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Yes, that was a cell phone that fell out of the French fencer's pocket during the match

That's what happened to French fencer and second-time Olympian Enzo Lefort, 24, on Sunday, when he faced off against German opponent Peter Joppich.<p>In the midst of the match, Joppich's moves knocked Lefort slightly off balance. At that moment, his phone popped out of his pocket and landed on the …

Fencing

21 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Never Worry About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone wants to know the secret to success, which is why we all look up to role models such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. But one of the biggest lessons you can learn from them? It’s simply to worry only about the …

Entrepreneurship

New luxury watch lets you attach an Apple Watch — but why would you want that?

Several luxury timepiece manufacturers have tried to merge the worlds of classic watches and smartwatches, but one company may be taking things a bit …

Get the Internet of Things at home with CubeSensors

You’ve probably heard all about the Internet of Things and how it’s going to change your life, but many people haven’t experienced any smart devices for their home yet.<p>CubeSensors is an interesting way to get your toes wet with the Internet of Things. The company offers tiny standalone sensors that …

A leaked video appears to show how IBM and Apple agreed on a massive Macbook deal

The leaked video, which was shown on MacRumors, appears to show IBM CIO Jeff Smith recounting the story of a bar-side chat he had with Apple's CIO Niall O'Connor about a potential deal to deploy 200,000 MacBooks at IBM.<p>IBM already agreed to buy about 50,000 MacBooks by the end of this year, …

Markets

The 10 Top Small Cities To Start A New Business

Entrepreneurs who want to go big on a startup should consider these smaller cities.<p>Startup founders take note: In entrepreneurship, as in real estate, location matters. A lot.<p>According to a new study by consumer finance site NerdWallet, smaller cities provide just as much fuel for startups as …

The man with the toughest job in the world

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Middle East

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

15 Mac Hacks You've Probably Never Heard Of

Whether you use your Mac for work or just for your personal projects, you’ve likely found yourself wondering how to improve your productivity. There …

Productivity

Physics Behind the Akashic Records and Stress on the Mental Body

<b>Can modern science help us understand what is behind an esoteric term “akashic records” and how it is related to what most people know as their</b> …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Calendar

74% of marketers saw an <b>increase in traffic</b> after spending just 6 hours per week on social media and 78% of American consumers stated that social …

Social Media

Turn your smartphone into a hologram projector using everyday items

Using cheap items you may already have in your home, you can build your own 3D smartphone projector.<p>Technically, this simple DIY project doesn’t …

6 Simple Steps to Uncover All Social Conversations about Your Brand

People like to talk about brands online.<p>Whether it's discussion about new products, bad customer service, funny commercials or even social media …

The 'smart' way Barcelona is cutting costs and improving the quality of life

Barcelona was honored as the world's smartest city this year, beating out London, Singapore, and New York in connected infrastructure, citizen engagement, technological capability, and use of open data sources.<p>Barcelona's pilot program, which launched in 2011, has since developed into 22 different …

Smart Cities

2015 Mobile-Friendly Email & Landing Page Trends [Infographic]

We’ve been sharing environment market share data and talking about the “Smartphone Threat” since way back in September 2011. Mobile email reading has …

Why Every Organization Needs a Story Strategy

Every organization and any business of any size (including entrepreneurs!) must tell a variety of stories. Most of what we hear lately focuses on the …

Employment

Google Translate’s App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages

One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Translate product has leapfrogged just about everything out there over the years.<p>Its most handy, and impressive, tool is the …

7 elements of a website redesign process

Shopify Plus, the enterprise version of our hosted ecommerce platform, launched in February 2014 and was still in its first iteration when I asked if …

AT&T wants your smartphone to get FM radio

There's an FM radio hidden inside of most smartphones, even though most phones in the US don't actually allow you to use it. But soon, they may start working if you're on AT&T. AT&T is starting to ask phone manufacturers to turn on the FM radios inside of their phones. A person familiar with the …

Microsoft wants to stream PC games to your Xbox One

The Windows 10 Xbox app lets you play Xbox One games on your Windows 10 PC or tablet. Now Microsoft is trying to cook up a recipe to do the reverse.<p>Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said that the company is working on a way to stream PC games to Xbox One consoles. Speaking with The Verge, …

Top 7 Content Marketing Buzzwords Explained

Recommended for You<p><i>Mary Ellen Ellis is a former high school science teacher and holds degrees in both chemistry and biochemistry. She is currently a</i> …

This startup uses artificial intelligence to predict whether a Hollywood film will be a hit or a flop — just by scanning the script

The most famous is the screenplay guide <i>Save the Cat!</i> by guru Blake Snyder, which has swept through the screenwriting world with its minute-by-minute formula for how to wow the audience.<p>Now one startup is taking a crack at the screenwriting formula from a machine learning perspective. Vault , an …

Artificial Intelligence

Uber Drivers In Mexico City Attacked With Sticks, Stones, Eggs, And Flour

Uber drivers waiting for ride requests near the International Airport of Mexico City were pelted with rocks, sticks, eggs, and flour yesterday afternoon. Though, fortunately, only one driver suffered a minor injury during the attack eight of the reported 10 cars saw substantial damage. BuzzFeed …

Mexico City

Obama wants to build an exascale supercomputer by 2025

The White House is getting serious about supercomputers. Today, President Obama issued an executive order establishing the National Strategic Computing Intiative — essentially a federal strategy for making sure America leads the field in supercomputers. The order points to implementations in …

The best free online business courses starting in August

It's surreal to look back on business 20 years ago. Back then, employees railed against their short-sighted overlords, who lived and died by their quarterly numbers.<p>Business cycles were measured in years. And few could wrap their arms around this "internet" thing.<p>Fast forward to today. Armed with …

University of Maryland

Hundreds protest Cecil the lion killing at dentist's office

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - A group of protesters outside the office of a suburban Minneapolis dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe has grown to a couple of hundred people.<p>Demonstrators carried signs Wednesday and chanted outside the Bloomington office of Walter Palmer.<p>Palmer has said he …

Wildlife

This surprising personality trait could make you more successful

If you're thinking "introvert" or "extrovert," you're probably wrong. The answer, according to a growing body of research, is "ambivert."<p>You can find out if you're an ambivert by taking this assessment, created by popular author Daniel Pink. (A quiz featured on the website Quiet Revolution also …

Psychology

Kids say the darnedest things about the Apple Watch

<i>“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” —Steve Jobs,</i> …

Windows 10 on Mac gets always-on Cortana commands, but there’s a catch

It’s Windows 10 upgrade day today, which means many Windows users eligible for a free update will turn their Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines into …