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Product Review: Samsung Smart TV

Gabriel Muniz – Special to the Southern News  Smart TV’s, like the many “smart” devices that operate interactively and autonomously, are the epitome of user friendliness.  A TV with voice-activated control, 3-D viewing, and countless applications, is, without question, impressive.  But like the proverbial Frankenstein that outsmarts its creator, Smart TV’s have become too smart for their own good.  Ironically,

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Google Glass: Gone but not forever

Gabriel Muniz – Special to the Southern News  In recent years Google topped tech news headlines as it dabbled in everything from self-driving cars, delivery drones and contact lenses, among other projects in the works.  Indeed, the search engine once singularly known for maximizing web searches to millions has turned into a multinational corporation, expanding research interests even further into

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New application rewards students for not using phones in class

Jess Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter  Imagine earning free food, discounts and prizes, simply by paying attention in class and putting down mobile devices. Pocket Points, an app created by Emily Turner, a sophomore at Penn State, makes that dream a reality. Pocket Points rewards students for keeping their phones stowed away during class. Before class starts, the student simply

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