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4 Cities You Didn't Know Were Startup Hotbeds | Inc.com

Silicon Valley remains America’s innovation hub, with cities like New York, Houston, and Los Angeles following closely in its wake. But other cities in the U.S. and around the world are emerging as hotbeds of innovation and entrepreneurship. I was surprised when I compiled this list, and I think …

Startups

Apple Imagines A World You Digitize By Touch, And They Aren’t Alone

As creative apps go mobile, companies are developing new tools to capture the world.<p>Apple has filed a patent application for a stylus that you can touch to any surface, take a photo, and store the texture and color data into a 3-D image file. Easy to imagine: you’re sitting at Starbucks, drawing on …

The 10 most groundbreaking shoes of 2015

Wearable technology shouldn't be limited to your wrists.<p>This year, sneakerheads, <i>Star Wars</i> fans and fashion mavens found commonality in innovative, …

Shoes

The largest consumer drone maker in the world has a wild vision for its future

The Chinese drone company DJI released a video recently that showcases its Phantom X Concept drone, a flying robot that is loaded with all kinds of impressive innovations.<p>The Phantom X Concept is still very much a concept, but the video shows the company's vision for where it plans to take drone …

How giving away over $8,000 in free samples on Reddit saved this woman's startup

In the case of entrepreneur Sue Sullivan, it ended up saving her business.<p>Sullivan had started a chipotle-sauce company called "Hot Squeeze" back in 2007, but in the years that followed she realized that it wasn't going to survive if she kept working with middle-men distributors, who quickly …

Julian Jung: Raising Money And Growing Your Company As A Solo Entrepreneur

I recently spoke to Julian Jung, who is the founder and CEO of Tablelist. Unlike most startups, Jung started his company without a co-founder and was able to raise money and grow his presence in multiple cities. In the following interview, Jung talks about how he came up with the idea for …

Microsoft Says Sorry To Surface Owners

‘Tis the season to be jolly, that is for sure, and if one were to restore goodwill, then saying sorry would go a long way. We do know that Microsoft …

This is How Long it Should Take to Make a Decision

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Skin Sculptures Highlight Life's Impermanence

Peeling the skin off your feet one petal at a time.<p>Ingenious creative minds often come with eccentric habits; Van Gogh was said to nibble on and even eat his own paintings, and novelist Honoré de Balzac worked from 12AM to 6PM and drank upwards of 50 cups of coffee daily. Singaporean artist Ezzam …

Rainy Days and Self-Drying Jackets Never Get You Down

Meet a Back-To-The-Future inspired self-drying jacket that promises smiles instead of frowns on rainy days. Falyon's special jacket is new to the …

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Scientists are Designing Technology to Help Animals ‘Talk’

“What would the world be like if dogs could talk to us?” asks Melody Jackson, “and not just our pet dogs at home, but working dogs, assistance dogs, …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Improve Your Posture with These Exercises from the Army Field Manual

Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practicing these …

Military

Willow Smith Just Dropped A Surprise And Appropriately Pretentious Album

Remember Willow Smith? Daughter of Will Smith? Ostensibly a musician because she had that one song? She hasn’t really made much noise, musically, since she was but a little child, only really popping up occasionally to give thoroughly bizarre interviews. However, she’s apparently still a musician, …

Here's how the top iPhone apps are using 3D Touch

What's a polite word for 'least effort possible'?<p>When Apple introduced 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S this September, it described the technology as a revolutionary paradigm for interacting with touchscreen devices. And it really seems like 3D Touch — and pressure sensitivity in general — could become …

Autodesk to Developers: May the Forge Be With You

Autodesk, the company that sells the software used to design and construct everything from car parts to skyscrapers, is opening up the software …

Starbucks Pulls Paninis in New E.Coli Scare

Starbucks (SBUX) became the latest major U.S. company to be hit by the E.Coli scare and last week removed its holiday turkey paninis from some 1,347 …

A Philosopher Asks: What Does The Weeknd Mean When He Says He Can't Feel His Face?

Martin T. Hadley is a depressive philosophy graduate tormented by the existential crises at the heart of everyday pop lyrics.<p><i>Martin T. Hadley is a depressive philosophy graduate and musician who can’t listen to the radio without being tormented by the existential crises at the heart of everyday pop</i> …

We're Bringing Unsexy Back to Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few months ago, I was talking to Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani, who had attended an entrepreneurship event earlier this year. He joked that the most entrepreneurial guy at the event was the person setting up the audio-visual …

4 Steps for Creating a Successful New Brand

Building a new brand is a daunting task. After all, branding defines the core message and values of your organization, product or service, and it …

Spooning Advantage

The ‘Tear off a Scoop’ is a clever Packaging Design for a detergent that integrates a scoop spoon. Simply tear along the dotted line to fashion a …

Ingenious Cardboard Packaging Folds to Fit Parcels of Any Shape

Excessive packaging is one of our top pet peeves here at Inhabitat, so we were really inspired by this flat cardboard sheet that is capable of …

Why Packaging And Fallout Shelters Should Take Design Cues From Seashells

Nature is the best architect<p>Seashells aren’t just pretty objects for kids to collect on the beach. According to a new study, their structure could inspire protective gear and packaging. Dr. Chandra Tiwary and his colleagues at the Indian Institute of Science analyzed the structure of seashells to …

Kellog's Cereal Package Design

Being a student is hard work... you spend hundreds of hours designing and evolving so that you may get to the point where you start doing solid, …

The condom packaging designed to sort the carrots from the cucumbers

A Taiwanese designer has created a range of vegetable-themed condom packaging to ensure users always buy the correct fit<p>Condoms come in a variety of styles, but when it comes to size, most men opt for the one-size-fits-all approach.<p>However, according to research published by the Sexuality …

Nendo Designs Slick New Perfume Packaging For Kenzo

It wouldn’t be reaching to say Nendo has the Midas touch—the prolific Japan-based studio has the power to turn everyday items like front doors, bookshelves, carry-on suitcases, and much more into design gold.<p>Nendo recently unveiled a new unisex perfume bottle created in collaboration with Kenzo, …

Is McDonald's new packaging too similar to this grad student's design?

Is a recent McDonald’s takeout package stolen from a student’s idea?<p>In June, McDonald’s released the McBike, a package designed to effectively store takeout food on a bike.<p>The cardboard box features a handle at the top that can be placed on the front of a bicycle. The inside of the box features two …

Nike was just granted a key patent for 3D printed shoe technology

As additive manufacturing (otherwise known as 3D printing) becomes ever more advanced, more and more industries are beginning to embrace it — and the …

Shoes