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Old school still cool for some gamers

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Old school still cool for some gamers

By Marc S. Witkin, Point Park News Service: Malik Cosby would love to have the new Sony PlayStation 4 game console, but he doesn’t see the point of rushing to get one when so many quality games and systems already exist at a much cheaper price. Cosby, 23, of the West End, has its predecessor, […]

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Console games face increasing popularity of mobile gaming

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Console games face increasing popularity of mobile gaming

By Lauren Moore, Point Park News Service: After a 10-hour shift, Ethan Renner likes to switch on his Xbox console, turn up his  headphones and play zombie slayer on Call of Duty Black Ops 2. Chalsea Lunglhofer crushes jawbreakers with her lollipop hammer after hours of homework to relax. She advances through the candy factory […]

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Technology sparks new interest in South Side library

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Technology sparks new interest in South Side library

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: A middle school student uses an after-school class to create music and videos. A mother brings her child to explore using an iPad. Dozens use the free WiFi. Those are just a few of the things residents can be seen doing at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s South […]

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Future comes to Oakland: Digital art wall, Wi-Fi lamps

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Future comes to Oakland: Digital art wall, Wi-Fi lamps

By Akasha Chamberlain, Point Park News Service: Pulling up a website on a laptop from Wi-Fi generated by a nearby lamp post. Finding parking two blocks away through a real-time online network. Enjoying a public digital display featuring rotating galleries of local art during a daily commute.  These concepts may sound like far-fetched dream technologies of […]

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Social media reshapes the courts

Social media reshapes the courts

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service Eleven minutes before the Boston marathon explosions, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, can be seen from security camera footage carrying large backpacks. Footage from another security camera as well as photographs show them walking toward the finish line, according to a criminal complaint. Within three days, […]

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Green & Gold: Pens strike it rich in energy efficiency

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Green & Gold: Pens strike it rich in energy efficiency

By Alexandra Perry The Pioneer Before the Pittsburgh Penguins had a serious discussion about turning the all-new CONSOL Energy Center green, most of their intentions were built around cost consciousness, not sustainability. That all changed when the $321 million project’s managers, including LEED certified partners Chris Cieslak and Michael Bernard, deliberately showed Pens officials that […]

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Meme definition debated

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Meme definition debated

By Marina Weis Point Park News Service What do a famous pop culture painti­­­ng of a Campbell soup can by Andy Warhol and an online image of Hillary Clinton texting with the words “running the world” have in common? They both follow the trend of recontextualization, extracting an original idea or image and changing its […]

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CMU grads build computer education company

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
CMU grads build computer education company

By Lisa Tomblin The Pioneer While a child used to stack blocks to learn shapes, new inventions adds digital elements to allow them to watch work on an iPad. Instead of Lego’s and robotics toys, DREAM-TABLETOP says its new computer program can enable kids to build things. In short, this group of Carnegie Mellon University […]

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Profile: Digital Dream Labs LLC

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
Profile: Digital Dream Labs LLC

By Lisa Tomblin Point Park News Service While a child used to stack blocks to learn shapes, new inventions adds digital elements to allow them to watch work on an iPad. Instead of Lego’s and robotics toys, DREAM-TABLETOP says its new computer program can enable kids to build things. In short, this group of Carnegie […]

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HackPittsburgh takes ‘Do-it-yourself’ to next level

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
HackPittsburgh takes ‘Do-it-yourself’ to next level

By Ashley Ropar Point Park News Service Strewn about in a back street warehouse in the Hill District are objects including a Power Wheels Car that has been supped up to reach speeds of 30mph. In the corner sits balled up fabric remains of a high altitude balloon launch. Crowding around tables is a random […]

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