Circa News

A growing number of people, especially those in our generation, do not read the newspaper; they get their news from the Internet. We use our computers, but more importantly, we use tablets and phones. While on a train to work, walking to class, or sitting in our apartment, we can read our news when we want. Reading multiple, sources with different views on a situation allows you to come to a better conclusion. However, I’ve always felt that I spend too much time reading the news. I don’t want to spend my time sifting through articles I don’t like and stories for which I don’t care from multiple sources. Circa News wants to solve those problems. Can it?
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Google Updates Chromecast

In addition to yesterday’s addition of a handful of new Chromecast supported apps, Google has rolled out an update to the Chromecast itself. Along with new pictures, the refreshed layout is now much more minimalistic and simple. Gone is the big title with the name of your Chromecast, replaced instead with a small title on the bottom left-hand side.  The time has moved to bottom right-hand side. That’s all there is now. I do miss the multicolored strip by the time that pulsated and changed like the strip on top of the Chromebook Pixel.

Sony QX100

The Next Level of Mobile Photography?

I remember my excitement ten years ago when I got my first point-and-shoot Canon camera. I soon moved up to a DSLR: the Nikon D10. In addition, I had a cell phone, a Gameboy, our family’s old iMac, an iPod, and an Xbox. I even had a PSP for a few years. Now, my smartphone has taken the place of my camera, casual gaming system, iPod, and phone. There is a problem though: my smartphone doesn’t have the best camera. Continue reading Sony QX100

Colgate University App

University Bringing App to its Students
Colgate has had a rocky relationship with new technologies over the past few years. My freshman year, wifi cut in and out in my third floor Curits room and speeds fluctuated throughout campus. Things just didn’t feel consistent, steady, or complete. I mean, the only things ITS is doing to educate people about automatically backing their files to the cloud is a poster that hangs in the room behind the help desk, out of view from students. However, things have been on the upswing now, with the school offering services like Lynda, web print, and the new media lab on the fifth floor of Case library. Our university is finally getting into the mobile space as well, with two new apps: Colgate Alumni app and the Colgate app. While the Colgate Alumni app is available in both the iOS and Android app stores, the Colgate app is currently in beta testing, with a handful of people testing it out in order to get the kinks smoothed out. Continue reading Colgate University App

The Samsung Chromebook

The New Netbook, But Still a Netbook

Android powers about 80% of the world’s smartphones and 50% of US smartphones. Google Search, Google Play, YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail are the second through sixth top smartphone apps. Google Chrome is the top web browser worldwide, accounting for about 40% of web traffic. Google doesn’t just want Chrome to be your web browser of choice; it wants to be your hub for productivity, entertainment, reading, browsing. Continue reading The Samsung Chromebook

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

What the Surface Should Have Been

The Helix came out at an unfortunate time. With Intel’s new line of battery sipping Haswell processors powering the new Windows 8.1 devices, the Helix’s Clovertrail processor may seem a little outdated. Can Lenovo’s 4-mode tablet still hold it’s own? Find out after the break. Continue reading Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

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