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University of Washington students won "Best Product Concept" at the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit Design Expo 2014  for their non-working prototype called Vive, a smart bracelet that notifies friends when you've drunk too much. The bracelet contains integrated sensors that detect your personal alcohol levels and dehydration. It connects to a smartphone app via Bluetooth.  When users tap their bracelets together, they get friend requests. As a security feature, users can only see each other when both parties approve their friend requests. When the bracelet detects you're drinking, it...
If you go to a big school, you know that football can be a huge part of college life. We get prepped with lots of expectations about football games, but what really happens? Here's a play-by-play of game day from start to finish. Expectation: You'll head out to the tailgates early in the morning to get started on the football fun.   Reality: All of the bro tanks and day drinking are a bit much to stomach this early in the morning.   Expectation: You're wearing an Instagram-worthy outfit featuring your school colors. You are the physical embodiment of school spirit.   Reality: You spend...
Having a terrible professor in college seems almost like a rite of passage. In many cases you can see bad professors coming a mile away, whether it’s from their 12-page syllabi or their pompous attitudes during the first week of class. While many collegiettes might choose to drop the class the minute they sense their professor will be a dud, some of us aren’t so lucky—sometimes we wait past the drop/add period, and other times the professor is teaching a required course and we just can’t avoid him or her. For those collegiettes who find themselves in this unfortunate situation, we’ve compiled...
Say it ain’t so, Queen Bey! Rumors are once again circulating about Beyoncé but, this time, they’re about something a little different. While spending her 33rd birthday on a fancy private yacht, Yoncé posted a few photos of herself in a snakeskin bikini on her Tumblr page. Though the pictures were ***flawless as usual, one picture, upon closer inspection, appeared to be altered just a little. There’s no questioning that Queen Bey already has an amazing body, Photoshop or no Photoshop, but the stair that’s in between the singer’s thighs looks suspiciously out of place. Let's be honest: there'...
Being back at school is amazing - your friends live right down the hall, you love your classes, and you finally get to be #BackAtIt on the weekends with your best friends. But sometimes your social life in college is a little more Liz Lemon and a little less Animal House. Here are some of the expectations we had about our college social lives... and the harsh realities we actually faced. Expectation: You will have classy bar nights with your girlfriends. Reality: You will witness bizarre antics at a grimy frat party. Expectation: You will look cute at every social gathering. Reality: Aren'...