back to school

  • Back-To-School: Buy A PC, Get An Xbox

    Back-To-School: Buy A PC, Get An Xbox

    In an effort to keep the kids from going with all Apple everything, Microsoft has teamed up with a number of vendors to offer a new “Buy a PC, Get An Xbox” plan along with a $15 upgrade to Windows 8 when it lands later this year. Non-gamers get a $100 Staples gift card, which sounds like cold comfort. Read More

  • Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

    Back To School: How To Ace Taking Notes

    Back in the day, before the printing press made books a widely available commodity, students sat through class transcribing each and every word of a published work, as dictated by the teacher. We still take notes today, sure, but note-taking and lectures themselves have come a long way. So as you tie your shoes, zip up your backpack, and head off to your first day of college (or second, third… Read More

  • Back To School: Five Gadgets To Help You Get Your Game On Between Classes

    Back To School: Five Gadgets To Help You Get Your Game On Between Classes

    Once school kicks into high gear it may seem like there’s no end to all the work that needs to be done, but rest assured — there will come a time when you won’t find yourself buried in a textbook or furiously writing papers. The question then is, well, what do you do with yourself? Sure, you could go out, meet new people, and generally expand your horizons, but… Read More

  • Back To School: The Best Ultrathin Notebook

    Back To School: The Best Ultrathin Notebook

    Ultrabooks aren’t a hard sell. They’re super thin, really light, and powerful enough to handle everyday tasks (including a little gaming) with aplomb. That’s why I’d recommend them to students looking for a thin, light, and cheap way to get some great computing power without weighing down your backpack. To that end, we gathered up four promising thin-and-light… Read More

  • Back-To-School: How To Become A Google Intern

    Back-To-School: How To Become A Google Intern

    What does it mean to be bold? To be better than you were the day before? Google’s BOLD Internship is an 11-week internship designed to provide exposure into the technology industry for students who are historically under-represented in this field. However, the program isn’t just about work experience, it’s about growing as a person and befriending some of the coolest… Read More

  • Back To School: 5 Apps That Will Make You Fall (Even More) In Love With Your Phone

    Back To School: 5 Apps That Will Make You Fall (Even More) In Love With Your Phone

    You’re heading off to college. You have no idea that the next four years of fun will fly by, likely leaving you jobless and in debt. You’re unconcerned with nonsense like that — you’re ready to achieve your dreams! You’re ready to party! You’re ready to meet your mate in life! But before you pack up the family van full of clothes, collapsible IKEA furniture… Read More

  • The Top 5 iPhone Cases For The College-Bound

    The Top 5 iPhone Cases For The College-Bound

    There you are, full of gumption, standing next to a packed car. You’re off to college. You’re about to set off into the world to, as they say, make something of yourself. Armed with your trusty iPhone, you’ll likely reach your lofty goals. But an iPhone can be more than just a smartphone. With the right case, an iPhone can be a multifunctional tool, converging the power of… Read More

  • Back To School 2012: Five Gadgets To Keep You Sane In Your New Dorm Room

    Back To School 2012: Five Gadgets To Keep You Sane In Your New Dorm Room

    What? It’s August already? That means (for better or worse) that hordes of freshly-minted college students will soon be starting the next chapter of their lives and moving into dull, cramped dorm rooms in the process. Oh, that description applies to you? Well, congratulations — you’re in for a treat! Before you go too nuts trying to decide which of your possessions will… Read More

  • Back To School 2012: Welcome To The Whiteboard Jungle

    Back To School 2012: Welcome To The Whiteboard Jungle

    Every year we have a little tradition around TC: a “back to school” series for folks who are either entering college or just leaving the confines of academia for their first job. Our goal in this series is to talk about all the gadgetry, great and small, that would help make that transition a little smoother and, more important, offer some advice from entrepreneurs and business… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Its Back-To-School Promotion: Buy A PC, Get A Free Xbox

    Microsoft Announces Its Back-To-School Promotion: Buy A PC, Get A Free Xbox

    Microsoft, just like Apple, usually runs a major back-to-school promotion every summer that is meant to give students (and their parents) some extra incentives to buy a new computer. The company’s just-announced back-to-school deal for the U.S. and Canada is pretty much the same as last year’s. A year ago, Microsoft gave students who bought a new PC and Xbox 360 and this year… Read More