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Smartphone AI in Emergencies

Smartphone AI in Emergencies

Your smartphone has a secret. Its built-in personal assistant feature failed the performance test. Android, Windows and Apple mobile devices, despite their so-called intelligent coding, need more learning in order to help you in a personal, mental or medical crisis. A report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMMA) Internal Medicine published in ...

Niche Careers: Foreign Service Officer

Niche Careers: Foreign Service Officer

Picture yourself in Moscow entering a guarded embassy building. You nod and exchange greetings with well-dressed professionals, many of whom you know, as they shuffle through the lobby. Someone says something to you in Russian and you chuckle while sipping on your coffee. On your desk is a list of current international events, and you’re ...

How To: Save Money on Transportation

How To: Save Money on Transportation

Being a college student can be an expensive adventure. With tuition and fees, books, on or off-campus housing, and trying to maintain a social life, expenses  add up quickly. HackCollege is all about helping you save money. That’s why we’ve put together this list of ways to save on transportation wherever you go: class, home, ...

Inspiring Career Paths: CEO of Kicker

Inspiring Career Paths: CEO of Kicker

College is a time when most young adults are scrambling to figure out which direction to take their life. We often fall into the trap of believing our majors will dictate our career path, and this can make us sell ourselves short. This trend however, was no match for former New York Times editor, Holly ...

Why You Should: Follow the News

Why You Should: Follow the News

What is it about millennial’s not being up to date on current events? The news is important and filled with information we should all know about, especially because a lot of it directly pertains to us. I know cat videos and quizzes identifying which NSYNC member you’re the most similar to are more entertaining, but ...

How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

How To: Get Started Using Cloud Storage

Today, storing your class assignments, notes and media files on your laptop or desktop computer is considered an outdated method of storage. Cloud storage offers the next step in storage evolution, with reliable and free/low cost options such as Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive and Dropbox. In the early days of cloud storage development, I resisted ...

Hack College Investigates: Student Union

Hack College Investigates: Student Union

This article is a part of a series where Hack College writers investigate different parts of campus life in order to provide readers with  information on how you can use this service better while in college. Stay tuned for other parts of campus. You’ve probably walked through this building to get to your next class. ...

How To: Get Homework Done on Your Android

How To: Get Homework Done on Your Android

Laptop computers are great tools both in and out of the classroom. But they are bulky to carry around morning, noon and night. Leave your laptop behind and still get heavy writing and note-taking done on your Android phone or tablet. All you need to convert your tablet or smartphone into a top-grade learning tool ...

Eight Things to Do Between Classes

Eight Things to Do Between Classes

With the spring semester gearing up, you may once again find yourself with idle, half-hour blocks perfect for aimlessly browsing Facebook. But what if you had something useful to do instead? Here are some suggestions from HackCollege. One: Read a book. My school requires four semesters of Great Books Seminar courses, which means that first- ...

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Make Your Student Organization Relevant

Maybe you’re in a sorority or a fraternity and you’re looking for new ways to engage with potential members. Or maybe you’re in a student organization that is brand new to campus and you’re trying to build credibility with the community. Don’t know how to take your organization to the next level? Look no further. ...

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

A few years ago, we wrote about options for getting rid of your cell phone contract to save money. While that is certainly still an excellent option for your budget, today we’re going to take it one step further: get rid of smartphone data entirely. The Cost of Data The average individual cell phone bill ...

Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in College

Things I Wish I’d Done Differently in College

If there’s anything I’ve learned throughout my undergraduate years, it is the importance of being critical of advice. I’ve also learned that no matter what you decide to do and how comfortable you are in those decisions, hindsight has the ability to bring forth some perspective and regret. Below is a list of my top ...