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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


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


How to keep track of how much money your roommate owes you

With an app or two, you can settle or -- better yet -- prevent arguments among your roommates about who owes whom money.

By August 12, 2014


Slasher or hacker? 2015's cyberthreats could have been horror flicks

They steal your identity, take control and can't be stopped. The year's cybersecurity threats were so frightening they made your skin crawl.

By October 30, 2015


I survived Camp Nerd Fitness, zombie dog and all

For four days this month, CNET's Michael Franco took part in a different kind of camp for adults. He came back changed -- and not just because he was turned into a zombie.

By October 19, 2015


iPhone stops bullet during mugging

Technically Incorrect: Police say a student at Fresno State was being robbed when his assailant fired at him and his iPhone came to the rescue.

By September 5, 2015


Radically improve your Tinder profile by getting Kelly Clarkson to sing it

Technically Incorrect: On Jimmy Kimmel's show, Clarkson shows how a little talent can make the words "slip it into something" sound glorious.

By August 19, 2015


Drone dramatically rescues stranded drone buddy from roof

A drone lost on a high rooftop becomes the star of a suspenseful rescue operation when a fellow drone tries to bring it home.

By July 23, 2015


After user revolt, Ellen Pao is out as Reddit interim CEO

Pao, a polarizing figure in Silicon Valley after a high-profile gender discrimination suit, stepped down as the leader of the popular social-networking and news site after hundreds of thousands called for her to resign.

By July 10, 2015


How Facebook is banishing roommate horror stories from the dorm

Ah, the dreaded college roommate. Or the perfect roommate. It's all less of a guessing game, thanks to -- you guessed it -- Facebook.

By August 31, 2013