November 27, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass tight end Jean Sifrin mulls future, potential NFL career -

Thursday, November 27, 2014

UMass basketball trounces Northeastern 79-54 -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Students and staff discuss racial and social inequality following Ferguson decision -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UMass hockey falls to Vermont, 3-1 -

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No indictment for Ferguson cop -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chancellor addresses campus regarding grand jury decision in death of Michael Brown -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Northern Illinois hangs on against Ohio, Hunt carries Toledo to victory -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SGA passes 10 motions at meeting Monday night -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Students and UMPD work together during the annual ‘Walk for Light’ -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘Conscious Consumer’ talk promotes business sustainability -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass hockey looks to rebound against Vermont following Saturday’s blowout at home -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass women’s soccer’s Sverrisdóttir balances a soccer career between two different countries -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘First Demo’ provides a fascinating glimpse of Fugazi in its infancy -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My mental illness does define me (to an extent) -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to master multitasking -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

One Direction hints at newfound sophistication on ‘Four’ -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TV on the Radio sounds rejuvenated on ‘Seeds’ -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass men’s club soccer fundraises its way to Memphis -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

UMass hockey takes accountability and seeks redemption against Vermont on Tuesday -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Large group of males tries to forcibly enter a Hobart apartment over the weekend -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Whistl app and phone case created to fight sexual assault

(LifeShel)

The fight against sexual assault inspired a creation team for the phone case and app Whistl.

The Phablet continues to grow and maintain popularity

Larger cell phones continue to grow and maintain popularity due to certain purchasing decisions.

The best Lenovo laptops for college students

(LoKan Sardari/Daily Collegian)

Lenovo has made laptops for every kind of user, ranging from its ThinkPad to IdeaPad lines.

Drone technology making its mark in entertainment

(Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

Major entertainment companies such as Disney and Cirque de Soleil have expressed interest in using drone technology for its shows and events.

Apple, Google and the looming war over data security: Whatever happens, we win

(John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Johnny McCabe examines the developing rivalry between Apple and Google over user privacy, and concludes that greater security in future products will be beneficial for the consumers.

Wearable tech the latest fashion trend

JR Curley uses his Google Glass at the Manhattan Beach Pier, Calif., April 3, 2014. For all the controversy Glass has generated for its ability to take pictures or film video with simple gesture or voice command, Curley says the attention Glass gets on the streets of Los Angeles has been very positive. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Technology-inspired fashion becomes latest trend with consumers.

Our plugged in world

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Karen Podorefsky comments on the how the current generation’s use of technology is impacting the way people view relationships and the world around them.

Advertising is all around us, with the help of Big Brother’s data

(Jessica Tezak/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Maral Margossian warns us of the bombardment of invasive, personalized advertisements that the average person deals with on a daily basis.

Apple prepares to unveil iPhone 6

The iPhone (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/MCT).

A slew of new products are on the way, including the highly anticipated iPhone 6, iOS 8 and the iPhone Air.

Apps everyone should have on their phone

Eddie Hull uses his phone while students vote on whether to stay or go during a student protest on Feb. 24, 2012. (Collegian File Photo)

Stay entertained and productive on your phone with these tools.

Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaks at UMass

Conor Snell/Daily Collegian

Online entrepreneur offers insight to students about entrepreneurship

Snowy weather leads to poor turnout at Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive

Shelby Ashline/Daily Collegian

Students, faculty and the public had the opportunity to test-drive electric vehicles on Tuesday, and the University celebrated the installation of a new charging station on campus.

Light at night ends in sleepless plight

LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group/MCT

Karen Podorefsky describes the effect that exposure to light just before we sleep has on our circadian rhythm.

How to create your best LinkedIn account

Here are some tips for creating a presentable LinkedIn account.

Deconstructing the Consumer Electronics Show: The tone of tech in 2014

David Berkowitz/flickr

The Consumer Electronics Show brought the usual exciting exuberance that descends upon Las Vegas each year.

