursive in curriculum

Although I may be a tech-savvy Gen Xer, I do remember life before the Internet. Times were better. Kids were physically active and played outside. Nowadays, all kids seem to play is Angry Birds on their iPhones.

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Campus computer users socialize

Since its completion, the Henry Madden Library has strived to provide students with necessary technological resources to succeed. But some students think those resources are being taken advantage of for personal web surfing.

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Creative blogging increasing in popularity

Pablo Torres, a junior at Fresno State, found his creative outlet when he stumbled upon a blog that inspired him to post his creative ideas online.

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Internet on Everest: The wilderness is not wild

Everest is the upper limit for exploration on earth, and now it has 3G Internet coverage. In some ways, this is a good thing: Since 1953, when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first summited the world’s highest peak, climbers have been on their own for communication. Some lugged heavy satellite equipment and others did without.

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With tech, tables turn for aged

As technology rapidly increases in the 21st century, many senior citizens feel left out. From the cassette tape in the early ‘90’s to present fiber optic connections and Blu-ray players, the gap of understanding between the old and the new ...

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NCAA bigger than Facebook?

The all-powerful institution governing college sports expects universities to step up and help it enforce recruiting rules in the decidedly unruly online world.

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Wireless network expanded

'This is the first semester I've been able to get a signal in the music building,' said Frank Madrid, who is triple majoring in music education, math education and computer science, as he studied on his laptop in the music building.
Since its launch in the summer of 2007, the Bulldogs wireless Internet network has continued to expand, and now covers more than 16 buildings throughout the campus.

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