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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 Some of the information in this video may be out of date.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 ...

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, ...

5 Tips for Nailing Your Weight Loss Resolution

5 Tips for Nailing Your Weight Loss Resolution

Yes, it’s cliché. Yes, most people don’t stick to it. Yes, the gym will look like Walmart on Black Friday in January, but as empty as the rally for Tim Tebow to join the Jacksonville Jaguars in February. But guess what? Millions of people have still made the New Year’s Resolution to shed some pounds ...

Career Spotlight: 5 Career Paths for Sociology Majors

Career Spotlight: 5 Career Paths for Sociology Majors

If you are interested in sociology, but you’re not sure how well that translates to a career path, don’t worry! Sociology is an incredibly versatile major — more so than you might think. You learn a great deal about interacting with different kinds of people, and in upper level courses, you’ll also get practice in ...

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 ...