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A passenger checks Uber on his cell phone as he waits for a helicopter he requested through the application, at a hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. The ride-booking company Uber has begun providing helicopter rides in Brazil biggest city. The company's Ubercopter service began a monthlong trial period between airports, hotels and convention centers on Monday, with prices ranging from 17 to 80 US Dollars a seat. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Journal: Smart phones harming millennial health

The digital age has physically weakened the youth. The Journal of Hand Therapy released a study revealing that young adults have replaced manual labor for computers, leading to a significant loss of grip strength and worse eye strain. The study found that “men now aged 20-34 had weaker grips and hand strength than those of the same […]

Instagram launches new business profiles and tools for business owners

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Attention, Instagram addicts, and social media natives, alike: the social networking site has announced new tools for business use, benefitting the social media and business realms all in one. Instagram is constantly updating its features to reach a wide variety of audiences, not just its avid millennial user base. Coming soon, with the efficiency and easy access of the […]

Pro-life organizations use mobile surveillance technology to infiltrate abortion clinics


A Boston advertising executive has developed a plan to send pro-life ads to young women’s cell phones while they are in abortion clinics through the use of mobile surveillance technology. Copley Advertising CEO John Flynn realized that this technology can be helpful in determining which women are at risk of getting an abortion, though the technology […]

14-year-old CEO turns down $30 million offer for his business [VIDEO]

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A 14-year-old entrepreneur rejected a $30 million offer for his first-aid vending machine idea. Taylor Rosenthal, 14, created RecMed, a vending machine that dispenses first aid products, and the young CEO spoke to Fox Business‘ Varney & Co about his business path. Rosenthal came up with the idea in eighth grade when enrolled in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy class. Having […]

How millennials can guard against hackers

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Angelo Sotiro, founder of the millennial-charged social platform DeviantArt, has insightfully said, “To be successful online, you have to be nimble and evolve where the opportunities are.” For a generation of young adults who overwhelmingly depend on technology for basic life skills, such as financial management, and are living in a cyber world characterized by […]

Self-driving taxis: Closer to reality than you think

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The future is now, as tech companies announced plans to test driverless cars on public streets by 2018. Regulations and legal issues could slow ambitions, but the technology has made great leaps in recent years. The biggest concern isn’t the technology, but public reluctance to embrace the cars. Thanks to rapid advances in artificial intelligence, […]

Police can get a “fingerprint warrant” to unlock your iPhone

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Subverting encryption on the iPhone isn’t an issue when the government can compel citizens to unlock their smartphone with a fingerprint. Federal law has established that law enforcement can compel a “fingerprint search warrant” to gain access to a suspect’s smartphone, according to The Atlantic. Constitutional concerns about the access have been dismissed because it’s […]

Millennial author: Fact-check politicians like I screened my lowlife Tinder date [Exclusive Excerpt]

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Below is a preview of “Government Gone Wild: How D.C. Politicians are Taking You for a Ride — And What You Can Do About It,” provided exclusively to Red Alert Politics by Kristin Tate (a.k.a. “The Libertarian Chick”). Chapter 9: Our Unprecedented Opportunity for Success — or Jackassery My shoes were soaked as I hurried […]

Privacy threat? Government plans to subvert phone encryption

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If the FBI can’t persuade Congress to pass legislation forcing tech companies to break their encryption for law enforcement, they’ll turn to hackers. Amy Hess, executive assistant director for science and technology, told a Congressional panel that “encrypted communications continue to pose a challenge to the American law enforcement, and to the safety of the […]

Thank millennials for bank technology revolution

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For many people these days, a trip to the bank is becoming increasingly rare. A recent survey conducted by New York-based financial services company, found that almost 4 in 10 Americans have not visited a bank or credit union in the last 6 months. That seems hard to believe, unless you consider how technology has revolutionized […]

College students start awesome businesses: Why not more?

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Thanks to The Social Network, everyone thinks Facebook when it comes to a company started by college students. But, as Time pointed out, while it “may be the most familiar of college startup stories … it’s hardly the only one.” Some of the most well-known companies came from college students, including Insomnia Cookies, Reddit, The Onion, and Snapchat. For those who […]

Study: Millennials on pace to take 25,700 selfies EACH in their lifetime

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What’s worth a millennial’s time? Taking a good selfie, apparently. It must be why they spend one hour a week on them. That means it takes seven minutes for the selfie, as a study from Now Sourcing and Frames Direct showed. As the study declared, “millennials ruled the selfie.” Some other simple stats include how […]

Study: Social media debates aren’t pointless, some actually change minds

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Social media debates can seem full of trolls, time wasting, headaches, and heartaches, but theses online arguments may be more productive than you thought. So say Dr. Jayeon Lee of Lehigh University and Dr. Teresa A. Meyers of George Mason University in their study, “Can Social Media Change Your Mind? SNS Use, Cross-cutting Exposure and Discussion, and […]

Encryption fight: A loss for Apple is a loss for American civil liberties

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The federal government wants to force Apple to develop a backdoor to subvert the security of its products, and the result can set a strong precedent for privacy or a dangerous subversion of it. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered Apple to unlock an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino terrorist attacks for the FBI, […]

The future of campus transit: Driverless taxis

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At one South Korean campus, a driverless taxi is the personal driver for disabled students. Seoul National University has built a driverless taxi, hailed with a smartphone app, to move students around and named it Snuber, according to The Detroit News. Testing operations have continued for six months, and the car is equipped with a […]

Millennials, here’s how you can save internet privacy before it’s gone

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Hey you! Yeah you! After reading this article, look up from your phone for a minute, take a walk outside and smell the air. Perhaps ponder your life. Listen to me, I’m an old man in your eyes — it goes pretty fast. I was in my twenties before I got my first mobile phone. My […]

Anonymous took down thousands of ISIS Twitter accounts

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Anonymous, the group of online hactivists, has joined in the war on terror and has launched cyber attacks against ISIS. Breitbart reported that Anonymous declared war against ISIS over the weekend in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. The group claimed that they had been tracking down the Twitter accounts of ISIS supporters, compiling them […]

MIT prof: New robotic limbs can “give ourselves new bodies”

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The end of disability will happen because of wearable bionic limbs. So argued Hugh Herr, an MIT professor who leads their biomechatronics research group, at a recent conference, according to Marketing Magazine.  “We will design nature and change nature under our own power. In the future people will be wearing robots … we will give […]

Goodbye Cable, Hello Mobile TV? Verizon launches “Go90” app

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Verizon wants to grab the attention of millennials, but they aren’t trying to sell phone subscription plans. Instead, Verizon has created Go90, a mobile video platform aimed to capture a demographic fleeing cable subscriptions and watching more video on mobile. The app, launched on Thursday, will be ad-supported and available to anyone who wants to […]

Snapchat’s Boehner Farewell Filter: Orange Enough?

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Those who have ever wanted John Boehner to appear in their selfie now have their chance. Snapchat users in the Washington, D.C. area can now commemorate the Speaker’s announced resignation with a special filter. The filter does bear a likeness to Boehner. Surprisingly, however, he is not crying. Rather, Boehner is shown golfing as an image […]