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Research Shows Android's Pattern Unlock Method Can Easily Be Cracked

Researchers have discovered a way to break into Android smartphones that are locked using the operating system’s pattern unlock security method. They …

Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

No one wants to hand over their account to a hacker. Today, Facebook is adding a new feature that will help protect users from getting their accounts compromised.<p>Facebook users can now use a security key to authenticate their identity during the login process. If you use a security key, hackers …

Information Systems

Smartphone batteries with twice the life may arrive in 2017

A type of lithium battery that could make gasoline-powered cars obsolete is on track to be commercialized, according to <i>MIT</i> <i>News</i>. The "lithium metal" batteries, developed by MIT spin-off SolidEnergy, can reportedly pack the same energy as a standard lithium-ion cell in half the size. "Or, we can make …

5 Psychological Hacks That'll Give Your Marketing a Boost

Powerful marketing is all about using psychology. Here are five actionable implementations to get you started.<p>Successful marketers know how to ethically use psychological principles to understand their customers, in order to deliver exactly what those customers need and want.<p>Here are five of those …

Marketing

11 Powerful Ways to Fix Bad Body Language

Improve your nonverbal communication to send the right message and set yourself up for success.<p>What we say and how we say it is incredibly important for communicating with others. But while most of us think of the more obvious, verbal component of what we say when communicating with others, it's …

6 Ways to Win at Demo Day

No mater how clever a salesperson you think you are, Demo Day will expose your weaknesses<p>Last June, Startup Next held its pitch/demo in San Francisco while the Google Developer conference took place across the street at the Moscone Conference Center. The streets of San Francisco were alive as …

Sales and Dating: Why Good Salespeople Operate Like eHarmony vs. Other Dating Sites

Check out how sales and dating are nearly mirror images of each other.<p>I've always thought that sales and dating are uncannily similar. At an obvious level, they are both about making connections and convincing the other person to enter into a relationship with you. However, more interestingly, if …

The Only 8 Numbers You Need To Do Math

Mathematicians often represent numbers in a line. Pick a point on the line, and this represents a number.<p>At the end of the day, though, almost all of the numbers that we use are based on a handful of extremely important numbers that sit at the foundation of all of math.<p>What follows are the eight …

Mathematics

Engage Your Customers: Let Them Fill in the Blanks

The imaginations of your audience is more powerful than any idea you can come up with. The brain loves to fill in the blanks, so indulge this neurological power of creating meaning out of missing information.<p>Your brain fills in the blanks, connects the dots, and finds a way to weave disconnected …

How To Coach Your Sales Reps In 3 Easy Steps

Should you invest the same amount of time coaching your top performers that you do with underperformers? Here are three quick and easy steps to help you coach both and still make the most of your time.<p>When consulting with sales executives, leaders, and managers, I often find that sales managers …

Human Resources

20 Easy Things That Will Make You the Next Millionaire

Here's everything you need to know in order to make your first million.<p>While you may be looking to make your first million off of your business alone, the fact of the matter is that becoming a millionaire does not just come about by raking in profits from your business. It arises from the decisions …

8 Things Really Focused People Do

How they defy distractions and get more done.<p>There is no shortage of distraction in life. If you're trying to focus on work, your family needs your attention. Try to focus on family, and the duties of the job get in the way. People load up with hobbies and trips and learning and aspirations and TV …

Time Management

20 Awesome Things to Say That Will Radically Improve Your Life | Inc.com

9 Essential Habits of Remarkably Effective People

You don't have to be born able to execute at a high level. Here's how you can develop that vital skill.<p>There's a huge biggest difference between being <i>efficient</i> and being <i>effective</i>. (Just ask Stephen Covey.)<p><b>Efficient</b> people are well organized and competent. They check things off their to-do list. …

How to Get People to Like You (Heck, Even Love You)

14 techniques to make yourself more likable.<p>We all care about what others think of us and want to be liked (despite what rebellious 15-year-old you might have said). The basics of getting people to like you are obvious--be nice, be considerate, be a decent human being. Those things are all true. …

50 Websites Your Startup Needs to Succeed

It might seem like it, but your startup isn't alone.<p>You have more help, tools and talent at your disposal than your partners and first employees bring to the table. Even better, some of the tools are free, and the others come at a fair, competitive price. Not all of a startup's help comes in the …

7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Richard Branson Is Right: Time Is the New Money

In the Participation Age, a new form of payment is emerging: time.<p>Richard Branson just announced he would be giving Virgin employees unlimited vacation. He's either nuts or knows something others have yet to discover: You'll make more money if you give people their time back.<p>Why we trade time for …

Your Failed Startup Should Definitely Be on Your Resume

Is it okay to mention my failed startup on my resume?<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Is it okay to mention my failed startup on my resume?</i><p><i>Answer by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, Acquisition Interview Consultant and Author of Cracking the PM Interview & Cracking the Coding Interview, on Quora,</i><p>…

Startups

33 Thought-Provoking Quotes to Awaken Your Inner Innovator

We are all builders. We are all innovators. Here are 33 quotes that will inspire your inner entrepreneur.<p>We are all builders. We are all innovators. I refuse to think otherwise. When we grow up, we are taught that innovation is something special. To be an entrepreneur, you somehow have to be …

How To Sell Almost Anything

Huthwaite is a sales coaching company based in Arlington, Va., with ten offices worldwide, including in Brazil, Australia and Singapore. It teaches a sales method developed 30 years ago by British behavioral psychologist Neil Rackham, who studied more than 35,000 sales calls in 40 countries. We …

Is Your Body Language A Dead Giveaway? Three Postures That Raise Red Flags

Sure, personal appearance matters. And beyond your looks, your resume and your pedigree, it’s also the ‘package’ you broadcast when you walk in a room. But, despite all the hard work you’ve put in to get you this far, you could be undermining it all by carrying yourself in ways that communicate …

9 Ways to Show More Confidence in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs share specific qualities that are vital for starting and growing a business. They are passionate, resilient, focused on opportunities and comfortable with risks. But the quality that might have the most influence over …

Self-improvement

10 Things I Learned by Studying Every 'Shark Tank' Pitch Ever Made

During its first five seasons, nearly 400 entrepreneurs have appeared on Shark Tank to pitch their ideas. In honor of the sixth season premiere, I analyzed every single one of them and found key lessons for anyone who wants to be successful.<p>I've spent years studying entrepreneurship and am now …

Entrepreneurship