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Good Lock: Walkthrough of Samsung’s weird and wonderful Galaxy UI [Video]

A couple of days back, Samsung released a new UI for its new Galaxy owners, and from first impressions I can’t tell if it’s brilliant or terrible. I decided to take it for a spin, and show you what it’s like to set up and give you a visual walkthrough. You can download Good Lock from the Galaxy App …

MIT's new Wi-Fi tech is eerily accurate

Wi-Fi could soon have a very detailed geofence, if MIT researchers have their way. They’ve introduced a new project named ‘Chronos’ that helps Wi-Fi signals locate you within “tens of centimeters.”<p>The team managed this by monitoring several Wi-Fi bands, then cobbling the data together to find out …

Channel 4 adds live TV streaming to the All 4 Android app

Channel 4 retired its aging 4oD platform and replaced it with the new and shiny All 4 streaming service this time last year. All 4 finally put on-demand content, live channel feeds and sundries like web shorts in one place. Well, that was true of the All 4 site and iOS app at least, but Android …

Everything Microsoft announced at Build 2016: Day 2

You thought yesterday’s Build 2016 keynote was long? Day 2 was no different. If you didn’t sit through the entire keynotes for both days, here’s a quick recap of what you missed on this second half of the conference.<p>All about Azure<p>Today, we’re starting Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure. We …

Would you buy an Android phone from Microsoft?

Imagine it: a Microsoft-built phone running on Google’s Android operating system. Go ahead, it’s easy if you try.<p>What do you see?<p>I see Panos Panay getting us pumped for hardware as delicious as the oft-imitated Surface Pro 4 and new Surface Book. I see Android tweaked to feature Microsoft software …

Android Phones

Problems with the Galaxy S7/Galaxy S7 Edge and how to fix them

Samsung continues to improve on what they started last year, with the latest Galaxy S flagships, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge boasting an even more refined design and build quality, the mandatory bump to the latest and greatest processing package, a better camera, better battery life, and …

Operating Systems

12 Miniature Gadgets That Can Fit in Your Pocket

Don't leave home without 'em. Here are some truly potent portables—handy gadgets that can fit in your pocket.<p>1. PROJECTOR; $280<p>Impossibly small and …

College is Good for Getting a Job but Not Necessarily for Getting Rich

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I went to McNeese State University. I promise you I’m not where I am today financially because of the formal education I received. Going to college is a path to the middle class -- not to becoming a millionaire or even a</b> …

College & University

5 Reasons You Should Build a Small Business ,  Not a Startup | Inc.com

In Silicon Valley, it seems that everyone's aspiration is to "Be A Founder." I chatted with Jon Westenberg, who thinks that most people should focus on building a small business instead of chasing the startup dream.<p><b>Why do you think Silicon Valley culture encourages startups over small …

Small Business

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drives: 500GB $140 (Reg. $150+), 1TB $271 (Reg. $295+), more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><b>Update (2/26 1:15pm):</b> Amazon offers the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for <b>$110 shipped</b> (Reg. …

Internet by light promises to leave Wi-Fi eating dust

Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp—that is the promise of Li-Fi, featuring Internet access 100 times faster than Wi-Fi with …

Internet Access

How the Blue Man Group Stays Creative | Inc.com

Innovation takes time. For the popular Blue Man Group, it has taken over 25 years. Started in 1991 by Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton in New York, the trio have become a mainstay in Las Vegas and in many other cities.<p>Recently, I caught up with founder Stanton and his colleague Bill …

Creativity

13 Useful Websites That Every College Student Should Not Miss

We’ve all been there. A seemingly endless number of lessons, textbook readings, homework assignments, essays, research papers, and those dreaded …

Solar Power

How Criminals Could Hijack Wireless Mice to Hack Computers from Afar

Researchers warn that “billions” of computers are vulnerable, but experts caution that attack is not easy to reproduce or perform at scale.<p>Wireless computer mice give users the convenience of not having to deal with cumbersome wires and cables. But they might also open up the door for malicious …

Information Security

Augmented Reality Motorcycle Helmet Startup Skully Hires Former HTC, Ducati Execs

New leadership is coming to the augmented reality startup Skully whose strikingly cool $1,499 AR-1 motorcycle helmet is continuing to ship to early backers. Today, the company officially announced that they have brought Martin Fichter on as COO and Andrew Williams on as VP of Finance.<p>Fichter joins …

Startups

Samsung's See-Through Trucks Hit the Road in Argentina

Cameras, freight trucks, and Samsung screens come together to make passing on narrow roads less dangerous.<p>Big trucks may play an enormous role in helping us maintain the comforts of modern life, but sometimes they're awfully slow (or you're awfully impatient) and you need to get around them. That's …

Autonomous Cars

France to pave 1,000 kilometers of road with solar panels

In a major step forward for green energy, the French government has announced plans to install solar photovoltaic panels on 1,000 kilometers (621 …

Where the Richest Americans Live in 2015

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Demographics

After six months with Google's Project Fi, I'd switch to it if I could

If there's anything that needs disrupting in the US, it's wireless carriers. By and large, Americans pay far too much for our monthly cell phone bills. Additionally, we tolerate practices like data throttling and let's not even mention the terrible international roaming rates. So when Google …

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Personal Finance

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Time Management

10 simple productivity hacks for finance professionals

Finance teams need to deliver more with less, and "more" often means output that delivers strategic value.<p>After speaking with hundreds of finance professionals throughout my career, I have compiled 10 simple but effective productivity hacks that finance professionals can leverage to maximize the …

Productivity

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

If you want your life to be different… READ!<p>Words are thoughts that when shared are accepted as good ideas or bad ideas. Every single word you hear …

The 16 best ways to sabotage your organization's productivity, from a CIA manual published in 1944

The "Simple Sabotage Field Manual," declassified in 2008 and available on the CIA's website, provided instructions for how everyday people could help the Allies weaken their country by reducing production in factories, offices, and transportation lines.<p>"Some of the instructions seem outdated; …

Employment

As millennials eye better work-life balance, is the US ready for a 6-hour workday?

Nurses at Svartedalens elderly care home in Gothenburg, Sweden, have had more energy, higher efficiency and an overall boost in well-being ever since they started working shorter days earlier this year. The patients, in turn, are experiencing better care and attention, and the establishment has had …

Work-life Balance

10 best reminder apps for Android

We all need a little reminder to do things sometimes. We live in a world filled with distraction and various shiny things that often lead us off course of whatever it is we’re trying to do. Thus, setting reminders can not only be productive, but a savior in some situations. On Android, there are a …

Apps

10 Bad Work Habits to Eliminate Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have bad work habits, and most of us are content to get away with them for the foreseeable future. Sure, they may make us a little less productive, and they might not look great in a performance review, but they’re relatively …

Productivity