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Mace & Crown | December 14, 2017

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Posts ByRoss Reelachart, Author at Mace & Crown * Page 2 of 9

The Rise of the Cyber Arms Race

March 24, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Assistant Technology Editor

Every day, we are putting our personal information out on the internet. We’re sharing our selfies on Facebook and Instagram, we’re tweeting about our days and we’re using the internet to buy what we want … Read More

PAX East Brings Gamers the Latest in the Industry

March 22, 2017 |

Brooke Nicole | Contributing Writer

One of gaming’s biggest and innovative technology conventions in the nation was recently held in Boston over the weekend of March 10-12. The convention, which is an east coast offshoot of the Seattle-based convention PAX West, … Read More

The Question of Filming the Police

March 16, 2017 |

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Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

To film or not to film? That is the question citizens and lawmakers alike find themselves asking when it comes to matters surrounding law enforcement.

In Sept. 2015, Phillip Turner was arrested for failing … Read More

Lotsa App Brings Big New Update to ODU

March 15, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

If you’re active on the ODU campus and on social media, there’s a chance that you have encountered the new mobile app Lotsa. Created by friends Leopold Joy and Sasha Rudolf, Lotsa is the social media app … Read More

Uber: Too Popular Too Fast?

March 15, 2017 |

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Brooke Nicholson Contributing Writer

Uber, the app that absolutely revolutionized the way everyday people hail a quick ride faster than ever, has been crowned as the most profitable startup in the modern world. What seemed as an advancement in … Read More

Tinder Alternatives for the Discerning Dater

February 23, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

It’s time to swipe left on Tinder. A new dating app has come onto the scene, and it’s more than just swiping left or right to find your match.

Hotline is a new dating app that requires … Read More

PixelFest 2017 Expectations From a 2016 Attendee

February 23, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

PixelFest made its debut last year in the City of Norfolk with over 4,000 attendees. The convention is a free, three-day, family-friendly event held in the Slover Library. There are six floors of video game inspired activities … Read More

Cybersecurity Firm Leaks Hacking Tools, as Apple Warned

February 22, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

When experts say “no, this could be a bad idea,” it may be a good idea to listen to them. This is especially true when not listening could result in something bad happening, or in this … Read More

‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ Serves up Major Changes Following Year 2

February 22, 2017 |

Deck: How continued support can make-up for a rough start

Brooke Nicholson Contributing Writer

“Rainbow Six”, the highly tactical, modern video game franchise following the fictional international counter-terrorist unit, Rainbow, has successfully pumped out 18 games after the initial release of Tom … Read More

YouTube to Kill Unskippable Ads in 2018

February 17, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

In a move that will surely make internet video viewers happy, Google announced that it will end non-skippable 30-second ads in 2018. This was announcement was first made to UK publication Campaign and later confirmed by The … Read More

Valve to Replace ‘Steam Greenlight’ with ‘Steam Direct’

February 16, 2017 |

Nathan Laplante Contributing Writer

Valve Corporation, the company behind the popular online game marketplace “Steam,” has recently revealed that they fully intend to replace their controversial Greenlight program with a new service called “Steam Direct.” The Steam Greenlight Program was launched … Read More

‘Nioh’ Review: A New Take on the Souls Games

February 16, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

Team Ninja, the creators of the “Ninja Gaiden” series, have developed their own take on the “Souls-like” RPG with “Nioh.” Set in the warring states period of Japan, the story revolves around a stone called the Amrita … Read More

Social Media Cracks Down on Fake News

February 10, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

News and social media outlets are cracking down on “fake news” after wide distribution during last year’s presidential election cycle made its dangers apparent. While the U.S. presidential election has passed and President Trump has officially … Read More

Automation and the Future of Jobs

February 10, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

Robots are seemingly taking over the world. Specifically, it can feel like they’re taking over your jobs and job opportunities. Slowly but surely, more companies are bringing on robots to replace humans as employees. Between the … Read More

‘For Honor’ For Sure

February 9, 2017 | 1

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The world of Ubisoft’s upcoming medieval multiplayer hack-and-slash-em-up “For Honor” is one where knights, Vikings and samurai wage war forever in a clash swords, shields and axes. The beta for “For Honor” was opened to the public … Read More

Should You Make the ‘Switch?’

February 3, 2017 |

Daija Marrow Contributing Writer

Nintendo seems to be attempting to keep pace with competitors Sony and Microsoft as they promote their upcoming console, Nintendo Switch. While this platform is more like a modern console than its predecessor, Nintendo is taking risks … Read More