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The Huntington News

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Tech

Three cosplayers pose for a photo with a PAX East sign. The convention ran from March 21 to March 24.

PAX East forges bonds within gaming communities, creates platform for indie developers

Darin Zullo, news staff March 31, 2024

Cosplayers, influencers and indie developers alike came from all across the East Coast to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for PAX East 2024. Spanning from March 21 to March 24, each day overflowed with competitions, panels and meetups for gamers to enjoy. Although...

An Apple Vision Pro on display in the Apple store at 815 Boylston St. Officially for sale Feb. 2, the device marked Apple’s first new product category to launch since AirPods in 2016.

Review: I tried the Apple Vision Pro so you don’t have to

Ethan Wayne, news staff March 11, 2024

Mention “virtual reality” at an Apple Store today, and an employee may quickly correct you. Spatial computing is Apple’s newest technological venture, marking its entry into the mixed-reality industry. It is the company’s first product category to launch since Airpods...

Northeastern students gifted memories from Spotify Wrapped

Northeastern students gifted memories from Spotify Wrapped

Maya Das, news correspondent January 5, 2024

As the year comes to a close, teens, adults, music lovers and, generally, anyone with a Spotify account eagerly anticipates the unveiling of their musical journey for that given year — Spotify Wrapped. Spotify Wrapped has become a cultural phenomenon in this generation, but...

Customers line up outside the Apple store at 815 Boylston St. This years iPhone launch included the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Unique features, shipping concerns compel locals to snag new iPhones on launch day

Jake Guldin, lifestyle editor October 2, 2023

Dedicated Bostonians swarmed the Apple Store on Boylston Street Sept. 22, forming a lengthy line that wrapped around the building’s pristine exterior in the hopes of securing the latest iPhone on the day of its release. Unveiled Sept. 12, Apple’s 2023 phone lineup —...

The audience waits for a presentation and panel on Web3 and blockchain’s potential in creative industries. Berklee College of Music hosted the event, which was open to students and the public.

Technology experts, musicians and artists discuss transformative potential of blockchain at Berklee panel

Sundararaman Rengarajan, photo staff March 24, 2023

Berklee College of Music hosted an "All Access: Music + Web3" presentation and panel March 8, in which industry experts, musicians and blockchain developers gathered to explain the potential of blockchain technology in the music industry. Blockchain is a secure and shared digital...

Z-library was a database of pirated e-books and scholarly articles operational from 2009 to November 2022. The site was an important resource for many college students.

Z-Library shutdown leaves users scrambling to find alternatives

Laura Emde, news staff November 26, 2022

Z-Library, a database for pirated e-books, shut down Nov. 4 after the U.S. federal government seized its domains. The website’s closure left many college students in a panic, as it offered millions of e-books, including textbooks, and academic journals for free. The average...

Viral TikTok page showcases Northeastern fashion, cultivates community

Viral TikTok page showcases Northeastern fashion, cultivates community

Alexa Grayson, news staff March 9, 2022

“Outfit of the day” videos, or OOTDs, of Northeastern students rose to TikTok fame in January when clips of student fashion began to attract hundreds of thousands of views.  Behind the fashion-filled TikTok page is Ada Chen, a first-year business administration and psychology...

Jane Levy by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Review: ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ takes on racism in tech — through song. 

Gwen Egan, news correspondent March 11, 2021

Spoilers for Season Two of Zoey’s Extraordinary playlist ahead Using music, Season One of “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” took on some of 2020’s toughest themes – the death of a family member, new parenthood, finding life after grief, career moves and work romance...