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10 Famous Entrepreneurs Turned into 3D-Printed Action Figures

3D Printing technology has come a long way in a relatively short time. Click on to see the action figure entrepreneurs from the Mark Cuban-backed startup You Kick Ass.

3D Printing

Nazi telegram that sent Hitler into a rage sells for over £35,600 at auction

A telegram from Hitler's second-in-command in the final days of the Second World War asking the Führer to hand over the reins of power sold for more than twice its expected price<p>An infamous Nazi telegram sent to Adolf Hitler that threw him into a rage after Hermann Göring, his second-in-command, …

Now you can rent an iconic Airstream for the ultimate luxury road trip

Everyone always wants to see what the inside looks like, right away, before anything else. The outside is so ­gleaming and recognizable, the trailer …

RVs

Remote valet mode and revolutionized parking: Ford’s Smart Mobility | Ars Technica

Existing technology leveraged to crowdsource parking data, remote control cars.<p>Ford has a plan to help cut car emissions, and this time it doesn’t …

Driverless Cars

Will Technology Make Truck Drivers Obsolete In 10 Years?

Being a teamster is probably not the easiest of jobs. You work long hours, often with unpredictable schedules and stay long periods away from home. Still, it pays the bills, and for millions of Americans, it’s a way to make a decent living.<p>Unfortunately, it is also one of many activities that is …

Autonomous Cars

This Is Why You Should Take Notes By Hand Instead Of With A Laptop

If you walk into any lecture these days, you see a majority of students staring at their screens. You hear a never-ending chorus of pounding keys. …

Your Agile Project Needs a Budget, Not an Estimate

Nearly every software development project starts with one question: How much is this going to cost? <b></b>Perhaps it’s a stakeholder who asks the question: a CEO, Board member, VC, or boss. Maybe it’s been asked another way — How long will this take? How many stories can we get into this next sprint? How …

Declining iOS and OS X Quality Imperil Apple's Future Growth And Retention

The iPhone 6 has set sales records since its first week of release and led to Apple’s most profitable quarter ever. There have been some bumps in the road, but the market—and Apple’s customers—continue to have that loving feeling. What could possibly go wrong?<p>In a word, software. A growing chorus …

The Secret to Staying in Shape on the Road | Men's Health

But, my health and fitness tend to suffer. So, for those of you who travel and love to stay in shape, let’s walk through a few ideas that you can do anywhere and every where.<p>First, if you can do these three things, I think you can feel better:<p><b>Be sure to walk EVERY day somehow and somewhere.</b><br>• Stretch …

How Can I Earn More Frequent Flier Miles?

<i>A:</i><p>Many domestic airlines have quietly made a drastic change to their frequent flier programs. They're now more likely to award points based on how much you spend—not how far you fly. That means your typical economy-class ticket earns fewer miles than it used to, especially for long-distance …

Personal Finance

13 Ways To Know If Your LinkedIn Summary Is A Winner Or A Snoozer

First impressions have gone digital. People are learning about you online before they ever shake your hand. The second they know they are going to meet you or have a call with you, they’re going to type your name into Google. This makes your virtual brand more important than ever. And it means you …

Google Alerts Gets Card-Based Redesign

It seems Google hasn’t forgotten about Google Alerts after all. The news bulletin service has remained untouched for a long period of time, but now it is sporting a new look after getting a substantial redesign.<p>Google has introduced a new card-style layout, made headlines more prominent and — …

Growing The Use Of Drones In Agriculture

Although news coverage around them is mostly focused on use in military operations, drones can be used across multiple industries. Using diverse payloads, ranging from GoPro cameras to professional cameras, drones can be used to perform a variety of tasks, ranging from reconnaissance missions in …

Can Thinkspace Pioneers Unearth Coding Prodigies?

Fresh from launching their drop-in coding ‘Thinkspaces’ for schools, teenage entrepreneurs James Anderson, Kamran Malik and Jordan Earle have announced an off-shoot project as they strive to unearth the next Mark Zuckerberg.<p>Thinkspace is a dedicated area in schools to encourage students to learn …

Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber | Ars Technica

Google Fiber can't do it all, so city governments start taking charge.<p>Slow Internet speeds and a lack of competitive pressure on Internet providers …

First Solar And Its $100M Ambition To Be A Power Player In Japan

First Solar wants to conquer Japan.<p>The Arizona company said Friday it plans to spend about $100 million on developing solar power plants in the Asian country that intensified its renewable energy development following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011.<p>First Solar rose to become the …

Native vs. HTML5: How the auto industry is forcing change for the mobile web

<i>Michael O’Shea is the CEO and president of Abalta Technologies.</i><p>Today’s mobile apps are mostly native. However, in a lot of ways, HTML5 is a goldmine waiting to be discovered by developers. It has the ability to “build once and deploy to many,” meaning any device with a web browser can support them. …

Salesforce.com and Workday Team Up in the Cloud

Image copyright Maksym Darakchi<p>Interesting news on the cloud-software front today. Salesforce.com and Workday said they will integrate their …

For Metros With Flourishing Economies, Tech Sector At Center Of Job Growth

Last week, CareerBuilder and EMSI released an interactive map that sheds light on pillar industries for each of America’s 100 largest metros. Hospitals and education in Boston, management of companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul, military jobs in San Diego – these are just a few examples of sectors …

How Disney built a giant cloud by bolting two together

Disney is supposed to be a magic place. In its movies, people end up getting along.<p>But when Disney sought recently to build out its cloud infrastructure, it was faced with being the bad guy: Choosing one technology vendor over the other.<p>The market for cloud infrastructure is a huge one: Hundreds of …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

Ultra Mobile now offering free international calling alongside global SMS

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>When I profiled Ultra Mobile, a virtual operator serving foreign nationals living in the U.S., in June I was …

Codementor Is An Open Marketplace That Provides Developers With One-On-One Programming Help

It’s a scenario all programmers are familiar with: you are coding alone, only to have something go awry and no one to ask for help. Codementor wants to prevent developers from going insane by providing an open marketplace where they can ask experts for one-on-one programming and design help.<p>Founder …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Leadership

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity