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Mace & Crown | March 2, 2015

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Technology &Gaming Archives * Mace & Crown

FAA Opens Door For More Drones

February 28, 2015 |

By Ross Reelachart Contributing Writer On Feb.15, the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled their proposed framework of rules and regulations regarding small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which are commonly referred to as “drones” in the general public. The hope of these proposed regulations is that they will provide enough flexibility and leniency to allow average commercial […]Read More

Net Neutrality Widens Internet Doors

February 28, 2015 |

By Josh Whitener Assistant News Editor In a three to two vote, the Federal Communications Commission voted on a proposal Feb. 26th denying restrictions and creating the strongest open Internet laws by passing the “net neutrality” plan. The proposed rules prohibit Internet providers from limiting online trafficking or holding superiority over sites in exchange for fees. […]Read More

A Computer Science Maven

February 27, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell Technology Editor A desk clear of any clutter, marred only by the presence of a couple papers. Chairs set neatly in front of that desk. Two computer screens lit up in the background top off the office of Dr. Michele Weigle. It’s hard to understand what a neat desk has to do […]Read More

The TVs are Listening

February 21, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell Technology Editor This past week’s snow was the perfect time for students and their families to snuggle in on the sofa and bond over television. Freed from the insanity of school and work, they could finally enjoy that nice Samsung Smart TV that Santa dropped off for Christmas. What could possibly ruin […]Read More

Internet Archive Brings back Thousands of Old Games

February 13, 2015 |

By Ross Reelachart Contributing Writer has tapped into the vast body of nostalgic titles to bring long forgotten and pioneering games to a web browser near you. When it comes to preserving our shared history, software is often one of the first the things to be left out of the archives. Just as computers […]Read More

Letter From The Technology Editor

February 13, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell Technology Editor Here at the Mace & Crown, we pride ourselves on bringing quality news stories to our readership. While our primary focus is, and has always been, the activities and events that involve the ODU community at large, sometimes our stories do stray away. This has been the case much of […]Read More

New Federal Agency to Tackle Cyber Threats

February 13, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell Technology Editor The White House announced on Tuesday, Feb 10, its plans to create a new executive department tasked with tackling the risking cyberterrorism threat faced by the nation. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will have the primary task of centralizing all the intelligence that deals with cyber threats and will […]Read More

“Battlefield: Hardline” inches closer to completion with newest beta test

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By Carlito Ricafort Staff Writer Downtown Los Angeles- the streets are void of all civilian life. In it’s place is a skirmish between the L.A.P.D. and numerous bank robbers. A few years ago, this kind of setting would have been associated with the popular co-op game, “Payday 2”. Electronic Arts (EA) aims to change that […]Read More

Moving Forward: Sony Sells MMO Division

February 6, 2015 |

By Carlos Ricafort Staff Writer “Everquest.” For many gamers, that may ring a bell. “Everquest” was a well-renowned MMO released in the late 1990s well before the rise of “World of Warcraft”. Behind it was Sony Online Entertainment, a division of Sony established to produce subscription-based MMO games for the company. In a move that […]Read More

This iPhone isn’t for the Average College Student

February 6, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell Technology Editor Are there any avid iPhone fans who need to upgrade to the latest device whenever possible? Do any of those fans also happen to have a fetish for 24-karat gold, rose gold or platinum? How about the desire for just the right gift to make the Chinese New Year a little […]Read More

Reacting to the Sony Hack

January 31, 2015 |

By: Eric Barnett Contributing Writer With the war on terror still continuing today, there is another form of terrorism that is less tangible to fight: cyberterrorism. Cyberterrorists don’t always have a set plan on what or where they will attack and they can create chaos for anyone they target. Sony Pictures Entertainment was recently a victim of […]Read More

New Device Allows Police to “See” Through Walls

January 31, 2015 |

By: Rashad McDowell Technology Editor Criminals beware. There exists a device that allows police to “see” through walls. Taking advantage of radio waves, the Range-R motion detector has an effective range of up to 50 feet and has been in use by at least 50 law enforcement agencies. The device is rather simple, needing only […]Read More

Pokken Announcement Has Pokemon Fans in a Frenzy

January 30, 2015 |

By: Robert Williams Contributing Writer Every Pokémon lover wants to be the best, like no one ever was. To catch and train the perfect team with which to dominate the competition in turn based combat.  What if there was a way to actually fight as your favorite Pokémon in a Tekken tournament style combat? The […]Read More