2048. If you have a smartphone, you’ve either heard of this addicting puzzle game or you’re already addicted. This game has so many of my Apple touting friends hooked, trying to get the 2048 and 4096 tiles. However, this free game is a rip-off of Sirvo LLC’s game Threes, which was launched about a month before the release of 2048. Continue reading 2048 is a Broken Game
Pebble Technology brought the smartwatch into prominence back in late 2012 when the company raised over $10 million on the crowdfunding website KickStarter for its Pebble Smartwatch. Looking to stay relevant and on top in the increasingly crowded smartwatch market, Pebble added a new (not that new) watch to their ranks: the Pebble Steel. Does the Steel have what it takes to be the perfect smartwatch? Find out after the break.
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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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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
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
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The Kickstarter Sensation
The Pebble smart watch ($150 to pre-order) garnered about a record-breaking $10.3 million over a year ago on the crowd funding website KickStarter. As the one of the most successful KickStarter campaigns to date, Pebble faced high expectations to live up to. But even with the delays and over a year of waiting, I was ready excited to get this thing on my wrist and see if it lived up to the massive hype. Continue reading Pebble Smart Watch