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The Day I Became an Average Product Manager

A Sales VP approached me about a new potential deal with our first national customer. If we could deliver one new feature by the end of the week, he was "90 percent confident" that he could make the deal happen.<p>You have heard this one before, right?<p>Our team already had a ton on our plate, but I …

Product Management

Pentagon Unsure If It Could Beat Russia In A Conventional Conflict

The <i>Daily Beast reports</i> that a series of classified war gaming exercises ran by the Defense Department have clearly shown that the U.S. is …

Military

The Startup Illusion

Noah Benesch Contributor<p>Noah Benesch is a junior at the University of Washington studying finance and is a member of the UW Formula Motorsports team, which designs, builds and competes internationally with two SAE race cars annually.<p>In 2005, Steve Jobs delivered his now-famous Stanford Commencement …

University of Washington
Viral

10 Rules Successful Startups Should Follow

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Carol Broadbent and Tom Hogan are the founders and principals of Crowded Ocean, a Silicon Valley marketing agency that has launched over 35 startups, with 10 of those companies being either acquired or going public.</i><p>Having launched over 35 startups in our decade of operation, we’ve …

Startups

Here's the futuristic piece of tech that NASA is betting all its Mars chips on

When you're planning a trip, one of the most important things to remember is factoring in the transportation cost. And that's especially true for space travel.<p>Traveling to Mars is going to be expensive, so NASA is betting on the future development of a more efficient and less costly type of …

Space Travel

SpaceX Passes First Critical Test Of Its Astronaut Escape System

At about 9am ET this morning, SpaceX completed what appears to be a successful critical test of its manned Dragon spacecraft.<p>Today’s test, called a Pad Abort Test, was geared at testing the Dragon’s ability to separate from a rocket in the event of an emergency. As the company described it in a …

Space Travel

7 Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting Stock Options

There are seven important questions you should ask in order to estimate the ultimate value of your stock options.<p>You just received a job offer from a startup that includes 50,000 stock options. That is wonderful…or is it?<p>I reviewed and approved hundreds of employment offer letters at my various …

Startups

In just 24 hours, Apple Watch outsold all Android Wear devices ever

It’s too early to tell exactly how well the Apple Watch will do in the grand scheme of things, or even if it will ultimately win the wearable war. …

Wearable Tech
MacBook

Mars Life Search: Iron-Rich Rocks Could Be Key

A robotic mission's search for life on Mars may seem worlds away from human scientists wandering around hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.<p>But …

Yellowstone National Park

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ISPs

Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Hadi Partovi is a technology investor and entrepreneur and is the co-founder and chief executive of the Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org.</i> <i>Rich Barton</i><i>,</i> <i>Glenn Kelman</i><i>,</i> <i>Ed Lazowska</i><i>, and</i> <i>Ari Steinberg</i> <i>contributed to writing this.</i><p>In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite …

Silicon Valley

iBattz Refuel Invictus iPhone 6 Battery Case Review

With the huge number of iPhone 6 cases and other iPhone 6 accessories that are on the market, there’s one company that doesn’t want to be left out of …

Microsoft Beats In Its FQ3 With Revenue Of $21.7B, EPS Of $0.61

Today following the bell, Microsoft reported its fiscal third quarter financial results, including revenue of $21.7 billion and earnings per share of $0.61. The street had expected Microsoft to earn $0.51 per share on revenue of $21.06 billion.<p>Microsoft, up a point in regular trading, is now up …

Investing

An Early Look At The Apple Watch App Ecosystem

With the Apple Watch now officially on the market, and soon to be on the wrists of several million customers – possibly as many as 20 million this year, according to some estimates – there’s a lot of curiosity about what kind of app ecosystem will spring up around the new device. Will Apple Watch …

Apps

MCX CEO says CurrentC exclusivity deal that blocks Apple Pay will expire within ‘months, not years’

After an undeniably bad two weeks of press, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson seems to have changed the company’s tune on CurrentC’s exclusivity policy that prompted retailers like CVS and Rite Aid to disable NFC terminals and block Apple’s iPhone 6-backed mobile payment system Apple Pay. Davidson told …

If Retailers Really Want A War With Apple Pay, They Had Better Prepare To Lose Big

MCX, the consortium of retailers backing a rival to Apple Pay, hasn’t even launched yet but has the dubious distinction of having already been hacked. As if that’s not bad enough in the era of data breaches from Target to Home Depot, the MCX group held a press conference yesterday. During the …

Skully extends Indiegogo campaign for motorcycle helmet

After raising nearly $2 million in a month with presales of its augmented-reality motorcycle helmet, Skully gives fans another 30 days to decide if they want its pricey protection.<p>Motorcycle-riding tech obsessives are getting another 30 days to decide if they want to drop a huge amount of cash to …

Augmented Reality

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.<p>Microsoft is offering a quick quantum computing primer that makes the esoteric subject almost understandable.<p>Quantum computing promises to solve …

Quantum Mechanics

This little Sony will pump up the sound of your headphones

The Audiophiliac oohs and aahs over Sony's portable PHA-2 digital converter and headphone amplifier.<p>I have to hand it to Sony -- the PHA-2 is far and away the best-looking portable headphone amplifier/digital converter I've seen.<p>Its sleek extruded metal casework feels like it can take a beating, …

Audiophile

Can coffee beans blemish the Dr. Oz brand?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the television talk show host, has been grilled for endorsing shoddy medicine.<p>During a hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, senators …

What it's like to own a Tesla Model S - A cartoonist's review of his magical space car

Capture 360-Degree HD Video With This Tiny UFO-Style Camera

Tools like Google Street View and even Apple's iPhone allow you to view the world as captured in panoramic photos, but a new camera called Centr …

An Inside Look at the Insanely Complex Formula 1 Steering Wheel

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Level 3 accuses six broadband providers of degrading network traffic

Level 3 says the providers are slowing down Internet traffic to extract payment from it. But a deeper dive into the specifics reveals there may be another side to the story.<p>Internet backbone provider Level 3 claims that five US consumer broadband providers are refusing to upgrade their peering …

Net Neutrality

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

From kits to cameras to all-in-one units, the new generation of do-it-yourself security is smarter, simpler, and more affordable than anything you've seen before.<p>Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a …

Home Security