Josh Smith Contributing Editor

Class of 2014


  • An interview with Alexis Ohanian

    Reddit co-founder and open Internet activist Alexis Ohanian visited Carnegie Mellon on Tuesday on his tour promoting his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed. Ohanian sat down with The Tartan to talk about the tour, student entrepreneurship, and net neutrality.

    News | February 24, 2014
  • TartanHacks embodies creativity of CMU students

    The Super Bowl is one of the largest competitive spectacles of the year in the United States. But at Carnegie Mellon, that distinction may go to TartanHacks. The hackathon — organized by app development student organization ScottyLabs — kicked off for the third year last Friday to a barrage of electronic dance music, free t-shirts, and food for participants.

    SciTech | February 2, 2014
  • Her tells touching love story

    In the not-too-distant future, operating systems have surpassed human intelligence, and the only place left to buy clothes from is American Apparel. That is the world that Her drops viewers in. Directed by Spike Jonze, this movie was recently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

    Pillbox | January 27, 2014
  • Ohanian discusses the Internet revolution

    Revolution: It’s a term that comes to mind when thinking about the world today. Regimes are overthrown in the Middle East, and forces like the Tea Party and the Occupy movement call for dramatic changes to our own government. Even from a non-political perspective, we live in a time of great change, with smartphones, Twitter, and a whole array of social technologies that change how we get and share...

    Pillbox | October 14, 2013
  • Motion sensor gives users mouse-free experience

    Apple made things simple by giving people a smartphone with one button. But imagine ditching the button and commanding a computer without any tactile controls. Imagine controlling a computer by moving your hands in front of a screen, and you’ll get the Leap Motion Controller by Leap Motion. Like a miniature version of the Microsoft’s Kinect, the controller allows users to twist, turn, pinch, and m...

    SciTech | September 16, 2013

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