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Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain

BOULEVARD, Calif. (AP) — The drones are coming.<p>Not as flying deliverymen that bring diapers, books or soup cans to your home, a vision put forth by …

Drones

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

Airware’s Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE

Dull, dirty, and dangerous. Those are the tasks robots are best for, but it also describes jobs with General Electric’s Field Services division, inspecting wind turbines and oil pipelines. So today GE Ventures made one of its first major strategic investments in robotics through a new partnership …

Malcolm Gladwell Says Entrepreneurs Like Steve Jobs And IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Share These 3 Personality Traits

As he said on stage at on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, they are <b>open to experience</b>, <b>conscientious</b>, and <b>disagreeable</b>.<p>Let's go over each:<p><b>• Openness to experience</b> describes the way you relate to new information. If you get really excited about novelty, then you're highly open — which …

Meet the 12-Year-Old CEO Who Runs a $150,000 Business

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

26 Stunning Images You Won't Believe Were Found On Google Street View

He created a Tumblr, 9-eyes — named after the 9 cameras Google Street View uses— where he curates the best images he finds.<p>Rafman says sometimes he picks a location and "just wanders," captivated by what he sees.<p>He also doesn't document where exactly the photos were taken.<p>He told The New York Times …

Inside Germany's startup factory: Rocket Internet built Helpling into a global company in 9 months

In a freshly renovated office building in central Berlin, dozens of employees gathered on a late August afternoon to celebrate the opening of Helpling’s new headquarters.<p>For the most part, it was a scene right of a screenplay about Silicon Valley. Long wooden tables were covered with empty beer …

Steal Competitor's Customers with Effective Comparison Pages

<i>Meagan French is the founder of</i> <i>Lotus Growth</i><i>, a consultancy helping SaaS companies acquire and convert more customers.</i><p>Marketing your SaaS startup in a crowded space with many competitors presents its own set of challenges. Chances are, you’re going up against companies that have more funding, more …

Making An Impact At An Early-Stage Startup If You're Inexperienced And Don't Code

As a startup founder with many friends between 20-30 years old, I’m often asked for advice on how to break into the early-stage startup scene. If you’re an engineer or have a proven track record, you just put your resume out there and many startups will come to you. However, if you don’t code nor …

Drone video captures close-up of erupting volcano

Gallery: Drone video captures close-up of erupting volcano<p>Gallery: Drone video captures close-up of erupting volcano<p>+ 7<p>+ 6<p>+ 5<p>This epic video isn't a …

Why Would The CEO Of IKEA Join The New York City Climate March?

IKEA Group announced today in New York, ahead of the UN Climate Summit, that it is further expanding its commitment to its environmental goals. The company is continuing along on its path to offset 100% of its energy use with renewable sources by the end of the decade. Worldwide, IKEA has installed …

Entrepreneurial Leadership Can Save Any Business

One of the realities of being an entrepreneur is that you have to keep learning and changing to survive. Everyone on the startup team knows there is no buffer, and no personal isolation from impact based on your job description that can save you. Thus everyone has to make sure they are focusing on …

The wrath of Warren Buffett: How Benjamin Moore almost broke his promise

Not long after Berkshire Hathaway acquired Benjamin Moore in 2000, Warren Buffett appeared in a video that was sent to the company’s thousands of …

The Backed Pack: A slick AA battery phone charger & a cheap fitness band

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>Oivo<p>Mobile chargers that save the day come in all shapes and sizes, but they all need to be charged themselves, a problem to which Oivo is the solution. Two magnetically connected …

Recruitment Trainwreck BranchOut In Talks To Be Acquired, May Sell Mobile Team To Hearst

BranchOut‘s story is a brutal lesson about the risk of derailment when you build on someone else’s platform. After raising $49 million and growing to 33 million users, Facebook changed its viral channels leading BranchOut to starve. Now the “LinkedIn within Facebook” wants to throw in the …

Check Out 10 Amazing Maker Inventions From The 2014 Intel Developer Forum

At the recently concluded Intel Developer Forum (IDF)in San Francisco,you never knew what you'd come across — but you could always be certain it was worth a second look.<p>One minute you'd be watching yoga acrobatics performed in front of the wearable technology zone, and the next, Google co-founder …

Inventions

Drone company 3D Robotics lands an investment from Richard Branson

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>3D Robotics officially announced on Monday that celebrity businessman Richard Branson is the company’s latest investor. The …

The $3.2 Billion Man: Can Google’s Newest Star Outsmart Apple?

