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33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

Solar Cells Will be Made Obsolete by 3D rectennas aiming at 40-to-90% efficiency

Solar Cells Will be Made Obsolete by 3D rectennas aiming at 40-to-90% efficiency<p>Right now efficiency is only one percent, but professor Baratunde …

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

The impossible just happened in Texas

The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow.<p>Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind …

Renewable Energy

9 Reasons Why You’re Not A Millionaire Yet

When you ask the average Joe what his plans for the future are, “having lots of money” is a common reply. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be …

7 things I learned about Gmail working at Google

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything and learn in the process! For the next two years, I was lucky enough to train Google employees on Gmail and to pitch Gmail to companies of all …

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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CEOs

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, …

Operating Systems

How to make a living with WordPress

<i>Matteo Duò is Content Strategist at Codeable, the #1 outsourcing service for WordPress providing top-notch WordPress experts to small businesses, agencies, and bloggers. Wanna know know more about WordPress and entrepreneurship? Check out Codeable blog.</i><p>In all of the Interwebs, WordPress plays a key …

Planning to Build Your Own Website?

At TNW Academy, we’ve recently teamed up with Ryan Bonhardt, who’s mainly known for his enthusiastic and effective teaching tactics. Students simply love the way he makes building websites so easy and engaging. But you can go see for yourself! You can now find Ryan’s online course at TNW …

Genetic Data Will Take Up More Space Than YouTube In 10 Years

A classic big data problem<p>Your little genes are about to take up a lot more space. In the next 10 years, genomic data could generate anywhere between 2 and 40 exabytes per year—at a minimum, that’s more than two million times what your home computer can hold. A study approximating the overwhelming …

Biology

Student Invents Shapeshifting Pinecone-Inspired Building Material

Let the sun shine in, and keep the rain out<p>This might be one of the cooler student projects we've ever seen -- and it all started with a walk in the park.<p>Chao Chen, a Master's student in design at London's Royal College of Art, was inspired by an ordinary pinecone he saw in Hyde Park. Pinecones …

Engineering

Stop saying 'space is hard'

It makes us feel good, but it also makes us weak<p>On June 28th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket meant to deliver supplies to the International Space Station exploded en route. It was the third cargo resupply mission to fail within the past year. In October 28th, 2014, Orbital Sciences’ uncrewed Antares …

Space Exploration

Why no one will own a car in 25 years

Technologies such as self-driving cars paired with transportation networks such as Uber will pretty much kill the need to own a car in 25 to 30 years, Jamais Cascio, a futurist and senior fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, told Business Insider.<p>And that will completely …

Autonomous Cars

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

The most important new features coming to your iPhone that Apple didn't tell you about

Big changes include an improved version of Siri, an iPad split-screen mode, and new Maps features.<p>But there are tons of tidbits Apple didn't mention. Now that developers with early access to the trial version have played with it, here are some other key features.<p><i>(These are based on the iOS 9 beta</i> …

Apps

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

This hydrogen-powered drone can theoretically fly for four hours straight

No matter how advanced or sophisticated they might be, practically all drones suffer from severely limited flight time. Batteries have come a long …

Drones

Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]

Do you even lift?<p>Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you could, right?<p>Tiny robots built by members of the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab at Stanford University …

The Cisco Kid

Wonder why there’s so much concern about the billions raised by the Clinton Foundation? Consider one small tale.<p>In 2009, tech company Cisco Systems …

Government
Technological Change

Moore’s Law Hits 50, but It May Not See 60

Intel's CFO says it can keep turning out chips with less expensive transistors for a few more generations. Science says it can't go on forever.<p>Moore’s Law turns 50 years old this Sunday. It may not make it to 60.<p>Since Intel co-founder Gordon Moore first made the observation in a 1965 paper …

Moore's Law

Cloud Data Center Trends To Watch For In 2015

With promises of increased flexibility and lowered cost for organizations of all sizes and industries, the cloud is poised to become ubiquitous in coming years. According to the International Data Group’s 2014 Enterprise Cloud Computing Study, 69 percent of businesses are already using cloud …

IaaS

A top Internet of Things device will help reduce energy use on a large scale

Now, power companies have begun to take advantage of smart meters, in particular, in order to directly connect with their customers and find out information about their power use. From there, the power company can allocate energy efficiently through a connected smart grid and encourage customers to …

Internet of Things

How Can MBaaS Players Get Ready for Internet of Things?

The concept of mobile backend was very impressive in 2012. However, with the entry of over 30 companies in the last couple of years, the market not only became crowded but also fragmented. Today, MBaaS has almost become a commodity for mobile developers. The market consists of pure play MBaaS …

Internet of Things

Indian firms back out of Facebook's free internet program

Facebook's Internet.org effort is supposed to democratize the internet by providing free access to key websites, but some Indian companies don't think it's quite so altruistic -- and they want out. Cleartrip, NewsHunt, NDTV and the Times Group have all announced that they're withdrawing some or all …

Now Is The Perfect Time To Be A Female Entrepreneur

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Zoe Barry is the founder and CEO of digital health startup</i> <i></i><i>ZappRx.</i><p>In Silicon Valley, the percentage of women starting technology companies is astronomically low, at a rate around 3 percent. Of privately held companies, only 6.5 percent have a female CEO, and 1.3 percent have a female …

Women Entrepreneurs

How To Hijack Your Car’s Infotainment System

Make your car smarter<p>As most drivers know, “infotainment” generally means “in-dash navigation system with limited function and old maps.” Soup up your car’s outdated software with an upgrade module and a powerful computer you already own--your smartphone.<p><b>WARNING:</b> Disconnect the car battery before …

Now you can build your own DIY smartphone using Raspberry Pi

Walking into a store or going online to buy a smartphone is, like, so totally 2014. Why not just build your own?<p>Developer Tyler Spadgenske has been tinkering away at a basic DIY smartphone that runs on Raspberry Pi for more than a year now, and he’s posted an updated set of directions over at …