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Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out

Want a way to workout and earn some coin? Sweatcoin has risen to the top of the App Store for helping folks get something more than just a glow for taking those daily steps.<p>The startup says it has accumulated more than 5 million users in the past year and increased revenue by 266 percent in the …

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Microsoft's beloved WordArt feature of the 1990s helped your childhood self give homework assignments the ol' razzle-dazzle — all under the watchful …

Here's how new tech could democratize education

EdTech, or educational technology, companies raised over $1 billion in new capital in 2016. Here's how this growing sector can affect millions of …

The Art of Teaching the Youngest Students

A Denver child-care provider hopes an in-house training initiative will better prepare educators for a uniquely difficult field.<p>Scattered around a meeting room in groups of three or four, 13 women bent over laptop computers and smartphones, squinting at Colorado’s hundreds of child-care regulations.<p>…

Education

Goodbye to Grades? Mastery-Based Learning Is Becoming the New Standard

A new learning strategy could be the end grades as we know it. But the individualized learning could make this revolutionary way to teach better for students.<p>From New York to Vermont, and from Illinois to Idaho, a new kind of education standard is taking root. It's called mastery-based learning, …

uBeam shows off futuristic wireless charging tech in its first public demo

And it looks like it actually works<p>uBeam is a bit of a mystery in Silicon Valley. The wireless charging company claims to have developed a way to charge electronic devices using ultrasonic waves, for truly cord-less charging regardless of what surface your smartphone is touching. The company has …

Forget touchscreens, this smartphone concept wants to use holograms

Your future smartphone could be entirely voice activated, displaying your text messages and other info with holograms. At least, that's the idea …

This bag of chips calls an Uber when you'e had a few too many

In 2017, a bag of chips knows when you’ve had too much to drink.<p>The bag, a creation by Goodby Silverstein & Partners, comes equipped with tech that’ll help you get home safely after having a few too many. Tostitos’ limited edition ‘Party Safe’ bag comes outfitted with a sensor connected to a …

Near Field Communication

'Cognitive dance party' brings AI to the club

San Francisco bar Folsom Street Foundry typically serves cocktails and hosts social events well into the night. But before the sun came up on Wednesday morning, it held a dance party with a high-tech twist.<p>Daybreaker -- the organization that holds morning dance parties, which start with a 6 a.m. …

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Technology has been transforming the educational world for the past few years. Every year, new edtech …

Education Technology

Upcoming Event Highlights- The Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 by IITB E-cell

Changing screens at a single touch, scheduling journeys with aThe post Upcoming Event Highlights- The Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 by IITB E-cell …

Entrepreneurship

Adobe wants you to edit photos by voice with Siri-style assistant

Great photographers often employee great assistants. Ansel Adams hired master darkroom technicians who printed to his exact specifications, and the lush lighting in an Annie Leibovitz portrait is typically achieved by trusted assistants who understand her vision.<p>Adobe is working to bring …

Tutorials

Microsoft’s R tools bring data science to the masses

One of Microsoft’s more interesting recent acquisitions was Revolution Analytics, a company that built tools for working with big data problems using …

How to win in the age of analytics

There’s greater potential in big data. What’s ahead as the field matures?<p>Since the concept took hold, big data has made big waves. The field of …

The Startup Scene at Harvard

Dropping out is normally what comes to mind when people think of “Harvard” and “startups.” It’s hard to resist that inclination when two of the most …

Startups

Our startup is now profitable: How to get cash flow positive at seed stage

<i>Previously shared on the</i> <i>Startups.co</i> <i>blog.</i><p>May 2016 was the first time since we started Slidebean that we are going to have a profitable operation. We …

7 Keys to Finding That Perfect Mentor For Your Business

Don't you wish you had a business mentor like Warren Buffett? All you need to do is approach the relationship as seriously as Bill Gates still does.<p>Why is it that only the most successful entrepreneurs, including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson, admit to having a mentor and …

Self-improvement

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook is doing a $6 billion (£4.8 billion) stock buyback.</b> It said the repurchase program will go into effect in the first quarter of 2017 and does not have a fixed expiration date.<p><b>2. BuzzFeed is raising another $200 million (£161 million) at the same valuation it had last year.</b> Recode …

Christmas Trees

Swedes love black, Indians love pink: Here's what colors are hot around the world

Twenty-four percent of kids clothes in Sweden are black, which is true for only 12% of kids clothes in India. Some places just like color more.<p>EDITED, a fashion analytics firm that tracks online merchandise, shared some charts on the color distribution of kids clothes in markets around the world. …

Patent shows how Apple Watch could use heart-rate sensors to identify owner

Unlikely as it sounds, a future Apple Watch may be able to identify its owner using nothing more than the heart-rate sensors. In principle, this could allow it to eliminate the need for a PIN (or verification via iPhone unlock) when you put it on in the morning.<p>The possibility is described in an …

The complete guide to every single new emoji in iOS 10

Amidst all the crazy news at Apple's iPhone event last week, the announcement of new emoji may have gotten lost in the shuffle. (Remember the …

Uber Chooses Self-Driving Cars Now

A Silicon Valley software business is launching self-driving taxis later this month. It has no choice. In the new world order of software there are two choices: Quick or dead.<p>Uber’s deal-making chief executive Travis Kalanick has always been impatient. He began<p>spreading the seed of his ride-hailing …

Autonomous Cars

How this developer built a Slack bot to help him find an apartment in San Francisco

Someday, sooner than you think, chatbots will be deployed to help us with mundane tasks. My daughter, who just got married this past June, could have used one to help her find the best deals on a wedding dress. As I mentioned recently, a college campus chatbot could greet new parents and direct …

MIT's new 3D-printer makes objects that remember their shape

3D printing has done a lot for medical science. It's helped us create better prosthetics, manufacture artificial vertebrae and even develop smaller internal cameras. Next, it could help us revolutionize medication delivery. MIT researchers are using a new 3D-printing process to create tiny …

Associated Press expands sports coverage with stories written by machines

The rise of the machines continues this week with news that the Associated Press (AP) is expanding its baseball coverage through automated stories generated by algorithms.<p>The New York-based nonprofit news agency has ramped up its partnership with Automated Insights, a Durham, Carolina-based company …

Minor League Baseball

HP Spectre review: an ultra shiny, ultra portable MacBook competitor

If you’re looking for a premium, ultraportable laptop, there aren’t many options to be found in the Windows world. Apple’s been owning this segment of the laptop market for so long that it almost feels like other companies have given up. But they haven’t, and HP is trying its hardest to change that …

MacBook Air

There are now more than 11,000 bots on Facebook Messenger

Developers like them — but do users?<p>It's been nearly three months since Facebook announced a platform for building bots that operate inside its Messenger chat app. The idea, Facebook said, was to connect people more directly to businesses and automate their interactions, for informational or …

iPhone owners holding onto their phones longer

iPhone owners in the United States are apparently no longer in such a rush to upgrade to the latest version of the gadget.<p>Among people who upgraded from an old iPhone to a new one, the age of the old phones has increased over the past several years, meaning people are waiting longer to upgrade, …

Mobile Technology

LG helps India fight malaria with mosquito repelling TVs

Some people want 3D viewing experience in their next TV. Some want a 4K display. LG is hoping that many in India want their next TV to repel mosquitoes.<p>The company on Tuesday announced its Mosquito Away line of TVs for the country. The South Korean company says that its new TV comes equipped with …