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Future technologies must be designed to free us from our screen addiction

Looking back at technology over the years, it’s funny how quaint the older stuff seems: From simple telephones to basic games, innovation used to focus on functionality, task and purpose.<p>Since then, tech has gone from Space Invaders to literal space invaders, with software eating the world and …

Apple Watch

The Best Social Media Management Tool for Smart Business Owners

Social MediaThe Best Social Media Management Tool for Smart Business OwnersFor the business owner who wants to leverage social media, the days of …

Social Media

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system?<p>Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki is trying to help.<p>Her company, Choosito, analyzes the "linguistic content of every website …

University of Pennsylvania

8 tech skills you need if you want be to an entrepreneur

That's because, in order to be successful in any market, you'll need to hone your skills, knowledge and be vigilant in your work.<p>That's why, in addition to knowing your business, employees and various strategies for success, you must also know how to use all the tools at your disposal.<p>These days, …

Small Business

Real data scientists have a rare hybrid of skill sets: Here’s what to look for

Over the course of the last year I’ve spoken with hundreds of employers interested in hiring data scientists, in particular, data scientists with advanced educational degrees. Many employers and hiring managers have heard that big data is the “hot new thing.” But as with all “hot new things,” …

The 15 best apps for keeping your life in order

These apps aren't like that. They will help you remember everything from your keys, to your bills, to where you first met someone. They can even improve your memory.<p>Taken together, these 15 apps tackle forgetfulness through all different parts of your life.

Apps

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and best practices for productivity, I've interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I …

Time Management

9 hot startup cities that aren't San Francisco or NYC

But there's a slew of other metro areas with established infrastructure and skilled work forces that can match those more established locations at a fraction of the cost of living and with less day-to-day stress.<p>These are the places where startup dreams come easier and cheaper, but can still pay …

San Francisco

Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth

From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind. For Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitchell that plotline is less fiction than it is reality. The …

Paranormal

Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose.<p>The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.<p>The …

Middle-class

A Driverless, Flying Version of Uber: The Quadro is a Single-Passenger Autonomous 20-Rotor Drone

This is one taxi where tipping would be very bad<p>Thorstin Crijns started his Autonomous Human Transport project for one reason: "To create a fully …

Drones

Clinton’s encryption remark makes Silicon Valley nervous

It seems that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has stepped into the growing debate over encryption. The former secretary of state has yet to …

Privacy

5 Things Millionaires Do That Most People Don't

Entrepreneur and Penny Stock Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My lifelong dream is to create more millionaire students than any other stock trading teacher out there. I’m lucky enough to have reached the seven-figure mark myself, and now, I’m dedicated to sharing …

Self-improvement

A beginner’s guide to understanding UX design

If you are thinking of working on your conversion optimization and landing page optimization, understanding UX design is essential. As you know, we write a lot about the user, the single visitor that arrives on your site or landing page and needs to be triggered and helped around. UX design helps …

UX Design

The one trick to getting the response you want from an email

On one hand, I love that I just need to waggle my fingers to get pretty much anything I want.<p>In fact, my livelihood depends on email, and if I wield my powers of persuasion correctly, life becomes much more efficient, whether I'm requesting a client's approval on a project or asking my roommates to …

Google Docs
Silicon Valley

EMdrive paper and what original inventor Roger Shawyer believes is happening

The keys to EMDrive experiments are prove the propulsion is real and will work in space. Find a way with theory or experiment to scale up the …

Entrepreneurship

Is Andreessen-Horowitz Right That Software's Poised To Eat Healthcare?

When Ben Horowitz was asked last November by Stanford Professor Tom Byers how the venture capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz (“a16z”) became so successful so quickly, and was able to crack open what had been an exclusive and self-perpetuating club of top VCs, Horowitz replied, “We were the first VC …

Digital Health

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 …

Real Estate

Why Agility Trumps Efficiency

Efficiency was the mantra of 20th century industry. If you could produce an equal or superior product for a lower price, chances were that you would win in the marketplace. So managers continually honed their operations to achieve maximum productivity at minimal cost.<p>Yet these days, success is …

Innovation

21 Epic Sales Tips For The Non-Salesy Entrepreneur

If you’re an entrepreneur, learning the art of sales is absolutely essential to your success. Without this skill, you won’t be able to grow your …

How to incorporate space into your designs

Applying space to your designs is not so easy.<p>It's as if a painter adds the colour "emptiness" to his palette: like other colours, it has a very …

UI Design

6 dashboards I use daily — and why every startup CEO should as well

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Klipfolio.</i><p>In order to succeed, we need to create value and grow. Sound familiar? In a fast-paced startup, the business environment is always in flux. You need to be able to course correct at a moment’s notice, and make changes to products, programs, campaigns, and …

The 20 hottest startup hubs in the world

While Silicon Valley may stand undefeated as the most prominent name for tech entrepreneurs and startup visionaries, other regions all over the world are worthy competitors.<p>Compass, a San Francisco-based benchmarking software company, has published a 2015 Startup Ecosystem Ranking Report that …

Startups

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 …

Entrepreneurship

Local Governments Increasingly Poking Through Your Garbage

Civil libertarians are worried about an increasingly common form of domestic surveillance that has nothing to do with listening to your phone calls …

Machine Learning at Scale with Spark

<i>Originally posted on Data Science Central</i><p>In my last post, I covered setting up the basic tools to start doing machine learning (Python, NumPy, …