Winter 2021

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    Winter 2021

    Basics of Building a PC

    Tips to know when building your own PC

    Tired of using that same 8 year old computer that runs slower than internet explorer on a 90s dial up connection? It might be time to think about building your own PC, and with these tips it’ll be a cakewalk.


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    BlockChain

    How Blockchain technology is changing and how it is affecting us

    Want a safe place to store, trade or buy cryptocurrency? Then the highly decentralized Blockchain might be the answer for you.


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    Superintelligent Machines

    Machines with intelligence even greater than humans

    Technology has come a long way making us wonder if robots and computers can one day take over the human race?


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    Technology that helps us get through COVID-19

    How the world has adapted to COVID-19

    To help support you through the pandemic, many companies have put on their thinking hats to create new technology that will benefits individuals affected by Covid-19 and keep you safe.


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    The Dangers of Ransomware

    Snatching both your computer and your files

    Always be cautious when opening suspicious emails or downloading links from websites as they might be attempts to install ransomware on your device. Rule of thumb: always have your data backed up.


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    University of Waterloo: The Accessible Campus

    How University of Waterloo gives everyone an equal chance to pursue education

    The University of Waterloo is committed to creating a campus that is accessible for people with disabilities studying, visiting or working on campus. Modern technology has proven to be helpful for students and staff with disabilities, especially now during the pandemic. Technology such as Kruzwell 3000 and Otter.ai are some of the reliable technologies that are most used by the University.


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    Professor Spotlight: Jay Dolmage

    English Professor & Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

    Say hello to Jay Dolmage an English Professor at the University of Waterloo, founding editor of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies and recipient of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Royal Society of Canada award. Learn more about professor Dolmage’s background and how he became interested in disability and rhetoric.


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    TikTok: The Latest and Greatest Social Media Platform

    It may not be as innocent as it seems

    TikTok has proven to be a controversial app over the past year. There have been many issues raised by individuals such as privacy and addition bringing the question of; is TikTok safe? While TikTok has millions of users all over the world, government officials, particularly the Trump administration have severe concerns about the app and have considered banning it from the United States.


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    Winter 2021

    Covid-19 Alert App

    A new app designed to limit the spread of Covid-19

    The coronavirus has been an issue on most people’s mind. With travel and communal spread being major pathways of infection, the government of Canada has created a new app that will allow Canadians to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The Covid-19 Alert app allows Canadians to see if they have been exposed to Covid-19 and if infected, they can enter a code that will alert others who have been in close contact.


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