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How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

Google's banning sexually explicit content from its blogging platform

Many X-rated Blogger accounts might cease to exist in the near future, as Google will no longer allow anyone to post sexually explicit or nude videos and images starting on March 23rd, 2015. It doesn't end there, though: Mountain View also wants old account owners to delete any content that …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Text Messaging

Children suffering from allergies? It could be your dishwasher's fault

Hand-washing your dishes may not sanitize as well as a dishwasher, but it may correlate with a lower risk of allergies in your children, Swedish researchers said in a new study released on Monday.<p>The scientists believe the dishwashing method introduced children to more microbes, helping develop …

Coke is using emoji web addresses in its latest ad campaign

Coke just made a winking eye smiley face at the Internet.<p>Coca-Cola Puerto Rico has launched a campaign of registered web addresses made up of popular …

Who Will Lead Cloud Computing? Business And IT Have Different Ideas

<i>IT executives: We’re going to lead you into the cloud.</i><p><i>Business executives: Thanks, but we’ve got this covered</i>.<p>A new survey of 930 executives suggests that business leaders are moving as quickly as they can to cloud-based solutions, regardless of whether their IT departments are along for the ride. …

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Renewable Energy

The 10 most important Youtube videos of all time

In the past decade, the website has become a huge part of our culture and an important platform for brands to engage with users.<p>It's where music videos live. It's where movie trailers premiere. It's where a whole new class of multimillionaire "Youtube stars" have cropped up.<p>To chart Youtube's …

Advertising

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Creativity

Why Google Glass Flopped

With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head.<p>Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its …

Google Glass

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Oil Sold Off Again Tuesday.</b> On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell about 5% to move back below $47 a barrel after gaining last week for the first time in about two months. Brent crude also fell on Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning, WTI was roughly unchanged.<p><b>BHP Is Closing Nearly Half</b> …

The 4 Levels of Competence -- With 2 That Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wow. Once again I watched an entrepreneur step off a cliff, straight into the abyss of certain business doom.<p>And the sad part? He didn't even know it.<p>In my role as founder and CEO of Mighty Wise, a company providing resources for …

Leadership

How One of the Internet's Biggest Viral Stars Turned Her Moment Into Momentum

Tantalizing though it may seem, viral stardom isn’t for the faint of heart. Just ask Rebecca Black.<p>In 2011, Black shot to overnight renown with the awesomely bad <i>Friday</i>, a robotic ramble of a song -- and accompanying music video -- about, among other things, cereal bowls, car seats and partyin’. …

Music Videos

Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Dailymotion Games Launches To Take On Twitch

Dailymotion has launched Dailymotion Games, a live-streaming plaform for gamers, that’s clearly designed to compete with Amazon’s Twitch service.<p>The French-based video platform is aiming to attract a wide range of gamers from casual fans to big names in e-sports. It says gaming videos already …

How To Launch A Company With $10

“As an entrepreneur, there is the tendency to think that money is what gets things done,” said Olumide Adeleye, the founder of the Twim Academy in Ibadan, Nigeria, a school of media and creative arts. He has a different take on what’s required when starting a business—he launched his as a …

Entrepreneur's 10 Most Popular Stories About Social Media in 2014

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at our most popular stories related to the sizzling social-media space. From predictions on what would be the top social-media trends of the year to advice on how to grow your Twitter …

Social Media

Mobile Marketing: 4 Ways To Keep It Relevant

When it comes to consumer attitudes and perceptions about mobile marketing, there’s good news and bad news.<p>The good news, according to a 2014 study by Hipcricket, is that mobile marketing is actually reaching consumers. Two-thirds of consumers have received a text message or mobile alert from a …

What you really Googled in 2014

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola.<p>Google has released its annual round-up of the year's top global searches. Apple, Facebook and other companies also do these recaps, but those only show what we …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …

Land Rover

Yahoo Just Made $68 Million In 2 Days

On Friday, the company nabbed another windfall when its spinout, Hortonworks, became a public company .<p>Yahoo retained a 17%-plus stake (7,572,174 shares), according to forms filed with the SEC .<p>The stock is trading at about $25 on Monday, well above the initial $16 IPO price, and is worth $189 …

Venture Capital

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. San Francisco and Los Angeles are suing Uber.</b> They say that the company isn't doing enough to protect passengers.<p><b>2. The Pirate Bay is down after police raided its servers in Sweden.</b> Police took servers and computers from a server room in Stockholm.<p><b>3. The boss of Amazon's publishing division is</b> …

San Francisco

4 Ways to Manage People Smarter Than You

Here is how an expert manager leads a bunch of brainiacs.<p>Managing people smarter than you--or even people who just think they're smarter than you, for that matter--is a real challenge. Whether you are running a lean and mean startup or a Fortune 500 or Inc. 5000 business, it's your responsibility …

Leadership

10 Great Books for the People in Your Life

Entrepreneurs can use the holidays to spread wisdom, inspiration, and ideas for working better in the New Year.<p>Books offer the gift of wisdom. They are also cheap, easy to wrap, and gratifyingly un-ironic after all those ugly holiday sweaters. Entrepreneurs--or those who love them--can whip through …

Entrepreneurship

This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric

Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The design studio Nervous …