Jason Torres

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Closing My First Big Deal

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start a company with no brand name and not much of track record, it can be difficult to find a client willing to give you a chance, much less pay you full price for your product. Few will take a risk on a new company …

Entrepreneurship

Which 3 surprisingly hot global VC markets are getting even hotter? http://entm.ag/1nyU6Eq

The way they filmed this car chase scene is absolutely genius

Not everyone has Alfonso Cuarón's budget to build the car rig used in <i>Children of Men's</i> 4.1-minute long tracking car sequence, so when The Raid 2's …

The Raid

Cubse 7,5 Soundbytes review

Alex Arsov left Cubase some while ago for another. But in a chance encounter with Version 7.5, his old steady won him back. He tells us all about his …

Stanford University develops $90 iPhone accessory to replace ophthalmology kit costing tens of thousands

Researchers at Stanford University’s School of Medicine have developed two low-cost iPhone adapters that provide images of the eye that usually require specialist ophthalmology equipment costing tens of thousands of dollars. The university hopes that it will be useful both for primary care …

USB2Go Is A Smartphone-Powered Micro USB Dev Board For Building Android Connected Gadgets

Android developers wanting a quicker and easier way to hack around with hardware should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project — called USB2Go — which is aiming to repurpose the micro USB port of your smartphone as a portal for plugging in an ARM Cortex-M3 development board.<p>The board would …

A look inside Globalstar’s plan to build an exclusive nationwide Wi-Fi network

Most people who know Globalstar know it for its world phones. Its constellation of satellites whiz through their orbits just above the Earth’s …

Who Needs Kickstarter? Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days

When Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that of a …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

Social Media

How the web’s new landlords are making it easier than ever for anybody to build a website

In the new domain-name land rush, the temptation of alternatives that range from .guru, to .sexy may not be enough to get many to switch from the old reliable .com. But some companies have a plan to lure businesses to make the switch.<p>Last month, the first of what will eventually be hundreds of new …

Domain Names

The era of Facebook is an anomaly

danah boyd’s SXSW keynote is sold out. When it’s over, a dozen fans rush the stage.<p>These fans aren’t young groupies hoping to get a closer glimpse at their favorite rock star, but full-grown adults hoping to hear one more word from boyd. She’s one of the world’s sharpest authorities on how teens …

Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler To Talk Crowdfunding 2.0 At Disrupt NY

We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler will be joining us onstage at Disrupt NY 2014 when he will school us on crowdfunding and the state of the startup industry. Strickler co-founded Kickstarter in 2009 with Perry Chen and Charles Adler. Since then, the company has helped …

With A Voice Interface API For Any App, Wit.ai Wants To Be The Twilio For Natural Language

Last year, voice technology giant Nuance quietly acquired VirtuOz, a developer of virtual assistants for online sales, marketing and support — a “Siri for the enterprise” that counted the likes of PayPal and AT&T as customers. Now, Alexandre Lebrun, the founder and CEO of VirtuOz, has taken a dive …

Skin-Tight, Gravity-Mimicking Suit Gets Ready To Go To Space

Astronauts are supposed to wear the suit while inside spacecraft, to get a dose of gravity-like pressure while they're performing their daily tasks.<p>It's not just for the sexiness. (Although obvs it is very stylish and attractive, right??) This experimental space outfit's skintight design compresses …

Paris bans half of all cars from its roads — but electric vehicles are exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997.<p>The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even license plates today and tomorrow in an effort to reduce the output of polluting particles in the air following a run of warm, …

Now You Can Make Your Own Internet-Connected Gadgets, No Engineering Skills Required

The littleBits Cloud Module–debuted at TED–lets you create your very own objects that are part of the larger Internet of Things.<p>Why pay $250 for a Nest Wi-Fi-connected thermostat when you can build your own? It sounds complicated–the kind of thing that might require at least a little bit 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 …

Magic

#FoodieFriday: With their gas-bombs in hand, Kari, Tory, and Grant explore other creative ways to make popcorn without a microwave, here → http://bit.ly/12DMu2S

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

The Conjuring proves horror movies don't have to be heartless dreck

<i>The Conjuring</i>, out today, isn't just a strong contender for scariest movie of the year — it's also a surprisingly sweet, even dorky story about a …

Why Microsoft's Surface RT Failed

When Microsoft announced its Q4 2013 earnings Thursday, it included a jaw-dropping $900 million charge related to its Surface RT.<p>The charge comes …