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Technology Archives * Page 17 of 19 * Mace and Crown

First Look: HTC’s enters photo/video market with “Double Exposure” event

October 9, 2014 |

HTC’s announced its newest line of devices at its “Double Exposure” press conference on Oct. 8.  Yes, devices, not just smartphones. The small, Taiwan-based company unveiled the HTC Desire Eye and the HTC Re, emphasizing their respective camera performance.

The Eye … Read More

“Persona 4 Arena Ultimax” review

October 8, 2014 |

“Persona 4 Arena Ultimax,” the sequel to Atlus and Arc System Works’ “Persona 4 Arena,” is finally here and it is a vast improvement from its predecessor – full of tweaks, new additions and tons of fan service for the … Read More

It’s not me, it’s you: How to break up and move on from an old laptop

October 8, 2014 |

Whether they’re used for keeping in touch, passing the time or working on homework, lap tops have become part of our daily experience. Since we depend on them for so much, dealing with a laptop that has past its prime … Read More

Games to scare your pants off: Zombie Edition

October 8, 2014 |

In celebration of Halloween, the Mace and Crown technology section will be featuring a new horror-themed game list each week.

First up, a spooky staple: zombies.

Whether they are shambling, moaning corpses or freakishly fast monstrosities, zombies have appeared as the villains … Read More

Interactive and Networking Opportunities for ODU women in STEM

October 8, 2014 |

The Women’s Center held the “Networking for Women in STEM” event on Sept 30. The event offered women with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors the opportunity to network with faculty, on-campus organizations and other women with similar majors … Read More

Bungie balances botched booty system

October 7, 2014 |

Imagine a desolate future: Our galaxy has been attacked by an alien force known as the Darkness, and it’s up to protectors called the Guardians to travel to other planets to defeat them.

But instead of doing that, dozens of Guardians … Read More

Steam updated for its 100 million users

October 1, 2014 |

Steam announced its latest milestone on Sept. 22, having surpassed 100 million active users.  Valve announced this on their official website along with the fact that “in the past nine months, over 1,300 new titles have been added to Steam.”

To … Read More

HTC and Google partner up for the Nexus 9 tablet

October 1, 2014 | 1

It looks like HTC has learned to never say never when it comes to tablets. NVidia blew the lid on Google’s latest secrets last week surrounding HTC’s involvement on the Nexus 9.

HTC’s previous attempts into the tablet market, the Flyer … Read More

PlayStation TV proves Sony’s not satisfied with just games

October 1, 2014 |

Sony is setting up for a global release of PlayStation TV, a device similar to Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV. The device has been available in Asian markets for almost a year now under the name PlayStation Vita TV.

Well … Read More

What you may have missed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show

September 25, 2014 |

The Tokyo Game Show 2014 has finally closed its doors this past weekend, and Japanese developers left their fans with a lengthy list of titles to anticipate in the upcoming months.

Square Enix’s recently announced port of the Japan only JRPG … Read More

Oculus connect: Virtual reality is coming

September 25, 2014 |

From the cyberspace of William Gibson’s novels to the existential trap depicted in “The Matrix,” virtual reality has a long history in science fiction. While attempts at virtual reality have been made before, none have quite met with the success … Read More

Microsoft purchases Minecraft

September 24, 2014 |

“Yes the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft,” read a post by Mojang’s Chief Word Officer, Owen Hill, on the company’s website the morning of Sept 15.

News of Microsoft’s $2.5 billion acquisition of the Sweden-based studio famous … Read More

ODU Gamers Locked-In for Charity

September 24, 2014 |

Virginia House experienced a 24-hour gamer lock-in on Sept. 19 and 20 when the Video Game Design and Development Club and the Street Fighter Association hosted a daylong session of gaming for their Extra Life charity.

Participants brought their own systems … Read More

Your data is the government’s data

September 24, 2014 |

Governments around the world are increasingly demanding their citizens’ data, or rather the user data stored by companies such as Yahoo and Google. These demands have been justified under the veil of national security, tied to the NSA surveillance program … Read More

Whirr comes to Virginia

September 24, 2014 |

What? What’d you say? Sorry, I couldn’t hear you that well.

The Whirr show was louder than I had anticipated. My ears were ringing and my head was spinning afterwards.

When I tell you it … Read More

Watch out for Apple’s Latest Peripheral

September 17, 2014 |

Apple CEO Tim Cook elated fans when he stole a line from Steve Jobs’ own book and announced he had “one more thing” to show the audience at Apple’s keynote on Sept. 9 before unveiling the Apple Watch.

Three versions of … Read More