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The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

This Is the Year’s Best Drone Photography

The winning images of an international competition include a selfie with sharks and sky-high views of famous cities and monuments.<p>Dronestagram, an app devoted to drone photography, has announced the winners of its second annual photo competition.<p>The contest was judged by National Geographic Deputy …

The Design Essentials: iPad Apps for the Creative

Quietly and almost covertly, Apple’s iPad has become a common tool in every realm of professional design. Fashion designers sketch on it, designers …

iPad Apps

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

Entrepreneurship

8 Steps to Crushing Ridiculous Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>ridiculous<p><b>adjective</b> <br>1. causing or worthy of ridicule or derision; absurd; preposterous; laughable: “<i>a ridiculous plan.</i>”<p>Think of the most notable entrepreneurs -- the Richard Bransons and the Elon Musks. Do you think there were people that …

Ruins found in remote Argentinian jungle 'may be secret Nazi hideout'

Archaeologists believe ruins found in a remote jungle region may be the remains of a hideout built by Nazis to flee to in the event of defeat in the second world war.<p>Researchers are studying the remains of three buildings located in the Teyu Cuare park in northern Argentina near Paraguay, the …

History

Amazon delivery drone wins FAA approval for testing in rural Washington

Amazon.com Inc has won US federal regulators’ approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers through the air amid public concern over the safety and privacy implications.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it had issued …

Drones

Building a Business Can Be Downright Terrifying. Here's How to Cope. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Choosing to be an entrepreneur can be downright terrifying.<p>In a new study conducted by the UPS store, a majority of respondents claimed that building a business was the second scariest ‘life-changing event’ that they ever intended to …

Drones Are About to Change How Directors Make Movies

I'm facing off against Thor. With a drone. Well, that's the story I'll tell, anyway.<p>I'm in Calvert Vaux Park in Brooklyn, trying to learn how to fly …

Review: Phantom 2 Vision+ – the world's best selling camera drone

DJI's US$1100 Phantom 2 Vision+ is the best selling camera drone on the market – and with good reason. It's a relatively affordable, relatively …

Drones

Broomfield company keeps drones flying safely as regulations change

<b>Learn more about drones</b><p>•Rules and regulations for flying unmanned aerial vehicles, known as UAVs or drones: knowbeforeyoufly.org<p>• Federal Aviation …

Unmanned Aircraft

Drones, balloons or satellites - which one will lead to $300 Billion in growth? | Page 3

Getting there - quickly<p>Addressing the infrastructure gap might get a whole lot easier due to the work that is being done through a number of …

Mark Zuckerberg

Drones For Good Gives UAVs A Reputation Overhaul

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), mostly known for military operations, have a bad rep and Drones for Good aims to change that. Launched by H.H. …

How To Answer the Question 'What's Your Greatest Accomplishment?'

I don’t hate the interview question “What’s your greatest accomplishment?” quite as much as I loathe the Big Three Brainless interview questions “Where do you see yourself in five years?”, “What’s your greatest weakness?” and “With all the talent candidates, why should we hire you?” but it’s not a …

Google Docs

Tim O’Reilly: Silicon Valley is massively underestimating the impact of IoT (interview)

Smart forks. Smart tennis rackets. Smart toothbrushes. Smart teddy bears. Smart fitness bands.<p>The Internet of Things hype is inspiring an endless stream of connected gadgets that light up Kickstarter campaigns and pack the halls of consumer electronics conferences.<p>But Tim O’Reilly, the technology …

Internet of Things

Waterproof quadcopter is designed to make a Splash

Just a few months ago we heard about the HexH2o, a waterproof hexacopter that can shoot both aerial and underwater footage. While it looks like it …

Drones

No one could describe the color 'blue' until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Sandisk’s 200GB MicroSD Card Will Turn Android Phones Into Portable Hard Drives

The world's highest capacity MicroSD card<p>Let's face it: Storage devices aren't exactly the most exciting pieces of hardware. They either work or they don't. And when they don't work, they can cause major headaches. For the last decade, SanDisk has prevented those type of headaches by providing some …

Operating Systems

DRONES: Commercial Drones Are Becoming A Reality, With Huge Impacts For Many Industries

While drones are unlikely to become a part of our daily lives in the immediate future, they will soon begin taking on much larger roles for businesses and some individual consumers, from delivering groceries to revolutionizing private security, to changing the way farmers manage their crops — …

Unmanned Aircraft

Employee Engagement 101: Does Your Culture Value Humans?

What’s the distance between your company culture and your brand? Answer: There shouldn’t be any. A company culture that’s authentic and deep will translate through the employer brand, conveying the same tone, the same mission, the same values to job seekers and new hires that it does to fully …

Employee Engagement

7 Mammoth Marketing Mistakes And What To Learn From Them

Marketing is as old as beer – or at least as old as the Stella Artois brand, which goes back to 1366. Beer aside, there is nothing frothy about the marketing of brands, products and services in today’s business world, especially in the digital marketing world where it’s now possible to market your …

Winston Churchill

5 Mind-Blowing Lessons From the Most Popular TED Talks of All Time

The 20 most popular TED talks ever are likely to make you question just about everything.<p>What does it take to be happy? How do you motivate the people who work for you to do their best? How do you know what is and isn't real in the world around you?<p>You may think you know the answers to all these …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Holy Shift! Perceptiv's drone upgrade kit lets you add auto-follow

The Shift kit combines a small camera and autopilot box that attaches to DJI and 3D Robotics quadcopters for subject tracking from the sky.<p>Having auto-follow capabilities on a drone means that it can chase after a subject without assistance from a pilot, essentially giving you your own private …

Drones

How Skiing Went From the Alps to the Masses

Thanks to ski lifts, snow cannons, and plenty of dynamite, what used to be a ritzy European pursuit is now an accessible middle-class pastime.<p>Triple gold-medalist Alpine skier Jean-Claude Killy of France, O.J. Simpson, and Chevrolet executive John Z. DeLorean sit at a table, while Hunter S. …

Plant's tiny genome is packed full of genes - Futurity

The carnivorous humped bladderwort lacks roots and uses vacuum pressure in miniature traps to capture prey. Its genome is also odd, report …

Miniature