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Zoom Meeting Etiquette and Maximizing Platform Features

The COVID-19 pandemic has paved the way for video and audio conferencing applications to become essential platforms for both personal and work-related communication. The worldwide lockdowns brought about the need to communicate remotely. Just days after community quarantines were implemented, social gatherings were forced to adjust using these platforms. Many even say that the so-called "new normal" shall make these applications a necessity for practically everyone, side by side with the Internet. Zoom is one of the most widely used communication platforms

Elon Musk-funded OpenAI threatens spread of convincing fake news at an alarming rate

Media outfits from respected broadsheets to renowned technology websites recently reported a breaking news about the Elon Musk-funded artificial intelligence (AI) software that has the ability to build an authentic-looking fake news story with minimal resource in a matter of seconds. With the current global problem on the spread of disinformation, including those for political propaganda, cultural attacks, and capitalist ventures, this developed AI system called OpenAI threatens to revolutionize the dissemination of convincing fake news stories at an alarming rate. An AI-written news article

Digital Migrant Parents with Digital Native Children: The issues on gadgets and digital technology

Just my two cents as a mom of a toddler (not as a doctor nor a psychologist). I just read this post: ABC News: iPad generation's fingers not ready to write, teachers say At this time and age, i think it is inevitable that children would get a hold of mobile devices and get screen time more than the mere TV of our generation (unless the entire household completely shutdown their own devices at home and whenever they are with kids —

The Case of Computer Scientist Katie Bouman: The social media that glorifies and bullies

The name Katie Bouman, alongside the photo of this young, charming computer scientist, went trending for a couple of days as people celebrated the first-ever image of a black hole through her efforts, alongside a team of brilliant scientists and engineers. She led the development of an algorithm for creating the image of a black holes, known as the Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors (CHIRP). After the hype of her feat, it didn't take long when others started bullying her,

What Las Vegas homeowners need to know about installing solar panels in their homes

A home solar electric system may seem a bit daunting for many homeowners due to its upfront cost, but the tax incentives and long-term power savings it offers more than offsets the investment after a fair amount of time. In the larger scheme of things, the decrease in a household's carbon footprint becomes a significant contribution to help the planet's problem with climate change. An Ideal City for Solar Panels Since the Las Vegas weather allows residents to enjoy sunlight at an average of 300

How to use the JVC GR-SV3 camcorder

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In the early 90's came the first prototypes of LCD screens for video cameras. One of JVC's pioneer offers, the JVC GR-SV3 Infocam Camcorder, was released during that time. Back those days of the Viewcam bandwagon, the market for cameras like the JVC GR-SV3 was quite comparable to the inkling for the latest consumer HD cameras of the 2000's. But this doesn't mean that the "in" gizmo then which is the "outdated" gadget now is of no good use anymore. So, for those curious

How to convert VHS tapes to DVD

You can still save your VHS collections by converting them into DVDs. Old VHS tape collections don't have to be buried in the stockroom. You can still save your VHS collections by converting them to DVDs. To keep up with the times, you can make digital copies to suit your DVD player at home. You may prefer to send your tapes to video stores offering services for VHS to DVD conversions. Yet, if you have access to an operational VHS player, the

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