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Build A $25K Home In Five Days With The Github For Eco-Housing

The Open Building Institute wants to make building ecological housing easier, faster, and cheaper.<p>In 2013, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota, newly married, decided to build their own house where they were living in rural Missouri. What started out as a 144-square-foot micro house grew to include …

These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

How to poll your website users so you can make it better

Running a website, selling a product, building a business – it’s all about incremental improvements based on user feedback. But what if your users aren’t sure what they want? Or what if they tell you one thing, but act in a different way?<p>The key is user data: With the right data, you can find out …

Marketing

8 Powerful Tools to Amplify Traffic and Boost Sales

Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any company that plans on making it big needs an arsenal of powerful tools.<p>Leads, conversions, traffic and engagement are key parameters that measure online success. …

Marketing

A Love Letter To Modernism’s Most Mundane Buildings

Photographer Nicolas Grospierre chronicles the world’s best modern buildings–but also its blandest and most unremarkable.<p>Good architecture and so-so buildings can bear some of the same traits.<br>For example, the Heydar Aliyev Center, completed in 2012 by Zaha Hadid (RIP), and The Sanctuary of the …

Caramel Architects’ “House E” Is Built in Austria But Fit for Hollywood

Built on a hillside overlooking the Austrian city of Linz, Caramel Architects’s “House E” is a home worthy of the Hollywood Hills.<p>Standout features …

Fun, Revealing Portraits of People After One, Two, and Three Glasses of Wine

Things can get a bit fuzzy after a few glasses of wine, but Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti has found a way to clearly conserve and catalog the merrymaking effects of the adored alcoholic beverage. In his latest series called <i>3 Glasses Later</i>, which began as a joking experiment, Alberti invited …

29 PPC Tools You Need to Try This Year

Since the dawn of mankind we have been inventing tools to help us survive and overcome challenges. Even monkeys use tools to make their lives …

AdWords

Associated Press News

4 Free PR Tools No Small Business Owner Should Live Without

Running a small business is one of the most exciting ways to earn a living. But with so many hats to wear at once, it can become easy to overlook …

Confirmed: Google To Stop Showing Ads On Right Side Of Desktop Search Results Worldwide

Google is rolling out a dramatic change that removes ads from the right side of its desktop search results, and places ads only at the top and/or …

SEO

A Guide to Wine for Those Who Stay in With Takeout This Valentine's Day

Here’s a tip for my Valentine: Skip the life-size teddy bear and grab a bottle of Champagne. Oh, and get the takeout menus too because there’s no way I’m fighting the crowds for a restaurant prix fix menu.<p>I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this.<p>So for those of you who don’t want to deal with it all …

“Internet of Things” security is hilariously broken and getting worse | Ars Technica

Shodan search engine is only the latest reminder of why we need to fix IoT security.<p>Shodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), …

Privacy

16 Apple Security Advances to Take Note of in 2016

1/16<p>1. System Integrity Protection<p>SIP is what Apple calls the ability to restrict things on a Mac that can be altered. This brings iOS functionality to OS X. By limiting how binaries can be used, and where you can write to on file systems, Apple is building an unprecedented level of security into …

Information Security

There are now 229 unicorn startups, with $175B in funding and $1.3T valuation

Tales of the tech unicorn’s impending demise might be somewhat exaggerated. Spoke Intelligence and VB Profiles released a report recently that counted more than 208 of the mythical creatures, not to mention an additional 21 of the even more rarely spotted decacorns — startups with a valuation in …

Venture Capital

SEO Manager's Digital Marketing Tools

There are hundreds of digital marketing tools, but it can be hard to decide which to use. One expert breaks down his go-to tools.<p>There are many …

This unique business model is taking over retail — and customers are saying they hate it

Look no further than Netflix, Amazon Prime, Dollar Shave Club, and Carnivore Club. It seems easy — sign up and you have a product each month, for a fixed price.<p>But at the same time, many subscription-based retailers have come under fire for not having clear disclosures about their billing practices.<p>…

eCommerce

What I Wish I'd Known About Blogging Before I Started My Business

When I look back at my early days of blogging—or rather, “article marketing,” because when I started there were no blogs—I have to laugh at my naïveté. But hey: none of us knew what we were doing with content 10 years ago. We’ve learned and perfected our craft along the way. Still, if I could give …

Entrepreneurship

These Resources Will Help You Grow Your Startup

One of the biggest maker trends on Product Hunt this past year was curated resource lists: collections of startup resources in various categories all …

SearchCap: Local Search, SEO Columns & Engaging SEO Stories

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.From Search Engine Land:• <b>Getting Social</b> …

Marketing

This British startup has created a high-tech banking app and credit card — here's what it's like to use

You can't actually use a Mondo card yet, as it's still being alpha tested to make sure that everything works (you don't want your bank account to have problems).<p>However, we were given access to one of the alpha testing cards. Here's what it's like to use a digital bank:

FinTech

SEO for Local Businesses 101: Easy Tips to Improve Your Website Now | Hop Online

By now, local businesses know that online traffic is vital for their business. Plumbers, roofers, tilers and contractors know that people read forums …

SEO

Use Google’s Search Console API & Pivot Tables To Supercharge Your Long-Tail SEO

Google’s recent changes to their Search Console API have allowed for interesting data analysis via <b>Impressions</b> and <b>Clicks</b> data. Leveraging the power of …

Analytics

17+ Most Amazing Responsive Business HTML5 Templates All The Time

17+ Free Responsive Business HTML Templates for Best Personal Portfolio and One Page HTML5 showcasing

Elegant – Free HTML & CSS

<b>About File</b><p>This is a full-responsive HTML/CSS and some JavaScript theme , including all PSD files (both desktop and mobile).<p><b>Author: Diogo Dantas</b><p><b>File</b> …

Web Development

How to pay yourself a £98,100 income salary without paying any tax

By exploiting an array of new and old tax breaks, you will soon be able to draw an annual income from your investments of £98,100 – tax‑free<p>Whatever George Osborne says in his Autumn Statement or next spring’s Budget, an enormous raft of tax changes are already on the cards for the coming tax year …

Finance

Don’t Tune Out The World With These Earbuds. Instead, Tune In

Turn down the shrieks, amplify the conversation, or just make everyone around you sound like an electric guitar.<p>Four of us are sitting around an undersized cafe table in a crowded northside Chicago bar, and though we’re practically in each other’s laps, it’s a struggle to discern Jacob Palmborg’s …

Solar-Powered Floating House Completely Customizable for Endless Design Possibilities

Many people dream of living on the water, and with <i>Floatwing</i>, those fantasies can become a reality. This modular, self-sufficient house created by Friday floats on the water and has endless design possibilities. The mobile residence starts with a fixed width of about 20 feet, and it can have …

Sustainability

Moose Documentation Kit for Mobile and Web Projects

The Moose Documentation Kit from UIMint, a huge mockup set and documentation kit for diverse mobile and web projects.<p>With the Moose documentation kit …

Raiders of the Lost Web

If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can.<p>The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria. It’s not a place in any reliable sense of the word. It is not a repository. It is not a library. It is a constantly changing …

Journalism