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The 5 most common interview mistakes — and how to correct them

A recruiter explains the interview missteps that could be costing you the job.<p>You slip into that blazer that says “professional, yet approachable,” print out a copy of your resume and walk confidently into the interview for your dream job. You think it went well, and start dreaming about the day …

How to create the perfect résumé, according to a CEO and former Googler

<b>• Résumé tips often focus on mistakes to avoid.</b><p><b>• But Google alum and WayUp CEO Liz Wessel has a recommendation for what you should do that could help your résumé stand out.</b><p><b>• She said you're going to need to avoid generic descriptions.</b><p>A résumé is basically a first impression in document form. So you …

Employment

South Korean students sit college entrance exam, aided by chants, prayers

South Korean students sat for their highly competitive university entrance exam on Thursday, a week after it was postponed for the first time ever because of safety concerns after an earthquake.<p>Schoolmates, teachers and relatives gathered in front of test venues early in the morning to cheer on the …

Cruiseable cuts through the hassle of high-seas vacations

If you’ve ever tried to book a cruise through a portal like Cruise.com or — heaven forbid — via a cruise line’s website, you know that it can be an incredibly confusing and costly experience.<p>The thing is, though, that it doesn’t have to be. Cruisable is a startup that hopes to take the obfuscation …

Netflix says piracy service Popcorn Time is a real competitor

Netflix isn't just worried about HBO — it's worried about pirates, too. In a letter to shareholders yesterday, Netflix says that piracy is one of its "biggest competitors," and notably, it specifically points to one piracy service that's caught its attention: Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time's app is …

Popcorn Time

Oceana Report Claims Offshore Wind Farms Could Beat Drilling

A new report from Oceana, an environmental advocacy group, claims that installing offshore wind farms along the Atlantic coast would be more economically productive and energy efficient than the oil industry's drilling proposals. "Wind could create more than twice as many jobs, and in 20 years, it …

United Airlines sues site that found loophole for cheap tickets

You know how it's often cheaper to fly from Chicago to Paris by booking a flight to Dubai, and then just getting off at the stopover, which happens to be Paris? Well, <i>you do now</i> thanks to a lawsuit from United Airlines and booking site Orbitz -- they're suing a site called Skiplagged, which arranges …

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.<p>Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from …

Adobe Illustrator Line & Photoshop Sketch iPad apps gain Pencil/Wacom stylus support, auto save, more

Adobe updated two of its creative iPad apps today with new features and additional Bluetooth stylus support. Both <b>Illustrator Line</b> and <b>Photoshop Sketch</b> were updated to version 2.1 and picked up support for FiftyThree’s Pencil Bluetooth stylus and Wacom’s Intuos Creative Bluetooth stylus when drawing …

NZ jet pack maker floats in Australia

In the past, the thought of flying a jetpack was reserved for science fiction. But soon they could be far more accessible to both would-be pilots and investors.<p>A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture, and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock …

Stock Markets

YouTube Now Tells You How Copyrighted Music Will Affect Your Video Before You Upload It

Google today launched a new feature in the YouTube Audio Library that allows uploaders who use copyrighted music to see exactly what will happen to their videos before they upload them.<p>When you upload a video to YouTube today, the service’s Content ID system will automatically try to figure out if …

Comcast Makes It More And More Difficult To Opt-Out Of Internet Sharing

As we learned back in June, Comcast has decided to turn every cable router on its network into a public wi-fi access point. While this may sound like a good idea – free Internet for all Comcast subscribers everywhere is the goal – the reality clashes with the Internet user’s sense of freedom and …

A container-sized generator that converts waste heat into energy

What if hot air could become electricity? That is the goal of clean technology startup company, Alphabet Energy, based in California. It has a new so-called thermoelectric material which it says can turn waste heat – such as that from car exhausts and industry – into usable electric power more …

California's Drought Is Now the Worst in 1,200 Years

California’s three years of low rainfall is the region’s worst drought in 1,200 years, according to a new study.<p>Record high temperatures combined …

Zuckerberg attacks: If Apple really cared about customers, iPhones would cost less

