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    The Heavenly Duo: “Good Omens” TV Review

    The Amazon Prime Video show, “Good Omens”, is a fantasy fiction based off of a novel by  the same name written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The show stars Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, and David Tennant as the demon Crowley, as they team up to prevent the Biblical event of Armageddon.  Armageddon is a prophesied event in which Jesus will lead God’s heavenly army to crush all of God’s enemies before the final judgement of mankind. Aziraphale and Crowley are determined to prevent the End of Times, as they have become quite accustomed to living on Earth as the representatives of Heaven and Hell. Alongside the story’s…

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    Is Giving Up Your Privacy Worth the Latest Technology?

    There has been an air of controversy surrounding the logistics involved in the software manufacturing process ever since the inception of voice assistance technology. While many are thrilled by the impact smart speakers have had on their daily lives, others remain conflicted about whether or not owning them means sacrificing their privacy. In 2014, Amazon made waves in the tech world when they released the first ever smart speaker called “Echo.” The product is activated by wake words like “Alexa,” “Echo,” or “Computer,” although in an effort to humanize the interaction, “Alexa” has become the most popularly used. From setting alarms to streaming music, the voice interaction feature of the…

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    Amazon cuts ties with Queens

    One can almost always find Amazon packages lying on doorsteps or Amazon vans driving down the street, but one place Amazon won’t be found is in Long Island City, Queens. Back in September 2017, The New York Times reported that Amazon, the technological merchandising giant had announced that it was looking create a second headquarters. Of course, many cities jumped at the opportunity to host Amazon, whose founder and CEO is Jeff Bezos. Amazon ended up dividing the intended headquarters into two, finally deciding to locate to both Virginia and Queens, New York. However, this past February, all changed as Amazon put out a statement saying that it would be…

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    Queens and Crystal City score Amazon HQ2

    On Nov. 13, 2018 Amazon officially announced their decision to open two new HQ2 locations in Long Island City, Queens NY and Crystal City in Arlington, Virgina.   After a year of searching for second headquarter location, Amazon has finalized plans to open two new headquarters in two different areas. Each location will bring in around 50,000 employees. These employees are expected to be high-tech workers, such as data engineers and information technology professionals.   The ever-growing online company sought out Crystal City because of its proximity to Washington D.C., their great transit system, and since it is a hub for recent college grads. Similarly, Long Island City was chosen…