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The Top 10 Emerging Technologies Of 2016 [INFOGRAPHIC]

<b>The Top 10 Emerging Technologies Of 2016 by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p>Sometimes the world is not yet ready for a new technology to enter the …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Startups

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Use Bacteria as Living Hard Drives

A data dump with a difference.<p>Computers are becoming more like living beings, and now it looks like living beings are becoming more like computers. …

7 Creative Strategies for Marketing Your Startup on a Tight Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Boostrapping builds character. There are endless ways to finance your ideas, but there’s nothing like marketing a startup with a modest budget to encourage innovation. Limited funds give you an excuse to flex your creative muscle and …

Marketing

Top 10 WordPress Themes for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>WordPress has changed the way we build websites. What started as a simple blogging tool in 2003 has turned into a leading CMS powering 26.4 percent of all websites in the world. This can be partly attributed to the five-minute install …

Web Design

25 Small Life Changes That Create Lasting Success

The guaranteed way to increase your luck is to increase the number of times you bet.<p><i>What are some of the best life tips? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong on Quora:</b><p><b>Start before</b> …

17 Signs You'll Be Running Your Own Business By 2017

It's only a matter of time before you ditch your day job and pursue the ultimate dream of working for yourself. Are you truly ready to make the leap? Here's how you'll know.<p>There are plenty of would-be entrepreneurs (myself included!) who've tried to convince ourselves that we feel happy and …

The price of bitcoin is skyrocketing ahead of the 'halvening'

The digital currency has gone on a wild streak over the weekend, peaking above $700 on Monday, and is currently hovering around that point — $700.58 as of writing.<p>(All figures come via bitcoin news site CoinDesk's price analysis tool.)<p>In the space of a month, bitcoin's value has jumped by more than …

Cryptocurrency

11 Inspiring YouTube Travel Channels to Follow | The Planet D

<i>Last week GrrlTraveler shared a with us list of the best travel channels on Youtube. We loved finding new people follow, as well as seeing that some</i> …

Travel

12 Virtual Reality Stats That Will Blow You Away

Virtual reality has been touted as the "next big thing" over the past few decades, but the technology never seemed good enough to create seamless virtual worlds. But recent advancements in graphics, motion sensors, and mobility have finally paved the way for a new wave of VR headsets -- tethered to …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 hands-on: a gorgeous, but pricey fitness tracker

Whoa! Can you believe it took Samsung almost two whole years before finally coming out with a true successor to Gear Fit? That’s certainly a shocking revelation, knowing that the Korean giant is known to move at such a feverish pace when it comes to device refreshes, especially on a yearly basis. …

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

3 Reasons Why Fitbit Shouldn't Worry About a Rival's $23 Tracker

Image source: Fitbit.<p>The market for fitness trackers is heating up at both ends of the pricing spectrum, and it's only natural to wonder if<b>Fitbit</b>will still rule the roost. Fitbit's been able to stand up well against the threat of tech and smartphone giants rolling out high-end smartwatches and …

This MIT Eco-Startup Wants You to Grow Veggies With Your Fish Tank

Grove is betting its flagship product--a fish tank doubling as a food-growing ecosystem--could change the way you obtain your herbs and vegetables. But disrupting supermarkets is only the beginning of its vision.<p>Inc.<i>'s 11th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on some of the</i> …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: 'Golden era' of technology is coming

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (BAY'-zohs) says when it comes to technology, "We're on the edge of the golden …

Jeff Bezos

Q&A: Convoy CEO Dan Lewis on lessons learned from Amazon, and disrupting the trucking industry

In a little more than a year, on-demand trucking startup Convoy has raised nearly $19 million from a high-profile group of investors.<p>Convoy uses …

Samsung challenges Fitbit with $180 fitness tracker with GPS

NEW YORK (AP) — Just in time for summer, Samsung is unveiling a new fitness tracker that aims to undercut gadgets from market leader Fitbit.<p>Beyond …

Fitness Technology

Samsung's latest fitness smartwatch has some incredible new features, but it's missing something important

It's the successor of the good-but-flawed Gear Fit, and it comes with a great new map feature that shows your route and helps direct you in the right direction.<p>At the same time, it's lacking an important feature that we believe would have made the Gear Fit 2 an undisputed winner as a fitness device.<p>…

Wearable Tech

The next big thing in virtual reality could come out of this student club at Stanford

Sitting at a picnic table outside The Treehouse, a cheap grub spot on the Stanford University campus, seven students chow down while passing around a futuristic-looking headset. It's clunky and indiscreet, like a prop from "Back to the Future II."<p>Jaime Korman, a curly haired sophomore who wears a …

Virtual Reality

Sorry Microsoft and Google, Salesforce Prefers Amazon.com's AWS

<b>Amazon</b> recently won a major victory in the cloud platform wars as cloud-based CRM (customer relationship management) vendor <b>Salesforce</b> made AWS (Amazon Web Services) its "preferred" public cloud infrastructure platform. A recent SEC filing by Salesforce indicates that it will pay Amazon about $400 …

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Band 2, a Fitbit-like activity tracker for $23

Xiaomi just unveiled a brand new wearable device, the Mi Band 2. Despite the name, it’s the company’s third fitness tracking device after the Mi Band and Mi Band Pulse. It track your steps, monitors your heart rate and (for the first time) features a tiny display. It costs RMB 149, or a little less …

How Visionary Entrepreneurs Are Creating Million-Dollar, One-Person Businesses

Daniel Faggella, 28, has turned his passion into a seven-figure business. His subscription-based e-commerce site, Science of Skill, sells online fitness and self defense curricula and products to students around the world. When it comes to working, the black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu says, ”I …

Entrepreneurship

Microsoft sells patents to Xiaomi, builds 'long-term partnership'

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Software maker Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi [XTC.UL], a rare departure for the U.S. company and part of what the two companies say is the start of a long-term partnership.<p>A Microsoft logo is seen on an office …

Chengdu, China: city of spicy food, leisurely teahouses and … software parks

If you want to experience China's innovation boom, a good place to start would seem to be the Hi-tech Development Zone in Chengdu, a city known for spicy cuisine, riverside tea houses and panda bears. The zone, a 32-square-mile swath of gleaming office buildings on the city's outskirts, is home to …

45 Startup Website Templates, Designs and Tools

It seems like we see more and more startups launched each day. Young adults prefer to emerge in the world of entrepreneurship, rather than choosing …

Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Online retail mastery

We conclude our week long series on Amazon innovation with the service that started it all: Amazon's incredible online store.<p>From its humble …

Apple’s route to virtual reality

A series of subtle indicators hint that Apple is indeed taking VR seriously, and is laying the groundwork for a future product in the space.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Given …

The Edge of Wearables: When Will Society Take the Ultimate Leap?

<b>New wearable technology will soon have the capacity to become skin-deep, but society might not be ready to adopt it just yet.</b><p>If your socks told your …

7 Life-Changing Skills You Can Learn Even If You're Broke

Skills are the gateway to a better quality career and life.<p>The problem is, money is tight for most of us after covering rent/mortgage, car payments, …