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Man Sells House for $135,000 in Dogecoin

Man Sells House for $135,000 in Dogecoin

Joshua V., Reporter

March 24, 2014

The Dogecoin started out as a joke on the internet, but now Matt Thompson plans on selling his vacation house using this meme inspired currency. Thompson, a 27 year old entrepreneur, has been selling games and other electronics online for a few years and is now selling his vacation home in Wisconsin...

Self Destructing Phone: You’ll Love It! Or will you?

Self Destructing Phone: You’ll Love It! Or will you?

Josh T., Reporter

March 20, 2014

For all of the Mission Impossible fans out there, a company called “Boeing” made us the Self-Destructing Phone. This device will self-destruct if someone, other than the owner, messes with it. “This is so cool,” says Timothy Javier, an 8th Grader at Kraemer Middle School who likes and watches...

No More Woof!

No More Woof!

Francisco A., Reporter

March 18, 2014

Have you ever looked at your dog and wondered to yourself how easy it would be if a dog could talk? Instead of door scratching or a leg hump, it could actually say something at least! Well you don’t have to wonder anymore because the brains of Nordic and Discovery are behind the invention called “No...

Twitch Takes the Internet

Twitch Takes the Internet

Max A., Reporter

March 12, 2014

If you have not heard of Twitch, it is a live streaming video website that focuses on gaming. When it was launched in 2007 by its co-founders Justin Kan and Emmett Shear, it was not just for gaming, but it was divided into many categories. Since the gaming section was growing fast, the website became...

Finger Computer Reads Books Aloud For Visually Impaired

Finger Computer Reads Books Aloud For Visually Impaired

Josh T., Reporter

March 6, 2014

The MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group noticed that some visually impaired citizens would like to read, so they invented the FingerReader. This device is said to be,”a wearable device that assists in reading printed text.” This device allows any person who is visually impaired to listen to...

Flappy Bird: Game Over

Flappy Bird: Game Over

Neha U., Reporter

February 27, 2014

On February 9th, the addictive game, Flappy Bird was removed from the Apple and Android stores everywhere by the creator, himself, Dong Nguyen. He tweeted, “I cannot take this anymore.” This game has been downloaded over 50 million times, making it one of the most popular games. Even our Kraemer...

Light Activated Curtains May Be the Way of the Future

Light Activated Curtains May Be the Way of the Future

Courtney T., Reporter

February 14, 2014

At University of California, Berkeley, researchers are working on a new kind of curtain that could cut your energy bill in half. These curtains are made from a fabric lined with layers and layers of carbon nanotubes and are sewn to a plastic polycarbonate membrane. They would automatically close when...

Flappy Bird Sweeps Smartphones Everywhere

Flappy Bird Sweeps Smartphones Everywhere

Noah S., Reporter

February 5, 2014

Flappy Bird, an iOS game rumored to be one of the most frustrating games ever, was made in May 2013, by a Vietnamese man, Dong Nguyen. It still remains a mystery why the game is so popular now, but it is currently the number 1 free game on the App Store. The game is extremely simple. All players must...

Vine Turns One!

Vine Turns One!

Megan N., Reporter

January 30, 2014

On Friday, January 24, it was Vine’s birthday! It has already been one year since Twitter released a strange green app that let users film and post videos up to 6 seconds long. At first, people wondered what could be accomplished in that short amount of time, but after a couple of months, Vine users...

New Discoveries About Ancient Sea Creatures

New Discoveries About Ancient Sea Creatures

Megan N., Reporter

January 24, 2014

On January 8, researchers discovered new information about ancient sea creatures. Ancient leatherback turtles, toothy predators called mosasaurs, and dolphinlike reptiles called ichthyosaurs all had a black pigmentation on their skin and scales. Johan Lindgren, a mosasaur expert at Lund University in...

Wolves Can be Man’s Best Friend Too

Wolves Can be Man’s Best Friend Too

Francisco A., Reporter

December 19, 2013

Can you ever imagine yourself having a tamed wolf in your home beside you? Friederike Range’s and the Austria’s Wolf Science Center's study tells us this could happen!. It is simple process of taking a young wolf and socializing them properly on a daily base. How can this be? The Messerli Research...

Military Creates “Iron Man” Suit

Military Creates “Iron Man” Suit

Elias S., Reporter

December 11, 2013

The U.S Military has created an “Iron Man” suit. It is designed to be indestructible and provides full body ballistic protection. The exoskeleton suit is like being a robot when you put it on and even changes from liquid to solids in milliseconds. They say if you want to be a superhuman then that...

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