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The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 3

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 3

Jack Martin, Contributor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Showcase, Technology

Jack Martin discusses the hundreds of Activision Blizzard employees who were laid off last week, Nintendo's announcement of new games and release dates at their Nintendo Direct, and Sony's comments on its E3 absence.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 2

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 2

Jack Martin, Contributor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Showcase, Technology

Today's news: New Titanfall this week and Xbox Live's expansion to Nintendo

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 1

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 1

Jack Martin, Contributor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Podcasts, Showcase, Technology

Today's news: A new "Titanfall Battle Royale" on the way, first-party Sony developers move to focus on PS5 and a rumored cheaper Nintendo Switch may be on the horizon.

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?

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.

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.”

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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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