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colleges

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Why picking a college roommate is now like online dating

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.

By May 7, 2015

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The two things that matter most when picking a college roommate

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.

By May 7, 2015

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Learn college-level vocabulary words by texting with friends

Feeling insufficiently erudite? Get ready to enroll in Words U, a messaging app that aims to improve your word power.

By March 12, 2015

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UK college offers course in capturing the perfect selfie

Questions of identity, selfhood and memory are addressed in the class entitled "​The art of self portraiture".

By January 5, 2015

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'Wasting time on the Internet' is a real Ivy League college class

Finally, all those hours spent noodling around on social media can be harnessed into real college credit at a prestigious institution.

By October 30, 2014

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College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says

A new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook.

By October 24, 2014

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That's 'app' as in college admissions application

Now's the time high school seniors are starting to ramp up their college application process -- and it can be a daunting task. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some high-tech tools that can help with everything from picking a school to applying for aid.

By October 16, 2014

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Study Captain America, Iron Man for college credit

Forget "Richard III" and "The Grapes of Wrath." College kids will get the chance to study "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Thor," "Iron Man" and more in a new university course.

By September 24, 2014

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'Star Wars' goes to college with new clothing line

Show off both your Star Wars and school pride with a new line of shirts, caps, and accessories featuring Darth Vader, Yoda, Stormtroopers, and more.

By September 12, 2014

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Apps to prep for college

Avoid the pitfalls of the first year of college with the help of apps. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on her recommendations for getting ready for higher ed in this Tech Minute.

By August 27, 2014