Northern Star

Guest Column: Old electronics should be donated, recycled

Ryan Read

October 17, 2011

Picture this scenario: You are casually walking to class, listening to your iPod or checking your smartphone to get the latest news, and you walk by someone who has the latest tech in their hands. It's faster, slimmer and more energy efficient, and you think to yourself, "I'll eventually upgrade when the t...

Computers are not superior to people, even if they’re smarter

Computers are not superior to people, even if they're smarter

Taurean Small

February 21, 2011

With great remorse, I am about to reveal one of the biggest secrets in the history of the Northern Star. For 20 years, I have withheld this information in fear that I will lose everything I worked for. But after being infuriated by the monumental upset by Watson, the IBM supercomputer, over Ken Jen...

Be aware of online dangers

Jim Maahs

February 14, 2011

DeKALB | For many people, computers have become a necessity. Yet some people are still unaware of how to protect their personal data from online dangers. According to OnGuard Online, a government website made up of information from federal agencies and technology industry experts, it is important to have ant...