12 year old kills sister and wounds mother

posted Dec 20, 2018, 8:02 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Jasmine Richardson On  Monday Afternoon on Stoner Drive in West Hartford, CT a 12 year old allegedly stabbed his sister to death and wounded his mother.

    According to ABC news, a medical examiner official explained Brigid Curtin who was later identified as the 12 year old who was stabbed by her brother in the neck and the torso.

    The mother of the two children called the police about 3:30 pm monday afternoon explaining that her daughter had been stabbed by her son stated by ABC news.

     According to WFSB news, the boy was taken to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford for a minor injury. Also on late tuesday afternoon the West Hartford police explained that “the 12 year old arraigned and charged with murder with special circumstances and First Degree Assault.”  

    The mother of the child still remains in the St.Francis Hospital in stable conditions. But sadly the 12 year old sister died at the hospital.

    Chuck Coursey a friend of the family, who is also serving as the family’s spokesman said at a news conference on tuesday that the incident “An unspeakable tragedy and if folks are looking for a way that they can be of service, I’d encourage them to pray for them.”

    The school and the community are providing grieving counseling for the people affected by the incident.

    Rev. Julie Emery expressed that “Like many in the West Hartford community, we are deeply anguished over the recent tragedy that took place in our town. Emery also stated “Our prayers are with the family affected, with the young people and parents in our community who are struggling to make sense of it all, and the emergency response workers, teachers and counselors who are working to find words of comfort and offer safe space for all of us.”

Uploaded: 12/20/2018

Edited By: GN



Could Life On Mars Be Lurking Deep

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:51 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By Darron Pittman 

Life on Mars could be about to hit a big break as scientist discovered that instead of searching the surface this whole time they have been searching that they should try to go deep into mars crust.

Scientist think that mars had life along with earth when they were young planets about 3.9 billion years ago.  Scientist Michalski said “Life could have emerged in those hydrothermal settings and survived in the subsurface for quite a long time”. They think that it could be like Earth’s crust and be deep and will provide some proof that there was ancient water.  A small microbes called cyanobacteria was found deep in earth’s crust and many think that if they can find it in mars crust that would be enough proof to believe that mars once had living conditions on its surface.

Lynn Rothschild an astrobiologist at NASA's Ames research center said that “cyanobacteria are one-stop shopping” she also said “they were able to turn our Earth into a place that is habitable for the animals to evolved here.  

The hope that there could eventually be life on mars will always keep scientist going and discovering new ways to try to make it happen.



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Lawsuit For The Carlton Dance

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:48 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

 By: Jasmine Richardson Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the “Fortnite” developers for using the iconic “Carton dance” popularized on hit show “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”.

    According to CBS this Morning, Ribeiro created the dance on the show, which has become a “pop culture classic.” and now the Fortnite company has been profiting off of the dance.

    WPTV.com states that the suit includes, “Fortnite developer Epic Games Inc., and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creator of the NBA 2K series, and several of its subsidiaries.” The Lawsuit also askes the california federal court to “bar” the game developers from profiting or featuring the dance.

    WPTV also explains how similar cases associated with the “Carlton dance”. “Take-Two Interactive says the basketball game NBA 2K sold the game many refer to as the "Carlton dance" as an in-game purchase. It was sold under the name "So Fresh."

    CBS this morning explains that in the lawsuit, “Ribeiro alleges that the company used the dance without  permission or compensation.”

   Ribeiro is not the only one who has brought a lawsuit against the game developers. CBS this morning stated that the Instagram star "Backpack Kid" is also suing Epic Games for allegedly using his dance, called "the floss” and  the rapper Milly’s “ Milly Rock, and Russell Horning, also known as the "Backpack Kid.”

    Ribeiro is asking “the court for damages and for the game developers to stop profiting from the dance.” he also states that “Epic is using fake endorsements.”

    "Twenty-seven years later, The Dance remains distinctive, immediately recognizable, and inextricably linked to Ribeiro's identity, celebrity, and likeness," the lawsuits say.



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LG and Their Poster like Flat screen

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:45 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Colby Speta

    LG is developing and will come out with a 65 inch OLED that could roll up like a poster in 2019.