Google is betting big on Nest CEO Tony Fadell, who helped invent the iPod and iPhone. Here, a look inside his design revolution.<p>Lounging poolside in 93-degree July heat as Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” thrums through the patio speakers, Tony Fadell takes a sip of nonalcoholic beer and sinks far enough …

Seatylock Turns Your Seaty Into A Locky

Do you value your bikey? Seatylock wantsy to helpy. This Brooklyn-based Kickstarter aims to help cyclists solve two perennial problems: the lack of solid, heavy-duty bike locks that are also portable and the tendency of snarfers to sniff and even steal bicycle seats.<p>The lock itself folds into the …

Microsoft unveils MFi Bluetooth keyboard built for iOS, Android & Windows devices

Microsoft today announced a new Bluetooth keyboard accessory that doesn’t just work with non-Windows devices like some of its past keyboards, it also includes a function for easily switching between Windows, Android, and iOS as well as dedicated keys for the other platforms.<p>Other nice touches for …

Time Spent In Apps Up 21% Over Last Year

While there may be an upper limit as to how many apps people interact with over the course of a month, new data from mobile marketing platform Localytics out this morning shows that the time spent actually using apps is increasing. In fact, the average time people spend in their apps is up by 21% …

Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons, Stanford study shows

One of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps may be healthcare. While patient care has become increasingly data-driven, doctors need a way to receive the data while remaining hands-on with patients.<p>Can wearables in the OR improve clinical outcomes? Although it makes sense, …

The Rise Of Open Source Hardware

Hardware has always lagged behind software in the open source movement. But one website is beginning to change that.<p>Emile Petrone founded Tindie for selfish reasons. “The basic idea was that there wasn’t a marketplace for the things I was interested in,” he says. At the time, those things were his …

Raspberry Pi

This squishy tentacle robot may haunt your dreams, but it could also help you in a disaster

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jason Dorfman, CSAIL<p>Robots are metallic and hard, right? Wrong. A new robot built at MIT’s Computer Science and …

Startup of the Week: 3D Hubs

In February 2013, 3D Hubs founders Bram de Zwart and Brian Garret gave up their jobs at 3D Systems to bring the ingenuity of 3D printing to the …

Kevin Rose Launches Tiiny To Take The Anxiety And Megapixels Out Of Photo Sharing

“If you made photos tiny and kept them tiny so they can’t be enlarged, would it reduce the anxiety around taking a photo and get people to take more photos?” Kevin Rose asks me. He’s not quite sure, but he’s going to find out with Tiiny, the new iOS app from his mobile laboratory North that …

These 10 Wearable Prototypes Are Competing To Win Half A Million Dollars

<i>[Editor's note: At the Intel Developer Forum, held September 9-11 in San Francisco, wearable tech experts will bring their latest creations and share ideas with developers from around the world. Stay tuned for the latest announcements and news from the event.]</i><p>The race to create the next big thing …

Wearable Tech

Google reveals home delivery drone program Project Wing

Tech company explores the potential for self-flying aircraft but FAA regulations remain an obstacle to commercialisation<p>Google has become the latest tech giant to get into the drone business.<p>The company announced late on Thursday that its advanced-research arm, Google X, is developing a system of …

Why Multi-Tasking Is Worse Than Marijuana For Your IQ

What makes you more stupid – smoking marijuana, emailing while talking on the phone or losing a night’s sleep?<p>Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of London studied 1,100 workers at a British company and found that multitasking with electronic media caused a greater decrease …