Disney's app will become more immersive than ever before as it gets an update for the opening of Galaxys Edge, Disneys new $1 billion Star Wars expansion. On May 31, Star Wars Galaxy's Edge officially opened at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.  It scheduled to open as well at Disney World in Orlando Florida at the end of August. These 14-acre expansions, which reportedly have cost the company $1 billion each, are said to be the largest in Disney's long history. To coincide with this, the company is updating its Play Disney Parks mobile app to interact with this new world that they have created.While Disney has previously employed immersive experiences at their theme parks, the updated app will take this to a whole new level. First, when visitors enter Galaxy's Edge, they will not only find themselves on the planet Batuu. They will also discover that their Play Disney Parks app has…
University of Washington student Kona Farry develops web app that tracks city transit. The web app helps riders track the whereabouts of city buses, ferries, streetcars and even the light-rail trains around Seattle in real time.  If you are like most people who regularly take a bus, you have probably more than once waited at a bus stop for a bus that was really late. Just imagine if you had an app that could have let your track where this bus was so you could have done something more useful with your time. One person, in particular, imagined such an app. His name is Kona Farry and he is a junior at the University of Washington. But Farry more than just imagined this app. He actually built it. Last month, Ferry launched a web app that lets commuters not only track buses in the Seattle area but also light-rail trains,…
It Hopes To Get the Planes Back in the Air in the Near Future Boeing announced it had finished updating the software of its 737 Max airplanes. This is seen as an important step toward getting the planes in the air once again after authorities across the world grounded the planes in the wake of two deadly plane crashes.U.S. investors responded positively to the announcement. Boeing shares rose nearly 3% in the aftermath of it. As part of the announcement, Boeing said that it would soon schedule what is called a certification flight with the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).In March of this year, a 737 Max airliner in Ethiopia experienced a deadly crash, which was the second fatal crash of the popular plane in less than 6 months. A failure in the plane's automated anti-stall system has been said to have been the cause of both crashes, and because…
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 09:07

Number One App YOLO Sparks Many Questions

There is a brand-new viral app for teenagers. It is called YOLO, and it has skyrocketed to the top of the U.S. app charts just one week after it was launched. But not everyone is in love with it. Some worry that it may be susceptible to abuse. Built upon the Snapchat's Snap Kit platform, which allows app developers to integrate their apps with Snapchat, YOLO authenticates users through Snapchat. It also uses Bitmoji profile images so that users can add an "ask me anything" sticker to the Snapchat stories that they post. It works like this: once a story is posted, friends of that user can ask this user an anonymous question through the app, which the user can then answer back through the use of another sticker. Supposedly, this is all the rage at high schools at the moment. The app is eerily similar to Sarahah. Back in 2017,…