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TV not working in the residence halls? Here’s why

TV not working in the residence halls? Here’s why

Dylan McKenna, Technology Collumnist

September 19, 2014

ResNet, the free personal computer help desk for resident students, has been flooded with complaints concerning television in the residence halls. A majority of upperclassmen have likely never experienced an issue and are unaware that a major switch occurred during their time off this summer, but for...

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume IV

You know what really grinds my gears? Volume IV

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

September 15, 2014

I need to get back into my groove. I’ve been nice for too long. I’ve been bottling up rage for the past two (three...? I don’t know, I suck at math) months, so I have a whole bunch of stuff I just need to get off of my chest. So it is time again for another installment of What Grinds My Gears. ...You...

The Buzzword of the decade: Big Data

The Buzzword of the decade: Big Data

Dylan McKenna, Tech Reporter

September 12, 2014

It’s everywhere. Every tweet, every swipe of your Freedom card, every Google search query, it’s all being stored on some server somewhere. Whether it’s RMU’s data center on the north shore, one of Google’s 20 or so data centers around the world, or its the NSA deciding to cache and skim your...

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch: Keynote Recap

The iPhone 6 and Apple Watch: Keynote Recap

Dylan McKenna, Technology Reporter

September 9, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook presented more than just a bigger iPhone at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA today. Keynote highlights including the unveiling of 2 new iPhones, a whole new way to pay for products both in the store and online, as well as a smart watch dubbed Apple Watch, all capped...

Summer of laughs: Ranking the season’s hottest comedies

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

September 2, 2014

This summer was huge for the film industry, but aside from a few movies, comedies were slightly lacking. I won’t lie... I watched A LOT of movies over the summer (like more than a normal person ever should). Some were awesome, while others totally sucked. With that being said, I thought I would...

NHL expansion coming by 2017?

NHL expansion coming by 2017?

Matt Merlino, Assistant Lifestyles Editor

August 27, 2014

  For a few years there has been speculation that the National Hockey League would look to expand. Earlier today it was announced these plans are in fact true.   The league, which currently has 30 teams, is looking to add four new franchises over the next three years. The speculated locations include...

Your RMU Google Account does more than just email

Your RMU Google Account does more than just email

Dylan McKenna, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2014

Google, the most widely used search engine in the World, offers more than email and pictures of cute kittens. Some of its services are likely already familiar to you. You might use Google Drive and Google Calendar, or things like Google Chrome or Earth. For the tech savvy, a job at Google might be a...

Did you really need that i7?

Did you really need that i7?

Dylan McKenna, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2014

A brief look into the aftermath of college laptop shopping  What laptop should I buy for college? Nearly every incoming freshman asked this just a few months ago. Going laptop shopping can be both a daunting and exciting experience for the technically illiterate and the information technology majors...

App for freshman helps spare awkwardness

App for freshman helps spare awkwardness

Dylan McKenna, Staff Reporter

August 22, 2014

When I received my class schedule for this upcoming semester, I knew that I would have trouble remembering when and where all the different classes were. I needed a way to keep track of my classes and any homework associated with them. And me being the technology advocate that I am, I knew I would want...

Comedy loses a legend: Robin Williams 1951-2014

Comedy loses a legend: Robin Williams 1951-2014

Matt Merlino, Assistant News Editor

August 11, 2014

Earlier today it was revealed that legendary comedian and Academy Award winning actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home at the age of 63. Though it has not been officially confirmed, it is believed that Williams committed suicide after suffering from depression. Williams was nominated for...