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35 Valuable Tips for Successful Students

35 Valuable Tips for Successful Students

For our latest giveaway, I asked readers to share their most valuable college tips. The responses were incredible, and really made me proud to be apart of a site with such a great audience. To celebrate this, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tips shared, adding detail, and linking to some relevant ...

Hands-on: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

Hands-on: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

As apart of my delayed CES coverage, last week I dove into the future and listed currently-available gadgets that I see as future mainstream products. Today, I’ll give you a little peek at one of those products, Epson’s Moverio BT-200 smart glasses. When I heard that Epson, a company known for making projectors and printers, ...

Giveaway: Work Smarter, Play Harder

Giveaway: Work Smarter, Play Harder

This giveaway runs from January 29 to February 5. While we’re fans of hard work here at HackCollege, we also love providing you with the tips and tricks necessary to make your work load easier to manage. Oftentimes, however, you all provide us with great tips of your own. And while we’re happy to accept ...

Study Break: 5 Future Gadgets You Can Buy Right Now

Study Break: 5 Future Gadgets You Can Buy Right Now

You’d be surprised how long something can be around before it catches on with the masses. Most of the time the technology is simply too young, and needs investment, competition, and of course, age, to become ready for primetime. Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to see many of those kinds of devices up ...

Study Break: 3 Things to Know About SteamOS and Steam Machines (VIDEO)

Study Break: 3 Things to Know About SteamOS and Steam Machines (VIDEO)

At CES 2014, Steam Machines were a hot topic. A dozen different manufacturers showed off Steam Machines powered by Valve’s Linux-based SteamOS, an operating system built around the popular digital distribution community. The designs varied in size and shape, but there were some standouts. Alienware showed off a cool compact rig that will no doubt catch ...

Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Note: Turn YouTube annotations on. Some of the information in this video may be out of date. Refer to the text below to find the up-to-date details and additional search tricks. Google is getting more and more intelligent with each update, allowing us to find answers to basic questions without clicking through to another page. ...

Intel Announces $1.3 Million ‘Make It Wearable’ Challenge

Intel Announces $1.3 Million ‘Make It Wearable’ Challenge

Aspiring engineers and inventors take note: Intel has challenged you to create the future of wearable devices, and wants to give you some serious cash to make it happen. Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, announced the ‘Make it Wearable‘ challenge during his keynote address at CES 2014. Intel is looking to foster innovation in this ...

Smart Earbuds at CES 2014

Smart Earbuds at CES 2014

Wearable fitness devices such as the Fitbit and Jawbone UP are becoming common must-have for both runners and health-tracking enthusiasts. But Intel’s new “Smart Earbuds,” announced yesterday at CES, are taking a different route, using sensors attached to the earbuds to display and track heart rate, as well as display pace and calories burned. The ...

HackCollege at CES 2014

HackCollege at CES 2014

I’ll be on the ground at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show January 7 and 8 to bring you the latest and greatest gadget news. I’ll be working with Intel as part of the company’s blog ambassador program, but will be taking a look at all the show has to offer — including the latest smartphones, ...

HackCollege’s 40 Best Posts of 2013

HackCollege’s 40 Best Posts of 2013

It was difficult to choose which posts would make it onto this year’s best posts list. We stepped up our game over the past year, focusing more on high quality features than news. This allowed us to bring on some very talented new writers who brought fresh ideas and perspectives to the our “work smarter, ...

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

It’s become hard to ignore Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system, Windows 8 (recently updated to 8.1). Not only is it nearly impossible to find a new Windows 7 PC anymore, most computer manufacturers are including touchscreens in both all-in-one desktop PCs and laptops, to take advantage of the new interface. But what if you’re not ...