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Forget The Hyperloop: Larry Page Wants Google To Build A Super-Efficient Airport The Rest Of The World Can Copy

Larry Page's ambitions are huge and grow bigger every day.<p>Already, he has Google working on self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, robots, aging, and drones. At Google, they call these efforts moonshots.<p>The latest problem Page wants to solve: inefficient airports.<p>In an excellent report, The …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Kanye West Halts Show Urging Fan in Wheelchair to Stand Up

Kanye West is used to getting his way, and when he doesn’t — well, you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.<p>“I decided I can’t do this song, I can’t do …

You Can Make More Friends in Two Months By Becoming Interested in Other People

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in …

Emoji: the first truly global language?

I sent one this morning. My pal texted to say that she was in that most invidious of contemporary social tangles: someone was offering her a Kate Bush spare but she had already committed herself elsewhere. Me, I was busy thinking about emoji. I didn't have time to deal with someone else's heartache …

Samsung mocks iPhone’s lack of waterproofing w/ Galaxy S5 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

With just about everyone in the tech industry getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS (including Apple’s own Tim Cook and Dr. Dre), Samsung decided it would also be an appropriate time to mock the iPhone and others in the process.<p>The latest video posted to Samsung’s …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Foursquare now tracks your location, even when you aren’t using it

The new Foursquare app has drawn some mixed reviews. Some consider it a Yelp challenger, aiming to provide you with food reviews more than a social …

Diplo's new remix turns the lights on Lorde's 'Tennis Court'

Globetrotting DJ/super-producer Diplo was one of the first big artists to give Lorde a co-sign, and judging by their social media presences, the two …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

A Scratch-Off Globe to Track Your Travels

Enabled by lotto-ticket technology.<p>With passport stamps approaching extinction thanks to biometric chips, consider this decidedly low-tech way to log your journeys: a scratch-off globe from the folks at Animi Causa. Assemble the flat-packed pieces to make a 3-D world map that's covered in gold …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Welcome to Leak: the anonymous messaging site that trolls will love

Leak, a website that allows its users to send anonymous emails straight to people's inboxes, has just launched to help folk be more honest with each other. But former anonymous author Dr Brooke Magnanti predicts it will only lead to more online abuse<p>Ever wished you could tell someone exactly what's …

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Marijuana Startup Leafly Takes Out Full-Page Ad In The New York Times

Hailed as the Yelp of weed, marijuana startup Leafly is running a full-age ad in the Sunday edition of <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>“Our advertisement in <i>The New York Times</i> is a responsible, mainstream message that elevates the conversation about cannabis in the U.S.,” Leafly CEO Brendan Kennedy said in a …

XBMC media center software rebrands as Kodi to free itself from its Xbox roots

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Pioneering media center software project XBMC is getting ready for a major brand refresh: Starting with the upcoming version …

The story behind the first Photoshop image

"Jennifer in Paradise" was the software's first color test picture<p>When John Knoll took a photo of his topless girlfriend on a secluded beach in 1987, he didn't expect the picture to be pored over and manipulated by thousands of people. But John's brother Thomas was working on the software that …

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have just hosted their very first ever annual Giphoscope Award, created to honour the very best of animated GIF …

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P2 vs. SxS - an Unfair Comparison by Adam Wilt

One of the advantages Sony has been touting for SxS is a lower cost per bit than you’d get with Panasonic’s P2 cards. At B&H, as of 11 December 2007, …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

AMC has already renewed Better Call Saul, pushed it to 2015

Excited for AMC’s <i>Breaking Bad</i> spinoff <i>Better Call Saul</i>? Well, you’re going to have to wait a little longer for it, as the network has pushed its debut …

The Ultimate Entrepreneur Movie?

If you skipped the movie “<i>Chef</i>” because someone told you it’s a Latino foodie movie, you were misled.<p>It’s a movie about being an entrepreneur, about becoming an entrepreneur (specifically about how some of us can get forced into entrepreneurship), how some of us get helped along the way, the …

The 10 best designs for the Moto 360 watch face

While Motorola prepares for the release of its Moto 360 smartwatch this summer, hundreds of designers have been battling it out in a contest to win one of the Android Wear-powered devices. A total of 1,300 entries have been submitted to a panel of judges in the competition, providing some stunning …

This Building Will Suck Up Smog Like It Was A Forest

The latest air-purifying building is brought to you by 9,000 square meters of photocatalytic concrete.<p>Buildings are capable of a lot more than simply covering our heads. They can collect enough rainwater to last a 100-day drought. They can run on algae. And some can also clean smog.<p>One of the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Steven Spielberg frenzy: Two films coming in 10-month span

Steven Spielbergtends to have a distinct pattern in his moviemaking--He’ll take a hiatus of as much as two years, then come back with a few movies in quick succession.<p>Early last decade he didn’t have a movie for a couple years when “The Terminal,” “War of the Worlds” and “Munich” all hit within 18 …