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NYU study investigates phone-killing ‘disease’

NYU study investigates phone-killing ‘disease’

By Alice Zhang, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU scientists published a paper looking at how attackers can infect your smartphone with a "digital disease" designed to rapidly age and wear out the device's insides.

Tisch alumni create sci-fi game

Tisch alumni create sci-fi game

By Amanda Morris

November 24, 2014


Filed under Features

In a world saturated with entertainment apps vying for our attention, “Sunburn!,” a smartphone game designed by three NYU Tisch alumni, sets itself apart from other games by its unique combination of humor, outer space and action.

Unwarranted criticism for ‘Apple sheep’

Unwarranted criticism for ‘Apple sheep’

By Scarlett Curtis, Staff Columnist

October 30, 2014


Filed under Opinion

People who consistently buy Apple products receive unfair criticisms.

Apple’s efforts strengthen personal privacy

Apple’s efforts strengthen personal privacy

By Tommy Collison

October 7, 2014


Filed under Opinion

For law enforcement hoping to gain more access to private data, Apple's heightened security is a bad thing. For everyone else, it's very good.

Purchasing food made easier with mobile app

Purchasing food made easier with mobile app

By Amanda Morris, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Dining, Features

App allows customers to pay their bill at select New York City restaurants.

Apple keynote may give new life to Cook’s vision

Apple keynote may give new life to Cook’s vision

By WSN Editorial Board

September 9, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Today's keynote will mark the culmination of Tim Cook's transition from "Steve Jobs's predecessor" to CEO of Apple.

Adam’s Angle: Apple must innovate to maintain technology lead

Adam’s Angle: Apple must innovate to maintain technology lead

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  In the markets of countries like the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and China, most people who will ever own a smartphone already have one. This market saturation means that phone producers will have to either start innovating or competing on price to attract users from the competi...

What’s in your bag: Andrew Weiss

What’s in your bag: Andrew Weiss

February 10, 2014


Filed under Features

After releasing three solo albums during high school, Steinhardt sophomore Andrew Weiss came to NYU to continue his love of music as a music composition major. In his freshman year at NYU, Weiss met and collaborated with fellow band members to form the group High Fascination. To date, they have ...

Fashion app makes thrifting easier, quicker

Fashion app makes thrifting easier, quicker

January 26, 2014


Filed under Features

A new app known as Modabound allows students around New York City to sell and exchange clothes with ease. Modabound reinvents the virtual fashion marketplace by localizing its users within the city as well as creating an exclusive environment for college students. “It’s much more than a pla...

FRINGE: Custom tailored gifts

FRINGE: Custom tailored gifts

November 21, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Fashion Week, Features

Choosing stylish gifts your friends and family will genuinely like can be one of the most difficult tasks of the holiday season. Skip the ill-fitting sweaters and the hats that will only gather dust at the back of the closet and opt for these fashionable finds instead. For the city-dweller Ther...

Poly hacking competition comes to close, winners announced

Poly hacking competition comes to close, winners announced

November 18, 2013


Filed under News

The Polytechnic Institute of NYU became a tech hub this weekend as it hosted the finals for five of its Cyber Security Awareness Week’s competitions. Winners were decided for the final games including Capture-the-Flag, High School Forensics, Embedded Systems, Homeland Security Quiz and Awareness...

Technology blinds society from simple problem-solving

Technology blinds society from simple problem-solving

April 14, 2013


Filed under Opinion

When Apple launched its own navigation app for the iPhone, causing countless Internet jokes due to its poor quality in comparison with Google Maps, I looked at the event with disdain. Not because I’m an Apple fan or because I don’t use maps, but because my way of navigating modern urban landscapes...

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