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10 Easy Steps to Establishing an Online Retail Store

Have you considered how offering your products to customers online could grow your business? Often, the largest obstacle that business owners face is …

eCommerce

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: With Jeremy Clarkson, we're entering a new golden age of television

The Amazon founder and chief executive talks exclusively to The Telegraph on the Top Gear trio, drones in the suburbs and why he goes weak at the knees when he meets another entrepreneur<p>Media man<p>How do you suppose Jeff Bezos, a man worth roughly $48bn (£30.8bn), spends his weekends? Hobnobbing with …

10 Ways to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor</i><p>With record student loan balances and rampant underemployment, millennials have largely become known as the recession generation. Despite low levels of income and a median net worth below that of their predecessors, a 2014 report from The Shullman Research Center …

Real Estate

Improve Mobile Productivity

Two technology providers are looking to help improve mobile productivity, which could ultimately mean a better bottomline for your construction …

Microsoft Office

Now Cities And States Can Get Involved In The Sharing Economy, Instead Of Just Slowing It Down

An equipment share for governments could save everyone money.<p>Is the next frontier for the sharing economy around government assets like diggers and sewer cleaners?<p>So far, collaborative consumption has mostly involved expensive consumer goods like cars, bikes, and homes (with companies like Lyft, …

Sharing Economy

What I’m Reading: The Splendid Table

<i>It’s hardly an exaggeration to say that Americans are obsessed with food. But it’s a recent phenomenon. Where older generations didn’t deviate far</i> …

WTF Just Happened: My New HDTV Makes Movies Look Unnaturally Smooth

You just bought a brand-new TV, but instead of being blown away by the picture you’re starting to think it actually makes everything look worse. …

24 Of Design’s Most Important Principles, Animated

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.<p>Animated by Toronto-based art director and motion designer …

Animation

Ford Motor Corp Invents New Way To Shape Metal

The English Wheel is a tool, some call it a machine, that allows a sheet of metal to be formed. It requires a skilled craftsman to use it, and although it is a time-consuming process, it can create a variety of shapes and forms by stretching the metal. NASCAR uses it to create new prototypes, for …

MatterFab Launches To Make Metal 3D Printing Affordable

When most people think of 3D printing, they usually think of the plastic trinkets that come out of Makerbot machines. But increasingly, there’s interest in being able to 3D print items out of metal, which allows for more heavy-duty industrial applications of the technology.<p>Metal 3D printers exist …

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

BIM in the Cloud

Self-Repairing Concrete Could Be The Future Of Green Building

Soon, home builders may be growing their own insulation right in the walls of the home. And bricks could grow in a mold rather than bake in a kiln.<p>Manufacturing traditional construction products like bricks and insulation consumes a lot of resources. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says …

Anchor Concrete gets license from CarbonCure for its green concrete technology

This App Is A Roll Of Duct Tape For The Internet Of Things

Billing itself as the Napster of the connected world, MakerSwarm wants to inspire a new generation of engineers.<p>MAYA Design is working to give every man, woman, and child on the planet a superpower. Just as the <i>X-Men’s</i> Magneto can detect the metal within and control it with his mutant powers of …

Internet of Things

Smart window insulates and generates power

A device developed by two Carnegie Mellon University mechanical engineering graduates transforms the energy generated by walking into …

3D printing techniques will be used to construct buildings, here and in outer space

SAN JOSE -- Within a couple of years, researchers at the University of Southern California believe 3D printing techniques will be used to construct …

Interview with Founder and CEO Chris Cardillo - AEC Business

Chris Cardillo created the first and only cloud-based procurement system for buyers and sellers of construction materials in North America. Find out …

"Peel and stick" solar modules being developed in Boston

As concerns about adverse weather increase, roofing systems need more durable components, according to the FORTIFIED program of the Insurance …

Electrified concrete -- the future of road, bridge infrastructure?

Marina Abramovic Wants You to Stop Multitasking

The average attention span, which began eroding at a breakneck pace when the Internet arrived, shrunk to seconds with the widespread adoption of smartphones. It’s a problem that Marina Abramovic is hoping to curb.<p>Concentration is the key to the celebrated performance artist’s projects, most of …

BMW’s New Electric Car Was Inspired By iPads And Macbooks

The i3 will be BMW’s first all-electric car produced from the ground up. And its styling came from an unconventional place: the technology industry.<p>“We want our car to look like a tablet.”<p>It seems like an absurd statement for BMW to make, especially as the consumer electronics industry has only …

Tech Industry

World’s Thinnest Circuits Bring Us One Step Closer To Real-Life Cyborgs

In the latest issue of <i>Nature</i>, Japanese and Austrian researchers are detailing an amazing discovery: the thinnest circuits ever created by humanity–one-micron-thick circuits that bend, twist, and are designed especially to be used in wearable health care products.<p>According to the Japan Science and …

Engineering

They Ain’t No Joke: Hip-Hop Comedy Duo, ItsTheReal, Are Now Making Mixtapes

It may be April Fools’ Day, but this is no laughing matter. Okay, it kind of is a laughing matter. The hip-hop jokesters of ItsTheReal just released their first official mixtape with DJ Drama on April 1. It’s been a long time coming.<p>One key component of hip-hop is punch lines, those highly …

A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App

On the 50th anniversary of Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color, Yale University Press has released the work as an interactive teaching tool along the lines of what the Bauhaus master originally intended.<p>Josef Albers, one of the best-known painters and educators to emerge from the German Bauhaus, …

Art

Why Do Companies Keep Making Offensive Pink Products “For Her”?

The ePad Femme is just the latest in a long line of ill-conceived, insulting, “female-focused” products. Here, we look into the mystery of the unnecessary genderification of gender-neutral products.<p>In October, the Eurostar Group introduced a product called The ePad Femme—an eReader just for women. …

This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

Coffee

Bootstrapped, Profitable Proud: Rapid LED