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The Best 2015 Met Gala Red-Carpet Trends

The stars have had their night at the museum, and the red carpet is rolled up for now, but if this year’s gala is anything to go by, then the fashion moments are likely to reverberate into tomorrow morning and beyond. While many touched on the theme, "China: Through the Looking Glass," only a few …

5 Simple Ways to Become a Better Photographer

As professional photographers and videographers, we are constantly striving to stay ahead of the game doing the best we can and give our clients the …

Self-improvement

The Peril of Untrained Entry-Level Employees

Just-released findings of the Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey offer good news and bad news for employers of entry-level talent. First the bad news: most of those employers aren’t doing much to provide their new hires with the training and support they need to get their careers off …

Here's A Simple Trick For Making Your Resume Stand Out

You and dozens — or sometimes hundreds — of other candidates are vying for the same coveted position, and hiring managers only spend an average of six seconds looking at your resume before deciding whether you're a good fit.<p>In a recent LinkedIn post, Ruben Quintero, a director on the Salvation Army …

Employment

8 Super-Tasty Meatless Burgers for Memorial Day

Mushrooms, grains and lentils are just a few ingredients that can serve as the base for a great meatless burger patty. Here, eight excellent veggie …

Apple Reportedly Negotiating with Carriers for $100 Price Increase on iPhone 6

Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100, claims Jefferies analyst Peter Misek (Via <i>StreetInsider</i>). Carriers initially are refusing to negotiate on the iPhone's $199 base price, but they may not be able to resist as the iPhone 6 is shaping up to be …

Ditch That Laptop Brick With FINsix’s New Tiny Notebook Charger

This embed is invalid<p>Many aspects of computing have changed, but the laptop charger has remained sadly stable over the years; no matter what, we never seem to be able to ditch the lumpy power brick, that mid-cable eyesore that takes up tons of space in your bag and presents a ready hazard for …

Netflix speeds soar on Comcast following controversial deal

The past few months have been very active for Netflix, as it's faced new challenges with getting its video streams into homes. It responded to customer complaints and dropping average speeds by making a new connection deal with Comcast, while others like AT&T and Verizon also lined up with their …

Samsung doc: Beating Apple was 'survival strategy'

Dale Sohn, the former CEO of Samsung's mobile business in the US, also testifies that a shift in the Korean company's sales and marketing efforts boosted its position in the smartphone market.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung's future relied on beating Apple in the mobile market, the company's top …

Computer Science

Office Online is now available at the Chrome Web Store

After watching around 12 million people download Office apps for the iPad, Microsoft has finally decided to bring its popular software suite to the Chrome Web Store. Starting today, Chrome users can download web-friendly versions of Word, OneNote and PowerPoint Online. Absent from Microsoft’s …

The 10 tech commandments to avoid digital shame

With the help of our readers and GuardianWitness, we've compiled some handy tips on how to avoid everlasting shame in the modern world – where reply all, browser history and autocorrect just seem out to get you<p>Technology may have introduced us to a brave new world where anything is possible. …

A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

Haiti has struggled to rebuild since a devastating earthquake more than four years ago. Most of the population lives on less than $2 a day, and there are few open jobs for the millions of unemployed.<p>But there's a bright spot: The Western Hemisphere's poorest country is getting into the high-tech …

Fickle teens love Apple more than ever, survey shows

A Piper Jaffray survey finds 61 percent of US teens have iPhones, up from 48 percent last year. It's also almost double the percentage from two years ago. Are other brands really losing among teens?<p>The last time teenagers were consistent was the first time teenagers were consistent.<p>Their winds of …

Teens

Sprint customers might get discounts on Spotify music subscriptions

Just because AT&T has Beats Music in its corner doesn't mean that other carriers can't offer a few audio-themed deals of their own. Case in point, Sprint: <i>Recode</i> claims that the network is announcing a partnership with Spotify that will offer discounts on the streaming service's Premium tier, …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Information Systems

Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to be big in mobile. Meet Aviate

Of the almost 40 companies Marissa Mayer acquired since taking over Yahoo in 2012, artificial intelligence service Aviate — and not Tumblr — may turn out to be the biggest catch.<p>"There's no other interface you touch more in your life than the home screen of your phone."<p>Mark Daiss, co-founder, Aviate<p>…

Advertising

Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru

If you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user, you know just how many social media tools there are out there that promise to help track your activity’s performance online.<p>There’s TwitterCounter (owned by The Next Web) for tracking how many followers you have, Klout for giving you a social media ‘rank’ …

Here's What Android Looked Like Before the iPhone

A once-confidential Google document, introduced at the Apple-Samsung trial last week, shows what the phone operating system looked like in 2006. And it looked a lot different.<p>One of the more interesting documents that came to light during the Apple-Samsung document last week was an early internal …

If Your Photos Are Untidy, There's an App for That

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

Offline over the Weekend? Read All the Tech News You Missed Right Here

Visiting family? Out with friends? Looking after your sickly kids? There are lots of ways to spend a weekend, but there’s a problem there too: if you’re doing those things, you’re not keeping up on the latest and greatest in tech news.<p>Lucky for you then, we <i>were</i> paying attention. So, switch your …

Beauty And E-Commerce Brand Julep Raises $30M To Disrupt The $160B Cosmetics Industry

Julep, a cosmetics and beauty brand and e-commerce platform, has raised $30 million in Series C financing; Azure Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Altimeter Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Maveron all participated in the round. The new investment brings Julep’s total venture funding to $56 million. …

Why can’t anyone build a post-PC device for work?

Is the dream of the computing device that combines the best of touchscreen tablets and laptops now finally dead? With the most recent update to Microsoft's troubled Windows 8.1, it certainly seems that way.<p>What was once that operating system's major selling point – that it combined into one …

Mac Software

LG's top-end G3 phone will rock a Quad HD display

So far, we've only come across beyond-1080p panels in a couple of Chinese phones, like the Oppo Find 7 and the Vivo Xplay 3S. But the spec is definitely about to go mainstream, as LG has just confirmed to us that the successor to the G2 will deliver a "Quad HD" resolution, with four times as many …

The Mobile Browser Is Dead, Long Live The App

Analytics firm Flurry has published data on mobile usage by US consumers during Q1 2014. While users are spending more time on their devices (an average of 2 hours and 42 minutes per day, up four minutes on the same period last year), how they use that time has changed as well. Only 22 minutes per …

Father and Daughter Team Pay Homage to Iconic Portrait Masterpieces

Bill Gekas is a self-taught, fine-art portrait photographer with a few accolades under his belt. He was born and continues to reside in Melbourne, …

The HTC One M8: A Phone For Hipsters

HTC is looking to build on the success of the HTC One with its new phone, the, erm, HTC One. Well, that’s not entirely accurate, it’s called the HTC One M8, but it feels like the M8 was added on the launch day because of the mass confusion the name was causing.<p>HTC desperately wants to distance …

Google-ized HTC One M8 now on sale for $699

The Google Play version of HTC's new flagship phone comes with Android working how Google thinks it should work, including with swift updates.<p>If you want to buy a phone that marries the HTC One M8's slick new design with Google's version of the Android interface, you can buy it right now -- but you …

Android News

How one college went from 10% female computer-science majors to 40%

Yes, we know there aren’t enough women in tech. Yes, we know we need to change the ratio.<p>One college has found the answer.<p>With a three-step method, Harvey Mudd College in California quadrupled its female computer science majors. The experiment started in 2006 when Maria Klawe, a computer scientist …

Computer Science

5 reasons technology world needs more geek girls

"It was like taking a big leap of faith."<p>That's how Regina Agyare describes her decision back in 2012 to leave her well-paid job at a major international bank in Ghana's capital Accra to follow her dream and embark on her own entrepreneurial journey. Having worked for six years as the bank's only …