Alexander Pinker

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Move over HoloLens, $30 homebrew cardboard AR is here

Cheeky British outfit cracks a big problemMixed reality VR systems like Microsoft’s HoloLens and Google’s Project Tango are incredibly complicated, …

Augmented Reality

Why You Should Start a Consulting Company

Short version? You can build the business you want.<p>Dear would-be entrepreneurs.<p>I've got something I need to explain to you. You don't need to go and found the next Google to call yourselves entrepreneurs. You don't need to be building Snapchat, Facebook or anything else. You don't need to be …

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be …

5 Amazing Tech Inventions You Won't Believe Exist

Zackees Gloves<p>Here we collect Top 5 amazing tech inventions from internet. You don’t believe these type of tech inventions exist in this world.<p>5 …

The Best Habits to Support

Many companies stifle innovation by habit.<p>Every organization develops a set of social norms that guide people's behavior automatically. Norms are behaviors that people engage in a particular context without thinking about them. These norms influence the way people interact and they allow people to …

How to Build a Thriving Startup Ecosystem Anywhere

From giving your problem a voice to encouraging innovation, here are five steps to help entrepreneurs build an innovative environment in their cities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Around the world, entrepreneurs are dealing with the same problem. In cities like …

Innovation

The Truth About Being an Entrepreneur

Hard truths that nobody will tell you about being an entrepreneur<p>As I write this, I've been an entrepreneur for 7 years. Some entrepreneurs say they were born that way. Not me. I was a corporate guy. Happily so. Until I was fired. And then I wasn't a corporate guy any longer.<p>During the first two …

4 Things That Investors Look For in a Startup

The key factors that make a startup attractive to brand-name investors.<p>There are 50,000+ startups created every year in the United States. There are maybe 300 regularly active funds and 200 groups in the U.S., funding an average of 4-5 companies each per year---and many of them are funding the same …

Snapchat’s New Glasses Are As Silly As Snapchat (And That’s Why They’ll Be A Hit)

The company behind Snapchat is releasing a wearable product. Google Glass, it is not.<p>Snapchat will release its first wearable product this fall. It’s called Spectacles, and it’s a $130 pair of glasses that, with a tap to the side of the frame, will record 10 seconds of whatever you’re seeing. …

Virtual reality ads are in high demand — when done right

The digital ad industry's biggest trade group says consumers want to see more commercials they can immerse themselves within — as long as they're …

The arts space of the future has already broken ground

For anyone who's seen Ridley Scott's <i>Blade Runner</i>, the 1982 film's depiction of a perpetually dark and rainy post-apocalyptic Los Angeles didn't …

Apple investigating 'active fluids' for wearable displays, connectors, sensors and more

Apple in a patent application published on Thursday describes a versatile technology that applies optically transparent shells filled with conductive …

Is Startup Culture Broken? Here's How to Fix It

When creating an ideal culture, don't give into the hype -- maintain the long view.<p>A couple weeks ago I posted a conversation with NewCo founder John Battelle that covered why we need to put mission and purpose back into startup culture. Let's follow the NewCo movement with some simple leadership …

Startups

Apple just bought another company to make Siri better

Apple continues to buy companies with machine learning expertise. The reason the company had its eyes on Tuplejump was for its "FiloDB" project, according to the report.<p>The lead engineer on FiloDB has been working at Apple since this May, according to his LinkedIn.<p>The purchase price is unknown, …

Machine Learning

50 Business Ideas for Introverted Entrepreneurs - Small Business Trends

If you like working alone and can sometimes get overwhelmed being around crowds of people all the time, you’re probably an introvert. But there are …

Fully Autonomous Robots: The Warehouse Workers of the Near Future

Grocery baron Rick Cohen is pitching bots that can pick and stack goods untethered, promising to cut inefficiency<p>WILMINGTON, Mass.—When Target Corp. decided to revamp one of its biggest California distribution centers, it had a choice. It could build a new warehouse, it could install established …

Bots

When Will Virtual Reality Become Reality?

At the VRLA expo, it was clear that virtual reality hasn't yet lived up to the futurist hype surrounding it, but it still has the power to literally transport us.<p><i>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</i><p>When I attended the VRLA Summer Expo in August, I couldn't stop thinking about Elon Musk's speculation …

Virtual Reality

Silicon Valley 3D printing startup gets $81 million in new funding

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Reuters) - Carbon, a Silicon Valley startup that is developing 3D printers to produce medical devices and car parts on demand, said on Thursday it had closed on $81 million in funding that brought the total it has raised to $222 million.<p>“We wanted to go find investors that …

General Electric

Starting up? Here’s what you need to know before you do (Infographic)

One in every 18 people in the world own a business.<p>Entrepreneurship is not a path for the faint hearted, and some of the most successful …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

Driveclub VR is the most impressive virtual reality racer yet

There are two types of people in the world: those who play racing games in cockpit view, and those who prefer a behind-the-car chase camera. I've always been firmly in the latter camp, since I tend to play arcade-style games like <i>Outrun</i> and <i>Ridge Racer</i> where judging the arc of a drift is important. …

16 definitions on the economics of VC

I wrote a post last week about the challenges in valuing portfolio companies in venture capital that I thought was wonky and inside baseball. But when I got lots of follow-up questions from people, I realized that the basic mechanics of how the VC industry works remains opaque — including even to …

Venture Capital

MVRDV Wins Competition to Masterplan New Innovation Port in Hamburg

MVRDV with co-architects morePlatz have won a competition to design the masterplan of the Hamburg Innovation Port, a new 70,000 square meter …

Never Too Early: Top Tech Trends for Your Holiday Shopping List

The latest in smartwatches, smartphones, smart appliances, and even smart cars were on display at Europe's leading tech trade show last week — and it's likely several of these gadgets will wind up on your wish list this holiday season.<p>The IFA tech show, which showcases the latest innovation in …

MSI's VR One is a Pascal-powered PC in a backpack

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive have ushered in an emerging era of VR gaming, though both solutions require that you tether the headset to a relatively …

Comment on The 21st Century Is a Wild Time to Be Alive by Kamendra Kishore Verma

I did few right things in my life. The best among them is that I did not take up job in India after my retirement from Indian Air Force in 2005.The …

Military

Apple to meet with augmented reality contact lens firm EPGL, discuss possible iOS support

Apple's iOS might be first to support an augmented reality contact lens system currently in development at EP Global Communications, as the two …