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The Top 10 Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2015 | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology

It's a good time to be a tech worker. Between 2013 and 2014, even as job and income growth in the rest of the economy was sluggish, overall employment in technology grew by 3.7% and average annual technology incomes increased by 2.4%.

Buzzword-Free: A Startup's Best Friend and Worst Enemy

Claire Topalian | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Claire Topalian

So how do companies go about pitching their offerings to users or investors if they can't really explain what they are doing in the first place?

Travel Hacking: Charge Your Phone at a Hotel Without the Wall Plug

Map Happy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Regardless of the suggested use of your television's USB port, chances are it receives power. That means you can actually use it to charge USB devices, such as your smartphone or even a game controller.

Starting From Scratch: 2 Alternative Approaches to Building a Non-Profit

Max Yoder | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Max Yoder

When we launched, a for-profit company, we also started a non-profit called The First Fund. The First Fund works with first-grade teachers...

5 Ways To Amp Up Your Smartphone Photography

Jan Golden | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

The quality of the camera that comes with new smartphones today is so good, you may be tempted to put away your stand-alone digital camera forever. And since your smartphone is always handy, you're probably taking more photos than ever -- some of them pretty impressive.

Does LOL on Screen Make People Truly 'Laughing Out Loud'?

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.17.2015 | Technology
Gurdeep Pandher

In a world where technology is as commonplace as shoes, each person is able to own anything and everything imaginable from televisions thin as paper to phones with better cameras than some of the devices actually built for photography only a few years ago.

The Agile Product Manager vs. The Scrum Master

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Agile methodologies and scrum teams are popping up everywhere. It all started with software development but agile approaches are now showing up in government, non-profits, and even in families.

Office Furniture is Finally Changing. Here's How.

Blake Zalcberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Blake Zalcberg

As it turns out, computers revolutionized everything but our office furniture. It's been three decades since the personal computer was introduced into most American workplaces, yet the average worker remains chained to a desk, tied down by three-prong power cords, phone cords, USB cables, and phone chargers.

5 of the Biggest Challenges Facing a Startup: 'Mortgaging Your Relationships'

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Every start-up has its challenges but there are some that we all feel almost unanimously, and if you don't feel these then I question if you're really on the right track.

As North Beach Goes, So Could Go New York

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.15.2015 | San Francisco
Lincoln Mitchell

Caffe Trieste is an institution in North Beach with deep ties to San Francisco's literary and counterculture. When Aaron Peskin, the once, and perhaps...

Conservative Tech Fans Once Again Snubbed By Lack Of Apple Gun

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 09.10.2015 | Comedy

This week, Apple announced plans to roll out the iPad Pro, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Pencil and a Siri-Controlled Apple TV. This came as ...

Your Startup and the 'Why' Driven Product Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.04.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

Product managers should be the happiest people on earth. But most companies never benefit from their product leaders' love of innovation because they are beaten down by lack of progress and sometimes hopelessness even sets in.

How Successful Product Managers Avoid Burnout

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

I recently spoke with multiple former PMs who needed to take year-long sabbaticals to get themselves back on track. They were tired. Their anxiety was running high. They could not seem to get any of their goals accomplished. They were in a funk. Sound familiar?

4 Questions Entrepreneurs Ask Before Starting a Business

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Asking questions is a sign of a curious mind. Every entrepreneur worth his salt asks many questions before starting out, and keeps asking questions throughout his journey. The toughest questions are the ones you ask yourself, so keep asking and listen carefully to your own answers.

9 Hollywood Robots That Will Never Take Over Content Marketing

Mitch Causey | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Mitch Causey

Robots may take over the world someday, but I guarantee this bunch won't be taking over content marketing anytime soon.

Is the Charter Merger Worse Than Comcast's for Latino Communities? It's Not Looking Good But We'll Find Out

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Carmona

Presente, the organization I direct, strongly opposed the Comcast-TWC merger because creating a cable mega-company would have had a broad negative impact on Latino customers.

Co-Founder, Mentor and Toptal Freelance Developer: The Climb From Intern to Senior Engineer

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Scott De Buitléir

Two weeks into his first post-college internship in 2000, Toptal freelancer Sanjin Cabaravdic was promoted from intern to lead software developer in a single day. That's a little like being a passenger on an airplane and then being told to build one as soon as it lands.

The One Sign Your Startup Will Make You Rich

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Who is going to be the next unicorn? Everyone always want to know. You hear news stories about them all the time -- these mythical companies that seem to appear from nowhere, bolstered by massive funding rounds.

The Terrifying Truth About Working In Tech

Sarah Cooper | Posted 08.25.2015 | Technology
Sarah Cooper

If you think having a tech job is the answer to all your problems, think again. Working at a large tech company can be quite a sobering experience for new employees, especially the drunk ones. Here are just 11 of the horrors experienced everyday by tech employees.

Does Pouring Cheap Vodka Through A Filter Actually Work?

Food52 | Posted 08.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you ever went to a frat party in college, you most likely encountered cheap vodka. It's named something generically Russian, comes in a plastic bottle, and is often poured into a vat of Jungle Juice. We've all been there.

Tech Gadgets for College Students: Back to School Gift Guide

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 08.24.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

The college students of yesteryear packed their laptop computer and a graphing calculator when they went off to school in late August. Today's tech-fo...

Middle-Aged Drivers Admit To Using Cell Phones When Behind The Wheel

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.21.2015 | Fifty

Maybe it's time to take away our allowance? It turns out that teenagers aren't the only ones who text and drive. Middle-aged drivers do it too a...

Can We Talk? Big Business And The Need for Transparency

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Large corporations that play hugely important roles in our communities are happy to put out generalities about their good corporate citizenship, but put up walls when asked for specifics.

Martin O'Malley Makes First Campaign Visit to San Francisco

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Kyle McCarthy

This week, Democratic presidential candidate, Martin O'Malley will take a quick break from campaigning in Iowa to connect with San Francisco's civic-tech community. This will be O'Malley's first campaign stop in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our Relationship Status With Tinder And Dating Apps: It's Complicated

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology

After centuries of failed attempts, technology has finally, with the invention of geolocated dating apps, led to the downfall of Western civilizati...