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Tech Trends: the not so plugged in generation

Recent tech trends see the purchase of new technology going down.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

March 13, 2019

Consumers are backing off from purchasing the latest and greatest new technology in pursuit of less screen time.

The AirPod takeover

Apple AirPods punctuate the halls at SPA. “I love the AirPods because it makes listening to music with my friends super easy. We used to have to sit really close together while doing homework if we wanted to listen to music. Now, we can share the headphones super easily; I have one ear while my friend has the other. I love it,” junior Pia Schultz said.

Emma Sampson, RubicOnline Editor

November 21, 2018

Introduced in 2016, Apple's AirPods have filled the ears of students this fall.

[TECH REVIEW] New iPhone 8 charges mind with excitement

The new iPhone 8 pictured above has wireless charging

Tristan Hitchens-Brookins, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

Dealing with wires is always a hazard. The iPhone 8's new and easy charging feature makes the purchase worth considering.

Flappy Bird both frustrates and entertains

Netta Kaplan, Copy Editor

February 11, 2014

Watch out, Candy Crush--there’s a new game in town. The latest mobile gaming craze? Flappy Bird, an app with a fairly simple premise: tap on the screen to flap the wings of a bird and fly while avoiding obstacles. Made by .GEARS, an independent game developer based in Vietnam, the game has simple g...

Jelly shows potential as a new social app

The Jelly app allows a user's friends to ask questions.

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

February 3, 2014

There is a new app in town; it is not peanut butter. It’s Jelly! The Jelly app connects with your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Jelly is a new social Q & A app." Twitter’s co-founder, Biz Stone created the free app. With the slogan “Let’s help...

Candy Crush Saga addiction grows among students

Senior Connor Allen plays Candy Crush Saga on his phone. “It is really fun and addicting,

Catherine Braman, Sports Editor

November 1, 2013

There might not be Snickers, Laffy Taffy, or Tootsie Pops in the game Candy Crush Saga, but that does not matter to the estimated 100 million users. This app, first released in April 2012, is the most popular app on Facebook. And, it is free. Also available for the iPhone and Android, Candy Crush Saga ...