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Mace & Crown | April 26, 2017

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Gadgets Archives * Mace & Crown

DIY Computer: An Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

April 19, 2017 |

Alex Beschler | Contributing Writer

The Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a credit card, featuring a wireless card and the ability to connect to devices via Bluetooth. In addition, it has a massive array of physical connections that … Read More

Samsung Galaxy S8 Details Leaked

March 24, 2017 |

Audra Reigle | Assistant Technology Editor

After last year’s exploding phones, Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 phones are the company’s hope to come back from those issues. However, it doesn’t seem like the company will be able to get away from people … 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

CES 2017 Round-Up

January 19, 2017 |

Audra Reigle Assistant Technology Editor

A new year brings on a whole world of new technology. The Consumer Electronics Show, which was held Jan. 3-8 in Las Vegas, brought many tech companies together to display the latest technological innovations. From kid-friendly technology … Read More

Apple Unveils New Macbook Pro

November 12, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Staff Writer

Apple has recently unveiled their new Macbook Pro at their fall event. A press release from the company says the Macbook Pro will have a variety of new features including a Touch Bar, Touch ID, larger touchpads … Read More

The ROBORanger: An Instant Response to Crime

October 27, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

ROBOCOPP, a San Fransico-based company that released a personal alarm device last year, has announced their next product, the “ROBORanger.” As an upgrade to the original Sound Grenade alarm, the ROBORanger is “a revolutionary way … Read More

The Short, Unfortunate Life of the Galaxy Note 7

October 12, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

As of Oct. 11, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 line of smart devices officially shut down. When it was first released in August, it seemed to be merely another smart phone upgrade for consumers. However, over the course of … Read More

Google Unveils “Pixel” Phones and More

October 12, 2016 |

Matthew Theis Contributing Writer

Google, a company known primarily for its search engine and software, recently held a press conference in San Francisco unveiling its new hardware products. After a brief introductory skit reminiscent of the “Silicon Valley” TV show, most … Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recalled Due to Risk of Exploding

September 15, 2016 |

Lyric Jones

Contributing Writer

Samsung’s newly released Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has experienced a rash of bursting into flames or exploding, which has elicited action from Samsung. Specifically, the battery of the new Note 7 is at risk of exploding. A Jeep … Read More

Pokémon GO Catches Success

July 13, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

“Pokémon GO,” the mobile game app released in beta on July 6, in less than a week has taken the world by storm. Developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, “Pokémon GO” is a mobile game … Read More

Five Gadgets Every College Student Should Have This Summer

June 26, 2016 |

Audra Reigle Staff Writer

Summer has arrived, and for most college students, it’s time to kick back. With no classes, students can go out, relax and have some fun! Below are five types of gadgets college students should have this summer.

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Deterring Campus Violence with the ROBOCOPP Sound Grenade

April 19, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The widespread problem of campus sexual assaults and campus violence is one with no single solution and requires a change in the foundational perception of campus violence. In the meantime, a myriad of personal safety devices have … Read More

ODU VEXU Robotics Club: From Scrap to Champions

April 8, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

When Richard Stinson and Daquan Styles rebuilt the ODU Robotics team back in 2013, they had little idea just how far they would go on their shared interest in robots and engineering.

Stinson, a mechanical engineering major, … Read More

Welcome Home Jibo; The First Social, At-Home Robot

February 23, 2016 |

Morgan Englehardt Contributing Writer

From Siri to Cortana, artificial intelligence has become an important part of our lives. Now, Dr. Cynthia Breazeal wants to welcome the first home robot named Jibo who can socially interact with its owner. Dr. Breazeal started a fundraiser for … Read More

Technology Being Implemented at Restaurants Nationwide

November 19, 2015 |

Audra Reigle Contributing Writer

Technology is changing the way people go out to eat. Some restaurants are providing customers with the option to use touchscreen tablets to complete their food orders and payments electronically. 

Chili’s is one of the chains that has started … Read More

Scaring and Caring with Society for Modeling and Simulation International

November 5, 2015 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The excitement centered around virtual reality, especially the Oculus Rift, can only reach a certain level before it needs to be experienced firsthand. Thanks to the Society for Modeling and … Read More