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The search engines you'll need for every type of question

Specific answers for specific needs.<p>When most of us have a question we want to research online, we run to Google for the answer. But it's not the only search engine out there. Venture off the beaten path, and you can find more specialized sites—like the self-proclaimed "computational search engine" …

Wolfram Alpha

The Best Salespeople and Entrepreneurs Have One Trait That Sets Them Apart From Everyone Else

It's about knowing which activities produce results.<p><i>How do salespeople and entrepreneurs get so much done with so little time, and resources? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Bernie</b> …

Time Management

Tech startups want to go inside your mouth

D<p>ental care can be costly and hard to access, especially if you live in a rural community or a third-world country. In fact, the biggest barrier to dental care is cost. This is according to the American Dental Association, which says many rural areas lack access to dental professionals. <i></i><p>Other than …

Health Care

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

Want your child to learn STEM skills? Check out these robot kits for kids

You say you’re a parent or teacher investigating robot kits for children? And you don’t want a simple solution with a single purpose: you want the …

Lego

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Self-improvement

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2015

We’re always looking for the best DIY tips at Lifehacker, and this year there was certainly no shortage of them. Here are some of the best DIY tips …

Raspberry Pi

How to Grow Your Staff AND Keep Expenses Low

As your small business grows, so does your need for staff. This is especially true during your busy season.<p>The good news is that there are a …

10 YouTube Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Want business advice from Warren Buffet? Inc.com compiled a list of videos that every entrepreneur should watch.<p><i>This post originally appeared at Inc.com. To read more, check out:</i><p><i>The Best Industries to Start and Grow a Business in 2011</i><p><i>
Jason Fried: Why I Run a Flat Company</i>

Entrepreneurship

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …

Small Business

Burglary at Steve Jobs's Home Triggered This 'Self-Monitoring' Startup

On July 17, 2012, a burglar who had no sense of history or understanding of the capabilities of technology broke into Steve Jobs’s home in Palo Alto, CA, and took off with a bunch of iProducts as well as jewelry, the deceased man’s wallet, and other equipment. The premises were empty. The home was …

Home Automation

Arlo Smart Security Camera

There are plenty of connected camera options out there. But there's only one that's totally wire-free. The Arlo Smart Security Camera is a 100% …

Poynt's smart store terminal lets you pay any way you like

One of the many reasons you don't see widespread support for mobile payment tech like Apple Pay or Google Wallet is the hardware investment needed to make it all work. Why should a store spend thousands of dollars on machines that miss out on some features, or will be obsolete in a few years? …

'Doctor Who' will soon teach kids how to code

The BBC is tapping everyone's favorite time-traveling doctor to help get kids into coding. The broadcaster is launching <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i>, a <i>Doctor Who</i>-themed game that features a number of puzzles designed to instill the fundamentals of programming in players. It ties in with the BBC's …

Protect your privacy online with 70% off the VPN Unlimited Premium Plan

Whether you’re working, shopping or socializing online, your Web activity should always be private, secure and safe from hackers and identity thieves. With VPN Unlimited, you can count on total security online, across your devices, and with no compromise on speed or bandwidth.<p>VPN Unlimited lets you …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Digital Advertising

iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot

Faced with the choice of spending your afternoon mopping the floors, or doing just about anything else, nine times out of ten, you'll choose …

Chipolo Is Another Thing That Lets You Track Lost Items Using Your Smartphone

Slovenia has became a hotbed for hardware startups during the past year and the newest one to come out of this Southeast European country is Chipolo – a simple to use Bluetooth-based item finder for iPhone and Android.<p>Designed and developed by two startups, Geartronik and Nollie Apps, Chipolo is a …

60 Plus Innovation Tools for Today's Innovator

Almost everyone wants to be known as innovative, to be an innovator. Companies and individuals seek to demonstrate that they are capable of “out of …

Big Business Tactics Small Businesses Can Use

I’ve always adhered to the idea of making my business look bigger than it is. I’m not trying to misrepresent my company, but I know the resources …

Small Business

Rubbee Electric Drive For Bicycles Can Be Fitted In Seconds (video)

A new electric engine has been created called Rubbee which has been designed to transform any road bike into an electric powered bike in a matter of …

Why Support Tells You to Wait 10 Seconds Before Rebooting Your Router

We've all heard it before when troubleshooting a router: unplug your router, wait ten seconds, and plug it back in. More often than not, this fixes …

Tips for Effectively Working from Home

If you're considering working from home, it's important to find a healthy balance between getting your work done and having a healthy home life. …

Productivity

How-To: $5 Mobile Phone Projector

The folks at Photojojo just posted a neat low-tech tutorial on how to make a mobile phone projector using a shoebox, a paperclip, and a magnifying glass. MacGyver would be proud. They were able to find the magnifying glass at a dollar store for, well, a dollar (so they called it the $1 projector), …

Mobile

"Must Read" Small Business News This Past Week - Small Business Trends

In case you missed it, here is the “must read” small business news from the past week. Highlights include a new e-commerce tool from mobile payment …

The Economics of Higher Education, Part 1: Science Is Hard

(Photo: Martin Lopatka)<p>If you are the sort of person who worries that the U.S. is not producing enough college graduates with science degrees, it’s …

SHOP Exchange and Health Insurance Exchanges for Small Businesses

As health care reform mandates take effect in 2014, small employers with fewer than 50 full time employees face more changes than large and …

How to Create a Google Plus Page for Your Small Business

Just like Facebook and Twitter, Google+ offers you the opportunity to create a business page to promote your business, organization or a specific …

As The Lockitron Nears Shipping, Apigy Partners With Schlage And Details Building Gadgets On IOUs

Almost nine months after its crowdfunding success, the Lockitron is scheduled to ship on July 15th. As I learned through a chat with Apigy’s founder, it’s been a long road to this point as the young company overcame several obstacles including building $2.3 million in pre-orders without collecting …