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5 Ways To Spot A Fake Diamond

One of the most common questions that gemologists are asked is how to tell the difference between a real diamond and a fake stone.<p>We spoke with Reyne Hirsch, a 20th century decorative arts expert and consultant for the global online marketplace Lofty, about how to tell when a diamond is real, and …

Jewelry

This black box promises to wirelessly charge a dozen gadgets at once

Energous says its WattUp tech can charge from up to 15 feet away<p>Most phones that can be wirelessly charged today still have to sit right on top of a charging pad — in fact, even being slightly misaligned with the pad can cause a phone <i>not</i> to charge. Now, the company Energous says that it has a …

How to Get a Job Promotion This Year

Use these smart strategies to scale the corporate ladder—and leave your coworkers in the dust<p>It would be awesome if simply doing your job well led to an annual promotion. Unfortunately, your boss isn’t spending his time dwelling on how brilliant you are. Instead, you need to be proactive to make …

Facebook is the new AOL

So it's worth noting that the broad outlines of tech in 2015 look surprisingly like the late '90s. The major players are set up the same, the fights are the same, and the mistakes will almost certainly be the same. It's going to be pretty fun until it all blows up, actually — some of these ancient …

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Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid

A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing<p>The open-source movement has produced some of the most widely utilized software in the world, a huge economic value driven by a widely dispersed community who believe contributing good work is often …

Building the best security camera

We've reviewed quite a few stand-alone security cameras as well as security systems with camera accessories. Although some have impressed us favorably with their image quality and range of features, none of them has been good enough to merit an Editors' Choice award.<p>What <i>is</i> the ideal security …

5 Things That Make Phuket The Ultimate Luxury Destination

The white-sand beaches, the iconic Thai hospitality, the blissful food and shopping, and the stylish hotels in Phuket, all contribute to the island’s …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

Snapchat trademarks raise possibility of mobile payments coming to the app

Snapchat has turned down billions of dollars from suitors like Google and Facebook, so how does the company plan to profit from its hugely successful messaging app? The traditional and obvious way would be through ads, but it seems Snapchat is also exploring other options like mobile payments. It's …

Want to Land a Job at One of the Top 50 Architecture Firms? Here Are the Skills You Need to Have...

<i>This article was originally published on Black Spectacles.</i><p>Ever wonder what software skills and licensure/accreditation are required to get a job at …

We Can No Longer Unbundle Microsoft Office

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tom Limongello is based in NYC and is VP of Product Marketing for Crisp Media.</i><p>It’s summertime, so we know there’s pressure to ‘unbundle’ ourselves from work as much as we can. Yet when something comes up, we are reminded of how little unbundled mobile apps offer in terms of …

Simple Notification App 'Yo' Raises $1.5 Million From Pete Cashmore, Betaworks And The Tencent Founders

The round, which closed last week, includes eight investors. The founders of China's Tencent led Yo's seed investment, putting in more than $250,000. Mashable founder Pete Cashmore, Betaworks, and notable angel investors also contributed to the round.<p>Yo is an app that lets users send push …

Apps

Secret grabs $25M, lets you add Facebook friends to your gossip circle

Apparently, creating apps for anonymous gossip is a lucrative affair: Secret has just raised a new round of funding from a crop of esteemed investors and is releasing two new features for an enhanced gossiping experience.<p>After raising its first round of institutional funding back in March, Secret …

25 Hot Israeli Tech Startups

Israel’s dynamic tech startup scene is no secret. The country has been called the “start-up nation” for years and, today, only the U.S. and China have more companies listed on the NASDAQ than Israel’s 90 – worth a total of $40 billion. Innovation continues and a new crop of Israeli tech startups …

Apple patent app details location-based iPhone functions

A new Apple patent application has surfaced at the USPTO detailing a location-based system that will alter how a device functions at any given time. …