    In January of 2018 LG released the concept for the rollable flat screen but it wasn’t ready for consumers yet. According to DGR. com “Samsung may be the king of OLED screens for smartphones, but LG has virtually no competition when it comes to OLED TV sets.”.

    With performance the TV would be 65 inches and a full 4k resolution. Also, “It’s as crisp and vibrant and beautiful as the rest of the company’s OLED portfolio, only it’s that extra bit thinner, allowing it to be rolled down (kinda like a projector screen flipped on its head).” according to the Verge.

     “LG does its best to make a case for it in its press release, suggesting that it’s a great space saver and a boon for its portability. For those of us who keep our TVs mounted to a wall or situated on a stand for the entirety of their lives, that’s not exactly a huge selling point, but that’s not to say the technology won’t be useful in the future.” reported on why people would like this tv.

    Senior Gabe Nock “Thats a really good idea, but I think it would be really expensive and wouldn’t be a viable option for the regular public.” Also Senior John Sigrist said “If i could roll up a 4K TV AND put it in my bookbag it would absolutely amazing.

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Google’s 1-million-dollar campus

posted Dec 20, 2018, 7:25 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Kaliyah Lunsford

   Google has announced its plans to expand the employee numbers and the number of campuses in New York. Last Monday, Google shared the exciting news to spend $1 billion to create a 1.7-million-square-foot campus called "Google Hudson Square" in Manhattan's West Village neighborhood. The move will expand Google's presence near the Hudson River in New York City

   Google already has headquarters in New York, located on 8th street. And just recently purchased another place earlier this year. Google has decided to expand its headquarters in New York, though. Google shared that it has locked down three new locations. Two of them are on Hudson Street and a third one on Washington Street of New York. A post made by Google's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, says they plan to start moving into the Hudson Street buildings in 2020 and the Washington Street building, called the St. John's Terminal, in 2022.

   Google already has a massive building in New York on 8th Street with 7,000 employees, and plan to have 7,000 more employees at the new campus. Earlier this year, Google purchased the Chelsea Market, across the street from the new campus, for $2.4 billion. Porat also posted that “Google will have capacity to more than double its headcount in New York over the next 10 years.”

    Google isn’t the only headquarter that is expanding its campuses in the upcoming years, Last month, Amazon announced it will open one of its new headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens in New York. Last week, Apple announced that it will invest $1 billion in a new campus in Austin, Texas and build new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California.


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Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/google-plans-huge-1-billion-campus-in-new-york-2018-12


Best Videos Of 2018

posted Dec 20, 2018, 6:34 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Alyssa Shannon

    Every year on YouTube to rewind the year and this year YouTuber’s have took it up to themselves to fix the YouTube rewind. The original video was claimed to be the most disliked video in world history

    “It was criticized for not including enough content creators, with popular personalities PewDiePie, Shane Dawson and Logan Paul all notable absentees” said BBC News. But not many of the YouTube's had skills to fix the problem by making their own round-ups to the 2018 rewind and that they should show what YouTuber what it should be included.

    YouTube posted on tweet that “Thanks to the creators that took part of the Rewind, and the community that responded. We hear what you’re saying, and we want to make next year better for all of you. Watch this space!” YouTube is saying that they messed up this year on the rewind and that they are going to make 2019 rewind way better.

    They were talking to improve the video by people that make the YouTube a mental health place that like for example that a YouTuber Shane Dawson made a series about “The Mind Of Jake Paul” but never of Shane Dawson or Jake Paul were included into the video.

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-46592370

Dated: 12/18/18

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Technology Has Changed Our Lives

posted Dec 19, 2018, 7:07 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Tyler Baylous

    Modern technology has made it possible for the discovery of many functional and utility devices like the smartwatch and the smartphone. With all of these revolutions, technology has also made our lives easier, faster, better, and more fun.

    When it comes to the way we communicate, modern technology has had an impressive influence on communication in the 21st century and daily life in general. Very few students and teachers would disagree with this notion. The advancement in technology has made it possible for teachers to impart knowledge to students from any location.

