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Mace & Crown | February 21, 2018

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Technology Archives * Page 15 of 18 * Mace & Crown

“Far Cry 4”: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

November 21, 2014 |

Ubisoft’s “Far Cry 4” is an open world, first-person shooter set in the fictional nation of Kyrat, located somewhere in the Himalayas. The story follows Ajay Ghale, a young man whose mother fled Kyrat with him when he was just … Read More

The Gaming Hub: “An interdisciplinary initiative for social change”

November 21, 2014 |

Gaming in the classroom is coming this spring semester with Old Dominion University’s newest interdisciplinary program, the Gaming Hub.  Students will learn how to construct, design, and market contracted games to discover how games can improve our lives and have real world … Read More

Forget Big Brother, Your Neighbor Might Be Watching

November 19, 2014 |

The peculiar site has over 73,000 security camera feeds and not a single one belongs to the website itself. That’s because all those camera feeds belong to people and businesses around the world who still use default passwords such … Read More

Parkupine takes the sting out of parking in Norfolk

November 19, 2014 |

Searching for parking has been a thorn in the average commuter’s side for years. Few things are more infuriating on a Monday morning than weaving through all five levels of the North Constant parking garage in search of a parking … Read More

Hottest video game bundles for the holiday season

November 19, 2014 |

Looking for a gift for someone who loves video games this holiday season, or trying to find good deals on video games just for yourself? With Cyber Monday and Black Friday coming up, there are multiple bundle sales going on … Read More

Mario Kart 8 DLC is gr8

November 15, 2014 |

The downloadable content for “Mario Kart 8” finally released on Thursday, adding eight tracks to race on, four vehicles and three characters all from iconic series ranging from “F Zero” to “The Legend of Zelda.”

The tracks are split into two cups, … Read More

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 doubles down on the scares

November 15, 2014 |

The sudden release of “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2” on Thursday caught the indie gaming scene by surprise. The game was scheduled for release at the end of the year, but its creator decided there was no point in waiting around … Read More

Get from D.C. to New York in an hour by Maglev

November 12, 2014 |

Image Credit: Yosemite |

Imagine zooming along in a train suspended just above the tracks by incredibly strong magnets exceeding speeds of just over 300 mph. The D.C.-based company The Northeast Maglev is looking to make just such science fiction a … Read More

Seagate Kinetic Drive drops middle men out of the storage game

November 12, 2014 |

Storage servers have met their match. Hard drive manufacturer Seagate Technology released the new, innovative Kinetic Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and the open-source Kinetic platform on Nov. 3.

The innovation behind the Kinetic HDD and platform lies in the multi-faceted approach … Read More

Joystiq introduces charity-based “Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle”

November 12, 2014 |

The popularity of indie games and studios like Mojang, Twisted Pixel and Thatgamecompany has not gone unnoticed by Joystiq, who in late October introduced the “Name Your Own Price Game Design” bundle on their website.

Anyone who purchases this bundle can … Read More

Obama Weighs in on Net Neutrality

November 11, 2014 |

Image credit: Pete Souza,

President Obama has chosen a side in the net neutrality debate by urging the FCC to impose stricter regulations on Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In a video message to the Commission, the President decried the potential for ISPs … Read More

Nintendo reveals Majora’s Mask 3D and details upcoming games in Nintendo Direct

November 6, 2014 |

Nintendo held their first non-game specific direct since E3 yesterday and they started it big with a trailer announcing that the cult classic “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask” will be receiving a 3D remake for the 3DS.

Many fans had … Read More

Vote for books to be published with Kindle Scout

November 5, 2014 |

On Oct. 27, Amazon launched its new Kindle Scout program, a crowd-sourced book publishing service.

Books are uploaded to the Scout program by the author with a cover, description and preview that are all publicly viewable. From there, readers will nominate … Read More

Games to scare your pants off – Staff edition

October 29, 2014 |

By The Mace and Crown Technology Section Staff


Whether it’s headcrabs, the infected, necromorphs or creepers, everyone has that computer generated ghoulie that makes their hair stand on end.  Just the sound of them approaching makes you breathe faster and hug … Read More

London Calling: A Recap of TechCrunch Disrupt London 2014

October 29, 2014 |


By Victoria Wood Staff Writer


TechCrunch’s highly anticipated technology conference, Disrupt Europe 2014 wrapped up on Oct. 21 in London. From the Hackathon held before the event to the usual excitement surrounding the Startup Battlefield, the London Disrupt conference was a … Read More

Games to code by

October 29, 2014 |

By Seann Barbour Staff Writer


In recent years, coding has become a coveted skill, as more and more services move to a digital environment.

Professors preach its’ clout on an aspiring employee’s resume, and the number of books and websites on the … Read More