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has lashed out at Tim Cook’s privacy policy, calling it “ridiculous,” and knocking Apple for pricing its products as highly as it does.<p>Zuckerberg’s rebuttal follows comments made by Cook in September, in which he noted that, “When an online service is free, you’re not …

Tim Cook

Flash flooding strands drivers in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavy downpours took a parting shot Thursday at California, triggering flash floods that temporarily stranded more than three …

SoftBank Invests $7M In MIT-based Clean-Tech Startup Altaeros Energies

Another day, another funding from SoftBank. This time the corporation, one of Japan’s leading telecoms, has invested $7 million in Altaeros Energies, which is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and makes airborne wind turbines.<p>SoftBank’s investment in Altaeros is tiny compared to …

'Gangnam Style' busts YouTube's view counter? Not so fast

<b>Editor's note, 12:52 p.m. PT, December 5:</b> <i>This post has been updated to indicate Google's admission that its broken-counter Google+ post was a joke.</i><p>Apparently, Korean pop star Psy's "Gangnam Style" is the horrendously catchy music video that just keeps on giving. It also just keeps on racking up …

The 10 Most Profitable Industries According To Big Data

Forget what you may have previously heard about the most profitable industries, because big data analytics has a new answer.<p>The most profitable sector in the United States is electrical equipment manufacturing, according to Powerlytics, a big data analytics company that offers financial insights …

WunderWalk App Lets You Quickly Map An Urban Outing

WunderWalk is an app that helps you find cool stuff to do in your city — or on your next city break — by combining Foursquare and Google Maps to let you search for a series of activities and have the app plot a route on the map, threading through the necessary stop offs and watering holes.<p>Apps …

Voltera's circuit board printer wants to be the 'Makerbot of electronics'

<i>Update on Nov. 8 at 11:21 a.m. Pacific: Corrected to reflect the printer’s resolution which is 10 mil, not 10 millimeters, and to the timing of its fundraising plans.</i><p>Cyril Ebersweiler, hardware accelerator Haxlr8r’s founder, believes that if hardware startups learn how to prototype, iterate, and …

Amazon just surprised everyone with a crazy speaker that talks to you

It's called Echo, and it's shipping 'in the coming weeks'<p>Well this one came out of nowhere: Amazon is building a speaker that's controlled with your voice. It's called Echo, and Amazon tells <i>The Verge</i> it will be "shipping in the coming weeks." Available on an invite-only basis to start, Echo is …

Tanzania probes alleged ivory smuggling during Chinese state visit

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania is studying a report alleging that Chinese officials bought large amounts of illegal ivory during a visit by President Xi Jinping last year and smuggled it out in diplomatic bags aboard his plane, a Tanzanian government official said on Thursday.<p>Tanzania's …

An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City | Colossal

<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most …

HP's slim 'Omen' gaming laptop conjures up Voodoo memories

Remember that gaming laptop HP was rumored to be building, the one @evleaks said would rival Alienware's rigs? Well, it's here -- and it's not quite what the retired leaker expected. Instead of a thick, meaty machine to match the Alienware 14 and 17, HP is putting out the Omen, a 15-inch gaming …

Amazon Warns of Ending India and China Operations Due to Complicated Laws

E-commerce giant Amazon has warned that it may discontinue operations in India and China, given the "substantial uncertainties" in the interpretation …

Microsoft hits MacBook Air with Yoga 3 dance ad (Video)

It’s an epic dance-off between the new Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and the MacBook Air. But does the MacBook Air stand a chance against the sleekness and multi-mode flexibility of the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro? Nope. And once you add the touchscreen, it’s game over. The Yoga 3 Pro proves there’s more than one way to …

One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on Friday, killing one of the pilots, seriously injuring another and leaving debris scattered over a wide area.<p>The plane, SpaceShipTwo, was undertaking a test flight as part of Sir Richard Branson’s …

PhotoSpotLand Wants To Help You Take Better Photos

Our smartphones now allow us to take more photos than ever before, but even as those cameras get better, they still don’t allow you to take DSLR-quality images. For that, you still need big sensors and the right kind of lens for the right kind of situation. PhotoSpotLand is a new service for those …