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The Quest For The Ultimate Workout Headphones

By Steven Melendez3 minute Read<p>As an avid weightlighter, Dr. Eric Hensen knows how annoying earbuds can be at the gym. Hensen, who is also an ear, …

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Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage

Drive about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, out to the edge of Westmoreland County, and you’ll reach a sprawling, cavernous factory …

i-Bell Lets You Know Who’s Ringing Your Doorbell From Afar

Meet i-Bell, a new wi-fi connected doorbell contending for your crowdfunding cash so you can spy on callers to your home from the comfort of your smartphone.<p>We’ve seen a few of these devices before — notably DoorBot and SkyBell last year (as well as attempts to repurpose old smartphones as …

Hey food fans, GE wants to get into calorie tracking too

Buying a fitness tracker is easy compared to figuring out how to find an accurate caloric content of your food, but that didn’t stop General …

25 Entrepreneurs Reveal What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Startup

Every entrepreneur — no matter the size of their company — faces tough decisions and seemingly insurmountable struggles at some point in the process of getting their idea off the ground.<p>Think you have what it takes?<p>Rejoiner's Joseph Putnam teamed up with Grasshopper to ask more than two dozen …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> …

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Samsung Moves To Upstage Apple With New Biometric Data Platform

Samsung is building a “data bank” of people’s biometric information that app developers and researchers can plug into to create clever, health-related services — ideally for Samsung devices.<p>Following the release of its Gear Fit wearable fitness tracker, its new SAMI platform, overseen by a former …

Logitech’s Lifesize brings 25-person enterprise video chat to the cloud

While consumer video chat solutions like Google Hangouts and Apple’s Facetime have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, the same can’t be said for the enterprise offerings.<p>Businesses are still stuck with lackluster solutions like Cisco’s WebEx, or trying to coordinate their …

5 reasons Slack will change the workplace

“Viral socializing,” or word of mouth, is how Slack founder and chief executive Stewart Butterfield described his startup’s marketing campaign.<p>No money spent on PR. Zero on advertising. No buses in San Francisco touting Slack banners. In other words, let the technology speak for itself, Butterfield …

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This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

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Tactus Taps Wistron To Bring Its Magical Physical Touchscreen Buttons To The Masses

Tactus makes keyboards that appear out of seemingly flat glass touchscreen surfaces, thanks a fluid-based layer that reacts to electrical signals to create rises and bumps that serve as keys and buttons. It’s a magical technology, and one that you can see demoed on video in the clip below from CES …

Android device owners, now you can control your desktop from across the room — or the world

Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android yesterday, enabling the Android crowd to access their Mac or PC from afar. The app is a mobile extension of Chrome’s remote desktop screen-sharing service, which has enabled machine control from Chromebooks and Chrome browsers since it …

4 Tough Conversations You Must Have to Succeed in Sales

Essential Reading!<p>Get my latest book: The Lost Art of Closing<p>"In <i>The Lost Art of Closing</i>, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one …

The Real Cost of Trucking - Per Mile Operating Cost of a Commercial Truck

Calculate Your Own Cost-Per-Mile:<p>The Cost of Trucking<p>$1.38 The average per mile operating cost for the trucking industry<p>$180,000 The average total …

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Silicon Valley’s Next Big Goal: Fixing Our Broken Food System

A raft of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists made their money in tech, and now want to do something with an even longer-lasting impact<p>At ali Partovi’s Partovi Porktacular, the assembled tech-and food-world luminaries, dressed in their best jeans, nibble on tortellini stuffed with locally foraged …

Agriculture

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

The Incredible Story of How TrueCar Saved Itself | Inc.com

A few years ago, serial entrepreneur Scott Painter's company, TrueCar, came up with an interesting <b></b>proposition.<p>If the company could attract car buyers as customers by promising to help them pay less money for new cars, it could then attract dealers by providing them with leads on those thousands of …

Supply Chain And Logistics Predictions For 2014

This is the time of year analysts and pundits make predictions for the following year. So here are my top five predictions.<p><i>Growth of Natural Gas Fleets</i> – Despite some of the real hurdles associated with running natural gas fleets, the growth of these fleets is inevitable. There is good ROI, if the …

GitHub buys Easel, picking up tech to design sites without coding

GitHub has built itself up into a popular service for housing all the code developers write, and now the company has fixed its gaze on web development where no code is involved at all. It just acquired a startup called Easel, which provides web-based software for designing websites, according to a …

AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone

The buzz around drones is undeniable these days — as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm — but there still hasn’t been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginations of the masses. That’s exactly what a hardware startup called AirDroids is trying to accomplish …

Indiegogo To Add Option For Companies To Embed Crowdfunding Campaigns On Own Websites

There is no shortage of crowdfunding websites out there, vying to help you raise cash for your big idea but the two highest profile outfits remain Kickstarter and Indiegogo — the former having the reputation of the 800 pound gorilla in the crowdfunding room.<p>According to research we covered last …

Working Successfully With Your Spouse

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For more than 20 years, Ron Yates and his wife, Mechelle, have run a Modesto, Calif., jewelry shop. Today, a marriage lasting that long is an accomplishment, but when you add in the challenges of running a business together, the …

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Students Install the World's First Solar Pavement Panels in Virginia

Studio39 Landscape Architecture just teamed up with students at the Solar Institute at George Washington University to install the world’s first …

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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

North Carolina has morphed into a solar power leader this year

Yes, North Carolina is home to Apple’s two recently finished massive (40 MW total) solar panel farms. But the state also has emerged on its own as a …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

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Homejoy Raises $38M As It Looks To Expand Beyond Home Cleaning

Homejoy, a startup that makes it easy and relatively affordable ($20 an hour) to sign up for a home cleaning, is announcing that it has raised $38 million in new funding.<p>The money was actually raised across two rounds — a Series A led by Google Ventures and a Series B led by Redpoint Ventures. The …

Kiind Launches An API For Its Digital Gift Card Platform

Just in time for the holidays, virtual gift card service Kiind today announced that it now offers an API, which will allow third-party vendors to hook right into its services and to create gift cards from their own systems.<p>The company also today said that it has added Nike and Apple’s iTunes as …