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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pinterest is raising money at an $11 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise $500 million in new funding.<p><b>2. Apple is being sued for allegedly poaching auto engineers to build a battery division.</b> That means there's even more evidence Apple is building a car.<p><b>3. Uber is raising another $1 billion</b> …

Ben Silbermann

Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop with 60 seconds of artistry

Where would we be without Photoshop? Among all the productivity applications that developed alongside the home PC over the past quarter century, Adobe's Photoshop has been the most influential and transformative for the rest of the world. It's the greatest image manipulation program that's ever …

Slack's Now Got a Native Windows App

Team communication service Slack has just launched a beta version of its Windows desktop client.<p>The desktop version brings all the features of the Web-based service together in a standalone program. However, it’s still in beta and needs a bit more work before it’s ready for prime time.<p>Slack’s …

Software

​Microsoft joins with Mozilla in bid for fast Web apps

In Windows 10, Microsoft's browsers -- both IE and Spartan -- will get the tech Firefox uses to speed up Web-based games. And that's a challenge to Windows itself.<p>In a partnership that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago, Microsoft has strongly endorsed Mozilla's asm.js technology for bringing …

Snapchat gets more musical with update adding audio to people's snaps

Spotify, iTunes, SoundCloud and other music app can now provide soundtracks to Snapchat videos and stories<p>Fresh from rumours that it is raising fresh funding valuing the company at $19bn, Snapchat has launched a new feature that makes it easier for users to add music to the videos they share using …

Apple Watch Makes U.S. Magazine Cover Debut In Latest Issue of 'Self'

Back in October, the Apple Watch made its magazine cover debut with Vogue China, on the wrist of Chinese model Liu Wen. Now, as Apple prepares to launch the Apple Watch in April, the device is seeing its U.S. magazine cover debut, featured in the March issue of Self magazine (via <i>AppleInsider</i>).<p>Model …

Smartwatches

Lenovo installs adware on its computers that could let hackers steal private data

A vulnerability has been discovered in a piece of software that ships pre-loaded onto Lenovo computers that could grant hackers access to a user's secure browser data, allowing third parties to potentially collect passwords, bank details, and other sensitive information.<p>Superfish, an adware program …

Information Security

Google fights rule that would let the US hack devices worldwide

The US is <i>already</i> snooping on computers around the world, but Google is worried that it might be sneaking in a rule change that would sanction more nosy behavior. The search firm has filed comments protesting an advisory committee proposal that would let the government get warrants for "remote …

11 Genius Storage Tricks for a Tiny Kitchen

When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.<p>When you don't have much space, make every inch work extra hard.

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

You know that mindfulness can improve your health. Turns out it can also make you a better manager.<p>Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles …

Mindfulness

Putin hints he may let 'fact-finding' team evaluate Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW -- Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinhas agreed to a German proposal for international observers to review the tense standoff in Ukraine’s Crimea area, a Kremlin news service dispatch indicated Monday.<p>The proposal for a “contact group” of mediating foreign diplomats and an observer delegation …

Russia

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has lost the plot, says German chancellor

Angela Merkel describes Russian president as 'out of touch with reality' after urging him to back down from Crimea occupation<p>Vladimir Putin has lost the plot over Ukraine, according to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.<p>US reports said Merkel phoned Barack Obama on Sunday evening after speaking …

Iraq Death Toll Tops 700 In February

A bloody February in Iraq led to at least 700 civilian deaths in the course of the month, as the violent Sunni-Shiite clashes that have worsened …

Extremism

Ukraine crisis: energy markets and shares in turmoil

European benchmark oil prices up 2%, Russia shares tumble 11% and FTSE 100 closes down 1.5%<p>Oil prices surged, shares fell and the rouble sank to a record low after Russia sent troops to the Crimea and tensions between Russia and the west hit their highest since the cold war.<p>Brent crude, the …

Russia blocks protest-linked sites

MOSCOW — Russia's Internet monitoring agency has blocked 13 Internet pages linked to the Ukraine protest movement that helped oust the country's Russia-leaning president last week.<p>Roskomnadzor said in a statement published online Monday that it had been ordered by the general prosecutor's office to …

See All the Looks From the Oscars Red Carpet

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10 Super Chic Black Dresses On The Oscars Red Carpet

Black is the new black.

Associated Press News

Men in White: The Bold New Trend On the Oscars Red Carpet

The men on the Oscars red carpet stood out thanks to their sharp white tuxes and they certainly started a trend. From <i>E!</i> correspondent Ryan Seacrest, …

Oscars 2014: Signature moves by Pharrell, Nyong'o rock red carpet

Pharrell Williams'<p>Lanvinshorts tuxedo,Kate Hudson's caped AtelierVersacegown andLupita Nyong'o's fairy-tale princess Fred Leighton headband.<p>At Sunday's<p>Academy Awardsat the Dolby Theatre, stars mastered the art of the personal style statement. Even poorJennifer Lawrence's slip-and-falls have become …

Pharrell Williams

The Dresses You Missed from the Academy Awards Red Carpet 2014

Roberto Cavalli

Pharrell Williams Continues His Transformation Into a National Park Ranger

He wore SHORTS to the Oscars, which is even more ridiculous than that hat.<p>Pharrell Williams is almost certainly flouting the Oscars dress code because this year he's wearing SHORTS. (Lanvin shorts though.) He may not be wearing socks either, so let's all just go to bed. OK no but let's all have …

Pharrell Williams

North Korea fires more missiles amid US-Seoul military drills

South Korea says Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into sea on Monday, after four missiles were fired on Thursday<p>North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea – the second such launch in less than a week – while annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington continue, …