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Pokèmon Go: The Benefits of Augmented Reality Science & Technology 

Pokèmon Go: The Benefits of Augmented Reality

Unless you have managed to completely detach yourself from social media this summer, the chances are that you have heard of the phenomenon that is known as Pokèmon Go. The augmented reality game is just another branch off of the media franchise, ‘The Pokèmon Company’, which kicked off several decades ago. The app has been great in providing innovation in the field of augmented reality games as well as reviving Pokèmon itself which for many undoubtedly has caused waves of childhood nostalgia. However, what producers Niantic did not anticipate for was the mental health benefits the game would offer. Many players…

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The beginning of the end for the reporter’s notepad? Science & Technology 

The beginning of the end for the reporter’s notepad?

The recent Rio 2016 Olympic Games saw many talented athletes wow the general public worldwide. Whilst the tradition of the Games is centuries old, the Washington Post had an extremely modern and innovative way of covering the event: using a robot reporter. Taking statistics from sports data company, Stats.com, the robot reporter named ‘Heliograf’, posted short updates on the games onto the Post’s live blog, Facebook and Twitter. Some of its roles included posting about timings of scheduled events, medal rankings by country, and the medal results for each event. The Post will also be using this reporting…

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Worried about clearing? There’s an app for that Science & Technology 

Worried about clearing? There’s an app for that

With A-level results day just around the corner, students all over the country are preparing for what might happen if they don’t get the results they hoped for. Just a year ago, I was in this situation myself and can completely relate to how stressful this time is for A-level students. The lack of information and support students receive from universities certainly does not help and is something I have frequently explored. If students don’t achieve the grades they hoped for, many will have to go through clearing. This year…

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