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“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

“Pocket Points” comes to UIUC

By Samantha Jones Toal

September 28, 2015


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Students who are tempted to reach for their cell phones during class may have a new reason to focus after downloading Pocket Points.Pocket Points is a new app, available for iPhone and Android users, that recently made its way to the University. The app is designed to discourage students from using th...

UI researchers discover smartwatches easily hacked

UI researchers discover smartwatches easily hacked

By Imogen Lindsley

September 23, 2015


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As smartwatches begin to make their presence on the global market, Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers discovered the devices’ Achilles’ heel: the accumulation of sensor data poses a security threat to users. Upon tracing the consumer trend of increased purchasing of smar...

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

Facebook Lite app gives access to users in developing countries

February 4, 2015


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Some users of the Facebook mobile app know the frustration of inconsistent Internet connections and running out of storage. But for users in developing countries, accessing the app can be nearly impossible. However, this is now changing in certain developing countries because of Facebook’s newest developmen...

Crunchbutton, campus’s newest food delivery app, offers options from non-delivery restaurants

October 13, 2014


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Students can now avoid the long lines at restaurants like Chipotle, Dunkin’ Donuts and Panda Express by having orders delivered right to their doorstep through the new food delivery app, Crunchbutton.  Crunchbutton allows University students to have orders catered from campus restaurants that do not alre...

Navigating nightlife

Navigating nightlife

By Mara Shapiro

September 22, 2014


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A variety of venues make up campus nightlife in Champaign-Urbana. From beer gardens to the sticky floors of KAM’S, there are numerous ways for students to unwind after another school week.  But within three weeks of its launch, some students have begun to welcome a new app, Zondr, to their phones’ home scr...

Pebble Smart Watch allows students hands-free communication

Pebble Smart Watch allows students hands-free communication

By Earn Saenmuk

May 6, 2014


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Many engineering students have been spotted wearing the same watch on campus, and it’s not an accident. Pebble Smart Watch has a black-and-white e-paper display. It can connect to any device that supports iOS or Android systems via Bluetooth. The main purpose of the Pebble is for owners to get noti...