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As our world simultaneously becomes more unified and more divided over virtual spaces, we must think more critically about the systems that technology operates in, our relationship with technology as consumers, and the responsibilities of big tech companies.

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Signal, an encrypted message app has skyrocketed by 400% in downloads since Donald Trump was elected president. Interpreting such incident, Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of Open Whisper Systems, said: “People are maybe a little bit uncomfortable with him.” (Buzzfeed) In a letter that Apple sent to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Apple hints […]

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Ugh, you thought you’d scheduled all your events on Google Calendar–but wait! You forgot Primal Scream! Don’t miss out on this hallowed Columbia tradition. Come to the front of Butler at midnight tonight (technically early Monday morning) to let out all your fears, desires, and stress. If you aren’t up to trekking over to the […]

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Have you ever sent a document to the printer, taken the trek downstairs to print it out, only to discover the print job didn’t go through? Well, computer science major Jervis Muindi (SEAS ’13) has a solution for you: CU Print. This app for the Android platform (sorry, iOS users) is available free of charge […]

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Bwog Tech Extraordinaire, Bijan Samareh, headed over to DevFest to report on all the student innovations that came out of last week’s event. To see who the winners were, check out the Application Development Initiative website. Behind every iPhone game or restaurant search engine is a team of entrepreneurial programmers who work tirelessly to make functional and appealing software. […]

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These last few weeks, Morningside Heights has seen a few yet snazzy improvements. Also, in front of the circulation desks in 300 Butler, 16 computers have been revamped with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. And look out for upgrades at the Digital Humanities Center (305 Butler), and  three new Macs in the Music and Arts Library […]

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Codecademy, a quick, fun way to learn the JavaScript programming language has only been live for less than 100 hours, and it has already crawled its way to the front page of Reddit and been featured on Wired and Techcrunch. Developed by recent graduate Ryan Bubinski, CC ’11, and Zachary Sims, CC ’12 (and taking a leave of […]

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Guys, Fall 2011 course registration begins on Monday! Ordinarily, that might be a cause for panic and worry, but now, it’ll be your new source of procrastination. Enter the Schedule Builder. Created by Ryan Bubinski, CC ’11 and one of the lovely members of Columbia’s ADI, the Schedule Builder helps Columbia undergraduates “with course discovery […]

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These times, they are a-changin’. Saturday Morning Cartoons keeps you up to date on cutting edge technology. Now if only there were an app for recording your night, post-blackout… Cartoons by Jody Zellman

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Today, Columbia’s Application Development Initiative (ADI) launches DevFest, a week-long technology/business development experience. The group plans to host a series of lectures and workshops, with guest speakers like Matt LeMay of bit.ly fame and Anoop Ranganath, the lead iPhone developer at Foursquare. Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures will be present at the culminating “Demofest.” As Bwog […]

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It sucks, but we all knew it was coming. The MTA continues to ruin your life and has officially raised subway fares to $2.50/single ride. (City Room) Columbians know how to use the interwebz. Who knew? (The Eye) If see more law enforcement agents on your subway commute today, don’t be alarmed. An Operation Railsafe […]

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If you thought backronyms were only something that happened in Washington, think again. The office known as Lerner Hall is now offering called “S.A.V.E.”–the Student Audio and Visual Equipment program. S.A.V.E. will offer training in multimedia support and, according to a flier entitled “S.A.V.E. YOURSELF $$$”, will allow recognized student groups the opportunity to “S.A.V.E. […]

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Ah, Saturday morning. A time to reflect upon the past two nights (“What’d I do again?”) and a week of classes. Saturday Morning Cartoons are here to help. Cartoon by Abigail Santner

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Technology Is Magic

Look what we found! It looks like our beloved 116th stop is going to get subway indicators like its little brother Cathedral Parkway. Now, if you wait for the 1 for 35 minutes on a Saturday night, at least you’ll know you’re in it for the long haul. We’ll let you know when it’s up […]

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A proposed secret international treaty would greatly heighten penalties for copyright infringement, some threatening civil liberties.  SocketHop, the technology decoder for the literature-minded, takes a look. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced one year ago that the music industry would stop its broad lawsuits against alleged file sharers.  Since about 2003, […]

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