Technology

Campus file-sharing draws attention

Queen's Information Technology Services receives complaints from major film companies concerning illegally downloaded files on the network.Continue...

As we integrate more with technology, unplugging is no longer the solution

Even before the pandemic, smartphones and laptops were attached to us by the hip. Over the past few months, this invasion of technology into our lives has only been exacerbated as we work from home or connect with loved ones online. We’re now constantly plugged into our devices—but is that really such a bad thing?Continue...

Blue light glasses: Do they actually work?

Staring at a computer for hours on end, only to take a break by switching to stare at your phone, is hardly the healthiest way to spend your day. Unfortunately, with online work and classes to study for, it’s the reality for many—if not all—students.Continue...

Too much technology use hurts our capacities to connect

A great deal of university life relies on exposure to technology despite its negative effects—and it’s up to our schools to provide opportunities to limit that exposure.Continue...

App unnecessary for better voter turnout

An app pressuring friends into voting is the wrong solution to low voter turnout, but it’s a step in the right direction.Continue...

Are our phones listening to us?

The idea that everyone with an electronic device is under surveillance has circled mainstream society since George Orwell's 1984 .Continue...

Recapping Apple's lackluster iPhone XS and XR reveal

This month, Apple announced a line of new products, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and a more affordable alternative, the iPhone XR. If the tech giant’s release of new phone models is news to you, you’re not alone—the launch flew largely under the radar, and for good reason.Continue...

A guide to keeping your electronic devices clean

There are only a few moments in the daily lives of university students where we're apart from our screens.Continue...

Meditations on the potential dangers of smartphones

You’re waiting for the bus, walking to class, or lying in bed about to sleep — these brief moments to ourselves were once occupied with introspection, observation of our surroundings and reflections about who we are and what we feel.Continue...

The good, the bad and the unnecessary: iOS 11

For all my iPhone users out there, you’ve probably watched the shiny announcement video and heard rumblings about the new big features. But how will the iPhone's software changes actually affect the day-to-day phone use of a university student? Let's break it down.Continue...

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