Category: Geek

A mixture of science, technology, geek culture and gaming. Techno lust.

BCU MicroHack 2015

The first ever Hackathon organised in Birmingham City University, held on 16th December 2013, featured a team of students that were competing for prizes. The challenge was to develop prototype software on themes of personal and professional development. Microsoft Azure was used to publish the software submissions. In an atmosphere of social buzz, budding hopefuls …

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22 December 2015
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How Will Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Pan Out?

So recently you might have seen a trailer for one of the most anticipated films of 2016 in which Batman and Superman collide for the first time on the silver screen. The fight scenes in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice between the two leads will consist of a cocky billionaire going toe to toe with an …

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11 December 2015
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HaCS to Host a MicroHack Event This Month

The Hackathon and Computing Society, HaCS, at Birmingham City University are hosting a MicroHack event on 16th December. The society’s purpose is to enhance the employability rates of its members in the computing industry, through programming activities, lively discussion and training for various events. MicroHack is an event that will task participants to use Microsoft’s …

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04 December 2015
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How to Dominate In Star Wars: Battlefront

Last week saw the release of one of 2015’s most anticipated games, no not Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront. Ever since its agonising tease back at E3 2013, like minded Star Wars fans have been craving for Battlefront – especially given all that leaked footage of a cancelled Battlefront game, do you remember that? As …

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27 November 2015
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Rise of the Tomb Raider Review

One of the many female icons in video games is back with even more bite in Rise of the Tomb Raider.  The long awaited sequel to its predecessor had fans in two minds, will this be a monumental game changer? Or will it follow the same Uncharted format only with far more room for improvement? …

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17 November 2015
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Top Invention of the Week #2: Food Printing

Imagine having a bakery at your own home, one that can dish out fresh cookies ready to cook (if needed) or a bowl of pasta and some gravy to go with. 3D printing has turned the world upside down when it comes to creating things. First, we thought it was only for making models for …

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12 November 2015
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How BCU did at this year’s Aston Hack

Over the weekend this year’s Aston Hack got under way, an event apart of the annual Major League Hacking league that tasks student teams with solving real-world problems. Some of our fellow BCU students and your’s truly participated. Taha Mahmut Yazici, Andrei Cristian, Waheed Rafiq, Pandelis Zembashis, Yacub Elmi, Oliver Vlay, Andrei Tuţă  to name few made left massive impression on …

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12 November 2015
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Why You Should Be Keeping an Eye on Overwatch

For all you first-person shooter fans out there, it may come as a surprise that Blizzard’s next game might actually be of interest to you. Blizzard announced last year the inception of Overwatch, a colourful and creative team-based shooter set to replace the long anticipated titan game which was scraped last year. Overwatch is supposedly not too …

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04 November 2015
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What to expect at The Birmingham Comics Festival 2016

Edgbaston Stadium played host to the inaugural Birmingham Comics Festival in April, an event celebrating the work of established and upcoming comic-book writers/artists, alongside welcoming some to the UK for the first time. Thousands flocked to see legends of the craft such as Ian Kennedy, known for painting numerous covers for Commando comics, and New …

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03 November 2015
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Coolest Science Stories of the Week

Some pretty fascinating science stories have been formulated this week; from intoxicated comets, levitation, to a near death experience. Here’s a closer examination of said stories. First up, scientists at NASA tracking a comet have discovered it’s had one to many pints and is spewing alcohol into the atmosphere, alongside a type of sugar called glycolaldehyde. …

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01 November 2015
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  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
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  • Come and find us in Curzon atrium today! We're here till 4pm!
  • Becky is at Enterprise Nation's  The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange today at the BCU School of Jewellery 
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  • Lucy and Angelo are at @crufts  today covering for Snap Scratch and @thescratchbcu 
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  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!
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  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
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  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • Our president @rebeccachiversmedia, went down to the clothes show at the weekend so look out for her photos!
  • COME ALONG TONIGHT! 
Tonight is our welcome talk, it is taking place in the Curzon ground floor lecture theatre (C087)
Come along to say hello and hear us chat about what we do! You can buy your membership there tonight too! 
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  • Today's the day! Welcome fair! Interested in photography? Get down to our stand in the marquee, just inside the door on the right. Ask any questions, meet Becky (President) and Gemma (Vice President), grab some sweets and sign up for more info! :)
  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
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