Five College researchers work on finding life on the Red Planet

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Jim Holden is one of multiple professors in the Five Colleges to try to discover the mysteries of Mars.

Ten friends we all have on Facebook

Elvert Barnes/Flickr

Newsfeed nuisances and social media stereotypes, detailed by Steffi Porter.

The value of a pause

sean_hickin/Flickr

Maral Margossian illustrates our “lives of quiet desperation” and our resulting need for a calmer schedule.

Pokemon ‘X’ and ‘Y’ present a move forward for series

New features stun, but the storyline is still lacking.

iStudiez Pro essential productivity app for students

Elise Martorano reviews the smartphone and laptop application.

Taking an interest in Pinterest

Confused about Pintrest? Rachel Arlin explains how the popular social media site may improve your life.

Ten tips for making the most out of LinkedIn

Learn how to make the most of the social network LinkedIn.

Decoding ‘text-iquette’

Without face-to-face contact, facial expressions or vocal cues, emotions can be difficult to read through text.

New handheld Nintendo device to be released in October

Nintendo will be releasing a downgrade from its current line of DS products Oct. 12 with the new 2DS.

UMass graduate wins food science competition

A food science technology graduate from UMass won first place in a research competition by discovering a faster method to detect pesticide residue.

UMass awarded $95 million Life Sciences Grant

UMass will receive $95 million from Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to fund life sciences projects and research.

Is technology ruining relationships? – Part IV

Collegian blogger Kate Casler ends her technology and relationships series with a look into the online dating world.

Is technology ruining relationships? – Part III

Collegian blogger Kate Casler continues her research into the effect that technology has on the modern day dating world.

Don’t give us the “piecemeal,” give us the whole thing

Nathan Fatal lays out the argument why the approach of the new STEM Jobs Act is too roundabout and a more direct reform should be implemented.

Take a break from technology

Sometimes it takes something as big as Hurricane Sandy to encourage people to take a step back from technology and realize what matters.

In a world ruled by technology…

Collegian columnist Tim Drugan-Eppich discusses students’ reliance on technology.

Rock’em Sock’em Army

Collegian columnist Matthew Lowe wants to know why technological advances haven’t reached the military.

New technology helps to track tornados

David McLaughlin, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, spoke Wednesday about a new radar system that can pick up more direct and accurate information on hazardous weather.

Three-dimensionally printing the future

Collegian columnist Taylor Schlacter examines three-dimensional printing techniques as a method of printing away our woes.

Never Truly Unplugged

Collegian columnist Cassie Jeon explores the procrastinatory implications of living in such a hyper-connected world.

iPhones: The Magic (Multi) Touch

Collegian science blogger Eliza Mitchell explores the science behind the iPhone touchscreen.

Trading four-leaf clovers for iPhones

Seeing the younger generation already dependent on technology has left Nick Bush to wonder about the effects it has on development.

UMass Professor works on technology to help the blind

Professor Aura Ganz is working on PERCEPT, a new technology to help the visually impaired navigate their way through unfamiliar buildings.

Study examines social media’s impact on student mental health, interpersonal activity

A new study conducted by the Associated Press and MTVU examined how the volume of usage of social media sites by students impacts their mental health.

Data suggests that college students are getting lazy

Over the past four decades the average study time has declined 40 percent for the average college student. Lucia Panasci investigates the reasons behind this statistic.

An amazing device

Collegian columnist Eli Gottleib bought an Amazon Kindle recently and has found it to be wonderful. Plus, in case of apocalypse it can restore civilization.

Technologies impact on learning

With the change from a people oriented society to one with a reliance on technology, we must ask ourselves, what have we gained?

Pacemakers secured

Future recipients of the newest line of implanted medical devices may share a common enemy with the computer in front of them: Internet hackers. In the United States alone, there are more then 2.5 million Implanted Medical Devices (IMDs), including pacemakers, defibrillators, and insulin pumps.