December 14, 2018

Social media carry risks to mental health

By Karina Kajishima, Spoke News Checking the phone before going to bed and right after waking up is a common routine for most of the young people nowadays. However, this habit can be a dangerous one to have and sometimes leads to serious mental health issues. A study conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement showed that “social media was worsening bullying, body image … Continued

Customers brave cold, rain for latest iPhones

By Niall McCrossan, Spoke News Apple launched its newest line of iPhones worldwide, along with the Apple Watch Series 4 last week on Sept. 21. People around the globe gathered at Apple stores to get their hands on the newest devices, with the iPhone XS and XS Max finally being released to the public. On Sept. 12, the company unveiled its much anticipated new products, with the 5.8-inch iPhone XS … Continued

Uber to open $200M engineering hub in Toronto

By Terry Foster, Spoke News Transportation giant Uber is set to open a new $200-million engineering and research facility in Toronto, as well as expand its Toronto-based Advanced Technologies Group Research & Development Centre (ATG). Uber’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, announced the plans for the ATG expansion and new engineering hub at a press conference earlier this month. The ATG facility has been working on Uber’s autonomous car technologies since May … Continued

The Den offers escape for video gamers

By Keegan Lavigne, Spoke News With the increasing popularity of video games, The Den, a gaming area located on Conestoga’s Doon campus above The Venue, is bound to become a more popular destination for students. Conestoga Students Inc. hosted an event on campus on Sept. 11 to promote the expanded recreation area. The event was held in A Building in the lower atrium, where various games and TVs were brought … Continued