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How to Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

The media’s fascination with young entrepreneurs gives off the impression that all of America’s businesses are being run by messy-haired …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

10 Great IT And Engineering Jobs In 2016 And Beyond

At the outset of your career, its a good idea to identify which types of jobs offer good salaries and have a decent growth outlook, ensuring demand in the future. Recently, career and salary information hub, Careercast.com, completed a study of some great potential jobs and career tracks in the IT …

Salaries & Wages

Samsung's New Tech Will Spook Amazon And Google

Samsung’s confirmation that it’s entering the world of artificial intelligence shouldn’t be a concern for Amazon and Google, given how late the Korean tech giant is entering into the market.<p>But that head start could quickly evaporate thanks to Samsung’s extensive range of home appliances. Washing …

How Do I Start Chicken Production In South Africa?

If you already have a particular product you are thinking of distributing, your best option would be to contact that company and find out what the …

Small Business

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

The Waylens Horizon is like a GoPro for your car’s dashboard

Always-on recording and a full tank of data<p>Horizon, a $499 combination dash / action camera from a startup called Waylens, is a decidedly niche product. People who want a high-quality mobile camera will probably be better off with something that has an ecosystem behind it, like a GoPro or a Sony …

Gear & Gadgets

Are These The 7 Real Reasons Why Tech Projects Fail?

According to reports, 25 percent of technology projects fail outright; 20 to 25 percent don’t show any return on investment; and as much as 50 percent need massive reworking by the time they’re finished.<p>But the question is why: Why do so many technology projects fail — and fail so miserably? From …

A closer look at Sony's Xperia Ear voice assistant

Sony has been teasing its Xperia Ear voice assistant since last year, but now we know the concept will be an actual consumer product later this year. At IFA 2016, the tech giant announced that the tiny Bluetooth- and NFC-powered device is set to arrive in November, though it still hasn't said how …

Instacart’s app has changed grocery stores for good

Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand.<p>TechCrunch got an aisle-side view of how the company’s people and technology come together on location at Costco in San Francisco. And one thing’s clear: The San Francisco startup has …

eCommerce

After funding, HappyFresh chops off Manila and Taipei to prep for profitability

Nearly one year has passed since HappyFresh raised a US$12 million series A round to expand its on-demand grocery delivery business across Southeast …

This tech entrepreneur says these 5 business apps will change your life

Technology entrepreneur Dale Beaumont recently launched BRiN, the world’s first artificially intelligent business advisor. Created in collaboration …

Apps

Happy 25th birthday, Linux

Linux will turn 25 years old on August 25, the day Linus Torvalds sent out his fateful message asking for help with a new operating system. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is …

Linux

inploi is another jobs app that wants to kill off the service industry CV

Walking around the neighborhood handing out CVs in the hopes of scoring shifts in a local cafe or restaurant has never been an efficient job-search process. But workers in the service industry still do it. London-based startup inploi is hoping to change that — it’s gunning to replace the paper CV …

Employment

The Science Behind Smarter Decision Making: 7 Mental Models To Know

Every one of us make dozens, if not hundreds of small to big decisions on a daily basis.<p>Some don’t impact our lives at all, while some can change the outcome of our entire lives.<p>Whether it’s trying to figure out which job you should take, deciding to quit your job to start a business, move to a new …

Time Management

45 Amazing Homes and Offices Built from Shipping Containers

Engineers and architects have transformed ordinary shipping containers into amazing homes and office spaces around the world<p>Engineers and architects have transformed ordinary shipping containers into amazing homes and office spaces around the world. Here are a few of our favorites.

PocketChip review: why do I want this?

I've had a PocketChip in my possession for over a month, and I still don't know what I say about it. I can't really recommend anyone buy this thing, and yet I wish everyone owned one. Does that make any sense? It's not "practical" in the sense that it's not "practical" for an English major to take …

Raspberry Pi

Nest launches its first outdoor camera

While speculation about the future of the Nest is at an all time high since its founder and former CEO Tony Fadell departed in June, the company is still adding new products to its line. Well not so much new. The Nest Cam Outdoor has the same guts as its indoor counterpart, but in a weatherproof …

A huge team of Apple veterans is now making smart accessories for your car

Veterans

Can you still make an indie VR headset?

Immerex is a VR iPod in a smartphone world<p>In 2016, how can an indie virtual reality headset stand out from the Rifts, Vives, Gear VRs, and other big names? That’s the question that VR startup Immerex has to answer about its VRG-9020 headset, which was announced today at E3. Immerex bills itself as …

I just tried Samsung's first truly wireless earbuds — here's what they're like

That's right — there are no wires to be found on the IconX earbuds, even to connect the earbuds to each other.<p>Like the Gear Fit 2, they're designed for casual exercisers rather than fitness junkies, but it still can still track the most important metrics for general fitness.<p>These earbuds are so …

Nanomaterials could double efficiency of solar cells by converting waste heat into usable energy

An experimental solar cell created by MIT researchers could massively increase the amount of power generated by a given area of panels, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste heat. Even better, it sounds super cool when scientists talk about it: “with our own unoptimized geometry, we in …

Clean Energy

Startup bank Tandem took just 15 minutes to raise £1 million in its first crowdfunding round

Tandem smashed its £1 million fundraising target in just 15 minutes on Friday, raising £850,337 in just 10 seconds.<p>Hundreds more investors entered what's known as "overfund", pledging money in case Tandem decided to take on more money.<p>Tandem's pitch page reveals that just five investors contributed …

IBM's optical storage is 50 times faster than flash

Flash storage is too slow for your device's main memory, but RAM is expensive and volatile. Thanks to a breakthrough from IBM, phase-change memory (PCM) might one day replace them both. The crystal-based storage has been used in optical disks and other tech for at least 15 years, but the technology …

Build This Stylish DIY Bluetooth Speaker That Delivers Great Sound

This Bluetooth speaker can be built in a day and is distinguished enough to complement your home's hi-fi system.<p>Bluetooth speakers have exploded in popularity, and are the easiest way to play music off your smartphone. The problem is the speakers are usually a bit small and the sound doesn't quite …

10 Common Money Mistakes Successful People Never Make

Everyone dreams of being rich. Understanding what it means to be truly rich, however, eludes a large majority of the population. If you’re hoping to …

Personal Finance

Ozon gesture ring concept from 16Lab lets you wrap all your devices around your little finger

TOKYO -- As our devices shift and shrink and we find ourselves relying less and less on keyboards and mice and more and more on touchscreens to go about our work and play. In some situations, this makes interactivity a challenge. Voice is a potential solution for some situations, but gesture …

Can't afford a brand-new Veyron? Now you can get one 'Bugatti certified'

'Certified pre-owned' (CPO) and 'Bugatti Veyron' are two titles no one ever imagined would be pushed together. And, yet, here we are.<p>That's right; …

Samsung Gear VR reactions at Oculus Connect

Yesterday, Samsung announced its new $99 Gear VR headset and we were there at Oculus Connect developer conference to spend some hands-on time with Samsung’s latest virtual reality hardware. (Samsung was keen to specify that the unit we played with was a pre-production model.)<p>As mentioned during the …