Arts & Culture

Five student discounts to prevent breaking the bank

It’s no secret that a college education is expensive — the University of Oregon estimates the one-year cost for an out of state resident to be $49,392. The idea is that students will earn that money back through the jobs they acquire after college, but the financial road through higher …

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Opinion

Owens: 5 signs you're addicted to the internet

In this day and age, the Internet is everything. Many of us have lost hours of productivity and sleep because we were too busy surfing the Net. Even when going to class or watching television, people often feel the constant compulsion to check their social media apps. Simple decisions like …

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Opinion

Owens: 5 signs you’re addicted to the internet

In this day and age, the Internet is everything. Many of us have lost hours of productivity and sleep because we were too busy surfing the Net. Even when going to class or watching television, people often feel the constant compulsion to check their social media apps. Simple decisions like …

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This fall’s new video games are sure to be (left, down) right up your alley

As the leaves begin to turn shades of burnt sienna and roasted maroon, and the scents of roasted pumpkin waft from every foodstuff, the heart of any true technophile starts to double beat. With the looming holiday shopping season and the national riot/holiday known as Black Friday approaching, enterprising publishers …

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News

Student jobs on campus plan to expand and look for additional employees

As the University of Oregon continues to grow in both population and programs, it will rely heavily on its student infrastructure. According to UO Human Resource Data and Compliance Coordinator Kerry Davis, that means more student jobs. About 3,600 students worked on campus in 2012 — an increase from the …

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These are the top 10 digital games of 2013

10. “Brothers – A Tale Of Two Sons” (360, PS3, PC) “Brothers – A Tale Of Two Sons” is a co-op puzzle game for one player, and it tasks you with finding medicine for your father. You control two brothers — one with each analog stick — as you traverse a …

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News

Students increase dependence on technology for planning the future through myEdu

After logging onto myedu.com, it takes about 10 minutes to put together a class schedule for your next term at the University of Oregon. Curious about what your chances are of obtaining that coveted A-? Want to see a visual matrix to plan your naps? Hesitant to sign up for …

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Technology: What is circuit bending?

There’s a recent phenomena spreading across the internet, though circles of hackers, gear nerds and musicians. All it takes to gain entrance is a little know-how and maybe a Speak & Spell. Circuit bending is a practice where old, low-voltage toys and electronics are cracked open and rewired to make new sounds. The …

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Five gadgets to grab for the holidays

The holidays are coming and so is the rush to get new gear. This year there’s a bunch of great gadgets out there, so it might be hard narrowing down just what’s the best. So here are five bits of tech that are sure to light up the smiles of …

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Technology: Notable news for Nov. 19 – Nov. 23

Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U, was released on Nov. 18. The Wii U’s primary selling point is its touch-screen tablet-esque controller that allows players a host of new options when interacting with their games, in addition to traditional analog sticks and buttons. In San Antonio, Texas, a student has …

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Arts & Culture

What makes vinyl so special?

A decade ago, vinyl would have been counted among the dead formats, like Betamax or cassettes; a throwback only kept alive by a contingent of rabid enthusiasts. This is not so, however, as vinyl sales have been on a sharp increase since 2008 and are still surging, according to Digital …

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Technology: Notable news on Nov. 5 – Nov. 9

The Navy SEALs who consulted with “Medal of Honor: Warfighter” developers Danger Close Games are now under investigation for the information they may have spilled, according to Rueters. Though it is not clear what, if any, military secrets made it into the game, all seven members have been reprimanded and …

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Technology: News week of Oct. 29 – Nov. 2

Popular online retailer Zappos was hacked back in January, but the legal proceedings have proven to be more trouble for the footwear giant. The court has found that Zappos’s End User Licence Agreement was unenforceable according to Boing Boing Magazine, meaning that the company is in a great deal of trouble with customers. …

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Tech: News week of Oct. 22-26

Big news from Apple this week: the iPad mini was announced. The new tablet PC is smaller, faster and features a longer battery life than the iPad 3. Revealed alongside the new hardware was an update for existing iOS devices and the iPad 4, the next iteration of the classic …

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Technology: UO now part of the eduroam network service

The University of Oregon announced that the campus network is now part of eduroam, a secure network access service. Eduroam allows students, teachers or other users with login credentials at an eduroam member school to access the wireless network of any member school. This means that visitors from other universities can …

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Arts & Culture

Text adventure gaming is alive and well

In the early days of computer gaming, when text-only interfaces were the norm, one of the most common means of rendering games was with words, and words alone. Some of the earliest games in existence utilize this method of interactivity; lines of text describe the world you inhabit and you …

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'Black Mesa' successfully updates the award-winning game 'Half-Life'

First released in 1998, Valve Software’s “Half-Life” @@http://www.valvesoftware.com/games/@@represents something of a watershed moment in video game history. Praised for tight design, storytelling that didn’t condescend to its audience and a rich atmosphere, it won Game of the [email protected]@[email protected]@ from more than 50 publications and still holds as one of the …

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Four pieces of technology news you may have missed

With the pace of our news cycle, it’s easy to miss the latest in technology news. Not to mention many of us have better things to do than stare at their RSS feeds while everyone else is enjoying their summer. So here are some things you may have missed from the last few months.

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Electronica slowly becoming an important part of our generation

The ’90s gave birth to a technological and cultural phenomenon: electronic dance music. Previously suppressed into seedy subcultures and warehouse raves, electronica has finally attained mainstream status. Whether you like it or not, this musical and cultural movement is here to stay, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. Raves …

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Arts & Culture

Blast from the past: Professor Tom Bivins’ antiques collection offers glimpse of bygone era

If you spend any amount of time with professor Tom Bivins, it’s easy to see his passion for history and antiquity.

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