General Assembly holds open panel at Tech Careers for Non-Engineers

Editor-in-Chief
Sep 17, 2018
On the evening of Wednesday, September 12 on the fourth floor office space at 9 W Washington St., General Assembly (an adult education organization that offers boot camps, workshops, and courses in tech-related fields, such as design, data, and the web) held an open panel titled Tech Careers for Non-Engineers.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 3

Apple releases new iPhones and a new Apple Watch

TechNews Writer
Sep 17, 2018
Whenever Technews covers product releases, I feel like the newspaper is marking a moment in history, and future readers and writers will go back to that issue of the newspaper randomly and realize the leap of technology that has happened since the article. This article is for you, fellow reader in the year 2024 on October 14. This week, on September 12 2018, Apple has held an event at the Steve Jobs theater in Cupertino, California. They released the new iPhones (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR) and the new Apple Watch series 4. The long awaited event left Apple fanboys with empty wallets, android users with the usual frustration, and investors happy.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 3

Irritable tech nerd is murdered by the Sony PS3

TechNews Writer
Sep 17, 2018
The last weekend, which for me started September 7, 2018, was going to be a fun time, but I won’t spoil how that went for you. As it turned out, the PlayStation 3 (PS3) game system never had a major hardware upgrade since its release in 2006 as an overpriced, not small, obnoxiously and obscurely programmed PowerPC computer for the masses, except not.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 3

YouTube Reviews: Peter McKinnon

Technews Writer
Sep 17, 2018
If you are a photographer, videographer, or both, you should already know Peter McKinnon by now. McKinnon created his YouTube channel "Peter McKinnon" in February 15, 2010, and since then, he has amassed 136,234,132 views, as of the writing this article. What was his secret tip, you ask? Giving everything he had learned about photography and videography for free.

Why "Cyberpunk 2077" will suck

Technews Writer
Sep 17, 2018
Usually when a game does a gameplay reveal at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the game developers try to make sure that the game looks way better than it actually is. Do you remember a game called Watchdogs? Ubisoft, the company behind Watchdogs, made sure that the gameplay reveal for that looked extra crispy and extra smooth. The audience was left at the edge of their seats, and despite a deplorable actual game, the company managed to sell 10 million copies. Interestingly enough, CD PROJEKT RED, another game developer known for its game series The Witcher, revealed their gameplay footage at E3, and interestingly enough, it seems like they did not try hard to make the game seem interesting. They really showed what CyberPunk 2077 is at its core: a boring RPG.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 3

Hidden History: the Kolibri 2.7mm pistol

Editor-in-Chief
Sep 08, 2018
In 1914, Austrian watchmaker Franz Pfanni decided to try his hand at creating a self-defense pistol. Given the microscopic nature of his usual work, he adopted a “smaller is better” approach to the pistol he designed. The result was what is, to this date, the smallest pistol ever created.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 2

WIIT Reviews: Pitchfork Festival 2018

TechNews Writers
Sep 07, 2018
(Before the review starts, I just want to point out that I have no specific education in music. I enjoy music a lot, but this review is going to be unpretentious as it was my first festival, and I was not high enough as everybody else was at the festival to properly feel the vibe.)
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2018 - Fall - Issue 2