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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, ...

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)

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 ...

Get $5 Worth of Free Credit from Amazon’s Android Appstore

Amazon’s Appstore for Android isn’t limited to just Kindle Fire tablets. The company’s Google Play alternative can be downloaded and used on any Android device, and it’s a good time to do so. Through December 28, Amazon is offering $5 worth of free credit to anyone who downloads the Amazon Appstore and installs an app ...

Meet the State Representative Who’s Still in College

While many students struggle in their job search, one Mississippi student is having no such trouble, becoming the youngest person elected to the state’s House of Representatives. Related: Finding a Job That Inspires You Elected at just 21 years old, Jeramey Anderson, a senior at Tulane University‘s Biloxi campus, was sworn into office in Mississippi’s 110th ...

Harvard Bomb Hoax Crafted by Student to Avoid Finals

Many students wished for a few extra days to prepare for finals, but only one went to an extreme to make sure he’d get them. Federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday that Monday’s Harvard University bomb threat was a hoax by an undergrad looking get out of taking final exams. Harvard sophomore Eldo Kim sent an anonymous ...

[Spring 2014] Finals Week is Here: Are You Prepared?

It feels like it was just yesterday that we were welcoming a new class in with Freshman Week. We’ve since discussed a range of topics, from making the most of course syllabi to exam tips. Those tips are now more important than ever as we come closer and closer to the end of the semester. ...

The 5 Best Cyber Monday Tech Deals (2013)

For those of you who hate the lines and potential dangers of Black Friday, Cyber Monday is the next best thing. You won’t have to throw any small women or children out of your way to get to deals, and you can shop from the comfort of your couch, psychology class, or even the bus. ...