Mary Charmaine Pamisaran

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Is the internet killing our brains?

The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?<p>Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest …

Mainstream Media

Is HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Really About Video Games?

HBO’s new science-fiction drama <i>Westworld</i> explores a lot of familiar sci-fi themes: Do we live in a simulation? Can artificial intelligence become …

Virtual Reality

Apple mysteriously banned a popular app from the App Store, and a lot of programmers are mad

Apple has banned a popular app for programmers from its app store, as well as deleted the app developer’s account, the developer says.<p>The app, called Dash, is for Macs and iOS. It’s been around for years. It lets developers easily find and insert snippets of code that they frequently use.<p>The …

Democrats condemn GOP for sticking by Trump

After the Republican nominee brags about sexual assault, anti-Trump forces call for widespread rejection of the celebrity candidate.<p>The problem for Donald Trump’s supporters as they rush for the exit over that 2005 tape of him bragging about sexual harassment and assault: answering why this was …

Republican Senator uses Facebook Live to ask Trump to step down

And he won’t be the last<p>In a stunning late night Facebook Live video, Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee pleaded with Donald Trump to step aside and give up his nomination for president. The video, which Lee filmed from his home in Utah, is like many on Facebook Live — a single person, speaking to …