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Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Welcome to Freshman Week 2014

Last year, HackCollege organized its first ever Freshman Week. While students were preparing to head to college for the time or just getting settled in, we decided it was fitting to dedicate an entire week to articles that focused on helping freshmen transition smoothly into college life. This year, we’ll work on tackling even more ...

4 Ways You Can Generate Good Luck

4 Ways You Can Generate Good Luck

#8220;You make your own luck” is a quote you’ve probably heard before. The meaning, however, is lost without more context. After all, if you make your own luck, doesn’t that make it the opposite of luck? Well, according to psychologist Richard Wiseman, author of The Luck Factor, a person’s luck is often manufactured. In his ...

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

Last year, HackCollege’s Dominique Jackson gave some great advice on avoiding the credit pitfalls that often trap unsuspecting college students. This year, I want to reopen that topic and let you know how to build credit responsibly while still avoiding the pitfalls that lead to early debt and financial hardships. Credit Follows You Everywhere The ...

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make ...

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 ...