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Technology Archives * Page 16 of 19 * Mace and Crown

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

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review

October 29, 2014 |

By Robert Williams Contributing Writer

“Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor” is an action role playing game for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One and 350, and PC set in the universe of “Lord of the Rings.” This game mixes “Assassin Creed” … Read More

Time to ditch those wallets, Apple Pay has finally arrived

October 28, 2014 |

By Victoria Wood Staff Writer

During the Sept. 9 launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple discussed plans for a refreshed approach to near field communication (NFC) payment, Apple Pay.  As of the app’s debut on Oct. 22, … Read More

Because Race Car

October 22, 2014 | 5

What drives the ODU Society of Automotive Engineers

Members of Old Dominion University’s Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, participate in yearly competitions where they are responsible for building, testing, and fine tuning a kit car from the ground up. ODU … Read More

Games to scare your pants off

October 22, 2014 |

Five affordable horror games


We all love a good horror game, but unfortunately often our wallets often cannot accommodate this love. Luckily, the internet is rife with affordable games filled with fear.

5. “Don’t Get Spooked”

Created by Jonathan Wojcik of Bogleech fame, … Read More

Have fun ending friendships with “Super Smash Bros. 3DS”

October 15, 2014 |

Nintendo’s decision to release the newest “Super Smash Bros.” game on the Nintendo 3DS struck me as weird and a little cautious. But I can reassure you that after putting countless hours into this game, it surely plays just like … Read More

The sound of silence: Intel’s response to Gamergate

October 15, 2014 |

Industry giant Intel came under fire from #Gamergate supporters recently for their latest ad campaign on gaming website Gamasutra. After receiving complaints from #Gamergate members for involving themselves with Gamasutra, Intel pulled them from the market. The issue with advertising … Read More

Tidewater Comicon: The big nerd party of acceptance!

October 15, 2014 |

On Oct. 18, all of Hampton Roads nerdom will meet for the first fall Tidewater Comicon at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Tickets start as low as $10.

With games, contests and guests galore, there is a lot to be explored. … Read More

Games to scare your pants off: Paranormal edition

October 15, 2014 |

Celebrating week two of our Gaming Spooktober, here are five paranormal games that will surely spook you out of your seat!

1. Paranormal

Imagine being trapped in your house every day, and that house just happens to be haunted. Next, imagine a … Read More