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Fast Food’s Foibles

Harry Kelso, Opinion Columnist October 9, 2017

The average person knows that fast food is unhealthy, but there doesn’t seem to be any viable solution, at least not yet. A stroll through town or a scroll through Google reveals just how many fast food...

Wearable Tech Must Be Relevant to Consumers

Wearable Tech Must Be Relevant to Consumers

Blair Hanley Frank March 7, 2013

To hear the pundits tell it, we should be entering the age of wearable technology. Pebble, a smart watch that was funded through Kickstarter, currently holds the site's record for most funded project...

Taking your web security to the next level

Blair Hanley Frank September 6, 2012

In August, Mat Honan, someone whom I consider to be one of the leading voices in technology journalism, had his entire life turned upside down. Hackers found their way into his Google account, which they...

Whitman must do more to offer pre-professional opportunities

Alex Brott April 12, 2012

During a recent networking trip to New York City to meet Whitman alumni in finance, law, media and other highly professional careers, I was struck by a duality on the Whitman campus. On one hand, Whitties...

Social media’s future is our future, too

Blair Hanley Frank March 13, 2012

Social media's impact on the way we communicate is easily one of the most significant technological developments of the past decade. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and their cohorts have created a world...

Penrose installs ‘academic Google’ to streamline research

Karah Kemmerly September 8, 2011

This fall, Penrose librarians are adopting a new search service in hopes of simplifying research. With this service, users don't have to choose one specific database, but rather can find results from different...

Google should be better than evil

Tristan Grau January 27, 2011

Journalists, academics and consumers have all criticized Google for failing to live up to its unofficial slogan "don't be evil." They all miss the point. "Don't be evil" is a weak moral creed and criticizing...

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