Alan Hume

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Sky high: who'd be an airline pilot today?

Photograph: Fred MacGregor for the Guardian<p>Class of 15: trainee pilots at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/21/1445423084964/9f26afc1-11b0-4cf0-a53a-69989f9c11e2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Fred MacGregor for the Guardian<p>Class …

Esurance (with Walter White!)

From the sexiest cheeseburger you've ever seen, to a flashback of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel trying to decode the Internet, here is a look at this year's Super Bowl ads.<p><b>Super Bowl advertisements</b> have always sold at a premium on the promise of reaching a worldwide, captive audience. Captive, in …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

Interaction Design

Why These Entrepreneurs Turned Down $30 Million From Mark Cuban

The founders of dating website Coffee Meets Bagel swiftly rejected the largest offer in Shark Tank history.<p><i>Shark Tank</i> host Mark Cuban offered a jaw-dropping $30 million to three sisters for their dating website during Friday's episode, but more surprising than the offer itself was how fast the …

ESPN - Apps on Google Play

Stream live games, check the latest scores or watch the best highlights with the best brand in sports: ESPN. Pick your favorite teams and leagues to …

Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native language, without having to learn a new one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the …

The personal costs of raising money

In the tech industry, we celebrate raising money as a victory second only to that of a successful exit.<p>And while I recognize that venture capital is often an unavoidable requirement for growing a business, most entrepreneurs, and the tech community at large — who often seem to push people into …

Thinking About a Trip to Cuba? 5 Things You Should Know

Yesterday's announcement that the U.S. will loosen restrictions on visiting Cuba has some travelers in tizzy. By all means, pack your bags—but read …

Woman charged after alleged assault diverts Air Canada flight to Halifax

A 30-year-old South African woman is facing assault charges after an international flight was diverted to Halifax.<p>Investigators said the Air Canada flight was travelling from London to Toronto with 239 passengers on board when it was diverted on Wednesday.<p>They allege flight attendants were …

This iPad app will land your airplane if your pilot can't

You might think that Citymapper is a pretty useful app to have in an emergency, but it’s nothing compared to Xavion: an iPad app that can take control of a small airplane and steer it to the nearest airport without any human interaction. Whether it’s engine failure, a fuel shortage, or the pilot is …

5 Expert Finance Tips Entrepreneurs Must Know in 2015

Entrepreneurs know that sometimes running a fledgling business can be a lot like managing personal finances.<p>Entrepreneurs know that sometimes running a fledgling business can be a lot like managing personal finances. While business finances and personal finances should be kept separate, and there …

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

After the year’s best reads in science, children’s books, psychology and philosophy, and art, design, and photography, here come the finest memoirs, biographies, and history books of the year — our most inviting bridge between past and present, personal and universal.<p>1. A LIFE WORTH LIVING<p><i>“To</i> …

7 Quick IRA Tips for Entrepreneurs

Think you're too young for a retirement plan? Wrong. In fact, the younger you get an IRA started, the richer you're going to be.<p>Entrepreneurs and small business owners always seem to have 10 things to do before the day is through. You never know what might come up, and sometimes not every planned …

Best Advice I Ever Got: Mind Your Entrepreneurial Heart

When you find yourself pulled in too many directions, take a step back and re-focus on your mission.<p><i>Kevin Xu is the CEO of MEBO-International, a California and Beijing based intellectual property management company that focuses on the exploitation and management of the intangible assets regarding</i> …

Airbus Is About To Deliver Its Cool New Extra-Wide Jumbo Jet

The A350 XWB was seen as a response to both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the 777. The aircraft's use of advanced durable, lightweight, and low-maintenance materials such as carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, advanced aluminum, and titanium comprise more than 70 percent of the aircraft. Airbus claims …

After 69 years of marriage, Stamford couple dies minutes apart

STAMFORD, CONN. -- Giuseppe and Livia Fortuna's courtship and marriage reads like a fairy tale. Their deaths are straight out of Shakespeare.<p>The two native Italians met and fell in love in Rome, tied the knot just before the end of World War II, had four kids and moved to a house in Stamford's Cove …

5 Reasons Why You Would Make an Excellent Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have the vision to connect the dots and ideas at your present job, chances are you would make a great entrepreneur. But often people love the idea of having a "real job" too much to even give freedom a try. To help see if you are …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things No One Told Me About Being an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware …