Brent Albrechtsen

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Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …


Watch This Woman Try On 100 Years' Worth of Hair and Makeup Trends in Just One Minute

The evolution of beauty looks is amazing.<p>Time flies in this video of a woman being made over to showcase the most iconic beauty looks of each decade from the past hundred years. Which year did it best?


Sprint promises to cut Verizon and AT&T bills in half if customers switch

Sprint's been taking aggressive steps to reverse its fortunes under new CEO Marcelo Claure, and today the carrier is making a bold bid to steal customers away from Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint's new "Cut Your Bill in Half" event promises that existing customers of the biggest two US carriers …

Apple is just now going to trial over the music DRM it killed in 2009

Plaintiff lawyers in the 10-year-old lawsuit are seeking $350 million in damages for nearly 8 million customers<p>Today, Apple begins a defense against a lawsuit featuring nearly 8 million affected people of its FairPlay digital rights management technology, which the company used to lock down iPods …

Music Industry

HP's new laptop looks like a MacBook Air and is made for hardcore business users

HP is today introducing a new laptop that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air — a stylish Windows 8 machine called the EliteBook Folio 1020. Even though HP is boasting about this laptop's slim size, it isn't necessarily taking aim at Apple here. HP says that it's designed the Folio 1020 with …

MacBook Air