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Buley Library’s new addition brings new technology


Jessica Teixeira – Special to the Southern News  With all the new technology being added to the new addition of Buley library, John O. Young, Director of IT Support Services, reminisces about his 38 years at Southern and how he’s seen first hand how the library has expanded technologically over decades. “There was only one computer on campus then,” Young

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Product review: Apple Watch


Natalie Barletta – Opinions Editor Tick, tock. On Monday March 9, Apple released it’s newest product-the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch, which will be available for purchase on April 24, is the newest product, and it’s own version of the smart watch. The watch has many features that we’ve grown to be accustomed to in our iPhones and iPads. You can

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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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