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Smart coffee makers, cheap light bulbs and better voice control

<i>Edit note: We had some sound issues on the podcast with Kevin and I because of some radio interference with the mic as we recorded on site. They</i> …

Misfit breaks into the smart home with a color-changing lightbulb

Misfit, a startup best known for making fitness trackers, announced its newest product on Tuesday, and you don’t wear this one: Instead, the Bolt is …

Good vibrations: this bracelet lets you communicate without words

What if apps didn’t need a display to send you messages? Or what if you could talk to someone across the room without raising your voice? French …

The Coolest Car Tech We Saw At CES 2015

Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.<p>Automakers invaded the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a record 10 manufacturers showing off wares. Among the innovations showcased were smart watches that unlock …

Car Tech

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Cars aren’t just connecting to the internet; they’re connecting to everything

As in previous years, we’re seeing a lot of car connectivity news at the Consumer Electronics Showcase, but an interesting theme is emerging at this …

The future of wearable technology is not wearables – it's analysing the data

Wearable technology’s evolution is not about the gadget on the wrist but what is done with the data they collect, says computational biologist<p>The future of wearable technology in fitness and health isn’t about the fitness bands and health monitors – it’s about what can be done with the data they …

Wearable Tech

Wearable sensors gather lots of data _ now to make it useful

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health …

Wearable Tech

How to Break into Your CEO’s Inner Circle

There is a widely held belief that strategic decisions are made collectively by an organization’s executive team, the senior executives who report directly to the CEO. In many organizations, though, nothing could be further from the truth. Decision-making power resides with a much smaller group, …

IoT has finally hit the mainstream. Now what?

The internet of things (IoT) was officially anointed the next big thing at this year’s CES. No more ghost town in the South Hall: Now it’s …

Former Wall Street Broker Turned Sneaker God: Jon Buscemi and the $865 Price Tag

As a native New Yorker and a true product of his environment, Jon Buscemi was inspired by the everyday surroundings of music, skateboarding and fashion of the 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. At 8 years old with some neighborhood friends, Jon started a line of shirts and hats that were distributed through …

Forget SMART Goals -- Try CLEAR Goals Instead

Setting CLEAR goals can lead you to the real success that you and your team are aiming for.<p>I have a friend by the name of Adam Kreek. Adam is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and a guy who just happens to know a lot about setting goals. Not only did he win a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing …

These 5 types of on-demand services will get even bigger in 2015

Building apps and services for lazy people is one area the tech industry is quite good at.<p>2014 was a big year for getting everything you could want from the comfort of your smartphone. We found plenty of these services in Y Combinator’s Summer 2014 class. But next year is going to get even lazier. …

5 Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch on Netflix Now

Before the tryptophan sets in, bookmark these entrepreneurial, inspiring films now. Make it a truly happy Thanksgiving.<p>After Thanksgiving dinner, as the food-coma sets in and you suddenly realize the need to capture your extended family's attention--or, let's face it, you need a little "me …

This F. Scott Fitzgerald Letter To His Daughter Has Great Advice About What To Worry About This Year

Discussing what to worry about in life, Fitzgerald touches on several things that are relevant in 2014:<p>Things to worry about:<p>Worry about courage<br>Worry about cleanliness<br>Worry about efficiency<br>Worry about horsemanship<p>Things not to worry about:<p>Don't worry about popular opinion<br>Don't worry about …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who Provides Tech Support for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a funny phenomenon. While the phrase connotes “interconnectedness,” the truth is that these new gadgets, applications, interfaces, and systems aren’t nearly as interconnected as we expect them to be.<p>Think about it. Why do we have these “things”? We want our lives to …

Intuit’s CEO on Building a Design-Driven Company

Timothy Archibald<p>When Scott Cook cofounded Intuit, in 1983, many other companies were already offering software to help people track their finances. In fact, at least 46 similar products launched before Quicken, the product Cook created, which is why we sometimes joke about how instead of having …

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

Happiness

14 Startups That'll Rock The Indian Ecosystem In 2015

<b>Revenue Model:</b> Free till goes public beta<p><b>Founders:</b> Vivek Durai<p><b>Founded:</b> 2013 <b></b><p><b>Funding:</b> N/A<p>Termsheet simplifies early stage fund raising and investing. …

Thus spake series: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s quotes of relevance to entrepreneurs

Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.<p>When you speak, speak the truth; perform …

The Key to Increased Productivity? Stop Working

We've all heard the mantra: Work smarter, not harder. Here's how to apply it to your business.<p>Six months ago I wrote an article with the title "Want to Increase Productivity? Stop Working". In essence, it addressed the problem of getting caught up in the 'day-to-day' of our work; in doing so, we …

14 Things Successful People Do In The First Hour Of The Workday

The first hour of the workday is critical, since it can affect your productivity level and mindset for the rest of the day.<p>"Successful people …

Hanging with my husband: His thoughts on our smart home

The Internet of Things podcast is back this week with a short and sweet episode featuring my husband as my guest and co-host discussing life in our …

IoT Report: How Internet of Things technology is now reaching mainstream companies and consumers

<i>This is a preview of the Internet of Things (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about the IoT ecosystem, tech trends and industry forecasts, click here.</i><p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming how companies and consumers go about their days around the world. …

Internet of Things

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

The year in tech: Net neutrality, IoT grows up, Uber turns heads

As 2014 draws to a close, the tech world seems a little weary. It was a draining year if you were plugged into social media, with conflicts at home …

What Airbnb, Uber, and Alibaba Have in Common

When Facebook acquired the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in the spring of 2014, the question on everyone’s mind was, <i>does the service really merit a valuation of almost 20 times projected revenues?</i><p>WhatApp’s valuation may be extreme, but huge gaps between revenues and valuation are …

Hiring Questions From Warren Buffet and Phil Libin

Hiring the right people to work for you is one of the most important (and overlooked) aspects of growing a business. As entrepreneurs, you’re often …

Phil Libin