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Programming Trends To Look For This Year

Martin Puryear Contributor<p>Martin Puryear is head of curriculum and technology at Coding Dojo, a 14-week coding bootcamp that teaches full-stack development.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>2016’s top programming trends<p>There has never been a more exciting time for technologists and developers …

Programming

Futuristic oceanscapers are floating villages 3D-printed from algae and plastic waste

These 3D-printed floating villages could be a means to future energy independence. The structures, envisioned by architect Vincent Callebaut, would …

Best of 2015: Top 50 Photographs from Around the World

With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of our best content from the past year, including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography. Last year, we brought you a list of 37 incredible photos from 2014; this year, we're upping our game with a collection of 50 …

Photography

The future of motion in UX design

<b>Design is coming to life in ways never seen before.</b><p>That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder of HUMAN, a Vancouver-based product and design studio focused on emerging platforms. Much of the company’s work is rooted in wearable technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality …

The Four Trends That Will Change The Way We Work By 2021

Hint: The rise of the gig economy is only the start of what’s coming.<p>In some ways, 2015 was the year of the gig economy, with the scale and diversity of the freelance workforce not just expanding, but attracting more mainstream notice as well. By our own recent estimates here at Upwork, some 54 …

Computer Science

Dispel’s Privacy-As-A-Service Platform Keeps Your Internet Connection Secret And Safe

Most security services today give you virtual private networks that encrypt your connections (if you work for any sizable company, you probably use some kind of VPN client to log in to your intranet). New York-based Dispel, which is now coming out of stealth after more than two years of …

Information Systems

Billion-dollar startup CEOs get trapped by their own success, says one unicorn CEO

Unicorn is the tech-industry term for startups that have raised huge sums of venture capital money and are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>Benioff believes that unicorns aren't really worth their valuations, but that "they've manipulated the private markets to achieve these valuations." He says he's …

Startups

How hiring my own boss made me a better entrepreneur

One of the hardest days of my life was the day I decided to hire my own boss. I cofounded Looksharp six years ago and had been through the trenches. From cutting founder salaries and narrowly raising a seed round in 2010 to losing key employees at key moments, we had dodged more bullets than James …

Don't Regret Selling Your Internet Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Selling an online business is a huge step. Your company represents years of hard work, so it makes sense to guard it closely as your prize asset. Because when it comes time to sell it, you need to be absolutely sure you know what you are …

Small Business

Pens Use Living Algae Ink to Create Time Lapse Drawings with Sunlight

Over the years, we've admired many drawings created with unconventional materials, but this might be the most off-beat yet. Thanks to the team at Living Ink Technologies, algae is now a viable option for image-making, with a special added component: algae acts as an invisible ink that appears after …

Drawing

The Selfie Of The Future Is A 3D Figure

Selfie 2.0<p>If you are waiting for the selfie trend to go away, make sure you’re in a comfortable spot. As selfies continue to dominate social media platforms, a new app from the Swiss company Dacuda plans to bring the selfie into the three dimensional world. The company just unveiled an app that …

Star Wars Characters Reimagined as Ancient Greek Statues by French Artist Travis Durden | Colossal

<p>I’ve never specifically asked myself what Yoda and and Darth Vader might look like if reimagined as classical Greek nudes, but I can’t say I’m …

Art

Daily Inspiration #2230

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Poland's Mysterious "Crooked Forest" Populated with 400 Bent Pine Trees

Located just outside of Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland, there lies a pine grove known as the "Crooked Forest." It is one of the most unusual forests in Central Europe. What makes this grove of approximately 400 trees so bizarre is that instead of growing naturally, each tree is bent at 90 …

Forests

Daliy Inspiration #2231

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Improbable's SpatialOS is an operating system for simulated cities

Improbable, a much-hyped London startup that has raised $20m (£13m) from Andreesen Horowitz, has unveiled its first product: Spatial OS, an operating …

Game Development

Ultimate Space Game Imagined 30 Years Ago by Carl Sagan

Astronomer Carl Sagan is possibly best known for encouraging everyone he could to think like a scientist. From his television program <i>Cosmos</i> to his renowned writing, he wanted to make the world a smarter place. But you might not have known he also wanted to make a video game.<p>The Library of Congress …

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Computer Science

Star of 'Million Dollar Listing' Says Anyone Can Make Money in Real Estate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s no secret that real estate is and always has been one of the best investment opportunities, no matter the market condition. In fact, roughly 77 percent of entrepreneurs with at least one million in assets own real estate, according …

Real Estate

Bill Gates', Richard Branson's advice for successful startups

Starting a new venture is a challenge laden task. While some ventures after months of toil and trouble see the success they aimed for, some also fail …

8 Secrets To Credible Startup Financial Projections

Entrepreneurs often ask me why investors expect financial projections for a new startup even before the product is built and while the market is …

Investing

11 Practical Things That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur Almost Instantly

Every entrepreneur I know wants to improve in some way. They want to create successful companies. They want to scale those companies. They want to enjoy life.<p>What’s does it take to achieve these admittedly vague objectives? The simple answer is <i>self improvement.</i><p>What are some practical things that …

Entrepreneurship

Report: Contactless payments will grow by 100% in 2015

Thanks to Apple’s mobile payments push, Apple Pay, contactless payments are on the rise, according to a new report issued from market researcher …

FinTech

Technology startups, the latest 'gold rush'

It is one of the few industries where failure is celebrated and valued by investors Read more

Startups

The 8 Key Rules of Starting the Business of Your Dreams on a Shoestring Budget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A few years ago, before the Internet was pervasive, before everyone carried a smartphone and before do-it-yourself software tools were available for free, it was difficult to reach a critical mass of new customers without spending a …

Small Business

Randy Pitchford on Battleborn, the new genre-busting game from the makers of Borderlands

Gearbox Software is no stranger to skepticism. When the company first started showing 2009's <i>Borderlands</i> to people, it was greeted with incredulity and the well-intentioned advice to "just do more <i>Brothers in Arms</i>." Now, millions of sales later, and with <i>Borderlands 2</i> distinguishing itself as …

Borderlands

Kik, a messaging app that's popular with teenagers, is now worth $1 billion

Messaging app Kik has joined the so-called unicorn club with a $1 billion valuation in its latest round of funding. The Waterloo, Ontario-based …

Chatbots

How Two Non-Technical Cofounders Grew & Sold Their Startup for Millions

My law school classmate and I started an ecommerce business and successfully exited. Here’s how we did it.<p><i>About me: I built</i> <i>Caskers</i><i>. Now I’m building</i></i> …

San Francisco

Vancouver’s high-tech hurdle: Attracting top-level talent

From left: Version One Ventures CEO and founder Boris Wertz, BuildDirect president and CEO Jeff Booth, Vision Critical founder and president of corporate innovation Andrew Reid, Hootsuite CEO and founder Ryan Holmes, Shoes.com chairman and co-founder Roger Hardy, Plentyoffish CEO and founder Markus …

Startups