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Samsung Leads $20 Million Investment In Internet Of Things Platform Startup Afero

Afero thinks it has the right solution to clear up the messy Internet of Things market.<p>The Los Altos-based startup sells almost everything a company needs to hook up a device to the internet. The startup provides a tiny Bluetooth module with its own custom firmware on top to improve security and …

Internet of Things

The Comprehensive Guide to Building a Realistic R2-D2 Replica

Join a club of Makers sharing CNC and 3D printed parts, to construct your very own, full-size astromech droid. You know you want to!<p>If you’ve been to a Maker Faire you’ve probably come across one or more full-size R2-D2s roaming about or partying with the DJ, chirping and bleeping like the real …

Betternet is a Free, Unlimited VPN With No Registration

Windows/iOS/Android/Chrome/Firefox: A good VPN is a handy tool. A free, unlimited one is even better. Betternet aims to make using a VPN (as well as …

Articles about 5 modern day homes made stone on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>Today is the …

20 Inspiring Quotes About Passion, Opportunity, and Making Things Happen | Inc.com

This column is about finding the things you’re passionate about, finding a way to do what you love--and then actually doing it.<p>And if you need it, it’s also about looking for the inspiration you need to get started. With that in mind, here are 20 of the most inspiring quotes you’ll find anywhere …

Korehira Watanabe, the Sword Maker

Awesomeness. It's not just that Korehira Watanabe decided, as a college student, that he wanted to become a swordmaker, even at the cost of family …

How Google, Amazon, and Netflix Get the Most Out of Their Employees | Inc.com

There are a lot of ideas out there about how to cultivate a workplace culture that results in happy, productive employees. Advice tends to center around aspects of culture like rewarding employees for a job well done and providing perks like free snacks. But highly successful companies show that …

The 10 Commandments of Startups (for Now) | Inc.com

I spoke recently on business basics at the Chicago Startup Summit, which was put together by the terrific teams at Virgin Unite and RM72 as an educational and networking experience for entrepreneurs and wannabes, with a particular focus on socially-conscious businesses. The day-long event was held …

Why Facebook Makes Your Images Look Like Crap, and How to Fix It

If you use Facebook, you’ve probably uploaded a picture at some point. While Facebook is great for sharing, it also uses some pretty ruthless …

This Adorable 96-Sq.-Ft. Cabin Cost Just $10.5K to Build

In the race to create ever-smaller spaces for living, writing, guitar-strumming, and just flat-out relaxing, we've seen designers craft an impressive array of micro homes. Now, from Finnish architect Robin Falck, comes this angular, timber-clad pad, clocking in at just <b>96 square feet</b>, a figure on …

How to be human: moving on after heartbreak

<i>Leah Reich</i> <i>was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "</i><i>Ask Leah</i><i>" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. After IGN, she completed her PhD in sociology, but so many people mixed it up with psychology that she figured she might as well</i> <i>get back into giving</i> …

3 Bad Habits That Get in the Way of Your Happiness | Inc.com

Want to be happy?<p>Happiness, to some extent, is a choice and not a condition. We decide what we do and the outlook we have on the world every single day. If something actively makes us unhappy, we have the self-control to break our detrimental habits and replace them with things that make us feel …

Happiness

This Is What $1,500 A Month In Rent Would Get You In Cities All Around The World

Let's all move to Nepal, guys.<p><i>Please note that currency conversion rates and housing markets are always changing. All figures were correct at the time of publication.</i>

Bay Area rents are out of control

They have trouble buying nor renting a halfway decent place, though they might be able to shack up with a bunch of people, and that's great, it works for a while, especially for younger folks.<p>Those who bought a home or rented a rent-controlled apartment a long time ago are fine as long as they …

12 psychological tricks to winning people over

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

5 Things I Learned When I Quit My Six-Figure Life and Moved to Mexico

I had my mid-life crisis during a sales meeting. Or more specifically, during one of those cliché icebreaker games in a room of a hundred real-estate …

How this guy made over 200k on Airbnb

Three years ago, Canadian actor and producer Dany Papineau was on the verge of bankruptcy after self financing a movie project that ran out of …

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.