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Drone perves defeated by tinfoil houses

Boffins figure out when drones are watching, <i>without</i> decrypting the video streamIf a drone-creeper is snooping on you, you could catch them by …

14 beautiful ghost towns where you can now spend the night

3. Castello di Postignano, Italy<p>7. Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro<p>8. Dunton Hot Springs, US<p>12. The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal<p>14. Albinen, Switzerland<p>1. Castello di Gargonza, Italy

Cracked screens could soon be a thing of the past after scientists accidentally invent self-healing glass

Lucky break<p>In my 15 years of phone ownership, I can remember many fallen comrades. Ian the iPhone 3GS, Norman the Note 2, Gary the Galaxy S7: I’m …

MIT's automated machine learning works 100x faster than human data scientists

Auto Tune Models (ATM) is an automated system that beats human-designed machine learning solutions for 30% of datasets tested.<p>Building a slide deck, …

World's First AI Citizen in Saudi Arabia Is Now Calling For Women's Rights

It's a little ironic if you think about it.<p>When the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia granted a citizenship to Hanson Robotics' female-looking robot Sophia, …

The Other Tech Bubble

<b>In September,</b> I met with a prominent entrepreneur looking for positive press on his new project. Meetings like these are a common, usually formulaic, …

The flying drones that can scan packages night and day

<b>Flying drones and robots now patrol distribution warehouses - they've become workhorses of the e-commerce era online that retailers can't do without. It is driving down costs but it is also putting people out of work: what price progress?</b><p>It could be a scene from Blade Runner 2049; the flying drone …

Pacific Drone Challenge lays down 4,500-mile gauntlet across the open ocean

Around 4,500 miles (7,300 km) separate the Pacific coasts of Japan and Silicon Valley, a distance beyond the reach of current non-military drones. …

Wish You Could Soar? A $2 Million Contest Aims For Personal Flying Device

Since the first caveman spotted the first bird, our species has dreamed of flight. We've managed it, too. Although for most purposes, it requires several thousand pounds of aluminum and some high-octane aviation fuel.<p>That may change soon, though: A group of aviation companies and advocacy groups, …

10 Questions to Ask Investors (Before You Take Their Money)

Asking prospective investors these questions can save you time and improve the quality of your investor group.<p>Investor will have a number of questions about your startup and will want to know your story. But it is equally important that you understand the venture firm and the individual venture …

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Identity Theft

Loftium will help you buy a house if you agree to Airbnb a bedroom and split the profits

Laura Coe never expected to buy a house before she was 30. The 29-year-old Microsoft finance manager has been renting in Seattle since she moved here …

6 AI-Powered Tools All Entrepreneurs Need to Run Their Business

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools can help you better your business. Here are the ones you should try.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are now available to entrepreneurs via a broad range of …

Machine Learning

Researchers have linked a human brain to the Internet for the first time ever

Brain Meets IoT<p>A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical …

How This Singaporean Startup Generated $12.9M In Only 8 Months

Online ads are dead. Right?<p>Tell that to Kosuke Sogo. His company, AdAsia Holdings, has expanded into nine countries and generated over US$12.9million in revenue in only eight months. On top of that, the company received US$12 million in Series A funding, the most for an ad tech company in Southeast …

Marketing

Data Shows Your Startup Probably Won't Last without These 3 Things

8 out of 10 startups fail in the first year. Here's how to beat those stats.<p><i>By Tracy Skousen (@TracySkousen), Senior Vice President, Relationship Partner/President, International, at Partners In Leadership and By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director at Partners In Leadership.</i><p>We've all heard …

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, <i>The Top Entrepreneurs</i>, and have summarized the top …

Project Management

Why Computers Are Having Such a Hard Time With This Deceptively Simple Chess Puzzle

A popular chess problem known as the Queen’s Puzzle has captivated mathematicians and computer scientists for years, yet no one has been able to …

This Is What Happens When You Put 300,000 Miles On A Tesla Model S

If you live on the West Coast, the company Tesloop can give you a ride if you’re traveling around California. As you can expect, the company’s cars …

Four Reasons You Shouldn't Grant Employees Equity in Your Business

There are four reasons why.you should avoid giving your employees actual equity in your business.<p>After reading this title, you might be wondering if I'm not the same guy who just wrote an article about giving employee's equity. You're right, I did. But there's a right way to do and a wrong way to …

Employment

A Flexible Sensor That Moves With You

If you have a project in mind that requires some sort of gesture input or precise movements, it might become a nettlesome problem to tackle. Fear …

Wearable Tech

Big opportunities in drone software: $565 million and climbing

This year drones have turned from buzzword to a mature technology, bringing value across many industries (see the recent Economist long read on that) and representing an interesting investment opportunity. A number of VC firms have already jumped in, putting $454 million into 100 deals in 2016 …

B.C. teen creates Facebook chatbot to help students stay organized

A Facebook tool that helps students be more productive and keep track of assignments developed by a Victoria teen has gone viral in an unexpected place.<p>Alec Jones, 14, says his chatbot, Christopher Bot, that helps students stay on top of their homework has garnered more than 3,000 subscribers, with …

Six ways to work less but get more done

Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than others?<p>We've all heard the saying, "work smarter, not harder," but many successful entrepreneurs have come to realize that productivity is part …

You're Better Off Working at McDonald's Than Working in Your Business

An entrepreneur asked me for advice and I told him to go work at McDonald's. Here's why.<p>Someone once asked me to recommend a free tool for creating landing pages.<p>He explained that he had spent over 20 hours in the past week trying to set up a landing page using the free tool he had been …

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is an exciting and fruitful experience for many entrepreneurs. Yet many people hold the …

Small Business

4 Brutal Fundraising Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Nobody likes fundraising--but these tips can make the process a lot easier.<p>"Fundraising is fun," said no entrepreneur ever. But there are tricks to make it much less painful.<p>After raising over $100 million of venture capital cash for a few businesses (which has taken hundreds of investors meetings) …

25 Ways to Save $250 (or More) Monthly That Most Business Owners Are Ignoring

The fastest way to fatten the bottom line is to shrink pointless expenses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I get it -- money is tight. So, how does saving $250 a month sound? There are tons of ways business owners can save hundreds of dollars (or more) each month. Sadly, …

Personal Finance

7 Great Apps to Help You With Your Side Hustle

If you’re getting ready to start a side hustle, your phones and tablets are about to be put to good use for way more than texting your bestie, checking in with your parents, and making your pet Instagram famous. You’ll need to support your freshly minted entrepreneurial pursuits with social media …

Google open-sources object detection tech that powers Nest Cam, Image Search, and Street View

Google handed a new set of intelligent object detection capabilities over to the open source community as part of continued development of its TensorFlow framework.<p>The TensorFlow Object Detection API gives data scientists and developers access to the same tech that Google uses for its own systems, …

Machine Learning