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Scientists say all the world’s data can fit on a DNA hard drive the size of a teaspoon

Even though it’s looking increasingly likely that humanity will find a way to wipe itself off the face of the Earth, there’s a chance that our creative output may live on. Servers, hard drives, flash drives, and disks will degrade (as will our libraries of paper books, of course), but a group of …

Genetics

These are some of the cool things Airbnb is doing to learn more about you

More than 25 million people in 190-plus countries have used its service, helping it reach a massive $13 billion valuation.<p>One of the biggest reasons for its rapid growth is its strong data science technology. By collecting and analyzing its massive trove of data, Airbnb is able to make better …

Data Science

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

With #Charity, Techies Can Volunteer Their Skills To Help Nonprofits

Not long ago, after listening to a charity project at a TEDx conference, Prezi‘s director of engineering Jozsef Czapovics talked to the founder, offering him his help on a voluntary basis. Together with 20 engineers of the Budapest-based company, he was able to deliver a new web solution within one …

Nonprofits

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

America's Most Promising Company: Instacart, The $2 Billion Grocery Delivery App

Grocery shopping may never be the same.<p>Instacart, the number one company on this year’s Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies list, has rocketed up the Silicon Valley money list in just two and a half years with its one-hour grocery delivery service. This month, Instacart announced a new $220 …

Startups

Google unveils next Project Ara prototype, featuring 3G modem, 11 modules, ASICs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google has been quite busy improving the hardware for its highly customizable Project Ara smartphones.<p>The latest version of the Spiral 2 prototype features a 3G modem and an RF bus that will support antennas, and it contains a totally different type of processor — …

Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Internet of Things

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Spreeder CX

Speed Read 46 Different File & E-Book Formats<p>Spreeder’s advanced technology can effortlessly and accurately import 46 different file and e-book …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

6 Interview Skills That Will Get You Hired

Brushing up on basic interview skills is always a good idea. / Credit: Interview image via Shutterstock<p>Interviewing – whether for a new job or a …

Why We Need All the Acquaintances We Can Get

The benefits of strong family and social relationships have been documented in hundreds of studies. Compared to those whose connections are weaker, …

Psychology

Inspiring.

New Business? Here Are 5 Tips on How to Craft a Great Brand.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: How'd you know marketing was for you and what advice do you have for first timers crafting a brand?</b> <i><br>Huong Nguyen</i><p><b>A:</b> This is a fun one because I honestly didn’t think when I was young that I would end up in marketing. I did however love …

Marketing

Dropbox Acquires Cloud Photos Startup Loom And Document Collaboration Service Hackpad

Only days after revealing its first dedicated photo management and sharing application Carousel, Dropbox is announcing it has acquired cloud photo storage and sync service Loom, a favorite among iOS users. The company, which currently offers apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as an online …

Amazon’s Set Top Box Will Be A Dongle Like Chromecast, Could Feature OnLive-Style Streaming

Amazon is readying a game console/set top box of its own, and we’ve learned from multiple sources familiar with the device that the Lab126-produced gadget will have a form factor similar to the Chromecast, or in other words it’ll be a stick or dongle as opposed to something like the Apple TV. In …

Google to Launch Android Developer SDK for Wearables

At SXSW today, Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Apps and Chrome, announced that the company will soon release an Android developer SDK specifically designed for use with wearable devices.<p>Pichai noted that Google will lay out a “vision for developers of how we see this market working” as part …

8 Ways to Make Reporters Fall In Love With Your Startup

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>Much has been written about the strained relationship between reporters and PR practitioners, so the question is: How can we show reporters we love them and, in turn, help them fall in love with us?<p>Here are some ways to make them feel special:<p><b>1. Offer</b> …

Public Relations

5 scientifically proven reasons it's better to be single

Hardly. These are absurd stereotypes of singledom — not the reality.<p>"[Does] getting married result in lasting improvements to mental health, physical health, or any of the other supposed goodies?" asks Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the author of …

Psychology

If you could somehow manage to step outside of the universe, what would it look like? See how scientists are tackling the question: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/mxl7

The Eye in Your Home: Google, Nest and the Rise of the Physical Graph

Google's acquisition of Nest could be the most important development to ever happen in the nascent and horribly named field of the Internet of …

9 Proven Sales Tips for Introverts

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Meet me at a party and I won't have a lot to say. Sit next to me on a cross-country flight and I may not say a word to you the entire trip.<p>I am an introvert.<p>It has never been easy for me to start a conversation with people I don't know. …

Personality

The 8 Hottest Tech Jobs of 2014

Hottest Tech Jobs for 2014<p>1. Software Engineer<p>2. Web Developer<p>3. Network Systems Analyst / Network Engineer<p>4. Mobile Developer<p>5. IT Manager<p>6. Sales …

What to expect for Android in 2014 & beyond

In 2007, Android was revealed with an air of skepticism. It was marketed as an open standard which would take on Apple and iOS. Six years and nine sweet-related names later, Android is at the pinnacle of mobile technology and it’s only going to get better in 2014.<p>Wearables 2.0<p>Whether you prefer …

Google Glass

Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the 23 million small business owners in the U.S. who compete head to head against big-box stores every day, technology is a vital tool that's leveling the playing field for Main Street merchants.<p>Armed with a tablet and a few key apps, …

Small Business

Infographic: We all know that when we give a presentation or speak in front of a group, not only are our words important, but the body language that accompanies them. As if getting the words out wasn't hard enough, right? See 10 body language tips every speak must know: http://entm.ag/1ciaihW

Does Love at First Sight Exist?

Research says your gut might be right—for better or worse<p>Gut check: How you feel the moment you lay eyes on your eventual mate can help you gauge the long-term success of your marriage, finds new research from Florida State University. <br>While almost every newlywed <i>says</i> he feels excited about his …