At a launch party on Jan. 9 at local internet provider Cruzio’s downtown headquarters, a handful of local programmers unveiled OpenCounter — a free online system designed to simplify the hurdles of applying for business permits in the greater Santa Cruz area.
The Central Coast Broadband Consortium is working to improve the quality and availability of broadband access in the Tri-County area through planning initiatives and the construction of Public Computing Centers throughout the Monterey Bay.
Information Security across the UC is a top priority. At UCSC, student workers can plunge deep into its workings, to resurface either as heroes or hackers. The choice is theirs.
Technology often serves as a target for those who claim intimacy has gone out the window. As much as the web separates, it can also make some relationships all the more special.
This month the House of Representatives will consider a bill that could change the way Americans use the Internet for the worse.
This week City on a Hill Press held an email interview with Jake Brenner, a graduate of California Polytechnic State University and founder of HouseBiscuits.com, a website resource for students at UCSC and across the country who are in search of reviews for houses in their college towns.
Food blogging has reached a new height in the past few years, thanks largely to the sharp rise in social networking. This practice has captured gluttonous appetites across the nation and inspired people to develop newfound obsessions with chronicling what they eat.
Internet memes — things like LOL Cats that go viral on the Internet — are inescapable these days. Blair Stenvick explores what separates this form of entertainment from anything else, and what the benefits and drawbacks are.
The phenomenon of lip dubbing, a continuous shot of hundreds of people lip-syncing to a selected song, has been planned by UC Santa Cruz Weekend Activities club to occur at the beginning of spring quarter. The finished product will be posted on YouTube.
Control over the Internet has long been the key ingredient to dictatorships worldwide in their push for regime sustainability. A new bill, which would give the president the ability to turn off the Net and silence a nation, is a strike against democracy.