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25 Must Have Podcasts For Every Entrepreneur Or Business Owner

<i>This post first appeared on Mention.</i><p>When I first started working in public relations back in 2008, companies were jumping on the podcast bandwagon with enthusiasm. Then, as trends do, the enthusiasm fizzled in the B2B space, while shows in the pop-culture and B2C space continued to flourish.<p><i>But</i> …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

Tech Things I’m Excited about in 2015 Because 2014 Was so Boring

Goodbye 2014. You were okay, but ultimately sort of meh when it comes to tech.<p>Sure all our phones got a little better. Smartwatches powered by Android appeared and were immediately added to the catch-all drawer with our Fitbits, Nike FuelBands and Jawbone ups. Computers are still about as exciting …

IMAX 3D Camera

The smallest, lightest IMAX camera<p>No cinema camera captures mind-blowing images like an IMAX camera, but because the cameras are so loud and heavy (the 3-D versions are around 200 pounds), cinematographers have to pick and choose when to use them. The new IMAX Digital 3D Camera weighs only 38 …

Microsoft Is Reportedly Working On A Completely New Web Browser

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new web browser with the release of the Windows 10 operating system, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. The new browser has the code-name “Spartan” and it will be less clunky than Microsoft Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s Spartan reportedly has a look and feel …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Domestic Science: A Magic Fly Repeller

An old-fashioned summer staple in the Napa Valley, where I live, is a plastic bag filled with water and hung from the backdoor of a farmhouse. It …

Napa Valley

20 Uniquely Beautiful Coffee Tables

The amazing design here uses wood and class to create a coffee table that mimics real life topography.<p>Another table that takes its inspiration from …

Google upgrades Glass with double the memory, battery boost

On the eve of I/O, Google unveils new Glass innards with 2GB of RAM and 15 percent longer battery life.<p>Google is still keeping up in the air the eventual release date of a consumer model for Glass, its controversial head-mounted display that first debuted on the face of co-founder Sergey Brin at …

Android News

2015 Ford Edge First Look

Edging upwardly global<p>For the second incarnation of its midsize Edge crossover, Ford is taking its show on the road. Late in the inaugural Edge’s life, exports began to China and quickly escalated to 10,000-12,000 units per year. It seems two-box utes are as hot there as they are here and as …

Activation Lock responsible for massive drop in iPhone thefts

There are plenty of stories about iPhone thefts causing spikes in crime statistics, but according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Apple’s introduction of an iPhone kill switch may be starting to turn around.<p>Measuring crime after the iPhone’s Activation Lock was first introduced in …

San Francisco

The Ultimate Guide To Bootstrapping Hardware Startups

<b>Involve others whenever possible</b><p>Find mentors and advisors. Tap people who you trust. Whenever you can, talk to people who have done this before.<p>Validate assumptions. Talk to at least 20 strangers about your product. Gauge their enthusiasm, listen carefully to their questions and don’t assume you …

Fire Phone against the world: can Amazon take on iOS and Android?

Amazon's unique software is running on pretty average hardware<p>With his presentation earlier today, Jeff Bezos wanted consumers to take one thing away from Amazon's Fire Phone: it's different. We've just seen the end result of years of research, most of which seemingly went into the phone's Dynamic …

This New Tech Could Make Your Future Phone Shatter-Proof

Researchers at the University of Akron are working on a film for smartphone screens that could make a device's display shatter-proof.<p>The film is comprised of a transparent layer of electrodes over a polymer surface, according to a report from the university first spotted by Engadget.<p>These …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

US bakery giant Panera to swear off artificial ingredients by 2016

Chain that has about 1,800 US locations makes pledge that outlines commitment to 'clean' and 'simple' ingredients<p>Panera says it will remove artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives from its food by 2016, a reflection of the growing distaste people are showing for such …

Paris Officials Seek Artistic Solution to Tourists’ Love Locks Obsession

It’s a global trend that has captured the imagination – and hearts – of romantics around the world, but it seems the tide may be turning against love …

Spring in Montana

It's possible that there's no finer place to be in spring than Big Sky Country. Have a look at some of the best places the state has to offer.

National Parks

Facetime With Your Plants? Welcome To The Future Of Microfarming

SproutsIO, a simple system from students at the MIT Media Lab, lets you grow food indoors using your smartphone. You can water your plants (or Facetime with them) from 3,000 miles away.<p>What if you could grow your own strawberries indoors, year-round, even in the tiniest of urban apartments?<p>With the …

Articles about climate controlled skyscrapers seoul on Dwell.com - Dwell

Few things use more energy at home than the pursuitof the perfect indoor temperature.<p>The cradle of modern architecture, Chicago is known for its spectacular skyline.<p>When Seoul architect Byoung-soo Cho set out to design his urban dream house, he turned to the city’s architectural history for...<p>Dwell …

Skyscrapers

The Future of Office Design

What’s the future of office design? We investigate how start-up culture is influencing everything from corporate campuses to contract furniture. See more about Office Environment.<p>Back in the day, a model employee was an "organization man," loyal to a company. And the workplace was a model of …

Audio-visual

Google's New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel

Steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedal, mirrors -- all gone.<p>Google has finally built its own car from scratch. And it looks like a gondola with wheels.<p>The two-seater prototype vehicle is Google’s reimagination of what the modern automobile should look and feel like if you took the human out of …

A Smart Shelf for Smart Devices

<i>Stage</i> is an elegant meeting place for all your rechargeable handheld devices. Designed for tablets and smartphones, it keeps power cords, …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

IndHED™ Beer Identity & Package Design

This isn’t our first time that we are featuring about IndustriaHED and we just can’t help it. The process of their visual identities are just simply …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

23 Breath-Takingly Beautiful Photos Of Frozen Flowers

Mo Devlin's Frozen Flowers series is better than real flowers — they last forever and you don't have to change the water.

Animation

Google Partners With Ray-Ban, Oakley For New Glass Designs

Is the current look of Google Glass a bit too ... dorky for you? You're probably not the only one who thinks so. Thankfully, Google is collaborating with Ray-Ban and Oakley on some designs you might actually want to wear.<p>Luxottica Group, the Italian parent company of both brands, announced the …

Wearable Tech

Tencent Is Building A Stunning New 'Vertical Campus' In China

The "vertical campus" that architectural firm NBBJ designed for the Shenzhen, China-based company involves two towers that will stand at heights of more than 800 feet, connected by three bridges spanning the street below. It will house the Internet portals 12,000+ employees.<p>"The Tencent building …

Swimming Pools