Nichole Branica

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Google just revealed the incredibly simple formula for killer résumés

It’s not exactly E=mc².<p>But for would-be job hunters, it’s probably a lot more useful.<p>In a Q&A-style interview with Google’s senior vice president of people operations Laszlo Bock, The New York Times’s Tom Friedman fished a few seriously helpful words of wisdom out of the search giant’s human …

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Beauty-in-a-box startup Birchbox pulls in $60M

As other “stuff in a box” startups have folded, Birchbox has thrived.<p>The New York City startup, which sells $10 curated boxes of beauty samples to around 800,000 subscribers, has raised $60 million in new funding, reports Fortune. The new funding reportedly brings Birchbox’s valuation to around …

Wireless charger can power 40 mobile phones at once from 15 feet away

Advertisement<p>56 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Max Krasnov<p>By now, most people have seen a wireless charger. It probably looked like a pad that …

LuMini Makes Smart Home Lighting Easy And Affordable With Bluetooth LE Connectivity

This embed is invalid<p>A new Kickstarter project debuting today offers a lower barrier of entry to those interested in testing the smart lighting waters. At just $25 for an entry-level pre-order of a single unit, the LuMini is the cheapest way to get started with a smart home lighting system, albeit …

Tour the typography of the future, starting with '2001: A Space Odyssey'

Typography plays a significant role in science fiction on television and in movies: apart from gleaming lens flare and FTL drives, fonts are an easy indicator that the action is happening in the future. <i>Typeset in the Future</i>has dedicated itself to investigating every notable instance of typography …

Cloud Computing For The Enterprise: It's About Service

One of the most interesting aspects of my job is talking to CIOs about what the data center of the future will look like. Where’s the market going? How will cloud computing services fit in? And what will CIOs need to build? Because after all, these are the folks who are going to pay for it.<p>The …

22 of the Best iOS Apps From January

2013 came and went, and we served up a gargantuan summary of some of the best apps to hit the App Store over the 12-month period ending in December. Now, with 2014 well and truly underway, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best new iOS apps from January.<p>SwiftKey Note<p>In a nutshell, SwiftkeKey …

Apple provides instructions for dealing with recurring OS X Mail ‘no new email’ bug

Since OS X Maverick’s launch last year, there have been complaints from users of the official Mac Mail app with Gmail accounts. Apple has fixed up many of the bugs in various patches, but one of the still recurring bugs prevents the Mail app from loading up new messages.<p>Instead of releasing another …

New bill would restore net neutrality pending FCC action

A new pair of bills have been introduced to the Senate and House to protect Net Neutrality after a circuit court ruling struck down the FCC's previous rules earlier this month. A permanent solution will ultimately come from the FCC, which is still considering its next action, but the new House and …