January 29, 2015

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass encourages responsible celebrating, modifies guest policy ahead of Super Bowl -

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UMass basketball returns home to Mullins Center with matchup against Dayton -

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Microsoft introduces Windows 10, Codename Spartan and the HoloLens -

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Cheap gas, a speed bump for the planet -

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Friday night a chance at redemption for UMass hockey -

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Beautiful focuses on body image and loving oneself -

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Minutewomen set to redeem themselves against the Bonnies -

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UMass basketball seeks more consistency out of its veterans -

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UMass hockey hopes to ride momentum into Friday’s matchup against Boston University -

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Tips for maintain and transitioning to a healthier lifestyle -

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MASSPIRG urges McDonalds to stop purchasing meat raised with antibiotics -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How to avoid, treat and prevent Computer Vision Syndrome as a college student -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Obama and Modi strengthen ties between U.S. and India -

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UMass receives research honor from the Carnegie Foundation -

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Björk gets personal on breakup album, ‘Vulnicura’ -

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Islamophobia is a form of racism that needs to be stopped -

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UMass Dining nominated for Seafood Champion Award -

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Why UMass basketball isn’t a good brand of basketball -

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

BLOG: Joseph Widmar commits to UMass hockey -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BLOG: New York Jets name Marcel Shipp new running backs coach -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Microsoft introduces Windows 10, Codename Spartan and the HoloLens

(Microsoft)

The company looks to make an augmented, holographic future our reality.

How to avoid, treat and prevent Computer Vision Syndrome as a college student

(Collegian File Photo)

Excessive exposure to technology could be having a negative effect on your eyes.

Send cash to friends over Snapchat with Snapcash

(Gadgets Informer/Flickr)

A partnership with Square allows social sharing of more than just pictures for certain Snapchat users.

Breaking down CES: The big-picture for tech in 2015

(Kate Ter Haar/Flickr)

2015 has the potential to mark major advances in technology.

Body cameras for cops are a no brainer after Ferguson

(Doug Kapustin/Baltimore Sun/MCT)

Johnny McCabe argues that on-body cameras for police provide an evidence-based solution to cases with contradictory witness testimony and subjectivity.

eSports: A new kind of sport

(Andrew Rush/ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Julian del Prado articulate why eSports should be considered a sport and reveals its surprising popularity.

Grant of $4.1 million to allow research into different options.

(Collegian file photo)

UMass looks for alternatives to small water system treatments with $4.1 million grant

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.