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Light it up

Light it up

By Jeff Ahearn / Assistant Visual Editor

October 24, 2014

Pitt's homecoming laser show will use Nymbus. 

Graduate student designs app to enhance laser light show

Graduate student designs app to enhance laser light show

By Kat Prosachik / Staff Writer

October 24, 2014

At this year’s homecoming fireworks and laser show, spectators can do more than watch the fireworks in the sky above them — they can experience it from their palms.Nymbus, an app developed by Pitt Theatre arts graduate student David Wright, turns smartphones into glow sticks by displaying different c...

Comcast in Pittsburgh

Comcast in Pittsburgh

By FCC

October 19, 2014

According to the FCC, Comcast dominates the Pittsburgh Internet service provider market. 

The future of coal: Environmental relations discussed at Pitt

By Dale Shoemaker / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014

In 2006, China built two coal-fired power plants every week. In 2013, China built not even one coal-fired power plant per week.Although it produces and consumes half of the world’s coal,  China, because of pressure from its citizens and the international community, has recognized the need to seek out m...

Oakland residents contemplate Internet service provider switch

Oakland residents contemplate Internet service provider switch

By Kathy Zhao / Staff Writer

October 19, 2014

Amy Howell has a lot of half-finished movies in her Netflix queue.“We have a TV that can stream from Netflix,” Howell said. “But we were never able to watch a movie start to finish because the Internet would always cut out in the middle and disconnect our movie.”Howell, a junior bioengineering...

Cybersecurity remains a tense topic

Cybersecurity remains a tense topic

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

With celebrities’ naked bodies plastered all over the Internet, deleted Snapchat photos rising from the webosphere and an entire music album mysteriously appearing on your iTunes account, does personal privacy even exist anymore?Web users aren’t really asking for privacy anymore, according to security ...

Mobile Networking

Mobile Networking

By Cristinia Holtzer & Aby Briner / Pitt News Staff

October 6, 2014

Jobr works much like Tinder, the data app: swipe right for not thanks, and right for yes. 

Jobr creates connections at your finger tips

By Jessica Iacullo / Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

Forget dreamboats. Think dream jobs. Like the dating app Tinder but for career moves, a new smartphone app called Jobr is letting users swipe yes or no on job opportunities. Jobr allows users looking for a job to connect with employers without the hassle of a formal job search. TJ Nahigian, the CEO of Jobr, said t...

Ebola spreads from Africa

Ebola spreads from Africa

By Zoe Au / For The Pitt News

October 1, 2014

Ebola has spread to the United States from Africa — what is Pitt doing about it?

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