For college students, small high-tech gadgets can make a big difference. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Sharon Profis offers up several suggestions for students returning to campus.
Add some innovation to your college living experience.
Get the new school year off on the right foot with apps and services
"The Prince of Puke" encourages Rhode Island School of Design's class of 2015 to shake things up, "horrify us with new ideas" and make him nervous. Plus, he gives a nod to hackers.
Some colleges are now using software programs and algorithms to pair up first-year students. Much like online dating, it's all based on compatibility.
Hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide are turning to software programs and algorithms to help match dorm roommates. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports on how this technology aims to reduce bad pairings and the two questions that may best determine whether roommates get along.
Feeling insufficiently erudite? Get ready to enroll in Words U, a messaging app that aims to improve your word power.
Questions of identity, selfhood and memory are addressed in the class entitled "The art of self portraiture".
The Slo Mo Guys film a match-head bomb in their backyard with a Phantom Flex slow-motion camera, and if you're thinking it's a good idea to try this at home, you should just stop reading now.
Finally, all those hours spent noodling around on social media can be harnessed into real college credit at a prestigious institution.