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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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen Even going as far back as the Blackberry, smartphone design has remained relatively constant. The last great smartphone change was the touchscreen, or rather, the perfection of the touch screen, thanks to Apple. Lately, there has been overall stagnation in smartphone development. Sure, 4G changed smartphone use and better […]

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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen Plenty of guides exist for the pros and cons of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but most people don’t care about the graphic cards and processors that these guides examine. We want to know what affects us. Here’s an overview of everything college kids should consider when purchasing […]

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By Max Cohen, Staff Writer @not_maxcohen The last time there was a major entry into the console market was in 2001 with Microsoft’s Xbox. The industry has since been ruled by the warring Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. Championing a changing market this year, independent consoles like Ouya and the Nvidia Shield failed to be anything more […]

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