Tag Archives: summer

Dutchess honors youth graduates of summer computer program

Seventeen local young people have been recognized by Dutchess County for completing its two-day summer session teaching critical computer and financial skills. The Youth Financial Literacy & Computer Training Program was offered in July and August, according to a press release from County Executive Marc Molinaro. Participants’ ages ranged from 17 to 19, and all those enrolled came from families ... Read More »

SURVIVING THIS SUMMER ON THE INTERNET

On the August afternoon that a white supremacist drove a car through a crowd of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was perched on a bar stool in a café near my home, sipping a glass of rosé while reading a novel and daydreaming. It was one of those rare, near-perfect New York days when the light streamed through a wide-open ... Read More »

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals: A superfine Summer Sale, with a double dose of free weekends

This Weekend’s PC Game Deals is where the hottest gaming deals are amassed into an easy to follow format, in one place, from all over the internet. So kick back, relax and hold on to your wallets. Summer sales are still popping up everywhere, and this week, it’s Bundle Stars’ turn, with the store calling it its ‘biggest ever’ sale. The summer ... Read More »

Oculus drops Rift and Touch prices, selling a $399 bundle for the ‘Summer of Rift’

When Oculus announced the Rift would launch at $599—or $799 with the motion-tracked Touch controllers—the Internet-at-large rioted. Years of Palmer Luckey’s promises to hit a $350-400 price sticker with the first consumer model were undercut in an instant. But it’s put up or shut up time for the holdouts now. Oculus announced the “Summer of Rift” this morning, slashing $200 ... Read More »

Summer Workshop Pushes Minority Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

Undergraduate tech students from universities around the country convened at Cornell this past week for a week-long computer science workshop, encouraging students to consider graduate degrees in the field. The workshop, Software Defined Network Interface, aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in computer science. The participants come from various universities including North Carolina State University and ... Read More »

First ‘Project Tango’ phone’s release gets pushed back from “Summer” to “Fall”

We’ve seen plenty of products that snap a lens over top of your existing smartphone lens, but nothing quite like this. The Hasselblad True Zoom is a Moto Mod that works with Moto Z phones, and completely replaces your phone camera with a point-and-shoot that gives you 10X optical zoom. It certainly doesn’t come anywhere near approximating the quality of Hasselblad’s ... Read More »

First ‘Project Tango’ phone’s release gets pushed back from “Summer” to “Fall”

The Lenovo Phab2 Pro was announced back in June at Lenovo Tech World in Silicon Valley and is the world’s first phone with Google’s Project Tango to soon become commercially available. You can check out our hands-on from back in June. AusDroid reports that the Project Tango smartphone will not be coming to Australia at all. As far as where ... Read More »

Current heatwave in India is fifth deadliest ever in the world

  New Delhi: The current heatwave gripping India is the fifth deadliest ever in the world, as per a report in a leading Daily. Also, it is the second deadliest in India, the Daily said, quoting an international database of disasters. Before this, the worst was in 1998 when 2,541 people had died due to the heatwave. As far as ... Read More »