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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 ...

How to Use Deadlines to Your Advantage

How to Use Deadlines to Your Advantage

I’m finishing up my senior year now and, looking back, I can see that my biggest barrier to success in college was procrastination. It’s probably an issue for you too. But there was also one solution to my problems – and I mean besides just turning into an efficient person, because who wants to do ...

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students

20 Memorization Techniques for College Students

While one of Dorothy Parker’s poems famously states, “Women and elephants never forget,” when midterms and finals sneak up, women and men alike panic and go into cram-session mode. However, college days and post-grad life need not suffer memory lapse. The following memorization techniques for college students offer a variety of ways to help you ...

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 ...

How to Boost Your Resume with Stand-Alone Projects

How to Boost Your Resume with Stand-Alone Projects

Here at HackCollege, we talk a lot about jobs. It’s what most of us are in college for, after all. But all the advice about internships and resumes glosses over one important option that helps secure a job: personal, stand-alone projects. There are two basic formats for resume design. First, you could focus on job ...

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 ...

How to Improve Your Attention Span and Work Smarter

How to Improve Your Attention Span and Work Smarter

It’s a crazy and distracting world out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t tune it all out. It’s hard to follow along in a three-hour lecture, and even harder to focus on boring reading assignments or uninteresting work. Make improving your attention span your goal for 2014 with these simple tips. Related: 50 Productivity ...

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 ...