Stephen Villacorta

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We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

ELLE Simplifies: Your Finances

Photo: Erin Toland<p><i>Let's be real: Sometimes "life hacks" are only good in theory. (Yes, rigging a system of binder clips and plastic bread ties will organize my computer cables, but who has the time for that?) So, in celebration of National Simplify Your Life Week, we asked dozens of experts about</i> …

Personal Finance

12 Weak Habits Every Leader Must Break

Don't let these bad leadership habits damage your credibility for good.<p>Chances are, you're guilty of at least one of these bad habits. But as your startupgrows,so must your competency as its leader.We asked12young founders fromYECwhichhabits leaders should work on breakingnow--before it's too …

Ignored Comic-Con This Weekend? Here Are The 10 Most Important Things You Missed.

San Diego Comic-Con is suffocating, even when you’re 3,000 miles away. So, for next year, rather than try to literally beat the crowds in California or stay hunched over your laptop waiting for the latest Batman NUGGET to drop, might I suggest ignoring all things NERDDDDDD until Monday, when all …

Microsoft outlines its smart, “bottom-up” approach to grow Windows Phone

In a mobile world dominated by Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl), how can Microsoft(s msft) gain market share with its Windows Phone devices? It’s not …

It Would Take You 8 Years to Watch a Vine Video From Every User

If you love social media, chances are Vine, the looped video app, lives on your phone.<p>After Twitter acquired Vine in October 2012, the video sharing …

Your IQ Drops 10 Points And Other Scary Side Effects Of Frequently Checking Email

What is that doing to our brains?<p>The short answer is it's making them worse, according to the Harvard Business Review and other sources.<p>Here's the science:<p><b>• It saps our time:</b> Every time you get interrupted — like when your phone buzzes with a new email or your Gmail tab compels you toward the inbox …

Conceptual Climate Change: Test the Air in Lima from the Comfort of Your Couch with Air Globe

One of the best parts about skipping town for an exotic vacation is the anticipation of spending time in warmer (or cooler) weather. But what if …

Can A Fitness Tracker Disguised As A Swiss Watch Solve The Problem Of Wearables?

How do you get consumers to stop abandoning wearables? Withings looks to the wrist watch for answers.<p>Wearable health trackers, including the Nike FuelBand, the FitBit Flex, and Apple’s upcoming iWatch, are <i>de rigueur</i> right now. But they’ve all got the same problem: More than a third of all people …

Five Historical Misconceptions

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>CGP Grey, previously featured on Neatorama, explains common historical misconceptions involving Vikings, Napoleon, Lady Godiva, Roman …

RadioShack Is A Penny Stock

RadioShack is officially a penny stock.<p>Shares of the electronics retailer are now under $1.00, currently at about $0.92.<p>We've chronicled the troubles facing the company since its latest earnings report here, here, and here.<p>This what the stock's fall looks like over the last couple days, the last …

WSJ: Apple's smartwatch will feature 'more than 10 sensors'

Apple is said to be creeping ever closer to launching a smartwatch, and there could be more than one. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the company is planning a new wearable that comes in "multiple screen sizes" and includes "more than 10 sensors" capable of tracking fitness and wellbeing. It's …

7 Super Effective Habits for Working Smarter Not Harder

Get more done in less time by focusing on better outcomes rather than sheer output. Here's how.<p>It's a common misconception that the harder someone works, the more successful he or she will be. You can't just work hard to attain the most important goals you set for yourself and for your …

22 Quotes That Take You Inside Elon Musk's Brilliant, Eccentric Mind

That's because Musk — colonizer of Mars, transformer of cars, shepherd of solar panels — is the closest thing we've got to a superhero.<p>Born in South Africa, he sold his first software — a game called Blastar— when he was only 11. He went on to found and sell a startup to Compaq for $300 million in …

BlackBerry Crushes Earnings Expectations, Stock Up 10%

It's a beat. The stock was up at least 10% for much of the day.<p>Here are the most important stats:<p>$3.1 billion in cash and investments<br>• Revenue: $966 million (down from $3.07 billion a year ago)<br>• Earnings per share: $0.04<br>• "Recognized hardware revenue" on 1.6 million BlackBerry phones<br>• 2.6 million …

BlackBerry

7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

You could be putting your finances at risk if you don’t put these things on your to-do list – and actually do them.<p>We’re all busy … with work, family …

Four Ways Introverts Can Get Heard In Meetings

Researchers estimate that between a third to half of us are introverts. You are likely in this group if you enjoy reflection, prefer small groups to crowds, and need solitude to replenish your energy. In her book Quiet, author Susan Cain incited a vigorous dialogue about our culture’s tendency to …

Want to succeed in business? Then play high school sports

Those dumb jocks may not be so dumb after all.<p>Two new studies found that past participation in high school sports helps youngsters develop a host of …

9 Lessons Successful Freelancers Learn That Everyone Should Know

What's more, millennials report that of 57% of their jobs lasted less than a year, making the relationship with the boss more like that of a client.<p>But the good habits that successful freelancers are forced to develop in order to build a network, manage clients, and take care of themselves are …

Employment

Why do we buy phones with so many features, then only play Candy Crush?

When Amazon launched its much anticipated new smartphone, the Amazon Fire, on Wednesday, most of the marketing emphasis revolved around feature creep – the exciting and potentially useless extension of the frontiers of phone innovation.<p>Among what Forbes magazine called"an alluring ecosystem of apps …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

American Apparel sacks Dov Charney as chairman and suspends him as CEO

As bosses go, Dov Charney, the founder of US fashion brand American Apparel, had an unusual attitude to suitable office attire and acceptable executive behaviour. He once hosted a meeting wearing nothing but a single sock – not on his foot – and he has been cited in numerous sexual harassment …

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Leadership

Evan Greebel will also have to pay restitution to Retrophin, Shkreli's biot...<p>Evan Greebel will also have to pay restitution to Retrophin, Shkreli's …

Leadership