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Electronic Envelopes May Wipe Out Windshield Wipers

In a few years, the rubber-stripped blades that have kept rain, snow and sleet off car windshields for nearly a century may become a thing of the past.<p>At least that appears to be the objective of a new ultrasound technology being developed by the McLaren Group, Britain’s most advanced automobile …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Transforming Airline Seats Adjust Width for Each Passenger

Author: Jason Paur. Jason Paur Autopia<p>Date of Publication: 11.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:01 pm. 1:01 pm<p>A London design firm has come up with the …

Just Knowing These 8 Facts Will Make You Way More Productive

Whether trying to conquer Mount Everest or just pick up your laundry, learning these quick facts will make it easier to be super productive -- or at least understand why you're not.<p>And if you're the type of person who is likely procrastinate instead of reading the rest of this article, then you …

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

Moving In With Manufacturers, Amazon Delivers A New Approach

Amazon's business is built on three basic concepts: faster delivery, greater selection, and cheaper prices.<p>In service of that, it has built enormous warehouses staffed largely by robots that shuttle around, pulling goods out of bins at remarkable speed. It can take just a matter of minutes to go …

How He Did It: From 15 Years In Corporate To Startup CEO

Not every startup CEO is 21 years old, fresh out of college, and eating ramen. There are those who spend years – even <i>decades</i> – biding their time in the corporate world, before at last taking a leap of faith and founding their own company.<p>For Jamyn Edis, that leap was worth taking. A former strategy …

What To Expect Before Becoming 'Engineer #1' at a Startup

“It kinda sucks to be engineer #1.”<p>That’s what a couple of my friends – engineers at Google and Bloomberg who have been following the rise of startup culture with intrigue – told me recently. They were referring to non-founder engineers, most commonly the first hire for technology businesses.<p>Often …

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Pressy, the Almighty Android Button, Simplifies Your Smartphone

Smartphones are great, but sometimes they are a bit much. With so much technology packed into them, sometimes finding the right app or function can …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

Workouts

How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

New Jersey

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

Why China’s slowdown could be really great for America

China is slowing down—that much is clear. (Especially after this morning’s dismal trade report.)<p>What isn’t, though, is what that means for everyone else. For those pondering America’s fortunes, China’s $1.26 trillion in holdings of Treasurys are a source of particular unease, for reasons …

Economics

The secret to making meetings useful? More discussions and fewer presentations

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Jeff Weiner here</i><p>Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their meeting schedules.<p>I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like …

Management

Get rid of your cable TV package now!

I was afraid, too. Then I cut the cord, saved a ton and can still watch whatever I want. Here’s how to do it<p>For those of you sick of paying ever-higher cable bills, two huge pieces of news in the last week should encourage you to take action.<p>First came news that two previously cable-only channels, …

Chinese millennials to enter worst job market in nation’s history

While the number of college graduates in China has multiplied six fold, the number of jobs has dropped 15 percent<p>HONG KONG — In America, things are finally starting to look up for the millennials. Unemployment has dropped, job prospects have brightened, and the economic hangover from the recession …

50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)

The adventure taught me an unbelievable amount about design’s power to solve problems and about my own capacities as a designer. Importantly, it …

I learned the most important lessons on starting a business when I was 11

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Joel Peterson here</i><p>I started my first business at age 11, selling tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and squash that I grew myself. It was all planted from seed on a tiny plot of land behind our two-bedroom house in Okemos, Michigan.<p>My maiden venture …

Entrepreneurship

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

The secret to getting engineers to be more charismatic

<i>Olivia Fox Cabane is an executive coach with an unusual approach: She teaches her clients how to become more charismatic. It’s an odd calling for someone who is an introvert by nature. In this excerpt from “The Charisma Coach” published by Matter, writer Teresa Chin explains why Silicon Valley</i> …

Charisma