In an era where technology has picked up speed and maintained momentum thus far, it’s easy to feel like you aren’t in control. Knowing that by using apps and websites you are essentially giving up personal information and forsaking your privacy, people can perceive themselves as simply data points for tech companies. However, it’s imperative […]

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Everything important in life, I learned from “Animal Crossing.” If you are unfamiliar with the establishment, it’s basically a game about life where you have your own character, house, town and independence. Between the series’ four main games (“Animal Crossing,” “Animal Crossing: Wild World,” “Animal Crossing: City Folk” and “Animal Crossing: New Leaf”), the franchise […]

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When most people think of video games, usually what comes to mind are games like “Call of Duty” and “Halo,” very fun first-person shooters where you can just turn off your brain and play. While, in the past, puzzle games and shooters dominated the gaming landscape, today, with easily accessible game creation programs like “Unity” […]

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When I first came to the United States, during freshman orientation, several people were surprised to learn that I’m trilingual. I’m fluent in English (of course) and Hindi, the national (though not official) language of India. Additionally, my mother tongue is Marathi, the primary language in the state of Maharashtra. Although I was born in […]

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For the purposes of this blog, I’m going to rewind back to January of this year, when I’d just landed at Heathrow Airport for my study abroad semester in London. Prior to the flight, I had looked up ways to get to my home for the next four months in the least expensive yet comfortable […]

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Days before the release of his new album, “Cherry Bomb” on Sunday, Tyler, the Creator launched his Golf Media app, reminding us that there is more to Tyler than condensed beats and edgy music videos. When asked to describe this new app, Tyler said in an interview with Whalerock founder Lloyd Braun that it is “basically […]

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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen Plastered on every  Twitter feed in the country this week was Amazon’s announcement for creating a sophisticated network of autonomous flying drones which would be able to deliver packages based on GPS locations. Wow. This sci-fi technology sounds intriguing, and I’m sure it was inspired by something ridiculous from a 60’s […]

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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen 3-D was, at one point, lauded as entertainment’s wave of the future. 3-D movies allowed theaters to raise ticket prices, and audiences loved the new dimension; it was a mutually beneficial situation. It extended into the realms of television and video games quickly thereafter. 3-D TVs replaced giant LED’s […]

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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen The evolution of the entertainment industry has been due to a singular vision: a completely immersive experience. That is why hyper-realistic graphics, enormous screens and 3-D technology have flourished recently. They make the experience real. But a new technology, the Oculus Rift, could finally bridge the gap between genuine […]

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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen Stoking the nostalgia of the middle-aged masses everywhere, Samsung has impressed with its recent Galaxy Gear advertisements. The commercial focuses on the product’s inherent nostalgia, cycling through the smart-watch’s uses in variety of classic TV shows and movies. The seemingly unattainable device of tomorrow’s world is finally here. In […]

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