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The Single Biggest Reason Most Entrepreneurs Fail in 2014

Exactly two years ago today, I woke up at 5 in the morning. Yes, I was suffering from our generation’s new sleeping problem.<p>It is caused by too much blue light, especially when you stare at your cell phone before sleeping, which leaves you awake after only a few hours of sleep. I thought it was …

Credit Suisse set to make £60m gains from Alibaba IPO

Credit Suisse is set to pull in well over $100m (£60m) from the impending stock market listing of Alibaba, the Chinese internet group, after disclosing a $50m bond investment it made in 2012.<p>The Swiss bank is one of six underwriting Alibaba's initial public offering in New York, but the money it …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

The 'Circle Of Competence' Theory Will Help You Make Vastly Smarter Decisions

<i>"I'm no genius. I'm smart in spots—but I stay around those spots."</i><i><br>— Tom Watson Sr., Founder of IBM</i><p>The concept of the "Circle of Competence" has been used over the years by Warren Buffett as a way to focus investors on only operating in areas they knew best. The bones of the concept appear in his …

Self-improvement

An E-Cig That Tells You How Much You’ve Increased Your Life Expectency With Every Puff

Forget for just a moment that e-cigarettes contain several of the same toxic substances in regular cigarettes but in higher quantities such as carbon monoxide, heavy metals and <i>several</i> substances used in antifreeze known to cause cancer. Smokio claims to be the first connected e-cig to actually add …

ZutA Labs Unveils World's First Pocketable Mini Printer

The pocketable printer is finally here. ZUtA Labs is out with a new Mini Mobile Roboto Printer designed to work like an inkjet printer on wheels. …

New smartphone chip will beam high-definition holograms as early as 2015

Just imagine: a smartphone that projects 3D holograms into thin-air. If you can wait until the end of next year, and if you can believe the claims being made by a well-funded company called Ostendo, then your next handset could be capable of just that. Thanks to breakthroughs by the Californian …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: blue lava, biodegradable batteries and a self-cleaning t-shirt

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>China is facing a pollution crisis. In cities like Beijing, the smog has gotten so thick it's often difficult to see the sky - which begs the question: Does …

Turn signal gloves light up your lefts and rights

The art of using turn signals seems to be getting lost in the hustle for both cars and bicyclists alike. The Zackees Turn Signal Gloves project on Kickstarter wants to make turn signals cool again.<p>The gloves are typical bike-style fingerless gloves, but with light-up LED directional arrows built on …

Skateboarding

Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste is a portable scanning and printing tool with which you can literally perform the said function. You don’t need your heavy printer or a …

Whill Type-A Motorized Wheelchair To Make Disabled People Live More Independently

<b>WHILL Type-A Motorized Wheelchair</b> will be launched in the US, early next year, it is created by keeping real hundreds of mobility device users in …

The Last Of Us Multiplayer Gameplay Leaked (video)

If you are looking forward to the launch of The Last Of Us game and enjoying a little of the The Last Of Us multiplayer gaming available within the …

Gear & Gadgets

SoftKinetic teases embedded 3D depth camera, coming to Intel devices next year (hands-on)

At Intel's Computex keynote earlier today, the chip maker teased that it expects embedded 3D depth cameras to arrive on devices in the second half of 2014. Luckily, we got an exclusive early taste of the technology shortly after the event, courtesy of SoftKinetic. This Belgian company not only …

Gigabyte Brix Mini PC Officially Launches

At Computex 2013 this week Gigabyte has officially launched their new Gigabyte Brix mini PC which can be equipped with a choice of processor …

LightUp helps kids learn electronics with augmented reality - http://tcrn.ch/143mIcN

Thermaltake shows off new Volos MMO gaming mouse

The mouse is one of the most important peripherals for computer gamers and not all mice are appropriate for all types of gaming. Typically, when we …

Researchers Discover Method of Turning Concrete into Metal/Glass

In the future, your smartphone might be made out of concrete, no seriously. A group of researchers working together from the US, Finland, Germany, …

Professional 3D printing on your desk: hands on with the Form 1

The Form 1 turned heads from the moment its hugely successful Kickstarter was announced in September 2012. It's gorgeous, sure, but most impressive …

Arctic oil boom sparks the next great political and environmental battle

Vast reserves of oil and gas already igniting conflicts<p>Things are heating up fast in the far north. The lands and sea of the Arctic — which have been ice-filled, inhospitable and treacherous for most of human history — are experiencing the effects of climate change more rapidly than anywhere else …

The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jon Gottfried is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, Co-Founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Follow him on Twitter @jonmarkgo.</i><p>Being one of the first cyborgs in the world, I have been privy to a unique set of bizarre experiences that have led to some early …

US Cellular getting ready to launch Home Phone service

Keen to capitalize on the ever-growing segment of landline cutters, US Cellular appears to be launching a home phone service similar to the Home Connect offerings by Verizon and Sprint. According to information we've received, all you have to do is plug in a regular cordless or corded phone into …

Hong Kong's CSL preps network for LTE Cat 4, offers Huawei's 150 Mbps mobile hotspot (video)

With Hong Kong boasting pretty much the fastest average internet speed on this planet, it's no surprise that the city is also one of the first to launch commercial 150 Mbps LTE Cat 4 service -- just right after SingTel's launch in Singapore earlier this month. Announced yesterday by CSL (who …

Domino’s Pizza Brazil creates DVDs that smell like pizza

In order to sell more pizza, Dominos is turning to some special DVD labels. They have partnered with some DVD rental stores in Brazil to make you …

Brazil

With new GPU in tow, Nvidia draws line in PC gaming ground

Hey gamers - still riding your high from the Xbox One announcement?<p>Nvidia has its own set of gaming goodness that might extend the buzz a little …

Computer Hardware

Taskrabbit looks for more revenue with plans to shake up the temp industry

TaskRabbit might have popularized the idea of hiring people looking to make money for menial tasks like dogwalking or grocery shopping, but in an …

Broadcom to bring 5G WiFi to the masses with entry-level combo chips

As we've mentioned before, 5G WiFi, aka 802.11ac is a <i>good thing</i>, unless you hate speed and range. After launching its integrated BCM4335 chip on flagship handsets like Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One, Broadcom has announced new 5G WiFi combo chips for lower-end smartphones, PCs, notebooks and …

Google adds conversational search in latest Chrome build, we go voice on - http://tcrn.ch/18hPur3

Game on

<b>The most successful video-games consoles</b><p>VIDEO games are big business. The industry is worth around $80 billion, and although games can be played on …