How Design Fanfiction Became One of the Internet's Favorite Games

The redesign. It's a word that's only entered our lexicon in earnest over the past year or two, thanks to the hundreds of products reinvented by designers who don't work for the companies that make them. When did it become so cool to do free work for major corporations? The answer is since internet. » 5/08/14 2:00pm 5/08/14 2:00pm

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your education. » 1/24/14 11:57am 1/24/14 11:57am

Is This Sustainable Hut the Future of Affordable Student Housing?

This modern 33-square-foot wooden hut is a concept by Swedish firm Tengbom Architects for affordable student housing called a smart student unit. It cleverly packs about five different traditional types of space into one small volume. But would it actually work? » 9/18/13 4:40pm 9/18/13 4:40pm

When Every Student Realizes They Can Reply All and Spam Every Other…

When you connect a bunch of young college kids together on the Internet, any meeting eventually devolves into a crying mess of memes, Internet hall of fame pictures and a whole lot of trolling. So when students in Stanford's computer science program realized that e-mailing one address would contact EVERY student,… » 2/13/13 1:00am 2/13/13 1:00am

Here's What Happens When 40,000 College Students Realize They Can…

NYU recently sent out a seemingly innocuous e-mail to all of its students asking them to opt for paperless forms. People in college get those kinds of e-mails all the time! But when one student decided to ask his mom if he should enable the paperless forms, he accidentally triggered a method that allowed him (and… » 11/27/12 7:40pm 11/27/12 7:40pm

Why Can't We Create a Human-Powered Helicopter Already?

The concept of a human-powered helicopter is surprisingly simple. The creation of a human-powered helicopter? Not so simple. People have been trying for 30 years to create a human-powered helicopter that can hover for 60 seconds, reach a height of 10 feet and stay inside a 33-foot box and no one has ever done it yet. » 10/17/12 1:00am 10/17/12 1:00am

Now Is a Great Time to Buy a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

If you're thinking about picking up a tablet, especially for school, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 just got a little bit better. The tablet's Student Edition Bundle is on sale today until September 1st for $250. » 8/19/12 9:00am 8/19/12 9:00am

Record Labels Are Paying Students to Narc on Students Who Pirate Music

If you're still pirating music, stop. It's illegal and wrong and stealing and bad and yadda yadda. But it's also dangerous because you don't even know who you can trust anymore. There is no honor amongst thieves, record labels are using a task force of students to hunt down other students who pirate music. » 6/12/12 1:40pm 6/12/12 1:40pm

An Amazing Student Was Caught with a 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet Filled…

If you've cheated in school, you've probably scribbled test answers on an eraser, passed notes with a friend, glanced at your classmate's test or even made a cheat sheet. You never, however, cheated like this amazing student. He's taken cheating to an entirely different level: A 35-foot long cheat sheet with 25,000… » 6/11/12 6:20pm 6/11/12 6:20pm

Microsoft Will Give Students a Free Xbox 360 If They Buy a Windows PC

No one will like you if in college if you don't have a laptop. Kidding! But seriously, in college, a laptop is your life. Microsoft wants to help you kiddies out: Just like last year, if you buy a Windows PC, it'll throw in a free Xbox 360. » 5/18/12 3:05pm 5/18/12 3:05pm

Sesame Street Wants To Make Math and Science Fun Again

Admit it, most of us learned the letter C from the Cookie Monster's iconic "C is for Cookie" song. But today's kids - they have it better. They're getting some Mythbusters along with their daily dose of Big Bird. » 9/27/11 11:40pm 9/27/11 11:40pm

Would You Rather Stand Or Sit At Your Desk All Day?

The latest office trend sweeping the nation is stand up desks, according to the Wall Street Journal. A growing number of employees at companies like Facebook and Google are tossing aside their chair and asking to work while standing. » 9/02/11 1:09am 9/02/11 1:09am

Amazon Student Lets College Kids Trade In Their Hated Textbooks

Summer's ending, and it's time to start packing and preparing for school. That means finding some money for those uber-expensive textbooks you'll only need for 9 months. The Amazon Student app will let you trade in the old ones for new swag. » 8/15/11 10:45am 8/15/11 10:45am

Kno Thinks Selling College Textbooks On Facebook Is the Way Forward

Seems Kno realized that not every student wanted a hulking $899 dual-screened tablet, but I'm not sure selling textbooks that are readable on Facebook is the right way forward—hasn't Kno thought about the possibility for distraction? » 8/11/11 4:30am 8/11/11 4:30am

Apple Just Released Those Cheap iMacs for Students

Did we say August 16th? Yeah, uhm, we meant today. According to 9to5 Mac, Apple is releasing those scaled-down student-friendly iMacs right now. Still no word on the pricing, but you'll want to get on that soon Check them out for $1000. [9to5 Mac] » 8/08/11 8:50am 8/08/11 8:50am

Cheap, Scaled-Down iMac Being Readied For Students?

Apple failed to introduce a new educational discount for iPads, but that doesn't mean they've forgotten about students altogether. 9to5Mac has heard that a new, more affordable iMac aimed at students will be released this month, maybe on August 16th. » 8/08/11 5:00am 8/08/11 5:00am

BinderPad Hides Your iPad Inside a 3 Ring Binder So You Can Secretly…

BinderPad is an iPad case that can fit inside a 3 ring binder. What's so special about that? For the kids man! It's completely stealth so students can hide it in their binders and look like they're studying when they're actually on their iPad. » 7/27/11 12:12pm 7/27/11 12:12pm

Memrise Is a Viva Pinata For Language Students

Memrise is an online farming game similar to Viva Pinata. It's built on words, not some silly buzzlegums and mixes addictive gaming with mnemonics to make learning a new language fun. » 6/23/11 8:05pm 6/23/11 8:05pm

Zuckerberg Wants Kids Under 13 on Facebook

Facebook's already pretty inane. The only thing that could make it worse is, oh I dunno, having 10 year-olds running wild on it. Luckily, it's against the law for sub-13 year-olds to join data-collecting sites. Unless The Zuck changes that. » 5/20/11 4:09pm 5/20/11 4:09pm