The man behind the world’s safest house

A real caped crusader lurks on Berkeley’s streets. Meet Eugene Tssui. With a resume that overshadows even the Dark Knight, the four-time master’s Olympics all-around gymnastics champion is, all at once, a flamenco guitarist, a Harvard University research scholar, a ceramicist, an author of seven books, a professor at Peking
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3 things that make ‘The Last of Us’ amazing!

After what has felt like forever since it was announced back in 2011, the much anticipated PlayStation3 game by developer “Naughty Dog” known as “The Last of Us” has finally dropped. Some of us at the Clog are pretty avid gamers and were pretty hyped to finally get our hands
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App of the week: EasilyDo

Name: EasilyDo Smart Assistant Platform: Android & iOS Price: Free Mission: EasilyDo gets you the right information and gets things done. Though most of us possess smartphones, we can all agree that the vast majority of the apps on these phones are anything but intelligent. They do a singular task
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The hashtag revolution

With Facebook fully incorporating hashtags in the latest iteration of the dominant social network, hashtags have become an unparalleled form of communication over the interwebs. Whether they’re being used in place of sentences, in addition to phrases or simply for comic effect, it’s hard to scroll down the news feed
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Inside the world’s safest house

Tucked in an unassuming neighborhood in a district two miles southwest of the UC Berkeley campus, the “world’s safest” house stands boldly. And so does Eugene Tssui, a Cal alumnus and the house’s architect. In the past 20 years, the pair has challenged conventional wisdom and defied architecture’s status quo. Buying
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TED Talk of the Day: the wandering mind

You know all that daydreaming you do? It could be making you unhappy — at least, that’s what Matt Killingsworth’s findings suggest. His Harvard doctoral research, which tracked the day-to-day emotions of 15,000 participants, found that a wandering mind causes unhappiness. What’s more is that it doesn’t matter what you’re thinking
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App of the Week: Awesome New Tab Page

Name: Awesome New Tab Page Platform: Google Chrome Price: Free Mission: Enhance your New Tab page with ultimate customizability and power. Clog rating:  “Awesome, like you.” While the tagline is definitely high in flattery, the product certainly delivers. It falls into a category of extensions that people often overlook —
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3 hilarious Twitter accounts you should be following

Sure, Twitter is a great place to browse through headlines, stay up to date on important news and disseminate revolutionary ideas. But we at the Clog think that a home page full of news sources alone can be quite depressing. What you just read might be the ultimate first-world problem.
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App of the Week: momenTOGO

Name: momenTOGO Platform: iOS Price: Free Description: Capture the moment and share your memory Today our spotlight turns to Fred Scarf, one of our very own Berkeley students in Interdisciplinary Studies, who has spent eight months creating momenTOGO for the iPhone. Upon seeing a close friend succumb to cancer at
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