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Hack Upstate Presents: Hacking CNY Fall 2014

For the last two years, Hack Upstate has worked towards one clearly defined mission: to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community. With Hack Upstate IV less than three weeks away, we’re excited to continue to grow with the CNY tech community. But, Hack Upstate is one of many great… Read the full article…


Is This It? Initial Reactions to the Apple Watch

At Apple’s well-publicized launch event yesterday, CEO Tim Cook stood on stage after a detailed discussion of his company’s much-anticipated refresh of the iPhone line. Behind him, a simple banner read: “One more thing…” Even before he uttered a single word of transition, the audience went wild. Everyone knew: the Apple Watch was here. The… Read the full article…


What I Learned From My Internship at Twitter

This past April, between the demands of a packed schedule and midterm season, I secured my dream internship: a chance to work at Twitter in their San Francisco headquarters. Between debates around workplace diversity, Glassdoor rankings, and a highly publicized quarterly earnings report, it was an exciting time to be at Twitter. While I once again sit in my… Read the full article…


Support the ProLiteracy Hackathon: Sept. 13, 14

This article was originally posted on the Hack Upstate Blog. In just under two weeks, Hack Upstate invites you to join Central New York’s best developers and designers as they come together to fight global adult illiteracy. Recognizing the civic-minded spirit and potential for innovation among CNY’s technology community, Syracuse-based non-profit ProLiteracy claims host to… Read the full article…


A Week With Facebook’s Paper

A little over a week ago, Facebook announced its next major mobile foray: Paper. Sporting a full screen, graphic heavy, and seemingly fluid user interface, Paper is a departure from the traditional Facebook mobile experience. As the name subtly implies, the app will focus heavily on pushing news and media content to users. With many… Read the full article…


What Is Mailbox All About?

What Is Mailbox All About? Earlier this month, fellow InfoSpace blogger Anne Marie Suchanek and myself posted a debate about the newest app to take the mobile world by storm: Mailbox.  The new iOS email client was released to hype and fanfair, promising to revolutionize the way we approach email.  Anne Marie and I took differing… Read the full article…


Is the BlackBerry Dead? A Look at RIM’s Descent

Behold Research in Motion (RIM), the once mobile giant and Canadian prodigy.  Not too long ago, RIM called itself a dominant player in the cutthroat mobile phone industry.  Through secure corporate partnerships, RIM was once a successful and confident smartphone manufacturer.  Headquarted in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM was both a source of pride for oft-ignored Canada… Read the full article…


The (Potential) Democracy of Social Media

This past April, I was able to attend the Syracuse School of Information Studies’ inaugural #140Cuse Conference, an examination of the “state of now.”  Through a diverse line up of talented speakers (props to @dhrosen), participants were immersed in a discussion of the effects of social media and IT throughout the world.  Numerous industries and… Read the full article…