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Next generation of artists flourishing through evolving visual design fields

Digital design programs such as Adobe Photoshop can be used to recreate physical pieces of art, including this mural in Downtown Carrollton depicting the Plaza Arts Center. Digital art has become a more popular medium in the art world throughout the last few decades, creating a new platform for artists.

Shravya Mahesh, Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2020

Bold strokes of vivid color. Clean, orderly lines sweeping from top to bottom. A cursor tracing the edges of an object. A screen, a mouse and a hand. This is the modern reality of art.  In a rapidly changing society entranced by technology, art has transformed into a digitized hybrid “that enc...

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: humanity’s doom or greatest ally? (Part 1)

Artificial intelligence is one of the fastest growing technologies in today’s age. As it progresses, more debates have arisen concerning the safety and true potential of AI. Graphic by Cristina Gomez.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

  From portable virtual reality headsets to self-landing space rockets, new technological advancements are popping up right and left in today’s age. However, among the expanding sea of innovation, the one technology that will most likely influence the future is artificial intelligence (AI). AI, define...

Venturing into the era of artificial intelligence: the other side of the coin (Parts 2, 3, 4)

Artificial intelligence is one of the most up-and-coming technologies of the decade. The Sidekick staff writer Akif Abidi shares his thoughts about the future of AI becoming humanity’s next big invention.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

February 1, 2020

  This is part of a four-part news feature package. Click here to read part one.   Though the idea of an AI-driven car is often criticized, it's hard to ignore that 95 percent of automobile accidents (which are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States) happen due to human error. However, there are no opportunities for a computer to be distract...

CISD Board approves new technology plan for students next year

On April 29, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees looks over the proposed technology plan for next year. Students in grades 9-12 will receive iPads Airs, along with an attachable keyboard and an Apple pen. Students in grades 6-8 will also receive the keyboards and Apple Pens, but not the iPad Airs.

Ryan Dyke, Staff Writer

May 3, 2019

On Monday night, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss the new technology plan, the Coppell Middle School East field and future Coppell High School renovations. CMS East recently implemented a new plan to close off the field on weekends and leave it open on the weekdays. This plan ...

Apple’s new iPhones: are they the right buy?

On Sep.15 the iPhone XS was released into the world. The successor to the iPhone X, the high end phone includes dual sim compatibility, a better processor and more advanced photography features.

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

  Last year, Apple took a bold step forward with the iPhone X, which helped in kickstarting the era of the “bezel-less” era, i.e the absence of the front screen edges.   Now, a year later, Apple returned with its all-new iPhone XS and iPhone XR. But the question is, is Appl...

Technology Spotlight: Apple releases new iPhones

Technology Spotlight: Apple releases new iPhones

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Shriya Vanparia Like the previous years, rumors of a new iPhone model were already roaming the web a few months before the annual Apple Keynote, and there were already pictures and specs circulating the news a few weeks before.   Though there were not many huge jumps expected by Apple, the...

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Technology Spotlight: The rise of Android

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Ever since the birth of the smartphone in the American market, Apple’s iPhone series has been the dominant player globally and is undoubtedly the king of smartphones in the United States, which is also Apple's biggest market.   However, in the last half-decade, Android smartphones have begun...

Technology Spotlight: Apple Music vs. Spotify

Technology Spotlight: Apple Music vs. Spotify

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018

The modern world of music is no longer dependent on CDs and iTunes, but rather have turned to streaming services demanding a relatively low price for millions of different songs. One of the top players, Apple Music, recently made headlines when it hit its 40 millionth subscriber.   Though...

Technology Spotlight: Facebook Controversies

Technology Spotlight: Facebook Controversies

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Facebook and CEO/founder Mark Zuckerberg is under condemnation by the media following the release of reports that Facebook allowed political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica to gain access to data of users.   Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, was working to develop...

Technology Spotlight: Uber Controversies

Technology Spotlight: Uber Controversies

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018

An Uber self-driving Volvo SUV killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bicycle across a street during one of its test drives in Tempe, Ariz. The self-driven vehicle was headed down near Mill Avenue and Curry Road early Monday morning and is said to have struck the women, who was not in a cro...

Technology Spotlight: The Apple Homepod

Technology Spotlight: The Apple Homepod

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018

The New Apple HomePod has brought mixed reactions from the public ever since its release. Priced at $349, the Apple HomePod at first received a warm welcome from the public, with most happy to see Apple catching up with Amazon and Google.   Powered by the same beloved Siri in everyone’s iPhones, iPad a...

Google Assistant: A promising “Life” tool or not?

Google Assistant helps with common tasks in day-to-day life. It is available on all digital platforms.

Andrés Bear, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

Artificial Intelligence. Let's break that term down. Could it stand for fake smart? Unreal wits?   Instead of finding synonyms to use, let us find an application for A.I. in our everyday lives.   Apple and Google have pursued consumer level usage of A.I. for the past couple of y...