The 2012 Aviation Technology Career Fair at Purdue took place last Thursday in Niswonger Hall. Photo credit: Purdue College of Technology website
As a follow-up to the preview blog that I wrote about the 2012 Aviation Technology (AT) career fair, which took place last Wednesday, I talked with Mark Udolph, who is a graduating senior in Aviation Technology, about the career fair.
Q:Were you happy with the turnout with regard to the companies that participated in the Aviation Tech career fair?
A: I was, but it turned out that Cummins Inc. never showed up. I wanted to talk to them, but I didn’t get a chance to do that, so that was a drag.
I talked to about 12 of the 20 companies that were there, so I was happy with the turnout overall.
The video ran rampant through Facebook and Twitter last week because of people in the 18 to 29 year-old demographic, according to research by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
I have not watched the whole documentary yet, but I remember going to class last week and it seemed like everyone was either talking about KONY 2012 or watching it on their computers, tablets or phones everywhere I went.
The sudden spotlight on the director of the film, Jason Russell, caused him to have a bit of a mental breakdown last week. There has also been a lot of criticism of the group behind the film, Invisible Children.
It seems like all of the news that came out of the film’s release is a reminder of the power of the internet and social media.
Here’s a video from Mashable that explains more about the social media phenomena that lead to KONY 2012 going viral:
Free apps that cycle through ads are killing battery life on mobile devices, according to a group of Purdue University researchers. Photo credit: TalkAndroid.com
If you’ve got an Android phone or tablet, it would get dramatically better battery life without advertisements, according to an article on tech website The Verge.
A team of researchers at Purdue University recently partnered up with Microsoft, and they discovered that a whopping 75 percent of app related battery drainage on the Android platform is due to the processes that show ads.
It’s well-known that free apps on all mobile platforms – like iOS and Android – that show ads tend to be huge battery hogs, but this is one of the first studies I’ve heard of that shows just how much juice those advertisements take out of a battery.
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Huge library of music on Spotify, if you like it, they probably have it.
Free to create an account, or can use Facebook to connect.
Spotify is also much more limited than Grooveshark. It’s only available as downloadable software for your computer or mobile device, and to get the most out of it, you have to pay a monthly subscription. The free service is still great though!