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Preview: The flip phone’s second coming

I opened YouTube one morning to find this: “Nubia’s X phone ditches front cameras for double displays.” I was probably the only person freaking out about this. A phone with double displays? That’s the personification of innovation, such as ZTE’s Axon M (2017) that was essentially a Nintendo DS in phone form. After Apple began manufacturing iPhones with a notch, ...

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iPad Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini Receive New Redesigns

On Oct. 30, Apple unveiled their newest products that are scheduled to release on Nov. 7: the MacBook Air with Retina Display, the new Mac Mini and two new iPad Pros. Apple is ending the year on a high note. After the first event revealing the new iPhones, they weren’t kidding by naming their second event “There’s More in the ...

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GOOGLE PIXEL 3 CAMERA TAKES IT UP A NOTCH

Google’s newest smartphone, the Google Pixel 3, is said by many reviewers to contain the best camera in any smartphone known to date, but the camera wasn’t the only thing that took it up a notch. There are two variations of the phone, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but the Pixel 3 XL’s display just got a notch. ...

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Scariest Halloween movies ranked

Pumpkins are available, costumes are on sale, and aisles are flooding with candy and decorations in anticipation for the end of the month. But what’s Halloween without some great horror films? If you plan to watch them, take Deadpool’s advice and make sure to wear your brown pants just in case. 5. “Alien” (1979) It would be a shame to ...

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Apple watch makes needed improvements

On Sept. 21, Apple introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4, and it’s official: we’ve reached the age where we can wear mini smartphones on our wrists. The ability to call, text and even search the web now lay on our wrists saving us the extra step of pulling our phones out of our pockets. Here’s what the Series 4 ...

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Are the new iPhones really worth it?

Last year was a big year for Apple: they revolutionized the iPhone design by giving it a nearly bezel-less display and ditching the famous home button. They also became one of the first companies to sell a $1,000 smartphone.   On Sept. 12, Apple introduced the latest additions to the iPhone family: the XS, XS Max and the XR. While the naming of the devices ...

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BREAK FREE FROM YOUR PAST AT THE VSU COUNSELING CENTER

On Sept. 12, the VSU Counseling Center launched a returning support group, “Breaking Free,” for students whose lives have been affected by parental figures with addictive behaviors such as substance abuse or gambling. Mark Williams, assistant director of the alcohol and drug program, facilitates the group. Many different topics were discussed such as letting go of the need to control ...

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Crime Report 9/3-9/9: Larceny continues to stalk VSU

Sept. 4, 2018 At 12:04 a.m., a VSU student reported receiving unwanted contact from an ex-boyfriend in Reade Residence Hall. At 11:09 a.m., a VSU staff member reported the theft of 26 lamps off a VSU truck at the University Center. Sept. 6, 2018 At 8:30 a.m., a VSU student reported the theft of their cell phone in between the ...

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Lights Out: Unknown perp steals 26 VSU lamps

Twenty-six, four-inch foot lamps were stolen off the back of a VSU truck and are still missing. The theft, occurring between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 4, was reported by Plant Operations Employee, Matthew Barfield, after finding the truck bed containing them empty. In between the hours that the theft occurred, Barfield and his co-worker visited four different locations ...

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Microsoft introduces more affordable gaming with a catch

If you don’t already own a game console or if you’re still a generation behind, here’s a well-known fact: game systems cost a ton. Do you want any newly released games after already emptying your wallet? You’ll need to wring out another $60. Luckily for the United States, Microsoft’s decided to make peace through their new service Xbox All Access.   The perk of Xbox All ...

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