Cutting Edge Tech: Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift does seem to move virtual reality into hands of the consumer rather well. Demos to the public have been well-received, and if the company can keep the price point around $200, it appears that Oculus will be a worthwhile technology for the average consumer and not just the tech geek.

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Hackathons: A Student Perspective

In its rawest form, a hackathon is an event where a participant comes in with an idea and leaves with a working prototype. Just a few short years ago, the concept of hackathons were just emerging, with a few colleges spearheading the movement. Today, hundreds of schools in the United States have hosted their own hackathons, with colleges in Europe and Asia participating as well, all under the Major League Hacking Organization.

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The Life of a Battery

In this new wireless world, our lives are powered by batteries. From the battery in a watch to the batteries in an electric car, the ability to efficiently store energy is crucial to the development of new technology. The life of a battery impacts everything from global economics, to the environment, to simple things like…

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The Evolution of IP Addresses

The Internet is composed of millions of interconnected computers, each sharing a common addressing scheme, similar to addressing houses and businesses. The scheme, or protocol, used to communicate across the Internet is called, surprisingly enough, Internet Protocol (IP). Currently, the majority of organizations use IP version Four (IPv4), which is turning into a problem. IPv4…

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