Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Invite-only social media site Ello an uninspired recycling bin for other networking sites

By Troy Kowalchuk

October 26, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Scrolling Headlines, Technology

If Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Vine, Instagram and any of the countless other social media websites are not enough for you, there is a new social media website that could be the next big thing: Ello. Probably not, however, as staring...

Duolingo makes learning a language easier

By Troy Kowalchuk

October 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology, Words

Being bilingual is an important and necessary skill. It lets you break down barriers, discover a new culture, allows you to make new friends and could be the deciding factor in getting a job. Having the ability to speak more than...

The Phablet continues to grow and maintain popularity

By Emma Sandler

October 19, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology

If there is one thing in the tech world that is cyclical, it is big cell phones. Since the introduction of the HTC Advantage and Apple iPhone in 2007, with five and 3.5-inch diagonal screens, respectively, the screen size has...

‘Destiny’ videogame does not reach potential

By Alessandro Arena-DeRosa

September 21, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology, Video Games

Bungie and Activison, the companies who brought you Halo and Call of Duty, released the first game in what they’re claiming to be a genre-defining new franchise for the Xbox and PlayStation gaming systems. On Sept. 9, “Destiny”...

Final Fantasy XIV turns one this month: a look back on a realm reborn

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

September 2, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Technology, Video Games

On August 27, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (FFXIV) celebrated its first anniversary, now boasting over 2.3 million monthly subscribers. It’s become hard to remember that...