Google's Chromebook Review

The world of laptops is drastically changing. Since the inception and subsequent success of Apple’s iPad, companies like Samsung, HP, Dell, Toshiba, and Microsoft have been scrambling to create ‘The Next Big Thing’ in mobile computing technology. Android, Windows, Blackberry, and Kindle have all been competing tooth and nail for large chunks of the Tablet market for several years, without … Continued

Keep Calm and Game On

  With so many multiplayer games out there today, it can be frustrating when you feel like a gaming community or the other players are what dictate whether or not you have a good time. The enjoyment of having a good game outweighs the frustration, disappointment, and frequent verbal abuse that go along with losing often. But when do you … Continued

The Alcubierre Drive: Make It So

On November 26, 2012, io9’s George Dvorsky interviewed NASA physicist Dr. Harold White about an exciting new development in interstellar transportation: a feasible design for a warp drive that can travel across vast distances faster than the speed of light thanks to a convenient loophole in general relativity. By contracting space-time in front of a spacecraft and expanding space-time behind … Continued

Dual Booting: One Mac to Rule Them All?

Having a computer is a wonderful privilege, but one of the most frustrating parts of tech ownership can be software incompatibility. Whether you run Mac, Windows, or Linux on your computer, you are bound to run into a compatibility roadblock at some point. According to Myce, 27% of computer-owning college students owned a Mac in 2010, and while this number … Continued

Application Alternatives on a Shoestring Budget

Like many of my collegiate peers, I use a few high-end softwares and computer applications for my academic work that my budget cannot support. After finding myself with a growing need for expensive applications like Photoshop, InDesign, or even Microsoft Office and an empty pocket to procure them, it was time to find cheap, legal replacements and stand-ins for core … Continued

Crash Course World History

Crash Course World History was the first series released on the YouTube channel called “Crash Course,” started by John Green and his brother, Hank, also known as the vlogbrothers for their other video blog work. The channel was part of the YouTube Original Channel initiative aimed at bringing new and original content to YouTube. While the history of the world … Continued

DropBox, Grab Anywhere File Storage

More often than not, college students use some form of technology to complete homework assignments. In fact, 75% of college students have said that they can’t study without it. With all the various electronic tools readily available, it can be difficult to keep track of files between multiple personal gadgets like as flash drives, tablets, laptops, smart phones, etc. I can’t count how many times I have spent the night … Continued

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Do You Kiss Your Motherboard With That Mouth!?

Computer technology pioneer Alan Turing considered the mark of true artificial intelligence to be the ability of a machine to have a conversation that accurately mimics human communication. Common speech is full of complexity that we hardly notice because it has been “programmed” into us since the day we were born. To us, slang, profanity, and idioms come as second … Continued

2013: A Turning Point in Linux History?

With the release (and clearly controversial response) to Microsoft’s newest Windows 8 desktop platform, and Apple’s recent stock drop since last September, one might be inclined to think that this could finally be the year where Linux has a legitimate chance to wedge itself into the 21st century marketplace. For those of you who don’t know (or don’t care) what Linux is, you should. … Continued

Notetaking Without a Notebook

For some of us, acquiring a new gadget is common practice, and for others it’s a rare delight. Over the past winter break I was lucky enough to receive a shiny new iPad Mini. Being a science student at Evergreen, I’m required to posses a fair level of organization and information retention. I hoped that being able to take notes in a digital fashion … Continued