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Easily transform your boring bike into an ebike with the GeoOrbital Wheel

As many popular transportation options make the switch to electric, bicycles are definitely not getting left behind. But if you aren’t interested in …

Batteries

The Best Brands Are The Ones That Build “Belonging”

Companies that can help their customers remake the social fabric have an enormous opportunity.<p>Early one morning last week a group of about 50 people gathered in Santa Monica shortly after sunrise, before any stores or offices were open. Some of this group knew each other, and others met for the …

Codes of Conduct

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.<p><i>Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data.</i><p>A couple years ago, something strange happened. A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in …

Privacy

12 Brilliant Tech Hacks For Your Next Trip

Ready, set, bookmark! To make your trips as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible, we've rounded up the best tech travel hacks on the web — from how to pack properly to how to share photos once you've returned, you'll find it all right here. How did we ever travel without them before?<p>When you're on …

Hacking

Snapchat to be 'obsolete in two years' as duopoly reigns supreme

As the popularity of social media continues to grow, challenger apps and platforms emerge daily in the fight to capture consumer attention. From …

15 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>The people who achieve the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. They're disciplined, figure out which routines help them succeed and religiously stick to those daily habits. Here are a few you …

This jolly little robot gets goosebumps

Cornell researchers have made a little robot that can express its emotions through touch, sending out little spikes when it’s scared or even getting goosebumps to express delight or excitement. The prototype, a cute smiling creature with rubber skin, is designed to test touch as an I/O system for …

HTC's new phone Exodus will embrace the blockchain

There's no doubt about it: "Blockchain" is the biggest tech buzzword of today, the equivalent of "web 2.0" at its heyday a decade ago, and naturally, …

How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Recipes

Has wine gone bad?

If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been crowned as the “best restaurant in the world” – you might have been served one of its signature dishes: a single, raw, razor clam from the North Sea, in a foaming pool of aqueous parsley, topped with a dusting of …

Wine

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

The Workplace

Two Experiments Show Fourth Spatial Dimension Effect

To the best of our knowledge, we humans can only experience this world in three spatial dimensions (plus one time dimension): up and down, left and …

5 Things the Smartest Gen X Employees Do to Get Ahead | Inc.com

<b>Believing that what got you here will get you there</b>. Most of us Gen X'ers don't really have a specific strategy for growing our careers. If we did, it'd be something like: Do good work and wait to be noticed. Because this was the boomers' prescribed approach and we worked in hierarchical …

There's no such thing as a 'remote' employee

Over the next year or two, some of your best employees may quit and find work elsewhere for a simple reason: They want to work from home full …

The Workplace

Artificial intelligence pioneer says we need to start over

In 1986, Geoffrey Hinton co-authored a paper that, three decades later, is central to the explosion of artificial intelligence. But Hinton says his …

Assemble! 'Voltron'-Like Robots Can Elect Their Own Leader

With a nod to the "Voltron" Defender of the Universe" — the animated show in which five lion-shaped robots link up to form a giant machine that …

Microsoft Pulls the Plug on Docs.com

Microsoft has announced that it will be closing Docs.com, its file-sharing service, effective December 15 of this year, making it the first internal …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why dark matter matters (and is kind of our frenemy)

Excerpt: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Astrophysics for People in a Hurry <i>by Neil deGrasse Tyson</i><p>So dark matter is our frenemy. We have no clue what it is. It’s kind of annoying. But we desperately need it in our calculations to arrive at an accurate description …

Feature or flaw? How to hijack a Windows account in less than a minute

By the researcher's own admission, he's not sure if it's a newly-discovered security flaw — or a feature.<p>A security researcher has published a way to …

SAP President Steve Singh says cloud computing is yesterday’s news — ‘microservices’ are the future

Cloud computing is so 2016.<p>Sure, migration from client servers to the cloud is an ongoing megatrend, but tech moves fast and SAP President Steve …

Even If You Don’t Tweet, Your “Anonymous” Web Behavior Can Be Linked To Your Twitter

New research shows how web behavior can be traced to a person’s real-world identity based on who they follow on Twitter.<p>As you browse the internet, online advertisers track nearly every site you visit, amassing a trove of information on your habits and preferences. When you visit a news site, they …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

We have to be very careful in choosing our pursuits, because our habits make us.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Jan. 17, 2017.</i><p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The</i> …

Crossing the AI chasm

Every day brings another exciting story of how artificial intelligence is improving our lives and businesses. AI is already analyzing x-rays, powering the Internet of Things and recommending best next actions for sales and marketing teams. The possibilities seem endless.<p>But for every AI success …

6 ways police can spy on you without a warrant

The right to privacy is one of America’s most important freedoms, but with the ever-present specter of government surveillance and overreach looming …

Check out all the smart home products at CES 2017 (so far)