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Mophie's latest battery pack is powerful enough to charge your 15-inch MacBook Pro

Mophie's launching a new external battery today that can charge your massive gadgets. The Mophie Powerstation AC features a capacity of 22,000mAh and is capable of 100W AC output, which could provide up to 15 hours of extra battery life for a MacBook. If you aren't charging through the AC output, …

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Product Design

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

Entrepreneurship

8 of the best life hacks from life's best hackers

You may have thought you had all you needed, but think again. We heard from leaders in the tech world to find out what makes them more productive, …

Fans raise nearly $60,000 for Instagram famous dog left homeless after Christmas Day fire

The owner of celebrity canine Louboutina tells Moneyish about the fire that cost them everything<p>Christmas Day was supposed to be a quiet Monday at …

Living Rooms

You'd Be Silly Not To Buy This Company Before It Becomes An Oil Major

Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU) is a Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with a market cap of almost $60 billion. The company …

Photographer Shoots Finnish Forest Animals Like They’re Professional Models, And We Can’t Stop Looking At Them

Helsinki-based artist Joachim Munter invites you to step into the fairytale-like wildlife of Finland through his photos. Viewing his portraits of …

User Expectations every Web Designer must fulfill

Like Steve Jobs once said, <i>“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works”</i>. With this line, he partially touched all …

The Future is Boring: Why Service-Based Businesses Will Win in 2018

New year, new opportunities! As we look ahead to 2018, I asked Owen Gormley, our VP of Strategy & Business Operations, to weigh in on upcoming trends for home service industries, and customer service as a whole. Here are his big, hairy, audacious predictions for 2018.<p><b>The Future Looks Bright and</b> …

Customer Service

All the Monopoly rules you've probably been playing wrong your whole life

Over the Christmas period, it's likely you'll bust out the Monopoly board at least once.<p>But this can turn nasty very quickly, with tantrums and flipped boards, because Monopoly isn't actually supposed to be a game that's fun to play.<p>We know this, because there's always one victor, while everyone …

What you should absolutely NOT do as a Web Designer

As we grow up and enter into a stage in our lives where we slightly get fascinated by the work some people do, we tend to imagine ourselves in those …

6 rising startups in Japan

This week’s roundup features horse-racing analytics, a platform that enables travel-related side gigs, and a fledgling enterprise focused on …

4 Non-Business Books Every Business Person Should Read in 2018

Tired of reading business book after business book? Spice up your reading list while strengthening your business with these four fiction books in 2018.<p>There are a gazillion business books out there that can help entrepreneurs take their lives to the next level, and another gazillion articles to …

Game of Thrones

Building a SaaS product? Avoid these 6 common mistakes at all costs

As an up-and-coming software as a service (SaaS) business founder, you face some risks. Risk-taking is inherent to building a business and making mistakes is also often inherent to starting your own company.<p>I’m a nontechnical founder myself who now runs the fastest growing sourcing platform that …

SaaS

How IBM is Training Its Workforce to Think Like Designers

To win in the age of cognitive computing and cybersecurity, the venerable tech giant is betting big on design thinking. How big? It now boasts the …

9 Books You Must Read, According to Some of the Biggest Names in Tech

The highest achieving people in business are students, adept at analyzing markets and scrutinizing trends. And typically they read--voraciously at times.<p>The highest achieving people in business are students, adept at analyzing markets and scrutinizing trends. And typically they read--voraciously at …

Venture Capital

Black Ember launches the Citadel Collection, an IPX6 rated modular backpack

Backpacks are a dime a dozen normally. You can find one by walking into any department store, but generally cheaper backpacks don’t last long. A backpack’s quality can make or break the experience you have with it. Cheap backpacks are never comfortable, fall apart easily, and never fit enough stuff …

This travel agency doesn't reveal your destination until your plane takes off

<i>This interview is part of our series of Growth Stories. We interviewed the founders and CEOs of 20 of the fastest growing startups in Europe. We asked them about their companies, their companies’ culture, and their lives, trying to understand how these three factors played a role in the achievement</i> …

Customer Service

Rise of the robots: There won't be enough work to go around, fmr. Apple CEO says

In 10 to 15 years, robots will be able to write better computer code than even the most skilled coders today, according to former Pepsi president and Apple CEO John Sculley, a development that is representative of the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.<p>“AI is foundational …

Why the Next Great Technology Breakthrough Shouldn't Need a User Manual

Tech startups should aspire to foster an intuitive relationship with technology and not get distracted by wiz bang promises.<p>Technology is part of a modern fascination with what's new. It's always been like that.<p>Part of the challenge for any new entrepreneur or startup is to find a mainstream and …

Mobile Devices

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

We tried Amazon's new feature that lets you virtually try out furniture before you buy it — and we saw how it could change how you shop online

Consumers are shopping online now, and that's a problem for retailers that sell furniture and other home decor.<p>While they can use showrooms to give some customers a sense of what a new couch or rug will look like in their home, they don't have the same advantage with those who shop online. The …

Album+ organizes photos with AI that runs on your phone, not in the cloud

A new iOS app called Album+ is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos. The app’s features are similar to those found in something like Google Photos — it also can de-duplicate photos, for example, as well as categorize …

Machine Learning

Facebook extends Messenger capabilities to business websites

With version 2.2 of the messaging platform, Facebook is introducing a customer chat plugin that enables cross-platform customer interactions.<p>Facebook …

Best Linux Code Editor: Top 10 Reviewed and Compared

Coding is a great fun. You can make useful and great apps for your operating system if you can learn well how to do coding. To be a great …

Linux

The Top Reasons Startups Fail [Infographic]

Down through the years, some startups really struck gold. When Accel Partners invested $14.8 million in a website called “thefacebook.com” back in 2005, they made a return of $5.6 billion – 378 times their original outlay. More often than not, however, startups tend to fail brutally. According to …

Startups

Detective by Charlie is an AI tool that's like having your own personal CIA

Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone. That, in a nutshell, is Detective by Charlie, which uses natural language processing (NLP) and AI to unearth and collate information about a particular subject in a couple of …

A Brief Introduction to REST APIs

Even if you have no idea what REST means, you have been interacting with it throughout the web for quite some time. Now let's take some time to …

Kid-class startup Pearachute snags Mark Cuban deal on 'Shark Tank' — here's what happened next

Pearachute founder Desiree Vargas Wrigley ⇒ entered the “Shark Tank” and walked out with a $500,000 deal from Mark Cuban amid harsh criticism from an investor on Sunday’s show — but the deal fell apart not long after the show was filmed more than a year ago, she said.<p>“The terms were terrible,” she …

Entrepreneurship