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Why you should listen to music all day long

Tiffany Martel

November 6, 2015

If you are looking for way to relieve stress, look no further than Spotify or Pandora. What's the one thing that you have with you all day when you're walking from class to class? Sometimes, we see students with cellphones in their hands, but what is most common is that thin, white, long earp...

Apple does not need Dre, or his Beats

Erika Bradley

June 10, 2014

Apple recently bought Beats headphones for $3 billion dollars and acquired the co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre to work for Apple where they are able to make more advanced headphones themselves.According to an NPR article by Sam Sanders, Apple is not concerned about how good the headphones sound, but what ‘smart’ ...

Living in a technological generation

Jaime Carrillo

November 20, 2013

The telephone, the telegraph and the cotton gin are all incredible feats of human ingenuity that changed the world in their time. They also didn’t receive half the flack smartphones and social media are getting today.When I was casually surfing through Facebook, I found a photo taken from a coffee s...

Kutcher saves ‘Jobs’ from being completely unlikable

Janice Daniels

August 21, 2013

After watching “Jobs,” directed by Joshua Michael Stern, all there is to think about is why Steve Jobs was such a big, dorky jerk.As inspiring as the film was, it lacked to provide insight from Jobs’ perspective as he continued to do things like fire people who supported him, or kick a girlfrien...

Apple takes a bite out of Samsung

Nick Scheuer

September 12, 2012

It sometimes seems tech companies are simply imitating each other’s products. As it turns out, this may not be so far from the truth. On Aug. 24, Apple, Inc. won a patent trial against Samsung Electronics Co. and was awarded $1.051 billion in damages. Samsung was found to have copied some key features...

Cool apps for new and returning students to use for study and fun

Alexandra Poggione

August 29, 2012

myHomework free Available on both iPhone and Android platforms One of the first things I noted with the myHomework application was it was compatible with Facebook. With a few taps, users can sign in with their accounts and get going – no extra sign-up needed. This app uses the same motions smartphone users...

Sac State alumni create iPad app


Mari Del Angel

February 29, 2012

Working full-time and struggling for four months, two alumni applied their knowledge learned from Sacramento State starting their own business developing software for the construction industry. Ryan Sutton-Gee and Tracy Young, two of the four co-founders of PlanGrid, graduated in May 2008 with a bache...