Thursday, Nov. 16 marked another momentous day for Tesla Motors as Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, rolled out groundbreaking new vehicles that are meant to change the public’s perspective on the future of electric vehicles and the role they will serve in society.
From "Iron Man’s" Just a Rather Very Intelligent System (J.A.R.V.I.S). to "Portal's" GLaDOS to "2001: A Space Odyssey's" HAL 9000, the idea of having a fully sentient digital assistant is one that people hope to see jump from science fiction into reality sooner rather than later. Google, Apple and Windows have all begun this process with their own digital assistants, which allow users to control their phones or computers with voice commands.
For years, people have been studying augmented and virtual reality. Now, Rutgers’ faculty is working towards integrating augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) into a learning environment so that the technology can help individuals study other subjects. The Rutgers Cyberlearning Innovation and Research Center (CIRC) aims to assimilate contemporary technology into the learning environment at the university.
Most students are familiar with Sakai, Rutgers’ primary learning management system, which is used throughout the three main campuses. Last semester, the Office of Instructional and Research Technology (OIRT) rolled out Sakai 11, the newest version of the web service.
With finals just around the corner, students are beginning to lock down and study for exams that will likely be a deciding factor in their final grades.
As the fall season ends and winter begins, temperatures are dropping, leading people to activate their central heating.
This year, Black Friday saw an estimated 154 million shoppers nationwide, according to the National Broadcasting Company. This number shows an increase from previous years. These shoppers spent an average of $289, with about 44 percent buying their products online.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it a slew of food preparation. The holiday has both consumers and producers working to feed many people. An estimated 243 million turkeys will be raised in 2016, along with an estimated 859 million pounds of cranberries produced.
As video streaming services gain more popularity, people are switching away from traditional cable TV subscriptions, with more than 20 percent of American households “cutting the cord” last year.