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5 Secrets to Talking to the Media (And Not Sounding Like a Fool)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has often been quoted saying, “If I was down to my last dollar, I would spend it on PR.” He has a point.<p>Companies like Facebook, Google, Oracle, and Salesforce were all once unknown companies who put their …

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United To Launch Personal In-Flight Entertainment For iOS Devices Next Month

Starting next month, United will offer an in-flight personal entertainment system that will allow passengers to pick from 150 movies and about 200 TV shows through their laptop’s browser or United’s iOS app.<p>The airline announced the program in early February, but mentioned the program again in last …

How To Scan Business Cards With Evernote iPhone And Add To Your Contacts

You'll also receive paperless tips every two weeks via the very popular Paper Cuts. I value your privacy and your information is never shared with …

Public Speaking Tips: How to Capture and Hold People's Attention | Inc.com

In my mind, there are two kinds of attention: neck down, and neck up. Neck-up attention is when the listener has to make an effort to pay attention. Neck-down attention is when the listener is riveted to the speaker: she can't help but pay attention.<p>Please note that, in our language of English, …

Public Speaking

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means …

Liberty Global to help CoderDojo reach 2,000 kids in Europe

UPC’s parent company Liberty Global is to become the first corporate donor of the Cork-born CoderDojo movement, committing to support 60 new …

Workouts

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How Arduino Is Becoming The World’s Social Network For Hackers And Makers

By Natalia Rodriguez5 minute Read<p>No central website exists where makers–the folks in the DIY tech community–can gather around and show off what …

Arduino

9 Ways to Counteract Facebook’s Big Algorithm Change

Facebook’s ranking algorithm decides which posts get shown to each user in their News Feed. The algorithm has gone through some major changes in the …

Marketing

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Killer PowerPoint Presentation

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, speaking at influential industry trade shows and conferences positions your products and services center stage, exactly where you want your brand to be.<p>When done right, showcasing your brand in a dynamic presentation …

Public Speaking

Twitter said to be teaming with Stripe for in-tweet payments

Twitter could soon announce a partnership that would allow retailers to accept payment directly in tweets, according to a report by Recode.<p>Twitter may soon be a platform retailers use for more than just advertising and marketing. If a report published today is accurate, retailers may soon be able …

eCommerce

Scientists create 'micro-windmills' that could power your cellphone

Researchers at the University of Texas Arlington have developed tiny "micro-windmills" so small that ten of them can fit on one grain of rice. If you were to glue a hundred of them onto a cell phone case and hold it out the window, researcher J.C. Chiao says, you could potentially revive your dead …

Why We Need To Sleep In Total Darkness

The modern bedroom is full of lights, from glowing computer monitors and clock radios to any number of blinking and glimmering electronic devices. …

Sleep

Self-Repairing Concrete Could Be The Future Of Green Building

Soon, home builders may be growing their own insulation right in the walls of the home. And bricks could grow in a mold rather than bake in a kiln.<p>Manufacturing traditional construction products like bricks and insulation consumes a lot of resources. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says …

Five Of The Greatest 'One More Thing...' Moments From Steve Jobs And Apple

Everything is out on display, the latest crown jewels are no longer hidden, a big farewell wave… and then a twitch. A glint of evil. A smile. And Steve Jobs turns back to the crowd, a theatrical moment of forgetfulness has passed. “One more thing…” as the crowd goes wild.<p>But which five had the …

Tablets Set To Take Over The World

Tomorrow, Apple, Microsoft, and Nokia will introduce new tablets, and everyone will be watching. Well, not everyone, but everyone in Silicon Valley and kindred groves, vales, and alleys.<p>The heightened interest comes as major research firms indicate that tablets are likely to outsell PCs in two …

The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel

Why did it take so long to invent the wheelbarrow? Have we hit peak innovation? What our list reveals about imagination, optimism, and the nature of progress.<p><b>Jump straight to the list</b><p>Some questions you ask because you want the right answer. Others are valuable because no answer is right; the payoff …

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

A Look At Aereo: The Live Internet TV That's Scaring The Pants Off Broadcasters

Broadcasters like CBS and Fox are not happy about Aereo.<p>They've been suing the three-year-old startup, which is backed by billionaire media mogul Barry Diller, so far to no avail.<p>In the meantime, Aereo has expanded its service to more cities nationwide. It's available in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, …

Televisions

Meet Coin, a Card to Replace Every Swipeable Card in Your Wallet

Square Wallet. Google Wallet. PayPal. For many years, these mobile payment apps have been heralded as the successors to our overstuffed wallets and purses. Adoption of these services, however, have been slow. It’s driven one startup to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Coin, a physical card that …

Apple Buys Primesense For Radical Refresh Of Apple TV As Gaming Console

Why did Apple just buy Israeli 3D sensor market leader Primesense for $360 million? “Seems like too much money for Apple not to have something specific in mind,” opines Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. Indeed, the only reason I can think is that Apple is now planning to make gaming on the big screen …

Japanese corporation proposes huge lunar power station

Japanese architectural and engineering firm the Shimizu Corporation has announced its lunar solar power generation concept, dubbed the "Lunar Ring", …

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Want to know what’s in Google’s secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant’s success recipe.<p>Ever wonder what makes the Google the holy grail of productivity and creativity? There’s no magic in the drinking water at the Mountain View, CA company. The tech giant …

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