App Showdown: Siri versus Google Now

People laughed when Apple introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S. A robotic assistant that listened to you and carried out tasks? It just sounded silly (and even evoked comparisons to Skynet at some point). But it quickly turned out that Siri was way more than just a robotic companion for
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10 Thanksgiving miracles for college students

Thanksgiving Break is coming up in just a few days! Whether you enjoy the holidays with your family or just relish in being able to sleep in without feeling guilty, you will finally be able to take a break (albeit a small one) from college life. But while the Thanksgiving
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The Big Game saga and its many letdowns — as told by Twitter

The Big Game — an epic face-off between Cal and Stanfurd’s football teams — took place this weekend! The run-up to the Big Game saw campus festooned with blue and gold decorations and refrains of “Roll On You Bears” and “Beat Stanfurd” heard around campus. However, with a nonfire Bonfire Rally and
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How to handle a loud roommate

We’ve all been there. We were once freshmen living in cramped doubles or triples with roommates we were expected to tolerate for an entire year. Most of the time, this task is manageable — you restrict your mess to your portion of the room, and your roommate does the same. You
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Is Facebook losing its ‘cool’ factor?

Last week, Facebook made a $3 billion offer to buy Snapchat. Snapchat surprised the public — but it turns out the tech world wasn’t as shocked as we were. Snapchat’s 23-year-old co-founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, managed to make a smart decision (which is shocking, considering he is a Stanfurd dropout). So, why would
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