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Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

Jill Webb, Contributor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Technology, Voices

There’s no denying that millennials are phone addicts; we all know that. But why do we check our phones so much, even when no one is texting us?

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W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

Meghan Parsons, Contributor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Showcase, Student Life, Technology, Uncategorized, WireTV

A library without books was once unthinkable, now it seems inevitable. Amherst Wire’s Meghan Parsons explains how college libraries adapt to the digital age.

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Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for ‘smart band-aids’

Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for ‘smart band-aids’

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

Gov. Charlie Baker awarded University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers a $500,000 grant on Friday for the development of flexible, wearable electronics, or “smart band-aids.”

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‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

Kevin Rogers, Contributor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology, TV/Movies

Let the ominous noir world of this cyberpunk film consume you.

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Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Amherst Wire 360: The new Design Building

Matthew Saburo Hachisu, Contributor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Multimedia, Showcase, Technology

A new Design Building on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst officially opened last week.

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LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

LoveTap: Relationship analyzed, relationship improved

Rachel Ayotte, Lifestyle Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Technology

An app designed to analyze your texts, so you don't have to.

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WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

WATCH: UMass ROTC hosts cyber warfare expert

Jon Decker, Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Showcase, Technology

The UMass ROTC Minuteman Battalion saw a new light shined on the new and growing battle ground of cyberspace by Andre Golden, a force integration specialist of the U.S. Army’s new cyber division.

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From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

From UMass to Silicon Valley: An interview with ‘Everipedia’ founders

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, Profiles, Showcase, Technology

Just four months after graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dave Liebowitz left his home in Northern New Jersey and ventured some 3,000 miles to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dream job.

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UMass students launch their own businesses

UMass students launch their own businesses

Nicole DeFeudis, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Campus, Technology, Uncategorized

UMass students have created their own businesses, supplying product like a speaker that can be carried like a suitcase, a bottle of liquid energy and a belt that lasts a lifetime.

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New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

New buildings on campus reflect changing academic styles

Julie Shamgochian, Managing Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Technology

The Design Building, South College, Physical Sciences Building and Isenberg Business Innovation Hub are very different learning spaces. What's inside?

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Cymbal: The app where music talks

Cymbal: The app where music talks

Jordan Allen, Entertainment Editor

October 7, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Technology

"Cymbal is about expressing yourself musically, and finding like-minded people who you can learn from and who will expand your musical taste."

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