Category: Business

How to answer the salary question

Here are three of the week’s top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web: Answering the salary questionIt is the question everybody dreads in a job interview: How much are you expecting to make? said Kathryn Vasel at CNN. Ask for too much and you may remove yourself from contention; ask for too little and you might compromise…

How facial recognition technology is creeping into your life

Facial recognition technology could revolutionize everyday life. But at what cost? Here’s everything you need to know: How does the technology work?It scans faces, either in person or on a photograph, and measures distinguishing facial features such as eye position, eyebrow shape, and nostril angle. This creates a distinctive digital “faceprint” — much like a fingerprint — which the system…

How Silicon Valley hooks us

Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he compares to heroin, and imposed limits on his use of Facebook. But even that wasn’t enough. In August, the 34-year-old tech executive took a more radical step to restrict his use of social media and other addictive technologies. Rosenstein purchased a new iPhone…

How a shirt covered in swastikas ended up in a department store

By Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz | Bloomberg News The shirt looked, at first glance, quite simple, even humdrum-a short-sleeved, black button-down, from the streetwear label Airwalk, priced at $12.99, and patterned with tiny, white polka dots. Except they weren’t dots. They were swastikas, roughly 14,000 of them in all. A close-up of the shirt shows the tiny swastikas. The…