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How Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes With a Philanthropic Loophole

Late in 2014, Nicholas Woodman, the founder and chief executive of GoPro, announced what appeared to be an extraordinary act of generosity.<p>Mr. Woodman, then 39, had just taken his camera company public, and was suddenly worth about $3 billion. Now he was giving away much of that wealth — some $500 …

Silicon Valley

Coolingstyle Portable Air Conditioner

A new portable air-conditioner has been created by the development team at Coolingstyle, designed to provide an energy-saving whisper quiet indoor or …

Crowd Funding

How much are those decorative smart lights adding to your power bill?

Smart lights are coming for your walls.<p>First came the color-changing smart light strips from names like Philips Hue meant to light things up under your cabinets or behind your TV. Then came Nanoleaf and its smash-hit triangular light panels that change colors on demand, sync with your music and …

Home Automation

This Is What a Hotel With No Straight Lines Looks Like

Behold Hamburg's new Fontenay Hotel.<p>On the tree-filled shores of the glistening Alster Lake in Hamburg, Germany, an undulating structure rises up, …

Architecture

5 Towns That Are Hidden Architectural Gems

The architecture of a city so often becomes an integral part of its branding and identity. The distinguishing image of Paris is the Eiffel Tower and …

Architecture

i-box Ellipsis Alexa-Enabled Smart Speaker Revealed: Strong Audio And No Trailing Cables

Alexa, we know, is everywhere. Amazon sells Echo Dot speakers in multi-packs to suit the largest homes. But if you want to put your Echo Dot in the kitchen, for instance, you may not want the power cable cluttering the work surface or maybe there’s no room for a smart speaker.<p>The UK audio company …

App Store

Ellumi's LEDs use light to kill household germs and mold

What if there was a way to get rid of germs that didn't require scrubbing and elbow grease? That's what lighting company Ellumi says its LED light fixtures can do. Just flip a switch, the company says, and bacteria, fungus and mold don't stand a chance.<p>According to Ellumi, its LEDs not only …

Cleaning

City Slicker electric commuter motorcycle is a no-brainer second bike for US$1,995

This tiny, cheap electric nakedbike is sure to win a lot of hearts. The City Slicker's humble aim is to knock off the daily commute on battery power, …

Electric Vehicles

11 of the World’s Most Secluded Resorts

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, South Africa<p>Nestled on 7,500 hectares in the lush foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, …

BIG-designed harbor bath opens in Aarhus, Denmark

It’s the second harbor bath from Bjarke Ingels<p>Forget swimming pools—this new harbor bath in Aarhus, Denmark, is how we should all be keeping cool this summer. Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG designed the floating platform along the coast of the city to create a protected community space for up to 650 …

Sweden’s KRY raises $66 million to bring its digital health service to France and the U.K.

KRY today announced that it has raised $66 million to expand its digital health care service across Europe. The round was led by Index Ventures, with participation from Accel, Creandum, Project A, and others.<p>The company offers a digital platform that connects patients with doctors remotely. Using a …

An Isolated Hillside House in the Forest Overlooking Zapallar Bay in Chile

In the Chilean seaside town of Zapallar, the isolated Casa El Boldo rests in a forest on a sloped hillside. Due to the extreme topography, stone …

The 8 Best Website Builders to Use in 2018

Make your business stand out from the rest<p>Updated June 07, 2018<p>Whether you're an individual wanting to start your own blog or own a business planning …

These 'Shark Tank' entrepreneurs got a deal with all 5 investors for $1.5 million

Founder, president, and CEO JD Claridge and board member Charles Manning stepped into the Tank seeking $500,000 for 20% equity and walked out with $1.5 million for 25% and Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec as investors.<p>Claridge, an aerospace engineer, …

Entrepreneurship

These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

Student housing has come a long way since the days of crowding two roommates into a confined space with a couple of beds and a single desk. Case in …

4 startups that stood out at TIA Singapore 2018’s Startup Factory (Day 1)

This year’s installment of Startup Factory saw a total of 185 exhibitors from over 37 verticals, ranging from SaaS, AI, to hardware and big data.Read …

The 5 Best To-Do List Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Looking for an app to boost your efficiency and organization? Here are five top choices.<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series Up Your Game, we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your game to the next level.</i><p>We’re all busy. In fact, these days, it’s something …

Apps

Bridging the gap between medical appliance and innovative wearable

Literally the size of a quarter, the Dab is an unobtrusive Holter ECG/EKG that rests comfortably on your chest, constantly reading your heart’s …

Top Innovative Companies that Help Mom Sleep at Night

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. As we know, moms wear multiple hats, not just taking on the task of taking care of the smallest members of the family. They are often going around the clock. To keep going, moms need a good night’s sleep. That way, they can recharge their batteries and take …

Lazzarini Design wants to build a city of floating pyramids

Architect Pierpaolo Lazzarini is trying to crowdfund the creation of a self-sufficient floating city-hotel of modular pyramids.<p>Waya is a conceptual …

Best Boutique All-Inclusives in the Dominican Republic

If you've never personally experienced an all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic, your impression of one might hinge on long buffet lines …

The Best Thrillers On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: July 25th</b><p>“Thriller” is kind of a catch-all term for movies that bleed into multiple genres. It can describe films rich with drama, action, crime, and quite possibly horror. That’s why its Netflix category is such a hodgepodge of entries, varying in tone, subject matter, and quality. A</i> …

Entertainment

Nissan is using recycled Leaf batteries to power street lights

Nissan is using old Leaf batteries in a very meta way: To power streetlights that will make roads safer for vehicles and pedestrians. Called "The Light Reborn," it uses a solar panel that charges up a battery, which can then power the LED at night with no external connection required. Nissan is …

Electric Vehicles

The hot poop on the Cinderella incinerating toilet

<b>Got some clean electricity? Then you can cremate your crap.</b><p>Years ago when we first got a cabin in the woods, we had an Incinolet incinerating toilet. …

Gamers Going Green!

Whether you grew up gaming, chances are your parents use the line “why don’t you do something with your life!” at least once. With the D’Or gaming …

BIG designs "bow-tie-shaped" theatre for Albania's capital

Bjarke Ingels' architecture firm has unveiled its design for a new theatre building in Tirana, Albania, in the shape of a bow tie.<p>The National …

SeaStar Solutions Optimus 360 Joystick Docking Control

Optimus 360 gives your boat a whole new dimension of control. Optimus 360 allows you to move your boat forward, backward, sideways, and even rotate …

Monochromatic and Minimalist: The Hotel Mono in Singapore

Have you ever seen a hotel more on brand with the Design Milk aesthetic than the Hotel Mono in Singapore? ;) Designed by studio Spacedge, this …

Minimalism