technology

Gulfport School District receives new computers

As digital learning becomes more common for schools, the Gulfport School District is rolling out new pieces of hardware to keep their students and teachers connected. Laptop computers were delivered this afternoon to the school district’s technology…

Apple unveils new 5g iPhones

Apple has finally unveiled its 5G smartphone lineup. In a virtual event on Tuesday, the company released four new iPhones: the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 pro, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and a new, smaller, iPhone 12 Mini. The…

Tesla Roadster has close approach with Mars

The Tesla Roadster made its first close approach to Mars this week. The Roadster is an electric sports car with a mannequin in the driver's seat. Wednesday SpaceX tweeted that the vehicle came within five million miles of the red…

Apple expected to reveal new iPhone Oct 13

Apple fans have been waiting for a date. Now they have one: the tech giant is expected to reveal the next new iPhone on October 13th. Apple has sent out invitations for an event on that date. The top of…

Omg! New Emojis coming in 2021

Get ready for some new Emojis. The Unicode Consortium announced it is releasing more than 200 animated figures. They include a bandaged heart and a heart surrounded by flames, which can either refer to heartbreak or heartburn. There are also…

Countdown to Mars: NASA to launch rover this week

Source: NASA The search for ancient life on Mars continues with the launch of a new rover set to take off for the red planet this week! NASA is hoping to launch its latest rover, “Perseverance," this Thursday, July 30th.…

Google launches free "Read Along" app for kids

A new app could be a big help for some parents home schooling during the coronavirus pandemic. Google has launched the 'Read Along' app for Android. It can help children five and up learn to read by giving verbal and…

Snapchat unveils mental health feature

Bullied online? There's an app for that, sort of. Snapchat is rolling out a new feature called "Here for You." It works by populating self-help information when users search topics like anxiety, depression, suicide, and bullying. Users can also connect…

New emojis are coming to your phone

New emojis are coming to your phone: 117 of them! The new emojis will arrive in 2020 on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android and other devices. Additions in emoji version 13.0 include Italian hand, ninjas, anatomical body parts, disguised face, and…

Pepper the Robot teaches local students

Siri’s cousin Pepper made a stop on the Coast today to teach young kids about technology. C Spire’s Pepper the Robot was at St. Martin Middle School. This high-tech robot teaches students about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from an…

Samsung ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ contest open

For the tenth time, Samsung is hosting their ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ contest. The nation-wide contest is designed to encourage students and teachers to address problems in their local community through science, technology, engineering, and math. The company will chose 300…

Cyber Safety Seminar

In an effort to better protect children, the Long Beach School District held a cyber safety event for parents. The ‘Protect Young Eyes’ organization held a free seminar, detailing the different apps, websites, and social media trends that children are…

Augmented reality hits the Gulf Coast

What started out as just a gift to Robert Ramey and Cheli Strumila’s godson of ‘Come to Life Artscape’ is quickly growing into a new phenomenon and it’s only here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Coast Observer and the…

Governor Bryant announces space initiatives

Today, Governor Phil Bryant made his way down to Infinity Science Center to make some big announcements. A new economic development initiative and space directive were both announced as Mississippi continues to assist in space exploration. The road to space…

Mississippi Police Chiefs Conference

Chiefs of police from all across Mississippi are in Biloxi this week to network with each other and learn about new advances in law enforcement. Chiefs of police from every corner of Mississippi have gathered at the Golden Nugget in…

New technology for Biloxi Fire Department

The Biloxi Fire Department debuted new technology for their fire boat. The Flir System was recently installed for Biloxi’s newest boat the Serena G. The Flir is a state-of-the-art sonar system that can detect heat signatures. The system can read…