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Apple’s upgraded policy, products

Apple’s upgraded policy, products

Laine Wherritt

September 15, 2015

Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, along with new payment plans, and the iPad Pro earlier this month. The tech giants announced a new payment plan that will allow customers an affordable way to upgrade devices annually as they are released. By paying 24 monthly installments ranging from...

Tech Tuesday: Return of Guitar Hero

Tech Tuesday: Return of Guitar Hero

Wahid Lodin

April 28, 2015

After five year of being absent from the video game world, the publisher of the critically-acclaimed music game, "Guitar Hero", announced it will be bringing back the hit guitar game. The new entry in the series is called "Guitar Hero Live". However, even with the announcement, Activision Blizzard In...

Tech Tuesday: environmental friendly gadgets

Tech Tuesday: environmental friendly gadgets

Wahid Lodin

April 21, 2015

Over the past few decades the use of high-powered gadgets has shifted to low-powered, energy-efficient devices aimed more towards helping the environment. Today, the "Eco-friendly" fad is becoming the norm and people are trading in their older devices to help preserve the Earth's resources. Many believe...

Tech Tuesday: Cool gadgets for students on a budget

Tech Tuesday: Cool gadgets for students on a budget

Wahid Lodin

April 14, 2015

Wahid Lodin / Contributor As technological capabilities of company's start to expand, the costs of making tech can become cheaper. Five years ago, nobody would've known a touchscreen computer would be less than $100. This list is for students on a budget that want tech on a budget. 1.Google Chromecast   Chromecast is quite possibly the best bang for the buck. At $35 MSRP and the occasional $25 sale this device will turn any TV with an HDMI por...

Tech Tuesday: Rest in peace, Internet Explorer

Tech Tuesday: Rest in peace, Internet Explorer

Wahid Lodin

March 24, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o124I_byEnI Wahid Lodin / Contributor After years of joking about the death of the not-so-legendary Internet Explorer, the moment has finally come. Microsoft announced it will end the era of the famed web browser that started it all. Why now? This is a question...

Tech Tuesday- The Galaxy S6

Tech Tuesday- The Galaxy S6

Wahid Lodin

March 17, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYtWWDor2s Wahid Lodin / Contributor   @CultureClashSUN The new Samsung Galaxy S6 is here after a long wait from Android fans. The reveal has received both positive and negative reception. The Galaxy S6 and newly revealed S6 Edge seem to have taken a few ste...

HBO set to launch streaming service on Apple TV

HBO set to launch streaming service on Apple TV

Wahid Lodin

March 10, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQEhY_MJk9M Wahid Lodin / Contributor HBO announces its new standalone streaming service, HBO Now, which will be available next month. Here is what HBO has revealed so far: · HBO Now will be priced at $14.99 a month, making it $7 more per month than Netflix. ...

Tech Tuesday: Sunset Overdrive Overview

Tech Tuesday: Sunset Overdrive Overview

Wahid Lodin

March 3, 2015

  The Premise Sunset Overdrive provides a unique and refreshing take on the “zombiecalypse” genre. This grind-and-shoot game doesn’t take itself too seriously; in fact, it doesn’t do anything serious at all and it works. Sunset City is plagued with zombies known as “OD” and ...

Tech Tuesday: Removing ratings for video games

Tech Tuesday: Removing ratings for video games

Wahid Lodin

February 24, 2015

The new generation of consoles shed light upon an often-overlooked aspect of the video game industry, review scores. Many hardcore and casual gamers look towards a game’s scores to determine whether a game is worth purchasing the full $65. However, this generation of consoles, as well as PC, games proved that gamers should never rely on review scores to see if a game is for them. Some companies already dropped scores and some, like Eurogamer, are recently doing this. Scores don’t factor everything With the release of disappointing titles such Watch_Dogs or Assassin’s Creed Unity, review scores have no purpose. This is because most game reviewers don’t factor in what was promised from a ...

Tech Tuesday: Don’t waste money buying a new laptop, upgrade your old one

Tech Tuesday: Don’t waste money buying a new laptop, upgrade your old one

Wahid Lodin

February 17, 2015

As laptops grow older they become slower, this isn’t news to anyone. However, most people don’t know it is always cheaper to upgrade your old laptop instead of buying a new one. Upgrading your five-year-old laptop can be easy and a lot more cost efficient than buying a brand new $1000 laptop. Add mo...

Tech Tuesday: Sling TV against other streaming devices

Tech Tuesday: Sling TV against other streaming devices

Wahid Lodin

February 10, 2015

In the last decade, TV watchers witnessed the changing landscape to a digital era. Streaming services such as Netflix became a game changer and ushered in a new form of TV and movie entertainment. Cord cutting took effect and the fall of cable began. One would think that today’s streaming services...

Tech Tuesday: Amazon Fire Phone, all hype but no fire

Tech Tuesday: Amazon Fire Phone, all hype but no fire

Wahid Lodin

February 3, 2015

  Last June, Amazon revealed its new smartphone, the Amazon Fire Phone. The business giant promised a revolutionary phone with new features never seen before. Six months later the Fire Phone did not sell the way Amazon expected. What went wrong? The Gimmick Amazon shed light upon a ...

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