The Death of Quality Part II

By Bryce Bower, Editor in Chief Business or Busyness? Building off of what I wrote last week, there is a serious lack of quality in news, entertainment, and media in general. How do we bring back good content? By slowing down. At the dawn of email, people treated it like regular snail mail. You could […]

Robots Are Taking Over Business

Courtesy of Future of Life Institute

By Amanda Cardini, Co-editor Last week I logged into my online bank account to find that I was a victim of fraud. Someone had gained access not to my debit or credit cards, but to my account and routing numbers. My accounts were being used to make online transfers and pay bills totaling to thousands […]

Can You Hear Me Now?

By Daisy Jasmine, Staff Writer   “Thunderbirds thrive in uncomfortable situations.” As I sat in the ASU audiologist’s office in Tempe last week, with a central air conditioning unit screeching bloody murder directly into my tympanic membrane, I took comfort in this oft-repeated tenet of the Thunderbird Mystique. The doctor and her student fiddled with […]

Is Reading a Lost Art?

By Lauren Herber, Editor-in-Chief I recently wrote an article in response to the closure of my favorite Phoenix used bookstore, the Bookshop. Now that I’ve come to terms with the situation emotionally, I’m seeking answers to all my questions. Do people still read physical, weight-in-your-hands, faint-smell-of-must books? Where do they acquire their reading materials? Is […]

5 New Technological Innovations That Give a Glimpse Into the Future

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor Technological innovation has seemingly become a part of our everyday lives, and our dependency on new inventions and creations is changing the way that we come to interact with the world around us. Some of these cutting edge developments are practical, some fascinating, and some a little bit scary. Below are […]

Technology & Social Media: Are you Addicted?

By Nash Wills, Co-Editor  If you had to go cold turkey and give up technology—smartphones, laptops, tablets, email, social media—starting tomorrow, how long do you think you’d last before giving in to temptation? I started asking myself this question a few weeks ago when I read an article about a detailed study done last year […]

Bits on Blockchain Technology

By Janhavi Hunnur, Staff Writer Widely known as the technology behind Bitcoin, a digital currency, blockchain technology carries a wealth of potential to revolutionize the way we live and conduct business. Using cryptography, blockchain provides a decentralized database, or a ‘digital ledger’, of transactions that all transacting parties can see. The network is a series […]

How to Stay Current on Technology

By Aaron W. Rockwell, Staff Writer The amount of paying attention one is obligated to do is directly correlated to how close to the front of class one sits. I’ve chosen to set up camp right in the front row, a day dream and technology void zone. This is a tough position for me because computer nerdom is […]

Check out These Free Smartphone Apps

By Chaitra Somasundar, Staff Writer Apps fit into our lifestyle with ease in today’s smartphone dominated world. Apps have not only made our day-to-day lives easier, but are connecting us to the outside world as well. But are we really leveraging this piece of technology fully? Is using Facebook and Twitter the sole purpose of our […]

Forecasting is Hard (But Let’s Do It Anyway)*

By Keith Blincoe, Staff Writer Warning: Satire below. At a recently convened panel event featuring industry experts, ASU/Thunderbird faculty members, and random people from the street, panelists were asked their opinions on future trends impacting global business. Every respondent was careful to note that projections into the future are notoriously inaccurate, and went on to […]