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A Short Guide to Strategy for Entrepreneurs

It sometimes appears that the traditional rules of business are being upended by today’s mega-trends of multisided platforms, big data, machine learning and AI, crowdsourcing, the internet of things (IoT), and more. These trends have transformed the world of business immeasurably. But they have …

Honda "Riding Assist-e" self-balancing electric motorcycle for beginners

Dubbed the Honda <i>Riding Assist-e</i>, the bike is an electric vehicle with a low center-of-gravity and a very low seat height, but its most interesting …

This electric bike can cover 236 miles on a single charge

Let's start off with that range. This bike has been designed for long-distance trips in both urban and rural areas. It packs a US-made 3000-cycle …

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

5 things every creative needs to know about print design

You invest a huge amount of effort, time and resources in getting your design right. So the last thing you want is for it to come back from the …

The 5 basic types of logo and how to use them

Not sure where to start with your logo design? Maybe you should begin by deciding what style of logo it’s going to be.<p>Logo styles can be divided into …

Blitzscaling: A Free Stanford Course on Scaling a Startup, Led by LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman

A quick postscript to yesterday's mention of Reid Hoffman's new podcast, <i>Masters of Scale</i>. Many of the concepts discussed in <i>Masters of Scale</i> expand on …

Debt Machine

A look into the global economic system, focusing on the role of debt and Europe's debt crisis spiraling out of control.<p>Filmmaker: Laure Delesalle<p>Debt drives financial markets, creates profit and generates an endless cycle of production and consumption.<br>Many aspects of modern life revolve around …

Economics

Designing Efficient Web Forms: On Structure, Inputs, Labels And Actions

Someone who uses your app or website has a particular goal. Often, the one thing standing between the user and their goal is a form. Forms remain <b>one</b> …

If you want to sell your home for more money, these are the colors you should paint your walls

According to a new analysis by Zillow, paint color should definitely be a change you consider.<p>After analyzing more than 32,000 listing photos of homes that have sold across the US, Zillow came up with a list of the colors that performed the best.<p>For example, homes that are painted "greige," a shade …

Battery maker A123 quietly became a half-billion-dollar company

Ten years ago, lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems was a hot startup and a much-publicized company.<p>This author, in fact, profiled the company for <i>IEEE</i> …

Watch Kitty Hawk’s early test pilots learn to love the flying motorbike

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a sort of a flying car except it’s not a car at all – it’s much more like a flying ATV, which is probably more legitimately all-terrain than most. Linguistics aside, it’s a very cool piece of tech that’s backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, and it’s already in the …

Scoot around town on the Kiwano K01 electric scooter — or have it follow you

Since the reveal of the original Segway, self-balancing transportation has taken off in a variety of styles and methods. Joining the market is the …

Electric Vehicles

The Aero E-Racer is Probably the Coolest Electric Motorcycle

Home » Cars & Bikes » The Aero E-Racer is Probably the Coolest Electric Motorcycle<p>Introduced to the world a few months ago at the renowned EICMA show …

Motorcycles

A Quick Guide to the Different Facebook Ad Objectives

As of this writing, there's no more cost-effective way to reach a targeted group of consumers than Facebook Advertising. Facebook has a great, …

New MIT water purification method eliminates even trace chemical waste and pesticides

Ridding water of tiny concentrations of pollutants isn’t easy. Typically, a lot of energy or chemicals are required to remove these dangerous …

A Free Course on Machine Learning & Data Science from Caltech

Right now, Machine Learning and Data Science are two hot topics, the subject of many courses being offered at universities today. Above, you can …

Machine Learning

A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart …

Machine Learning

The fall of Juicero isn’t just entertaining tech industry stupidity – it’s the sign of a country refusing to break new ground<p>If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s …

Tech Industry

Quanta Magazine – Illuminating Science | Quanta Magazine

The more closely geneticists look at complex traits and diseases, the harder it gets to find active genes that don’t play some part in them.<p>Being …

Mathematics

Quantum Thermodynamics Could Revolutionize Energy and Information Technology | WIRED

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.06.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>What Happens When You Mix …

Quantum Physics

Microsoft Excel — Rules for Designing Excel Workbooks? — Part 2

<b>#2 — Print macro buttons</b><p>In this post and future posts, I will be exploring selected items from the list below and <b>HOW I implement them in my Excel</b> …

Analytics

Pattern Recognition

So here is the question I want to explore: In our ecosystem, whether as a leader in a start-up, or as an investor or board member, is experience more …

Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects

Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers today which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. In terms of quality, the parts produced by Desktop Metal systems compare to injection-molded items, says the …

The 5 Skills That Innovative Leaders Have in Common

Innovation is critical in a knowledge economy — driving growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. And yet, despite its importance, innovation is a …

Management

New Arduino MKRFOX1200 Internet Of Things Development Board Unveiled (video)

The official Arduino Foundation has this week announced the availability of the new addition to their range of Arduino MKR development boards with …

20 best free fonts of 2017

We all love a free font. But with so many new free fonts continually being released, it’s easy to get a little lost.<p>So in this post, we’ve brought …

New apps from MIT fill your waiting moments with learning opportunities

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has come up with a way to fill those few seconds of waiting everyone experiences while their social media apps load, or their phone connects to WiFi. It may not seem like much, but filling these gaps can can a significant …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

The Small Business Administration Is Going on Tour (and You Could Get Their Money) | Inc.com

Getting a business off the ground takes gumption, smarts and, unfortunately, some money. Getting loans and seeking out investors are perfectly viable options, but you'll also be psyched to know that the government is offering seed funding you can grab, too. The Small Business Administration (SBA) …