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A Tale of Two Computers

This past week I had the opportunity to review both a netbook and a notebook and compare them and see which computer is better fit for the padding inside your backpack this fall. The netbook was a Dell Mini with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor running Windows XP. The notebook was a Dell Studio 15 ...

Social Media Round Up

Facebook takes a bite out of cybercrime The new five step process helps users who are victims of spam hackery fix their problem within the Facebook domain. Before this brilliant feature was unveiled, Facebook emailed you about suspicious activity on your accout. Hulu does an interview with Dave Matthews There’s a great interview with Dave ...

Dissecting the President’s Student Loan Plan

This week on What this means for students, we are going to take a look a President Obama’s new student loan plan. College students and alumni have been at the mercy of the private lender for decades now. What the President’s plan does is instead of contracting the loans out to private lenders, the government ...

This Week in Facebook

Events Come to the Publisher (via The Facebook Blog) On Wednesday, Facebook announced through its blog that the Events application is going to be integrated into the Publisher. Adding the Events application to the publisher is supposed to cater to more spontaneous events. Facebook says this will give more structure to events that would previously have ...

What Google’s Chrome OS Means To Students

Image Courtesy: The Next WebA lot has been talked about Google’s new operating system over the last twelve hours since the Google Blog broke the news. If this OS is widely adopted, then it will change some things about being a student. Chrome will be developed from the web up saying, “the operating systems that ...

This Week In Facebook

Live Notes from Future of Facebook Privacy Conference Call (With Screenshots) (via InsideFacebook) InsideFacebook has put the whole conference call on their site. This details how the new privacy options are going to work. Facebook wants you to open up your information to the world, or Facebook wants the public information to create personalized ads ...

What the Iranian Electolution Means for Students

Image Courtesy: Hans MastThe Iranian election turn revolution has become front page news all around the world. The Daily Show’s coverage of this movement showed how similar we can be to people who live half way around the world. They also showed how important this election is for college students and what they can do to ...

Foods that Stay Fresh for the Semester

Most colleges/universities have dining halls with meal plans, duh. You might not eat from what’s in your dorm for a while because of said dining hall, or your college towns wide array of take-out food. We’ve got you covered over here at HC. Here are some foods that stay good for a long time.  Peanut ...

This Week in Facebook

Facebook Lobbies Washington on Privacy (via InsideFacebook) This article details the balance between privacy and what Facebook needs to keep the servers going. Right now, they are taking keywords to put up relevant ads. The company’s director of public policy, Timothy Sparapani worked as a legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union before coming to ...

Tips to Keep Your Head in the Books

1. Keep your Achilles’ heel somewhere out of the way. The farther you are away from distractions, the less likely you are to indulge in them. For me, it has to be the internet. Because of this I make sure my computer is either asleep or completely turned off. One of the benefits of having ...

What Google Street on Campus Means for Students

This past week, Google announced that it was coming to universities and colleges across the country to bring street view to their campuses. Both eSchoolNews and The Wired Campus reported the first schools participating are UPenn, University of San Diego and San Diego State University. Here are some reasons it could be good or bad for your ...

This Week in Facebook

The State Department Is Using Facebook To Discuss Important Issues (via Federal Computer Week) People around the world are conversing about important issues on the United States’ State Department Facebook Page. There are streams of important events like President Obama’s speech in Cairo, Egypt and important guests to chat with like the creator of Wikipedia, Jimmy ...