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CES: New iSkin Lineup

I caught up with Christian Ward from iSkin to talk about some of their new products that they are coming out with. Among them, some sweet bag-shoe combos by TTK. Schweet

Guest Post: How YouTube Can Boost Your Grades

Well, there goes the afternoon... Photo by flickr user topgold.

Today's guest post comes from Daniel Sims. He's a freshman at Columbia University. You can read more of his writing over at his blog, Habitation Intention. I like this guest post.

YouTube has been marked as a plague in the undergraduate community. It has a never ending stream of people hurting themselves, cats doing funny things, people singing on a webcam, catchy songs and other distractions keep students from their purpose (to provide cheap labor for a professor's study).

Jokes aside, YouTube does waste a lot of time. However, it can be useful. You can watch lectures, post your own lessons or stay motivated with YouTube.

CES: Mid-Conference Round Up

We look a lot more professional than we actually are. S-word is crazy in Las Vegas right now. Mike, Chris and I are getting little sleep and a lot of partying in during the Consumer Electronics shows. We’re furiously shooting video which we’ll be releasing throughout the weekend. We’ve talked with Ford, Victorinox, Sony, iSkin, ...

CES: Ford SYNC

I caught up with Gary Braddock the group chief designer of Ford and asked him about the awesome new Ford SYNC system. See what Ford has in store for their new cars!

2009 – A HackCollege Year in Review

I’ll be spending midnight in the beautiful (but rainy) city of Seattle. Awesome photo by flickr user kashyap_hc Oh my. Where did that year go? 2009? Are you still there? Come back! No? Okay, we’ll miss you. Needless to say, 2009 was the best year yet for HackCollege. It was our third year in existence ...

LG eXpo Phone Review

I was able to get my hands on the new LG eXpo, which has some pretty humorous commercials floating around the ‘Net. It’s biggest selling point is the “Pico Projector” that you can buy for it. That’s right: it’s the first phone in existence that has a projector you can attach to it. Why would ...

That’s It for Finals Prep Week

#8230; I should have studied more. Photo by flickr user brdavids Well, friends. That’s it for our Finals Prep Week. Best of luck next week with your finals. I’ll be making sure to get plenty of sleep this weekend while cranking out my last few papers. If you missed any posts, here are all of ...

We’re in the Midst of Finals Prep Week

If you haven’t noticed, we’re right in the midst of our Finals Prep week. Remember: breathe. Here are the posts so far:   Rewarding Yourself for Studying Eating Healthy and Regularly During Finals Punish Yourself into a Studying Frenzy Mixing the Ultimate Study Binge Trail Mix Motivate Yourself to Study by Revamping Your Workspace Don’t ...

Rewarding Yourself for Studying – Finals Week Prep

Nothing takes the edge off of finals week like 1,000 calories of caffeinated sugar and syrup. Photo by flickr user D’Arcy Norman We start off our Finals Week Prep feature with a classic: rewarding yourself for studying. The idea is self-explanatory: you study for a little while, and then reward yourself for distraction-free studying. The ...

This Week’s Best Questions on Discuss Campus – Dec. 4, 2009

Our semesters and quarters are quickly winding down, but that doesn’t mean that Discuss Campus is slowing down at all. In fact, we appointed one of our first moderators this week. His handle is insanemo. His real life name is Mohammed Arfeen and he’s a a sophomore at Benedictine University. He’s got a reputation that ...

Help Send Kelly’s Improv Team to Chicago!

Hi guys. I could use some help. My college improv team is up for the wildcard spot to the national College Improv Tournament. We’re really gunning to go. We need as many votes as possible before December 14. So do us a favor and vote for my team! Please vote for “Laser Squad Bravo” at ...