What is 5G?

5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology, how a mobile phone communicates with the phone network. While it is the fifth generation, it isn’t exactly a direct replacement for the 4G network. 5G communication happens over extremely short wavelengths at extremely high frequencies to support the transmission of massive volumes of data. These ultra-high frequencies require a clear line-of-sight …

Rise Season 1 Episode 3

Last week we got to see Rise take on some pretty serious issues that relate directly to children in our modern world. From dealing with life as a transgendered student to trying to live up to your father’s overbearing personality and sky-high expectations, there was drama pouring in from all sides.  As a dramedy/musical, Rise has to balance these heavy issues with levity without ever giving …

What Can We Learn from the European Commission’s Recent Summit on Education?

January 25th marked a critical milestone in the European Commission’s emphasis on union-wide educational standards. It’s European Education Summit proposes to be the first in a series (its sequel to come in fall of 2019) in which Europe’s top Education Ministers, professionals and representatives will band together to discuss the state of education in the European Union. As the Commission explains, …

Rise Season 1 Episode 2

Rise finally hit television’s everywhere last week with an ambitious pilot that sought to imbue audiences with a whole lot of plot, a massive ensemble, and enough music to keep us theater geeks tuned in. One of the biggest musical shows to hit mainstream television since Glee, Rise has a lot to live up to. The second episode of the inaugural season for this …

What’s the difference between Mbps and MBps?

Have you come across “Mbps” and “MBps” and wondered what, if any, difference there is between the two? You’re not the only one. Many people, especially those who are shopping for new Internet service, see the two terms and wonder what exactly sets them apart. In computer lingo, the lower-case “b” refers to “bit” and the upper-case “B” refers to …

Triple WiFi speed and the crowds go wild

But silently, because they’re all on their smartphones – sharing selfies at baseball games and discreetly streaming music at the opera. Shared WiFi connections in public places are convenient, and they obviously go beyond social media updates and content streaming while out and about. They’re also intended for sending a quick email in a busy airport, or sharing ideas at …

Rise: Season 1, Episode 1

 We did it! We made it to the Rise series premiere after months of buildup thanks to a clever marketing campaign from the team at NBC. Rise made its season debut on Tuesday, March 13th and fans were quick to take to the internet with their reaction to the new musical dramedy. The series is being produced by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights & Parenthood) …

NBC’s New Rise

 NBC is touting what they hope will become a new headliner for their Tuesday night programming with the premiere of Rise. Rise is a highly anticipated drama that is being produced by Jeffrey Seller of Hamilton in cooperation with the former showrunner of the hit sports-drama, Friday Night Lights. Rise has been making headlines ever since their heavy marketing campaign during the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and anticipation for the show is at …

Clickbait clogs newsfeeds. What Facebook did next was PRICELESS!

You’ve seen them. You’ve probably clicked on them, which is exactly what they want you to do. And with headlines like “The result was SHOCKING” and “He opened the trunk and saw THIS,” or the notorious “You won’t believe #7!” how could you resist? It’s clickbait, and if you’ve ever been suckered into a slideshow that had you scrolling and …

A Different Kind of Olympic Record: How We Watch the Games

The Summer Olympics are back and Rio has set the stage for over 200 countries. As with previous Olympic events, the world will be watching, but how audiences watch the games could be different than years past. The Olympics date back centuries, but there’s nothing antiquated about how we watch them. TV providers and networks are tapping into the latest …