    In the past, there had to be a physical contact for any class to hold. Now, there is no specific need for that as both the tutor and the learner can communicate via different media and platforms such as Skype.

    Digital technology has also changed what people term as ‘media.’ A media company isn’t necessarily a news platform anymore. A media company is now known as a company that helps pass information across the globe. According to Aging in Place, the global active web users now near 3.2 billion people.

    That’s almost half of the world’s population. Around the world, two million smartphones are sold every day. The amount of information being shared on social media networks is phenomenal.

    Social media isn’t the only big statement digital technology has made. Neither is social media the only way technology has had an impact in everyone’s life. There is also the mobile app store which is an online store for various apps of various functions.

    The future of technology is even more interesting than what is happening right now. In few years, we will be talking about driverless cars and robots working in factories. However, let’s focus on highlighting the ways technology has changed our lives.


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11-Year-Old Ohio Boy Takes Car On Joyride After Mom Takes Away PlayStation

posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:43 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 7:45 AM ]

By: Tyler Baylous

    An 11-year-old boy in Cleveland is facing charges after taking police on a high-speed chase Sunday night after his mother took away his PlayStation.

    The boy, whose name was not released by police, stole his mother’s 2013 Dodge Durango around 10:45 p.m. on Sunday after they got into an argument that led to her taking away his PlayStation, according to HuffPost.

    She went to bed after the argument, only to be awakened by a phone call from the boy’s father, who said he saw their son driving the SUV.

    The boy drove recklessly, reaching speeds above 70 mph, until he crashed the SUV into a parked truck, according to local station WEWS TV.

    He was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. It was the second time in 13 months the boy took the family’s car out for an illegal joyride, HuffPost reported.

    In October of last year, he led troopers on a 50-mile chase on an interstate before being apprehended. He was charged with a felony in juvenile court. A judge ruled he was incompetent to stand trial, and the charges were dismissed.

    He is currently at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center, where he faces possible felony charges, according to HuffPost.

    Police said the young suspect suffers from attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder and oppositional defiant disorder, Inside Edition reported.


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Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/11-year-old-ohio-joyride-arrest_us_5be31046e4b0e8438892ae8d

A New Most Disliked Video on Youtube

posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:08 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: John Sigrist

    There is now a new most disliked video on Youtube, and it is by Youtube themselves. Youtube’s recap video of 2018 has not been well received by its viewers.

    The original most disliked video on Youtube, Baby by Justin Bieber music video, has accumulated just under 10 million dislikes over 8 years. The Youtube Rewind has overtaken that position in just under 8 days, making it get the most amount of dislikes in the shortest amount of time ever.

    Youtubers have even made their own rewinds that have been better received by viewers.

    Many people think that Youtube is out of touch with its community and the people that make content on their platform. By featuring youtubers that people barely know because they are advertiser friendly, and celebrities and twitch streamers that aren’t even Youtubers on their platform, they have alienated their core viewers of their website.

    After the subscriber war between Pewdiepie and T series, Youtube did not even feature the most subscribed youtuber on their website in the rewind.

Uploaded: 12/17/18

Edited By: TB

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/13/18137894/youtube-rewind-2018-dislike-shane-dawson-logan-paul-pewdiepie-mkbhd-philip-defranco

VR Helps Calm Dental Patients and Flyers

posted Dec 17, 2018, 7:01 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 7:48 AM ]

By: Jasmine Richardson The thought of going to the dentists and flying can bring about anxiety. With new technological advancements, there is a easier way to relieve the stress. Virtual Reality provides soothing serene to the patients to relax the mind.

     According to CNN.com, research shows that the VR can help reduce pain and anxiety, also experts believe that “the technology’s ability to distract, may be the reason why it works.”

     Bryan Laskin, a dentist and founder of the  Operability states that “his dental practice VR is used far more than nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, and It's plausible, as studies have shown that the technology can reduce pain for, say, burn victims during excruciating wound-care procedures.”

     Skylights CEO David Dicko, a former Air France pilot, said “the company designed its own headset for passengers. It was designed for to lessen,  to make the flying experience more enjoyable, and to help passenger escape their surroundings.”


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