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SpecTech: Updates on Microsoft, Android, others

This week was about more tablets, a new phone, Netflix figuring out its next move, and Microsoft is all about streaming content. Microsoft has revealed a huge line up of streaming content for its Xbox 360 gaming console. Upcoming content includes CinemaNow, Bravo, Crackle, Dailymotion, EPIX, HBO GO, iHeartRadio and Manga Entertainment. MSN with MSNBC, Syfy, TMZ, The Today Show, ...

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‘Dralion:’ Where East meets West

Picture acrobats soaring through the air, gymnasts performing amazing stunts while bouncing off trampolines and contortionists bending their bodies in ways unimaginable—this isn’t your average circus—it’s Cirque du Soleil. The internationally-renowned circus performs permanent shows in Las Vegas and Orlando, but also tours various cities. Having always wanted to see a Cirque du Soleil show, I knew I had to ...

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Google+ threatens Facebook

Social media is now a driving force behind our culture. Yet, the medium may be in store for a radical change of scenery as Google releases its new social media service Google+ and Facebook makes a number of changes to help secure its dominance. Google+ has been recently opened to the public but is still technically in beta. It has ...

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Top companies, big announcements

This week had a lot of device announcements as well as company updates. Both Apple and Amazon had huge keynote announcements this week. Let’s dig in! Let’s start with Apple; I will say I am not impressed, but here is what you need to know. Apple had updates for the iPod Nano, Touch, and iPhone. The newest iPhone is called ...

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Pop Addict: Ladies make bank, Peas go on hiatus, new tracks drop

It’s October and not only does it mean fall is here and calling for a wardrobe change, but it’s time for the ladies to check those Ta-Tas! Duh! Its Breast Cancer Awareness month so if you haven’t changed everything that has a picture on a social network to a pink ribbon then go ahead and do so to spread the ...

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Hispanic heritage embraced at VSU

Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is nationally observed as Hispanic heritage month. It is a time for people—not just Hispanics—to enrich themselves in a diverse culture of foods, music, art, and language. President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced Hispanic heritage month in 1968 to celebrate the independence of many Latino countries such as Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and Honduras. October 12th, ...

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Greeks donate to multiple charities

VSU’s Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. hosted “Be an Angel Week” in the Student Union Sept. 26 through 29. “The purpose of ‘Be an Angel Week’ is to help promote awareness to the students on campus about the needs of others and how they can help,” Niquisheila Hall, senior biology major and member of Sigma Gamma Rho Inc., said. The ...

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PopAddict: Vampires, drama, murder trials abound in weird news

This has been one crazy, long week. Hello, Thursday and cheers to Friday! I’m too ready for the weekend. I need some me-time, seriously. Besides that, can anybody tell me what the heck happened to that brick island in front of Hopper? One day, I’m walking around the thing then poof! It’s gone, just like that. Anyway, who knows with ...

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Busines Bites: Providing cheap, convenient eats

Seven years ago, Business Bites was just a small trailer behind Pound Hall providing students on VSU’s North Campus with cheap and affordable food. The Students in Free Enterprise made the decision to build Business Bites to cater mainly to students on North Campus, keeping students from leaving the campus just to eat. According to one of the faculty advisors ...

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‘Moneyball’ comparable to 90’s baseball classic, ‘Major League’

Everyone likes a good underdog story. Just think about all the past sports movies that stick in your memory as classics: “The Replacements,” the never-ending underdog story of the “Rocky” movies and then the always hysterical “Major League” franchise starring the infamous Charlie Sheen as the wild man pitcher. How strange that the part he played there somehow continued on ...

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